Delhi is one of the most popular cities in the history of India. The entire ancient rulers tried to conquer it and left their imprints in the union territory in the form of culture and buildings. Presently, it is the national capital and an administrative district of NCT Delhi. It is also considered as the hub for International Trade. Some of the famous monuments of Delhi are Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Hauz Khas and many more. Apart from that, there are some hidden gems in Delhi that are worth to visit. Some of these hidden gems are Champa Gali, Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli, Jahaz Mahal, Satpula Bridge, Chota Qutub Minar, Bhardwaj lake of Asoka and Naughara.
Delhi has never failed to excite us with its charm and various surprises. One of them is Champa Gali. It is situated in Said-ul-Ajab, Saket. This modest market offers you many things like cafes, handicraft items, art galleries, and many more. It is considered one of the best places to hang out in the evening.
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Chota Qutub Minar
Have you ever heard of Chota Qutub Minar!! Well, it is not as famous as Qutub Minar that we are talking about but it is the place that is worth visiting. It is a 3 storey building of height of about 16–17 meters and is located in Hastsal village in Uttam Nagar. It looks similar to Qutub Minar and is built on an octagonal platform. While visiting here, you will not feel that you are not seeing the Qutub Minar.
Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli
Delhi’s concealed gem ‘Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli’ is located in the Chandni Chowk area which is the most congested place in Delhi. It used to be the residence of Mirza Ghalib, who was a 19th century Urdu poet. It is now a heritage site for tourists. This is the place where Mirza Ghalib spent 9 years of his life writing poems during the Mughal period. The statue of Mirza Ghalib is also kept in the haveli so that one can visualize how he used to look during that time. All the walls are filled with his poems. After reading that you will feel like Ghalib Sahab himself reading them for you. It is a must-visit place for all poem lovers.
The word Satpula refers to ‘seven bridges’. It was built by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq upon seven arches in order to tap the local stream feeding on river Yamuna. This ancient bridge is located in Saket and is one of the hidden gems of Delhi. In spite of being adjacent to the main road, most of the delhite are unaware of this bridge and ignore it. The main structure is constructed by stone masonry and is well planned and designed that all the seven arches are clearly visible. It is a two storey structure with two octagonal bastions stand at each end. The entry gates are locked but entry by wall jumping can be done as the gates are just couple of feet high. If you are an architect or history lover, this place will definitely surprise you.