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Tughlaqabad fort

Introduction: A ruined fort Located nearby Tughlaqabad industrial area and Asola Wildlife sanctuary, covers area more than 6 km. This monument speaks about the Tughlaqabad Fort of the city Tughlaqabad and the Delhi Sultanate period. Situated just opposite to the main gate of the fort a very simple structure which is the tomb of Ghiyasuddin which was built in 1325 as a warrior’s tomb. Fort was built with red sandstone and marble and having high walls 12-17 metres high. There are two graves one belongs to his wife Makh Dumai Jaan and other might be of his son. A small grave is also there which could be Sultan’s dearest dog at the entrance of the corridor. One can see beautiful latticework with white marble,  impressive ceilings and screens carved with crossed strips. There are a number of monuments within the fort area.

History: Fort was built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate  in 1321. The city of Tughluqabad was also founded by him. The Tughlaqs were great builders and Tughlaqabad Fort is one of their major architectural examples. This fort is the only Tughlaq monument in which red sandstone and marble is used. Motive behind the construction was the protection form Mughal attackers. The fort connected with the road which today known as the GT Road. The city is used to have 52 gates of which only 13 remain today. The city Tughlaqabad housed seven rainwater tanks. Once this fort was a symbol of the Tughlaq dynasty however, today is in extreme ruins.

Entry Fee:US 2$ for foreigners and RS.100 For Indians and free entry to children upto 15 years.

Timing: 6:00am to 6:00pm

Photography: Still free

Nearest Metro Station: Tughlaqabad

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