Architecture of Khilji’s

  • Alai Darw aza: It was built by Allaudin Khilji by enlarging the Quwwat-ul-­Islam Mosque’s enclosures of colonnades and providing them two gateways.
  • In buildings constructed by Khilji, the true arch in the form of a pointed horseshoe, broad dome, recessed arches under the squinch, perforated windows, inscriptional bands and use of red sandstone relieved by marble are features characteristic of Khilji architecture.
Alai Darwaza

Fig: Alai Darwaza, Delhi

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