Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

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Entry Fees : Indians: INR 5
Foreigners: INR 500

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Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Delhi Overview

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort in Delhi is one of the oldest structures in the city that was built in 1354 by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq. This fortress, also known as Kotla, was built on the banks of River Yamuna due to the scarcity of water in Tughlaqabad. The majestic fort is encompassed by beautiful gardens.The highlights here are the Topra Ashokan pillar from the 3rd century BC made out of polished sandstone and an old Baoli (stepwell).

The Feroz Shah Kotla Fort is always crowded on Thursdays as people join here for prayers. There’s an interesting reason behind this weekly occurrence. It is believed that Jinns come to the fort from heaven to fulfill all the wishes of people. 

Feroz Shah Kotla Fort Highlights

1. Jami Masjid

Jami Masjid
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built one of the largest surviving and ancient mosques in the country called Jami Masjid. The mosque is so vast that it can house up to 25,000 people at a time. It is mad (Read More)e of quartzite stone that’s covered with limestone and features a lovely courtyard and a prayer hall. This prayer hall, although now in ruins, was onceused by the Royal Ladies. Jami Masjid represents the classic example of Tughlaq architecture. 

2. Ashokan Pillar

Ashokan Pillar
This pillar still stands strong within the fortress’s crumbling ruins, and is also one of the many pillars that were left behind by the Mauryan rulers. This was then brought to Delhi from Ambala (Read More) by Feroz Shah. The pillar is 13 meters high and features original inscriptions of Ashoka’s principles.

3. Baoli (Stepwell)

Baoli (Stepwell)
Situated towards the northwestern side of the Ashokan pillar, Baoli is in the center of a large courtyard that’s built in the form of subterranean apartments. There’s also an underground c (Read More)anal system here towards the east where the water flows to the well. This Baoli is the only circular Baoli in Delhi, and also one of the four step-wells with an attached tank.
Do note that the entry to Baoli is restricted for security purposes, but permission can be easily obtained for research purposes

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