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Visit Tughlaqabad fort

Located near the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, the Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in New Delhi that stretches across 6.5 kms to the nearby Tughlaqabad residential-commercial area.

Located near the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, the Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in New Delhi that stretches across 6.5 kms to the nearby Tughlaqabad residential-commercial area. It was built in the year 1321 by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, who was the founder of the Tughlaq dynasty and established the fifth historic city of Delhi.

The massive fortification still holds the remarkable city walls rising from 10 and 15 meters high, circular bastions of up to two storeys height, parapets and 13 gates out of 52 gates. The fort is now mostly occupied by modern settlement, especially in the vicinity of its lakes. Nonetheless the Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq's Tomb is a well preserved mausoleum that is connected to the fort by an elevated causeway.

It is believed that during the tenure of Ghias-ud-din, the Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya cursed the royal emperor which still reverberates throughout the pages of Indian history and the ruins of the Tughlaqabad Fort. In the later years, Mohammad Bin Tughlak, the son of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq, built his new township and named it Jahanpanah that was located between Mehrauli and Siri.

The Tughlaq dynasty developed their own unique style of architecture and some of the remarkable works are the Tughlakabad Fort, Bari Manzil between Kalu Sarai and Begampur village, Khirkee Mosque and Chirag-i-Dilli's Dargah situated on Malviya Nagar-Kalkaji Road at village Chirag.

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Timing

All days of the week 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

History Buffs,Wanderers

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

Rs 5 per person Indians Rs 100 per person Foreigners

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Heritage
  • Altitude

    239 m
  • STD Code

    011
  • Best Season

    February - April, August – November
  • State/Code

    /110xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi