Delhi in Monsoon
Culture and tradition are ubiquitous in Delhi but Delhi is more than just food and a handicraft paradise. There are beautiful places here which can be enjoyed amidst the drizzle and downpour.
The stunning rainfalls give a different definition to the city as being the one where love and relationships bloom. Summers are extremely tough to tolerate and the monsoons bring the much-needed relief.
Activities to pursue:
Your perfect rainy day is about to get the best with your visit to the Piano Man Jazz club. Apart from some amazing Jazz music, it is also famous for showcasing some of the best stand-up acts in India.
If you are not an aficionado of music you can also opt to pay a visit to some wonderful rooftop cafes to sink in the beauty of the monsoon. There are several activities to do in Delhi, you can also indulge in a movie marathon with your friends or travel partner to ensure you don't miss the next change.
Book cafe is yet another trend catching up in the capital that should be on your list for Delhi visit. And if you really want to get a monsoon tour of the city then the HoHo tour bus will take you to the best attractions.
Places to visit:
Garden visit – Delhi is full of green wonders and a visit to Lodhi garden and garden of five senses is surely worth this monsoon. The archaic ruins of Lodhi garden present innumerable stories of the wonder. You can visit here this monsoon to enjoy the vision with enviable food joints in the vicinity of the garden.
The garden of five senses is a romantic themed garden lined by Mughal gardens, Bamboo courts, herb gardens, and solar energy parks. For a romantic time to be spent, come here to see the perfect permutation of nature and ambience.
Hauz Khas Social -One of the places with the most vibrant of crowds provides a great relaxation place in the form of a cafe cum office set up. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi with your friends. The interiors of the cafe are relaxing and pulsating with crowds enjoying the facility of an all-day bar, music, and dining.
Parthasarathy rocks - A part of the Prestigious JNU and the hidden gem of Delhi is the highest natural point. The beautiful monsoon locale is a part of the Aravalli Range of mountains becomes even better in the monsoon especially when peacocks dance in the rain. The crevice is also one of the most sought after places for couples.
Anupam Complex – You obviously cannot venture out too much in the rains, hence a lot of time with your near and dear ones can be spent here in Anupam Complex which is full of restaurants and cafes for you to survey.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib –The landmark site is located near Connaught place which is an exceptional beauty in itself. The prominent place for the Sikh community has a kitchen, a pond and a wonderful gallery for art displays>
National Rail Museum – So when staying indoors yet having fun is on your list, then you should not miss the National rail museum. It is one of the best museums in Delhi as it is the epitome of rail legacy in India where the visitors can take toy train rides apart from gazing at the amazing display of engines and locomotives.
Kunzum Travel Cafe – A traveller’s paradise and meeting point, the cafe is also a platform in disguise to discuss travel plans, wonders and discoveries. Located in the Hauz Khas village you will find a barrage of visitors here longing to share their travel chronicles.
‘The monsoons are wet and humid with night temperature being anywhere around 30 degrees and the day temperature being 35 degrees between July and mid of September’
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Delhi in Summer
Summer in Delhi is surely the most dreaded season with sweltering heat trying to keep everyone indoors. But don’t let that hold you because there are several places to visit in Delhi in summers and the sheher has so much to offer.
Activities to pursue:
Ice Skating - Just when you are about to shove away the idea of going out in summer, Ice skating is a truly tempting idea to explore. The 15000 sqft ice skating arena located in the Ambience mall unquestionably will attract you to chill out this summer.
Rahagiri day - For Delhiites and those who want to see the true spirit of Delhi indulge in the various activities of the ‘Rahagiri Day' that is a refreshing take on various physical and fun games. It is organized every Sunday in the Inner circle of Connaught Place. You can also book best Delhi tour packages to cover all the major tourist attractions and to make your vacation memorable.
Water park adventures – Delhi has its share of adventure and water parks to be explored in early summers. Fun and food village, Worlds of Wonder and Adventure Island can be visited with friends and family.
Go to mango festival – Now, who isn’t a mango lover? The prospect of tasting diverse varieties from the Mango family will pull you to different locations at the International mango festival where 1200 varieties of mango are for your taste buds only.
Chandini Chowk tour – Take a walk in the evenings here and you will see what the essence of Delhi is. With lip-smacking street food and colourful merchandise, you will have a gala time here.
