India Gate, one of the largest war memorials in India, stands 42 meters tall, surrounded by lush, green gardens on both sides of the road. The arch of India Gate houses the ever-burning Amar Jawan Jyoti, in remembrance of the Indian soldiers who laid their life for the country. The patriotic ambiance is made cheerful by the hustle bustle of the Delhiites. Enjoy family fun with picnics in the garden, relishing ice creams or paans even at midnight and mini-car rides for the kiddos.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India and houses the president's official residence, halls, guest rooms, offices, huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities. Rashtrapati Bhavan is open for visitors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday via an online registration process. It is the second largest residence of a head of state in the world after Turkey. It attracts a lot of tourists and local visitors. It is a great way to learn about the Presidential and Political History of India.
Qutub Minar, at 72 meters, is the tallest brick minaret in the world. It is made of red sandstone and marble. Inside the tower, a circular staircase with 379 steps that leads to the top. Furthermore, it is surrounded by several other monuments which are historically connected to the tower. It is a must-visit for those of you who take interest in history, heritage, or are photography enthusiasts.
Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, just opposite of the Red Fort, is an integral part of Old Delhi. Jama Masjid is an architectural wonder and one can indulge in learning a different culture or photographing the beauty of the place. There are numerous heritage, cultural walks and also food & photo walks to explore the locality and make it a happy memory.
Delhi has the most exciting nightlife and Connaught Place (CP) has the best night clubs, bars, restrobars in Delhi. The night and the crowd is always young. Top nightlife spots such as Odeon Social, My Bar Headquarters, Excuse Me Boss, The Junkyard Café, Lord Of The Drinks, Tamasha, Kinbuck 2, etc. have decent pricing and good food with an energetic and full-of-life crowd. One can never get enough of the party scene in Delhi.
Purana Qila or Old Fort was built under Sher Shah Suri but completed by Humayun. History and ruins may not appeal to everyone but boating in the adjoined lake is always preferred in the company of friends, family or a loved one, especially when the weather is pleasant. Boating is open for all days except Mondays, from sunrise to sunset. It's a nice ride at a nominal price. Boating at Purana Qila is always a good idea to escape the city hustle bustle for awhile.
Chandni Chowk is one of Delhi’s oldest and busiest markets specializing in variety and authenticity. Narrow-lanes are always alive with activity and lined with shops that sell books, clothing, electronics, consumer goods and leather goods. This is the home of the first Haldiram's. Keep moving or you'll be carried away in the human wave.Take a Rickshaw tour where the rickshaw-wala turns tour-guide giving inputs about anything and everything around. Make stops to try the street-food, buy some books or clothes cheap and take in the buzz. The real Delhi resides here and so one must put Chandni Chowk on their list during Delhi visit.
Rarely you will find a things to do list in Delhi which does not include Indian Habitat Centre. IHC at Lodhi Road is a nine-acre architectural excellence that houses conference venues, auditoria, hospitality areas, a library and resource centre and art galleries. The landscaping, horticulture and fountains add to the pleasing ambience of the campus, which is Wi-Fi enabled. The Visual Arts Gallery has been a hub for art activity spanning different genres and crossing many a boundaries. Hungry after the visit to the Gallery? Finger-licking good food is served at the upscale restaurants at IHC. The World (cuisine) on your plate!
Humayun’s Tomb in South Delhi is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor. It was the first structure to use red sandstone at such a large scale and is an architectural excellence surrounded by various smaller monuments. Due to its architecture and landscaping view, it is a popular photography heritage site. Many free photo walks and photography workshops take place here which are guided by professional photographers. It is a good place for history, photography lovers, tourists and travelers.
Lotus Temple is a Bahá'í House of Worship and true to its name is styled after a lotus flower with the structure made of pure white marble. It is a very popular attraction in the city and has a footfall of 10,000 visitors each day. Like all Bahá'í Houses of Worship, Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion and invites people to pray or meditate silently. Enjoy the outstanding lush green surroundings of the temple area and maybe even lounge around for a perfect picnic spot. Many music, dance, storytelling, tours and walks take place at the amazing Lotus Temple premises. Find an event now and visit this awarded architectural beauty.
Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu mandir, and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi. It is the world’s largest Hindu temple according to the Guinness World Records. The various attractions at the Akshardham include, Sahajanand Darshan, Theatre, Boat Ride, Musical Fountain, Garden of India. The most popular are the Musical Fountain and the 15-minute boat ride. Musical fountain is actually India's largest step well. It is colorful and spellbinding show represents the circle of life.
