Tughlaqabad Fort


Tughlaqabad Fort

The Tughlaqabad Fort came into existence sort of a lost fairytale of a bygone era additionally called the 'Cursed Fort' settled on the Mehrauli-Badarpur road in South Old Delhi and also reachable from Khanpur in Delhi. It is a tale of a slave named Ghazi Malik, who served ruler national leader Khilji of the Khilji dynasty and instructed that the ruler ought to build a huge defense on the southern region of Old Delhi atop a hill and also the ruler jokingly commented that Ghazi will build one once he becomes the ruler and destiny smiled upon this slave. The Sultan's own words came true and Ghazi drove away the complete Khilji sept from Old Delhi. He conquered over the town because of the new Emperor and re-christened himself as Ghiyaas-Ud-Din Tughlaq. He named this town as Tughlaqabad and began to style his dream fort that may not solely be lovely and majestic however additionally impregnable by enemies. In 1321, the development of Tughlaqabad Fort commenced and was chop-chop completed inside four years.
The reason for the passing reign of the Tughlaq sept was believed to flow from to Saint Nizamuddin Auliya's curse. It is aforementioned that the Tughlaq ruler got thus engrossed within the speedy construction of his fort that he tutored all the staff, artisans and laborers to dedicate all their time on completing this fort. This but, deadlocked the work of Saint Auliya's 'Baoli' or 'Well' and he confronted the ruler together with his concern. Instead, the ruler paid no heed to his needs and also the Saint cursed the ruler by uttering 'Ya Rahey Usar, Ya Basey Gujjar' which suggests 'May the fort stay unoccupied or could the herdsmen occupy it' and another curse explicit  'Hunuz Dilli Dur Est' which suggests 'Delhi continues to be way away' and therefore that's what precisely happened, in 1324, the ruler was getting back from geographic area once a winning campaign and on the method met his son, Muhammed Bin Tughlaq in Uttar Pradesh in Kara. The ruler camped there together with his son and in a very tragic incident lost his life. It is believed that his son, the blue blood ordered for the roof or Shamiana to collapse the ruler crushing him to death creating it seem like AN accident. Since, the death of the ruler, the Fort remained unoccupied and was finally abandoned in 1327.

How to Reach

By Road is the best way to reach Tughlakabad fort and it is only 21 km from Airport so book a cab from there for a 2 hr outing.

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