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Purana Qila (Hindi: पुराना क़िला, Urdu: پُرانا قلعہ‎, translation: Old Fort), is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Purana Qila (Hindi: पुराना क़िला, Urdu: پُرانا قلعہ‎, translation: Old Fort), is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It was rebuilt by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This decent place is housed in a quiet spot and the ancient fort soothes the nerves. The beautiful intricate carvings can be clearly seen till date Some renovation was going on - which is they the higher floors were restricted entry to. Surrounded by the lush green lawns, wherein you can stretch yourself or simply lie down to see the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The old fort or Purana Qila is very close to Pragati Maidan metro station . The zoological park and old fort standout as major attractions . Huge fort with lots of greenery and two famous gates welcomes everyone. It is famous for light and sound show too. The old fort is accessible from the Delhi gate as well as Mathura... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you love Indian History, this might be one of the places in Delhi that you would love to visit. Though the place is ruined but the government is carrying out restoration activities. It's a huge palace and you would be tired walking all the way but undoubtedly you would Love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Qila is Just Huge and cannot be walked through without a water bottle in summers. Great Architecture cannot be described just go and visit that monster!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The fort has more buildings and is currently going undergoing restoration. landscaping is beautiful and this is a nice meeting spot for young lovers to express affection that one does not see elsewhere in India.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A place very commonly frequented by local delhi couples...So if u love history n architecture thn keep away from the boating in the moat around it and the garden outside.. Best time to visit it is reach around 5pm..visit the 3-4 structures inside namely the mosque, the sher mandal, the baoli n the hamama. It closes down at 6pm and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First of all its a very good place to visit with an option to boat also available. The ruins of the 'quila of Pandavas' is still splendid and for people who like forts, this one is a worth visit. This is spread among large area ( although a good portion is closed now) . Having said that the place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the old forts in Delhi.Mainly intact.You need sometime to walk around and enjoy.One of the old buildings in Delhi to be visited and spend sometime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Archaeological Survey of India should get the credit for the restoration and maintenance of this historical edifice of 16th century. It has Moghul structures like library, Mosque, Hammam (bathing place) etc. It is said to be built during the priod of Humayun, Sher Sah Suri and then descendants of She Sah. Hemu the Hindu chieftain for a short period seized... More 

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