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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Purana Quila or the old fort

Sher Mandal

Bari Baoli step wall

Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

Purana Qila, situated on the banks of Yamuna, was constructed by the Mughal emperor Humayun.The Purana Quila has three majestic gates:
The Humayun Darwaza
The Bara Darwaza
The Talaqi Darwaza.
The other two attractions at the fort site are:

Qila-I-Kuhna Masjid,
Sher Mandal
the small museum
The Qila-I-Kuhna Masjid was built by Sher Shah when he had captured the Purana Quila after defeating Humayun in 1541.
The Sher Mandal is now an observatory, octagonal in shape.
The museum at the gate of the Purana Quila has many artifacts.
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