Quietly nestled on a mountain, the fort is nearly 7 km long on the Qutab-Badarpur Road. With almost 15 metres high walls, the fort is octagonal shaped and separated into three parts. In the first section, visitors will encounter the eastern portion of the fort which consists of a resplendent citadel during its heyday– rectangular in shape and surrounded by bastions. Soaring walls separate the enclosure from its other sectors. The ancient palaces are believed to be located in the westernmost section of the fort while a massive reservoir occupies the southern quarter of the structure. Connected to Ghiyas-ud-Din's tomb via a land bridge, the reservoir is created through the bunds built between the hills and consists of seven rainwater cisterns. The tomb itself is also a highlight when exploring the fort as the red sandstone mausoleum contains beautifully detailed marble borders and inscribed plates. The tomb is crowned by a dome resting on a drum which also contains marble panels as a covering. The Bijai-Mandal Tower is located in the heart of the fort in addition to a number of halls and a lengthy underground corridor. The everlasting elegance of its expansive stone fortifications and parapets with battlements is still unparalleled. Having had nearly 52 gates in the past, only 13 are visible today.
Tughlaqabad, New Delhi, Delhi 110044
Monsoon : Maximum: 29 °C, Minimum: 21 °C.
Summer : Maximum: 45 °C, Minimum: 25 °C
Winter : Maximum: 22°C, Minimum: 5 °C
Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)
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