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With its gigantic walls and histrionic doorways, the Purana Qila stands have the magnificent Old fort. This Old fort is located in Mathura Road, New Delhi. Purana Qila was established in between 11th and 17th centuries, over 5000 years ago by Afghan emperor Sher Shah and Humayun. The fort is reflected as the capital of Pandavas.

Progressing together with the opponent powers of Delhi’s original emperors, Purana Qila survives as a frame into the real also it also outlooks as the legendary antiquities of India’s capital, New Delhi. Purana Qila or the old fort is also called the ‘Qila-i-kuhna masjid’. The fort is comprised of about a mile area. Purana Qila walls contain three gates which are the Humayun Darwaza, Bara Darwaza and the Talaqi Darwaza as well as it is bounded by a moat, where it is nourished by the Yamuna River.


There is a talk that the wall of the fort is constructed by Humayun whereas the fort’s building is credited to Sher Shar. Besides every enduring building in the Purana Qila complex, the notable buildings are the Quila-i-kunha Mosque, the best model of pre-Mughal architectural grace, which is a single dome mosque through sharp curvatures having five doorways. The white marble and the red stone are blended in such a way giving an impressive appearance. And the other building is the Sher Mandal; the twin-storied gateways octagonal tower, of the Old Fort, is pretty huge also they are constructed of red sandstone. Also, there is a saying that Humayun slipped as of the second flooring of this tower and expired since of his injuries. The Quila-i-kunha mosque is undeniably the best flawless of Sher Shah’s buildings.

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You can also find a museum within the Purana Qila complex which conserves plus displays the numerous archaeological sites that originated in the area. In the evening, you can enjoy the light and the sound show inside the fort. This show stunningly offers also highlights the several stories related with the antiquity of Delhi as well as the fort. A sparkling lake nearby the Old Fort of Delhi permits boating amenities to the visitors. When you visit the fort you must really try out the ride in the Purana Qila Lake that too in while the weather is pleasurable. You can relish the free Ananya Dance Festival that will take place every year in the month of October.


The site has shown that the Purana Quila or else the old fort lie at the site of Indraprastha, as said which is the capital of the Pandavas. And the buildings close to the eastern fence of the fort that shows the site had been engaged ever since 1000 B.C. The Painted Gray Pottery- PGW is recuperated after the site period back to the Mahabharata era.

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History says that the Old Fort construction is been started by Humayun, who is the great Afghan ruler. On the other hand, Sher Shah later conquering Humayun is supposed to have finalized the building structure. Hence, the old fort exhibits a pure amalgam of Mughal, together the Hindu as well as the Afghan architecture, fashioning a remarkable spot. Legend or truth, the impression of Indraprastha is currently exemplified in the prodigious Purana Qila, in addition together they ensure tolerated spectator to few of the best momentous instants in the olden times of India’s capital city. The Delhi Purana Qila or the Old Fort is very much close to the great India gate also to the legendary Humayun’s tomb located in New Delhi. The Old fort or Purana Qila is open all days from sunrise until sunset.

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