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)


The Purana Qila, one of the oldest forts in Delhi, was constructed by Humayun and Afghan king Sher Shah Suri in 1533. It is believed that Humayun had built the walls of the fort whereas Sher Shah had constructed the building. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, the Purana Qila also known as Old fort was also believed to be built by the Pandavas as Indraprastha almost 5,000 years ago. The fort has a massive area of about a mile. There are three gates in Purana Qila named Talaqi Darwaza, Bara Darwaza and Humayun Darwaza. Built with red sandstone, the gates of the fort are quite big. The Sher Mandal and the Quila-i-kunha Mosque are the two main buildings that survived and exist in Purana Qila. 

It was Humayun who built the Sher Mandal, a two storied octagonal tower that used as a library by him. On the other side, the Quila-i-Kunha Mosque reflects Indo Islamic architecture with its special features such as molding, bracketed openings, marble inlay and carving. It has a large prayer hall with five entrances having 'true' horseshoe-shaped arches. The total measurement of the hall is 51.20m by 14.90m. The prayer niches (mehrabs) of the mosque are opulently adorned with concentric arches.
For the visitors, Purana Qila has a lot to offer. There are some nearby attractions that make it a must visit place.

  • Lake - The Lake near Purana Qila is a perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones. Enjoy the peddle boat ride in serene atmosphere provides a great pleasure to the visitors. There are some water activities for children also organized.
  • National Zoological Park - It is a 16th century extensive green habitat for over 100 species of animal and bird. A perfect place for children to learn various important things about birds and animals. The place also has a lot to offer for people of all ages.
  • National Science Centre - Located opposite side (towards north) of Purana Qila near Pragati Maidan gate no. 1, the National Science Centre is a perfect place for students to learn various aspects of science.

To make your evening more beautiful, don't forget to attend the light and musical show at Purana Qila. The museum in the complex of the Purana Qila has unique works dated back to 1400 A.D. The Qila remains open all days of a Week from morning 9 AM to evening 7 PM. The nearest metro station to reach the Qila is Pragati Maidan from where you can take public transport to visit this place. The entry fees are Entry Fee - Rs.5/ Person (Indians Residence), Rs.100/ Person (Foreigners Residence) and Rs.25 (Videography).

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