Chhatarpur Temple located in South Delhi is the second largest temple complex in India and is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani. This temple is entirely constructed of marble and can be classified under the vesara style of architecture. A side shrine within the main temple houses a shrine of Goddess Katyayani (Durga) which opens only during Navratra season when people come to the temple for darshan. It is a beautifully built temple which attracts tourists and people of all religions.
A visit to Paranthe Wali Gali is the Thing-To-Do in Delhi. Paranthe wali gali is a famous narrow street in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi that's lined with numerous shops that sell all different kinds (unimaginable ingredients) of paranthas. The street is swarming with people, filled with the voices of shopkeepers calling out to customers and roomed with the aroma of the ghee which makes you drool. Paranthas are served with different chutneys (pastes) and curries. Go hungry as you'll be dragging yourself back with your stomach full.
India International Trade Fair is organized every year in November at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. The fair displays a wide range of products and services including automobiles, textiles, garments, household appliances, processed food, beverages, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, bodycare & health care products, electronics, furniture, sporting goods, toys and much more. It appeals to a wide range of exhibitors from India as well as other countries. There are thousands of exhibitors each year with customers and visitors being countless. Go pockets-full and be assured not to leave empty-handed after a day at the big fair.
Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi or ‘Bapu’ (Father of the Nation). It is located on the banks of Yamuna river on ring road or officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. It is a black marble platform with his last words "Hey Ram" inscribed. It is left open to the sky with an eternal flame burning perpetually at one end. Surrounding the memorial are the memorials of other famous leaders. Every Friday, a prayer is held at Rajghat. Daily, except Monday, Gandhi's philosophy is projected here in picture, sculpture and photos from between 10 am till 5 pm. There is a Gandhi Memorial Museum at Rajghat where his life and philosophy of Sarvodaya Movement is projected in a film.
When you say Street Food, Chandni Chowk is what pops-up in a Delhite mind. Taste all kinds of delicious street food from Dahi Bhalle, Papdi Chaat, Chole Bhature, Aloo Tikki, Rajkachori to Jalebi, Halwas and Lassi. Take a Chandni Chowk Food Walk to explore the famous Karim’s, Natraj Dahi Bhalle, Babu Ram Paranthe Wale, Lal Babu Chaat Bhandar, Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi, Haji Tea Point and binge on the finger-licking street food. Take a Food Walk now- eat, click, post and receive droolworthy likes & comments.
Jantar Mantar ('instrument for calculation") is an observatory located in Central Delhi that was built to trace the astronomical phenomena and to ascertain scientific data from the same. The observatory is a fascinating sight with huge instruments of masonry.It is a famous tourist attraction with thousands of people hiring guides to understand the significance of each structure. It is also the site for many protests and rallys.
ISKCON Temple, aka, Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, is a well-known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani, is also a centre for Vedic learning, located at East of Kailash, Delhi. There are numerous activities, training programs, seminars and festivals held here. The best time to visit the temple is during the Hindu festivals when the whole temple is illuminated and decorated, flooded with people and roomed with sounds of chanting, devotional music and ringing bells.
Children’s Park is one of it’s kind park in Central Delhi. It is located near the famous India Gate which attracts the crowds to this park. The Children’s Park has a lot of swings, slides, and play areas for endless fun. It is clean and flooded with kids and also adults, reliving their childhood. You would want to spend hours here playing with your friends. At night, it is illuminated with lights which is enchanting to watch. The playful vibe of the park is all you need to lift your spirits.
Feroz Shah Kotla was a fortress built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century to house his version of Delhi city called Ferozabad. It is among the top haunted places in Delhi. Kotla is believed to be the home for the Islamic supernatural spirits called Djinns. You will find a lot of locals and tourists, worshiping the Djinns, lighting candles, and writing letters to fulfill one of their deepest desires. Unlike angels, these spirits are moody and can become bad or evil and they usually prey on young women. If you want to have a thrilling experience listening to haunted stories- get here and get spooked!
Nizamuddin Dargah has gained more popularity with filming of the movies Rockstar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan on location. Qawwali sessions are held at the Dargah every Thursday after the sunset-namaz, being precursor to jumme ki raat (i.e. Friday eve). It has always been a popular thing to do for people from various religions. If you are looking for a soul stirring musical evening, this is the place to be. Be amazed by the power and aura that the Sufi Music creates.
“Hain aur bhi duniya me sukhanvar bohot ache, (next line) Kehte hain ki Ghalib ka hai andez-e-bayan aur.” Ghalib ki Haveli was the residence of the genius Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib, located at Ballimaran, Old Delhi. It's declared as the heritage site by Archeological Survey of India. Mirza Ghalib or Ghalib is the pen name for Mirza Mohammad Asadullah Khan who wrote poetry in Persian and Urdu. It is said that Ghalib wrote a couplet for each and every human emotion or feeling. If you are familiar with Ghalib and his work, visiting Ghalib ki Haveli will be a de ja vu. It is one of most visited spots in Delhi by tourists as well as residents seeking inspiration.
