Quila Rai Pithora: A Spectacle Left Behind By The Rajput

Built sometime during the 12th century this construction also goes by the name Rai Pithora’s Fort. Located very close to the iconic Qutub Minar, this fort was built by the great Prithviraj Chauhan when the Chauhan Rajputs were taking over the city of Delhi.


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Once known as Garh Rai Pithora, the fort was used extensively during battles of the era. During 1160 the Chauhans were taking over Delhi from the Tomars, along with the fort city of Lal Kot. After capturing the province, Pritiviraj Chauhan expanded the already existent Lal Kot and renamed it the Quila Rai Pithora. The expansion increased the fort’s area, where the Lal Kot served as the Citadel. During the invasion of the Afghans in 1191, the fort went through extensive damage. Especially during the First and Second Battle of Tarain.

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