Due to the lockdown, we are all currently stuck at home. We miss going out. We, of course, miss the delicious street food, laughing with our friends and roaming around freely. Soon this will all be over and we’ll be able to appreciate the things we took often for granted more. Going out reminds us of some of our favourite places in Delhi you must visit if you haven’t already.
MAJNU KA TILA
Majnu ka Tila, also known as ‘The Little Tibet” has been the home for Tibetan refugees who took exile in the country, following their spiritual leader Dalai lama. This part of Northern Delhi will give you a vivid sneak peek into the Tibetan culture in the form of Cafes, Restaurants, and Guesthouses.
If you’re someone who loves Tibetan food, are a jewellery enthusiast then this place is a great spot for an outing with your friends.
This place is in GTB road. You can easily reach here through the metro.
FIROZ SHAH KOTLA FORT
Firoz Shah Kotla is a fortress built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century. It is a beautiful place with breathtaking views. On a day that is not busy, you can easily along with your friends go there and watch the sunset while you listen to your favourite music. Even on busy days, you can see many Muslim families visit and offer their prayers.
One very interesting thing that I witnessed on my visit there was people wrote letters to Jinns and put them on the walls in Hopes of them coming true.
When visiting you should, of course, ensure your safety and not climb too high for the views. You should also make sure to not interrupt those who’re there to offer their prayers.
It is a liberating experience to walk around and watch these ancient ruins and end the evening with a beautiful sunset.
MIRZA GHALIB KI HAVELI
This Haveli was established in the memory of a renowned Urdu poet, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, popularly known as Mirza Ghalib. This place was his home during the most challenging years of his life. It holds some of his most wonderful work to date.
Situated in Chandni chowk, it is an in house museum and is kept maintained by the Indian government. There is a large compound with columns and brick which being light on the Mughal culture. We can see large portraits of him on the walls of the haveli. We can also see a life-size replica of the poet with a hookah in his hand in a realistic setting.
If you’re a lover of history and poems, this is an idol place for you. Surrounded by the charm of Chandni chowk, it brings more life to the already magical place.
Getting its name from the fact that it looks like a floating boat on the reflection of the nearby lake, Jahaz Mahal is one of the hidden places you must visit in Delhi.
The peace and calm of this place Are one of the great factors that it is a very attractive place for the tourists. It is in Mehrauli, Delhi. You can easily reach here through the metro, the nearest metro station is Qutub Minar.
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Even though not well maintained, it is a charming place. Tughalaqabad fort founded by the Tughlaq dynasty is a place you should consider visiting if in Delhi. It is very popular for its Bastions which measure up to a height of 30 meters.
This is not a very popular place but it does earn many brownie points for the peace and tranquillity it brings. When you climb high (by of course taking all necessary precautions) you can see a lot of the city and the contrast of being inside the fort in a peaceful environment and looking at the busy city moving is an amazing experience.
The fact that Delhi, a very busy city with a big population and less space has managed to keep a green forest is remarkable.
This forest spreads across 780 acres of land and goes by the name of Sanjay Van. It is a very remarkable and less known place in Delhi.
If you prefer jogging or cycling it is a good place for that and is situated between Mehrauli and Vasant Kunj.
BHULI BHATIYARI KA MAHAL
Originally this place was built as a hunting lodge for Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Unfortunately, this place now remains a desolate and neglected place in the central ridge forest. This place, however, is a great attraction for photographers looking for aesthetic places and tourists. This place is very famous for the paranormal activities related to it and also its spectacular architectural design.
The Masjid – I- Jehan Numa, popularly known as Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, its courtyard can accommodate more than twenty-five thousand people.
This magical mosque of India is considered the national mosque of India.
If you’re a history lover and are especially amazed by the Mughals, this place is magnificent and one of the places you must visit when in Delhi.
The Chandni chowk which translates to the Moonlit Square is one of the oldest, busiest, and without any doubt a very beautiful market. It is located in the heart of Old Delhi. It was designed by Jahanara, daughter of emperor Shah Jahan. The market was once divided by canals which reflected moonlight, unfortunately, they’re closed now.
With its long-lasting list of items you can buy here, it is a place very famous for its street food. Without a doubt, you would miss out if you don’t visit this place while in Delhi.