Delhi, the capital of India features a magnificent mixture of culture, art, history and modern architecture. Travellers can visit many attractions that offer a kaleidoscope of historical events and pasts of Delhi. Due to its unique mixed culture, Delhi makes for one of the best places to visit in India. Tourists usually frequent the more popular attractions of the region. Hence, we’d like to shed some light on some equally interesting places, which aren’t as popular but do carry the same charm and stories.
Here are 4 unexplored places in Delhi that beckon your presence:
The National Capital Region, popularly known as NCR, features a jungle trekking trail called Leopard Trail, which is at a driveable distance from Delhi. Hike up this unique trail that features lush greenery on all sides, and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. This hiking trail is part of the Aravalli protected corridor that stretches all the way from Rajasthan to Delhi. A unique experience awaits you at this hiking trail near Delhi.
Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli
Mirza Ghalib was a poet who lived during the swansong days of the Mughal Empire. Mirza Ghalib ki Haveli was his residence during this period. The residence is an amalgamation of Mughal and Indian architecture, and it gives a unique insight into the life and times of the renowned poet. The house is adorned with large portraits of the poet along with the many couplets inscribed by him. In addition, there are also a number of exclusive handwritten poems, which were never featured in any of the books written by him. This historical place in Delhi was taken over by the Delhi government who then converted it into a permanent memorial to the late poet.
Majnu ka Tila
Majnu Ka Tila literally translates into the hillock of Majnu. A legend states that an Iranian mystic by the name of Abdulla, fondly nicknamed Majnu, met the Sikh guru - Guru Nanak, sometime during the 15th century. After conversing with the guru, he dedicated his life and work to spirituality and the service of God. This meeting between the Sufi saint and the Sikh guru is mentioned in the holy scriptures of the religion, which led to a mound being constructed by Sikh military leader Baghel Singh Dhaliwal sometime during the 17th century. Embark on a spiritual journey back in time with a visit to one of the lesser-known religious places in Delhi.
Asola Wildlife Trail
Asola Wildlife Trail is a wildlife sanctuary that spans over an area of 32.71 square kilometres and is located in the southern Delhi range of the Aravalli Hills. This sanctuary is part of the Northern Aravalli Leopard Corridor. The corridor stretches all the way from Sariska National Park in Rajasthan and passes through Faridabad, Gurgaon and Haryana and finally ends up at Delhi Ridge. Many species of flora and fauna call this place home. Some of the popular ones include nilgais, blackbucks, leopards and more. The sanctuary is also home to many avian species such as the Painted Stork, the White-faced Ibis and the European Roller.
Tourists who plan to visit these places during their next trip to Delhi can stay at the many Sarovar properties spread across and around Delhi. These properties are ideal for both business and leisure travellers, and Sarovar’s exceptional service makes for a worthwhile stay. Here are some of the hotels that you can stay at during your next trip to Delhi