Wonder where this is?

Ahh! The quiz is getting tougher! Let’s see if anyone can guess what and where this structure is 🙂

HINT- It’s associated with an event that was much talked about recently…

Latest update: Correct answer by Naushirvan!

This is the Coronation Memorial at the Coronation Park in North Delhi, where the three Delhi Durbaars (assemblies) were held:

In  1877: Proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India

In 1903: Celebration of accession of King Edward VII to the throne

In 1911: Coronation of King George V as emperor of India and shift of  the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi  (this event was recently celebrated in Delhi after completion of 100 years as capital city)

There is a large park there, currently being renovated. Statues of King George V and various British officials adorn the park.

For directions click here.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Naushirvan says:

    I think this memorial is located somewhere within Delhi’s Coronation Park ( associated with the Delhi Darbar of 1911). It is a great spot for reading and ruminating (only in winter, summers are blistering!). I believe there is a huge statue of George V nearby.

    1. wanderfool says:

      Perfect answer 🙂

  2. twobitwo says:

    That’s a very interesting obelisk-like structure, i must make it a point to check it out soon…

    1. wanderfool says:

      Yes, twobitwo…it’s quite an interesting place. And if you just look up old pictures of the Delhi Durbaars on the web, you will be all the more fascinated when you visit!

  3. A fascinating post – I’m very interested in all things British Raj and the history between Delhi and Calcutta – where my mother was born!

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thank you Ken. It is, indeed, a marvelous journey to go down the history of places with which our folks are associated.
      Hope to post many more stories of the period you are interested in…stay tuned!

  4. debajyoti says:

    wow, this is amazing!! i am going to subscribe to your blog. not sure how many delhiites know about these.

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thanks Debajyoti, I am thrilled to have you on board 🙂

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