Delawadi is a picturesque picnic spot located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. The area has
Delawadi is a picturesque picnic spot located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. The area hasbeen developed as the Delawadi Forest Camp by Madhya Pradesh Eco Tourism Development. The forest camp offers trekking and bird watching facilities and you can also hire a guide from here to go to the nearby Ginnorgarh Fort. There is a Nature Interpretation Centre too at the camp site, which exhibits the attractions around the forest and flora-fauna discovered around. But one site which still remains undiscovered around the area is the Prisoners of War Camp.
The Prisoners of War Camp was constructed in 1939 to house around 30,000 German and Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Spread across a 9sqkm area, there are now remains of barracks and stables, a kitchen, a large water tank and even a theatre overtaken by high wild grass. The camp was built by the then Inspector General of Police, FS Young. This was done deep in the middle of the forest, as at that time, it was completely inaccessible which made escape near impossible. Now, however the camp is connected with a forest road, the forgotten remains have become desolated fortifications in the middle of the jungle.
The camp also has a ‘Sunset Point’ on the western end from where you can enjoy the view of sun disappearing behind the forested hills of Ratapani.