Alai Darwaza is the main entrance (and the only surviving one) to the Quwwat-ul Islam mosque inside the Qutb Minar complex. It was built by the Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji in 1311 CE. The Darwaza was constructed using red sandstone and white marble, inlaid with black marble and blueschist—all richly carved in low relief.
This photograph is part of our digital exhibition, Delhi Most Iconic curated by Rana Safvi.
TitleAlai Darwaza, Qutb Complex, Delhi
PeriodLate 19th century
DimensionsH: 22.4 cm X W: 27.7 cm