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Tughlaqabad, beyond the cursed fort

Tughlaqabad, beyond the cursed fort

 Quick Info
Tughlaqabad Fort,​
Mehrauli Badarpur (MB) Road,
Tughlaqabad, Delhi
Meeting Time 3/1/2015 10:15:00 AM
Meeting Point Tughlaqabad Ticket Counter
Nearest Metro Tughlaqabad
(4.2 Km.)
 Charges None
 Type Heritage Photowalk
 Speaker Vikramjit Singh Rooprai
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Mar 1

Tughlaqabad, beyond the cursed fort Tughlaqabad Fort
When: 10:30 AM

3/1/2015 10:30:00 AM 3/1/2015 1:30:00 PM 68 Tughlaqabad, beyond the cursed fort We all know the story of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya cursing the Tughlaqabad city. But is there more to it, than 'Ya rahe ujjar ya basse gujjar'. Join us this Sunday in the Heritage Walk to find out. Tughlaqabad Fort Youth for Heritage Foundation false DD/MM/YYYY

About the Event

When General Ghazi Malik told his master, that a bigger fort on nearby hill can protect city better, he was mocked by his Khilji master. But fate enabled Malik to install himself as the emperor of 'Hind-o-Stan' and construct the magnificent fort of Tughlaqabad. The fort was soon cursed by Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya (r.a.). But is the statement 'Ya rahe Ujjar, Ya base Gujjar' the only side of story. Join us in this walk to understand the events, that were taking place back in 14th century, when an Emperor, in his tiny reign of 5 years, conquered the length and breadth of South Asia and built this magnificent fort. We will also discuss, how the Khilji Dynasty ended, after Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya cursed the last Khilji emperor.

Places inside Tughlaqabad Complex

We shall be visiting the following sites during the walk:
  • 2 Gates of Tughlaqabad, discussing how the Gates were designed to prevent enemies
  • Bijai Mandal of Tughlaqabad (The Citadel within the Fort)
  • Hammam
  • Mughal Cantonment, Mosque & township
  • Baoli
  • Storage Bunkers
  • Dar-ul-Aman Island (The Burial site of Zafar Khan and Ghazi Malik)
  • Prison
Adjoining structures include Adilabad Fort, Sluice Dam and Nai ka Kot. Given the limited time, we will not be able to explore them, but we will definitely discuss about their architecture and history.

About the Speaker

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is a Heritage Lover, who started exploring monuments and history of Delhi few years back. During his journey, he kept digging forgotten stories and started sharing surfacing them.

How to Reach

Tughlaqabad is on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road. It's 4.2 Kms away from Tughlaqabad Metro Station on Badarpur Flyover. People coming from Faridabad can take the Karni Singh Shooting Range road, which leads to Ticket Counter of Tughlaqabad Fort.

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