A Morning walk in the ruins : Tughlaqabad Fort, Delhi India

6/02/2010 06:08:00 PM

May 2, 2010

"May the city be abode of nomads", cursed Nizzamuddin Aulia once, and So would have had happened. but what land is nomen's land these days? and if there is wilderness, calling, we have lot of takers here!

I am back in my home town for few days/weeks, and with a DSLR in my hands for the first time, and I am hoping to cover at least some part of Delhi in my stream before i go back to work again.

Tughlaqabad Fort - The abode of nomads

Few enthusiasts in Delhi organize a walk  to Tughlaqabad Fort in south delhi on a saturday morning, and I am instantly in. Great way to interact with local enthusiasts and capture the ruins of a city once dejected, I think! I reach around 7AM and find most of 'em on top of every towers wandering with their cameras - what a pleasant sight I must say. I can wait no longer. - I join the gang of photography enthusiasts exploring the tower-top.

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The Fort of Tughlaq aka Ghazi Malik was built in 1321AD and is situated in southern Delhi, on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road approx 8 KM from Qutub Minar. this fort with various huge towers and roofless rectangular house structures, and other stone fortifications has 13 gates with few open for public.  most of the fort area  ( spread over 6.5 KM) is covered by thorny vegetations and hence is not quite accessible... the tomb of of Ghazi Malik is across the road of the southern Gate of the fort.


Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, A ruler from Tughlaq Dynasty would have never imagined, his once dreamed city would be in ruins, but he'd surely had built it in such a way, that it  would leave its marks in history, and few nomads likes us would spare a saturday morning and visit the ruins, of once an impregnable  city fort as massive as to guarded by 52 gates.


P.S. found this in the draft. this post was originally published on June 2, 2010, I'll update it with more photos and details this week.

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6 comments

  1. The first pic look so mesmerizing!

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  2. I have fallen in love with your work and the magic of the UVA lens...soon gonna get my hands on one..want to have suggestions from you and look forward to meeting you on Saturday at Mehrauli Archaeological Park...

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  3. @Rajiv - HI Rajiv. glad you love my work. :)
    and Yes UWA is great. do buy one and sure let me know anyways I can help you.. will do so!
    cya tomorrow :)

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  4. PLSE INFORM ,,IF THIS KIND OF VISIT HAPPEN AGAIN,,IM VERY ATTACHED TO DELHI MONUMENTS AND ITS MESMERIZING HISTORY,,MY CONTACT NO ,IS 9582962487..

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  5. Nice historic place to visit , but ruined by time and ages ,

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