If you are tired of going to the same old places in Delhi, we’ve created a brand-new list of unusual things you can do in the city. If you want to explore the national capital like never before, you’ll know exactly where to go after you read this list. We are still enjoying a glorious winter and it’s the perfect time to go around, travel in your city to find the hidden gems that you’ve left unexplored. Are you ready to hit the road?
1. Visit Champa Gali
The Champa Gali is an urban village situated near Saket in South Delhi. If you love all things bohemian, this is the place for you. It’s a hub for poetry readings, music gigs, book launches and has some amazing restaurants.
2. Check Out The Graffiti At Lodhi Road
Hidden between the walls of Delhi’s oldest government quarters, the graffiti art at Lodhi Road in South Delhi is one of the most Instagrammable places in Delhi. Take a walk around Lodhi Colony with a DSLR in hand and don’t forget to check out the tiny food stalls at Khanna Market as well.
3. Go To Agrasen Ki Baoli
After the movie PK, everyone wondered where exactly Agrasen Ki Baoli was in Delhi. There is a small lane in the tony Barakhamba Road area, that takes you straight to the Baoli. So, the next time you go to CP, walk an extra mile and explore the Agrasen Ki Baoli.
4. Listen to Qawwalis at Nizamuddin Dargah
Remember the ‘Kun Faya’ song from the movie, Rockstar? If you do, you probably remember the beautiful Nizamuddin Dargah featured in the video of this song. For a pleasant and peaceful Sufi evening, all you need to do is head to the Nizamuddin Dargah and listen to the beautiful Qawwalis.
5. Attend The Changing Of Guard
We’ve all heard a lot about London’s Buckingham Palace, but what we don’t know is that Delhi too has a changing of guard at the President’s residence, every Saturday morning. The entry is absolutely free. All you need to do is carry a legit ID proof with you and you’re good to go.
6. Go To Triveni Cafe At Mandi House
Mandi House is the art and culture hub in Delhi. It’s a haven for dance, music and art lovers. Right opposite the FICCI auditorium is the Triveni Cafe that serves the yummiest pakoras and masala chai. This place is even more beautiful during the rainy season.
7. Visit The Tibetan Monastery At Majnu Ka Tila
Majnu Ka Tila, or little Tibet as it’s often referred to, is a place developed by Tibetan refugees and has some of the most amazing restaurants. Between the narrow lanes of Majnu Ka Tila is a Monastery that’ll immediately catch your eye and you’ll fall in love with its beauty.
8. Visit Jama Masjid On A Friday
Jama Masjid in Old Delhi is a place which you need to visit on a Friday during the prayer hour to witness the most beautiful view. Thousands of men come together to offer prayer to God and it’s one part of Delhi you should never miss.
9. Check Out Ghalib Ki Haveli In Old Delhi
Another hidden gem in Old Delhi is Ghalib Ki Haveli. We have all heard the poetry that Ghalib left us with but what we don’t know is that he was from Old Delhi and his fort-like haveli is a must visit for every Delhiite.
10. Visit The Kunzum Cafe At Hauz Khas
Kunzum Cafe is a travel cafe situated right in the middle of Delhi’s famous Hauz Khas Village. While most people visit HKV for partying, this hidden gem is perfect for the ones who’d rather have a quiet time and meet like-minded travellers.
11. Shop At Shahpur Jat
Shahpur Jat is a shopping haven. It’s another urban village in Delhi and has stores from India’s biggest designers. If you are getting married anytime soon, or know someone who is about to get married, you should definitely explore this market.
News credit : Indiatimes