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Brief of Old Fort (Purana Qila), New Delhi

Constructed on the historical site of Indraprastha by Mughal emperor Humayun and Sher Shah, the fort has a circuit of about a mile. Rectangular in shape, it houses the famous Sher Mandal and Qila - i - Kohna Mosque, built by Sher Shah. Earlier, it was Humayun (1538 - 1545) who rebuilt Indraprastha and renamed it as Dinpanalh, while Sher Shah who had defeated Humayun named it Shergarh. Sher Mandal, a two storeyed octagonal tower was used by Humayun as library, from where he slipped from its steep stairs and died. Among other attractions are a small archaeological

Old Fort  (Purana Qila)
museum, a zoo and a sound and light show held every evening.
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