Mirza Ghalib is known as one of the greatest masters of Urdu poetry who gave a new dimension to Urdu poetry. Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli in Gali Qasim, Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk is a heritage site declared by Archaeological Survey of India and offers an insight into the Mirza Ghalib’s lifestyle and architecture of the Mughal Era. The Haveli is situated in a predominantly Muslim area with many eating joints around which serve lip-smacking Mughlai and North Indian food to tickle your palate.
The large compound of Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli with columns and bricks reminds you of golden days of the Mughal Empire in Delhi and the walls are adorned with the huge portrait of the poet and his couplets which are hung around the side walls. Ghalib spent many years in Delhi writing poetry which touched the hearts of millions and made him the undisputed king of Urdu poetry.
The ambiance of the Haveli stirs your emotions and transports you to the days of Mirza Ghalib who was fond of kite flying and chess apart from his passion for poetry. Pigeons flocking the compound of the Haveli are a testimony to the old world charm of Chandni Chowk which has withstood the test of time.