"The hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer" Emerson
The great hero, King Anangpal, indeed displayed courage and sensibility when he shifted his capital from Suraj Kund to Delhi. This was indeed a strategic move of his and he also constructed a citadel, Lal Kot, to inaugurate his return here; because for a long time Delhi had restrained from being the capital for a few centuries before his eyes finally fell over it. The main places of attraction near Lal Kot are:
Qutab Minar: Qutab Minar was established during the lifetime of Quatb-ud-din Aibak. He was the first ruler of the Slave Dynasty. His son-in-law Iltutmish actually completed the remaining three storey of the citadel that stands today.
Alai Darwaza: It is a splendid entrance that has been constructed by Alauddin Khilji, with superb marble decor inside the main building that reflects the remarkable talent and craftsmanship of the Mughals.
Quwwatul-Islam Mosque: It is the splendid creation of the Mughals in India and their excellent architectural skill and talent. Quatb-ud-din Aibak erected the mosque and it is now in a dilapidated situation.
Iron Pillar: The highest level of precision in the field of craft attained by the ancient Indians is noticeable in the Iron Pillar at Delhi. The material used was so pure that up till date the pillar has been able to resist corrosion.
Alai Minar: It is the victory tower that Alauddin wished to build, but was unsuccessful because still the construction of the tower is incomplete. It is the entrance to the Imam Zamin tomb.
Imam Zamin's Tomb: Imam Zamin was a prophet, who came from Turkestan, and settled in Delhi. He built his own tomb which is a very miniature sandstone construction that has its an octagonal pedestal.
Tomb of Iltutmish: It seems that the Muslims like to build their own tombs, so Iltutmish, the great king of the Slave Dynasty also constructed his own grave. But the fact that Iltutmish refrained from using the resources acquired from obliteration of temples makes him singular.
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