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Tughlaqabad Fort Historical Facts and Pictures

Circumferncing 6 km area in Delhi, on the Meharuli Badarpur Road, the ruined Tughlaqabad Fort embodies the image of lost grandeur. It was built in 1321 by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, formerly known as Ghazi Malik, also the founder of Tughlaq dynasty. The fort was part of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq’s plan when he established the capital at Tughlaqabad.

Tughlaqabad Fort Images

Tughlaqabad Fort Images

Tughlaqabad Fort Entrance

Tughlaqabad Fort Entrance

Tughlaqabad Fort Entrance

After driving away the Khalji rulers in 1327, Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq assumed the throne of Delhi and immediately started the construction of his dream project. He wanted to build an impenetrable yet beautiful fort to insulate the Mongol marauders.

Tughlaqabad Fort Photos

Tughlaqabad Fort Photos

Tughlaqabad Fort Pictures

Tughlaqabad Fort Pictures

However, the extreme enthusiasm of the Tughlaq ruler caused a conflict with the Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya. To complete the construction of his fabled city, Ghiyas-ud Din Tughlaq ordered all the laborers in Delhi to work in his fort and thus angered the Sufi Saint as the construction of his baoli (well) was stopped. This incident brought about a curse upon his kingdom which caused the collapse of his powerful edifice.

Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort

Architecture and Style

The fort displays magnificent stone fortifications. Built in red sandstone alleviated with marble, the fort displays strong sense of military art through its high slopping rubble filled walls and battlemented parapets on the top. The entire fort is divided into three parts—the city area, comprised of houses, the citadel, and the adjacent palace area comprising the royal residences.

Inside of Tughlaqabad Fort

Inside of Tughlaqabad Fort

Several halls, a long secret passage and a tower named Bijai- Mandal are also included within the citadel.

Secret Passage Inside the Tughlaqabad Fort

Secret Passage Inside the Tughlaqabad Fort

There is a mausoleum, constructed with a single domed-square tomb and is situated on the southern outpost of the fortification across the main entrance. The mausoleum comprises three tombs – of Ghiyas-ud Din, his wife and his son Muhammad Tughlaq.

Tughlaqabad Fort Castle Inside

Tughlaqabad Fort Castle Inside

Tughlaqabad Fort Inside

Tughlaqabad Fort Inside

Tughlaqabad Fort Underground Inside

Tughlaqabad Fort Underground Inside

Tughlaqabad Fort Arches

Tughlaqabad Fort Arches

Tughlaqabad Fort Inside Images

Tughlaqabad Fort Inside Images

Tughlaqabad Fort Inside Pictures

Tughlaqabad Fort Inside Pictures

Built by the ruler himself, the art of the tomb complies with the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. On the southeast side of the fort, the remains of the Fortress of Adilabad are located, which was built later by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq’s successor, Muhammad- bin Tughlaq.

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2 Responses to Tughlaqabad Fort Historical Facts and Pictures

  1. rahul says:

    nyc info. thanks

  2. Sanjay Kumar Singh says:

    Very nice

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Meharuli Badarpur Road, Delhi, India

Fortification

6 km
1321
Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
1327