A POET’S ABODE
Tucked away in Ballimaran bazaar in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, Ghalib ki Haveli is a 300-year-old historical building turned museum, where you can revel in the famed poet's glory.
Echos of the Past
What Shakespeare is to English, Mirza Ghalib is to Urdu. Born in Agra as Mirza Asadullah Khan, Ghalib's works on sadness, despair and love have won people's hearts all over the world. The haveli-turned-memorial museum is now decked in bright red drapery and dainty chandeliers to recreate the Mughal era, and offers insight into the poet's lifestyle. It was here that Ghalib wrote some of his finest verses and ghazals before he breathed his last in 1869.
A Legend's Legacy
Head here for a peek into our rich cultural history and to get mesmerised by Ghalib's unparalleled legacy. This dimly lit museum also witnessed the bloodshed of the revolt of 1857 and the decline of the Mughal Empire.
The poet's last photograph, hand-written letters, a life-size portrait in a realistic setting with a hookah in his hand, and a bust of Ghalib is what you will find here.
Ghalib ki Haveli was accorded the status of a heritage site by Archaeological Survey of India after a 1997 High Court judgement.