Lodhi Garden is a famous city park for morning walks for the Delhites. Lodhi Garden is dotted with various tombs and architectural work from 15th century by Lodhis, one time rulers of North India, Punjab and some parts of Pakistan. The park contains various species of plants, a rose garden and a green house. It is a perfect place for a morning walk with the fresh air and cool breeze, courtesy of the greenery. It is a historical park in the middle of the modern South Delhi, providing a beautiful beginning or blissful break any time of the day from the bustling city life.
There is no better way to explore a city than on cycle, you cover more distance than while walking, stay healthy and also get to have an English guided tour. Today, many locals and tourists are taking a cycle tour of Old Delhi early in the morning. These cycle tours take you to the insides of Old Delhi with a breakfast at Chandni Chowk, and much more. Fin the next cycle tour and spend a happy day exploring Delhi.
Inspired by Village markets, Delhi Haat is a permanent open-air food plaza and craft bazaar in South Delhi opposite INA market; with 2 more locations in Pitampura and Janakpuri. It serves as a single destination to shop for art and craft products,enjoy delicious food and cultural activities. One can shop for home décor, clothing, accessories, shoes and indulge at the food court. There's also a play area for children. Delhi Summer Festival and Sharbat Festival are one of the many good events here. An Evening at the lit-up & glittering Delhi Haat would give you a peek into India's cultural diversity.
Sansad Bhawan is the house of the Parliament of India located in New Delhi. It is a circular building based on the Ashoka Chakra. Witness the parliament session and decision making of government bills and be a part of history and politics of India.
The National Zoological Park at Mathura Road Delhi is just besides the famous Old Fort. It is a home to about 1350 animals and birds, belonging to various species. You can explore by foot or hire a battery-operated car. The Zoo maintains a Library and a Cafeteria for the visitors. Nature Lovers would growl in happiness and tweet in joy. Zoo provides amazing opportunities for Photo Walks and Bird-Watching Trips.
Laxminarayan Temple aka Birla Mandir, located near the west of Connaught Place, houses statues of Lord Narayan and Goddess Lakshmi. There are other small shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Hanuman and also Buddha. The temple is filled with devotees and tourists during the festivals of Diwali and Janmashtami. The entire temple is carved with illustrations inspired by Hindu mythology. Many people visit the temple in order to find peace and begin new ventures with a positive vibe.
Raahgiri day organized every Sunday morning is an initiative taken by The Heritage School Gurgaon to keep cities motor-free, pollution-free and chaos-free. Children and adults take part in activities like, biking, skating, running and walking, street games, street dancing, yoga, aerobics and zumba (for which stages are setup at various spots along the route). A Raahgiri Day is a (half) day well spent as you indulge in your favourite activities but also stay healthy, and keep your city healthy!
The Garden of Five Senses is a park in Saidul Ajaib village, opposite Saket, South Delhi. It has various theme areas like Mughal Garden, Herb Garden, Solar Energy Park, Pools of Water Lilies, etc. in 20 acres of land. It has a beautiful landscaping that brings one closer to the nature. It is also a cultural venue for events throughout the year - Garden Tourism Festival, Food Festivals, Dandiya Festivals and many more.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh Gurdwaras in Delhi and is located near Connaught Place. The concept of Langar is practiced by all Gurdwaras - All people, regardless of race or religion may eat in the Gurdwara kitchen (langar hall). The Langar or food is prepared by the gursikhs working there and also by volunteers who wish to help. The Langar food tastes divine, is a great idea for lunch and to render some service after a tour of the place.
A splash of colours, rhythm of drum beats and joy de-vivre merges at Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana during the first fortnight of each February. It is a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. This is an international event as it attracts hundreds of foreign travellers.It showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India with different states of India as a theme each year. A large number of renowned national and international folk artistes and cultural groups comes to perform at the Mela. Don't miss out on tasting the various cuisines of India at the food court.
Majnu Ka Tilla is a Tibetan colony in North Delhi which is famous for its authentic Tibetan restaurants and Buddhist temple. The crowd that flocks here is tourists and students from north campus of Delhi University. This Tibetan colony is a small area with congested gullies housing various shops, guest houses, restaurants and hotels. Explore the Tibetan food & culture.
