Salimgarh Fort Tourism Place in Delhi - The most Haunted Place

Salimgarh Fort Tourism Place in Delhi

Salimgarh Fort The most Haunted Tourism Place in Delhi

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Destination Name

Salimgarh Fort

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Destination Time

10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Destination Type

Most Haunted Historical Monuments Place

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Destination Build By

Sher Shah Suri

Salimgarh Fort Delhi: History

Salimgarh Fort constructed by Salim Shah Suri, son of Sher Shah Suri in 1546 AD at Delhi. Salimgarh Fort is also knowing as one of the most haunted places in Old Delhi. Because, the British Government used it as a death prison in british empire which the leaders of Indian National Army were locked up in 1945. When Shah Jahan constructed Red Fort, Salimgarh Fort came into the precincts of the fort. Salimgarh Fort is Connected  by bridge wirh Red Fort .Which one build by Bahadur Shah Zafar. The gate between both the forts was named as Bahadur Shah Zafar Gate. Brick masonry and red sandstone was used to construct the gate.

Salimgarh Fort Delhi: Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this destination period is October - March, when the weather is very pleasant. Salimgarh Fort is opened for the public from morning 10:00am to 5:00pm. The fort is opened on all days except Mondays.

Salimgarh Fort Delhi: Tourism Place inside

Salimgarh fort is built in triangular shape. The Salimgarh Fort Fort has an area of 40 hectares. The Fort has a triangular plan and its thick walls are built in rubble masonry. It has circular bastions. During the British rule, demolishing an old bridge and constructed a railway line, which divided the Salimgarh Fort from the Red Fort.

Bahadur Shah Zafar Gate

An Arch bridge links it with Red Fort on the northeastern side, which was built during Mughal Empire Bahadur Shah Zafar's reign and hence the gate is named on Mughal Empire Bahadur Shah as Bahadur Shah Gate.This Gate was brick masonry with selective use of red sandstone.


During Aurangzeb's reign, the fort was first converted the fort into a prison and made his brother Murad Baksh as prisoner. He also the dubious credit of incarcerating his eldest daughter Zebunnisa in the Salimgarh Fort for 21 years till her death. she became a poetess and wrote poems on the orthodoxy of the emperor. The British had kept Bahadur Shah Zafar here. Later he was shifted to Rangoon. The Fort has been compared to the Tower of London in England where state prisoners were either tormented to death or faded away in the prison.

Before India got Independence from the British Rule, also imprisoned the members of Indian National Army from 1945 till 1947. After independence the fort was renamed as Swatantrata Senani Smarak in memory of the prisoners who died in this fort prison.

Swatantrata Senani Smarak

Tourists can visit the Swatantrata Senani museum in Salimgarg Fort which was the prison where many soldiers of INA died during British period. Colonel Gurubaksh Singh Dhillon chose the place for museum and opened to the Museum for public on 2 October 1995. In 2007, ASI wanted to shift the museum in order to provide better lightening, new galleries, and displays for other structures.

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