A royal history add a cosmopolitan doings, Delhi presents the perfect combination of traditional and modern India. The capital city is scarce of enticing attractions to see and touristy interesting things you can do. However, there are a lot of lesser known places offering unique experience that are, often forgotten by people as well as travelers. To help you discover these hidden gems, this is a list of top seven secret places in Delhi, expectant to be explored.
Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb
Besides several well known monument as well as world heritage sites, Delhi is home to a lot of popular but interesting structures. One particular monument, the Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, is must see because of its red sand stone mosque, magnificently adorned arches, walls inscribed with versus from the Koran, and red and blue colored designs of the tomb. Located in the Mehrauli Archaeological complex, right next to the Qutub Minar, this historic structure houses the tombs of the Sufi Saint Shaikh Jamali and his aide Kamali, and is known as to be always a forerunner in Mughal mosque structures.
Haveli of Mirza Ghalib
Poetry lovers or not, one will have heard about Mirza Ghalib, the fantastic poet of the Mughal empire and his literary works in Persian and Urdu. However, few people find out about the presence of his haveli in the lanes of old Delhi. These 150 years ago haveli in Chandni Chowk have been changed into a museum, retracing the poetic eras of Ghalib and the old world elegance of his time.
Agrasen ki Baoli
Set amidst the tall buildings and hustle – bustle of Connaught Place, Agrasen ki Baoli can be interesting historical steps well. Its stunning architecture goes back to the 14th century, when it was built to preserve drinking water and offer a relaxing place for vacation. This hidden structure is currently often frequented by artists, poets, and photography lovers. Walk down its beautiful steps, explore its arched niche categories or simply sit back and revel in some peace and quiet in this bustling part of the city.
Majnu ka Tilla
Get a taste of Tibet in Delhi at the Tibetan colony of Majnu ka Tilla. Founded in the year 1959 – 1960 as a refugee camp for Tibetans, this area was known as after an area Sufi mystic called Majnu, and is currently popularly known only a little Tibet. Look for accessories, handicrafts, trinkets, and everything Tibetan at its local market, experience Tibetan culture and Buddhist tradition in its lanes, and test authentic Tibetan delicacies at the countless cafes and restaurants of the unique neighbourhood. Due to their elaborate varieties street side momos must try here.
A sprawling part of lush greenery and thick woods, Sanjay Van is one of Delhi’s most significant forest patches. Due to its obscurity, this wooded area supplies the perfect refuge for character lovers and bird watchers, from the crowds of the city’s popular landscapes. Walk through this forest area, explore the countless species of wild birds here, and relax in the quiet and peaceful of the woods. Get spread around over a location of 10 sq. KMs, Sanjay Van has tombs of lots of Sufi saints and it is also thought to be haunted. Many people have reported ghost sightings, and voices of children crying at night. If you are brave enough, visit this forest after dusk and explore the eerie silence on yourself.
Santushti Shopping Complex
Get away from the hustle bustle of the malls and the chaos of the favorite markets for a special shopping experience at the Santushti Shopping complex. Situated in the posh part of Delhi’s Chanakyapuri, this beautiful complex features high – end stores, souvenir shops, a boutique tea store called Sancha and cafes housed in wonderful huts, amidst manicured lawns and lush greenery. Shopaholic or not, one will enjoy looking at the variety of clothing, accessories and home decor here, especially during winter, monsoon and good weather.
Tucked away in the lanes of Uttam Nagar is Delhi’s biggest potter’s colony called Kumhar Gram. This area is over 700 potters and their family lives, who have made the art work of pottery making from eras to generation to generation. Mysterious to those other entire world, several potters are national award winners, their beautiful clay items and earthenware sold not only locally but also at popular market segments in various places. Explore the genius and skill of the arty family members, see them carving complex design and hand craft various earthen items on the steering wheel, and look for clay utensils, figurines, flower pots, glazed ceramics, and a myriad of beautiful pottery at cheap prices.
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