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Purana Qila Delhi (India)

The property


Erected in 1538 by the Mughal King Shah Suri, Purana Qila is one of the ancient forts of Indian Capital Delhi and is an enthralling historical site beholding the majestic history of this city. The premises are almost in a five-mile area and there are three gates to enter the fort and also a moat nourished by River Yamuna. Being one of the oldest sites of the city,and Purana Qila acquires a primary place in the itinerary of travelers exploring the ruling past of Delhi.
The excavations at Purana Qila revealed the earliest settlement around 1000 BC. It is represented by Painted Grey ware and with a continuous cultural sequence from the Mauryan period to the Mughal period through Sunga, Kushana, Gupta, Rajput and Sultanate ones. Various objects and pottery were recovered during the excavations from the strata of different periods, which are on display in the site museum.

Best Time:

October to March is the idyllic time to plan a visit here and try to avoid coming here during the scorching days of summers. Winters and monsoons in Delhi are quite pleasant and thus are the best seasons to explore Purana Qila.


Purana Qila, Mathura Road near Delhi Zoo, 110003
Suggested duration:1- 2 hours

Open and Closing Time

Visiting Time:5:30 am to 7 pm

General Information

Entry Fee:
Indian Visitor: Rs.5/-
Foreign Visitor: Rs.100/-
for Sound and Light Show: Rs.80/-

Near By Attraction

Delhi Zoo
Children’s Park
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Palika Bazaar
Hotels available nearby Purana Qila


Distance between Old Delhi Railway Station and Purana Qila is 4.3 miles or 3.8 nautical miles
Distance between Pragati Msidan Bus Stand and Purana Qila is 779.2 miles or 677.1 nautical miles

Application Availability Which Save Some Money

Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food in cheap price).
Uber, Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).

Interesting facts about Purana Qila

The three entrances of Purana Qila are the Humayun Darwaza, the Bara Darwaza, and the Talaqi Darwaza and the architecture are quite splendid and magnificent.
Also, there are three popular things to see at Purana Qila. These are Qila-I-Kuhna Masjid, Sher Mandal and the small museum situated within the premises. The Qila-I-Kuhna Masjid was constructed by Sher Shah on conquering Purana Qila from Humayun in 1541. Further, the Sher Mandal is currently an observatory in the figure of an octagon. It is believed that as per its structure, Sher Mandal was implemented for recreation and the unique architecture of this place confines to the Muslim and Hindu architectural brilliance. The small museum at the end is a haven displaying the glorious and splendid relics of Mughal times.


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