Go beyond the obvious attractions of Delhi

If you have ever visited Delhi then you must have been to those destinations marked on the map. The most obvious tourist has visited India Gate, Lodhi Garden, Red Fort and might even have gone to some of the famous bylanes of Old Delhi, but does Delhi end there?

Delhi is not only the capital of the country but also an unexplored gem. It has hidden stories and many places which are worth exploring if you are planning to visit the capital. Ditch the conventional places and go for something that no one would even think of going to.

  • Adham Khan’s Tomb

adham khans tombMany people visit the Qutub Minar but one rarely goes to this hidden gem just behind the famous minaret. Also called as Bhul Bhulaiya, this place has a rich history and the architecture of the place is worth the visit. This is an octagonal structure with veranda on three sides. You can find many people taking a leisure stroll around the structure and if you want a different perspective on Qutub Minar then this place is it.

  • Hijron ka Khanqah

Mehrauli is surely on the outskirts of the city but it is worth a visit for people who want to see a progressive world (more than ours). This place shows how broad minded and accepting the people of Lodhi era were of the eunuchs. If you want a solitary escape from the hustle bustle of the city, then there is no place better than this. There are 49 graves of the eunuchs of that era and the place itself is well-maintained.

  • Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli

mirza ghalib ki haveli

If you are planning to explore Chandni Chowk, then the one place you shouldn’t miss out is on the Qasim Jaan route. For people who love the poetry of Mirza Ghalib, there is the home of Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan in these lanes called the Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli. You can revel in this rarely known gem in the city where the famous Persian poet wrote some amazing poetries. There are photos of the poet along with his handwritten couplets and ghazals.

  • Hakim Ajmal Khan’s Haveli

This place is another gem in the city where you can find immense peace and calmness. Hakim Ajmal Khan was an important physician who had knowledge about the Greek medicines. You will like the aura of this place and there are photos and other artefacts that pay homage to Ajmal Khan. The place is looked after by his great grandnephew and you can even find a hookah from the mughal times.

  •  Bijay Mandal

bijay mandal

All the architectures in making might need a place where they can learn new things and get a different perspective on how the structures were built in the ancient times. If you are one of those people then you should definitely go to Bijay Mandal. Also known as Qasr-i-Hazaar Sutoon,  this was built in the 14th century as a residence for the emperor. You can explore the palace and also visit the grave of the Sufi Sultan Sheikh Hasan Tahir.

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