In 1538, the Mughal emperor Humayun laid the foundations of his city named Dinpanah, or the Refuge of the Faithful. The inner citadel of this city is today called Purana Qila or the Old Fort. Excavations near the eastern wall of the fort reveal that the site had been occupied since 1000 B.C. The Purana Qila has three gates - Humayun Darwaza, Talaqi Darwaza and Bara Darwaza in New Delhi. The present entrance is the Bara Darwaza, an imposing red sandstone gate on the western wall. Inside the Purana Qila is the Sher Manzil, a two-storied octagonal pavilion in red sandstone, built by the Afghan ruler, Sher Shah Suri.
Timings: 6 am to 6 pm Tickets: Available at the site and Delhi Tourism office