Purana Qila


The walls of the Fort rise to a height of eighteen meters, traverse concerning one.5 km, and have 3 arched gateways: the Bara Darwaza (Big Gate) facing west, that remains in use today; the south gate, additionally popularly referred to as the ‘Humayun Gate’ (probably therefore famous as a result of it absolutely was made by Humayun, or maybe as a result of Humayun’s topographic point is visible from there); and finally, the ‘Talaqi Gate’, usually referred to as the “forbidden gate”.

All the gates square measure double-storeyed arenaceous rock structures flanked by 2 immense semi-circular bastion towers, adorned with white and colored-marble inlays and blue tiles.

They’re replete with particularization, together with ornate overhanging balconies, or jharokhas, and square measure flat-top by columned pavilions (chhatris), all options that square measure corresponding to Rajasthani design as seen within the North and South Gates, and that was amply recurrent in future Mughal design. Despite the grandeur of the outside, few of interior structures have survived except the Qila-i Kuhna musjid and also the Shermandal, each attributable to Sher sovereign.

Nearest Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Nearest Bus Station

Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminus

Nearest Railway Station

New Delhi


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Built In 16 century CE


7:00 AM - 6:00 PM


18 Metres

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