Monday, September 12, 2016

My Trip To Haveli Dharampura

The first time I heard of Haveli Dharampura I was intrigued! From the time I reached Delhi, I knew I had to take out time to see this haveli for myself! I made reservations for lunch at their restaurant not knowing what to expect.

As I meandered around trying to find this place in the chaos and confusion of Chandni Chowk, I was feeling sorry for my mom and aunt who I had dragged them along on my adventure:) It was a hot and humid day and it was threatening to rain. By then, I was really not sure if this was such a good idea!

However, as I stepped into this restored haveli, I was completely charmed! I knew that the haveli had been restored over 6 long years! After a fabulous meal at the restaurant, I asked if we could walk around and see the place! I was pleasantly surprised as we were given an escort who meticulously showed us around the entire property!  I remember him telling us how hard it was to bring building materials into the narrow lanes outside the haveli. Given how beautifully it has been restored, I applaud the vision and perseverance of all those who worked tirelessly to get it to look like this! What struck me the most, is how it has stayed true to its original style. A crumbling relic that is now a lovely oasis in the heart of "Purani Dilli "

These are a few pictures I took with my phone while we were there......

If you are ever in Delhi make sure you stop by Haveli Dharampura, I can guarantee that you enjoy the experience :)

The beautiful courtyard.......

The restaurant where we dined........

Images: my Dream Canvas and subject to copyright

1 comment:

docpadma said...

whose home was this? Is the family still around?
what was their life like?
when was it built and what is it being used for now
I know so many questions.
beautiful post !

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