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11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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.
A spectacular light and sound show held every evening retells the story.
Himanshu Rajput
"Once a year, go somewhere you've never been before"It was just a usual day in the month of November, 2020 so i decided that i would visit to some place and then I'd ended up at Purana Qila in Delhi.INTRODUCTIONAmazingly standing in the peaceful vicinity of Indraprastha, Purana Qila/ Old fort is really a masterpiece of the ancient era. It's built on the banks of river Yamuna and spread over 1.5km of the area.Initially,Purana Qila was known as 'Shergarh and Sher fort'. It is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. It was constructed by the Afghans king; Sher Shah Suri. This place is often identified with the site of Indraprastha, the capital of the kingdom of Pandavas from the Mahabharata. It's located near by Pragati Maidan, Delhi. The height of the fort's wall is 18m, traverse about 1.5km and it has three arched doorways: the bara darwaza facing west, which is commonly used, the south gate which isa known as 'Humayun gate' and the last 'Taliq gate' which is often called as forbidden gate.HOW TO REACH HERE?The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan which is connected to the blue line. Generally, the fort is located just 2kms away from the metro station. So you can hire an/a auto or rickshaw. Otherwise, you can also book a cab for your convenience or else by bus.FACTS1)The usual visiting time from 7:00AM to 5:00PM. 2)The required charge for Indians is Rs 15 and foreigners visitors is Rs 200.3) It'll take only 1-2 hrs for whole exploration.
The day was 19th September 2019. When i visited to old fort with my friend. This place is well known as a love bird's heaven. You may see a lot of love couples there and where we spend an quality time together. The memorial moment of life we spend with each other.Thank you for reading my experience. ❤🔥😘
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