Old Fort (Purana Qila)
The construction of Purana Qila Delhi began in 1553 by the Mughal Emperor Humayun and was completed in five years. The Qila served as a fortress for Humayun's dream city of Dinpanah.
The walls of the Old Fort Delhi run for about 2 kilometres and are almost 18 meters high. The Fort has three arched gateways - Bada Darwaza, Humayun Gate and the Talaqi Gate all build from red sand stones.
Purana Qila can easily be reached through DTC buses and hired autos. The National Zoological Garden is also located next to the fort.
|Quick Facts/Guide -|
Location: Near Delhi Zoo, Mathura Road
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan
Open: All days
Entry Fee: Rs.15 (Indians), Rs. 200 (foreigners)
Days Closed: None
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