Places to visit:
Kingdom of dreams – Located near the leisure valley park and is known to be one of the best amusement parks in Delhi, this man-made entertainment zone has a display of rich culture and heritage. Wares of different states are on display here with beautifully crafted interiors and theatre to keep you amused.
Hauz Khas – Commonly known as ‘Mehek ka Chota Qila', the tourist spot is famous for its royal tank of the Khilji dynasty.
Akshardham – For a religious tour, do visit the Akshardham temple multipart where the monument at the centre of the complex. The temple is full of surprises with theatre presentations, the Bharat Upvan with musical fountains and the boat ride in Sanskruti Vihar that will relax your summer evenings.
Rashtrapati Bhavan – The official residence of the President is a blend of Mughal and European architectural style. Specific permissions are needed to access the wonders of the site.
Lotus temple – Designed like a Lotus by Fariborz Sahba the temple is amidst sprawling lawns and pools. The temple mostly visited in the evenings is open to people following any creed.
Connaught place – A commercial hub fashioned in Victorian style is a great zone for shopping international brands, eateries, and bookshops to amuse over.
National Museum - The haven of artefacts and masterpieces is housed on Janpath Road. These art pieces were exquisitely designed about 5000 years ago. One of the largest museums in India the articles from the pre-historic era to modern works are on display.
‘The average temperature ranges from a 25oC in the nights to 45oC in broad daylight between the month April and June’.
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Delhi in Winter
‘Dilli ki Sardi has a song dedicated to it and the cerise winters are to eat and wander. This is a time when you can visit great monuments and landmarks.
Although these landmarks are also visited in a great deal in summers, yet the sirenic weather makes the visit tempting minus the hassle of wiping your sweat.
Activities to pursue:
Shop & eat- Delhi is quite popular amongst the foodies. Savour the taste of piping hot food especially Rajma Chawal, Makke di roti, Sarson da saag and parathas in Parathe wali gali. fun places in delhi for youngsters
You can also shop your heart out in Delhi which you couldn’t as the summer heat or the rains eluded you. Come this winter to buy excellent merchandise from various markets like Khan Market, Gaffar Market, Sarojini Nagar, Kashmere gate, Lajpat Nagar and Delhi Haat. These are some of the best places to visit in Delhi for youngsters to hangout and chill.
Adventure arena – A mix of chills and thrills will render your winter outdoor activities the most remembered. The winter fall makes it even more attractive to indulge in adventure activities in Delhi like karting, mountaineering, paragliding in and around Delhi. Places like Flyboy air safari, F-9 Go-karting, Aware Adventure farm are a must go.
Places to explore:
Deer Park – It’s a shame if you don’t explore the deer park in winters. The park also has a charming lake with well-spruced garden and beds of the flower. You can spend a substantial time spotting peacocks, deer, and rabbits.
India Gate – The landmark that defines the pride of Delhi is accessible 24 hours and touted as the safest spot here. Late night or early morning, this place is one of the best spots in winters.
Qutub Minar – The coolest place to spend gazing at the towering monument along with the wonderfully maintained lawns will just make your day with your travel partner.
It is known to be one of the best historical places in Delhi. You can also visit the nearby archaeological park where hundreds of historical structures like Rajon ki Baoli, and Lal Kot Fort are lined up to unravel mysteries around them.
Humayun’s tomb –The World Heritage site is an idyllic spot to recollect our history and culture. The tomb has been extremely well-maintained and early morning visit can be a blessing here.
Purana Qila – The lovely green lawns and the commanding red structure gives you a chance to spend tranquil times taking a leisure stroll or boating in the silent lake. The nearby zoo also presents a perfect animal venture this winter.
Red fort – One of the most historic monuments of Delhi, the red fort is an imposing red sandstone fort constructed by the Mughal Empire. The place also is rife with some amazing shopping experience full of vibrant things.
The fort has a beautiful garden in addition to other architectural constituents like Hira Mahal, Moti Masjid and the imperial Bath. Every evening is fun with sound and light show conducted in the premises of the fort that speaks leaps and bounds of the Mughal dynasty.
Jantar Mantar – The equivalent twin of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar houses an observatory with astronomical tools and instruments. Maharaja Jai Singh II who built the Jantar Mantar was an astronomical fanatic which now has the Samrat Yantra, Ram Yantra and Misra Yantra as some of the instruments stored here.
‘The average temperature for months between December and Feb midranges from 5 to 25 degrees between December and January’.
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