Historical Significance

The 1920’s publication called, “The monuments of Delhi- Lasting splendour of Grat Mughals and Others”, by Maulvi Zafar Hassan, reads thus about The Lal Mahal:
Lal Mahal (Red Palace)
Located 50 yards SE of No.182
Should be protected
The Lal Mahal is said to be the Kushaki Lal built by Ghiyasuddin Balban before he ascended the throne. The whole structure, which is raised on a Chabutra, is much dilapidated and at present in occupation by villagers. It is constructed of red sandstone and consists of a central domed apartment, with dalans forming a verandah on all four sides. The latter have red sandstone pillars very simply ornamented and lintels supporting a flat roof of the same material over which occur chattris on the east west and south, the northern chattri having disappeared. Some 25 feet to the north-west of the dome on the same chabutra is a double storeyed chattri which was connected originally with the palace.


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