In southern Delhi, on the Badarpur–Mehrauli Road, to the north of Asola greens and Dr Karni Singh Shooting range, rise the ruins of the Tughlaqabad fort. The site still affords a glimpse of a pre-gunpowder era medieval fort and the city it enclosed, since it is still modestly well preserved.
The module is an introduction to the history and architecture of Tughlaqabad Fort. The fort stretches across nearly seven kilometres on the Qutab–Badarpur road, covering a vast expanse of rocky terrain. Initially built by Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq, the founder of the Tughlaq dynasty, the structure…
Kanika Singh of Delhi Heritage Walks gives a guided tour of the architectural remains of Tughlaqabad, the first capital of the Tughlaq dynasty, built by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq in 1321–25.