Purana Qila (Old Fort)

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The Delhi Sultanate ended with the dawn of the Mughal Empire. The new age ushered in different cultural influences: Islamic, Persian, and Turkish! Purana Qila (Old Fort), where the first Emperors ruled from, is studded with red-stone monuments displaying this fusion. Find the intricately decorated Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque (Mosque of Sher Shah), more commonly known as the Grand Mosque. Note the parchin kari, the meticulous art of setting semi-precious stones into hand-chiseled marble that decorate the inner chambers. The art form was first introduced here from the West. Later on, this stunning decoration will be fully realized in the Taj Mahal!

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Mathura Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi, India

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