Delhi: A guide to the capital’s creative street art
Are you looking to go on a street art trail across the capital of India? Follow the guide below.
From art galleries to beautiful architecture, art is an integral part of the heart of Delhi. Similarly, the walls of the city are drenched in beautiful colours and design to reflect Delhi’s love and respect for street art.
But Delhi’s street art goes beyond scribbling random words on the walls. They carry meaning and thought process that aims to bring out a change in India.
Thus, we have handpicked some of our favourite street art destinations across Delhi.
- Delhi Police Headquarters
The Delhi Police Headquarters features the tallest mural in India, which is a life-size drawing of Mahatma Gandhi. Street artists Hendrick ECB Beikirch and Anup Varkey were behind the remarkable, intricate and huge piece of work.
- Lodhi Art District
Both homegrown and international artists have covered India’s first art district, the Lodhi Art District, in colourful pieces of work. Started by St+art India Foundation, the project wanted to unite the people into making art a part of their daily lives. Take a stroll through the streets of the district to witness simple and relatable street art pieces.
- Agrasen ki Baoli
Located near Connaught Place, Agrasen ki Baoli is a historical, protected monument, which was first renovated in the 14th century. Just outside the structure, there is a huge stretch of wall that has gained fame for its intricate and dramatic street art. You can visit the monument and also take a picture in front of the picture painted on the wall.
- Tihar Central Jail
The walls of the Tihar Central Jail are covered in graffiti to change the perspective about the institution. Created by the students of Delhi College of Arts in 2014, street art is used to make the inmates feel positive about their life and help in the rehabilitation process. A wall also features a poem written by one of the inmates, Seema Ranghivanshi.
- Hauz Khas Village
Many people in Delhi like to visit Hauz Khas Village for its bustling nightlife. But the streets in the area offer more than bars and restaurants. The walls of the neighbourhood are decorated with attention-grabbing and colourful street art painting by the local artists.
Embark on a street art trail across Delhi that will surely inspire emotions and movements inside you.