Purana Qila in New Delhi
old fort : Monuments in Delhi

 Purana-Qila

Address Near Delhi Zoo, Mathura Road, Delhi


ReasonsReasons to be here -
To Relish the well seasoned Architectural paragon, to peek into the past and to walk down boulevards of a fortress!


Entry Fees Entry Fee -
Rs.5/ Person (Indians Residence)
Rs.100/ Person (Foreigners Residence)
Rs.25 (Videography)


Visitors Timings Timings-
All days of a Week; 09:00 AM-07:00 PM


Travel DirectionWay to reach -
The nearest Metro station is Pragati Maidan station. You can walk or hire an auto rickshaw to reach the Purana Quila.


Traveller's PickTraveller's Pick - About Old Fort (Purana-Qila)


Right from the pages of history, Purana Quila is the oldest structure built in the confinements of the city, Delhi. Standing pensively besieged by wild flora, Purana Quila is two kilometers in the circuit area and on lines of an efficient fortress design, it is rectangular in shape.


Foundation of Purana Quila was laid down by Humayun in 1533 in the form of massive gateway and walls. With time, as the rule over the city changed hands from Humayun to Sher Shah Suri, final construction works was carried out under the reign of Sher Shah Suri.


Two of the prominent features of the Purana Quila are the northern gateway also known as Talaqui Darwaza (forbidden gateway), and the southern gateway called the Humayun Darwaza. These two gateways are amalgamation of typically Islamic pointed arch exemplified by the Hindu Chhatris and brackets which completes the overall design of this fortress. The walls of Purana Quila also coddle a mosque built by Sher Shah Suri in 1541 which goes by the name of Qila-i-kuhna masjid.


A riveting lore, which says that this fort is believed to be constructed by the Pandavas rather than the Mughals, gives it air of mystic and yet another reason to the people around the world to visit and enjoy their trip to the Purana Quila. Purana Quila is undoubtedly an experience which is hard to come by and should not be overlooked by anyone who genuinely likes to time travel via such marvelous structures.


"Beautiful, old and mesmerizing! Purana Quila is a perfect place to visit for engraving an image of Indian history, legacy and supremacy on the walls of your memory lane."


NearbyNearby Attractions -

Lake - Peddle your way through the pristine waters of the lake near the Purana Quila. A must try activity for some fun and to enjoy the cathartic effect of water.


National Zoological Park - A 16th-century sprawling green abode for more than 100 species of animal and bird. Let the child in you gasp and gap at the sight of God’s mystical creations.


TipTRAVELER'S ESSENTIALS -

Do watch an incredible light and sound show that takes place every day in the bounds of Purana Quila. Carry a camera and also visit the museum in the complex of the fort which houses interesting artifacts dated back to 1400 A.D.


Delhi Map - Old Fort (Purana Qila)
Hotels near Old Fort (Purana Qila)
Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi
Address: 1 Mansingh Road, New Delhi, DL 110011
Star Rating: 5 star hotel ***** Distance: 3.3 km
Phone: 011 2568 6868
Website: www.new-delhi-hotels.com
 
Ahuja Residency Golf Links
Address: 193, Golf Links, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 3.9 km
Phone: 011 2461 1027
Website: www.ahujaresidency.com
 
Ahuja Residency Sunder Nagar
Address: 3, Mathura Road, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 0.8 km
Phone: 011 4578 5000
Website: www.ahujaresidency.com
 
Shervani New Delhi
Address: 11, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Star Rating: 4 star hotel ****
Distance: 1.0 km
Phone: 011 4350 8686
Website: www.shervanihotels.com
 
The Oberoi, New Delhi
Address: Opposite Delhi public School, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi, DL 110003
Star Rating: 5 star hotel *****
Distance: 2.1 km
Phone: 011 2436 3030
Website: www.oberoihotels.com
 
Maulsari Bed & Breakfast
Address: Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, DL 110003
Distance: 2.2 km
Phone: 098 10 808281
Website: www.maulsari.com
 
Aman New Delhi
Address: Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Distance: 3.1 km
Phone: 011 4363 3333
Website: www.amanresorts.com
 
Eleven
Address: Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, DL 110013
Distance: 3.6 km
Phone: 098 11 088966
Website: www.elevendelhi.com

Restaurants near Old Fort (Purana Qila
Baboo Shahi Bawarchi
North Indian (Mughlai)
Timings: 9am to 8pm
Meal for two - Rs. 330/-
Address: 4-5 Dargah Matka Pir, Near Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Phone: 23371454
 
Crystal, The
Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, Chinese, European)
Timings: 10am to 10pm
Meal for two - Rs. 400/-
Address: Gate No. 1, K-4, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Phone: 23371616/1717, 9811460071
 
Crystal, The
Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, Chinese, European)
Timings: 10am to 10pm
Meal for two - Rs. 400/-
Address: Gate No. 1, K-4, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Phone: 23371616/1717, 9811460071
 
Chicken Inn
Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, Chinese)
Timings: Noon to 1.30am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 13-15, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone: 23382288, 23383388, 23386304
 
Gulati
North Indian
Timings: Noon to 1am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 6, Pandara Road Market, Shri Barda Ukil Marg, New Delhi
Phone: 23388836, 23388839, 23782949
 
Havemore
North Indian (Mughlai)
Timings: Noon to 2am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 11-12, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone: 23387070, 23387171, 9891604602
 
Hyderabadi Biryani
Indian (Hyderabadi)
Timings: 11am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 200/-
Address: 6, Pandara Road, New Delhi
Phone: 65234191, 9810087528
 
Ichiban
Multi-Cuisine (Chinese, Japanese, Thai)
Timings: 12.30pm to 4pm, 7.30pm to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 800/-
Address: 9, Pandara Road, Shri Barda Ukil Marg, New Delhi
Phone: 23386689, 23386599
 
Pindi Restaurant
Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, Chinese)
Timings: 11am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 900/-
Address: 16, Pandara Road Market, New Delhi
Phone: 23388703, 23385647
 
Veg Gulati
North Indian
Timings: Noon to 1am
Meal for two - Rs. 1000/-
Address: 8, Pandara Road Market, Shri Barda Ukil Marg, New Delhi
Phone: 23388830, 23388863
 
Khan Chacha
Fast Food (Kebabs)
Timings: Noon to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: 50, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 24633242, 9810671103
 
Cafe Coffee Day
Coffee Bar/Lounge
Timings: 8am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: The Lounge, 1st and 2nd Floor, Shop No. 15, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 32213946
 
L'Opera
Bakery & Confectionery
Timings: 11am to 8pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1200/-
Address: Shop No. 5B, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 47322889
 
McDonald's
Fast Food
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 250/-
Address: 34, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 9899795805
 
Subway
Fast Food
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 500/-
Address: 8C, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 41757605
 
Amici
Cafe, Italian
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1200/-
Address: 47, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 43587193

Railway Stations near Old Fort (Purana Qila
Metro Stations near Old Fort (Purana Qila