- Purana Qila or Old Fort, on the banks of the river Yamuna, is one of the most gorgeous exponents of Mughal architecture. This imposing structure was built by Emperor Humayun in 1533 on the site of Indraprastha (capital of the Pandavas in Mahabharata) and was named "Dina-panah". The structure was later renovated by Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri and renamed "Shergarh" in 1545. The fort, built of red sandstone has two towering gates, "Talaqi Darwaza" on the northern side and "Humayun Darwaza" on the southern side that are intricately carved. The Qila-i-Kuhna Masjid and the Sher Mandal are important monuments inside the fort. Old Fort truly adds to the vintage charm of Delhi!
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