Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli
Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli
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Dr. Gauri Awasthi
Mumbai, India45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Okay, so I am a big Mirza Ghalib fan and this place was on my bucket list for a very long time! :)
It's a mesmerizing place which will enchant you and stay with you even after you have left the haveli :) the walls are decorated with his shers and nazms. It feels surreal when you are inside the haveli.
Visiting hours are till 6pm and it's inside the Ballimaran gali so take a rickshaw or simply walk.
Also, Don't forget to checkout the Gumbad cafe opposite Jama Masjid. Excellent views and delicious food 🤤
Written May 28, 2024
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SanjeevNirwani
New Delhi, India203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
When I came to know of the place, I was expecting to see the whole Haveli. Upon visiting I came to know that the government restored only two rooms of the Haveli in year 2010. Excellent paintings of Mirza Ghalib with two original manuscripts are placed for public viewing.
Written January 13, 2016
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MamaT23
Canada1,686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Through the maze of turns and alley ways in Chandni Chow lays this very well hidden old havali that is turned into an esoteric haven for admirer's who appreciate the works of Mirza Ghalib.
Written March 19, 2020
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Niranjan D
New Delhi, Delhi, India1,368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
This is the place where the famous poet spent his last days. Though the place is called Haveli, it is not more than a small two rooms + one courtyard house. It is pathetic to see the condition and maintenance standard of the place of such a well known poet. The rooms contain several hand written collection of ghazals of the great poet and a huge painting on the wall. There is a sculpture of Ghalib donated by another great poet of bollywood, Gulzar. Located on a crowded small lane of Qusim Jaan Gali at Baradari, Ballimaran in Chandni Chowk (opposite a small Ballimaran Government Dispensary). It is for the people who loves Ghalib and his poems.
Written November 30, 2017
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AnupamChatterjee
New Delhi, India99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Good place to know a little more of the poet! Well maintained artifacts are there for view.
However the area that is open to tourists is quite small.
Written May 18, 2017
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TulikaB
New Delhi, India11 contributions
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Jan 2019 • Friends
Mirza Ghalib, the famous Urdu & Persian poet who weaved the last years of the Mughal Empire in India’s Delhi with his immaculate collection of poetry, lies forgotten in the cotton air you breathe in this ruined Haveli (mansion). Fans of old forts and monuments such as me simply love walking down these lanes. History of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s crumbling empire lies bare open for you to feel here. Only a small portion of the Haveli has been restored - the rest occupied by small shops. It lies in a very narrow lane, a small walk away from Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. As you approach it under the eye of curious onlookers, you enter through an old, big doorway. It’s dark inside and it takes a bit of a time for your eyes to adjust. Noise from the outside magically escapes, it’s cool inside, coloured lamp shades and old walls are adorned with Ghalib’s poetry and old items. You wonder how Ghalib would have climbed the stairs, fallen in love, taken the ride to the Red Fort for the royal court and held Mehfils. The walls are cold to touch, the place is quite small and before you know, you’ve covered it all... curtains cover big arches giving you an idea how door-less buildings worked in those days. The reading material gives an idea of history to those who don’t know much. More than being informative, a trip to Ghalibs Haveli makes you live a moment in history, feel it for yourself, regret the crumbling ruins and go back with a bit of Ghalib etched in you forever.

Must Have: chai and jalebi at Firdaus Mithai Wala at the corner nearby
Written August 7, 2019
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baburammarch25
Mumbai, India211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Myself being a fan of Glib sir's writing, found a treat in this visit to be able to see the place where that great literary figure spend the last of his mortal life. The entrance is free and that is very much evident on the bad upkeep of the place!
Written March 30, 2019
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Manish K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,996 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Mirza Ghalib was one of the most well-known literary figures of India. On my recent visit to Chandni Chowk in Delhi, I was informed by Google that the haveli, where this great poet spent his last days, was nearby. Following directions through the narrow lanes of Ballimaran, I stumbled upon the place.

The nondescript building only has a small board at the entrance describing who was once its occupant. Inside, one can see that most of the building has been taken over by various businesses, with only a couple of rooms and a passageway serving as a memoir of Ghalib's life and times.

While there are plenty of pics and verses by the poet, it does not really engage an uninformed visitor. A lone caretaker is in charge of the place and entrance to it is free. That said, the internal lighting is extremely poor and the maintenance leaves plenty to be desired. The government needs to urgently take charge of the place and improve it, as it can be a prominent landmark in the area.
Written December 15, 2017
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
Though I am not in Urdu Shaayari but I have heard of Mirza Ghalib and I find it coincidence that I have been to his grave in Nizamuddin, Ghalib Academy and Ghalib Haveli.
He is certainly the best known Shaayar who lived during and saw the Great Revolt of 1857. His compositions are revered worldwide by connoisseurs of literature and poetry.
This is a great place to be in Ballimaran in Chandni Chowk. They have kept his poetry and the ambience of those times. It is a good feeling to be there and take photographs.
The Haveli is open between 11 AM and 6 PM except on Mondays when it is closed.
Written June 4, 2017
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Deepak J
Mumbai, India21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
To reach the Haveli (House) of the legendary poet Mirza Ghalib you will have to reach Chandni Chowk at Old Delhi and enquire for Ballimaran. It is located in the narrow by lanes of Ballimaran and Qasim Jaan.
The Sculpture of Mirza Ghalib by the eminent Sculptor Bhagwan Rampure is awesome. It is a must see place for Lovers of Urdu Poetry and literature.
Written February 23, 2017
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