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A heritage walk to the Northern Ridge: Tracing landmarks of 1857

January 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+5.5

A heritage walk to the Northern Ridge: Tracing landmarks of 1857

In our endeavor to bring new stories from the rich history of Delhi, the Karavan will trace it’s way through the landmarks of 1857, that lie in the Northern Ridge. These structures not only are a testimony to the respective dynasties that built them, but also stand as a witness to a watershed event in the history of India.

During the siege of Delhi, seen as a rebellion by the British against it’s authority and as the first war of independence by the mutineers some landmarks served as a refugee, some were converted into British pickets or camps, and a jheel became a burial ground. Another served as a hunting lodge and an astronomical observatory, converted later into a residence by William Fraser and a camp during the siege.

The British later added the Gothic styled Vice Regal Lodge that served as a residence for 5 Viceroys, place where the Gandhi – Irwin pact was signed and Bhagat Singh was held in captivity for a day.
To commemorate the martyrs of 1857 a memorial was erected. Amidst this bloodied and everchanging history stands the Ashokan pillar.

Walk leader: Bela Upadhyay

Places to be covered :
Flagstaff Tower.
Unknown building / Guard House.
Khooni Jheel.
Charbhuja Mosque.
Pir Ghaib.
Baoli. ( If Open )
Ashokan Pillar,and
The Mutiny Memorial.

Presentation : English /Hindi

Date : 14th Jan, 2018
Time : 10am to 1pm
Distance covered : 2.7 KMS approx.
Charges : ₹ 300 per person.
Meeting point: outside Vishvavidyalaya Metro Station ( Exit from gate number 4)

Important Note :
* Since parking at meeting point is a problem we advise you to park your cars at the nearest metro station with available parking and board a metro for the Vishvavidyalaya metro station.

* As we will be ending our walk at Ajitgarh Mutiny Memorial, Pul Banghash metro station is 200 hundred mtrs.

* Since it’s a long walk we advice musafirs to carry enough water and some light snacks

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