Delhi, the heart of India, has a vast historical, cultural and economic significance. Every traveller claims to have visited the place. But do you know the place really? Here are some places in Delhi we bet you didn’t know about..hidden places delhi.
Ghazipur Phool Mandi
Flowers for every occasion and imagine buying it from the wholesale market in the city. Ghazipur holds the biggest and largest wholesale market of flowers where you can even find imported varieties which are affordable. To get a better deal rush in early morning to the phool mandi.
Haveli of Mirza Ghalib
The home of 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib now is maintained by The Archaeological Survey of India. The life of the legendary poet is displayed and depicted by every wall of the haveli. Its structure depicts the Mughal architecture and an insight to the mysterious life of Ghalib Saab.
It is a sprawling forest area near Vasant Kunj popular because of its intriguing horror stories. The forest is believed to be haunted and people are refrained from entering the forest at night. But whatsoever, the nonchalant beauty of the forest and its landscape draws your attention and admiration altogether.
Bhardwaj Lake of Asola
It is located within Asola Wildlife Sanctuary which is reserved by Delhi wildlife department. The jungle trail is laid out in the Aravali Hills. You can trek to this beautiful destination and enjoy some time out of the city for some fresh air and picturesque view.
Delhi War Cemetery
The Delhi War Cemetery was created in 1957 and was made the permanent home for all the martyred soldiers. Beautifully structured and landscaped this place is a grave for soldiers who died fighting the British Commonwealth. Visit the place for its lush green gardens, tall monuments and of course history in the graves.
This labyrinth of a place is the tomb of Adham Khan, a general of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Located close to the Mehrauli city, the ‘bul-bulaiyan’ is a must visit as it is considered haunted but more importantly because of its structure and significance. The tomb also house the tomb of Maham Anga, Emperor Akbar’s wet nurse and Adham Khan’s mother.
Cathedral Church of the Redemption
The church is located on the east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan which was used by the British Viceroy and hence is also called as Viceroy Church. It is one of the most awe-inspiring churches in India.
Literally translated as “Ship Palace” was named so because its reflection on the surrounding reservoir looked like a ship floating on a lake. Its construction dates before Mughals invasion, probably built during the reign of Lodi Dynasty. It served as a transit accommodation for people travelling to Muslim shrines in India. The architecture and surroundings will leave you spellbound.
Manju ka Tila: Tibetan Colony
Built in 1960 near the Yamuna river, this colony served as a refugee camp for the followers of Dalai Lama who in 1959 moved to India for exile. Popularly called as ‘Little Tibet’ this colony is rich in its Tibetan culture, cafes, antique shops selling Himalayan artifacts.
Do all “Dilli ke dilwale” know the Union Territory and the places yet to be explored?