TRAVEL & FUN

Fun Places in Delhi that Are Sure to Give You a Day Well Spent

Konark Bansal, Travel Writer, India

26 January 2018

Be a little younger, bring in that explorer spirit and just look around – the city will give you lot of opportunities to discover fun, foods, and places in different ways that can give you some finest days and experiences.

From quiet cafes and libraries to chaotic bazaars to cultural spots, Delhi has so much to offer Delhiites and the visitors that time never seems enough when you are around those places with your family, friends, relatives or colleagues.

So, without further waste time, let’s jump into the fun, madness and chaos around the streets and corners of Delhi with this well-researched list of city’s top fun places.

A walk at Lodi Gardens

With royal architectural works of the 15th century, Lodi Gardens is one of the best places to experience the fresh air while indulging in the lush greenery and serenity around. The park is tucked away from the city’s chaos and is an apt place for morning or evening walks and family fun and outing. What’s more, you can grab an appetizing treat at the Lodhi Restaurant and spend some bucks on intriguing homewares, fashion clothing and street foods.

Opening Hours: Daily- Morning to Evening

Indian Mountaineering Foundation Adventures

Do you see yourself climbing high peaks in your dreams, but could never gather the strength it takes to do it? We’ve got a safe yet the most adventurous way to live your mountaineering dream. Call a few friends or maybe head on your own to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in Moti Bagh and indulge in fun activities like sports climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, trekking and more.

Opening Days: 10.00 p.m. to 5 pm (All working days except gazette holidays and second Saturdays and Sundays). Visiting Hours: 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. (Working Days).

Climbing Wall Timings: 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 and 4.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Cost: Rs.150/- per session

A Trip to an Amusement Park

There’s nothing better than indulging in an unforgettable vacation and enjoying at a water park with your near and dear ones. Give your family an adventurous break at Splash the water park with thrilling water and rides and games or visit Delhi Eye at Kalindi Kunj to experience amazing park ride and endless fun.

Discovering Street Foods

No matter how bad the day is going, Delhi’s tangy and flavorful local street food will just set the mood and calm your food cravings and please your taste buds like anything. Spend a day out trying chaat papdi and golgappas in crowded lanes of Old Delhi or get into the Paranthe Wali Gali to enjoy mouth-watering parathans or have a culinary ride to Dilli Haat in INA and experience delicious foods and rich flavors from different state of India.

Ever Tried Kunzum Travel Café in Hauz Khas Village?

A personal heaven – that’s what Kunzum Travel Café is for those who seek some time alone with books and a cup of coffee. Skim through magazines, read up travel books, make friends, exchange your travel stories, use free Wi-Fi, buy travel books and photographic art, enjoy cookies and coffee and leave paying what you like. Where else can you find a place like this?

Space Like Feel at Nehru Planetarium

Make a visit to Nehru Planetarium with your kids or school students and it is sure to be a perfect experience, especially for those astronomy fans. Stars, planets, galaxies solar system – the amazing sky theatre shows fill children with curiosity and inquisitiveness.

English Shows: 11.00 a.m., Hindi Shows: 1.30 p.m. Timings: (Show Duration: 30-35 minutes)

Cost: 60 INR for adults, 40 INR for children (4-12 years), 20 INR for school students

Rediscover History at Haus Khas Village

Got ample time and people? Dash to Hauz Khas Village and you are sure to plan your next visit to this beautiful place. With an ancient mosque, crumbling Mughal tombs, lively cafes, bookstores and art galleries, buzzing pubs and fashion boutiques, Hauz Khas Village is one of the best places to hang out with friends and family in Delhi.

Timings: Hauz Khas Complex- Daylight, Hauz Khas Village – Morning to Evening

Light and Sound Show at Purana Qila

Standing amidst lush greenery and tranquility, Purana Qila (Old Fort) is one of the oldest forts in India. Apart from stunning monuments, sprawling spaces and well-maintained landscape, the spectacular display of light and sound show in the evening is what makes the place much more appealing.

Shoot and Paint at a Paintball Field

Up for some fun and thrill? Rush to the nearest paintball spot with your gang. Play with vibrant colors and bring out aggression, excitement, enthusiasm and other sentiments while shooting your opponents. Delhi has a number of place for paintball sport like Rock Short Paintball, The Paintball Co. and Lock and Load that provide a great indoor facility for visitors.

A Visit to National Gallery of Modern Art

Are you an art lover or an artist yourself? If yes, then National Gallery of Modern Art awaits you. The gallery showcases the incredible works of modern art including paintings, sculptures, graphics and photographs that leave you absolutely awe-struck and astounded.

Opening Hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Closed on Monday and National Holidays)

Cost: Children/Students (up to the age of18 years) – Free, Indian Nationals: INR 200, Foreign Nationals: INR 500