So, you have heard about Farrukhnagar Fort, right? A lot of travel sites show it as one of the very few visiting places around Gurgaon. They say it’s a great weekend outing and offers historical delight to the tourists.
They all simply lie. It’s like they are giving trash of an information. There is not fort at all. If you visit Farrukhnagar (as I did last week), you will come to know that people living in Farrukhnagar themselves do not know about any fort.
It’s actually the ruins of a Palace, known as Sheesh Mahal among the populace of Farrukhnagar that you are visiting. There is no fort.
It’s no visitors’ delight and offer almost nothing. It’s like a random historical piece of any small village or town that you can find in almost every nook and corner of India.
There is an open well (known as bowli) that can visit. There is no historical account given at the monument.
The Sheesh Mahal is so deep in the market that it is not possible to reach there in one go–you will have to ask quite a few times before you zero down the exact gate. This is how it looks.
Few sites like iXigo mention that it is open on Sundays too but it isn’t. So, don’t visit Farrukhnagar’s palace on Sunday. However, bowli is open and the caretaker opens it to for you.
Overall, there’s nothing exciting or worth visiting in Farrukhnagar as I could find out.
Would be happy if somebody could enlighten me on the history and importance.
Some pictures for visual delight:
This is how Farrukhnagar Fort Bowli looks from outside: