When it comes to sight seeing in Delhi, we are bored of the places right ? we look around for more places outside Delhi for our weekend trips. We present to you a list of underrated and unheard places which you can plan to visit in your weekend.
1. Garden of Five Senses, Delhi
Amidst the concrete jungle and the hustle and bustle of the city, the garden of five senses comes across as a welcome breath of fresh air. Almost two hundred varieties of plants are introduced in here. Perfect for a relaxing evenings. Situated near Saket Metro Station, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road.
2. Delhi Ridge
Delhi ridge is divided into northern, central, south central and southern ridge. Asola-bhatti wildlife sanctuary with more than 200 species of animals and birds, Aravali Biodiversity Park, Flagstaff Tower, Ashoka Pillar and Pir Gharib are the main attractions inside the ridge!
Talkatora Garden: It is situated closer to ridge and is a special attraction especially during the spring months because of its vibrant collection of different flowers!
If you are a nature lover and love the thrill of a possible adventure, I highly suggest a visit to the Ridge. (Winter would definitely be the best time.)
This Baoli, with 108 steps, is among a few of its kind in Delhi. The visible parts of this historical step well consist of three levels. Each level is lined with arched niches on both sides. Situated near connaught place is a must visit.
The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in Delhi is a museum run by the Sulabh International, which is dedicated to the global history of sanitation and toilets. According to Time magazine, the museum is one of the weirdest museums among the 10 museums around the world. It is situated at Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Road, Mahavir Enclave.
Did you liked the movie ‘Piku’ ? You might love this place then.
The Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple which is located in Mayur Vihar, Phase – 1, is one of the most revered temples of Delhi especially for the Malyalee community who lives in and around Delhi. The temple is an exact replica of the original Guruvayurappan Temple which is situated at Kerala.
5. Bhool bhulaiyya
The tomb of Adam Khan is Normally known as a Bhool Bhulaiya and is located just in the back of the well known structure, Qutub Minar which in turn faces the bus stand in Mehrauli.
7. National rose garden
The garden is situated in Chanakyapuri having some of the rare and imported rose variety. It is Open all days, Entry is free, photography and cell phones are allowed, and for the love of god, don’t pluck anything. Wait for someone to give you a readymade bouquet at the red light. The best season to visit this garden is during December / January when the flowers are in full bloom.
8. Sanjay van
Sanjay Van, a sprawling forest of about 10 sq. kms in South Delhi adjoining JNU is one of the most thickly wooded areas of the city’s green lungs. The area is one of the few recluses for bird watchers & nature enthusiasts in the city. Purple Sunbird, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Asian Koel, Brahminy Starling, White Breasted Kingfisher & Rufous Treepie are common spottings here.
9. Bara gumbad masjad/Lodhi gardens
Bara Gumbad is an ancient monument located in Lodhi Gardens in Delhi, India.The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road. Lodhi gardens is a place for peace and most common these days for pre-wedding photographs.
10. Jahaz Mahal
Jahaz Mahal (in Urdu Language ‘Jahaz’ means “Ship” and ‘Mahal’ means “Palace”, the “Ship Palace”), is located in Mehrauli.. It was so named, since its reflection in the surrounding reservoir looked like a ship floating on a lake.
The heritage monument is open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset. The metro station is at Chattarpur on the Yellow Line.
11. Bhardwaj Lake of Asola
The lake is a result of mining inside the sanctuary. It’s a beautiful spot with clean water, One can take a swim in the lake and there are several perches where you can dive from. A perfect family trek, Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary lies at the far southern edge of the city of Delhi, at Asola near Tughlaqabad.
12. Lodhi Art District
The brilliant work of the artists is visible on several walls between Khan Market and Meherchand Market know an the Lodhi art district. Street art has taken up the burden of beautifying the streets of Delhi. The first ever Public Art District in India saw 28+ street artists from India and around the world working to re-invigorate the iconic Lodhi Colony area of Delhi. Go here for some cool photographs and witness the beauty of these artists.
13. Okhla Bird Sanctuary
The Okhla Bird Sanctuary(OBS) is roughly 4 sqkm in size and is situated at the entrance of Noida. It is known as a haven for over 300 bird species, especially waterbirds.The bird species of thorny scrub, grassland and wetland are seen in the sanctuary.
14. Safdarjung Tomb
Safdarjungs Tomb is located at Intersection of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi. It is a garden tomb made in Mughal Empire style and has several smaller pavilions like Jangli Mahal, (Palace in the woods), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) and Badshah Pasand (King’s favourite).
Let us know what you think about these places and if you plan to visit.
Keep Traveling & Exploring !