Maiden's Metropolitan Hotel, Delhi. Because the rest of the Durbar facilities were temporary buildings, this hotel is one of the few tangible survivals of those events. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Maiden's is located in the Civil Lines just outside the walls of Old Delhi where the famous 1857 Siege took place, nearby the Kashmir Gate, Ludlow Castle, and the Ridge. Maiden's is also famous as where Sir Edwin Lutyens lived whilst he was designing New Delhi. His plans for New Delhi hang on the walls. Once New Delhi was completed the Civil Lines became something of a backwater.

Related material about the Imperial Assembly at Delhi from The Illustrated London News

Other material about the Durbar at Delhi

[You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Last modified 17 June 2017