Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli
Closed on Monday & Gazetted Holidays.
Amidst the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, as you walk down the lane of Gali Qasim Jaan near the corner of Ballimaran (Chandni Chowk), you can feel the essence of the real Old Delhi which is starkly different from the present day modern New Delhi.
Legendary Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib’s Hakimon ki Haveli is located at Gali Qasim Jaan in Ballimaran, Delhi. The great poet spent an important phase of his life here. Mirza Ghalib lived in this Haveli & spent the last stage of his life during the years of 1865-1869. He breathed his last in Delhi at this address in the year of 1869. This is the place where he spent many an hour lost in thoughts – penning down verses – verses that changed the world of Urdu poetry forever. As soon as one enters, a huge portrait of Mirza's couplets in his own handwriting can be seen hung on the sidewall. Great care and effort has been made so that the visitors can relive and experience the nineteenth century grandeur at the museum. Mirza Ghalib Haveli, which was mute witness to the bloodshed during the Revolt of 1857, still stands tall. The Mughal style columns and bricks at the Haveli invoke memories of old times. If one wants to witness the richness of the Indian history, the Haveli of Mirza Ghalib is a perfect place to visit.