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. Make Purana Qila a part of your New Delhi vacation plans using our New Delhi trip itinerary maker .
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  • Worst place of Delhi if you are visiting a historical place. Terrible to watch. No maintenance and care of place had been taken, Archaeologist.  more »
  • Very beautiful fort. Only few parts open for public but still wort visiting. The light show in evening is awesome. Its located opposite to oldest market of delhi- chandni chowk.  more »
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  • A must to visit when you're in Delhi. The maintenance is good although can be improved. The natural environment and landscape is maintained which makes it appear calm place. The monument structure itself is not much remained, and most of it is partial. The outer wall should be reinstated to return it's glory. The night show is a film about all the rulers of Delhi and is very well narrated and worth waiting for till 7pm.
  • One of the top places to see in Delhi, the Purana Qila or the Old Fort has a lot in store for its visitors. Evolving alongside the rival powers of Delhi’s earliest rulers, Purana Qila exists as a window into the true – and the mythical – histories of India’s capital city. Purana Qila would charm you with its historical evidence of Delhi's grandeur and the favorite place for emperors from several generations. Don't miss the sound and music show in the evening. The location is idyllic and the ambience is very different from the National Zoo which is in the same campus. Ironically a lot of visitors miss this heavenly abode. Having archaeological evidences. A nice place for photography. Having beautiful Landscapes. Having museum also. A place with ticket at very low price.
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