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- The best kept secret of Delhi's history and greenery. The ruins of majestic structures and the ruins of Arrival hills , these man-made ad natural wonders amazes you when you go there. take a guide along as the forest is deep and ruins are too manyWritten 13 August 2023
- In 1320 CE, the first of the Tughlaq Sultans, Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq commissioned the building of a new fort that would be the seat of administration for him. Tughlaqabad, named after him, took four years to build, not a long time, actually, given that it’s so large: the reason being that the Tughlaqs were not especially keen on the sort of ornate decoration seen in (say) the Red Fort or Purana Qila.
Tughlaqabad was occupied only briefly, and then abandoned, which is why it is now almost completely in ruins. There are some half-collapsed bastions to be seen, as well as occasional arches, but most of the buildings are now gone. From the main gate, if you turn right, you can walk past a three-arched mosque that was once the private mosque for the royal family; and a market place, appearing today as a tunnel pierced here and there by overhead inlets. Beyond is a high bastion to which you can climb for a fine view across the nearby areas, as well as a view of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq’s white-domed tomb, across the road.
If you go left from the main gate, you walk past a façade of arched walls, to the baoli (step-well) beyond, still in good condition.
Because Tughlaqabad is in ruins, it’s also quite wild. There are lots of monkeys, of course (carry a stick, to be on the safe side), and we even saw a neelgai. Plus, lots of birds and butterflies.
Tickets are Rs 20 for Indians (if you’re paying digitally; Rs 25 if you pay cash), Rs 250 (digitally, and 300 if cash) for foreigners. Children below 15 years of age can enter free of charge.Written 1 October 2023
- The grand fort of the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort Delhi is very unusual because of its number of peculiarities. You can visit amazing sites like Baoli, gardens, and monuments like Masjid around the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort.Written 6 February 2020
- It's an unfinished minar but a much wider scale and circumference than qutub minar. Only one floor was completed. One can only guess by looking at it, how big it would have been. It's a massive stone structure.Written 24 January 2021
- It is one of beautiful architecture which you will really love to see once. It's a small historical place but it's architecture is amazing. but unfortunately it is the neglected one. t is tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana (17 December 1556 – 1627), also known as Rahim was a poet who lived during the rule of Mughal emperor Akbar.Written 31 May 2018
- We happened to have lunch at Hauz Khas Social restaurant from where we saw a nice lake and ruins of old monuments. That's how we discovered this historical site. The complex consists of tombs and other monuments built by rulers of the Delhi Sultanate in the 13th/14th centuries. It is a vast complex and very well laid out where one can spend quality time looking at the remains of the monuments built during the Khilji and Tughlaq dynasties. Overall, a beautiful and enjoyable experience that attracts a lot of visitors, including foreigners.Written 12 November 2022
- A good land mark and a very historical place,it was building by the mughal emperor akbar sah but completed by bshadur sah zafar, its architectural is greatWritten 28 December 2019
- Satpula was an excellent water storage system and reservoir build during Mughal era. The dam still stands, though is in dire need of conservation.Written 26 May 2018
- Well maintained, clean place,l in almost centre of Dwarka.
Not very big.
Good place to visit for about 30 mins.
More so as such places are rare in west Delhi (although abundant in Central and south delhi).Written 4 October 2021
- Interior of Alai Darwaza, resembling Timber ornamentation, Qutb complex.
Alai Darwaza - A small sandstone structure in the Qutub Complex.
What: The Alai Darwaza
info: The Alai Darwaza is a magnificent gateway built by Ala-ud-din Khilji of the Delhi Sultanate,
having exquisite inlaid marble decorations and latticed stone screens.
It highlights the remarkable artisanship of Turkish and local artisans who worked on it.
The Alai Darwaza was an important part of the project undertaken by Ala-ud-din Khilji in his quest to decorate the Qutab complex. .
More: The Alai Darwaza is a perfect specimen of architecture belonging to the period of the Delhi Sultanate. It was built in 1311, by Ala-ud-din-Khilji, of the Khilji dynasty (which ruled the Delhi Sultanate from AD 1290 to AD 1316). The Alai Darwaza was a part of Ala-ud-din-Khilji’s extension of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. It was one of the four grand gateways; the other three could not be completed because of the death of Ala-ud-din in AD 1316.
Where: Next to Qutub Minar
Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Metro Station. 2 Km Away
How to Reach: After Metro, You can opt a Sharing Auto by paying Rs 10/ or you can opt Ola/Uber cab Rs 50/-
Entrance Fee: Rs 30 for Indian Rs 500 For foreigners.
(DSLR and Selfie Sticks are allow free of cost but Camera stand isn't allow)
Timing: Sunrise to SunsetWritten 10 August 2020
- Razia Sultan (CE 1205-1240) was the only woman to sit on the throne of Delhi, having been named successor by her father, Iltutmish. Razia’s reign was a short one, since she had to battle a powerful clique of nobility at the court in Delhi, as well as external enemies. She was eventually defeated in battle and forced to flee, eventually dying in Kaithal, near Karnal.
One would have expected Razia’s tomb, given that she was a Sultan, to be more impressive—and more close to where she had ruled (which would have been around the Mehrauli area). However, possibly because of the proximity of the tomb of the Sufi mystic Turkman Bayabani (the graves of holy people being believed to confer blessings on the area around them), she was buried here, fairly far to the north of where she ruled from.
The tomb itself is unimpressive: instead of a domed roof (or any sort of roof), there is just a small walled enclosure with two cenotaphs, both made of random rubble masonry—no ornamentation, nothing to indicate that this is the last resting place of a Sultan. One grave is Razia’s, the other is unidentified but local legend has it that this is the grave of Razia’s sister Sazia. Beside the cenotaphs, to one side, is a small mosque which has been built fairly recently. If you’re entering the mosque area, make sure you remove your footwear.
Getting to Razia’s Tomb is a little convoluted, but the locals are well aware of where it is, and how to get there: remember to ask for Bulbulikhana, which is the exact name of the neighbourhood where the tomb stands.Written 31 December 2019
- This is the structure which is located within the Red Fort complex .. the local did explain very well on the historyWritten 30 January 2019
- One of the most prominent historical structures next to the Hauz Khas lake—besides the madrasa and Firoz Shah Tughlaq’s tomb, that is—is Munda Gumbad. Instead of being part of the madrasa complex (which is now a ticketed complex), Munda Gumbad is situated diagonally across from the madrasa and lies within the Hauz Khas District Park Area. Munda Gumbad sits atop a low hill, with large trees growing all around it.
Although most people associate Munda Gumbad only with the great view and the fact that the surrounding lawns are good for picnics, this is also an interesting historical structure. Built in the Khalji era, this is the tomb of unidentified nobleman and was once topped by a dome - which has since collapsed, which is why the name ('munda' in this case means 'headless').
Interestingly, Munda Gumbad once marked the centre of the Hazu Khas water tank, which had been excavated by Alauddin Khalji. Just by that, you can guess how huge the tank initially was, and how much it's shrunk ever since.Written 31 December 2019
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- This structure was originally a cupola to replace the one that was atop the Qutub Minar, but damage by lightning and earthquake. It was later decided that the design of the cupola did match the design of the tower, so it was taken off and moved to its current location in the gardens.
So in the end, it’s doubly folly.Written 28 December 2019
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