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Lesser Known Historical Places to Visit in Delhi

Being a historical city, Delhi welcomes a lot of foreign as well as domestic tourists. A huge number of historical monuments adorn the city. Places like Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, and Lal Qila are well known places for tourists to explore them on their own.
However, there are many less explored locales in Delhi that fail to receive the much deserved attention from visitors. Let’s find out some of the lesser known yet interesting historical places to see in Delhi.
Kashmiri Gate                        
Built by Military Engineer Robert Smith in 1835, Kashmiri Gate is the northern gate to the historic walled city of Delhi. It is named so because it used to establish a road leading to Kashmir. It used to be one of the access points to Old Delhi. The royal emperors passed through Kashmiri Gate on their trips to Kashmir and other Northern regions.

Kashmiri Gate Photo credit: Fredswd/Wikipedia
Kashmiri Gate. Photo credit: Fredswd/Wikipedia

Fort Tuglaqabad
Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate of India in 1321. It covers an area of about 6.5 km. It includes a royal tomb, palace buildings, dungeons and a secret escape route. It also features wall that are about ten meters high around the location of FortTughlaqabad.
Hashtsal Minar
Hashtsal Minar is situated in village Hashtsal on Najafgarh Road. It stands 17 meters tall on an octagonal platform, looking stunning with three storeys built of bricks and red sand stones. There is a double storey structure towards the North West of the Minar known as Hastal known to be hunting resort of Shahjahan.
Ghalib’s Haveli
What Shakespeare is to the English, Mirza Ghalib is to Urdu. Restoration has altered his haveli into a makeshift museum with Ghalib’s letters, books, some pictures and utensils of his time. Apart from his books, a chart shows Ghalib’s favorite dishes as well. It is open for public from 9am to 5pm and is closed on Mondays.
Sheesh Mahal Shalimar Bagh
The Shalimar Bagh is amongst the most popular of all the pleasure gardens built by the Mughals of Shahjahanabad. The most prominent building here is the Sheesh Mahal – the main palace building. It is quite a large structure, constructed using Lakhori brick and red sandstone. The most interesting aspect of the monument is that it is designed to draw attention to the amazing lighting visuals of the flowing water around the complex.
If you’re planning to visit Delhi, do not forget to make your trip more exciting by visiting these places. It is always a good time to visit the city of Delhi. Hotel bookings in Delhi won’t be difficult as there are a large number of hotels for luxury as well as budget accommodation. Choose any of the Delhi hotels as per your convenience and choice.
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  1. That was a very useful and interesting information. I would also like to add that one can find very affordable accommodation in Delhi.

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