Haveli Dharampura, also known as Goel Saab ki Haveli, was built in 1887, but was crumbling due to neglect. That is until Vijay Goel, former Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, and his son took up arms for its conservation and restoration. After six years of tireless effort, the haveli is fully restored by historians and skilful architects who kept its design as close to original as possible.
What do the words Chandni Chowk bring to your mind? I’m sure it has to be the narrow winding lanes, the massive overflow of people, unhealthy street food joints, vehicles blaring on the street and the utter chaos Old Delhi is usually associated with. But, no! Right in the middle of all the action, lies the Haveli Dharampura, a one-of-a-kind experience in the area. The haveli, originally built in 1887 has been restored and brought back to life into what is now a dream-like property which promises a mesmerizing trip down the memory lane.
Ten-second takeaway : After 4 years of constant renovation work, the Haveli Dharampura has again come to life. Lakhori, the rooftop restaurant offers a stellar view of the Jama Masjid, the Gurudwara Sis Ganj, Lal Mandir and of course, the Red Fort.Lay back and enjoy watching children fly colourful kites or indulge in games of kabootarbaazi. I really hope you visit this gateway to all the wonders of Old Delhi, as it is guaranteed to transport you to a different world where the bustle of the city seems far from reality.