10 Unexplored Places within New Delhi
Need a break! but don’t have time to take a getaway from Delhi… bored of hanging out in the same places every week.. Take a look at these unheard places in Delhi and NCR ? They will leave you refreshed and the best part being you don’t have leave your city…
Located on the Bhairon Road at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, this offers a refreshing change from the hustle bustle of the hectic city life of Delhi. Here at the Crafts Museum rural surroundings have been painstakingly reproduced to give you a true flavor of a typical Indian villages.
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Timing- Closed on Mondays
Open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.Opening and Closing time might shift during different seasons.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Shelters 250 species of birds out of which few are residents while the other birds are migratory who come from the distant lands of Europe, Siberia and Afghanistan. The sanctuary also has various facilities like parking, drinking water etc. for the visitors. It also has well-maintained guest house and hide-outs for the visitors. An excellent site for the people who are in love with photography.
Sunset at Lake Picture Credit- Prerna Jain (Flickr)
Timing- The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is open from sunrise to sunset.
Santushti Shopping Complex
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Run by the Air Force Wives association, this small shopping complex has indeed become a much loved hanging out joint for shopping lovers. A walk in the shopping center imparts a unique experience that you will not get anywhere else, at least in India, as you shop in these open grounds, breathing fresh air & enjoying the natural beauty of the place. However, this is not a place for those who love bargains, but it is the best spot to find the latest fashion Indian clothing along with articles of cosmetics, jewelry, leather accessories, home décor, and a lot more.
Timing - The complex is open from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Saturday.
Delhi War Cemetery
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The cemetery has an imposing gateway leading into a lovely garden neatly lined with tombstones commemorating the soldiers who participated in the two World Wars. It was created in 1951 to permanently house the remains of those buried in the several cantonment cemeteries of North India- Allahabad, Dehradun, Kanpur and Lucknow.
Timing- The cemetery is open Monday to Friday from 7.45am – 5.00pm.
Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Picture Credit- Harbeer Chadha
Tucked away from the bustle of New Delhi, in the quiet Church Lane north of Jaipur Column and to the west of Parliament House at North Avenue, stands the Cathedral Church of the redemption India. The Church, a witness to nearly eight decades of history, is a sanctuary of quiet meditation, prayer and generous living. The Church appears like the shape of a Wedding dessert with a candlestick placed on top.
Summer Service timings -From 08.00 AM
Winter Service timings – From 08.30 AM
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
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Spread over 200 acre in Mehrauli, Delhi. You can see over 100 historically significant monuments. The park contains sites like Tomb of Balban, wherein a true arch and the true dome were built for the first time in India, jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb of Maulana Jamali Kamali built, Quli Khan’s Tomb, Gandhak ki Baoli, Rajon ki Baoli, a stepwell, and Madhi Masjid. Other near by monuments Jahaz Mahal,Zafar Mahal alias Lal Mahal, Hauz-i-Shamsi and Tomb of Adham Khan. An excellent site for the people who are in love with photography.
Timings- Open from sunrise to sunset.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
Picture Credit- Nizamuddin Auliya
Once an important place of craftsmen and traditional shops, Hazrat Nizamuddin still infuses a quaint air. Initially, you may be overwhelmed with the clutter but once you overcome it, you will be able to notice its distinctness. Little markets, authentic Islamic bookshops, old homes and various shrines dedicated to saints and poets dot this locale. If you a admirer of qwalis and sufi music this place is a must go, you will fall in love with the enchanting aura that the musicians at the Dargah spin.
On the Mehrauli – Badarpur road is a ruined fort in Delhi stretching over 6 km, built by Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty .This fort has a very interesting history as during its construction it was cursed by a sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya and it still remains a barren piece of land.Tughluqabad still consists of remarkable, massive stone fortifications that surround the irregular ground plan of the city. An excellent site for the people who are in love with photography.
Timings– The timings are from 5.30 am to 7 pm.
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Kake di Hatti, Chandni Chowk
Picture Credit- Yummraj
This one is dedicated to foodies who love to eat good food not just blindly follow the much hyped places that do not serve quality food. You will find this much better than the famous Parathewali gali, Mouth watering vegetarian curries, raita & daal in a low profile restaurant this also has an ‘airconditioned section’ for families.
National School of Drama
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For the culture and dramatics lovers ,if you are looking at spending time watching some masterpieces of drama that feature in the various festivals that are held here by the different performing wings of National school of Drama. The National School of Drama is one of the foremost theatre training institutions in the world and the only one of its kind in India. The vibrance and sprit of this place cannot be missed. NSD has given us some of the gems of Dramatics and cinema Nasserudin Shah ,Om Puri , Piyush Mishra ,Anupam Kher and many more.