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Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Tughlaqabad, Delhi 110044, India
+91-11-23365358 +91-11-24618026
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The Tughlaqabad Fort stands more as a stronghold than an architectural enterprise. The tomb of Ghiyasuddin built in 1325, lies just opposite to the main gate of the fort. It is built with red sandstone and marble and is enclosed with high walls enclosing into the structure in the form of a pentagon. The structure is characteristic of Khalji architecture owing to arch-openings on three sides and its general colour scheme. The “Tudor” arch and “Tartar” dome with several beam and arch openings throughout the structure's interiors are some of the noticeable features of the monument. 

It has an artificial reservoir and is connected to what once was the city of Tughlaqabad by a causeway, which is now interspersed with the Qutub-Badarpur Road. There is a small fortress called Adilabad on the southern side of Tughlaqabad that shares the main characteristics of the rest of the monuments' construction. The city portion of Tughlaqabad, however, lies in ruins today.

There are many legends about Tughlaqabad demise. Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq’s dream project was so important to him that he stopped his workers from working on the Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya’s step well. The two curses of this Sufi saint are said to be the reason behind Tughlaq’s misfortunes.  One of the curses related to the fort was, "Ya rahe usar, ya basé Gujjar” meaning ''either it remains silent or only herdsmen live here'', which remains true till date. After the completion of this fort, Tughlaq’s successors ran from one place to another with people, leaving Tughlaqabad to rot in silence. Another curse, "Hunuz Dilli dur ast" meaning 'Delhi is still far away' explains the death of Tughlaq as his own son plotted his death when he was out of Delhi.

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Mahesh Kumar
Mahesh Kumar
Treat to watch such forts
Jun 27 2014
Unfortunately they don't let you go inside the parliament building. You are limited to taking pictures from the outside. It seems well maintained and the area also seems pretty safe as there are many police and military personnel guarding the place ...... read more