Purana Qila - Overview


Purana Qila was built by Sher Shah Suri on a raised platform. The construction was completed by Islam Shah after he succeeded his father Sher Shah Suri. It is also believed that the place where the fort was constructed belonged to the Pandavas. The fort is made up of red sandstone and has a length of 2km.

Purana Qila


Delhi is a Union Territory and the capital city of India. Three sides of the city is bordered by Haryana whereas the fourth side is bordered by the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is spread in a large area and the expansion is continuing. There are many historical monuments in Delhi which the people can visit. Some of these monuments are Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Swamynarayan Akshardham Temple, and many others. Delhi was ruled by many dynasties which include Rajputs, Delhi Sultanate, Mughals, and the British.

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Visiting Hours

The fort is opened for the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm. It takes around two to three hours to visit the fort as the fort has many structures to visit. The fort is opened on all days except Fridays. Light and sound show is also arranged in the fort in Hindi and English. The duration of the show is one hour and timings are 7:00pm to 8:00pm in Hindi and 8:30pm to 9:30pm in English.


Tourists have to pay an entry fee in order to visit the fort. Indian tourists have to pay Rs. 20 while foreign tourists have to pay Rs. 200 to visit the fort. There are no charges for carrying still camera but Rs. 25 have to be paid if video camera is being carried. Tourists have to pay a separate fees for watching light and sound show. The cost of ticket for an adult is Rs. 100 and for children it is Rs. 50.

Best time to visit

The period between October and March is the best time to visit the fort as the weather is very pleasant. Though the month of December and January are chilly but still the tourists will enjoy their tour. In the rest of the months, the climate is very hot and humid which causes discomfort to the tourists.

Where to Stay?

There are more than 2500 hotels in Delhi which range from inexpensive budget hotels to expensive five-star hotels. Tourists can also stay in tourist hostels and guest houses which provide a comfortable stay. Good service is offered in all kinds of hotels. Some of the hotels in the city are as follows −

  • Five-Star Hotels

    • Pullman New Delhi located at Aero Hospitality District

    • Novotel New Delhi located at Aero Hospitality District

    • The Grand New Delhi located at Vasant Kunj

    • Radisson Blu Hotel located at Dwarka and Paschim Vihar

    • Park Plaza located at Shahdara

  • Four-Star Hotels

    • The Muse Sarovar Portico located at Kapashera

    • The Royal Plaza located at Ashoka Road

    • Country Inn by Carlson Saket located at South Delhi

    • Radisson Blu Marina located at Connaught Place

    • Hotel Regent Grand located at East Patel Nagar

  • Three-Star Hotels

    • Hotel Toronto located at Paharganj

    • Red Fox Hotel located at Airport Zone

    • Hotel Shimla Heritage located at Karol Bagh

    • Divine Paradise by Tavisha located at South Delhi

    • Hotel Waves located at Airport Zone

  • Budget or Two-Star Hotels

    • Indira International Inn located at Airport Zone

    • Hotel Payal located at Paharganj

    • Hotel Maanvi located at Paharganj

    • Hotel Swati Deluxe located at Karol Bagh

    • Hotel Topaz located at Paharganj

  • Cheap or One-Star Hotels

    • Hotel Sunshine located at Karol Bagh

    • Hotel S B Inn located at Paharganj

    • Hotel Neha Inn located at Paharganj

    • Hotel Hans International located at Paharganj

    • Bombay Palace Hotel located at Paharganj