Walk through the ruins of Tughlaqabad Fort situated on the southern outskirts of the capital. The Site of the third Capital, located on the banks of a huge lake that was created as a result of the Runoff from Hauz-e-Shamsi. Discover two forts and a Mausoleum, a step well, a tunnel, climb a bastion and a viewing tower and visit the second oldest Marble dome surviving in Delhi and several other ruins. Take this walk back in time and relive the stories of the mighty sultans!
Sohail Hashmi, has been conducting heritage walks for the last 12 years, is a writer, heritage enthusiast, documentary filmmaker and a true Dilliwala.
Historian, activist, academician and film-maker Sohail Hashmi was about fourteen when he discovered his love for the city's heritage as he ran away from school to visit the Tughlaqabad Fort for a day. He has since been exploring the city and has been conducting heritage walks for children and adults since 2000 and is a leading authority on Delhi’s history and is specifically known for his Delhi Heritage Walks for children and adults. The walks try to give a holistic view of the site or area being visited, foregrounding the connections between building techniques, materials used and the architectural outcome.
Meeting point: Ticket Counter of Tughlaqabad Fort. About a kilometer from Batra Hospital on the Mehrauli Badarpur Road
Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Be fully clad for protection from brambles, carry an umbrella for the sun, keep a bottle of water, no food to be carried on the walk
Extra costs: Extra costs: Carry some cash for Tea or cold drinks after or between walking from the fort to the mausoleum. Entry tickets to be paid by the participants.