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Purana Qila |Delhi Adventure Traveling

Purana Qila is one of ancient travel destination in delhi. This fort belongs to the great mahabharat war. It stands on an ancient site that has been continuously occupied since 1000 BC as archaeological excavations have revealed. This fort belongs to Pandavas Brothers ; at the war time of Mahabharat this city { delhi } then known as Inderprastha. The fort was the inner citadel of the city of Din Panah during Humayun’s rule who renovated it in 1533 and completed five years later. The founder of the Suri Dynasty, Sher Shah Suri, defeated Humayun in 1540, naming the fort Shergarh; he added several more structures in the complex during his five-year reign. The normal visiting hours are from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 pm.

Purana Qila { Pandavs Fort }
Delhi Traveling

Purana Qila History

Here is the history of Purana Qila. Delhi which is divided in two 2 parts Old delhi & new delhi at the war time of mahabharat knows as Inderprastha & hastinapur. It was then ruled by pandav brothers & before they are ready to went to heaven “Ang & Inderpartha” was ruled by Vrishketu the son of radhe karna. In the 1970s, the ramparts of fort were first used as a backdrop for theatre. When three productions of the National School of Drama were staged here. Tughlaq, Andha Yug and Sultan Razia, directed by Ebrahim Alkazi.

Excavations & Sher Mandal

Must visit Purana Qila while travel to delhi. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) carried out excavations here in 1954–55 and again from 1969 to 1973 by B. B. Lal. This includes Painted Grey Ware, dating 1500 BC.
Sher Mandal named for Farid who is very well known as Sher Shah Suri. Who had tried to finish what was ordered by Babur but had died during the initial phase and so construction was halted until the arrival of Humayun.

This double-storeyed octagonal tower of red sandstone with steep stairs leading up to the roof was intended to be higher than its existing height.
Its original builder was Babur ;who ordered the construction. It is also one of the first observatories of Delhi. This was also the spot where, on 24 January 1556 Humayun fell from the second floor to his death. He slipped while hastening to the evening prayers, following his hobby of astronomical star gazing at the top of this private observatory. He fell headlong down the stairs and died of his injuries two days later.

Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

This Purana Qila mosque was build by sher shah suri in 1541.
It was designed as a Jami Mosque, or Friday mosque for the Sultan and his courtiers. The prayer hall inside, the single-aisled mosque, measures 51.20m by 14.90m and has five elegant arched prayer niches or mihrabs set in its western wall.

Sir Edwin Lutyens

Must enjoy holiday in Purana Qila of delhi. Now we guide you about sir edwin lutyens who was born 29 March 1869 on Kensington, London, England. He was an great English architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era.
He designed many English country houses, war memorials and public buildings. The architectural historian Gavin Stamp described him as “surely the greatest British architect of the twentieth century”.

The bulk of Lutyens’ early work consisted of private houses in an Arts and Crafts style, strongly influenced by Tudor architecture and the vernacular styles of south-east England. This was the most innovative phase of his career. Important works of this period include Munstead Wood, Tigbourne Court, Orchards and Goddards in Surrey, Deanery Garden and Folly Farm in Berkshire, Overstrand Hall in Norfolk and Le Bois des Moutiers in France.

Sir Lutyens

Larger cemeteries have a Stone of Remembrance, designed by him.
Lloyd George proposed a catafalque, a low empty platform, but it was Lutyens’ idea for the taller monument. The design took less than six hours to complete. Lutyens also designed many other war memorials, and others are based on or inspired by Lutyens’ designs.

Sher Shah Suri Purana Qila

Sher Mandal of Puran Qila is mentioned to Sher Shah Suri. His real name was farid khan. He was born 1486 & was died 22-may-1545. He was the founder of the Suri Empire in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, with its capital in Sasaram in modern-day Bihar. An ethnic Afghan Pashtun, Sher Shah took control of the Mughal Empire in 1538. After his accidental death in 1545, his son Islam Shah became his successor. He first served as a private before rising to become a commander in the Mughal army under Babur and then the governor of Bihar.

In 1537 Sher ShahSuri overran the state of Bengal and established the Suri dynasty. A brilliant strategist, Sher Shah proved himself as a gifted administrator as well as a capable general. His reorganization of the empire laid the foundations for the later Mughal emperors, notably Akbar, son of Humayun. Farid Khan started his service under Bahar Khan Lohani, the Mughal Governor of Bihar. Because of his valour, Bahar Khan rewarded him the title Sher Khan (Lion Lord). After the death of Bahar Khan, Sher Khan became the regent ruler of the minor Sultan, Jalal Khan. He was killed on 22 May 1545 during the siege of Kalinjar fort against the Rajputs of Mahoba

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