The Cursed Fort of Delhi – Tughlaqabad and Adilabad

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WHAT: Do you know where in Delhi two mighty Forts face each other, mute spectators to the rise & fall of empires for the past 700 years? Do you know which powerful curse prevented these forts from ever being inhabited? DelhiByFoot invites you to spend a morning exploring the twin forts of Tughlaqabad & Adilabad, once separated by water bodies and now by the bustling Mehrauli-Badarpur Road (MB Road). Listen to stories of battles & empires gone by and marvel at the splendid isolation of these twin forts, so near to the hectic pace of Nehru Place, Delhi’s ‘Office District.’

ATTRACTIONS: Leave Delhi’s madding crowds behind and enter a zone of solitude, let your hair down and see yourself become a child as you run up & down fort ramps where once richly caparisoned elephants walked into the grand fort entrances with the Sultans on their backs. Jump over fort walls, walk amongst wild grass growing in palace room ruins or see if you can trace the secret tunnel that leads from Tughlaqabad fort to the unknown citadel of Adilabad

BEST TIMES TO VISIT: Morning 7:30 AM onwards

DURATION & TOTAL WALKING DISTANCE: 3.5 Hours, 2 Kms in a loop.

STARTING POINT: Ticket Counter of Tughalqabad Fort

BEST WAY TO REACH: If you are coming from Gurgaon, take MB Rd and after crossing the intersection of Batra Hospital, drive on for another 2 Kms and on your left side you will see the massive walls of the Fort. Tughlaqabad Fort complex on MB Rd has adequate parking space for those in their cars.
Nearest Metro Stn is Govindpuri, on Violet Line (Badarpur Track) and a 5 Km Auto-rickshaw ride will bring you to the Fort. DTC buses ply on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road with regular frequency.

ESSENTIALS TO WEAR & CARRY:

1- Do wear a good pair of walking shoes since we have a fair amount of climbing up & down fort walls & bastions and rocky paths.
2- Sun-shades/Rain-shades depending upon weather

INCLUSIONS:

1- Bi-Lingual exploration leaders and facilitators.

To book customised versions of this chapter of Delhi’s story, mail us at explore@delhibyfoot.in/ramit@delhibyfoot.in  OR call us on 9871181775  OR send an online query here

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11 thoughts on “The Cursed Fort of Delhi – Tughlaqabad and Adilabad”

    1. Hello Smita…
      Thanks for writing in, your mail ID has been added to the mail list
      Just do remember to check your ‘Social’ or ‘Promotions’ folder, since G-Mail auto-directs mails into these folders many a times.
      Thanks
      Ramit


        1. ​​​Hello,
          Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
          Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails within this week.
          We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
          Thank you,
          Team DBF
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  1. Hi,I will be in Delhi for3 days(10th/11th/12th Jan)and would love to do the cursed fort walk.Also do you do a walk in Mehrauli archaeological park?I am very interested in the history and cultural of India and like taking photos.Look forward to hearing from you.Many Thanks,Julie

  2. Hello ..
    I joined this walk. It was a nice experience 🙂 But the Adilabad fort was not explored though the weather was fine. It did upset me as the exploring the same was mentioned in the schedule: “DelhiByFoot invites you to spend a morning exploring the twin forts of Tughlaqabad & Adilabad, once separated by water bodies and now by the bustling Mehrauli-Badarpur Road (MB Road)”. On the spot I was told that Adilabad fort is never covered in such walk. I was bit confused but did I let it go.
    However, interacting with the group is always a fun and I had a charming morning 🙂

    1. ​​​​Hello,
      Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
      We are sorry that on this particular date, our walk duration was already beyond scheduled timings. So spot decision was taken, I am very sorry for any misundertsanding.
      Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails within this week.
      We hope to host you again on our next exploration of our lovely city!
      Thank you,
      Team DBF
      9871181775


  3. ​​​Hello,
    Thanks for being in touch with DelhiByFoot, Delhi’s most amazing walking tour-wallas!!!
    Your mail ID has been added to our Monthly Mailer & Event list. Please do check your mails & PROMOTIONS​/SPAM folders of Gmail​/Yahoo if you don’t find our mails within this week.
    We hope to host you on our next exploration of our lovely city!
    Thank you,
    Team DBF
    9871181775

  4. Hi
    Would like to know the schedule for the Tughlakabad visit. Is there anything happening next week?
    Do keep me informed.
    Thanks
    Bhargavi

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