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Tughlakabad Fort

Tughlakabad Fort

Tughlakabad fort is a symbolisation to the might of the Tughlaq dynasty in 1321, which was later abandoned in 1327. The fort built by Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq is supported on a rocky hill at the Qutab-Badarpur Road. This big fort is spread over an area of 6.5 km and is famous for its design, decorations and constructions.

The whole beauty of this architecture shape this place a favoured tourist destination of Delhi. As per history, political threat forced Tughlaq to build this fort in a considerably short span of time. An elevated platform got selected for its construction, generally for defense purposes. The fort was empowered with large bulwarks and bastions, mainly to check the Mongol attacks.

The dimension of bulwarks alters from 15 to 30 meters from its base itself. The thickness of the walls befalls as a defining feature of the fort that ranges from 15-20 feet to even 35 feet in some places.

The fort gets divided into the three parts. the first part comprises of city area with houses. The second one is a bastion with a tower and the third one comes as the adjoining palace area with imperial residences. The best fascinations to this fort are the Mausoleum of Ghiyath al-Din and Quila Kuhna Masjid that made from white marble and bright red sandstone with an architectural grandeur.

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Another spectacular attraction in this fort appears as light and the sound show in Hindi and English, that presents the honour of 5,000 years of India's history. The timing of this show falls from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Monuments brings to Delhi a flip-book to Indian History to read.



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