You must have heard "sher and shayaris" composed by Mirza ghalib. Bollywood films and Indian literature works have often quoted him. During your tour to New Delhi, you must not miss to visit the Ghalib Museum & Library. Located opposite to the Qawwali hall of the holy shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Nizam Uddin Aulia in the by-lane of Nizamuddin, the Ghalib Museum & Library, New Delhi was recognized as a `literary and cultural' center in 1969 by Dr Zakir Hussain, who was the third president of the Indian Republic.
Tourist attractions in New Delhi takes you across many museums that depict the life history and works of many renowned Indians. One of the popular museums in New Delhi is Ghalib Academy. Ghalib Museum & Library in New Delhi commemorates the works of Mirza Ghalib, the famous bard at the court of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.
The Ghalib Museum & Library, New Delhi offers a poetic atmosphere. Adorned with ornamental canopies and decorations with subtle fretwork along with modern versions, you will find yourself amidst the darbar or court of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.
The academy comprises an auditorium, museum, art gallery and a library. From the statue of Mirza Ghalib to photographs, books and other significant documents of his time are displayed here. In the library at Ghalib Museum & Library in New Delhi you can also find a collection of his poems and other contemporary poets. It is the best opportunity for the budding poets of modern times to get some inspiration from the great poet.
To visit Ghalib Academy, you can come at any working day as the museum remains open on all days from 11:00 to 18:00 hrs., excepting on Sundays.