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Tughlaqabad information

Delhi , India
Getting there
Metro: Tughlaqabad
Indian/foreigner ₹5/100, video ₹25
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This mammoth stronghold, the third city of Delhi, was built by sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq in the 14th century. For its construction, the king poached workers from the Sufi saint Nizam-ud-din, who issued a curse that Tughlaqabad would be inhabited only by shepherds. This was indeed the case – today, goats are as common as human visitors among the crumbling, vegetation-choked ruins. The sultan resides through the centuries in a sandstone mausoleum, separated from his fallen city by a busy highway. To get here, take an autorickshaw from the Tughlaqabad metro station (₹80).