Tughlaqabad Fort is a wonderful example of pure Islamic
architecture. The site is specifically famous for history buffs, architecture
lovers, explorers, photographers, and people who are going on an excursion
trip. Established by Ghiyas-Uddin-tughlaq, the fort was built after the Tughlaq
empire conquered the Khilji emperor. The splendid fort and its beautiful Mughal
style architecture makes it a perfect place for photographers, who are on the
lookout for some spectacular shots. The entire structure was constructed in the
early 13th century. The walls of the fort stand at a height of 15
meters. Initially, it was a 52-gate building. Today, only 13 gates are intact.
Architects used slate, marble, and red sandstone for the
construction of the mausoleum. The palace held the grave of a common man Zafar
Khan (much before the construction of the site began). This grave could still
be spotted in the monument. The Tughlaq dynasty happened to be one of the most
powerful and controversial empires in India. The Tughlaqabad Fort is a great
way to get an insight into the Tughlaq dynasty and the Royal family. It houses
the burial chamber of the constructor of the fort namely Ghiyas-Uddin-tughlaq.
Additionally, is has the mausoleums of the ruler’s descendants and spouse.
A visit to this historical location in New Delhi is a must
for both local and international tourists. The place gives you a golden
opportunity to capture the thirteen magnificent gates. Get to the top of the
monument and enjoy the scenic view of the complex. The fort houses several
passageways, royal rooms, and public halls. Tourists are allowed to take a
stroll around these areas. You could also visit some nearby tourist attractions
once you are done exploring the architecture and history of the Tughlaq
dynasty. Popular places located close to the fort are Adilabad Fort and Asola
Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.