Qudsia Bagh

April 15, 2024

Qudsia Bagh was recently given a facelift as a part of Delhi Development Authority’s project to revive Yamuna’s floodplains.

About Qudsia Bagh:

  • It was built by Qudsia Begum (in 1748), the wife of Mughal Emperor Mohammad Shah Rangeela, who ruled in the early 18th century. It is situated in North Delhi. It was built in the Persian char-bagh style.
  • The only remains of the Bagh are its imposing western gateway, the Qudsia Mosque and a couple of pavilions in carved red sandstone.
    • It was the private mosque of the emperor and his wife and had been built in a very simple style surmounted by three-storied high walls.
    • The mosque is an ASI protected monument and it is built with lakhori bricks.
  • The Bagh had several entrances built with red sandstones, plastered with limestone. Stucco work is done on the walls. It had cusped arches with floral patterns above.
  • This garden was one of the locations that played a role during the 1857 First War of Independence and was destroyed and damaged during the course of events
  • It was also the site of the last meeting of Bhagat Singh and his comrades before they undertook their mission of throwing bombs in the Central Legislative Assembly.