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Ghalib Haveli

Location Old Delhi, Kucha Ballimaran
How to Reach Take an auto or cab or disembark at Chandini Chowk Metro station and take a rickshaw
Timing 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. except Monday

Ghalib Haveli in DelhiThe Haveli of famous poet Mirza Ghalib (1796-1869) is located in Gali Qasim Jaan, near the south corner of Ballimaran. The great poet stayed here during 1865 to 1869 and spent his last phase of his life. It was inaugurated and opened to public on 27th December 2000, the birth anniversary of Mirza Ghalib.

You will notice that the acquired portion of the Haveli has been restored to its original splendor. Originally the Haveli consisted of arched corridors on three sides enclosing an open courtyard. Now only the Northern part of the Haveli is open for the tourists. The ASI has put a lot of care and effort to make tourists relive and experience the nineteenth century grandeur. The special features of the Haveli were highlighted in order to give it a feel of 19th century. Mughal Lakhori bricks have been used on walls and the flooring is strictly done with the sandstone. Wooden entrance gate welcomes the visitor and so are the chhajja in the courtyard.

Don't skip the museum inside the haveli. The museum houses various important things related to the great poet, which gives an insight into the life. It contains the letters of Ghalib written in his own hand. These are both in Urdu as well as English. There is also a photograph of the poet, which is considered as his last photograph. Besides you can also find chronology of events, selected couplets from his works (in Urdu Only), books and some personal belongings of the poet.