The Mutiny Memorial (Fatehgarh / Ajitgarh)

The last episode of our video series about the Landmarks of 1857 brings us to the Mutiny Memorial in Delhi. Check out this quick video to know more about how this memorial is associated to the revolt of 1857!

Ashoka’s Pillar near Northern Ridge Delhi

One of the two Ashokan pillars in Delhi is at Northern Ridge. It stands on the road between Mutiny Memorial & Hindu Rao Hospital. Built by Ashoka during ancient times, transported to Delhi in the 14th cent by a curious king & then interpreted by the Orientalists.

Here’s a video which talks about this pillar – as we explored the Landmarks of the Revolt of 1857 at the Northern Ridge!

Hindu Rao Hospital and the Revolt of 1857!

Not many are aware about how the Hindu Rao Hospital (Delhi) is associated to the Revolt of 1857!! This building was once the bungalow of a “White Mughal” William Fraser.. and has witnessed a lot of action during the days of the sepoy mutiny. This quick video throws some more light on this aspect. Happy Exploring 🙂

The Baoli near Pir Ghaib (behind Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi)

Much closer to Pir Ghaib (shown in the previous episode)..there’s this massive Baoli (step-well) right behind the Hindu Rao Hospital. This was used to provide water to the 14th century hunting-lodge and observatory and other nearby areas. Happy Exploring!

Pir Ghaib

A 14th century astronomical observatory.. a seer who vanished.. the revolt of 1857 .. and how the legend of PIR GHAIB connects these dots in the story of India! All this and more in this episode. Cheers 🙂

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 5) : CHAUBURJA MOSQUE – Delhi Ridge

In this episode of our Heritage Walks series we visit the CHAUBURJA MOSQUE in the Delhi Northern Ridge area. This place is believed to be built by Feroz Shah Tughluq in the 14th Century. The Mughals later added few structures on to the building and during the days of the Revolt of 1857 this was used as a picket and ammunition store by the British! Happy Exploring 🙂

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 4) : KHOONI JHEEL (a bloody lake) – Delhi Ridge (video)

A haunted lake with a bloody past; A girl in white cotton dress; A headless soldier; A lucky infant named Stanley Delhi Force; a battle between rebels and the company! All this and more in this episode of Landmarks of 1857 – remembering the days of the Revolt!

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 3) : Guard House (Delhi Ridge)

In this episode we make a quick visit to an old building, a Guard House from the 19th century, standing in the Delhi ridge… and we also discover more about the stories of the Revolt of 1857! Happy exploring..

Landmarks of 1857 (Part 2) : Flag Staff Tower (Delhi Ridge)

In this latest series about the Revolt of 1857 (also known as the First War of Independence in India) we visit the Flagstaff Tower within the Delhi University ridge area. Let’s explore how this tower is associated with the revolt!