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Why locals love it

The Purana Quila or the old fort was constructed by Humayun and Sher Shah. The old fort complex covers an area of about a mile. The walls of Purana Quila have three gates (the Humayun Darwaza, Talaqi Darwaza and Bara Darwaza) and are surrounded by a moat, which was fed by river Yamuna. The double-storied gates of the Purana Quila are quite massive.

Why you should visit it

The Sher Mandal was built by Humayun. It is a two storied octagonal tower, used by Humayun as his library. The Quila-I-kunha Mosque is an example of Indo Islamic architecture. The unique features of Indo-Islamic architecture like molding, bracketed openings, marble inlay, carving etc are very prominent in the structure.

Special tip

Excavations have revealed that the Purana Quila or the old fort stands at the site of Indraprasta, the capital of the Pandavas.

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100 Years ago how Old Delhi looks you can find
Faraz
Local
September 14, 2019
yes one my best sites as its huge and close to thhe old delhi so historical too
Sacha
Local
March 5, 2018
  • old fort Delhi

    Near Zoological Park, Delhi, Delhi, India
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