Heritage walk at Kotla Feroz Shah
About the walk
Gurugram Hub is collaborating with Soulful Safaris and our implementation partner Delhi Heritage Walk N Tale to organise the Feroz Shah Kotla Fortress Heritage Walk.
Firozabad, the fifth city of Delhi, was built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in 1354, the first city here to be built on the river. Only the fortress remains, with crumbling walls protecting the Jama Masjid (Friday mosque), a baoli (step-well), and the pyramid-like Hawa Mahal, topped by a 13m-high sandstone Ashoka Pillar inscribed with 3rd-century-BC Buddhist edicts. There’s an otherworldly atmosphere to the ruins.
The Feroz Shah Kotla or Kotla was a fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq to house his version of Delhi city called Ferozabad. Located between Old and New Delhi, Feroz Shah Kotla Fort was built in 1354 by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq, when he was ruling the city from 1351 to 1384.
Now in ruins, the historic monument still stands as a memoir of Delhi’s history. Feroz Shah Kotla is one of the major archaeological clusters of Delhi. It is so vast and intricate that each of its individual structures demands special attention to its structure and stories around it.
*The proceeds collected from this walk will be used in organising a Heritage focused activities for sensitive community groups.
About the guide
Adv. Dr. Harsh Pathak
Dr. Harsh Pathak is a legal counsel by profession with keen interest in natural, cultural and historical heritages.
Actively engaged in various conservation projects of natural, built, tangible and intangible heritages, underwater sea heritages, Indian Himalayan Region for conservation of glaciers and culture.
He is associated with the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
Make a Note!
Date: 25th March 2023, Saturday
Time: 08:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Walk Guide: Adv. Dr. Harsh Pathak
Registration Fee: 500/-*
The registration fee includes the entry fee for the monument.
Start and End Point: Fortress Main Entry Gate HERE
For queries, contact:
Aditi Rai, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you must carry your identity cards to purchase a ticket and enter the monument.