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Near by Attractions of Ashokan Pillar

There are 2 Ashokan pillars in Delhi. One of them is a structure within the Feroze Shah Kotla. Here we will discuss the Nearby attractions of the Ashokan Pillar located near the Hindu Rao Hospital. The Nearby Attractions of the Ashokan pillar are all well worth a visit. Some of the Nearby Attractions of Ashokan Pillar are as follows

Hindu Rao House

The Hindu Rao House was built in the 19th century as the residence of William Fraser. After his death it was purchased by Hindu Rao. Its historical importance lies in the fact that it was the headquarters of the British Forces at the time of the Great Revolt of 1857. This is presently the main building of the Hindu Rao Hospital.

Pir Ghaib

This structure was built by Feroze Shah Tughlaq in 1630 by Feroze Shah Tughlaq. It is referred to as Pir Ghaib because a saint suddenly vanished from here while meditating. There is much controversy regarding the reason for the construction of this building. In the opinion of some it was an astronomical observatory others believe that it was a tower and yet others that it was a mosque.

Mutiny Memorial

The British built this octagonal tapering tower of red sandstone in memory of all the Indian as well as British officers and soldiers of the Delhi Field Force who died at the time of the Revolt of 1857 either in the battlefield or because of diseases.

Chauburja Masjid

This mosque was built by Feroze Shah Tughlaq. At one point of time the mosque had four domes but presently it is just survived by a two storied structure that has a central chamber.

Nicholson Cemetery

The cemetery occupies a large area and has many gravestones and memorials. The gateway of the cemetery is shaped like a cross and the roof is sloping. The grave of John Nicholson, an able officer of the British forces at the time of the Great revolt of 1857 and after whom the cemetery is named is found at the entrance of the Cemetery.

Qudsia Bagh

This garden built by Qudsia Begum, the wife of Emperor Muhammad Shah dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century. At one time there was a palace, a mosque, a waterfall, a summer lodge and numerous fruit and flower trees in Qudsia Bagh. It is presently survived by just the western gate and the mosque.

So do not miss out on any of the Nearby Attractions of Ashokan Pillar, all of which are of either of historical or of architectural value.

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