Here Are 10 Offbeat Lakes, Bhool Bhulaiyas And Monuments In Delhi You Didn’t Know About!

10 Offbeat Lakes, Bhool Bhulaiyas And Monuments In Delhi

Did you know these 10 offbeat lakes, bhool bhulaiyas and monuments in Delhi? From the traditional Chandni Chowk to the new-age GK & from the ageless monuments to the new-age peppy malls and clubs, the city of Delhi has truly something to offer to everyone.

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Sadhna Enclave Tomb and Baradari

Sadhna enclave tomb is a square-shaped tomb that has the usual domed structure with arched doorways on three sides. It is an arched hall with seven distinct bays lined from the North to the South.

Sneak Peak | Sadhna Enclave, Panchsheel Park

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Hastsal Minar 

Most human structures fall apart in due course of time, but some constructions outlast their era and become monuments and yet there are some others that outlive their contemporaries yet remain cursed in an eternal oblivion. Hastsal Minar is one such unfortunate masterpiece. It was a hunting lodge made by Shah Jahan. Visit this place to discover more.

Sneak Peak | Hastsal Village, Near Nangloi Jat

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Chaumachi Khan’s tomb  

It is a Mughal tomb surrounded by a little bit of open space and is adjacent to the Ram Lila grounds. Even the local residents are not aware of this spectacular tomb. If you’re a die-hard history buff, then this place is for you!

Sneak Peak | Nai Basti, Mehrauli

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Haveli of Mirza Ghalib

At Ballimaran in old Delhi, at the end of Gali Qasim Jaan, is the home of the 19th century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib. The Archaeological Survey of India maintains the heritage site and its various displays that depict the times and life of the legendary poet. The large compound of the Haveli with columns and bricks are the reminiscence of the Mughal Empire in Delhi and offer a deep insight into the mystery of Miza Saheban as well.

How to Reach | Get off at the Chawri Bazar Metro Station and walk to the Haveli.

Bhool Bhulaiya

The Bhool Bhulaiya in Delhi is actually the tomb of Adham Khan located close to the Mehrauli area of the city. There are a lot of things that make Bhool Bhulaiya a must-visit place in the city a few of these things are- the monument being considered haunted, the maze structures and the overall historical significance. However, most people in the city have no idea about the existence of this unexplored treasure.

How to Reach | Get off the Qutab Minar Metro Station and take an Auto.

Jahaz Mahal

Jahaz Mahal located in Mehrauli, Delhi was named, after its reflection (illusion) in the surrounding reservoir looked like a ship floating on a lake. The location will woo your mind and bring in peace. This place is worth visiting once, when in Delhi.

How to Reach | Get off at the Qutub Minar Metro Station and take an Auto.

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Bhardwaj Lake of Asola

It is almost unimaginable and unbelievable that something so gloriously beautiful like Bhardwaj Lake of Asola exists in Delhi. The Bhardwaj Lake is a lake in South Delhi located within Asola Wildlife Sanctuary area which is reserved by Delhi Wildlife Department. This lake is a rich resource of water for the wildlife sanctuary birds and animals, including many monkeys. The lake is a stunner to look at will make you curse yourself for not finding the place earlier.

How to Reach | Get off at the Badarpur Metro Station and take an Auto.

Sanjay Van Forest

A dense forest area situated near Vasant Kunj, Sanjay Van is one place that most Delhites have almost forgotten about over the years. The place is beautiful to spend time with family, friends and groups and one can come here for expeditions, jogs or for explorations as well.

What makes Sanjay Van Forest more intriguing is the fact that the forest is considered to be haunted and it is recommended that no one should visit it alone at night. Keeping all speculations aside, the forest has a natural beauty that just can’t be explained in words. You must visit the place to get a break from the hustle & bustle of the city.

How to Reach | Hauz Khas Metro Station and take an Auto.

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Muhammad Shah Tomb 

It is one of the larger tombs, those surviving till today, from the 15th century. Hindu influence is reflected on the eight ‘chhatris’ that ring the dome, each centered and in line with a face of the octagon. This tomb is a clear reflection of the fact that people from different religions were tolerant towards the others’ religious beliefs.

Sneak Peak | Between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road

Delhi War Cemetery

The Delhi War Cemetery can be defined as neat, beautifully landscaped and manicured lawns that currently are the homes of memories and graves of soldiers who fought for the British Commonwealth, especially on the Eastern Front during World War II.

How to Reach | Get off at the Shadipur Metro station and take an Auto.

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So, are you ready to pack your bags? As promised, these here are 10 offbeat lakes, bhool bhulaiyas and monuments in Delhi you didn’t know about!

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