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The Purana Qila (Old Fort), built by Humayun and Sher Shah Suri, comprises the ruins of the 16th century city of Shergarh (Dina-panah). The complex sits on top of what is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic. The 18 metre high walls run 1.5 km, with 3 gates - Talaqui Darwaza or the forbidden gateway to the north, Humayun gateway in the south, and the Bada Darwaza or big gate in the west. Their design combines typical Islamic pointed arch with Hindu Chhatris and brackets. The complex also has the Sher Mandal - Humayun's library, Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque, and an Archaeological Museum displaying excavated finds from the area which throw light on Delhi's eventful history.

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About Purana Qila

 Mathura Road, Near Delhi Zoo, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India

 +91 11 2435 4260

 http://www.delhitourism.gov.in

Purana Qila and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
India Gate

India Gate(1.1 km)
The India Gate is a monumental arch been built as a memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in World War I.

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb(1.8 km)
Humayun's Tomb in south Delhi near Hazrat Nizamuddin station is one of Delhi's 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, recognised for its monumental scale, grand Mughal design, and seminal ensemble of mausoleum gardens.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah(1.9 km)
The Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya, the famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the 13th - 14th century.

Sai Baba Temple

Sai Baba Temple(2.7 km)
Although there are many Shirdi Sai Baba Temples in and around Delhi, the one located at Lodhi Road is the oldest.

Tibet House

Tibet House(2.6 km)
The Tibet House was established by HH Dalai Lama with the aim of preserving the cultural heritage of Tibet.

National Gallery Of Modern Art

National Gallery Of Modern Art(1.1 km)
Known to be Delhi’s flagship art gallery, this place displays a distinguished collection which includes:Paintings, from colonial-era landscapes and ‘Company Paintings,’ created by Indian artists to suit their new British rulersPrimitive-inspired artworks of Nobel Prize–winner Rabindranath Tagore.

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum(0.6 km)
Also sells handicrafts.

National Science Centre

National Science Centre(0.5 km)
The National Science Centre is definitely a must see for science enthusiasts, especially those who are young.

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