History should be preserved but somehow some of these places in the city, have been brought to a great ruin and are undiscovered ! Here are 10 Historical places that should definitely be visited… and cherished !
1) Tughlaq-era Mahal, Mahipalpur –
At one point, the monument served as a makeshift school run by the village Panchayat. Today, it is used as a go-down for construction material or for parking. Many stray animals have also made it their home.
2) Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli –
This great Poet is considered as one of the maestros in Urdu Literature and Poetry, however, his home seems to a neglected and lost artefact in the city of Delhi.
3) Heritage Structures of Chirag Delhi –
Covered by an array of jungles and multi-storey houses, this historical gem of the city has suffered the ravages of time !
4) Lal Mahal in Nizamudin –
Encroached upon by residents and covered with garbage and dirt, this piece of heritage even churned up political conflicts, though with no results !
5) Maulana Azad’s Tomb –
Thanks to the unconcerned authorities, the vendors use the tomb gate as a free pavement to set up their shops and have created a market in front of a heritage sight.
6) Nila Gumbad –
With no beautification for a ‘one of its kind’ monument of this city, this site is treated as a dump for railway sleepers.
7) Rajon Ki Baoli –
Treated as a bath house, this structure sufferes the struggles of pollution that poisons its central attraction and beauty !
8) Pir Ghaib –
The oldest surviving astronomical observatory of India, stands in ruins and has been turned into a playground for young children, utterly neglected and disregarded.
9) Jahaz Mahal –
Standing alongside the banks of polluted water bodies and encroached by a multitude of street vendors from all sides, this piece of heritage has gone to waste !
10) Mehrauli Archaeological Park –
Clustered with garbage and filthy water bodies, this heritage park is far from being considered an exemplary archaeological invention.