Delhi’s 3rd city: fort of Tughlaqabad was planned as the ultimate challenge to marauding Mongol invaders from Central Asia who periodically swooped upon Delhi to loot and plunder during the 13th & 14th centuries CE.
The most strongly built fort-city in Delhi, built in a mere two years, was designed to be self-sufficient and strong enough to withstand long enemy seizes. But fate played its hand and in a short period of 4 years transformed it to an ‘abandoned’ fort!
Why? It is said the mammoth fort carries the burden of a very intriguing 'curse'. But whose powerful curse was it? What had the Sultan (King) done to earn the wrath which laid his grand plans to waste?!! Why did the Sultan make this fort in almost an Egyptian-Pyramid style? What was the actual reason for abandoning the fort?
Ramit, is co-founder & chief-explorer of DelhiByFoot , a team of passionate Delhi-lovers, a ‘pacca Dilliwalla’ who loves to gorge on all that Delhi has to offer! Passionate about three things - people, history & food, Delhi amply rewards his explorations in all these three aspects! Alongwith his teammates, Ramit has been sharing stories of this ancient city with educational institutions, corporates & individuals since past 12 years.
Meeting point : Tughlaqabad Fort Ticket Counter, Intersection of Mehrauli-Badarpur Road
Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes, wear comfortable clothes.Mosquito repellant creams/patches.Our city is choking on plastic waste, we wish to avoid adding further to the city’s woes, hence please carry drinking water in your own bottles..Children must carry some snacks for their own consumption since food availability is low in the area.
Extra Costs : No