Delhi Darshan-I

There are times when you don't want to go on long rides to those mountains. There are times when you need just the right amount of 'triggers' after which you want to get home. Exploring your own city is the best way to satisfy that need and sometimes it surprises you too. Because we mostly don't bother to take a look at what our own city has to offer. 

Being in Delhi for so long me and my friend decided to do short weekend runs within in the city and explore the heritage side of it. To be honest I was quiet amazed by the historical monumets of Delhi which I never paid attention to. In this post I will be updating you all of our weekend runs to these some beautiful and some ruined places in Delhi and those for a taste of history will surely find it interesting.

Humayun's Tomb
A tomb is basically a place to bury the dead. Humayun's tomb is beautifully restored as you would expect from a UNESCO world heritage site. Its situated in Nizamuddin area and click here for the google maps location. There's a well maintained garden around the tomb and its quite popular amongst foreign tourists as we noticed, not to mention with couples too for their pre-wedding shoots! Check out the pics of this beautiful piece of history and then we go to the next place :) Keep scrolling

Gol Baori
Well this is not exactly in Delhi and not a very famous touristy place either. Gol Baori is located in Farrukh Nagar which is about 40km from Delhi and you can easily find this place on Google Maps.

The other place of attraction Sheesh Mahal is unfortunately closed for public and continues to ruin and this is what is happening with some not so popular historical monuments in India. Anyways we reached Gol Baori on a hot sunny day and just before you enter Farrukh Nagar there was a sandy section which was kind of difficult but hope its fixed by the time you visit. This baori looked restored to us and you can easily miss it on the road if you are not paying attention, because its just right on the road with traffic next to it which you will never expect a place of interest to be. So here are some pictures

Mehrauli Archaelogical Park
Now if you're from Delhi, you might have probably heard of this place. This place is like a walk in the history and you will also find several heritage walks being organized at cost by some people in Delhi. You can opt for that if you really want to know the details of what you see. Otherwise you can just stroll though this place (come on a good weather day and carry water). It is said to have around 440 pieces of history most of which are getting ruined today. But if you appreciate historical architecture you just can't miss this place.

Looking for a hardcore day ride?
If you are not satisfied with these, here's something I got for you. I don't think the idea of doing about 600km in a day would attract anyone but if you are on the crazier side do check out this post where Aditya covers historical and heritage places like Azim Khan's Tomb, Tatarpur Fort, Ajabgarh Fort,  the infamous Bhangarh Fort, and the beautiful Chand Baori. Yes this went longer than expected for him, would not recommend it for newbies but it was a great ride as you will read.

I think you have scrolled for long now so let me break this post here and continue in the second part (link will be updated soon). As you would have noticed I have kept away from very popular tourist places like India gate, Lotus temple, Akshardham temple etc and wanted to bring out to public the lesser known/visited places. I encourage you to go out and explore your own cities and share your experiences with me! 
Pics by Rahul and Aditya, clicked on Moto G3.
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