Friday, December 30, 2011

Purana Qila

Purana Qila is not far from our house, but we went there for the first time the other day. It was a very nice, sunny morning--perfect weather for visiting the large and pleasant grounds of the old fort. It was built in the 16th century, much of it by Sher Shah from 1540-45 but some of it had been constructed by Humayun in the 10 years prior to Sher Shah's rule. The fort is an impressively large area with huge gates, thick walls and buildings spread about the well-manicured lawns. Nestled among the trees and rooftops were our favorite green parakeets. The boys loved running around and climbing while the adults enjoyed reading about the history on the well-placed and informative signs. Overall, a lovely morning out!

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