purana qila, highlights of jungles

Magnificent Monument

Purana Qila was built over the land which was the city of Indraprastha of the Mahabharata period. The remains reveal the delicate taste of the emperors Shershah and Humayun. The deep tone of the red sandstone and exquisitely carved marble on the windows give sober grandeur to the double storeyed gates. Among its three main gates on the north, the south and the west, the last one serves as the entrance to the zoo. The northern gate is known as TalaziDarwaza or the forbidden gate. When and why was it forbidden is still a mystery. The lofty south gate is an example of the sturdy construction of Delhi prior to 11640 A.D.

Info F 4.5 1/500 with Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Date 2005:01:06 12:54:10 Make Canon
Model Canon PowerShot S1 IS Width 2048
Height 1536 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 16.6 mm Exposure 1/500
F Number 4.5 White Bal. Auto
Metering Center-weighted average Compensation 0
Hyperfocal 13.34 m File Size 1275 kB
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