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DHPC Photowalk to unseen Red Fort
09 Dec, 2012 - 09:00 AM to 09 Dec, 2012 - 12:00 PM
9 Dec, 2012
09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Red Fort, Delhi [
3 Kms. of total walking
Nearest Metro: Chandni Chowk (1 Km.)
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10 (charges in INR)
DHPC's Heritage Photowalk to the unseen Red Fort Baoli and the lesser known Salimgarh Fort. The baoli (Stepped Well) is an amazing piece of architecture with a double sided entry.
: This baoli was under Army controlled for past 2 centuries. Recently ASI got charge of this area and it took them almost an year to clean this baoli and restore it to its original condition. The place is so amazing that you can listen the sound of water pouring into the Well for Baoli
: Salimgarh existed much before the establishment of Red Fort (aka Quila-e-Mubarak). 70% area of this fort is still under Military control and public is allowed to access 30% of it, containing Museum and the Jail, where soldiers of Indian National Army were imprisoned. The amazing sight is when you have to cross an iron bridge that takes you to the other side of an old Railway Track.
: We will get to see several colonial buildings, which are no longer in use. But they surely give a splendid view of the lost British Era.
: Kids will particularly enjoy this event as they will get to see a variety of subjects: Baoli, Fort, Train/Track and Train from Bridge, British Houses and Museum etc.
: Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 250 for Foreign Nationals (Monument ticket)
How to Reach
Enter Red Fort from Lahori Gate (Near Ticket Counter) and cross the Chhatta Bazaar (market inside red fort). Before Naubat Khana (where tickets are checked) a road turns towards the War Memorial Museum to your left. Take the turn and meet us outside the museum
Some portion of the area we wish to visit is still under Army Control. So please be careful and cooperate with the security forces. The gate of Salimgarh opening towards road (not the one that we will use to enter) was attacked by terrorists few years ago. So that portion is locked and photography is not allowed there. Let's not break any rules.
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