Are you planning a vacation to the capital of the country? You should. It is a beautiful city that has witnessed the country grow and prosper over years of invasion and freedom struggles. But, do not restrict your vacation to the famous tourist attractions like Jama Masjid and India Gate. There are many mesmerising places which are not that well-known. Most people are oblivious of their existence and miss out on visiting such enchanting places. As you plan your next trip to Delhi, keep the following places in your priority list.
- Agrasen ki Baoli:
The busy Connaught Place area has a bewitching 14th century well in its lap. It was built to balance water supply in the place. The riveting design of the well is definitely a captivating sight. Many photographers throng the place for beautiful clicks. You should visit the place to behold the fascinating designs and frame them too. After viewing the sunset at the place, dine at a restaurant and stay in a nearby hourly hotel.
2. Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal:
Firoze Shah Tughlaq built the hunting lodge in the 14th century. It is claimed to be the most haunted place in Delhi. There are no guards around to oversee the place and it would be wise to go there in a group during daytime. After visiting the creepy lodge, you might get goosebumps when you rest in an hourly couple friendly hotel in Mahipalpur at the end of the day.
3. Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary:
The sanctuary in Tughlakabad is preserved by the Indian Military. The tranquil sanctuary in the bustling city can be the perfect evening getaway. Unwind in the sanctuary at the end of the day and rest in an hourly hotel in Okhla.
Naughara literally means nine homes. Yes, just as the name suggests there are 9 transfixing 18th century Jain homes. There is also a Jain temple along with the homes. The residents of the houses have maintained all the architectures with due dedication to preserve them. As you leave your hourly couple friendly hotel near the Paranthe Wali Gali, do visit this place.
The home of the 14th century sufi saint Nizamuddin is maintained properly. You can visit this place for soul-searching tranquil moments. When you reach Delhi, stay at an hourly hotel near the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and visit the place after freshening up from travel fatigue.
6. The Little Tibet
Many Tibetans followed their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, into exile in India in 1959. They settled in an area on Grand Trunk Road in North Delhi. Currently, the place looks like Little Tibet with Tibetan buildings all over the place. As you wander around the place you would not be wrong to mistake it for Tibet. When you leave your hourly couple friendly hotel in Paharganj for sight-seeing, remember to visit the beguiling spot, popularly known as Majnu ka Tila.
7. Satpula Bridge:
The seven bridges were initially built for water harvesting in the 14th century. Mohammad Shah Tughlaq tactfully used them in defence as well. Visit the enchanting architecture to marvel at the design. Even after you check into an hourly couple friendly hotel in Malviya Nagar, I am sure you would still be musing over the bridges.
8. Adham Khan Tomb:
When we list the architectural wonders in the capital, it is hard to avoid mentioning this tomb. The enchanting tomb was built in 1516 in memory of General Adham Khan, a popular general serving Emperor Akbar. The well-preserved tomb is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. After visiting the tomb, you must check in at an hourly couple friendly hotel nearby to rest for the day.
9. Chunnamal Haveli:
I bet you would go over to Chandni Chowk to shop your heart out and unleash your shopaholic self. But, when you reach the place search for the Chunnamal Haveli, hidden behind multiple street shops. Visit the old-school charming place before embarking on your shopping journey. I am pretty sure that as you would unpack in your hourly couple friendly hotel in Aerocity, you would still muse over the intricate interior decorations of the haveli.
10. Purana Qila:
The marvelous mythical site organizes light and sound show at night. The show chronicles the history of Delhi. The show is conducted in both Hindi and English. Watch the show, marvel at the archaeological wonder and check into an hourly couple friendly hotel near Pragati Maidan to rest for the day. It is an enchanting experience and I am sure you would enjoy it to the fullest.
11. Hakim Ajmal Khan's Haveli:
Well, yes, you are thinking right, the city is full of havelis. All of them have preserved the old world charm. Hakim Ajmal Khan was a famous medic, who practiced Unani or Greek medicines. He was a noted freedom fighter. In 1920, he founded the Jamia Millia Islamia University. The haveli is maintained beautifully like a museum by his descendants and is worth a visit. When you would leave your hourly couple friendly hotel in Greater Kailash or any other place, do not forget to visit the museum.
12. Bhairav Temple:
The temple of Lord Shiva is an unique temple where the lord is worshipped with alcohol. Many of the authentic Hindu rituals are still practised in this temple. You must visit the temple to become a part of the traditions. As you would stay in an hourly couple friendly hotel in Dwarka and make a list of the places to visit, do keep the temple in priority.
I guess you must be thinking that there are only 12 hidden unexplored wonders in Delhi. Can I tell you that it is not true? There are a few more unexplored places in Delhi you must keep in your sight-seeing list. I also suppose that you might discover a few more treasures in the lap of the city as you would explore its lanes and by-lanes. No matter where you go and what you do, enjoy your vacation and have fun.