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Old Fort


Old Fort Delhi is believed to be in the same spot where the city of Indraprastha once stood. As the great Indian epic Mahabharata, Indraprastha was the capital of the Pandavas. Now it is mostly in ruins, Old Fort Delhi was once the seat number of the emperors glorious administration. Emperor Sher Shah Suri was built in Fort Humayun, having landed in the city, Dinpanah. Also known as the Purana Quila, Old Fort is more or less rectangular, in which the course is nearly two kilometers. According to legend, Sher Shah was able to complete the construction of Purana Quila in life.

It was then closed, or at least refurbished by Humayun. Infact, the south gate of the fort known as Humayun Darwaza. This port and Talaqui Darwaza (gateway prohibited) on the combines Islamic North Chhatris warhead with Hindu and accessories. Old Fort, 2-mile fortress, with three doors, which has strongholds on both sides. Go around the fort is a large gap, connected to the river Yamuna that once used to float on the east side of the fort. The excavations were made in the area of Old Fort, which followed with pieces of painted pottery BC 1000 Gray, who was said to be associated with the Mahabharata.

Other attractions include Old Fort in Delhi mosque built by Sher Shah in 1541, a lake with navigation facilities and the nearby zoo. Then there is Sher-Mandal, a double-story, red sandstone and marble octagonal tower. There is an octagonal tower crowned chhatri tiles, glass and decorated with carved and painted plaster inside. Last but not least, is the spectacular light and sound of the Purana Quila, which has 5,000 years of history of the city of Delhi. The nine pools come to life in the light and take you on a tour of Delhi's royal past.