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“Rather unsafe place”
Review of Purana Qila

Purana Qila
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$39.00*
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Private Tour: Old Fort 'Purana Qila' Sound and Light show with Dinner and...
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$32.00*
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Delhi Old Fort Purana Qila Sound and Light Show Including Dinner
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$71.00*
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Beginning of Mughals
Ranked #40 of 432 things to do in New Delhi
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Avoid visiting especially in the mornings because it's a popular meeting place for bands of young Indian men who looks rather suspiciously and can be aggressive. Buildings there are not particularly attractive and gardens look empty and dusty. Not worth paying a 100 rupees entry fee.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you have half a day to spend, you will learn a lot about the mughuls and forts inside this "OLD FORT"(Purana Qila). You can ignore the couples trying all sorts of tricks inside the fort. This is a place for lots of photographs.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have been here a few times now. Actually an entire day can be planned in this area by visiting the Zoo next door in the first half of the day and then the Purana Qila and the lake for boating after that , followed by the Sound and Light show in the Purana qila in the late evening . The qila has a few ancient structures and a museum . A lot of nice spots for taking photos and large lawns to relax and picnic. The Adjoining lake can be visited for Boating and the new attraction of Zorbing . The sound and light show has different timings for different months . The show is available in Hindi or English , and is for 1 hour . The hindi show is always the earlier one. The show is great and a job well done by the Delhi Tourism . Parking is available at the Zoo , or on the other side of the Qila near the Bhairon Mandir . The zoo parking is easier to access . The full day plan comprisong of -- Purana qila + Lake + Zoo + Sound and light show are a must visit for any delhi-ite , or tourist .

3  Thank SiddharthBhandari
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

The oldest structure in Delhi. There is a nice large area to walk around with various buildings. Beware: if you get anywhere near Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque, there is a nasty woman who yells at you to remove your shoes. You don't even have to be anywhere near the entrance to the mosque. Just stepping on the concrete area surrounding it, and you get yelled at. It is hilarious.

4  Thank reneev67
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Requires better maintenance from us - we can't let our history get dilapidated like this !! Wish ASI folks read this and act on it.

1  Thank gopisuhasini
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