Purana Qila - Old Fort Delhi
One of the oldest fortresses of Delhi is an interesting tourist spot located on the Mathura Road between the old fort of Delhi Pragati Maidan and the Zoo located just a short distance from Pragati Maidan the 'old fort' of Yamuna river of Delhi Located on the shore Besides being the oldest in all the forts of Delhi it is also the oldest in all the structures of Delhi at some distance the Delhi Zoo is located.
It was fitted with thick rivets by the Kanguras there are three routes on which both the turret has been planted. Around it is the dugout which is connected to Yamuna river which flows east of the fort. The northern door is called a divorce door or an abandoned door. It is a combination of Hindu umbrellas and bottoms with traditional Islamic engraved arches while the southern side is called Humayun Darwaza. Large doors and walls of the old fort have been manufactured by Humayun.
The old fort is one of Delhi's oldest fortresses which boasts the past in itself. Its current shape was built by Sher Shah Suri the founder of the Sovereign and Sher Shah Suri built this fort along with its surrounding urban areas. When Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun in the 540s this fort was named Shergarh and during that time many things were built in the fort complex. For this reason the old fort and the places developed in its vicinity are also called "the sixth city of Delhi".
One fact about the old fort is that it was built by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata period and later the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri revised it during his reign from 1534 to 1545. According to historians the Mughal emperor Humayun died in an emergency due to falling from one end of this fort. According to Hindu literature this fort is at the site of Indraprastha which used to be the capital of Pandavas. Like the Red Fort this fort is spread over a distance of 2 km. This fort remains without attracting the visitors to Delhi. A lake is situated near this fort. Where boating can be enjoyed plenty of boating. In addition to the zoo and the house where the gentlemen also visit.
Here is a sound and light show organized every evening. If you are fond of seeing the historic buildings then see the old fort. It is the responsibility of the Mughal rulers who have been kept alive today. This fort is built on the banks of river Yamuna adjacent to Delhi.
Diwali is about 2.4 kilometers long and its three main doors are located in north west and south. Of these the Western Door is used mostly as gateway. The door to the north is called the divorce door. This fort is a living specimen of Mughal Hindu and Afghan architecture.
Address - near Delhi Zoological Park Mathura Road New Delhi
Nearest Metro station - Pragati Maidan
Opening day - Daily
Entry fee - Rs 10 for Indian and Rs 100 for foreign
Holiday Fee - None
Photography - Free
Still Camera - 25 Rupees video camera