As the name implies, Purana Qila is the oldest Delhi fort, and one of the best places to visit in Delhi.
Commonly known as Old Fort and Shergarh & Sher Fort, Puran Qila was
occupied by people for over 2,500 years. The Qila has ancient walls that stand
at a height of 18 meters. It features three main entrances including the Big
Gate, the South Gate, and the Talaqi Gate. South Gate, often known as Humayun’s
Gate, is believed to be built by Humayun. Some scholars believe that the gate
gets its name from the fact that Humayun’s Tomb is clearly visible from this
entrance. Covering 1.5 kilometers, the fort is constructed on the banks of
The monument is associated with several myths and historical
facts. People believe that Hindu’s ancient town Indraprastha was constructed in
this area. Today, the fort serves as a tourist attraction. Located in the heart
of Delhi, Purana Qila is a wonderful place for history buffs who like to
explore the ancient, Mughal architecture. Moreover, couples often visit Purana
Qila to spend some free and relaxing hours. The surrounding area boasts
serenity. If you are looking for a calm and historical place, you should
definitely schedule a visit to Purana Qila.
Surrounded by the lush green gardens and wonderful trees,
this is a perfect place for people who are searching for an escape from Delhi’s
hot weather. Built in Mughal style, a special show is hosted near Purana Qila
every day. The site opens sharp in the morning and closes at 7 PM. You may need
to pay an additional fee for capturing photos and shooting videos inside the
complex. Tourists can rent a paddleboat to get a wonderful sightseeing
experience around the area. Savor delicious food at Delhi street near Purana
Qila and go shopping at Palika Bazaar and Janpath.