Zakir Husain Delhi college (Zakir Husain college) holds a history of about 200 years ,which makes it the oldest and one of the prestigious DU colleges. Being an off-campus college, this place provides students with all sort of fun. College is surrounded by many lofty buildings like Civic center, TRAI (Telecom Regularity Authority of India), Delhi stock exchange etc. It has many fun places to hangout in close vicinity.
The temple is situated in the west of Connaught Place in Delhi. This temple has quite interesting history attached to it. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on a condition that mandir should allow people of all castes, especially untouchables. Mandir has been built magnificently with the modern touch. In Delhi, Birla temple is famous for the celebration of Janmashtami. People in large numbers come to visit this temple.
One of the prominent Sikh pilgrimage center, located near Patel Chowk metro station. The history of gurudwara dates back to the 17th century. Apart from the interesting architecture, the delicious ‘langar’ is a place to fell the hospitality of the Sikh community. Around 6000 visitors are served free food. Chapattis are machine made, to break the monotonicity do try.
India gate is the war memorial dedicated to honor the soldiers of INDIAN ARMY who died in the two World wars. Delhites and tourists alike throng the India gate. India gate lawn is a popular chill out spot for the college students in Delhi. People can be seen enjoying late evening walks on the Rajpath, snacking and chatting.
The peculiar charm of Chandni Chowk is that it is convenient for shopping. there are a separate markets for different things like Fatehpuri market, Meena Bazar etc and are frequently visited by college girls. Besides fashion and shopping, Chandni Chowk is famous for its street food also. Every foodie!! Loves this place for hangout. This is known as “food heaven”.
Chawri Bazar at walking distance with some delicious street food, is the best place to visit between breaks with friends and enjoying the delicious street food. A special attraction for students is “Lotan chole wala”. Always crowded and almost everyone would know about him.
Opposite to the college, famous for history-making “Anshan( protest) ” of Anna Hazare we have the Ramleela Maidan. But known for one of the biggest Ramleela and fair. This gives students oportunity to be a child again and ride the huge go round wheels.
After tiresome and rather boring lectures, Gandhi market is the place students go to eat some momos, gulp some goolgappas and brew a cup of tea. These short breaks can often extend into night outs and some quality “Tafreebazi”.
(Article by Prateek Pandey, BA Prog. Second year student, Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi)