Shahjahanabad VIII: Dariba Kalan & Esplanade Road

Both Dariba Kalan and Esplanade roads run north-south from Chandni Chowk road towards Jami Masjid. After 1857 the British tore down the buildings of the city to the east of Esplanade road to create, well, an esplanade around the Red Fort.

Portions of the city around Jami Masjid were also torn down, including just north of the mosque, which is why the southern ends of both Dariba and Esplanade lead to a more open area, demarcating the edge of the dense section of the old city.

General locations of Dariba Kalan and Esplanade

shah whole dariba

General sequence of areas photographed

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Along Dariba Kalan road

01 01 dariba 01 02 dariba 01 03 dariba 01 04 dariba 01 05 dariba 01 06 dariba 01 07 dariba 01 08 dariba 01 09 dariba 01 10 dariba 01 11 dariba 01 12 dariba 01 13 dariba 01 14 dariba 01 15 dariba

Along Esplanade Road

02 01 esplanade 02 02 esplanade 02 03 esplanade 02 04 esplanade 02 05 esplanade 02 06 esplanade 02 07 esplanade 02 08 esplanade 02 09 esplanade 02 10 esplanade

Building off Esplanade road03 01 esplanade 03 02 esplanade 03 03 esplanade 03 04 esplanade 03 05 esplanade

Area North of Jami Masjid

04 01 esplanade 04 02 esplanade 04 03 esplanade 04 04 esplanade 04 05 esplanade

The beginning of Gali Guliyan04 06 esplanade 04 07 esplanade 04 08 esplanade 04 09 esplanade 04 10 esplanade 04 11 esplanade

Northern gateway of Jami Masjid05 01 esplanade 05 02 esplanade 05 03 esplanade

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