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The British Magazine, Pen and Ink Drawing by Vikram Kalra
Delhi before New Delhi & The Mutiny of 1857 in Delhi

The Mughal Power had declined by the end of the 18th century. Battle was fought between the Marathas and the British in 1803 which the British won.

At that time, the main control and administration over India by the East India Company was managed from Calcutta. With Delhi as a new centre it was important to built some administrative buildings. Thus came the Residency building in 1803 and many more of these buildings for the administrative purposes. With the coming of these early British and other Europeans, a new culture evolved around the Kashmiri gate area in the North of Old Delhi which was a mix of Indian and British.

After 1857 the British decided to stay outside the walled city of Old Delhi and they established the Civil Lines area. There are many buildings related to the mutiny of 1857 in this area like the Flagstaff tower, Nicholson Road Cemetery and many more to explore.

This Tour is divided into two phases and is done through walking and partially through the vehicle.

Explore a Different Delhi

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