Purana Qila 1/undefined by Tripoto
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.
All year
Families, Friends, Couples
38 out of 370 attractions in New Delhi

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.
Sunil Pereira
New day I started with Purana quila. I started the around 10 Am and this place requires min 2 hours to cover. A huge garden and few old gates and monuments we can see here.From there I visited India gate which is a must visit in Delhi. Spend some evening time here having good chats. From here capture nearby metro to Chandini Chawk and this place is Insane. once you reach Chandini Chawk switch on the map to Paranthe wali Gali and once you enter this place, It is entire new world. One just need to keep moving here. And here we can find great food. Go to Al Nisari Kababi which is next to Jama Masjid and you will best kababs and some other great food in same lane.I was there for 2 days and got chance to visit few places only. With one or two more days in hand One can visit some other good places like Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Lal quila etc. Which I am sure I will visit next time.
Vijay Pandit
Vijay Pandit
Vijay Pandit
An evening in Silence in Purana Qila Lake Delhi, Best time to visit around 5:30 pm.
Husein Haveliwala