Hard Rock Café provides entertainment along with dinner. It is located at DLF Place Saket, Delhi. The cafe is complete with a Stage hosting Live performances and Rock Shop serving finger-licking American cuisine and also local cuisine under ‘Merri Dilli’. Hard Rock fans rejoice!
The National Science Centre is a science museum located near Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The 8 floor museum dedicated to various aspects of science. The major attraction here is the mirror maze. Other than science exhibits, various activities like environmental services, quizzes, science camps, community services, workshops, etc. are also conducted here. You would find tourists, kids, teenagers, students and also seniors. One is never too old to learn some cool facts, science or other.
The International Dolls Museum is a large collection of dolls which was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. Today, there are about 6500 dolls from around 85 countries. This collection of dolls is divided into two sections- dolls from the European countries and the dolls from other Asian countries, Middle East, Africa and India. It is a childhood joyride as it brings out the child in us while viewing these dolls and it is truly a nostalgic experience. You will find a lot of kids, along with their parents and also a lot of foreign tourists who come here to see the dolls from their native country.
The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, aka, National Crafts Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest crafts museums in India. There are various galleries within the museum which include the Tribal and Rural Craft Gallery, Gallery of Courtly Crafts, Textile Gallery, Gallery of Popular Culture etc. It has numerous prized collections from different states. The museum also houses a village complex depicting village life from different states of India. In sync with the theme of the museum is the Café Lota, at the entrance of the museum, which brings a contemporary twist to the regional cuisines of India. It is a good place to lunch after visiting the museum.
Kingdom of Dreams is the new things-to-do destination and India's first live entertainment theatre located in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. It is one of the best entertainment and tourist spots in India. The Kingdom of Dreams includes Nautanki Mahal: showcasing Indian and international theatrical productions, Culture Gully: a culture, arts, crafts and food boulevard, Showshaa Theatre: showcasing theatrical performances based on Indian Mythology, iifa Buzz: a glamorous Bollywood themed cafe. This is a destination for people wanting to spend a colorful day enjoying theatre, performing arts, food, and drinks with friends or family.
Worlds of Wonder or WOW is an amusement park in Noida, Delhi NCR. The park has international rides, boating, go-karting, dining, water park, DJ, rain dance, and a lot more. One can spend the whole day with friends and family. Every weekend is a DJ weekend which further makes the whole experience much more exciting and fun.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a famous bird sanctuary in Sultanpur, Gurgaon in Delhi NCR. It is well-known for its migratory birds from Europe, Central Asia, and Siberia as well as resident birds. This scenic sanctuary is a home for around 250 species of birds. It also has bird watching towers for people who take interest in bird watching and photography. It's a haven for bird lovers & wildlife photographers.
National School of Drama (NSD) is India’s most renowned drama school located near Pragati Maidan, Central Delhi. It has various academic and training programs doling out talented alumni like, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Anupam Kher and Irrfan Khan. While in Delhi, you must grab an opportunity to join a training program, attend the theatre-festivals or shows organized by NSD.
Sadar Bazaar is the biggest wholesale market in Delhi located in Old Delhi near Khari Baoli (Spice Market), selling various household items, cosmetic products, toys, imitation jewelry and stationery. It also sells counterfeit products of famous multi-national companies. Timber Market, Pratap Market, and Swadeshi Market are few of the numerous small markets within Sadar bazaar, where the crowd shops for household goods at very low wholesale price.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a multipurpose ground for sports activities and entertainment events. It has been the venue for many concerts, cricket and football matches, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2013 South Asian Games and even food fests. It is a beautifully built stadium which has a seating capacity of 60,000 for spectators and 100,000 for concerts. There are several events held throughout the year. To attend an event at a huge stadium is a memorable experience- with the crowd going wild and performers or players being cheered. Catch them Live now!
Sarojini Nagar market is the famous market place located in South Delhi and is among the most popular markets in Delhi for budget shopping, especially among girls. You will find a large area filled with small shops having a huge collection of clothing – mostly casual everyday wear but occasionally also dressy ones. It is a great place to shop when your budget is small but you have a wardrobe to revamp. Delhi is known for it’s low-cost marketplaces scattered all over town. Lajpat Nagar, G.K., Karol Bagh, Palika Bazaar, Janpath, Gaffar, Paharganj and Khan Market are shopoholic paradises.
Lal Qila or Red Fort is the palace of Shah Jahan in Old Delhi, named after its large red sandstone walls. Each year on the Indian Independence Day the Prime Minister hoists the National Flag at Red Fort. The occasion is honored with twenty-one gunshots, followed by Prime Minister’s Speech, National Anthem and March Past of division of the Indian Armed Forces. The Fort is adorned with flower decorations and lights on this day. It is a special ceremony dedicated to the freedom fighters and leaders of India.
