Delhi Ridge, sometimes simply called The Ridge, is a ridge in the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. The ridge is a northern extension of the ancient Aravalli Range, some 1500 million years old (compared to just 50 million for the Himalaya). The ridge consists of quartzite rocks and extends from the Southeast at Tughlaqabad, near the Bhatti mines, branching out in places and tapering off in the north near Wazirabad on the west bank of the river Yamuna, covering a distance of about 35 kilometers.
The Delhi Ridge is said to be the green lungs for the city and protects Delhi from the hot winds of the deserts of Rajasthan to the west. It is also responsible for earning Delhi the tag of the World's Second most bird-rich Capital city after Kenya's Nairobi.
... The North ridge, a part known as Kamala Nehru forest, is home to several hisorical monuments, namely the Flag Staff Tower, built in 1828 ... Ashoka pillar, brought to Delhi by Firuz Shah Tughluq in 1356 Flagstaff Tower, where British ladies and children took refuge during the Revolt of 1857 Pir Ghaib, a 14th century ...
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