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15 amazing things to do in Delhi for travellers

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15 amazing things to do in Delhi

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  1. Segway Rides

Do you know what is a Segway ride? This is a two-wheeled battery operated vehicle that lets you move around in a standing position. These vehicles are manufactured by Segway Inc.of the United States. Pick up one of these and explore Delhi this weekend. Fun comes in different packages these days, isn’t it?

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Watch this video to see how Segway bikes work:

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2. Haveli Tours

Delhi is a city of Havelis or mansions. Just take a trip to the old city of Shahjahanabad and make your way through centuries-old havelis of Old Delhi. My personal favorites are the Namakharaam ki Haveli and Mirza Ghalib Haveli. Do you know that in the old times, the rich, powerful and the famous of Delhi used to live in these havelis?

Haveli Dharampura

Haveli Dharampura is located next to Jama Masjid

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3.Go drumming

Feeling stressed? That is why we have included drumming in this list of 30 amazing things to do in Delhi. Attend the Djembe Drum Circle event in the city and let your hair down. This is a gang of enthusiastic people who converge every week in a garden, mall or a well-attended place. There are no fees for attending this event.

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I have found drumming to be a great stress buster. Creds-Debu Mishra

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  1. Hauz Khas Village

If you have a bohemian personality, then the Hauz Khas Village is the place to go to. Pubs, restaurants, gigs, stand-up comedy sessions, we have the works for you. The cherry on the top is the 600-year old Hauz Khas Palace nearby. This monument is a great hit among amateur photographers.

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A cacophony of beauty, that is your Hauz Khas Village. Creds; Flickr

Also read : These are some of the most exciting events in Delhi that you can imagine  

Unconventional ones…

5. Rock Climbing

Did you know that you can try your hand at climbing steep rocks in Delhi? We too were comprised when we were compiling this list. The venue for this activity is the Lado Sarai rocks in the vicinity of Qutub Minar.

  1. Air Safari

You have done wildlife safaris in Kenya and the jungles of Ranthambore National Park, but are you aware of the Air Safari in Delhi? Now see the magnificent city of Delhi while flying like a bird. Okay, okay, you do not have to actually fly like a bird. All you have to do is sit in a chair and let a propeller and a motor do the rest of the job. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Delhi as the city whizzes below you.

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  1. Secret lakes of Delhi

One of the amazing things to do in Delhi is to join a group of like-minded people and trek down to the secret lakes of Asola. These lakes are hidden among bushes in the Aravali ranges of Faridabad. The water is clear blue and there is no noise or pollution near these lakes.

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8.Delhi Temple Walk

If you are a religious person then don’t worry. We will take you on a guided walk to the various temples of Delhi. This city has several beautiful places of worship like the Laxmi Narayan Temple on Mandir Marg, the Akshardham Temple, Yogmaya Temple. Kunti Temple in the Purana Qila and the Appa Gangadhar Temple in Chandni Chowk. Charges-Rs. 1,500 per person.

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  1. Delhi Sight Seeing Trip

One of the amazing things to do in Delhi is visiting the various historical monuments by a private car. This 10-hour trip includes Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Nizamuddin Dargah, Purana Qila, and the Bahai Temple. We will drive around the city in a Toyota Liva. Charges per head- Rs. 3,000 ( includes snacks). Please drop me a mail at swayamt@gmail.com if you are interested.

10. Haunted tour of Mehrauli

You must join me on this haunted tour of Mehrauli. Did you know that the earlier name of Delhi was Mehrauli? There are several abandoned ancient buildings in Mehrauli that are haunted. The tomb of Balban is certainly haunted. Another weird place in Mehrauli is the tomb of Jamali Kamali. Join me on a 3-hour trip to these haunted places of Mehrauli.

And there are some more…

  1. Open Mic sessions

Are you the next Kapil Sharma? Do you like bringing the house down with your one-liners? Do you want to share your poems and short-stories with strangers? You will be happy to know that there are several open-mic sessions that encourage budding artists to share their creativity with a willing audience. Ping me if you want to know more.

  1. Visit  the National Museum
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Ticket: Rs. 30. Experience- Worth a million dollars. Creds: Flickr

We would strongly recommend you to visit the National Museum. This building is a treasure trove of ancient relics, statues, and other memorabilia. National Museum is located on Janpath. Take a Metro to reach this Museum and keep the environment clean.

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  1. Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts

One of the amazing things to do in Delhi is to visit this beautiful building near the National Museum. If you want to know more about the art and culture of India, then you should come to this place. The IGNCA is just adjacent to the iconic India Gate and is set in the middle of a huge lawn. Entry to this building and its events is free.

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  1. Madame Tussaud’s

You will be amazed to know that there is a Delhi edition of Madame Tussaud’s! This wax museum is located in the Regal building of Connaught Place. Drop in at this place and marvel at the wax figurines of celebrities displayed here.

  1. India Gate

Do you know that this famous monument honors of more than 90,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British in the First World War? India Gate is maintained by the Indian Defence Ministry. The memorial to the unknown soldier is guarded by the soldiers of Navy, Army and the Air Force.

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‘They gave away their today so that we could enjoy our tomorrow”

10 thoughts on “15 amazing things to do in Delhi for travellers

  1. neha

    Apart from the old city and the heritage buildings there is so much more to enjoy in delhi. I am glad you put up this writing to show everyone what all varied things Delhi has got to offer!!

  2. Meg

    Looks like a great list of things to do! I’d love to visit Delhi sometime, while my husband has been there, I have not. Is there a place that rents the segways and gives tours?

  3. Arnav Mathur

    Hey, being from Delhi, I can relate to some of the things you mentioned.But there are so many things to do in Delhi, that I haven’t even thought of doing some of the things you mentioned. But I guess, I am going to do them in the near future. Btw you forgot to add about the food culture.

  4. AllGudThings

    Delhi is a hub of histories, historical buildings, monuments and not to forget awesome food. I was aware of majority of the stuff you mentioned in the post but some like rock climbing and air safari came as a surprise to me. I am too waiting for the opening of Madam Tussaud’s museum.

  5. Milton Coyne

    wow, who would have thought that Delhi alone has so much to offer.. I would love to go for that Air Safari .. it looks like a very thrilling activity yet I imagine how rewarding it feels like being several feet from the ground and marveling the beauty beneath you.. museums are also ideal place to visit as you can learn the country’s rich history and culture

  6. Olivia

    That haunted tour sounds more like the kind of trip I’d love to go on! Didn’t know there were so many things to do in Delhi! India is just surprising me every time!

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