5 vintage places in Delhi that the traveller in you must explore
Delhi is an incredibly beautiful city in India. Its historical buildings and beautiful parks are the major attractions for tourists. There are so many famous places like India Gate, Red fort, Jantar Mantar, and many more you may have already visited there, but there are some hidden gems you surely need to visit once.
Here are 5 must vintage places you need to visit every time you think of Delhi Darshan:
Khari Baoli is a street which is situated in Delhi near Red Fort. It is famous for its wholesale grocery and it is one of Asia’s largest spice markets where a variety of spices, nuts, herbs, and other food products are sold. Over the years it has remained a major tourist attraction. Visiting the lanes of Khari Baoli you will come across big verandas and terraces which give you a bigger view of the market and the peace these terraces gives can’t be matched.
Malcha Mahal is also known as Wilayat Mahal, after the self-proclaimed “Begum Wilayat Mahal” of Awadh, who claimed to be a member of the royal family of Oudh who was given the place by the Indian government in May 1985. It is a hunting lodge of the Tughlak era in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. It was built by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi, in 1325. You should visit this historic gem once.
3. Satpula Bridge
Satpula is used in the Hindi language which means “seven bridges”. This bridge is an ancient water harvesting dam located east of the Khirki Masjid which is integral to the compound wall of the Medieval fourth city of the Jahanpanah in Delhi. The reign of Sultan Muhammad Shah Tughlaq of the Tughlak Dynasty was credited for its construction. The purpose of building this dam was for providing water for irrigation, and it also provided a defense to the city against enemies.
4. Bhardwaj Lake
This lake is located on the Delhi-Haryana border near Faridabad. Apart from the rocks, pebbles, and gravel of Aravali hills, visitors can also see many flora, birds, butterflies, rabbits, deer, and nilgai. This legend has it that the miners dug to such depths that they touched groundwater and the areas surrounding the mines became natural lakes. For many years this lake has claimed the lives of many visitors, thus it is recognized by the name “Death Valley”.
5. Firoz Shah Kotla
This fortress was built in the 14 century by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq to house his version of Delhi city called Firozabad. The materials granite stones and lime mortar were used to build this fort. This fort is famous for its architectural patronage, other than the Ashokan pillar, the fort complex also houses the Jama Masjid, a Baoli, and a big garden complex. This is the perfect place for ancient art lovers.
As James Baldwin said “people are trapped in history and history is trapped in them”, so visit these historic places designed with creativity and love, where you can feel the reflection of our history which makes it more beautiful.
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