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11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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The nearest metro station is the Pragati Maidan metro station. Ideal for history buffs
Rs 5 for Indians Rs 100 for foreigners. Charges for video photography are applicable.
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Purana Qila

This is yet another of the Mughal gems and a clear picture of the standard and grandeur of the Mughal designs and styles. It was started by Emperor Humayun but later taken over by Sher Shah Suri. Later Humayun again captured it from Sher Shah’s son. The Purana Qila is said to have been built at the banks of the River Yamuna when it had not changed its course and guarded the estate of Indraprastha, mentioned in the Mahabharata. This is also the only monument that has not been named after the one who built it as all the structures inside this was named and renamed with the transfer of ownership every time. The main motive behind the initiation of this monument was that Humayun wanted to build a city on his own. There are three main gateways inside the fort namely Humayun Darwaza, Bara Darwaza and the Talaqui Darwaza. Among these the last one was always closed. The other famous structures inside the Purana Qila are the Qila-e-Kunha Masjid, Sher Mandal observatory and a small museum.
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Humayuni DarwazaOne does not have to go far to see the old fort or Purana Quila standing stoically amidst wild greenery.Built on the site of the most ancient of the numerous cities of Delhi, Indraprastha, Purana Quila is roughly rectangular in shape having a circuit of nearly two kilometers.
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Purana Qila' (Old Fort) is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. The present citadel at Purana Qila was believed to have been built under Humayun and Afghan Sher Shah Suri (‘The Lion King’).
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Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque (Mosque of the Old Fort) is a mosque located inside the premises of Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Delhi, the capital of India.
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• Purana Qila “Pragati Midan Metro Station and take an Auto or walk.”Pick your Smartphone or good if you have a camera and click the most skillfull angle you get to capture the amazingly build, beautifully engraved monuments in Delhi.3. Food your ultimate leisureHow can one miss the food in Delhi? The variety of cuisines, the optional eateries, and the mouth mothering aroma makes Delhi a perfect hub for all foodies. Street food, the lifeline of foodies living in Delhi, brings out the most exotic taste that you can’t even get at a luxurious 5star hotel.Skip your home made food on Sunday and move out for the food tour in Delhi.