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Lal Kot

Lal Kot

 Quick Info
Yogmaya Temple,​
Sanjay Van,
Mehrauli, Delhi
Meeting Time 11/29/2015 7:40:00 AM
Meeting Point SDM Parking/Yogmaya Temple Entrance
Nearest Metro Saket Metro Station
(2.2 Km.)
 Charges None
 Type Heritage Photowalk
 Speaker Vikramjit Singh Rooprai
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Nov 29

Lal Kot Yogmaya Temple
When: 08:00 AM

11/29/2015 8:00:00 AM 11/29/2015 12:00:00 PM 68 Lal Kot Lal Kot is the oldest surviving of the 10 forts of Delhi. This Sunday, join us as we walk on this 3.5 Km long walk discussing history, covering Yogmaya Temple, Anangtal, Lal Kot and Bhool Bhulaiyya. Yogmaya Temple Youth for Heritage Foundation false DD/MM/YYYY

About the Event

Lal Kot was built in 11th century and was a great fort-palace of an irregular, oblong shape and 2.25 Kms in circumfrence. The ramparts were 28-30 feet thick and 60 feet high from the bottom of the ditch. Some large bastions of 60-100 feet in diameter and some smaller in size (45 feet) diameter interspersed the fort wall at irregular but strategic positions. Walls were about 15 feet thick. It seems that there were four gateways, out of which, the western one was called 'Ranjit Gate'. Later muslim historians started calling it 'Ghazni Gate'. The wall of this fort still exists, though not in the same majestic manner. It is said that outside Ghazni Gate, was the largest slave market of Asia

Monuments to cover:

  • Mughal era Tomb (now Library)
  • Yogmaya Temple
  • Lal Kot
  • Anangtal
  • Dargah Ashiq Allah
  • Eidgah
  • Adham Khan's Tomb
After the walk, depending on energy left in participants, we can walk up to the Zafar Mahal.

About the Speaker

Vikramjit is a Heritage Activist, who try to bring out the hidden aspects of our heritage. He is the founder of Youth for Heritage Foundation and Delhi Heritage Photography Club.

How to Reach

By Car: Reach Qutub Minar and take the road along Qutb Minar wall towards the village (from Dhabas/restaurants). Keep driving for 700 meters along the wall of Qutub Minar, until you reach behind the complex. You should start seeing a huge Tomb (Adham Khan's Tomb aka Bhool Bhulaiyya) on right. 100 meters before that, is the office of Sub-Registrar and Gateway to Yogmaya Temple. Park in the parking opposite this Gateway, and wait outside parking for everyone to assemble.

By Metro/Bus: If coming by Metro, get down at Saket Station. Take an auto/bus and come to Mehrauli Bus Terminal. If on auto, you can get down 100 meters before the terminal at Yogmaya Temple Entrance.
Mehrauli Bus Terminal is opposite Adham Khan's Tomb and marks beginning of Mehrauli Village.


Lal Kot is a tough walk. IT requires lot of climbing up and down. Please keep the following in mind:

  • People with knee or back problem will find it difficult to complete this walk.
  • Small children should also be avoided as we will be walking on dilapidated Fort Wall with no guard-rail on the edge.
  • Please wear comfortable dress and walking shoes. Full length dress should be preferred to save your skin from overgrown vegetation
  • Carry a water bottle and necessary snacks. We'll be deep in jungle with no access to water/food
  • DON'T BE LATE - This is most important. In case you are late, you will not be able to catch us deep in jungle. Besides, your phones might not work properly when we get inside Sanjay Van

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