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Purana Qila

New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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Ranked #34 of 261 Attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is one of the most beautifully designed monuments I had come across so far. Its white and red combination is so well designed that it stands out in itself. This is a fort in which both Sher Shah Suri and Humayun died. Since then this fort Has earned a bad name. This place is not well maintained. The local... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One of the must visit places if you are interested in forts and history. Staying in Delhi, I used to pass this place almost every day, but never visited it as a tourist except for taking a boat ride as a kid. I finally made a visit this time around and realized what I had missed. The place is mind... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Delhi is blessed with a large number of forts, gardens and tourist attractions, so the first thing you must understand about Purana Quila is - it's a little of everything. You'll get to see some historical remains (there's a LOT to explore, so keep walking on and on if you're feeling safe and have some water), a soberly maintained garden,... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Historically this is one of the most important places that you can visit. We don't even know about all the archeological layers that is there. Most probably people have lived here from pre-historic times. While the description of the places within the fort are not that well described, you should still take a visit and absorb the wonders of India.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The light and sound show at Purana qila was amazing. It was about the history of Delhi and the quality of the graphics, composition, sound, etc was very good. Although the approach to the venue of the show was a bit dark and shady but the show more than made up for it. The price is also very reasonable at... More

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New Delhi, India
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29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The ticket house for the light & sound show at the Purana Quila is in the same vicinity of the Delhi Zoo, but on the opposite end. Surprisingly they allowed personal cars to ferry the senior citizen till the site of the shows and the cars would come back to the parking lot. Once you get the tickets, the walk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Light and sound show here was excellent. It exceeded my expectations, specially the sound. The tomb, garden, etc. all were very nice and peaceful. Also there was no rush of people so it was looking very peaceful. The worst part is that there were no fans and lot of mosquitoes were biting.

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Noida, India
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The visit to Purana qila was a fine visit as my intention of going to the place was for the boat ride. The boat ride was an awesome experience. It costs around 100 bucks for a ride of 20 minutes. The lake is not clean, but you definitely will enjoy the ride. I still feel happy remembering the moment. After... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great place to visit and a must for people fond of architecture love. The place is showcasing great piece of Mughal History. The main attraction is the famous light and sound show which something you should try. Visited with friends . Very nice place.

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Noida, India
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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Great place to visit anytime during your visit in Delhi. I really enjoyed boating (Though lake is not so good). It will dfinitely give you a historic feel. Do visit if you have time!

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