Reflecting positive trend overseas and weak dollar boosted the demand for gold due to its inverse relationship with the greenback.
Spot gold on MCX rose and was seen trading higher at Rs 27,969 per 10 grams and Silver was up and seen trading at Rs 56,064 per kgs.
On the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), gold for April delivery rose Rs 94 to Rs 28,252 at 2.40pm IST and had touched intraday high of Rs 28,264.
Similarly, the metal for June contract up by Rs 91 to Rs 28,613.
While, silver for march delivery also rose by Rs 293 at Rs 56,613 and touched intraday high of Rs 56,666.
US spot gold, was seen trading in the range of $1,741 an ounce.