This four-tiered circular tower with three balconies has similar features to Qutb Minar in Delhi. One can imagine that Muslim conquerors coming to Deccan from Delhi may have been conscious of the monument in Delhi and built this tower next to Jama Masjid. The lowest part of the minar is a square construction with arch-shaped openings, and mihrab-like niches inside. It may have functioned as a small mosque. In one corner of the construction, there is a Persian inscription. The base of the Chand Minar was built in the Tugluq period, whereas the central part is assumed to have been built by Ala ad-Din Hasan in 1346, to commemorate the conquer of Daulatabad. The lower part of the minar, a small mosque-like construction, is said to have been added in 1445. (Matsuo Ara)

 There is an inscription that suggests that building was completed in 1435, under the reign of Ala ad-Din of the Baihmani Dynasty. The height of the tower is 30.48 metres. (Naoko Fukami)