Alai Minar

Tower in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

In the 14th century, Sultan Ala-ud-din made additions to the Qutb Minar complex, which included an ambitious plan to erect a second tower of victory, twice as high as Qutb Minar. Construction got as far as the first level before the sultan died; none of his successors saw fit to bankroll this extravagant piece of showboating. The 27m-high plinth can be seen just north of the Qutb Minar.