A statue of Prithviraj Chauhan in Qila Rai Pithora.

Qila Rai Pithora – Delhi, a fort that was ruled by many dynasties but it is famous for the Tomars and Chauhans, and the significant part of this fort is Prithviraj Chauhan.

Prithiviraj Chauhan a name that doesn’t need any explanation, the last Hindu ruler to rule on the Delhi sultanate. The only king after Raja Dashrath who knows “Shabd Bhedi Baan Vidya”. A great king, a true lover, and a great warrior who won countless wars in his period.  

Delhi Sultanate was one of the important parts of the county for which every ruler had a dream to capture it.  So did the Chauhan dynasty.

Vigraharaja IV, the Chauhan prince of Sakambhari, captured Delhi from the Tomars in the latter half of the twelfth century and his grandson Prithiviraja III, popularly known by Rai Pithora, extended the Lal Kot at its southwestern base, is known as Qila Rai Pithora and is the first of the so-called seven cities of Delhi, Qutbu’d- Din Aibak captured it in A.D. 1192 and made it it’s capital.

My visit to Qila Rai Pithora – Delhi

From my childhood till now I am a big fan of Samrat Prithiviraj Chauhan, there was always a curiosity to know more about Prithiviraj. So, first when I visited Delhi 5 yrs. Ago, I asked many people including residents of Delhi where is his fort? And they don’t have any answers. It was a little sad but it’s okay. It is approximately 1000 years from now since his birth and his ruling and I was quite sure that I am not going to find anything here because the whole of Delhi is praying for Mughals. So, how can a Hindu ruler survive here?

But later I found myself wrong, some research helped me to find the place, and then it gave me the motivation to visit the place.

One unsuccessful attempt to visit the fort

It was 5 in the morning and we three brothers were on run. It was approximately 4.5 km till Sanjay Van, but when we reached there, we saw a board of Qila Lal Kot and then I remembered “Ohh!! Somewhere near, there is the fort of Prithviraj Chauhan” so we started looking for it. We opened our google map but it misleads us to some other part of the fort actually, the fort is quite big and mostly covered with forest. And we had to take an auto for our way back home.

But the next day we run 5.5 km approximately to find the accurate location of the fort and we finally made it to the fort, I am providing here the link of the vlog.

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