The 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.
|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|