Lal Mahal

From the narrow lanes of Delhi’s impoverished Nizamuddin Basti area, it’s almost impossible to see the ”Lal Mahal”, or the Red Palace, which is one of India’s earliest Islamic royal dwellings. In many cities, endowed with a lesser bounty of historic buildings, the Lal Mahal may have become a tourist draw. It was constructed in the mid-13th century of red sandstone by one of Delhi’s first sultans, a slave dynasty of Turkic origin that brought Islam to the region.

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