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Tughlaqabad Fort

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Tughlaqabad Fort is situated in Delhi, India. It was built between 1321 to 1325. Ghias-ud-din Tughlaq (Ghazi Malik) had constructed this fort. He was the slave who served Sultan Mubarak Khilji. He drove away Sultan Mubarak and built his own city and fort. This city was named as Tughlaqabad.

 

What to see in Tughlaqabad Fort :

Mausoleum of Ghiyas Ud-Din Tughlug: This mausoleum is supported by 27 arches. It has artificial lake. This was made up of single domed square tomb. Walls of fortification made up of granite. Arch borders made up of marble can be seen here. Inside the mausoleum visitors can see three graves. Graves belongs to Ghiyath al-Din Tughlug and his wife and son.  After passing an old Pipal tree, Ghiyath al-Din Tughlug’s tomb was made up of sand stone.

Architecture: Architecture of the city is unique. Earlier, City consists of 52 gates but now visitors can see 13 only. City consists of 7 rainwater tanks. City is divided into 3 parts namely Palace area consists of Royal Residences; Bijai Mandal consists of several halls, wider city area with houses which was built between the gates.

 

What to see around Tughlaqabad Fort:

Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 10kms away from this fort.

Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 10kms away from this fort.

Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. It is located 16kms away from this fort.

Rashtrapati Bhawan:  Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. It is located 17kms away from this fort.

Lodi Gardens: This is the best place for natural lovers. Lodi Gardens Attractions are  Sheesh Gumbad, Bara Gumbad and Masjid, Sikandar Lodi’s Tomb, Mohammad Shah’s Tomb. It is located 15kms away from this fort.

Akshardham Temple: It is a Hindu temple complex. Akshardham Attractions are Musical Fountain, Theatre, Sahajanand Pradarshan, Boat Ride, Gardens of India, Narayan Sarovar, Neelakanth Abhishek, Premvati Ahargruh, AARSH Centre. It is located 16kms away from this fort.

 

Getting to Tughlaqabad Fort:  This place is well connected with Road ways. Before visiting this place visitors have to visit Delhi. Delhi is well connected with road ways. Both Government and private buses are available to reach this place. Delhi is connected with best railways and airways. There are 3 main bus stands in Delhi. They are Anand Vihar Bus terminus, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus and Interstate Bus Terminus. 3 important railway stations are Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, Old Delhi Railway station, New Delhi Railways station.

 

Getting around Tughlaqabad Fort: Taxis and buses are available to visit the places around Tughlaqabad Fort.

 

Best time to visit Tughlaqabad Fort:  This fort welcomes the visitors throughout the year.

 

Where to stay in Tughlaqabad Fort:  Accommodations are not available at this fort complex. Plenty of accommodations are available at Delhi.

 

Where to eat in Tughlaqabad Fort: Eateries are not available at this place. Plenty of restaurants are available at Delhi.

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