You can sense an altogether different vibe in Delhi on Republic Day. The city, which starts getting decked up for the celebration before a month is the best place to witness the Republic Day charm. Besides, the extravagant parade and historical monuments that take you through the glorious chapters of India's evolution as a sovereign, democratic, republic nation, you can revisit India's history with these lesser-known monuments in the capital.
Ghalib Ki Haveli is one of the lost treasures of Delhi. One of the greatest Urdu poets Mirza Ghalib settled in Delhi post marriage. He lived in Ballimaran, Old Delhi, the place which has now been turned into a heritage site. Also, take a stroll down the lanes of Old Delhi to feel the magic of Ghalib.
The Tughlaqabad Fort spread across six kilometers was once the pride of Tuglaq dynasty. Built by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, it took four years to complete beginning in 1320. The place was abandoned after 15 years and since then it has never been occupied. Folklore says that it was cursed by saint Nizamuddin Auliya. Want to know more? Why don't you have a trip?
Jahaz Mahal can truly be called a hidden gem of Delhi. The monument was built between the late 15th and early 16th century during Lodi dynasty period. Jahaz Mahal got its name from the reflection of a sailing ship that it created on the reservoir.
Satpula Bridge literally translates into ''seven bridges''. It worked as a wall of defence and water harvesting dam during Sultan Muhammad Shah Tughlaq’s reign. If you are wondering where will you find the oldest surviving dam of the capital, then head straight to Saket, undoubtedly one of your favorite points to chill out.
Begumpur Masjid or the Begumpuri Masjid was built during Tughlaq dynasty. Once a pride, the place is now a mute reminder of the ancient glory. After facing centuries of neglection, the mosque which was a part of the ancient city of Jahanpanah is now a monument of national importance.