Sight Seen : Golden Tringle With Himachal - Purana Qila

Delhi - Purana Qila

The unimaginatively named Old Fort is where Mughal Emperor Humayun met his end in 1556, tumbling down the steps of the Sher Mandal, which he used as a library. The fort had been built by Afghan ruler Sher Shah during his brief ascendancy over Humayun. It's well worth a visit, with its peaceful garden studded with well-preserved ancient red-stone monuments, including the intricately patterned Qila-i-Kuhran Mosque (Mosque of Sher Shah).

A popular boating lake has been created from Purana Qila's former moat, with pedalos for hire.

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Across busy Mathura Road are more relics from the city of Shergarh, including the beautiful Khairul Manazil mosque, still used by local Muslims and favoured haunt of flocks of pigeons .

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