This walk highlights the landmarks of revolt of 1857 scattered on the northern ridge, near Delhi University. There are a number of sites of heavy fighting originally held by the rebels and then taken over by the British. The walk covers monuments like Pir Ghaib—the 14th century observatory named after a mysterious pir, the infamous Khooni Jheel (the bloody lake!), the British Vice Regal lodge, the Flagstaff Tower, and memorials built by the British.
Harleen Kaur is a team member at Delhi Heritage Walks. She is working for an MPhil on the history of Delhi at Ambedkar University Delhi.
Delhi Heritage Walks is a team of young people which organises heritage walks to lesser known areas of the city. It also has a book club which is a forum to discuss books & issues of history. Through this initiative we hope to involve people in engaging with the city’s history and explore its neighbourhoods.
Meeting point: Gate no. 1, Delhi University Vice Chancellor’s Office, on Vishwavidyalaya Marg. Opp. Baonta Park. The nearest metro station is Vishwavidyalaya on yellow line. One can walk or take a rickshaw from the metro station.
Tips:Please wear walking shoes, carry water & apply sunscreen. No parking space at meeting point. The nearest parking is at Vishwavidyalaya metro station.
Please note that the walk ends at a distance of about 2.5 kms from the starting point. We end at Mutiny Memorial which is close to the Pul Bangash metro station. So it will be easier to walk to Pul Bangash metro station (200 mts from Mutiny Memorial), than walking back to the parking. Please keep this in mind while you travel for the walk.
Extra costs: Nil