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  Purana Qila site, Delhi
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The Purana Qila or Old Fort was built by the second Mughal emperor Humayun in 1538 and is built on the site formally known as Indraprastha. This fortress precedes the Red Fort and houses the emperor's living quarters, library (from the steps of which he slipped and died), the soldier's barracks and a mosque built by Sher Shah Suri who had temporarily dethroned Humayun. There is also a small museum near the entrance gate.
Open from 6am to 6pm. Entry costs are 100 rupees per foreign visitor, Under 15's are free. Entry to museum is 2 rupees (although no-one asked to see a ticket) and video fees are 2 rupees.

Address: Mathura Rd, Central Delhi
Directions: Near the Zoo.
Phone: 24353178
Website: http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/tourist_place/purana_quila.jsp

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  • Updated Jul 21, 2008
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