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Visit of Purana Qila

The oldest fort in Delhi

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Visit of Purana Qila
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Purana Qila = Old fort from the 16th century is located just a few hundred meters to the east of India Gate. Although it is not one of the biggest tourist blockbuster in Delhi – after all, not much of it is preserved, but even so it is still worth a visit. Worth seeing is certainly impressive western gateway Bara Darwaza, mosque Qila-i-Kuhna and interesting building of private Humayun's library.
 

West Gate - Bara Darwaza

The entrance to the fort is really impressive. Two massive bastions encircle the gateway made of a red stone.
 

West Gate - Bara Darwaza
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The interior of the fort

The fort is situated at about 600×300 meters and it's now basically one big park.
 

The interior of the fort
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The mosque Qila-i-Kuhna

The most interesting sight in the whole area of the fort is an old mosque Qila-i-Kuhna.
 

The mosque Qila-i-Kuhna
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Interesting interior of the mosque

The interior of the mosque has a very nice decor.
 

Interesting interior of the mosque
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Humayun's library

Just a few meters next to the mosque is a nice Humayun's library.
 

Humayun's library
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Humayun's gate

If you go south, you come to less preserved Humayun's gate.
 

Humayun's gate
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Hoopoes

Very interesting are here the hoopoes looking around for some goodies.

If you have a little more time, you can go to the pool before the fort (in the northwest direction), where you can ride a pedal boat and take in the views of the walls of the fort.

Hoopoes
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