Tughluqabad Fort, New Delhi

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An attraction for the lovers of history and nature-enthusiasts, Tughluqabad Fort provides insight into the history of the third city of Delhi. See the stronghold with the remnants of the walls on desolate hills, stretching for over 6 km (3.7 mi). Built in 1321 by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the fort presented a massive stone fortification with sloping walls, parapets, and circular bastions. See the architectural style of Khalji still presenting itself from the ruins and the Ghiyathu'd-Din's tomb. Climb the fort and enjoy the sight from the walls. Stay alert for the monkeys. Make Tughluqabad Fort a centerpiece of your New Delhi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our New Delhi trip tool .
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  • The place is like a destructed monument but well maintained in terms of security and cleanliness. We were in a group of around 25+ and enjoyed a lot of homemade food with brought and some workout on t...  more »
  • Sunday morning dot at 7am we were at the entrance of the Tughlakabad fort. Eaily accessible on a main road by car, bike and even public transport such as Delhi Metro and public transport bus, one has ...  more »
  • If you love forts, you will love this one - even in its ruinous state. Very well engineered, built on an elevated hill - just as classical. You would also find that there were layers of fortifications...  more »
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  • A must place to visit when coming to Delhi. Although the place is not that very much maintained, but you can have a good idea of what the thought process of Emperor of that era had. This fort was constructed to accommodate the complete city of Delhi with a periphery of 6.4 km. The massive wall, the lookout towers and the Boundary wall is something to see for. Carry water and snacks as nothing is available nearby. Bit of climbing large steps is required and no provision for wheelchair access.
  • What an experience! This is a hidden gem in Delhi. The ruins are so fun to explore, and there's next to no supervision so you can go wherever you please. There is a small entry fee for foreigners of Rs. 200, and Rs. 15 for Indians. There is a very neat (but smelling of guano) underground walkway, and also a hidden stepwell. My only complaints are 1. The monkeys, which you should stay far away from, and 2. The groups of boys that prowl the site. I would not recommend coming alone here as a female.
  • Wonderful place to visit with friends and family on holiday or any free day. The entrance of fort is very near to main road with adequate parking facility. Go there in loose outfits and proper shoes because I went there in my sandal and tore as the terrain is not plain but rocky. Entry fees is ₹15 each. But one thing to say is that there is no water snacks facility and also no toilets so better go with bag full of water. You would definitely enjoy the scenes from the fort.
  • Easily reachable as it falls on the main road. Still has very less visitor instead of its great historical significance. Most part of the fort is in ruinous state still most part of the forts can be easily identified. The best time to visit is in the morning.
  • Well maintained but few tourists despite historic importance. Lots of unruly local visitors with little respect for history frequent the place, and throng vantage places. From high positions, a very vast expanse is visible. A good visit as across road are several important and better maintained tombs
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