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Salimgarh Fort

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Salimgarh Fort is located in Delhi, India. Salim Shah Suri constructed this fort in 1546 AD. He constructed Sur Dynasty in Delhi. In later years this dynasty was captured by Aurangzeb and took control on the fort in 1857. He converted this fort into a prison. After that it became the part of Red Fort.


What to see at Salimgarh Fort:

Structure: Fort is in triangle shape. Walls are so thick and were built in rubble masonry. Gate is another attraction of this fort. Name of this gate is Bahadur Shah Gate. Red Sandstone was used to construct this gate.

Museum: It was the prison between 1945 to 1947 by the Britishers. Many prisoners died within the jail premises. On the basis of initial identification provided by Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, this place was converted into museum.

Other attractions of Salimgarh Fort: Other attractions of Salimgarh Fort are Bahadur shah Gate, brick masonry, and solid rubble masonry walls.


What to see around Salimgarh Fort:

Lothian Cemetery: It is located on Lothian Road. This is the first British cemetery in Delhi. It is located 5kms away from this fort.

Chandni Chowk:  It is the oldest market in Delhi. This place is not only famous for marketing but also several historical records can be seen here. Chandni Chowk Attractions are Dariba Kalan, Bhagirath Palace, Katra Neel Cloth Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar, Khari Baoli, Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Fatehpuri Masjid, Haksar Haveli , Chunnamal Haveli. It is located 5kms away from this fort.

Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 11kms away from this fort.

Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 19kms away from this fort.

Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. It is located 8kms away from this fort.

Rashtrapati Bhawan:  Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. It is located 12kms away from this fort.

Lodi Gardens: This is the best place for natural lovers. Lodi Gardens Attractions are Sheesh Gumbad, Bara Gumbad and Masjid, Sikandar Lodi’s Tomb, Mohammad Shah’s Tomb. It is located 11kms away from this fort.

Akshardham Temple: It is a Hindu temple complex. Akshardham Attractions are Musical Fountain, Theatre, Sahajanand Pradarshan, Boat Ride, Gardens of India, Narayan Sarovar, Neelakanth Abhishek, Premvati Ahargruh, AARSH Centre. It is located 8kms away from this fort.


Getting to Salimgarh Fort:  This fort  is well connected with Road ways. Before visiting this place visitors have to visit Delhi. Delhi is well connected with road ways. Both Government and private buses are available to reach this place. Delhi is connected with best railways and airways. There are 3 main bus stands in Delhi. They are Anand Vihar Bus terminus, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus and Interstate Bus Terminus. 3 important railway stations are Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, Old Delhi Railway station, New Delhi Railways station.


Getting around Salimgarh Fort: Taxis and buses are available to visit the places around Salimgarh Fort.


Best time to visit Salimgarh Fort:  This fort welcomes the visitors throughout the year.


Where to stay in Salimgarh Fort:  No accommodations are available at Salimgarh Fort. Plenty of accommodations are available at Delhi.


Where to eat in Salimgarh Fort: Eateries near Salimgarh Fort are Moti Mahal Restaurant, Peshwari, Daryaganj’s Flora, Nataraj Hotel etc.

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