Purana Qila is a Hindu term which when translated in English, means Old Fort. True to its name, Purana Qila is a fort built in the banks of Yamuna River by Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was originally erected as a military structure meant to protect the city from invaders.
When the great architect and planner of New Delhi, Sir Edwin Lutyen designed the city, he aligned the Rajpath or the boulevard leading to the India Gate with the Purana Qila. Purana Qila covers a 2-kilometer perimeter of colossal walls that are all 18 meters high [Read more…]