The story of a historical monument is usually the story of a king, nobleman or some such person of influence building a memorial to their power, ambition, fueled by the desire to leave behind a legacy. Some of these places are fascinating, in that over an extended period of time, not only do they find new ways to be used, they become symbols for some very composite ideas and practices.
Firoz Shah Tughlaq was the third ruler of the dynasty of the same name, succeeding a rather high-handed uncle and an insane cousin. Respected in history as a wise and benign king, he too tried making a city of his own, Firozabad. While most of it has physically disappeared, the Firoz Shah Kotla survives as the most notable relic of that time.
Here, there is an Ashokan pillar brought by the Sultan, rows upon rows of silent, dark alcoves with oil lamps and incense lit by people propitiating djinns for help, and the ruins of a mosque that nonetheless sees the faithful flock to prayer.
Kavyanjali Kaushik found herself here on a winter day, and she recounts her experience here.
You will be guided by our in-house history enthusiast, Mohd. Salman, who will talk you through the history of the fort, the myths and facts behind the djinns and other cultures that surround the fort.
We’re going back in time again, folks, looking for the ghosts of the past and the djinns of today,and you’re coming with us.

WHEN | 31st of August {Saturday}

TIME | 4.30pm to 6.30pm

WHERE | Firoz Shah Kotla Fort {meeting point details to be sent upon confirmation}

CHARGES | INR 650 per person, INR 600 per person for groups of two or more; 15% discount for LBBD Members i.e. INR 550

CHARGES INCLUDE | A guided  walk, snacks, water {500ml bottle per person}, a special surprise!

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Photo Credits : Kavyanjali Kaushik