The Ramlila Maidan is located near the New Delhi Railway Station and Delhi Gate.
Before 1930, the Ramlila Maidan was a big pond. However, during the 1930s, it was filled up so that the venue for the annual Ramlila held in floodplains of Yamuna River near Red Fort could be shifted here. It was in the 1800s that the Hindu soldiers started organising the Ramlila at the Red Fort.
The Ramlila Maidan has been a venue for many important events such as it was the place where Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru held a public meeting in 1961 to welcome Queen Elizabeth. Many other meetings and gatherings have been held here which include post war gatherings, rallies against government policies etc.
The ground has been in the news lately because of Baba Ramdev's campaign against black money and Anna Hazare's hunger strike against corruption that was be carried out at the Ramlila Maidan.
Last Updated on : August 21, 2015