6 A Typical Places To Visit in Delhi

6 Atypical Places To Visit in Delhi

The enchanting city of Delhi is straight out of the history books and a paradise for city dwellers. There are still remnants of our country’s ancient past scattered throughout the city and with so much to offer, Delhi is truly unbeatable in terms of versatility. From affordable shopping markets to historic ruins and the famous gully of blissful paranthas, this city has something new and exciting to offer at every corner. 

Well, if you want to avoid typical tourist places which are often crowded and still discover the unique charm of the city, here are some offbeat places to explore:

Haveli of Mirza Ghalib

Ghalib ki Haveli, home of the 19th-century famous poet Mirza Ghalib, is a reminiscence of Mughal rule in India. Located in Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran, this home turned museum is declared a heritage site by the Archeological Survey of India. The structure of this house resembles Mughal-era architecture, so all the history lessons seem to become more meaningful here. A few of Ghalib Sahab's handwritten poems have been preserved in the museum, as have some of the first copies of his poetry books. One of the most unusual places in old Delhi, Ghalib ki Haveli is worth exploring for art and literature buffs. 

Champa Gali 

With its plethora of quaint cafes in an idyllic setting, Champa Gali is known for laid-back and quirky vibes. The lane got its name from several Champa trees, which were planted when the first Blue Tokai cafe started its journey. There are several eye-catching graffiti on the walls of the Gali, making for the perfect backdrop for your social media pictures. Along with delicious food at the homely cafes, you can also shop for some cool t-shirts and accessories from the small shops here. So, a trip to Champa Gali is a must when in Saket with your friends! 

Majnu ka Tilla 

Majnu ka Tilla or the little Tibet in Delhi, is known for delicious street food and a marketplace where you can find authentic Tibetan artifacts and specialities. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, this place has been a shelter for thousands of Tibetan exiles for over three decades. If you are craving some authentic Tibetan flavours, head to Majnu ka Tilla. Here you can find a wide array of lip-smacking momos, tingmos, laphings, and much more to satisfy your cravings. The market here showcases cultural artifacts, relics, ornaments and clothes to fill your shopping bags. Majnu ka Tilla is a hot shopping destination and certainly one of the best places to visit in Delhi with friends. 

Bhardwaj Lake of Asola 

A hike along Bharadwaj lake's rocky trails can be an adventure for true nature lovers. Maintained by the Delhi Wildlife Department, it is one of the most adventurous things to do in Delhi. The area surrounding this lake is home to many birds, insects, and beautiful butterflies. Bharadwaj lake was formed as a result of lime and sandstone mining in the area and is a definite view to watch.

Sanjay Van

Sanjay Van, renowned for all its spooky stories, Sanjay Van is a lush green forest spread over almost 443 acres of land. It is popular among locals for morning activities like walking, jogging, cycling, and exercising but is also home to exotic birds like the Eurasian golden oriole, koel, Indian silverbill, white-throated kingfisher, and many more. Sanjay Van near Vasant Kunj is one of the most interesting and undiscovered places to visit in Delhi during winters. 

Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli, or Ugrasen Ki Baoli, is an ancient water reservoir steeped in mystery. Located on Halley Road, this reservoir has a substantial significance in our ancient history and dates back to the time of the Mahabharata. The one-of-its-kind architecture makes it intriguing for tourists and the intricate designs on the stone walls mark a futuristic approach to its architectonics as a reminiscence of the Tughlaq style. This place has its fair share of haunted stories associated with its name making it a must-visit destination for all daring souls.

A visit to Delhi will reveal fascinating stories about India’s ancient history accompanied by the tastiest street food. It is possible for tourists seeking something off-beat to visit the less explored places in Delhi to avoid overcrowded "popular" sites. Experience comfort and luxury at the Leela Palace New Delhi, Asia's second-best city hotel, on a trip to the capital city. Conveniently located at the heart of the city, this place provides world-class offerings to ensure a memorable stay. Whatever the occasion, this venue is perfect for hosting events, be it weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or business meetings. 

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