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Check Out These Hidden Gems In Delhi Are Soul-Stirring & Will Glorify Your IG Feed!

Shilpi posted on 06 February

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means making elaborate plans with Bae and indulging in a fancy dinner. But, how about you take some time off the usual plan, and fall in love with this city. Delhi is known for many things - food haven, nightlife, culture and more. But we love Delhi for its spirit and its soul. We’ve curated a list of hidden gems in Delhi, that deserves your love and attention. Time to fly to Delhi & fall in love with travelling, right? 

Ghalib Ki Haveli

In the lanes of Ballimaran {Chandi Chowk} lies a forgotten, 300-year old haveli which was once the residence of Mirza Ghalib, one of India’s most celebrated Urdu poets. A hakim {physician} who was a fan of Ghalib’s poetry gifted the haveli to him and today, it is a heritage site that houses some of his original manuscript boards that can give one an insight into the poet’s life, and displays clothes that belonged to him and his wife.

Lover of Ghalib’s poetry? This is definitely one heritage site that you absolutely must visit and will make you fall in love with this city. 

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Haveli Haider Kuli, Baradari, New Delhi

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    Triveni Kala Sangam

    Essentially a non-profit society, the Triveni Kala Sangam is one of the few places in the city that teaches Carnatic music. Additionally, they also have painting and dance, so there are all sorts of creative energy waiting to be taken in. They teach the tabla, the sitar, and the flute, in addition to vocals. And the fee? As per the guru’s discretion. Apart from this, this place also showcases paintings, dance performances, and is a hub for artists. They’ve also got a quaint terrace cafe called Triveni Terrace Cafe that has a simplistic charm and full of a great mix of people–anyone from art lovers, fusion food enthusiasts, students to working professionals.

    Music & Dance Academies

    205, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, New Delhi

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    Nizamuddin Basti

    When in Delhi, one thing Delhiites pride themselves over is food. For a proper local experience explore the ins and outs, kebabs and curries, and biryanis and bartans of the Nizamuddin Basti. Tombstones, Qawalli, culinary awesomeness, mosques, shops of attar and calligraphy; a kaleidoscope of colours, all calling you to experience the rich heritage still alive in these parts of the town, especially if you’re up for a late night stroll.

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    Near Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi

      Gulab Singh Johrimal

      Go back to your roots and check out some good ol' au naturale perfumes and ittar. Established in 1816, Gulab Singh Johrimal has logged almost 200 years in the business of creating perfumes. The store has more than 15 different kinds of ittar, extracted from sandalwood, infused with floral elements all have characteristics that match different seasons (light florals for the summer and woody, musk tones for winters). You can choose from their 100 different kinds of essential oils and perfumes. Take your pick from aromatherapy sets, incense sticks, room fresheners and pot-pourri, cones, soaps and various different perfume accessories and so much more. A perfect souvenir is what we look at! 

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      320, Dariba Kalan Road, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

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      Heritage Walks

      There is so much to explore in Delhi, whether you’re want to hit all the tourist spots or want to explore the lesser-known, equally amazing gems of the city. One of the best ways to do so is by joining heritage walks. Delhi Karavan is a passionate bunch of folks who organise literature-based baithaks (storytelling events), karavans (walks), daawats (food walks), workshops and customised heritage walks all across Delhi. To give you an idea, they’ve organised a walk before in Feroz Shah Kotla to discuss djinns, mysticism and spooky legends. There has also been one on exploring secret lakes of Delhi near Surajkund and the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. They organise a new experience every two weeks or so. 

      So, We Are Saying...

      Here’s putting a full stop to our list but guess what? There’s so much more to explore in this city. Log on to the GoAir website or mobile app, book your ticket and get ready to fall in love with the city’s vibe, culture & the warm hearted souls. GoAir offers direct flights to Delhi from Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Patna, Hyderabad and other cities, as well as convenient connections. 

      GoAir has been accredited as the best on-time performing airline for the last four months in a row (Source: DGCA Sep-Dec 2018), which also means, you reach on time, transverse the city more and can totally dodge the unnecessary waiting or delay. Visit GoAir or mobile app for more information.