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Roshanara Garden is a Mughal-style garden built by Roshanara Begum, the second daughter of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is situated in Shakti Nagar near Kamla Nagar Clock Tower and North Campus of University of Delhi. It is one of the biggest gardens in Delhi having a great variety of plants, some imported from Japan.[citation needed] The lake inside the gardens is visited by migratory birds during winters and is a popular site for bird watching.[citation needed]

Roshanara Gardens
A view of Roshanara Garden, tomb of Roshanara Begum, north Delhi.jpg
A view of Roshanara Garden
TypeMughal garden
LocationDelhi, India
Coordinates28°40′23″N 77°11′52″E / 28.67306°N 77.19778°E / 28.67306; 77.19778Coordinates: 28°40′23″N 77°11′52″E / 28.67306°N 77.19778°E / 28.67306; 77.19778
Area57.29 acres (23.18 ha)
Opened1650s (1650s)
FounderRoshanara Begum
Owned byNorth Delhi Municipal Corporation
Operated byNorth Delhi Municipal Corporation
Front and left side view of tomb of Roshanara Begum
Grave of Roshanara inside the Baradari

The garden has a raised canal with flowering plants on both sides. Today the garden holds a white marble pavilion built in memory of the princess Roshanara, who died in 1671 and was buried there. The elite Roshanara Club, which was started here in 1922 by the British, is spread over 22 acres.[1] Since 1927 first class cricket is played at the Roshanara Club Ground,[2] which now boasts floodlights. The club is considered the birthplace of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Post Independence cricket administrators gathered in front of an old fireplace and sowed the seeds of the Indian cricket body.[1]

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TransportEdit

It is serviced by the Pul Bangash metro station on the Red Line of Delhi Metro. It is situated close to National Highway 1 on the Grand Trunk Road.

See alsoEdit

  • Lal Bangla in Delhi, mausoleum of Lal Kunwar, the mother of Shah Alam II (1759-1806), and his daughter Begum Jaan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Welcome to Roshanara Club Ltd Estd. 1922". Roshanara Club. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Roshanara Club Ground, Delhi". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 December 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Roshanara Bagh at Wikimedia Commons