Salimgarh Fort - Overview
Salimgarh Fort was constructed by Islam Shah Suri in 1546AD. Islam Shah Suri was the son and successor of Sher Shah Suri who laid the Sur dynasty after defeating Humayun in 1540AD. Humayun defeated Sikandar Suri and again established Mughal empire. He camped in the Salimgarh Fort before attacking Sikander Suri. When Shah Jahan constructed Red Fort, Salimgarh Fort came into the precincts of the fort.
Delhi is a very old city and it is believed that the city was previously Indraprastha, the kingdom of Pandavas. Later it became the capital of many dynasties. Now it is the capital city of India. Many historical monuments can be found which were built by Mughals, rulers of Delhi Sultanate, Rajputs etc.
Salimgarh Fort is opened fort the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The fort is opened on all days except Mondays. It takes around one to two hours to visit the fort as there are many structures inside. Since the fort is in the precincts of Red Fort so it may take more time if tourists visit the red fort.
No entry fees is charged for visiting the fort but as the fort is inside red fort so people have to pay for visiting the red fort. For Indians, the cost of the ticket per person is Rs. 30 and for foreigners, it is Rs. 500 per person.
Best Time to Visit
The period between October and March is the best time to visit the fort as the weather is very pleasant. Though the month of December and January are chilly but still the tourists will enjoy their tour. In the rest of the months, the climate is very hot and humid which causes discomfort to the tourists.
Where to Stay?
There are more than 2500 hotels in Delhi which range from inexpensive budget hotels to expensive five-star hotels. Tourists can also stay in tourist hostels and guest houses which provide a comfortable stay. Good service is offered in all kinds of hotels. Some of the hotels in the city are as follows −
The Lodhi located at Lodhi Road
The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel located at Shahdara
Welcom Heritage Haveli Dharampura located at Chandni Chowk
The Umrao located at Airport Zone
Piccadily Hotel located at West Delhi
Alpina Hotels and Suites located at Greater Kailash New Delhi
Jasmine Boutique located at Jasola
Hotel Sewa Grand located at Pitampura
Shanti Home located at Janakpuri
Hotel Jivitesh located at Pusa Road
Hotel Shimla Heritage located at Karol Bagh
Hotel Airport city located at Airport Zone
Hotel Elegance located at Paharganj
Hotel Chand Palace located at Paharganj
Hotel Citi International located at Paharganj
Budget or Two-Star Hotels
Sahara International Deluxe located at Paharganj
Hotel Stawell Dx located at Paharganj
Hotel Malik International located at Vasant Kunj
Hotel Golden Wings located at Paharganj
Hotel Corporate Park located at Greater Kailash
Cheap or One-Star Hotels
Hotel Vijay Inn located at Paharganj
Hotel Hans International located at Paharganj
Hotel Shangri La located at Paharganj
Chaman Guest House located at Paharganj
Hotel Park View located at Karol Bagh