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Salimgarh Fort

This fort has quite it's fare share of history related to INA and Netaji and is a must visit place... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Kumar93011
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New Delhi, India
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A nice place to visit. Often very less crowded, this place reveals some of the facts of Indian... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
Shilpamittal
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Salimgarh Fort is something that you will definitely miss if you don't pay attention to road signage. When you cross the Chhatta Chowk bazaar inside the Red Fort complex and turn towards the museum, the road leads to Salimgarh fort renamed as Swatantrata Senani Smarak.
Salimgarh Fort has its own share of gory tales but due to the absence of any structures barring a few barracks and a ruined mosque, everything else has disappeared with time. Built by the successor of the mighty Sher Shah Suri, Salim Shah, after whom the fort is named, Salimgarh served as an imperial dungeon for the Mughals. Perhaps, Aurangzeb and the Britishers put the fort in the best of use where hard-core prisoners are put into trials and death.

Don't miss seeing the Indian National Army(INA) soldier's memorial exhibition. Also, there is a jail which is in pretty much bad shape due to the absence of any preservation work. One of the few rooms inside the jail served as the last surviving solitary confinements that supposedly housed the three Indian National Army(INA) soldiers namely Col. Prem Sahgal, Col. G.S Dhillon and Major Gen. S.N Khan before the famous Red Fort Trials in '46.

Visit this place before you enter Red Fort. It will be in chronological order.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Prabir T
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

A place that you can enjoy your free time with your friends and that its a historical fort that will excite you.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

A nice place to visit. Often very less crowded, this place reveals some of the facts of Indian history.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Not many tourists reach the Salimgarh Fort after several hours in the Red Fort. Most likely nobody else but you will be there. If you are interested strictly in history or architecture, you won’t be very excited. But if you are a time travel enthusiast, this place is for you. Time stopped there about 150 years ago. Nothing was restored or improved from then on. You will see the same Yamuna River (no matter how terribly it is polluted now), same walls, same ruins lit by merciless Indian sun. Turn on your imagination and enjoy!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

This fort is now accessible by a british bridge adjoining redfort. a museum here depicts the collections from excavations dive periodically. its shocking to find pieces belonging to 2000 BC era excavated from this fort. though some said its is build by jahangir (sallim) in 16th century but its definitely very very old. this fort also houses the cells used to torture INA fightors by british. considered to be hautned in the night

Date of experience: November 2014
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