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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in New Delhi
There are lot of things/activities to do in New Delhi. Below mentioned are some of them:
Visit the remarkable Lotus Temple, designed in the shape of a sacred lotus flower with twenty-seven petals constructed of marble. Apart from admiring the beauty of the architecture of the temple, you can take long, peaceful walks in the well-manicured gardens that surround the temple.
Go to the Red Fort, and experience the rich culture of the monument from the days of the Mughal empire’s glory.
Humayun’s Tomb, gives you a great opportunity of seeing Persian architecture at its epitome.
If you are interested in devotional music, listen to Qawwalis usually played in Dargahs to be fully exposed to rich and soulful cultural music.
Apart from visiting monuments, hitting a few clubs and having dinner at quaint restaurants and walking around is always fulfilling. Kitty Su, Privee and Club London are some of the hottest nightclubs in the Capital.
Also known as All India War Memorial, a trip to Delhi is incomplete without a visit to India Gate.
Marvel at the architectural brilliance of Jama Masjid, which is a typical example of the Islamic school of design, complete with arches and archways
Delhi food tops the list of best things to do and is an experience by itself. When here, relish the butter chicken and kebabs at Karim’s in Chandni Chowk or at Moti Mahal. You must also make a trip to Hauz Khas social, famous for its thematic decor
Delhi is a shopper’s paradise. Janpat, Chor Bazaar, Palika Bazar offer excellent options for street shopping, whereas DLF Emporio and Saket’s Select Citywalk are renowned malls.
Flyboy Air Safari organizes one of the best adventure sports in Delhi. It is basically a small automobile attached to a parachute that works as a paraglide. Go Karting, artificial rock climbing, rappelling, river crossing, cliff jumping, raft building and cycling are a few other adventure sports that can be found in the various adventure camps located around the city.
In addition, Delhi is known for its rustic walking and cycling sentiment. DelhiByCycle offers guided tours across historical landmarks in the city. The Delhi cycling ecosystem is quite remarkable. Most tours run along pre-selected tracks. Some of these are: The expansive Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate tour; The Najafgarh Wetlands track, where you can cycle amidst lush greenery and wildlife; the Aravali Trails near Gurgaon and the salubrious Dwarka to Sultanpur rides. The Delhi Heritage Tours also organises Heritage Cycling, taking you on bike-rides through the forts, monuments and streets of Old Delhi.
Power paragliding can be done in Sohna and Flyboy Air Safari, both located in Gurgaon. The cost varies from Rs. 2500 to 4000.
Camp Wild, NASA Adventure and Camp Sierra are the best locations for rock climbing in and around New Delhi.
The Paintball Co, Paintball Rocks, Lock ‘N’ Load, Shootout Zone and Rockshot Paintball Sports are the best among many other places where you can have great fun doing paintball in New Delhi.
Essentially, the spirit of Delhi is in its soulful places of worship. Pay your respects at the ‘’Makhbara’’ of Hazrat Qutb-ud-din Bakhtiyar Kaki and Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Enjoy a live Qawwali performance at the Dargah Sharif, organised every Thursday. If you’re a fan of Urdu poetry, do pay your respects at Mirza Ghalib’s tomb, which is in the vicinity of Nizamuddin. Additionally, visit the shrines of Khwaja Nuruddin and Shaikh Abu Bakr in the neighbourhood of Old Fort. Make a trip to the stunning Lotus Temple, an exclusive religious site in India for the believers of the Baha’i faith. A few steps from this holy site is another, dedicated to Goddess Kali. It’s called Kalkaji Mandir. Located amidst the hustle bustle of Connaught Place is Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, where you can spend your mornings listening to mellifluous recitation of morning ragas. Gurdwara Sri Nanak Piao Sahib is another holy place for Sikhs. Also, believers in the spiritual practices of Integral Yoga frequent the Aurobindo Ashram in South Delhi. One must appreciate how different faiths find and exist in harmony in the same neighbourhoods of this secular city.
Lansdowne, Benog Tibba, Kalka Kasauli, Roopkund, Chakrata and Churdhar are a few of the many adventurous places for trekking around Delhi, with terrains varying from rugged to hilly and mountainous.
Speedy Singh’s Go Karting, F9 Go Karting and Wonder Speedway are a few places where you can enjoy Go karting in and around Delhi.
Gurgaon is the go-karting centre around Delhi. The tracks at F-9 provide a thorough racing experience.
The timings for Flyboy Air Safari are from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The prices range from Rs. 1300 to Rs. 7700 depending on the different packages offered, and tend to go up during the months of November and December.
Rock sports, mountain biking, camping and off-roading are a few things to do at the Adventure Farm at Sohna in New Delhi.
Standard prices are Rs. 2000/adult.
Worlds of Wonder, Drizzling Island, Adventure Island, Aapno Ghar and Fun N Food Village are a few famous amusement parks to visit in Delhi. There are various rides you can take and entertainment activities you can enjoy while you’re there. There are water sports too, and food stalls which serve delicious local food.
At Sariska National Park, wildlife safaris are offered by open gypsies and you also get a chance to spot tigers, hyenas, sloth bears and leopards in the wild along with scenic landscapes.
Other places close to Delhi for wildlife safaris are Rajaji National Park, Corbett Tiger Reserve and Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
The famous monuments of Delhi are usually tourist hubs, built during the reign of the Mughals, the Purana Quila, Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and the Cathedral Church of Redemption are a few examples of brilliant architecture.
Take a trip down memory lane in the neighbourhood of Old Fort and visit the famed Khair ul Manazil and the shrines of Khwaja Nuruddin and Shaikh Abu Bakr. Lend an ear to the untold stories and unsung music of the air around Tughlaqabad Fort, now in ruins. The tour even includes a dungeon exploration and a clandestine escape route! Pay your respects at the shrine of the Lodi dynasty as you take a stroll through the landscaped Lodi Gardens.
