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Purana Quila

There is hardly any place in India that still bears the memories of Mahabharata but Purana Quila is one such exception. According to historians, this is the oldest fort in Delhi and believed to be the site of Indraprastha, mentioned in Mahabharata. When you will stand in front of Purana Quila, definitely the exciting memories of Ancient India will strike in your mind. Whether you are zeroing upon one of the romantic honeymoon packages in Delhi or Delhi Manali tour packages, do include this fort-and-rampart in your travel plan. Not only it produces a wonderful peek into the antiquity but also acts as a backdrop of various theatre productions of National School of Drama. If you are lucky, then you may stumble upon yourself on any such spectacular drama production, while the mysterious Purana Quila is posing as an indomitable background. Apart from the main Quila, you will find many other structures from Mughal era inside the complex. Among them, Sher Mandal is the most prominent building as it used to be the personal library and observatory of Mughal emperor Humayun. It was inside Sher Mandal, where Humayun fell from the second floor and encountered an untimely death. Humayun’s death was changed the wheel for Islamic rule in India and when any visitor thinks that it all started from Sher Mandal, it’s enough to give him/her goosebumps. Every evening, a glittery light-and-sound show takes place in Purana Quila and for the sake of the wanderer inside you, you mustn’t miss this.

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