A water tank, resembling a Roman amphitheatre, Suraj Kund is believed to have been constructed by the Tomar king, Surajpal, whose existence is based on the bardic tradition. The Tomaras originally settled in the region of the Aravalli Hills, south of Delhi and are then believed to have moved to the Surajkund area.
The remarkable Hindu monument, undoubtedly dates back to the pre- Islamic period (10 cent. A.D.) of temples and sun worship, much before the mosques and tombs of Delhi were built. The shape of Surajkund resembles the rising sun, curving eastward. It consists of a semi-circular stepped stone embankment, to impound rain water from the hills. Its bed is about 130 meters in diameter. Though in ruins, the original grandeur of this vast reservoir, where royal hunting parties rested, can be very well imagined. The dancing peacocks on the bank of the Kund and in the forest like surroundings provide a fascinating sight. It is believed that a Sun Temple existed here. Some ruins are still in evidence. Certain carved stones were recently retrieved from the reservoir, while some are found re-used in later constructions.