Adventure Island and Fins Camps are the best among many other places where you can try zorbing in New Delhi. You have to pay about 50 rupees for ten minutes, which is quite feasible.
River Rafting and Rappelling are some highly thrilling adventure sports. Rafting your way through the angry streams of the river can be a truly adrenalizing experience. Delhi offers some stunning packages of the sport, which mostly take you to either Rishikesh, or Kullu in Himachal. Aquaterra Adventures and Himalayan River Runners are centres dedicated to water-sports in and around the capital.
Bungee jumping at Wanderlust in New Delhi is a great adventure in itself. Fall off a bridge or a high cliff, as you remain suspended by a rope. It truly is an experience of a lifetime.
The Soghi Resorts are the most well-known place to organize rappelling. In addition, Rappelling and rock climbing is best enjoyed in Shimla, which is 350 Km away.
Take a Day Tour with Surjivan Resorts, go to Dhauj camps which allow you to experience a blend of village life with the thrilling activities it provides. It is one of the best options for camping around Delhi and offers splendid views of the nature. Other corporate activities include a visit to Mystery Rooms, for some suspenseful adventure; Paintball Co to blow off steam with paintball and Smaaash, which is a hit Sports club and bowling alley.
Skywaltz, Tiger Balloon Safaris, and Rocksport are a few places where you can enjoy a balloon safari in Delhi.
It takes about 4-5 hours and costs Rs 5,000 to 12,000 depending on certain factors.
There are an endless number of things to do in Hauz Khas in New Delhi. However, if you want to go partying, Downstairs At Zo is a happening nightclub which is actually in a basement. For a more cultural experience, take a walk around the historic Hauz Khas complex with its medieval madrasa, tombs, mosque and lake. Besides, Hauz Khas has many stores and boutiques run by local designers where you can take a look at new trends as well as some of the designers’ works. Other than that, make a trip to Hauz Khas Social, famous for being the venue of a song sequence in the movie Tamasha. The place is respected for its food and thematic interiors.
On the street of Khari Baoli you can find a wholesale market which sells fabrics of every colour, texture, and material. From small roadside hawkers, to huge stores selling fabrics and clothes, you can find some great deals in this market. Sarojini Nagar Market is another area where you can find fashionable clothes for cheap prices. Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place is an ancient Hindu temple, but the area is usually known as the Chudi Bazaar. Other markets include Daryaganj, Janpath and Tibetan Market.
Nightlife in Delhi is vibrant and happening. Some of the clubs are Kitty Su, which is the hottest club in town, located in Connaught Place inside hotel ‘The Lalit’. This club is known for its peppy beats and raucous music. If you enjoy live music and performances, then Hard Rock Café is the place for you. Located in Saket, it features local and established band performances and provides a very warm ambience. The Monkey Bar, Underdog Sports Bar and Grill, Lights Camera Action and My Bar are a few other clubs where you could go to experience New Delhi’s tub thumping nightlife.
In addition, Mocha Arthouse for late night coffee; the brewery at 24/7; street food at Pandara road and the yum rotis at Moolchand Paranthe Wala, add to the Delhi experience post dusk.
Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate is a majestic stretch with them being on opposite sides. The mornings at Rajpath are full of cyclists, runners and children skating and playing sports. Aravali Trails are off-road trails with plenty of uphill and downhill sections. The area is perfect for mountain bike riders, though beginners will find several sections quite tough to ride on. It’s a forest area full of birds and small animals.
Gurgaon too has many marked trails for professional bikers and cyclists.
Cycling your way through a city, can be a very meaningful exercise. You get to inhale its flavours, aromas and fragrances on this open-aired vehicle. DelhiByCycle offers guided tours across historical landmarks in the city. The Delhi cycling ecosystem is quite remarkable. Most tours run along pre-selected tracks. Some of these are: The expansive Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate tour; The Najafgarh Wetlands track, where you can cycle amidst lush greenery and wildlife; the Aravali Trails near Gurgaon and the salubrious Dwarka to Sultanpur rides. The Delhi Heritage Tours also organises Heritage Cycling, taking you on bike-rides through the forts, monuments and streets of Old Delhi.
Traveller Tales From New Delhi
10 July 2015
Got the chance to meet some really friendly people on this trip and we had a nice time going all around Old Delhi with our friends. Cycling tour started early morning and we cycled to ghats of Yamuna r...
08 October 2015
There is something different and exciting about this place and this experience was really exhilarating.
15 March 2017
A great tour on the first day in Delhi. They treated us like a friend who explained the Indian culture and told us the stories related to this temple. We watched 4 show which was outstanding especi...
20 June 2018
The trek to Kheerganga was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I explored many nice local places which had their own history. It was a nice experience being on your own and trekking in the forests....
18 October 2015
Wow, it was a pure blast!! One day adventure holiday was next to perfect. We played many adventure activities like climbing,rope climbing, Mowgli walk ,cat walk ,team activities and many move. It was a...
07 September 2015
There were so many places we got to go visit and we enjoyed every second that we were here. Being a foodie i really enjoyed the part of the tour where i got the chance to enjoy the delhi's delights and...
05 January 2016
At first when i saw this tour i felt that it was too costly. But then i was curious about what will they make us do for 3200 bucks in 20 minutes. But When i completed it was all answered and it was gre
14 November 2015
Good experience and flawless organisation.Got to know so many things about delhi.It was an amzing experience for our group.Plus the main highlight was the delicious street masala food part.Enjoyed the
13 December 2015
wooo i what an awesome flight it was , my childhood desire of flying in the sky came true finally. Enjoyed that stunning aerial view of lush-green grasslands and amazing farm houses while gliding in th
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