“1857 War memorial”
The Mutiny Memorial is a memorial situated in front of Old Telegraph Building near Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi. The Mutiny Memorial tower was built by the British in 1863 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. (During the first war of Indian Independence).
On 15th August 1972, the 25th anniversary of India’s Independence, the Mutiny Memorial was converted into a reminiscent of the Indian Soldiers and was renamed as “Ajitgarh”. The names of the martyrs of this first attempt against British subjugation were also etched at the memorial.
The Mutiny Memorial is an octagonal tapering tower built in the Victorian Gothic Style. Rising 33 meters high from a two-tier platform, it has an ornamental facade made up of red sandstone and a staircase inside to reach its top. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Kamla Nehru Ridge Forest, the memorial offers stupendous scenic beauty. Whether for its historical significance or for its splendid architecture or just for the sake of being haunted, people are seen crowding at the Mutiny Memorial, quite often.
Open: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee: Free