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Heritage Walk at Tughlaqabad: The Cursed City

December 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+5.5

Heritage Walk at Tughlaqabad: The Cursed City

दिल्ली कारवाँ की अगली पेशकश : ” Tughluqabad : The Cursed City.”

दिल्ली मरहूम के वीराने ख़ुद में ना जाने कितने ही अनकहे अफ़साने दफ़न किये हुए है । ऐसा ही एक वीराना है, जो रातों को अपना सुनहरा दौर याद करके सिसकियाँ लिया करता है । एक सुल्तान, जिसका अधूरा ख़्वाब है ये वीराना.. वो अधूरा शहर जहाँ आज भी वक़्त रुका हुआ है… ।

चलिए…….मिलकर वक़्त के झाड़ को हिला कर इस शहर का ग़म बाँटे.. भागती-दौड़ती ज़िंदगी में कुछ पल ज़रा सा ठहर कर माज़ी के पन्नों को बस छू भर आएँ…

History is full of men, who through sheer grit and determination rose from humble beginnings to become Kings and Sultans. One such story is that of Ghazi Malik, Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s commander who ushered in a new dynastic era in the history of Delhi by establishing the Tughluq rule. This massively fortified fourth city of Delhi is unique due to it’s impregnable walls. But how did a Sultan’s obsession become a curse so powerful to befall this city that even today it echoes in it’s abandoned ramparts.
Join the Karavan as Asif Khan Dehlvi traces stories of this cursed city, stories of a Sufi and a Sultan.

About Tughluqabad: The fort was built by Sultan Ghiyasuddin Tughluq (1321-1325 AD) in 1321 AD. It is sprawled across an area covering 6 square kilometers.

Event : We will be visiting the fort discussing it’s varied features and the tomb of the Sultan Ghiyasuddin Tughluq which lies adjacent to the fort.

Date : 17th December, Sunday
Timings : 9:00am to 12:00pm
Charges : 300rs
(Since the venue is a ticketed monument, All participants are requested to bear their own ticket charges )

NOTE : Presentation will be in Hindi/Urdu only

MEETING POINT: Tughlaqabad Fort ticket counter on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road(MB Rd) (Check GoogleMap directions from South Extn1- @ [NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vZ29vLmdsL21hcHMva2h2MTo6:http://goo.gl/maps/khv1])

( एक बात …अगर आपको कहानियां सुनने का शौक़ है और आप इस का हिस्सा बनना चाहते हैं, पर आप अपनी जेब की तरफ देख रहे हैं जो आपको पलट कर कह रही है कि नहीं दोस्त तुम नहीं जा सकते…तो आप अपनी जेब की बिल्कुल ना सुनें.. क्योंकि हमारा एक खाता उस आसमां वाले के साथ चलता है तो आप उस खाते के तहत चले आएं… और हां यकीन रखें आपकी ख़ुद्दारी हमारी ख़ुद्दारी है 🙂

BEST WAY TO REACH: If coming from Gurgaon, take right turn onto MB Rd at Qutub Minar and after crossing the intersection of Batra Hospital, drive on for another 2 Kms & on your left you will see the massive walls of the Fort. Tughlaqabad Fort complex on MB Rd has adequate parking space for those in their cars.
Those using Metro from gurgaon get down at Saket and take auto or bus to reach the meeting point on MB Road itself.
Nearest Metro Stn is ‘Govindpuri’, on Violet Line (Badarpur Track) and a 5KM Auto-rick ride will bring you to the fort gates. DTC buses also ply on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road with regular frequency.

1- The terrain sometimes involves climbing atop few walls and sometimes walking sedately on rolling grass, so preferably wear a pair of good walking shoes. Not that we will stop any flip-flop wearers from joining us!
2- A bottle of drinking water.
3- A lot of enthusiasm & energy to explore the fort entirely

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