purana-qila

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Last day in Delhi! We walked to the India Gate from our hotel and then over to Purana Qila ruins while waiting for rush hour to die down. After lunch we took the metro down to Qutub Minar to see the awesome ruins of a mosque, among other things there. We ended the day with a fabulous vegetarian thali meal.

We are headed North, to the mountainous area this morning and are hoping for clearer air - the haze/pollution has been a struggle on our lungs!

Purana Qila is the oldest fort in Delhi. It is almost 500 years old and was built by the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri (aka Sher Khan), founder of the Sur Empire in India.

During partition, Purana Qila became the site for refuge camps for Muslims that were migrating to Pakistan. 

Incredible place. 

- A x