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Lal Kot

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The ruins of Lal Kot bastion can be observed from the Badarpur Qutab Road, still now. The Lal Kot is one of the oldest forts in Delhi that dates back to 1050 AD.

It is nearly at the brink of destruction but still manages to plunk erect on Central Delhi, reminding us of the antediluvian times when King Anangpal shifted his capital from his original land Suraj Kund to Delhi.

Actually the Tomar Rajputs were bound to shift their capital due to some official reasons. The original Lal Kot has a lozenge structure with colossal looms and mammoth entrances; there were several of them with defensive structures.

The most renowned of the entrances is known as Ghazni, Sohan and Ranjit. Recent quarry has not yet been able to ascertain any palace beneath the tower. It is assumed that the Lal Kot is a part of the series that lie in the same row as the Qutab Minar and the other monuments.

The destroyed stone walls are still 2.5-3 meters wide. The fortifications are impregnated with neighboring quartzite blocks and partly circular fortresses at habitual hiatus. offers you the advantage of an online booking for a tour to the Lal Kot area of Delhi.