Whether you have spent 20 years in Delhi or just 24 hours, ending your day on the note of having made some indelible memories is never a bad idea. Be it your classes getting cancelled suddenly or be it because you wish to spend some quality time with the best of your buddies, city provides you with several hidden places to explore in Delhi. Planning and executing the exciting short weekend trips to nearby tourist locations can be bit of a hassle, especially if planned a day before. However, the capital of the country seems to have certain secret spots. There are also many festivals you can attend in Delhi, if you fancy, here they are. Located at a distance of reasonable range, these hidden places provide you with scenic spots for the mandatory group photo as well as an ambience which lets you enjoy, while getting enthralled by the beauty around.
1)Hauz Khas Fort: Hauz Khas which is stated to be the place where most of Delhi’s night life exists is not yet another barren land with pubs and high-end hotels during the day time. While most of the people prefer visiting this place during the evening hours, you can enjoy the beauty of its fort, which stands hidden at the very end of Hauz Khas lane, during the day. With the tomb of the famous Mughal Emperor Feroz Shah Tughlak, the fort is also surrounded by an enrapturing lake, which can be seen as one begins to descend down the steps. The fort is an ideal place to visit if you want to escape from the mundane nature of the glamorous nightlife and spend a day admiring the Mughal architecture. Let your soul experience serenity through the intoxicating view of its sunset which is a must watch! For sure the best hidden places to explore in Delhi
2)Agrasen Ki Baoli: Made famous by Amir Khan through his successful movie ‘PK’, Agrasen Ki Baoli has otherwise also attracted tourist attention due to its deep, dark history of being a haunted place. But worry not, as this is an ideal spot frequented by several youngsters during the day time. Located in the Hailey lane in CP, this place remains hidden due to the urban expansion, with tall buildings and houses being an umbrella to its mysterious existence. It is considered to be one of the best preserved boalis of Delhi and is also believed to be one of the oldest monuments in the city. If one goes by what the legends have to say, this place is haunted as people are led into committing suicide if they come anywhere close to the waters of the baoli. However, off recent, the baoli remains waterless for most of the time. Explore this secretly kept away, and one of the most haunted places of Delhi, a perfect getaway from the chaotic life of the city! Also explore this restaurant in CP, if you’re there anyway!
Where: Hailey Road, Near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, K G Marg, New Delhi
3)Lodhi Gardens: Home to the tombs of Lodhi rulers, Lodhi Gardens is situated just 3 km away from Humayun’s Tomb. This place is famous due to the rich architecture that it owns. With the garden managed well by the government round the year, this has become a favourite spot amongst the youngsters and families to go for a one-day picnic because of its lush green environment. The place offers a soothing backdrop for all the outings and is a treat to everyone’s eyes. Definitely one of the best hidden places to explore in Delhi.
Where:Lodhi Road, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
4)Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah: Located in west part of Hazrat Nizamuddin, this is one of the places which need to be visited to replenish one’s soul and breathe in all the positive vibes that it offers. Considered as one of the best Sufi shrines in Delhi, this place is popular for its Thursday evenings which offers mesmerizing qawwali sessions. Enjoy an evening filled with the heart-warming voices of devotional sufi music, a rare yet spellbinding opportunity, making you fall in love with the art itself. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this one place will make you forget all your worries, and let you smile your way through as you enjoy its enriching music with a great company!
Where: Boali Gate Rd, Opp The Lodhi, New Delhi
If you have not visited these hidden places then do it right now! Delhi has massive amount of places to explore, rich in both heritage and culture. Be it a tourist or a student, someone from Delhi itself or from the neighboring cities, it has places worth one’s time, ready to leave one enraptured and fascinated. Now have your weekend plans sorted in a matter of few minutes with these hidden places to explore in Delhi, kept hidden somewhere in between tall buildings and busy life of the city. Because when in Delhi, explore the unexplored!