Delhi is the “city of cities”, and the reason we call it that is because even though one might think that they know Delhi inside out, Delhi surprises them every time with something new that no one ever thought existed in the first place. Even today, Delhi being the glorious capital of the country has so much to offer to its residents than the normal places that people brag and hype about on the social media platforms.
If you too are intrigued by the premise and want to experience some untapped treasured locations in the capital, then read on as we list down 7 unexplored places in Delhi that you must check out today.
Situated on the Bhairon Road at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, the Craft Museum is no ordinary place that merely has a collection of things that hold historical significance. The place instead gives a chance for people to leave the madness of the urban city aside and drench themselves in the rural vibe to soothe themselves. Various galleries within the museum include the Tribal and Rural Craft Gallery, Gallery of Courtly Crafts, Textile Gallery, Gallery of Popular Culture, Bhoota Collection from Karnataka, rare Kashmiri 300-year-old ‘dushalas’, handkerchiefs from Chamba, Kutch embroidery, precious metal jewellery and much more.
Where: Pragati Maidan Bhairon Marg, New Delhi
Call: 2337 1887
Entry Fee: INR 20- INR 200
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Most people in the city have gone and thoroughly enjoyed the scenic beauty that the Okhla bird sanctuary has to offer. However, what people are unaware of is that the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary that shelters over 250 species of birds out of which few are residents while the other birds are migratory who come from the distant lands of Europe, Siberia, and Afghanistan, has so much more to offer to them. Additionally, the place also has an in-house guest room facility that makes it the perfect place for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Where: Gurgaon-Farrukh Nagar Road, Sultanpur, New Delhi
Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
This location situated in the main ridge that yore the past. Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal was developed as a searching lodge by Firoz Shah Tughlaq back in the 14th century. This structure is claimed to be the most haunted place in Delhi. There are no metal gates to be locked. The only thing that guards this massive structure is a note written at entrance, which tells people to not to come near this place after sunset.
Address: Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi
Delhi War Cemetery
Delhi War Cemetery was created in 1951 when graves from many cemeteries in northern India were moved into the site to ensure their permanent maintenance. What makes this place a must visit is that it envelops you in a feeling or patriotism and a lovely garden neatly lined with tombstones commemorating the soldiers who participated in the two World Wars. A must see place for those who love switching off themselves from the world for a little “me” time.
Where: Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi
Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Cathedral Church of the Redemption in New Delhi, also known as the Viceroy Church, is among the most beautiful and magnificent churches in India. The church is located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan which was used by then British Viceroy. The Church, a witness to nearly eight decades of history, is a heaven for meditation and relaxation with your best friends or that special someone.
Where: 1, Church Road, North Avenue, New Delhi
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Spread over a whopping 200 acres, the Mehrauli Archeological Park contains sites like Tomb of Balban, Jamali Kamali Mosque, Tomb of Maulana Jamali Kamali built, Quli Khan’s Tomb and other significant monuments that make it a delight for photographers and explorers. Visit this place if you are in love with history and want to see the unseen side of the capital.
Where: Opposite Qutub Minar Metro Station, Anuvrat Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Also referred to as the ‘Tower of Thieves’, Chor Minar in Hauz Khas is a 13th-century minaret with 225 holes and was built under the rule of Alauddin Khilji of the Khilji dynasty (1290–1320) in the thirteenth century. It is believed that it was a ‘tower of beheading’, where the severed heads of thieves were displayed on a spear through its 225 holes, to act as a deterrent to thieves. Interesting fact- there have been innumerable reports of the place being haunted.
Where: Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Haveli Mirza Ghalib
The place where the great poet Mirza Ghalib spend his last day was opened for the public in 2000 to see how the poet lived his last days and how exactly the place looked like. The details and the aura of the place cannot be described in words but I’ll give it a try. You feel like you’ve been magically sent to the olden days. Not a lot of people know and go here, only the true admirers of Ghalib’s work actually visit.
Where: Regd Office 961, Punjabi Phatak Ballimaran Chowk 06, Ballimaran Road, Haveli Haider Kuli, Old Delhi, New Delhi