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Lal Kot Delhi

Delhi Tourism - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:46:00 AM

Delhi’s famous as the first Red Fort of Delhi; Lal Kot in Delhi was built by the Tomar ruler, king Anangpal. It was built as his citadel around 1050 A.D. The rubble-built walls of the ramparts of Lal Kot can be seen by taking Badarpur-Qutb road, Delhi-Qutb road or Mehrauli-Qutb road. Lal Kot in Delhi brought the focus and attention back to Delhi that had been deserted for over a thousand years after the Pandavas left Indraprastha, the first city of Delhi.

History: Travelers will finds that there is one of the most famous gates were known as Ghazni, Sohan and Ranjit gates. The recent excavations revealed ruins of several structures within the Lal Kot area but still no palaces have been found. It is considered that the temple area of the citadel was the part where Qutab Minar and other monuments lie today. The strong stone-built walls of the ramparts are 2.5 to 3 meters thick. Besides this 'brick revetment' built over them, the walls had imposing 'local quartzite blocks' and semi circular bastions at irregular intervals. Delhi remained musing and silent for a long time. Much water was to flow down the Yamuna before it was settled as a city again. It happened in what the historians call the ‘early medieval’ period of India – about the 11-12th century AD when the much travelled Rajputs were floating restlessly around looking for a home, before finally finding shelter in the Rajputana area.

The city had a number of imposing gateways and bastions. According to Timur, Qila Rai Pithora had 13 gates. The great traveler, Ibn-Battuta, mentions that Badaun Gate, one of the remaining gates, was the main entrance of the city. The other existing gates of the city are Hauz-Rani and Barka gates. The boundary walls are well lit up in the evening and it looks very beautiful when one views the ramparts through the camera arrangement placed atop the Qutab Minar.

Location: The ruins of the citadel of Lal Kot can be seen along the Badarpur-Qutab road, Delhi-Qutab road or Mehrauli-Qutab road

Special Feature of Lal Kot:
it is the first Red Fort of Delhi

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located in south Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro rail.

Famous as: The first Red Fort of Delhi

Time to Visit: Open on all days from sunrise to sunset

Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest International Airport:
Indira Gandhi International Airport

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