Ghalib Ki Haveli
Introduction: A haveli located inside the Ballimaran area of Chandni Chowk, Delhi-6. This place was the residence of renowned Urdu Poet Mirza Ghalib. Haveli still preserves some belongings of Ghalib’s like his pastimes, utensils, some of his favorite books and Handwritten Poems of Ghalib. Haveli was renovated by Archaeological Survey of India and listed in the heritage sites in India. Middle of the Haveli has a small compound where many functions are organized. The front wall is beautified with a huge portrait of him. Couplets have written on everywhere in the Haveli which seek attention of every visitor. The Haveli also houses a marble replica of Ghalib with a hookah in his hand. Palace is totally made up of Mughal Lakhori bricks and sandstone. A very beautiful and antique wooden entrance gate is there which gives it the touch of Mughal architecture. This place has now become smaller as compared to what it used to be. More than half of the area has now been captured by the people living nearby.
History: This place was the residence of famous Urdu-Persian poet “Mirza Asadullah Beg khan” popularly known by his pen name “Ghalib”. He was born on 27 December 1797 in Agra. He started writing Ghazals and Poetry at an early age of 11. Ghalib lived in this Haveli when he shifted to Delhi from Agra until his day of demise (15 February 1869). Legend has that this Haveli was the tribute to Ghalib by a hakim that was a diehard fan of him. Haveli is said to be older than 300 years. He wrote many ‘Diwans’ and ‘Ghazals’ in this haveli during his lifetime. Ghalib used to recite his Ghazals to his admirers in the compound every evening.
Address: Gali Qasim Jaan, Baradari, Ballimaran, Baradari, Delhi-110006
Entry fee: Free
How to reach (Nearest metro station): Chawri Bazar