Anang Tal lake declared monument of national importance

Source: The post is based on the article Anang Tal lake declared monument of national importancepublished in Indian Express on 25th August 2022.

What is the News?

The Anang Tal lake has been declared a Monument of National Importance through a gazette notification by the Ministry of Culture.

What is Anang Tal Lake?

It is located in South Delhi. The lake is situated to the north of Jog Maya temple and approximately 500 metres to the northwest of Qutub Complex.

The lake is claimed to have been built by a Tomar King, Anangpal II in 1060 AD.

The lake is said to have been a place of a general resort, but now it is dried up and used for cultivation.

It is also said Alauddin Khalji, in 1296-1316 AD, utilised the water of this tank when he built (Qutub) minar and extended the Qutub-ul-Islam mosque.

Who was Anangpal II?
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