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Landmarks of 1857: Heritage Walk at Northern Ridge

Nidhi posted on 09 January

What is it?  

Delhi Heritage Walks is organising an unusual walk across the Northern Ridge {Yes, the north campus area, for those of you who went to DU}.

The War of Independence {Sepoy Mutiny} of 1857 may have begun in Meerut, but much of its action took place in Delhi. Visit the landmarks scattered on the Northern Ridge, which mark the spots where the carnage took place.

Who is it for?

Those tired of Delhi’s usual monument circuit of Red Fort, India Gate, etc. can explore a lesser-known aspect of Delhi’s history.

Why should I go for it?

12356944_10153860116501834_2346320702948337418_oAlong the way, you will be stopping by monuments— like a 14th century observatory named after a mysterious pir, a mosque which faced heavy shelling, the Mutiny Memorial, Khooni Jheel and memorials built by the British.

Anything else

The terrain of the Ridge is slightly arduous and this is a long walk of around two-and-a-half hours, so remember to carry ample drinking water and wear proper walking shoes. Also, do remember to register online first.


Delhi Heritage Walks conducts a number of tours every month. Do check out their schedule for walks to places you wouldn’t otherwise have considered like Jahanpanah and Begumpur, Lodi Gardens, Mehrauli Village and Archaeological Park, etc. Also check out their Book Club, which holds book discussions in various locations around the city.

When: 10 January

Where: Northern Ridge

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya

Price: INR 500 per person. No charge for children below 10 years. 

Timings: 10am– 12.30pm

Contact: +91 9212534868 or write to 

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Feature Image Courtesy: Delhi Heritage Walks