Once the home of Begum Samru, The Begum’s Palace has now converted into an educational institution known as St. Charles’ Inter College. Begum Samru was a Muslim lady who married a European mercenary soldier, Walter Reinhardt Sombre, and later got converted to Christianity. However, she is known for constructing the only Basilica and the largest church of North India - The Basilica of Our Lady of Grace.
Established in the year 1835, The Begum’s Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sardhana. After the demise of Begum Samru, this popular historical site in Sardhana was bought by the Archbishop of Agra. Inside the complex of this palace is an exquisite garden which is dedicated to the Begum. There is also a sunken bath that used to hold different flavours of waters for bathing of Begum. Along with that, there is also an imposing iron gate which is believed to be a tunnel that leads all way to Delhi.
The Begum’s Palace, Sardhana, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Opening / Closing Timings
Being one of the top places of tourist interest in Sardhana, The Begum’s Palace stays open all days of the week. One can visit the site on any day from morning to evening.
Best Time to Visit
The weather of Sardhana allows travellers to visit the place all round the year. However, the best time to visit The Begum’s Palace is the winter season. Beginning in the month of October, the season is all about cool and pleasant weather. Such ideal weather condition attracts a large number of tourist to this place in this season. Winters in Sardhana ends in the month of February.
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