Delhi Old Fort - Places to see in Delhi
The Old Fort of Delhi, which is also known from the past as Purana Qila, is a large for that was built on the same spot where Indraprastha was located in. This fort was held by many rulers over time and features a large amount of spaces that were inspired by both Hindu and Afghan cultures.
The Old Fort was built in the middle part of the sixteenth century by Sher Shah Suri. This was built after he had defeated Humayun and then conquered the city of Dinpanah. The fort was constructed with red sandstone and was made as a home for the ruler of the land to use. Humayun would eventually take over the fort after he recaptured this part of India a few years after the fort?s construction began. This is a key reason as to why the fort has a combination of both Afghan and Hindu influences in its design.
Interestingly enough, the fort had been out of use for much of the time after Humayun's death. This is because Humayun slipped on a stairwell in the Old Fort in 1556 and later died from his injuries. This caused some to believe that the fort was cursed. They then left in favour of another fort.
The fort features a large build that is more than two kilometers in length and has walls that are at least eig