Kotla Firoz Shah Fort

Built by one of the Sultans of Delhi, the Firoz Shah Kotla fort has a unique presence of three varied structures, the Ashokan pillar, Jami Masjid (Mosque) and a Baoli (step well) besides a vast garden area. The 13.1 metres high pillar made of polished sandstone which belonged to the Mauryan empire was brought from Ambala and installed on a three-tiered arcaded pavilion near the mosque. Jami Masjid is one of the most popular, ancient and the largest thriving mosques in India. Prayers are held till today regularly. Based on the Tughluq architecture, the mosque is built on a series of basement cells constructed of quartzite stone and covered with lime stone. It is surrounded by a large courtyard with walkways and a Prayer Hall. Jama Masjid can be entered on the northern side and it is connected to the Ashokan Pillars by a raised path. Built as a summer retreat for the members of the royal family, the step well is situated at the centre of a large garden. The baoli or the step well is formed here as an underground complex of stairways, corridors, tunnels and rooms over two storeys. The large underground canal brings water into the well.

About Kotla Firoz Shah Fort

Built by one of the Sultans of Delhi, the Firoz Shah Kotla fort has a unique presence of three varied structures, the Ashokan pillar, Jami Masjid (Mosque) and a Baoli (step well) besides a vast garden area. The 13.1 metres high pillar made of polished sandstone which belonged to the Mauryan empire was brought from Ambala and installed on a three-tiered arcaded pavilion near the mosque. Jami Masjid is one of the most popular, ancient and the largest thriving mosques in India. Prayers are held till today regularly. Based on the Tughluq architecture, the mosque is built on a series of basement cells constructed of quartzite stone and covered with lime stone. It is surrounded by a large courtyard with walkways and a Prayer Hall. Jama Masjid can be entered on the northern side and it is connected to the Ashokan Pillars by a raised path. Built as a summer retreat for the members of the royal family, the step well is situated at the centre of a large garden. The baoli or the step well is formed here as an underground complex of stairways, corridors, tunnels and rooms over two storeys. The large underground canal brings water into the well.

Outstanding Universal Value

Feroz Shah Tughlaq established the fortified city of Firuzabad in 1354 as the new capital of the Delhi Sultanate. He ruled Delhi from 1351 to 1384 and built the Feroz Shah Kotla fort in 1354. The fort has a 3rd Century BC Ashokan Pillar which was first erected by King Ashoka between 273 and 236 BC in Topra Kalan, Yamunanagar district and it was left there later by one of the Mauryan emperors. Feroz Shah got it transported from Ambala in 14th century covered in the cotton silk. The Baoli here served as a summer retreat for the Royalties.

Monument Information

Address

Balmiki Basti, Vikram Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110002

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :New Delhi Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Shaheed Park Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 32 °C, Minimum: 29 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 45 °C, Minimum: 20 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 20°C, Minimum: 7 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season(October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Toilets
  • Parking Space
  • Drinking Water

Accommodation near the monument

  • Central Government Officers' Guest House, HUDCO Place, Central Government Touring Officers' Hostel, Kidwai Nagar, Central Government Touring Officers' Hostel, Curzon Road, Kasturba Gandhi Marg Central Government Touring Officers' Hostel, Lodhi Colony,
  • Central Government Touring Officers' Hostel, Curzon Road, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
  • Central Government Touring Officers' Hostel, Commonwealth Games Village

Contact Details

  • Dr. N.K Pathak
  • Phone: 011-24654832
  • E-mail: circledel.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax