5 Most Beautiful Hidden Gems in Delhi
Delhi is packed with hidden gems of the bygone era. Nothing beats the charm of getting away from the crowd and exploring them to their fullest potential. Visitors usually come to visit historical landmarks like Laal Qila, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Qutub Minar. However, the national capital boasts of several hidden places which Guides usually do not talk about. These are deeply rooted in culture and tradition waiting to be discovered.
Apart from the British and Mughal attractions, do consider these unexplored places after landing via Dehradun to Delhi flights. These are sure to spark the interest of every curious traveller.
1. Agrasen Ki Baoli
The historical well, located in Halley Road, is 103 steps below the ground. It was used to preserve water in the 14th century. Locals believe that it dates back to the times of Mahabharata built by Maharaja Agrasen. The area around the water reserve is quite peaceful and is flocked by dozens of pigeons. Locals who come to the nearby Triveni Terrace Cafe often drop by to enjoy a serene evening and witness the intriguing architecture of this place.
2. Majnu Ka Tila
This delightful area is known as the Little Tibet. There are ample cafes like Ama Cafe which serve delicious Tibetian cuisine. You can also find small stores selling pretty trinkets and earrings. The colony was established in 1959 as a refugee camp. Today the narrow alleys are packed with Buddhist temples, momo-stalls, guest houses and restaurants reflecting the bright and beautiful Tibetian culture.
3. Mahrauli Archaeological Park
The park sprawls over 200 sq km. Before taking the next Delhi to Port Blair flights do come here to check the tombs of famous personalities like Jamali, Quli Khan and Balban. You can also see ‘Rajan Ki Baoli’ here. Additionally, Lal Kot ruins and Jamali Kamali Mosque are present along with and at least 100 other important relics. Mehrauli is often overlooked since it is adjacent to the World Heritage Qutub Minar.
4. Tughlaqabad Fort
It was built by Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq after wiping out the Khalji dynasty. He constructed a city where his people could live freely and feel protected. The area was packed with houses, water reservoirs and markets. Now it is supposedly haunted and ideal for adventure lovers. The architecture of the domes and walls is purely Islamic which makes it worthy of a visit. After deboarding Thiruvananthapuram to Delhi flights, freshen up and consider a quick visit.
5. Satpula Bridge
The name translates to ‘seven bridges’ and was built for water conservation. It is located close to Khirki Masjid and is a truly remarkable site. In fact, the bridge had served as a defence wall during the rule of Mohammad Shah Tughlaq. It also connected Jahanpanah and Qila Rai Pithora. Do check this out before taking a Delhi to Trivandrum flight back home.
Other lesser known places are Haveli of Mirza Ghalib, Adham Khan’s Tomb, Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal, Bijay Mandal Fort and War Cemetery. Do add a few to your must-visit places after landing via Dehradun to Delhi flights.