Firoz Shah Tughlaq Tomb

Firoz Shah Tughlaq Tomb, New Delhi

Firoz Shah Tughlaq Tomb
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Neighborhood: Mehrauli/Qutub Minar
Home to the most beautiful step wells in the country, Jamali Kamali Mosque and a 200 acre park with facets of heritage peeping at you from every nook and cranny, Mehrauli is one of those treasure houses where the stories of the past can go on for years. Visitors need a whole day at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park to truly enjoy the opulent 1000-year old legacy of this neighbourhood. A great spot for picnics, this giant heritage park with Qutub Minar in the backdrop, has become a popular cricket playground among the local youngsters. Mehrauli has a number of artistic gems that have been converted into stunning art galleries & rooftop restaurants popular for a grand view of the Qutub Minar and large part of South Delhi.
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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,931 contributions
Part of the historic city of Siri
Dec 2019
The tomb, a square chamber, is made of local quartzite rubble with a surface plaster finish that sparkled in white colour when completed. The door, pillars and lintels were made of grey quartzites while red sandstone was used for carvings of the battlements. The door way depicts a blend of Indian and Islamic architecture.
Written April 9, 2020
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Shruti anni
New Delhi, India8 contributions
a day in tughlaq tomb
Dec 2019
So, i often go to places solo and this place is one of those places. It is a beautiful place and you will have a sense of power when you will walk on the boundary wall. It is a good place to have a date or family picnic. So, yeah do go.
Written February 20, 2020
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rohanpillai1
Raleigh, NC408 contributions
Forgotten in history
Mar 2019 • Friends
Located inside a fort a little outside of Delhi. The tomb of such a historic man who ruled Delhi 700 years ago is now of little significance today. Still worth visiting once to have a look at the architecture.
Written March 4, 2019
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YatriForever
Chennai (Madras), India4,172 contributions
Just a tomb..
May 2018 • Friends
There's nothing much to see or observe in this run down structure, the tumb is just one among the many dotting the National Capital. It's a complete waste of time to make an exclusive trip to see this tomb. Not a recommended activity.
Written July 13, 2018
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Sahil D
New Delhi, India150 contributions
place visit
Jun 2018 • Friends
This place is one of the historic place in a new delhi known as Firoz shah tughlaqwhich is situated in balmiki basti , vikram nagar . It is a very vast place . as there is beautiful and maintained garden all around . There are 3-4 buildings which is very beautiful . The design in the wall is very attractive . This place is best for photography . The best thing is there is peace all around . its one of the historic place of our time . I also heard a lot of rumours about this place like it is haunted by the jins who ruled here many centuries ago . The special thing is Firoz shah kotla was a fortress built by sultan firoz shah tughlaq to house his version of delhi city called firozabad . i would definitely suggest you to try this place once .
Written June 7, 2018
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Kumar S
New Delhi, India421 contributions
Foroz Shah Tuqhlaq Tomb
Jan 2018 • Solo
Foroz Shah Tuqhlaq Tomb is located nearby the Hauz Khas village. Though it’s mostly in ruins now but still a good place for visiting.
Written February 28, 2018
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Chinnam_Raju
East Godavari District, India63 contributions
Historic Place worth visiting
Jan 2018 • Friends
It's interesting that feroz shah built his own tomb and you will find the place to be amusing as it's in ruins and it's a nice place to sit back and relax watching the lake on the other side..This place attracts lots of couples and a great for photography as well.. I would recommend that you visit in the evening time ..There are hoardings describing the place ..It's educational as well .. If you're too late to visit this place , no need to worry cuz there are pubs nearby from where you can have a nice view of this place.
Written February 7, 2018
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Madhulika L
Noida, India3,436 contributions
A very historic tomb and madarsa
Dec 2017 • Solo
Most of the people who visit the highly popular Hau Khas Village with its many restaurants and pubs and bars and boutiques and have some time to kill end up at least peeking in at the medieval monuments surrounding the small lake here. Most people, too, refer to these buildings as the ‘fort’, totally unaware of what it really is.

The lake is the actual ‘Hauz Khas’, the ‘royal tank’, which was excavated at the orders of the Sultan Alauddin Khalji during the early 14th century. Back then, this was known (after Alauddin) as the Hauz-e-Alai, and it acted as a water reservoir, filled up by rainwater, for the people of Alauddin’s city of Siri. Over the decades that followed, the reservoir silted up, until—in the 1350s—the Sultan Firuz Shah Tughlaq (who is known for having carried out several renovation projects across Delhi, including at the Qutb Minar) commissioned the desilting and restoration of the hauz. At the same time, he decided to build a great madarsa (a school of higher education) on its banks, as well as his own tomb.

The madarsa of Firuz Shah Tughlaq stands spreading on two shores of the hauz, which lies below them. You enter the main gate (entry is free, and the monuments are open from sunrise to sunset) and you can immediately see several domed structures scattered across the lawns on your left. These are an assorted lot of buildings: some are the tombs of old masters who used to teach at the madarsa; others are outdoor classrooms or assembly halls. Some are both: classrooms that functioned above the grave of a long-dead master.

On the right, below a vertical incline, is the lake or hauz. A flight of stairs leads down from here but is usually not accessible. More stairs go down to the lake from other parts of the madarsa; most of these are also inaccessible (I did not try descending this time when I visited, though if all the staircases are closed off, the way to get down to the lake is by walking through the DDA Park next door).

The uppermost rooms of the madarsa are what used to be the classrooms, where subjects such as mathematics, astronomy, literature, Islamic law and jurisprudence were taught. This madarsa was among the best of its period, attracting scholars from as far away as Baghdad.

The rooms on the floors below were the living quarters of the students. The lawns around have been described as having been full of trees laden with fruit, and with flowerbeds below, during the heyday of the madarsa. On the corner where one wing of the madarsa meets the other is a domed building which is the tomb of Firuz Shah Tughlaq himself. Even if the door (made of a rough ‘jaali’ or filigree screen) into the tomb chamber appears shut, give it a try—I did and found that it was really open. This is worth going into, because the domed ceiling is beautifully decorated with deep red stripes, a large medallion in the centre and incised plaster at the corners.

Some notes you should keep in mind: one, unless you like crowds, don’t visit on a weekend, especially not after about 10 AM, because this place gets inundated with college students, families and young lovers (including those with photographers, looking for perfect photo ops for pre-wedding albums). If you want to go down to the lake, or even step down from the topmost storey to the lower one, make sure you’re wearing suitable footwear—the steps are worn and broken in places, and there are no railings.
Written January 1, 2018
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268yusufn
New Delhi, India493 contributions
Firoz Shah Tughlaq Tomb
Apr 2017 • Friends
This tomb is located inside Hauz khan Village Park. The park is quiet nice surrounded by nice lake and cafes.
Written July 27, 2017
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Im O
261 contributions
History line
Mar 2016 • Family
Here Firoz shah tuglaq buried and in remember of him this sturture made...place is ruin by nature cause but some still remained mesmerise the era if Delhi saltant
Written February 26, 2017
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