Delhi is undoubtedly the most visited capital city of India. Every other visitor visits either to explore, India Gate, Chandini Chowk, Jama Masjid, or any Lotus Temple. But have you ever heard of places or heritage sites in Delhi that are less visited, but are exploring. Delhi is known for old charm and monuments which are still prevalent in today’s time. There are many unexplored heritage sites in Delhi that should be in your bucket list. These are quite far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We now bring you with the list of such hidden sites in Delhi-
- Chunnamal Haveli-
This is the oldest site in Delhi stuffed with old style ambience and is the famous haveli the capital city. Dates back to 1848, Chunnamal Haveli was the home to the wealthiest man in Delhi- Lala Chunnamal. Everything, from chandeliers to sofa gives the feeling of old times and gives the glimpse of old remain. The best thing is the generation of Lala Chunnamal still resides in the haveli. The pace is located in Chandini Chowk.
- Adham Khan’s Tomb-
Known as the Bhool Bhulaiya, Adham Khan Tomb is located behind Qutub Minar. Built in 1563 AD, the domed architecture has veranda with three openings. The tomb is famous for its myth which says, an entire wedding baraat went missing who took refuge in the tomb. So this place is known as haunted one. But there is so much peace and calmness in this location which can’t miss to have.
- Masterji kee Haveli-
Step inside the Sitaram Bazaar and you will find Masterji kee Haveli. The place belongs to Gupta family and inherited by late Ram Kishan Gupta. Ram Kishan Gupta was a Sanskrit scholar awarded with State Award for his contribution towards education. The haveli is known for its cravings on the front door. The entire building carries Mughal structure. Once you enter the haveli, you will witness the antique furniture collection. You can visit this place where you will be guided with Dhruv Gupta.
- Hijron ka Khanqah-
If you are in Mehruali bazaar, then you will be greeted with Hijron ka Khanqah which defines how eunuchs are accepted socially during Lodi era. This is a well-maintained grave for eunuchs. The entire place is calm and remains mostly empty. There are total 50 whitewashed tombs in the courtyard itself. Although, there is huge noise outside, you can still find solace inside.
- Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli-
Amidst the noisy Chandni Chowk, there is Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli, the home to Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan- a well-known Urdu poet. Once you get inside, you will get to read some beautiful poems such as Hazaaoron Khwashishen Aisi and man Have y others. If you want to track down the poetic history then this is the haveli you should visit.
Delhi is certainly the treasure for some hidden historical sites that gives you the enough reason to visit and explore.
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