Mirza Ghalib or Ghalib as we all know today was a famous Persian-Urdu famous in the court of Bahadurshah Zafar II. Renowned for his deep-philosophical poetry Ghalib was born in early 19th century in a Turkish aristocratic family of Agra. Shahjahanabad, Delhi of then had a special place in Ghalib’s life. It is here that his shers and ghazals became so influential that he was bestowed with the title Dabir-ul-Mulk and Najm-ud-Daula. For him Delhi was the ‘soul’ of the world constantly exposed to new beginnings, sustenance, transformation, growth and end. He immortalised Delhi in his poetries and letters describing its aroma, marvels, lanes, people, struggles and every day.
Ghalib walk takes you to the Haveli through the narrow lanes and hustle-bustle of Old Delhi. Ghalib moved here in the 19th century. Today it has been transformed into a memorial museum and is an absolute treat for his fans. The modern museum has curated his books and hand written poetry that each one of you would love to spend some time with. A life-size portrait of Ghalib with a hookah will take you back to the medieval time reminding you of Delhi’s wonderful literary past. The walls of the Haveli are bedecked with beautiful portraits of Ghalib and other contemporaries. His couplets are also framed and hung on the wall. The Haveli with all its decoration and artifacts; in fact architecture will provide insights into the life style of Ghalib and the Mughals.
Join Delhi Walks to revisit the wonderful literary scholar of the medieval times. Enlighten yourself with his shers, ghazals and poetries while you also learn about his life, career and stories weaved around him. Spend a day with us in Chawri Bazaar, walking through the streets, savouring the tasty street food and ultimately going back with a lot of information about the famous Mirza Ghalib. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +91 9899692790 in order to find out which itinerary suits you best. Delhi Walks is an award winning brand which is operated in conjunction with India City Walks and aims to offer best walking experience ever.