Once a symbolic of the might of the Tughlaq dynasty, Tughluqabad Fort was built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. It is spread over a vast area of 6.5 km. Today it is surrounded by a residential-commercial area but that has not spoilt its charm and majestic appeal. Enjoy the monumental beauty with your friends and family.
The Tughlaqabad Fort is almost in ruins today but still convey a sense of lost grandeur. Ramparts, battlements, and the mammoth stonework of this fort in itself speak about the skills of the workers associated with it. It served the dual purpose of a defensive structure as well as the imperial capital of the Tughlaq dynasty.
The Tughlaqabad fort was constructed in a short period of time, within four years from 1321-25. Built of enormous blocks of stone and walls 10 m thick, this fort holds the beauty of royal era. Resembling the mix of Indo-Islamic architecture, The Tughlaqabad fort has Ghiyathu'd-Din's tomb placed across the main entrance on the south. Bearing the main feature of any Khalji architecture, it comes with a 'spear-head' fringe on the underside of its arched openings on three sides and its colour-scheme.
The best time to enjoy the view from this fort is either sunrise or sunset. The closest metro station is Tughlaqabad (Violet Line) but travellers can also get into buses plying on Mehrauli Badarpur road. Parking facility is available at the entrance to the fort. There isno entry fee required for children upto the age of fifteen.
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