"Purana Qila (II)" New Delhi Off The Beaten Path Tip by Nprawira

New Delhi Off The Beaten Path: 39 reviews and 58 photos

  Sher Mandal
by Nprawira

Humayun tragically lost his life after missing his footing while hurrying down the steps of this library upon hearing the prayer call. Known as Sher Mandal, this rather small and dilapidated structure could be a surprise to some for an imperial library but do remember that literacy was a rare skill 450 years ago and getting a book wasn't as easy as click and pay.

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jan 30, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


More Reviews (6)

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 4 3 4 2

Have you been to New Delhi?

  Share Your Travels