Delhi’s heritage is well-known in the entire country. They take you on a time-travelling spree and lets you explore the historical reminiscences. Amidst the traffic and the bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to spot reminders of Delhi’s rich past in nearly every part of the city. The layers of history surrounding the Indian capital is multiple and there are many lesser-known heritage sites. One of them is the famous youth-chilling-spot, Hauz Khas Fort.
Indian visitors will now have to pay a nominal entry fee of ₹15. Although, ₹200 will be the entry fee for the foreign tourists. the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a notification to make the 13th-century complex the 11th ticketed monument in the city. Monuments like Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila and Safdarjung Tomb are some famous heritages who have a system of ticket-entry.
The raging popularity and its potential for revenue generation are said to be some reasons to make it a ticketed monument. The ASI is also planning to set up amenities like cafeteria and souvenir shops for more than a thousand visitors who come every day.
Although it might upset a few percentages of the visitors, the initiative would deter anti-social elements who deface the walls. The Hauz Khas complex houses a water tank, an Islamic seminary, a mosque, a tomb and pavilions built around an urbanized village. It was part of Siri, the second medieval city of India of the Delhi Sultanate of Alauddin Khalji Dynasty.
So no more free-chilling scenes in the Hauz Khas fort now folks!