Built on the banks of the Yamuna river, Delhi is a perfect blend of the bygone and the modern places. Its beauty is reflected through the monuments that resides, the flora and fauna, the markets that are world famous, the food: no one can stay away from and the people that live here! Delhi is a mystery which grows more interesting the more you explore it. So folks, here is a list of some unexplored places in Delhi that are long forgotten and are worth a visit!
1. Bhool Bhulaiya
The Bhool Bhulaiya, or the tomb of Adham Khan is located at the back of the well known structure, Qutab Minar which in turn faces the bus stand in the town of Mehrauli, Delhi. Bhool Bhulaiya meaning a maze is one of the very few monuments still existing from the era of Akbar and was built in the memory of Adham Khan & his mother. The place is called Bhool Bhulaiya mainly because of the structure of its corridors where anyone could lose their way.
LOCATION: The north of the Qutab Minar, Mehrauli, Delhi.
NEAREST METRO STN.: Qutab Minar Metro Station.
2. Khirki Masjid
Khan-i-Jahan Junaan Telangani and Feroz Shah Tughlaq of the Tughlaq dynasty were fervently committed towards building architectural monuments. Together, they have planned and built several tombs and mosques; the Khirki Mazjid at the Malviya nagar, Delhi being one amongst them! The Khirki Mazjid or the Mazjid of Windows is the perfect place for you to hang out and explore the stories associated with this place.
LOCATION: Saket Chiragh Dilli Road
NEAREST METRO STATION: Malviya Nagar Metro Station
3. St. Stephen’s Church
The St. Stephen’s Church is located on the Church Mission Road, near the Old Delhi Railway Stn. The church was built in the year of 1862, by Anglican missionaries and DPW Engineers in the style of Italian Gothic architecture.The Church is a distinctive Gothic style architecture, the Church is highly influenced by the Romanesque architecture.
LOCATION: Near Old Delhi railway station, Chandni Chowk
NEAREST METRO STATION: Kaushambi Metro Station.
4.Teen Murti Bhawan
The Teen Murti Bhawan used to be the residense of the former prime minister, Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru. The Museum at Teen Murti House has been primarily developed as a personalia museum. Some of the rooms, such as the bedroom, drawing room and the study have been preserved to be similar to what they were at the time of Jawahar Lal Nehru’s death. Another attraction is the gifts gallery which displays some of the most beautiful gifts received by Nehru during his travels in India and abroad. The Museum remains open from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm on all days, except Mondays.
LOCATION: Teen Murti Marg Area
NEAREST METRO STATION: Race Course Metro Stn.
5. Bara Gumbad Masjid
Bara Gumbad is an ancient mosque located near the famous Lodhi Gardens in South Delhi. It is the first full dome to have been constructed in Delhi. Bara Gumbad is located in the midst of sprawling lawns that enhances the beauty of the tomb. Green tress has been planted in the vicinity that enhances the look of the structure. Do visit here for a fine weekend.
LOCATION: Lodhi Gardens
NEAREST METRO STATION: JLN Metro Stn.
6. Delhi War Cemetery
The Delhi War Cemetry was created in 1951 when graves from various cemeteries in northern India were moved into this site to ensure their permanent maintenance. This cemetery is home to various martyrs across the globe who died fighting for their country’s pride. The cemetery is open Monday to Friday from 7.45am – 5.00pm GMT. Visit this place to explore more.
LOCATION: Delhi Cantonment Area
NEAREST METRO STATION: Shadipur