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Begum Samru’s Palace

Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Begum Joanna Nobilis Sombre, popularly known as Begum Samru and also, as Begum Sumru, (née Farzana Zeb un-Nissa) started her career as a Nautch (dancing) girl in 18th Century India, and eventually became the ruler of…
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Chunnamal Haveli

Chandni Chowk Rd, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
After the 1857 Indian Rebellion of 1857, Lala Chunnamal emerged as the wealthiest person in Delhi. Mirza Ghalib lamented on the plight of Muslims after the Ghadar, envying the illuminated mansion of Chunnamal. The British…
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Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raisina Hills, New Delhi
Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House) is the official home of the President of India. It may refer to only the mansion (the 340-room main building) that has the President's official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices;…
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Khas Mahal, Red Fort

Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Delhi
The Khas-Mahal (‘private house’) consists of three parts. The set of three rooms facing the Diwan-i-Khas is called the Tasbih-Khana (‘chamber for telling beads’) and was used for private worship by the emperor. The three…
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Rang Mahal, Red Fort

Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Delhi
The larger, lavish Rang Mahal (Palace of Colours) and the Mumtaz Mahal (now a museum) are zenanas, or women's quarters. This palace was crowned with gilded turrets. It was painted and decorated with an intricate…
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Jahaz Mahal

Jahaz Mahal, Talaab lane, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Jahaz Mahal (in Urdu Language ‘Jahaz’ means “Ship” and ‘Mahal’ means “Palace”, the “Ship Palace”), is located next to Hauz-i-Shamsi in Mehrauli, Delhi on its northeastern corner. It was so named, since its reflection (illusion)…
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Sunderwala Mahal

Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, Near Humayun Tomb Complex, Delhi
This early Mughal monument, together with Sunder Burj, originally stood within an enclosure measuring 740' by 610' and was entered through a lofty gateway. By the 1920's the enclosing walls had mostly disappeared but the…
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Bada Bateshewala Mahal

Bada Bateshewala Mahal, Bharat Scouts and Guides Marg, New Delhi
Bada Bateshewala Mahal, the tomb of Mirza Muzaffar Husain , the grand nephew of Humayun, built 1603-4 on a platform with five arches on each side, has its interior walls decorated with incised and painted plaster.
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Bijay Mandal

Near Begumpur Masjid, Kalu Sarai, Sarvpriya Vihar, Delhi
Bijay Mandal is a building with a layout plan of 74 m (242.8 ft)x82 m (269.0 ft) dimensions, with a well proportioned square dome. It cannot be categorized as a tower or a palace. It…
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Sheesh Mahal (in Shalimar Bagh)

Shalimar Main Rd, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi
Shalimar Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan in 1653, who had previously constructed a similar garden known as Shalimar Gardens at Lahore in 1641 AD. The garden, once known as "Aizzabad-Bagh", was the site…
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Coronation Building

Fatehpuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Bhawani Shankar Khatri along with Amir Khan Pindari betrayed Maharaja Holkar by taking the British side and they were well awarded by the British for this act of betrayal. Amir was awarded a Jahgeer of…
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Zafar Mahal

Mehrauli Village, Mehrauli, Delhi
Zafar Mahal is considered the last monumental structure built as a summer palace during the fading years of the Mughal era. The building has two components namely, the Mahal or the palace, which was built…
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Mumtaz Mahal, Red Fort

Netaji Subhash Marg, Red Fort, Delhi
Mumtaz Mahal (now a museum) is one the southernmost pavilion was used as zenana, or women's quarter during Mughal Period.
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Mirza Ghalib’s Father-in-Law’s Haveli

Qasim Jan Street, Charkhiwalan Gali, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
This is believed to be of Mirza Ghalib's Father-in-Law - Nawab Ilahi Bakhsh Khan of Loharu (younger brother of the first Nawab of Loharu). It was later owned by Ammi Nawad-din Khan in the 1840s.
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