|Chandni Chowk, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings:- Begum Samru's palace opens from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry Fee :- Free
|Palace & Landmarks, Monuments
|Place visit with
|Family, Friends, Married Couples, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|July, August, September
About Begum Samru Palace
Begum Samru's Palace, also known as "Begum Samru's Fort" or "Bhagirath Palace", is a historical structure located in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India. This palace was built in the 18th century by Farzana Zeb-un-Nissa, better known as Begum Samru. Begum Samru was of mixed Indian and European descent and her journey from a dancing girl to a powerful ruler during the tumultuous times of the late Mughal period and early colonial period was remarkable. The palace is famous for its distinctive red sandstone and white marble facade, a distinctive feature of many buildings from the Mughal period.
Architecture of Begum Samru Palace
The architecture of Begum Samru Mahal embodies a mixture of Indian and European design elements, reflecting the multicultural background of Begum Samru herself. The exterior of the palace typically uses red sandstone and white marble, which were common building materials in Mughal architecture. Elaborate carvings and ornamentation, reminiscent of both Indian and European designs, may adorn the palace's façade and interior spaces.
Interesting facts about Begum Samru Palace
- Begum Samru lived lavishly in this huge white mansion, which was considered one of the grandest houses in Delhi with huge pillars and large rooms.
- Commonly known as Bhagirath Palace and North India's largest electrical goods wholesale market, Begum Samru's palace was originally owned by an intelligent Kashmiri Muslim lady, Begum Samru.
- The palace stands as a historical and cultural relic, representing a time when various cultural influences converged in India.
- The architectural significance of the palace and the interesting life story of Begum Samru continues to attract historians, researchers and those interested in the history of India's colonial era.
- In view of the cultural and historical importance of the palace, efforts have been made to preserve and protect it as a historical site.
How to reach Begum Samru Palace
By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Begum Samru Mahal is Chandni Chowk. It is an 11-minute walk away.
By Rail:- The nearest railway station to Begum Samru Mahal is Old Delhi. It is a 12-minute walk away.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stop to Begum Samru Mahal is Red Fort. It is an 8-minute walk away.
Nearby famous places
- Gali Paranthe Wali 2 minutes away
- Jain Shwetambar Temple 2 minutes away
- Red Fort 19 minutes away
- Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli 11 minutes away
- Fatehpuri Masjid 12 minutes away
- Khas Mahal 12 minutes away
- Lahori Gate 16 minutes away