The Purana Qila was intended to be the inner citadel for Humayun's capital, Dina-panah. Construction commenced in 1533 with completion in 1538 AD. The main gate (of 3), along the southwest wall (just off Mathura Road) is the Bara Darwaza. There are impressive bastions on each side, and the ramp up to the gate is steep. It is double-storeyed, and surmounted by chhatris. The small covered balconies are a Hindu feature, noted in an earlier upload on the Sohail Gate of Rohtas Fort, now in Pakistan. When I visited, it was Heritage Week and there were many student visitors learning something of their history.
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csabagaba (6582) 2010-04-14 5:43
Strange building. I think the two extremes of the gate tower are later built there. Different styles, different materials used. and ... India, in addition of architectural elements, it also appears in two Star of David .... Wow.
rajhema (1871) 2010-04-22 15:29
Sky is awesome, unfortunately I see it is pixelized. Otherwise, the gigantic structure is simply majestic. India is one place with past and future live hand in hand without any conflict.