Purana Qila (Old Fort)

Purana Quila is one of the most fascinating fort made during the reign of Mughal King Shah Suri and is one of the ancient forts along with some of the historians associating it with Pandav Kingdom as the Old Bhairov Temple is located there. The country has many forts dotted at various corners but the only one with the moat at Delhi making it a fort with a difference. It also has the Mosque Qila-I-Kuhna and also the Sher Mandal which is named for Farid Sher Shah who tried to complete the fort which was initiated by Babur and was ordered until the arrival of Humayun.

The three entrances of the Purana Quila are Humayun Darwaza along with Bara Darwaza and the Talaqi Darwaza with the architecture which is splendid and magnificent with three popular things to see at Purana Quila which has been stated above and the third one is small museum. In this way, the beautiful fort has tons of things to do with boating, shopping and the wish to savoring delicacies can be fulfilled with travelling around the various nearby attractions such as Delhi Zoo along with India Gate and Nizamuddin’s shrine could be initiated in the itinerary thus making it a great point for many college students who throng it during winters and summers alike.

Purana Qila (Old Fort) is a famous tourist place which is also the oldest fort of the Delhi city. It was built by Sher Shah Suri during 1540 tp 1545. Sher Shah Suri was the founder of the Sur Empire which period was 1540 to 1556. This fort also has Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque & Sher Mandal. Fort also has a small Archaeological Museum which has old age some artifacts. It is also famous romantic place for couples. There are lots of couples are enjoy here daily.

Nearest Accommodations: The Oberoi Hotel (011 2389 0606), On The Waterfront (011 4363 3411), Hotel Kabli (011 2437 1482), bloomrooms @ Link Rd (011 4126 1400).

Nearest other tourist attractions: National Zoological Park (Delhi Zoo), Sher Shah Suri Gate, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, National Science Centre, Humayun’s Tomb.

Weather Temperature:-

Months Temp. Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 7.6 10.1 15.3 21.6 25.9 27.8 26.8 26.3 24.7 19.6 13.2 8.5
Average High (℃) 21.0 23.5 29.2 36.0 39.2 38.8 34.7 33.6 34.2 33.0 28.3 22.9

Visit Information:-

Location: Pragati Maidan

Address: Mathura Road, Near Delhi Zoo, New Delhi, 110003

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Open: Every Day

Purana Qila Visit Timings: 9.0 am to 6.0 pm

Purana Qila Entry Fee (Ticket Price):
Rs. 20/- (Indians), Rs. 200/- (foreigners)

FREE: Child (under 15 years old)

Purana Qila Boating Timings: 9.0 am to 6.0 pm

Purana Qila Boating Charges: Rs. 100/- (Per person)

Online Ticket Booking: https://www.asi.nic.in

Distance From:-

IGI and palam Airport: 15.0 KM

New Delhi RLY Station: 5.0 KM

Old Delhi RLY Station: 11.1 KM

Nizamuddin RLY Station: 3.9 KM

Anand Vihar RLY Station: 13.1 KM