Tughlaqabad Fort
Tughlaqabad Fort
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eesha r
New Delhi, India1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
amazing fort and very big too! One can see many imposing ruins inside the fort and it looks creepy too because its vast and isolated areas. Plus the fort is said to be cursed by a local sufi saint too...so guys get some adrenaline and visit this lesser known fort
Written January 30, 2024
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Tarique S
New Delhi, India581 contributions
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Nov 2018 • Family
Situated on the outskirt of New Delhi, this amazingly beautiful ruins of 13th century has a lot to offer. Apart from being an amazing fort, it also offers great opportunity for photoshoot. The ruins of Tughlaqabad is bifurcated by Mehrauli Badarpur Road. On one side is the Mausoleum Of Ghiyaz ud din Tughlaq, while the on the other side is the ruins of actual fort. From atop this fort you can view Delhi. Neglected heritage. Need more of attention and proper care. There is an entry fees which is minimal. Parking is free. Not much of shop nearby. Carry water bottle & wear comfortable shoes
Written January 18, 2019
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Ritwick S
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India229 contributions
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Dec 2014 • Family
There are two parts of this fort. If you are coming from Qutub Minar side, on the right hand side, you will find the fortified tomb of Ghyiasuddin Tughlaq and on the left side, you will find the ruins of Tughlaqabad Fort.
The tomb of Ghyiasuddin Tughlaq is maintained by ASI and you can see that its maintained beautifully. This tomb is the only fortified tomb complete with its own cupolas and bastions. The tomb itself is pretty simple with no major engravings or architecture. The tomb is enclosed in a pentagonal shaped wall and is situated on a hillock. Other than the tomb of Ghyiasuddin Tughlaq and his wife and son, there is another tomb of his general and an open air Madrasa. The place has its own granary, which was used to store food in case there was a siege.
Across the road, you can see the ruins of Tughlaqabad. This was the second city to be built by the Muslim invaders and within a few decades of its construction, it was deserted and soon turned into ruins. The ruins are spread widely, around 7 km area, and you can walk through the entire area.
Facility wise this place does not have a toilet. There is one public toilet across the road for use.
Overall this place should not take more than two hours, unless you are an historian who would want to look at each ruin. One quick visit is good enough. Maybe thats the reason, we did not see too many tourists on a Saturday.
Written December 29, 2014
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OnieOne
Somerset, UK148 contributions
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Sep 2014 • Friends
Tughlaqabad Fort – Mehrauli/Badapur Road

Date of visit – 17 September 2014

Entrance fee – Rs100 for foreign tourists, Rs5 for Indian citizens or people with PAN cards

Tughlaqabad is the third city of the 7 cities of Delhi, constructed around 1321 covering and area of about 7kms. The site is huge and unfortunately the very busy and potentially dangerous to cross Mehrauli/Badapur road runs through it. On one side of the road is Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq’s Tomb and on the other, Tughlaqabad Fort which is massive. There is also the smaller Adilabad Fort.

The site is really interesting, there is much to explore and offers a real incite in to how this city functioned. When you are exploring the Tomb make sure you find the tomb of Ghiyasuddin’s favourite dog.

The site is well maintained and mostly free of rubbish. Apart from the guards the place is deserted so I would not advise going on your own if you are a women. I am reliably informed that the guards will follow visitors and then ask for money. I believe you can pay for a guide although I was in an organised group so I did not test this.

There are no washroom facilities. Take water and on a sunny day, wear a hat or take a sunshade as the site does not offer much shade.

Definitely worth a visit, wear sturdy shoes and allow about 2 hours to make the most of this historical site.
Written October 24, 2014
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Venkytalks
New Delhi, India33 contributions
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This is a massive and very impressive fortress. Unfortunately, it is a place where you are likely to run into robbers - so visit as part of a big group and dont stray
Written December 12, 2012
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Nandskrish
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
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The underground granaries could lead a person easily to death. No proper markings. the grounds inside the fort is being used as cricket ground. Althoug the efforts are on to revive the fort there needs lot to be done. The plaque in the front talks refers to a date when Tughlaqs were not even in power
Written January 7, 2012
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Pete S
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Mar 2019 • Friends
Our Uber driver used navigation and had some trouble finding the place (though on a map it doesn't look too hard). Parenthetically, the Uber drivers in Delhi seem committed to their navigation systems, regardless of how irrational the directions are. I was traveling with a local friend who was puzzled more than once by the route. Back to the Fort - this is an old fort in various state of ruin. I find such things gorgeous and the pics on Trip Advisor are accurate to give you a sense. You can explore a little on your own, but when we were there security tended to accompany us. At first we thought they just wanted tips but after a few gave the same message it was clear their intentions were honest. A large portion of the grounds is open to a forest adjacent to a very poor village (no barriers between the grounds and the village). Security said that there have been instances of thieves coming out of the forest and robbing tourists at knifepoint and disappearing back into the forest. Security stayed with us the whole time. Never once felt unsafe and got to see much of what I wanted. But it was not quite the free exploration that I hoped for. It is a fantastic site and would be really fun to look around randomly. Some very high points from which to look over all of Delhi.
Written March 24, 2019
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johnandlucia
Birmingham, UK135 contributions
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Jan 2019 • Couples
This fort is a very good place to visit in Delhi. It is no where near as crowded as many of the other attractions, but has plenty to see especially if you like to explore a little. This is a partly ruined fort but you can climb on the ruins, walk around the walls, explore the partly underground tunnels and see the very well preserved tomb. It is great with kids (7+ I would say) as they can roam around, climb on things and do some exploring.

You can easily spend an hour or so here and it is not as polluted being on the edge of town, and it feels more open than most of Delhi.
Written March 21, 2019
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Danielle H
New Delhi, India153 contributions
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Feb 2019 • Friends
The 3rd city of Delhi. Hard to find any concrete information on the history of this fort. Lots of talk tales and legends. Built in the 1300’s and cursed to be forever uninhabited, it was meant to protect the people from invasion and could withstand a siege for years. Nothing much left to see but the great walls, an unfinished well, and a serious of mysterious underground passages ways.
Written February 12, 2019
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ShrutiAmbavat
Mumbai, India41 contributions
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Aug 2017 • Family
The fort was built by Ghiyath al-Din Tughlaq in 1321. It is a huge area spread across a stretch of 6.5 km. I went by Uber hence do not know the route for public transport. Nonetheless, it is pretty well-known in Faridabad area and is one of the very few spots you can visit in that area. The mausoleum which is on the other side of road from the ruins is in much better condition and you will see people taking an afternoon siesta there or playing cards. It has the grave of Tughlaq and his wife and son. Entry fee is mere INR15 for Indian nationals and INR100 for foreign nationals (could have increased in 2017).
I went there on a solo trip and hence had to later look up its history on the Internet. Not much has been written about the history of the beautiful and vast ruins at the location.
It is true that a part of the ruins are cordoned off due to criminal offenses and the guard at the main gate shall inform you about it if he sees you going in that direction. Apart from that, I didn't face any problem. But is it recommended to go in day time as the place shuts in the evening at 5 pm.
I would definitely suggest visiting this place because I personally love the history that every ruin speaks of and this place evokes volumes of past richness of the Tughlaq Dynasty.
Written September 6, 2017
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