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Street art is a concept that’s slowly but steadily developing in Delhi. A few organizations, like St+Art India Foundation, have been tirelessly working towards promoting this art form across the country and they deserve a lot of appreciation for their efforts. If you’re in the capital city and want to go on a street art trail, here’s a helpful guide for you.
Hauz Khas Village is mostly renowned for it’s bustling nightlife. Some of the most popular bars, cafés, and restaurants in Delhi are all jostling for space here. To make your bar hopping at Hauz Khas Village even more exciting, the walls of many buildings in this neighborhood have been adorned with eye-catching paintings by Delhi’s local street artists.
Agrasen ki Baoli is a historic step well located near Connaught Place. There are no official records to confirm the date when the structure was built, but it is said to have received its first renovation in the 14th century. Just outside Agrasen ki Baoli, there’s a stretch of wall, now famous for its dramatic street art. It has almost become customary to take a picture in front of the painting whenever someone visits this monument.
The shopping district of Connaught Place is already well-known for its unique architecture containing white facades and tall Georgian columns. The striking street arts decorating many of its walls have now added even more spirit to the place. Among these, a group of paintings showcasing the theme of women’s empowerment are particularly captivating.
Khirki is a residential colony in south Delhi and it came to life for three long weeks in 2012, when it played host to Extension Khrikee, a street art festival organized by creative professionals from all walks of life. This revived the lackluster walls of the colony with graphic murals but more importantly, the festival gave rise to a street art movement the city hadn’t witnessed before.