4 Less-Known Treasures of Delhi

Delhi, Delhi, Dilwalon ki Dilli. Delhi is a confusing city - an interesting amalgamation of the old and the new, in the most charming way possible. It's almost like the entire city has been Instagrammed :P 

There are some hidden treasures sprinkled around the city, few hidden away and few are right in your face. We thought of compiling 4 of the gems that Delhi has to offer. Come stay at Zostel and experience all that this city has to offer!

Visit another county at Little Tibet

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In Majnu ka Tilla or MKT, lies Delhi's Tibetian refugee colony. Walk into this place and you'll be transported into Tibet! Soft music tingling in your ears, a kaleidoscope of bright colours around you, unfamiliar fragrances wafting in the air...you'll forget you're in Delhi. Oh, not to mention hot, steaming Momos - how can you say no to that :P

Get the chills at Agrasen ki Baoli

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This step well, which is a protected monument, lies smack in the heart of New Delhi and is an architectural wonder! Built in the 14th century, this well is considered to be haunted. It was once filled with black water, which would call out to people, hypnotize them and drive them insane. Who's daredevil enough to still pay a visit? :D

Stimulate all your senses at  the Garden of Five Senses

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This twenty-acre park located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, is a sprawling campus of beauty. With distinct areas dotted around like the Khas Bagh (a take on a Mughal garden), Neel Bagh (a pool of delicate water lilies), Colour Gardens (a twist on familiar plants) among others, all your senses will be delighted!

Make your wishes come true at Feroz Shah Kotla

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A humongous Ashoka pillar, a circular step well (Baoli), ruins of a mosque - get transported to the mystical era of the Djinns. Every Thursday, this place is swarming with people with letters and wishes, hoping the Djinns will grant their requests. People stick coins on the wall, and apparently if the coin doesn't fall, then your wish will be granted! There's also a rose garden adjoining this fort. 

So, is Delhi calling out to you yet? :)

Writer, Gaya.