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Purana Qila, New Delhi

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I just attended the 7 pm show today with you parents who are above 80 years and my family Mr Vasishth was at the gate guiding all the visitors and he graciously offered a lift in his car to my parents...  read more »
  • The Fort is huge and has so much to offer like boating , sound and light show but it could be so so much better . 
  • Old fort(purana quila ) is very old fort of New Delhi and it is also famous for its architecture.In the fort there was three arched gateways-Big gate,Humayun gate and forbidden gate.There was also man...  read more »
  • Good historical fort with a museum and a very well maintained garden. There is a magnificent historical masjid, Qila Kuhna Masjid built by Sher Shah Suri in 1541, Sher Shah was one of the most efficient ruler of India.
  • Oldest historical site at New Delhi. Attended a sound and light show but it is full of mosquitos, be careful to visit, organisers are unwelcoming and make no efforts to make your visit enjoyable.
  • Silent place, good for relaxing and also the ruins of fort are very impressive. The large green lawns worth visiting. Ticket price is ₹15 for Indians and ₹200 for foreigners.
  • Great place for history buffs. The fort is said to be on the site of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas and archaeologist have dug up 3000 year old artefacts from here. The place is clean, has large greens and several buildings to visit including a museum. The lake outside used to be a moat fed by the Yamuna. Now it's seasonal and you can enjoy a bit of boating when there is water there. A nice sound and light show can be seen in Hindi and English to catch up on your facts.
  • A peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature at the center of Delhi. A pencil sketch artist outside the quila gate is something you don't want to miss.
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