Ala-ud-din-Khilji, the first Khilji Sultan of India wanted Ala-i-Minar to be twice as high as Qutab Minar. Set on a plinth, it rises 87 feet above the ground but was intended to reach 500 feet - twice as high as Qutub Minar.
But the construction was abandoned soon after the first story(24.5m) was built after Sultan's death.
When to go
How to reach
Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located in south Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.