Huda Ground is the best and the most chosen venue for almost all concerts happening in Delhi. It is located near Huda City Centre, Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. It has been the host to the concerts of the many famous musicians including Enrique, David Guetta, Arijit Singh, Skrillex, Korn, Metallica, and the list goes on. So, if you looking for a live music evening,listening to your favourite artist at a great venue- Be there at Huda Grounds.
Tea today is taken in solidarity with our newspapers or modern gadgets unlike earlier times; where people from different class and age came together during tea time to discuss household to politics to entertainment at homes or at tea stalls. Chaayos brings this conventional concept to life by creating this “tea room” at different locations in Delhi NCR, for people and friends to sit and chat over a cup of tea or “chaa”. Chaayos offers above 25 different flavours of tea from typically Indian flavors to international flavors with 12 add-ons to create over 12,000 variations to have your kind of tea. Poetry & Conversation sessions are also held. Go grab your friends and have a small tea party.
Daryaganj in Old Delhi is known for its Sunday Book Market. As the name suggests, it is set up on the 2km long street every Sunday. It is heaven for book lovers as thousands of books are sold here at throwaway prices. So, if you love books, you must grab some herenext Sunday. And don't forget to get there early (to beat the crowds) and be ready to bargain.
Khari Baoli is a street in Old Delhi known for its wholesale grocery. It is Asia’s largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea. The market also caters to the vast spice markets of different states and so it's always crowded with traders. Little has changed over the centuries here and so one should visit to experience it. We Indians love our spices- Take a look at how the spices reach the shops and our kitchens.
National Rail Museum located in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi focuses on the rail heritage of India. The museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The most cherished attraction here is the toy train which offers a ride around the premises. It is enjoyed by kids and adults alike. National Rail Museum is a fun and fascinating museum exhibiting the contrast between conventional and modern rail technology. The National Rail Museum should be on your museum list with a definite toy train ride!
Kunzum Travel Café is a very famous café in Hauz Khas, South Delhi. It is not just a café but an initiative to interact. Many travelers, photographers, book lovers, coffee lovers and bloggers visit this café to read travel stories, photography books, enjoy coffee, meet new people, plan a travel journey, or just to enjoy the musicians jam. It has a great ambience and you don't have to buy something to be here. Many workshops related to travel and art take place here. So, if you are a travel enthusiast, go ahead and share a cup of coffee with like-minded people.
Kamani Auditorium located in the cultural hub of Delhi, Mandi House is the most prestigious theatre hall in Delhi. It plays host to many cultural performances, events, plays, musical shows and dance performances. If you love theatre and performing arts, Kamani Auditorium is best place to attend a show.
There are many Biking Groups in Delhi which go on bike rides for social causes, community service, weekend escapes or breakfast runs in and around the city. Large groups of biking enthusiasts like Royal Mavericks, G.O.D.S, Indian Bull Riders, B.O.S.S, H.O.G, Born 2 Ride, Free Souls Rider give you a power-packed day of biking. There are special biking rallies for women too.
Lok Kala Manch is an organization which aims at promotion of cultural and creative heritage of India. It has a complex in Lodhi Institutional Area in New Delhi which provides a platform for not only renowned but also emerging artists. It not only promotes drama, music and dance, but also conducts Classical Hindustani Music and Classical Bharatanatyam dance classes for over 350 students. If you wish to learn these art forms or want to watch them, Lok Kala Manch provides the best platform for classical shows and classes.
Siri Fort built by the Afghan ruler Al-ud-din Khalji is is located between Khel Gaon and Aurobindo Marg, South Delhi. Near the ruins of the fort are modern auditoriums byname Siri Fort Auditorium. It is one of the largest auditoriums in India and has been a host to many cultural events, movie premieres, fashion shows, concerts and conferences. Many celebrities have also hosted shows here. Attend an upcoming event, enjoy the show and experience the ambience.
Haven't we all played the famous online escape room games at least once- Full of mystery, and excitement where we find clues and hints to escape a room we're locked in. Now imagine this whole setting in real life. Yes, they are real! Last year, Delhi had their first live escaping gaming centres - Ctrl.Shift.Esc at Hauz Khas Village and Mystery Rooms in Rajouri. Ctrl.Shift.Esc has one game and Mystery Room has two, so go play the escape games with your friends and enjoy a thrilling day.
