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Mutiny Memorial

Location: On Rani Jhansi Road, about 500 meters south of Hindu Rao Hospital on the Northern Ridge

Time to Visit: Open on all days

Preferred Timings: sunrise to sunset

Admission Fee: Free and open to all

Photography charges: nil

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located in Civil Lines, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate

Functional Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate

 

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: 40 minutes

The Mutiny Memorial is located on Rani Jhansi Road, about 500 meters south of Hindu Rao Hospital on the Northern Ridg. The British built this octagonal tapering tower of red sandstone in 1863. Now known as Ajitgarh, Its architecture shows a 'Gothic influence.' It was erected 'In memory of the officers and soldiers, British and Native of the Delhi Field Force who were killed in action or died of wounds or disease between 30th May and 20th September 1857.'

Situated just 200 meters away from the Ashoka Pillar, the tower is circular from inside and is raised on a base that is two-tiered. It has an ornamental façade and also has a staircase leading to the top. All around the tower there are many plaques on the walls mentioning the names and ranks of the soldiers who fought for the British in the War of 1857.

In the year 1972, on the 25th anniversary of India's Independence, a new plaque was added to the memorial. This plaque mentions that the 'enemy' mentioned by the British were actually the freedom fighters and martyrs of the country, who fought bravely against the repressive colonial rule in the First War of Indian Independence.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Ashokan Pillar, Hindu Rao house, Pir Ghaib, Chauburja Masjid, Nicholson Cemetery and Qudsia Bagh

Nearby Places to Eat

McDonalds in Kamla Nagar and Model Town, Nirula's, Chacha ke Chole Bature, Baskin Robins and Momo's Point in Kamla Nagar, Vikrant Restaurant in Kingsway Camp, Grant Plaza in Model Town and many roadside Dhabas.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Kamla Nagar Market, Model Town Market and Mukherji Nagar Market and Ashok Vihar Market

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04

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