Lesser explored gems of Old Delhi
Your guide to the not so popular yet famous places of old Delhi.
Old Delhi has a unique culture of its own which promises for heritage, art, old sculptures, yummy cuisines and much more. Here, we are revealing to you some lesser known places which deserve more popularity for their authenticity and mouth watering cuisines that one just cannot afford to miss.
1. Lakhori Haveli
This is one of the uniquely crafted places offering, a multi-culture experience in one single place. It is located at Dharampura, Chandni Chowk, in the narrow lanes of Old Delhi. It is not much difficult to find out and, is situated at a walking distance from parking area of Jama Masjid . Haveli is beautiful with an amazing old architecture and handwork that has been restored well, giving it a royal touch. This place promises different experiences like Kathakali dance, classical music, and kite flying along with an amazing amalgamation of Mughlai and street food. Overall , you get to experience a wide diversity under one roof with a traditional blend; making it a wonderful experience.
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2. Kinari Bazar
A huge shout out to all the shopping lovers out there, Kinari bazaar is lesser known wholesale as well as retail market located next to the famous Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni chowk, near Sisganj Gurudwara. Roads Lack proper footpaths and pedestrian friendly spaces but you can take a rickshaw and comfortably reach there. It is the best place where you can find the best embroidery art from across the nation. It has a special significance for finely designed, beautiful traditional dresses and that too at reasonable prices. To satisfy your hunger pangs post shopping, you can conveniently go to the Paratha Wali Gali and experience the famous food of South Delhi.
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3. Jamali Kamali Mosque
We would like to suggest this place to all those who love to explore the haunted places. Jamali Kamali mosque and tomb is located at the archaeological village complex at Mehrauli, Delhi. The place is said to be haunted and it comprises of two monuments adjacent to each other. You will love the peaceful environment and can expect amazing experience out there. The place is approachable from all parts of Delhi by public transport systems of old Delhi team via well-maintained road. You can visit here on all weekdays, without any entry fee.
PC: Varun Shiv Kapur @flickr.com
4. Amritsari Lassi Wala
How can we miss this place when talking about the hidden gems in old Delhi! Amritsari lassi wala is a small outlet situated at Fatehpuri Chowk. Though the place is lesser known to the visitors, but still it is mostly crowded with those who are aware of the outstanding lassi served by them. This outlet promises a refreshing experience, and once you try it, surely you would love to visit gain.
PC: Pankaj Sharma @flickr.com
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