Lal Kot/Quila Rai Pithora of Delhi (Old Fort) Delhi

Lal Kot/Quila Rai Pithora of Delhi (Old Fort)

“The first ‘Red Fort’ of Delhi”

Lal Kot or Quila Rai Pithora is famous as the first Red Fort of Delhi. It was built by the Tomar ruler, king Anangpal as his citadel around 731 A.D.

Lal Kot is a walled bastion or military garrison located in South Delhi. It was the first Delhi fort to be constructed of red stone. It has been built in oblong shape, and spreads over a circumference of 2.25 km. The fort, also known as Qila-I-Rai Pithora, has seven gates in total. The most famous of them are Ghazni, Sohan Fateh and Ranjit, which have also been listed as heritage monuments by the INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage).

Presently, the fort is falling apart but even in its ruined state it displays the glory of the ancient times. One must visit the fort to get a glimpse of the city’s historical majesty.

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

Open: All Days

Entry Fee: Free

Photography: Free

location

Mode of Travel:
Lal Kot/Quila Rai Pithora of Delhi (Old Fort)
Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Near by Metro
1.3km
Bata Chowk
2.5km
Neelam Chowk Ajronda

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