Flowers are little bundles of colour and aroma. They have the power to make anyone smile and are never out of fashion. What's better than flowers from the wholesale Flower Market at Connaught Place? It is a temporary market with sellers offering fresh flowers from 4:00 am to 9:00 am which later shifts to Noida. They sell roses, orchids, gerberas, lilies, iris, marigolds, anthuriums, and even artificial flowers which are brought from all over India and also from China, Thailand and Holland. It is not a bad idea to gift yourself some flowers as well- You deserve it!
We all love to sing our favorite songs when we're alone. Why not sing along with a bunch of friends in front of strangers who sing equally worse? Delhi brings you the best cafés and restro bars to enjoy a fun karaoke night. Places like, TC Bar & Restaurant, Garage Inc., Raasta, Summer House Café, Harry’s Bar and Café, Route 04, Zu tisch, Castle 9, Sandy’s Cocktail and Kitchen are all in Delhi playing different genres of music. So grab some friends, get to the café or restobar and have a great night, drinking beer and singing karaoke.
Every other night in Delhi at different cafes and restro bars, is a Ladies Night where drinks are on the house usually after sunset. Delhi is the best place with a vibrant crowd. Grab your girlfriends and have a super night out at joints in Hauz Khas or Connaught Place.
IIT Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology) is among the top 200 universities in the World and number 4th in India and every Engineer's dream college. Its campus is spread across 325 acres in Hauz Khas and explored by all. IIT Delhi also conducts various competitions and events, not only technical but also art, comic, photography, dance, music and sports. It also conducts one of the best college fests in Delhi. If you live in Delhi or are visiting, you must attend at least one event here- beautiful campus, smartest students, and a great learning experience.
Art of Living is an organization which conducts various activities to help people become stress-free and accomplish inner peace. It is a multi-faceted organization with one of the largest volunteer bases in the world. It has been able to spread peace in communities through various projects. Art of Living helps one achieve harmony with self through Happiness Programs, Yoga Retreats and also Cultural Festivals.Breath in, Breath out and breath easy!
Cricket is a religion in India and Delhi has the craziest fans. It's not possible to watch every match at the stadium, but Delhi has you covered. There are bars and restaurants in Delhi which have live screening projectors set up during the cricket season where you can watch live matches with a bunch of friends and other cricket fans. It may not be as good as watching the match in the stadium but it has its own perks – comfort, friends, food and a small crowd. Watch a Cricket Screening at Royal China, Howzzat, or Vapour.
PVR’s Superplex is a 15-screens multiplex cinema is one of the best multiplex cinema halls in Delhi NCR. Located in Noida, it's a beautifully built cinema, with three Gold Class screens, one IMAX screen, one 4DX screen, 9 main screens and a dedicated screen for children--the Playhouse. It is a sophisticated place with a cool crowd.
Street Plays or Nukkad Natak are theatre performances which take place is open spaces with a large and undefined audience. These plays are conducted by street play groups and organizations whose works are either not accepted in the theatre or who want to spread a social message among the local audience. These plays are famous in Delhi and are usually based on current issues and certain ills in the society. In fact, universities in Delhi have their separate street play societies. Famous street play groups like Asmita, Jazba, Chhaon, etc. frequently perform in and around Delhi on various social issues. If you like theatre performances, you will love street plays and the thrilling impact they create.
Ice Skating is a fun way to experience the feel of the winters in cold countries. iSkate and Ski India are the most popular places to go for skiing in Delhi NCR. It is also a ‘cool’ way to beat the heat and enjoy along with a gang of friends while music played by the DJs.
Khan Market has grown to become one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in the city which has various retail stores along with great cafes. It is famous for its eating joints which host various musical events with a great artist line-up. So, you can spend an evening enjoying your favourite shows with delicious food and some friends.
Delhi Flying Club is an aviation institute which provides aviation training to students with a science and mathematics background. Located at the Safdarjung Airport, Delhi, they offer various courses and are known as one of the best institutes.
Rasta Café is a lounge which brings alive the Rastafarian culture, paying a tribute to Bob Marley. The place has a funky Caribbean style which plays Raggea and Dubstep. They are popular for Tuesday night karaoke and for various DJs every other day.
Rishikesh located at the foothills of Himalayas is the “Yoga Capital of the World” and is also considered as the holiest place for Hindus. It attracts worshippers and tourists alike. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Prince Charles and many more celebrities have also set foot in Rishikesh to meet Maharishis and witness the marvelous Ganga arti. Many Delhites visit Rishikesh for religious purposes, Yoga, photography, traveling adventure, river rafting or just for a vacation. Rishikesh offers something for everyone, be it young or old, traveler or tourist, religious or not, such is the beauty and the vibe of this place.
Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh district in Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is scenic and mountain-framed and no wonder tops the list of most travel enthusiasts. Most Delhiites love to travel and this is one of their most popular and most visited destinations. A 15 day Leh-Ladakh journey is a MUST vacation plan if you are looking for a break, travel adventure, a photography trip or just to escape the scorching heat of Delhi.
Taj Mahal is a white marble wonder located in Agra which is about 4-5-hours from Delhi. A lot of young Delhiites as well as families go on a day trip to Agra which is now a smooth ride through the Yamuna Expressway. Taj Mahal is among the 7 wonders of the world and India’s pride. It is symbolic of love and compassion. It tops the tourist destination list of India. Taj Mahal in moonlight is simply mesmerizing.
Vrindavan is a town in the district of Mathura in UP. According to Hindu mythology, it is here that Lord Krishna spent his childhood. Being at 3-4 hour ride from Delhi, Delhiites often make short-day trips to Vrindavan to worship and seek blessings. It is crowded, filled with the sounds of ringing bells and devotional music. Be surrounded by spiritual and peaceful ecstasy. Holi festival in Vrindavan is an experience beyond words.
Kashmir is said to be paradise on earth due its pristine beauty. Delhi is a heritage capital of India as well as a metropolitan city with city hustle bustle. Delhiites often feel the need to go out on break, closer to nature. What can be better than the mesmerizingly beautiful Kashmir? These treks are usually 8 days long with camping and eating facilities. It is a rejuvenating getaway and much needed from our city lives.
Delhi residents hardly witness large flowing water bodies and River Rafting is a good way to get closer to flowing nature. Indus River is one the most beautiful and scenic white water rivers in Himalayas. The best time to visit this river is during July-September. It is a 3-4 hour day trip with different scenic routes on offer. Indus River is the place to enjoy the beauty of Ladakh and experience river rafting.
Hampta Pass is an unusual but a special pass which starts from Kullu as its base camp to Spiti Valley and then back to the basecamp. It is unique and beautiful as there is a drastic twist from green mountains to barren hills and desert of Spiti. It is pleasing to the eye and peaceful to the soul. An adventurous & active vacation.
Indian Mountaineering Foundation gives you an opportunity to fake a mountain or rock climbing. It has built an artificial set up where people can experience the adventure in rock climbing by just staying in Delhi. It is a good weekend get-away, located at the South Campus of Delhi University, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi.
Flyboy Air Safari is located in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR is a site for adventure sports like Air Safari. It is a small automobile attached to a parachute which can be operated by powered paraglide and propeller. However, trained pilots also assist you in your flight. Now you can accomplish your dream to fly or to view the city from the sky.
Delhi University (DU) is one of the largest and renowned universities in India. The most exhilarating, energetic, smart, intelligent and fun crowd is here. The fests of the DU colleges are the hot topics in Delhi during the fest season. These fests are popular for their performing artists, events, competitions and of course food! Hindu College, SRCC, JMC, Venky, Miranda and Gargi are the fest which are the most awaited. So, don't be a couch potato this winter - Go around Delhi attending these amazing fests.
The British Council is UK's international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. It provides various courses on English speaking and writing skills for all ages, conducts workshops, houses an informative library and also offers help if you are planning to study in UK. It is located near Connaught Place, Delhi. If you want to brush up your English speaking and writing skills, there is no institute better than British Council. Dog shows, dance performances and even Melas keep British Council buzzing.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is one of the finest universities in India and is known for intense political life on campus. It has a large campus in Delhi and where formal and informal debates, events, street plays, competitions, etc. are held. It has also been a spot for filming many Bollywood movies. JNU is renowned university and one must attend an event here, specially a political event.
Kitty Su is one of the best luxurious clubs in Delhi located at The Lalit Hotel, Barakhamba Road. It is a great place for all-night DJs and private parties with an earthy ambience, great music from the best DJs. If you are looking for a place to hold a party or wanting to spend a night out with friends, nothing can beat Kitty Su.
The Japan Foundation a non-profit organization aiming at providing Japanese linguistic and cultural education is located at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi. It conducts various courses and events which are related to Japanese culture, language and some also related to anime. It has huge library with a good collection of books, providing knowledge on Japanese culture. It also conducts a test JLPT that provides scholarships for studying in Japan.
Korean Culture Centre Located at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi is an organization aiming a cultural exchange. It is well-known for it’s low-cost café and an informative library. It also organizes various events like K-Pop Concerts and conducts courses to teach Korean language and culture.
It is an Indo-French cultural centre which aims at teaching French language and culture. It is located near Lodhi Estate, Delhi and also at DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon. It organizes and curates French cultural events. The Centres also host regular movie screenings & plays in different languages.
