Aligarh Fort, also known as Aligarh Quila, is one of India’s strongest forts. Popularly called as “Bonay Chor ka Kila” (dwarf thief’s fort), it represents historic Islamic influences through its exquisite architecture and intricate symbolic carvings, though most of it is in ruins now.
The magnificent Aligarh Fort features distinguishing minarets, bastions, terraces, and a grand arched entrance that announces its presence to the general public. There is a garden, supervised by the Botanical Department of Aligarh Muslim University, that adds to the grandeur of the fort. It houses a diverse variety of vibrant flowers, trees and animal species such as delicate koel birds, beautiful peacocks and ferrets among others.