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Roshanara Bagh
Submitted by sarfrazyusuf on Fri, 04/05/2007 - 20:31
This Roshanara Bagh or garden was built by Roshanara, daughter of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and sister of Aurangzeb, in the year 1650 and is still counted among the best Mughal gardens in India although it has lost much of its past grandeur. Roshnara, the younger daughter of Shah Jahan, enjoyed a lot of respect and privilege during the reign of her brother, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, as she helped him in securing the Mughal throne. However, she was later poisoned to death on the orders of her brother for committing actions against his will and was buried here in 1671.

The tomb of Roshnara lies in the middle of the garden and is known as Baradari meaning ‘open pavilion’. Though in dilapidated condition at present, the tomb once had a simple roofless grave surrounded by intricately carved screens made of marble, and a hall, which had apartments with arched openings. The interior of the hall was beautifully decorated with paintings, some of which can be seen even today on the ceilings of the hall. Surrounded by dry fountains on all sides, the roof of the Baradari has small but artistically domed chambers on the corners.

The British were also very fascinated with this garden-tomb as it was the prefect retreat for them during the Delhi summers. In 1923, a European club known as Roshnara Club was established here and is today one of the most prestigious clubs of the capital with a good cricket ground and well-maintained garden. In fact membership of the Roshanara Club is a distinction that is highly sought after.

Address – Located north of Old Delhi near Kamla Nagar Clock Tower and Old Subzi Mandi.

How to Reach – The best way to reach here is to take a Metro to the Pratap Nagar station and its a 2 minutes walk from there.

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Guest wrote Roshanara bagh at 10:13:40 AM on November 2, 2008

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There is a slight correction on how to reach the Roshanara Bagh, the best way to reach there is take Metro and get down at pratap nagar metro station and its 2 minutes walking from there.

manuj_78 wrote thanks at 03:20:09 PM on November 2, 2008

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Many thanks for letting us know. The article has now been updated with your correction. Regards Manuj
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