After a long day or week at work or working your brain cells, you need a good laugh to relieve the stress. There are many comedy shows organized at various locations in Delhi where stand-up comedians or groups perform and keep you happy & laughing .
Delhi is full of fashionable people. You will find every girl and boy dressed up fashionably at all times. Delhi also happens to be the location for the most renowned institution for fashion studies, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Fashion shows are held every other day in the city. It is a great way for fashion enthusiasts, trend setters and bloggers to catch up on the latest fashion & style.
Delhi has various sports complexes and grounds which hold classes, events and tournaments for every sport. If you like Badminton, Cricket, Tennis, Football, Squash, Chess or Swimming, join a program at one of the complexes in Delhi and excel,enjoy your favorite sport.
Dancing is in the blood of every Indian. We can dance anywhere anytime if our favorite music plays. So why not learn it professionally? Right here in Delhi, you can find lots of dance workshops and classes that teach all kinds of dance forms from bhangra to hip hop and Bharatanatyam to Jazz. Shake it up!
Many talented and creative artists who live in Delhi or visit Delhi , teach workshops that are great opportunities to enhance one's artistic skills. These workshops are open for all ages. If you love art or you want to learn art, here is the chance. Find art workshops in Delhi held every other day at different locations and bring out the artist in you.
Delhi being a heritage city and the capital of India provides many photography opportunities. Many established photographers come here to shoot and also to coach. Many photography workshops and events take place in Delhi which cover various genres and levels. If you are a beginner or want to hone your skills these workshops are for you. Learn from the professionals and get clicking.
Shootout Zone is the best Paintball zone in Delhi. It is an open space near Chhatarpur Metro Station with trees and barricades providing cover. Many tournaments and individual games are held here.For the love of paintball,land here with your buddies and play Capture The Flag, Village Guardians, Hostage Rescue and many more at a minimal price. The money spent is totally worth the fun!
Delhi has unbearable summers and there is no better way to beat the heat than to be at a pool party! The Grand Hotel, IN-Kandy, NYX, Golden Tulip, Aqua The Park, Aquaden, Courtyard, and Kitty Su are some places where you can go and hangout with friends and grab some drinks.
We all love food and it's always better if we can cook our favorite food ourselves. There are very informative and interesting cooking workshops and classes held at different places in Delhi which teach various cuisines, bakery, sweet dishes, basic lessons, and peripheral disciplines. So if you are planning to live alone or you want to cook food for fun, then you can cook it up right here in Delhi.
Delhi has various technical institutions and India has a huge IT sector with growing opportunities. If you love technology or want to learn a particular technical course in these holidays, you can find numerous workshops happening, in and around Delhi. These workshops aim at teaching various aspects of technology like Android/iOS development, hacking, programming, software trainings, and much more.
While we're busy in our lives, we always need some time out with friends and family. Barbecue party is a good way to gather your folks. You can host a BBQ party with different themes like, All-American BBQ, Beach Barbeque, Backyard Burger Barbeque, Surf & Turf BBQ and more. There are various green open space places in Delhi which can serve as a good location for a Barbecue Party.
Gaming is the best way to kill boredom and Delhi houses many gaming centers and cafes where you can play video games, pool, air hockey, carrom, etc. along with friends. So if you are done watching TV or reading, you might want to take a break at a gaming centre.
Kids love summer breaks. Get them happy and active with summer camps in Delhi that are a fun learning experience. Summer camps aim at training kids in various extra-curricular activities like, Art and Craft, Dance, Music, Writing and Sports. These help them to be smart, savvy and also recognize their inlying interests. A summer well spent.
Spa is said to be a very good stress-buster and it also relieves body pain. It is an ultimate relaxation technique which is performed at various spas is Delhi. The spas like, Three Graces, The Oberoi Spa, The Imperial Spa, etc. have beautiful ambience, aroma and courteous staff which add to the overall rejuvenation experience at these spas.
Indian Handicraft Emporium is Delhi’s largest expository of traditionally handcrafted art objects and hand -made jewelry. It is a paradise for people who are looking for handicrafts, metal decoratives, carpets, clothing fabrics, jewelry, and much more. It is well known for the beautiful white elephant statues, that are installed at building entrances. It has worldwide visitors who take back a lot of handicraft material from the best destination at Mehrauli Road, Delhi.
Delhi has various concerns and social issues and NGOs to address them and work towards change. NGOs like Chintan, Deeksha, Swechha, etc aim at taking care and conserving the environment whereas, NGOs like Jaagruti and more take care of animals and provide service at animal and bird hospitals. Lend a hand and make a difference!