Lal Kot, The First City of Delhi

 

Lal Kot, which literally means red fort, was the first city to be established in Delhi. This fort was built by the Tomar Rajputs in the 10th and 11th century. Today, we can see the ramparts of this citadel in Mehrauli, which is close to the Qutb Minar complex.This walk covers the fort walls and some monuments built later in the Mehrauli village. During the walk, we get to see glimpses of continuous habitation in this area, dating from the 10th-11th centuries to the present day.

Aradhana Sinha holds a degree in graduation and post graduation in History from Hindu College, Delhi University. She worked for The Times of India as a reporter cum sub-editor. Later, she joined APCA, a multi- media company where she did research for a serial about the history of India, which was telecast on Doordarshan. She has been conducting heritage walks for INTACH since the last 10 years.

INTACH  Delhi Chapter started in 1984 and has been involved in a variety of programmes and activities that have helped promote the cause of INTACH and heritage conservation.One of the important mandates of INTACH is to make the citizens aware of the importance of their cultural and historical environment and help them to develop a harmonious relationship with it.

Meeting Point: The Qutub Tiffin,

Tips: Carry a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.

Extra Costs: Nil

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