Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli
Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli
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Lost Traveller
Warsaw, Poland295 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Many people do not know existence of this place.. may be because this is not the place where Ghalib born (Agra), nor the place where he was cremated (Ghalib Tomb near, Nizamuddin Dargah).. also, the museum dedicated to Ghalib is located at other place (near tomb of Khwaja Nizamuddin)..
however, this is the place where he stayed his last years of life.. an attempt to collect reminiscence of his last days, some of his writings, idol and paintings .. no entry fee.. only complain is that, there is no proper sign board at chandini chowk, or at the entrance to street, have to ask around
Written 30 November 2023
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rashmi r
New Delhi, India103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It was really a treat visiting this place hidden in lanes of
chandni Chowk. Ghalib fans from all over the world come to see this haveli.
Written 7 October 2023
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grantsud12749395
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
piece of real history of Delhi and India altogether. it is hidden in the maize of old deli but once you reach there you will have an enriching experience.
Written 6 August 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
No doubt this haveli holds some heritage values, but personally I find it to be too niche to my liking. In terms of beauty, it also does not jump out at me. There are informative panels describing the life of Mirza Ghalib, so it is something to learn still.
Written 14 May 2023
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HalalTrip India
New Delhi, India43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Mirza Ghalib Haveli or Ghalib's Mansion is located in the century at the Qasim Jan Street of the Ballimaran area of Old Delhi where the renowned Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib once lived and created his works. Mirza Ghalib was a celebrated Urdu and Persian poet, who lived during the last years of the Mughal Empire in India. He is regarded as one of the greatest poets in the history of Urdu literature and his works continue to inspire and influence generations. Today, it is a museum and memorial to his life and legacy. The heritage site managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Haveli made into a permanent memorial museum housing objects related to Mirza Ghalib, it offers an insight into Ghalib's great literary work and his lifestyle
Written 9 April 2023
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MamaT23
Canada1,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Through the maze of turns and alley ways in Chandni Chow lays this very well hidden old havali that is turned into an esoteric haven for admirer's who appreciate the works of Mirza Ghalib.
Written 19 March 2020
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bindu2016
New Delhi, India1,362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was so nice to be here. It is in the old street of chandni chowk and maintained in a nice manner. They have put maintained some manuscripts here and it was overall a nice experience.
Written 25 February 2020
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ghoomboom
New Delhi, India104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a small Haveli in a small crowded street of Chandni Chowk In Old Delhi. It was here that Mirza Ghalib spent last nine years of his life. The visit takes you back 150 years in history and brings in mind the images when Ghalib would have lived here. Sheer delight. The place has now been converted into a small museum of sort where things related to Ghalib are kept and his poetry is written. I had visited Chandni Chowk so many times earlier but was not aware of this historical jewel in one of the alleys. Quite clean and calm, must visit if you love Ghalib and his poetry.
Written 13 January 2020
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Payal G
Mumbai, India1,092 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
One has to abandon Google maps and rely on old fashioned instructions from locals (ask the senior shopkeepers for Ghalib's haveli in Balimaran) to reach this unique museum. It's about a 10 minutes walk through Chandni chowk market from the Chandni chowk metro station. Basically a portion of the ground floor of his haveli has been converted into a museum. While the display items are not his personal things the place has a wealth of information on his life. Entry is free.

Urdu poets during the lingering end of the Mughal Empire have been among the most famous residents of Delhi thanks to their poetic tributes to their beloved city which are still quoted. They captured the pinnacle of Delhi's culture and riches.

Of these poets Ghalib towers the tallest. While he had residences across North India where he spent varied amounts of time, he is best known for his association with Delhi and the last Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar. Though the environs of Ghalib's Delhi residence are no longer what they would have been in his time, it's worth a visit for his fans and those trying to get a glimpse of old Delhi culture. Readers of William Dalrymple will also find it an interesting visit.

Written 31 December 2019
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TulikaB
New Delhi, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Mirza Ghalib, the famous Urdu & Persian poet who weaved the last years of the Mughal Empire in India’s Delhi with his immaculate collection of poetry, lies forgotten in the cotton air you breathe in this ruined Haveli (mansion). Fans of old forts and monuments such as me simply love walking down these lanes. History of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s crumbling empire lies bare open for you to feel here. Only a small portion of the Haveli has been restored - the rest occupied by small shops. It lies in a very narrow lane, a small walk away from Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. As you approach it under the eye of curious onlookers, you enter through an old, big doorway. It’s dark inside and it takes a bit of a time for your eyes to adjust. Noise from the outside magically escapes, it’s cool inside, coloured lamp shades and old walls are adorned with Ghalib’s poetry and old items. You wonder how Ghalib would have climbed the stairs, fallen in love, taken the ride to the Red Fort for the royal court and held Mehfils. The walls are cold to touch, the place is quite small and before you know, you’ve covered it all... curtains cover big arches giving you an idea how door-less buildings worked in those days. The reading material gives an idea of history to those who don’t know much. More than being informative, a trip to Ghalibs Haveli makes you live a moment in history, feel it for yourself, regret the crumbling ruins and go back with a bit of Ghalib etched in you forever.

Must Have: chai and jalebi at Firdaus Mithai Wala at the corner nearby
Written 7 August 2019
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