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History of Lal Kot

"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity""- Cicero

The majestic fortress, Lal Kot or Red Fort is reminiscent of the glorious Rajput reign during 1050 AD, when a Rajput king named King Anangpal reallocated his capital from Suraj Kund to this area of Delhi. It was done due to some official rationale.

Although the citadel is now at its ruins with only a few intact structural details, still it stands in the test of time and reminds us of the architectural expertise of the Rajputs during that time.

The wall have now been damaged and transformed into debris, but the original structure has not yet collapsed. The shape of the fortress is oblong and it consists of huge towers and numerous gates.

Some of the renowned gates were the Ghazni, Sohan, and also Ranjit Gates. Recent quarry has exposed several configurations beneath the Lal Kot, but no palaces have yet been found.

The wall of the Lal Kot is 2.5-3 meters thick and they are on the verge of their ruins. According to some, King Anangpal built the fort in the year 731AD, and it was renovated in 11th century.

Tomar Rajputs were the builders, no doubt, who brought back the attention to Delhi, which was deserted by the Pandavas, who went to Indraprastha (their Capital).

At present Lal Kot has become the southwestern base of Qila Rai Pithora that had been constructed by the great hero Chauhan Prithviraja III. offers you the advantage of an online booking for a tour to the Lal Kot area of Delhi.