The capital of India, New Delhi, is the cradle of various monuments of historical significance throughout the city. We bring you the offbeat historical monuments that have been outshined by their peers but are worth visiting. The best part is that the lack of the regular throngs of tourists make the experience even better as you stroll through the quiet and mighty medieval architectures, it somehow transports you back to a place in history. Here are 4 hidden gems you must visit when in Delhi.
Zafar Mahal in Mehrauli village, South Delhi, is viewed as the last grand structure that worked as a late summer royal residence during the Mughal period. The building has two parts specifically, the Mahal or the royal residence, which was manufactured first by Akbar Shah II in the eighteenth century, and the passage door that was reproduced in the nineteenth century by Bahadur Shah Zafar II, prevalently known as Zafar.
The Purana Quila or the old fortress is a standout amongst the most charming tourist destinations that portrays the historical backdrop of Delhi. Built by the Mughal emperor, Humayun, the Purana Quila is proof of the greatness of the Mughal craftsmanship. The Purana Quila is located in New Delhi and is said to guard the vestiges of the old city of Indraprastha.
Khairul Manzil Masjid
The Khairul Manzil Masjid is located opposite the Purana Qila and was built in 1561 by Maham Anga, a powerful wet nurse of Emperor Akbar. Anga was the foster mother of Akbar and briefly ruled the Mughal Emperor when Akbar was a young boy. The mosque was built with the help of Shiha-bud-Din-Ahmad Khan an influential minister and relative of Maham Anga.
Agrasen Ki Baoli
One of the oldest step-wells in the world, Agrasen Ki Baoli, is a marvel of the medieval architecture. Agrasen ki Baoli is amongst a couple of its kind in Delhi, comprising of 103 steps made of red stone. The Baoli was initially worked by Maharaja Agrasen, in the Mahabharat time, and later modified by the Agrawal people group in the fourteenth century, most likely amid the Tughlaq period.