Lal Kot & Qila Rai Pithora: The Tomer Rajputs are believed to have settled in the Suraj-Kund area and shifted later about 10 kms west where Anangpal raised the citadel of Lal-Kot, the original red fort of Delhi. It is now only survived by ruins and some scattered walls throughout Mehrauli. the walls are about 900 years old and can be seen beyond Jamali Kamali mosque.
7. Qila Rai Pithora: This fort is visible from South Delhi, especially Saket and Mehrauli. Remains of this fort from the 12th century lie in scatters across the region around Qutub complex. Better known as Lal Kot by some, this fort was the first red stone fort built in Delhi. Hence, the name! A major part of this fort has been left in ruins. But, it still reflects the glorious past. It has seven gates worth being photographed. A flight of earthen and stone steps leads upwards where one can get a complete view of the Qila. Its gateway and round bastion is of much significance.