Once a royal city filled with gilded structures and brightly painted buildings, Feroz Shah Kolta now lies mostly in ruins, and the towering fort erected to protect its people is no exception. Still, travelers say this historic site is worth a visit, since its crumbling remains are situated amid lush landscapes that provide a bit of respite from an otherwise crowded city.
Visitors can wander the grounds and examine the famed Ashoka Pillar, which still stands tall amid fallen buildings. An impressive baoli with cobblestone walls that once served as protection from violent introducers is a study in ancient architecture and the pyramid structures that house quiet shaded rooms, as well as the Jami Masjid mosque are equally interesting features to this historic site.
Feroz Shah Kolta is located between Old and New Delhi near Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. It is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset and accessible via the Pragati Maidan metro station.