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Purana Qila, New Delhi

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Take a walk along one of Delhi's oldest forts, Purana Qila. Built in the 16th century, the fortress used to house a village within its walls, before becoming a refugee camp for muslims who were fleeing to Pakistan. Today you can view numerous historic monuments inside the stronghold, including a mosque and a vibrant red library tower, and also visit the small archeology museum. Go boating on the moat that circles the fortress, or, if here in the evening, catch the multimedia history show. Put Purana Qila into our New Delhi family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in New Delhi.
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  • Very nicely maintained place. The monuments, the walks, all the awesome. And not too many tourists here. If you are lucky, you might see a few peacocks running around.  more »
  • This is a great spot to end a hot day in Delhi. The fort deserves at least an hour or two of exploration (a guide is not needed).  more »
  • Mesmerizing Fort Complex with the palaces, water channels, the gates and the unique museum inside the complex. The musuem opens the world of Indus Valley Civiilization to us. Then there was the jaw dr...  more »
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  • Delhi police , needs to be strict and Anti Romeo squad must deploy here. As couples were damn busy in their romance. Please Don't spoil such historical Heritage. Some of the couple were so desperate that they started intercourse. By watching this two of Australian tourist just left that portion of Heritage site.
  • Well maintained area and Monument. Clean. Nice place for a gathering with friends and day outing with family and kids. Though you may find famous couple cuddling here as we all know about Delhi. Boating is offered here but looks water is still not that's too smelly. Overall, my experience had been good at this place. Recommended for a family outing.
  • ASI has definitely done some superb renovation work to keep this fort looking awesome! The lake near the old fort has completely dried up! It is a good hangout place with friends provided you can ignore the lovebirds behind the bushes!
  • One of the place you must visit one time to know history. If you come at evening you can enjoy paid music and light show about Delhi history. Bring your own water and some snacks to enjoy the show and it runs on open field so act accordingly as per weather.
  • Really Beautiful place, heritage at its best, A lot of greenery and serene views. One can relax and spend quality time here. Accompanied with a museum it's really good.

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