Apart from many famous places, Delhi also holds some secrets within itself. Here we unveil some of the lesser-known must-visit places in Delhi.
1. Jamali Kamali Mosque & Tomb
Apart from numerous famous monuments and World Heritage Sites, Delhi is an address to various less-explored yet enthralling structures. One such memorial, the Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, is a must-visit for its red sandstone mosque, tastefully embellished domes, walls engraved with verses from the Quran, and the red and blue painted designs of the tomb.
It houses the tombs of the Sufi saint Shaikh Jamali and his aide Kamali and is deemed to be a pioneer in Mughal mosque architecture.
2. Agrasen ki baoli
This hidden step well of Connaught Place is an inspiration trigger point and a go-to place for poets and artists. It was built in the 14th century to conserve water and provide a resting spot for pilgrims.
3. Mirza Ghalib ki haveli
This 150 years old haveli is the home of world-renowned Urdu poet of the Mughal empire Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan popularly known as Mirza Ghalib
It has been converted into a museum, taking one through the poetic days of Ghalib, it displays his famous works and paintings. It also has several of his statues along with some objects from his life.
4. Sanjay Van
Sanjay Van is a city forest, spread over an area of 443 acres. It is one of the most thickly wooded areas of the city’s green lungs. This picturesque lush green forest is a perfect place for nature lovers, bird watchers and writers. Many Delhiites of nearby areas travel by metro to this place for jogging and cycling.
5. Kumhar Colony
Kumhar Colony, aka Kumhar Gram, which means “Village of Potters” is home to 500+ families of potters who have been in this business since many generations passing the art of making diyas(oil lamps), idols of gods and other festive decorations.
Home to 12 national award-winning potters, Kumhar colony is the wholesale place for Indian handicraft and general store retailers across the nation during festive seasons like Deepawali, Rakshabandha, e.t.c.