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Check out why the places in Delhi are named so weirdly
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    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
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    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...
  • +10 See more slides
    Were you born in Delhi? If yes, then you must surely be knowing every place of your city. The weird names of localities or roads or monuments leave the newcomers confused, as they aren't aware of the real fact behind the names. Instead, how many Delhiites know the reason of such weird names of places. Well, maximum number of citizens might not be aware for sure.
    Here, we bring you a collection of some of the weird places in Delhi, as to why they were named so differently. We are sure this would amaze you, as the reasons are really not the ones you might have thought.
    Barakhamba: The place Barakhamba got its name after the Barakhamba monument. It has a tomb that was built during Lodi time period.the tomb has twelve pillars which means Barah in urdu or hindi.
    Check out other weird place names and the reasons behind...

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