Friday, January 16, 2015

Purana Qila of Delhi


Purana Qila is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It was rebuilt by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri on the same site, named it Shergarh. Sher Shah raised the citadel of Purana-Qal'a with an extensive city-area sprawling around it.
 Purana Qila or Old Fort Ramparts, and Lake, Delhi


 This gate, opposite Old Fort is 1 of 2 surviving gates from Delhi built by Sher Shah Suri. 

 Lal Darwaza or Sher Shah Suri Gate, now stands opposite Purana Qila.

The single-domed Qila-i-Kuna Mosque, built by Sher Shah in 1541 is an excellent example of a pre-Mughal design