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Country India
240 m (790 ft)
 • Total16,064
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-HR
Vehicle registrationHR

Badshapur is a village and assembly constituency situated on the NH 248A (Gurugram-Sohna-Alwar) route within the Gurugram city of Haryana state in India at a distance of 9 km from the city centre. Now This Village comes Under GURUGRAM MUNCIPLITY.


The village is named after the Badshahpur Fort, which in turn was the abode of the wife of mughal badshah Bahadur Shah Zafar.[1]


The history of Badshahpur dates back to medieval times. The paragana of Badshahpur-Jharsa was ruled by Begum Samru (b.1753 – d.1836).[2] It was later under the rule of Bahadur Shah Zafar.[1]

Fort Badshahpur[edit]

Fort Badshahpur was the palace of one of the wives of mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. The unprotected fort is in ruins and needs restoration.[3] It has been encroached by the people.[1]

Begum Samru Place[edit]

Begum Samru Place at Gurugram lies between Badshahpur-Jharsa. The paragana of Badshahpur-Jharsa was ruled by Begum Samru (b.1753 – d.1836) and she built a palace for herself between Badshahpur and Jharsa.[2] Her palace has been completely lost to encroachments. Palace building is located between Gurgaon and Jharsa village, much of which was used as district collector's residence or camp office. Built in Islamic style, the ruins of this palace survived till about 2008 in Gurgaon.[4]

Badshahpur Stepwell[edit]

Badshahpur Stepwell, built in 1905 by Mohan Lal and currently owned by his grandson Ved Prakash Mangla (c. 2018), is a stepwell on sector road near Sohna Road in Badshahpur in Gurugram.[1][5] It was built to conserve the water due to the crisis,[1] and also as a source of water for the domesticated animals.[5] Ansal University's Sushant School of Art and Architecture (SSAA) students conducted a research on it in 2005.[5]

The catchment area has been obliterated due to construction and encroachment.[1] The neglected unkempt flies-ridden stepwell is without any protective wall.[5] INTACH had offered to preserve the stepwell and also written to the Government of Haryana to reserve it.[1] INTACH could not preserve it due to lack of agreement on terms with the owner who wants to maintain it himself.[5]

In January 2018 SSAA and INTACH discovered that HUDA is in the process of constructing a road which might lead to the destruction of this stepwell.[1][5] HUDA officials agreed to review it and if needed will alter the road to avoid risk to the stepwell, deputy commissioner assured to have it preserved.[1][5]

Dhumaspur Stepwell[edit]

Dhumaspur Stepwell, also Dhumaspur Baoli, is a 200 years old Zila Parishad-managed five story stepwell on the "Jail Road" in Dhumaspur village near Badshahpur in Gurugram. If was built on 2 kanal land from the stones brought from Makrana and Jaipur mines.[6] In 2018, activists filed the case against the church which tried to illegally grab and destroy this legally protected baoli through fraud.[6]

Assembly constituency[edit]

Badshapur assembly constituency is dominated by Ahir voters which are nearly 35,000 in number.[7][8] Rao Narbir Singh Yadav is the sitting MLA from Badshahpur.[9] Caste composition of Badshahpur is 32,000 Ahir/Yadavas,28,000 Jats, 10,000 Gujjars, 15,000 Brahmins, 14,000 Rajputs, 11,000 Punjabis and 10,000 Banias 7,000 Prajapati.[7]

Badshahpur is quite a large constituency it includes nurpur jharsa, Manesar, Farrukhnagar, and some urban areas of Gurgaon. Villages under Badshahpur are Palda, Sakatpur, Narsinghpur, Sadhrana, Garhi, Harsaru,Palam Vihar, Mullaheda,Sector 15 Part 2,Sec - 67, Sec - 68, Gadoli, Naharpur, Rampur, Aklimpur, Kadipur, Sarhaul, Shikohpur, Teekli, sector 10A Daultabad, Dundahera, Wazirpur, Hamirpur, Jhund Sarai, Dhanawas, Dhorka, Bhawani Enclave,Dhana Manesar, Saidpur, Mohammadpur, Patli, Judola, Narsighpur, Nurpur, Baskusla Manesar, Chandan Nagar Dhani, Basai Enclave, Sikandarpur Ghosi, Nathupur, DLF Phase 3, Rail Vihar, Sector 57, Greenwood City Sector 45, Tigra, Darbaripur, Hasanpur, Begampur Khatola, DLF Phase 2, Dankot,Ikbal Pur, Kaliyawas, Sultanpur, Sikandarpur Ghosi, Darbaripur, Khandsa, Islampur, Jharsa, Nathupur, Palam Vihar, Ramgarh and Kherki Daula all significant landmarks of Gurgaon city fall under Badshapur assembly constituency.[10]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Intach writes to state, seeks preservation of 100-year-old stepwell, Hindustan Times, 20 Jan 2018.
  2. ^ a b Begum Samru Palace, Gurugram, Haryana Tourism.
  3. ^ Badshahpur Fort and Baoli, Haryana Tourism.
  4. ^ "A queen's magnificent church". The Indian Express. 2 September 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Will history be buried for a road? A Gurgaon village waits, Indian Express, 18 Jan 2018.
  6. ^ a b The allegations of the ancient Bawdi disappearing on church management, Dainik Jagran, 11 Jan 2018.
  7. ^ a b "FG: High-Stakes Badshahpur". Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  8. ^ Share on Twitter (18 August 2014). "BJP may name Gurgaon candidate after Modi visit - Times of India". Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Haryana Elections and Results- News and Updates on Chief Ministers, Cabinet and Governors". Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  10. ^ Share on Twitter (8 October 2014). "'Social workers' rule the roost in Badshapur - Times of India". Retrieved 1 January 2016.