Purana Qila – The sixth city of Delhi….Photolog

4 Sep 2011

Continuing from where i left last week, i along with Adhiraaj made a visit to Purana Qila. Purana Qila is situated on the Mathura road, adjacent to the National Zoological Park. The plan was to explore the fort and then seeing the Light and the Sound program later in the evening. So, we bought the entrance ticket (Rs. 5/-) and entered of what once was ‘The Sixth City of Delhi’….

Back in 1538...

Present - 2011

Close up of the Main Gate

Hey! What's up?

The ruins that remain

Where to???

Once upon a time...

Side Wall - Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

Architecture inside Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

 

Inscriptions inside Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

Inside dome - Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque

Sher Mandal

Lake outside

Part of Humayun Gate (Southern Ramparts) from inside

 Light and Sound Show – Ishq-e-dilli

It took us an hour or so to cover the monument, not massive though as all of it is in the ruins except the Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque, the only building which is well preserved. It was around 5.00 pm when we came out or the slight drizzle which forced us to. The Light and sound show was scheduled for 6.30pm start but rain threat was looming large as it would have been cancelled then. So we went to the canteen outside and waited as they would start giving the tickets only half an hour before the show i.e 6.00 pm. Well, i was praying for the drizzle to stop and luckily it did. We went to the ticket counter again and bought the tickets (Rs. 80/-) for the show ‘ Ishq-e-dilli’….

The show begins...

Ishq-e-dilli

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Ishq-e-dilli

 

The End…

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