Lal Kot Fort
It is also termed as the "First city of Delhi". Lal Kot was built by the Tomar ruler, king Anangpal. It was built as his citadel around 1050 A.D
Qila Lal Kot
Delhi's Red Fort, or Lal Qila, is not only an iconic structure but is synonymous with the city. However, much before the Lal Qila, there was another Red Fort in Delhi called Lal Kot, which was built by Anangpal Tomar in the eighth century. It is the original Red Fort of Delhi.
The ruins of Lal Kot say a lot about the past of Delhi.
The Lal Kot was the first defensive construction of its time, erected by Anangpal I, the Tomar ruler in, AD 731. It has been built in oblong shape, and spreads over a circumference of 2.25 km.
The Walls Of Qila Rai Pithora
The Qila Rai Pithora was constructed in the 12th century by Rajput ruler Prithviraj Chauhan. The first was constructed after the Chauhan Rajputs took over Delhi from the Tomar Rajputs.
Qila Rai Pithora - The First City of Delhi
The complex of the Qila Lal Pithora also includes the Lal Kot, which had been built in the 8th century by Tomar ruler Anang Pal I. Throughout the 12th and 13th century, it was from this fort that the Tomars, Chauhans and the Slave Dynasty ruled Delhi. Apart from the fort the complex also contains a statue of Prithvi Raj Chauhan .Presently, there is not much left of the fort and remains of the crumbling fort walls can be seen scattered through various parts of South Delhi.
Qila Rai Pithora is one of these forgotten beauties from the past
Built by the greatest Chauhan ruler Prithviraj Chauhan III, this landmark is also known as the first Red Fort of Delhi and one of the seven ancient cities of Delhi
Quila Rai Pithora : The First City Of Delhi (12th Century}
Recorded history puts the first among the 7 cities of Delhi, Qila Rai Pithora in the reign of Prithviraj Chauhan, whose ancestors captured Delhi from Tomar Rajputs in the 10th century.
Prithviraj symbolises India’s resistance against Muslim invaders, and is credited with building a complex of twenty seven temples, at the site of Qutab Minar and Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.
He ruled Delhi from this 6.5 kilometre-long fort until his defeat and death in the Second Battle of Tarain in 1192 AD, ceding control to the Mamluk/Slave dynasty.