Salimgarh Fort of Delhi
The Salimgarh fort is a sixteenth century fort that was built in Delhi. This is located in an area that is near the Yamuna River and was used as a jail throughout the years. In fact, some parts of the history of the Salimgarh fort are believed to permeate the walls of the fort to this day. This fort is also a very well preserved place to visit.
The Salimgarh fort was built by Salim Shah in 1546. It was based not too far from the Lal Quila and was strategically placed alongside the Yamuna River. Another key point about its location is that it was a little over a hundred feet in elevation over most spots when it was built. The fact that the Salimgarh fort was built around a river and a mountain range helped to make it harder for people to try and get into than some other places.
The fort became a prison after Aurangzeb succeeded Salim Shah Suri, the son of Sher Shah Suri. Aurangzeb ordered the fort to become a prison and had imprisoned many people who were not faithful to Islam. He e