Day Excursion to Feroz Shah Kotla - Delhi

Cultural & Theme Tours in Samarkand

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Visit the 14th century Feroz Shah Kotla Fort that was built by the Sultan of Delhi, Feroz Shah Tughlaq. Walk through the ruins of the fort with your guide who will share with you the history and stories related to this heritage site. The fort contains an ancient mosque, Jami Masjid, that is used for offering prayers even today. It also has a circular stepwell that is still used to water the gardens in the fort.Highlights: • Ashokan pillar • Circular stepwell • Oldest surviving, active mosque in India
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to Feroz Shah Kotla that was situated in Firozabad, the capital of the Delhi Sultanate in the 14th century. Explore the ruins of this historical fort with your guide.One of the surviving Ashokan pillars, that dates back to 273 B.C. is located on the grounds of the fort. Made of polished sandstone, the pillar has engravings in the ancient Brahmi script.Next visit the largest and oldest surviving mosque in India - Jami Masjid, that is still in use today. This mosque is a stunning example of Tughlaq architecture. It is made of quartzite and limestone. It is said that the founder of the Timurid Empire once visited the mosque to offer his prayers and was so impressed by the structure that he recreated the mosque in Samarkand.Lastly, see the Baoli or stepwell which is another impressive structure within the premises with an underground canal system and concealed apartments that served as a summer retreat for the royals to take baths.At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 2 bottles of water per person
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities