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Salimgarh Fort

Salimgarh Fort was built on an island of River Yamuna by Islam Shah Suri and he was the son of renowned Sher Shah Suri. In 1622 A.D., Jahangir constructed a bridge and connected the fort to the mainland but the bridge was removed later by Britsihersa nd they made railway line through it. It also served as the state prison during Aurangzeb’s rule and British also continued it as a prison with the leaders of the Indian National Army were imprisoned in 1945 and now the memorial was developed inside the fort. The fort has a triangular plan and its thick walls are built in rubble masonry.

The fort has gone through conservation measures with Mahatma Gandhi also put emphasis on the conservation of the Fort. Now, the new Signature bridge also makes one of the reason to visit the bridge. It has added to the ambience around the fort and the Salimgarh Fort looks great with the background of this bridge. Also, an arch connecting the Red Fort and Salimgarh Fort is built which gives easy access to it and also the nearby attractions are Red Fort, Jama Masjid along with Chandni Chowk, St. James Church and Dara Shikoh Library.

Salimgarh Fort is located on the bank of the Yamuna River just back of the red fort and nearby of the old Iron bridge. This was constructed in 1546 by Islam Shah Suri (Sur Dynasty) which was son of Sher Shah Suri. Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb used it to prison purpose. Now India government it converted in a Museum as Swatantrata Senani Smarak.

Nearest other tourist attractions: Red Fort, Vijay Ghat, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and other Memorials.

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Visit Information:-

Location: Red Fort's back side

Address: Salim Garh Fort, Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006.

UNESCO World Heritage Site in Red Fort Complex: from 2007.

Nearest Metro Station: Lal Quila & Kashmere Gate

Contact Number: 011 2371 2581

Built: 1546.

Open: Every Days

Visit Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry Fee (Ticket Price): FREE

Distance From:-

IGI and palam Airport: 23.9 KM

New Delhi RLY Station: 6.3 KM

Old Delhi RLY Station: 2.4 KM

Nizamuddin RLY Station: 10.7 KM

Anand Vihar RLY Station: 10.8 KM