Tired of stopping over the same old crowded places in Delhi? A beautiful city twined with disparate cultures and metropolitan associations, Delhi has no dearth of amazing offbeat adventures to offer. Wondering what new and different you can do in this city? Don’t worry, we have done the homework for you! Here are 7 offbeat things you must do while in Delhi:
- Shop Some Junk
While Delhi is home to some of the India’s top malls, the street shopping still dominates the competition. If you don’t wish to spend thousands on clothes and accessories and are willing to try your bargaining skills with the vendors, it is time for you to explore some streets! Lagpat Nagar, Janpat and Sarojini Nagar home some of the jumbo label’s export rejects including, Dorothy Perkins, Mango, Madame, Zara and many more. You will be amazed to explore wonderful styles at prices as low as INR 100! Yes, you heard it right! You can also find great bargaining opportunities at these places. So what are you waiting for?
- Get onto the Metro
Ask a Delhite and she will tell you how impossible traveling would be, without Delhi Metro! Metro has unquestionably become the lifeline of city. Metro has and is still taking people to places which were otherwise not-so-accessible. Delhi’s local transport is invariably softening the socio-cultural differences by catering to the wide bracket of population. Being bumped around the efficacious metro, sniffing the sweat, hearing people talk about anything and everything is surely a weird-yet-so-amazing experience in itself. So, the next time you are planning to go somewhere in Delhi, ditch your car and step into the world of ‘common people’!
- Watch how Handicrafts are made!
For those who have a thing for handicrafts, the unheard-of Crafts Museum in Delhi is the place to be. Located at Pragati Maidan, the entry to this museum is free of cost. Here you can witness several artisans portraying their carving, weaving, pottery and embroidery skills. Not only this, you can also explore art galleries with over 20,000 handicraft displays from around the nation. Once tired of loitering around, you can munch some amazing snacks at Cafe Lota.
- Experience the Spiritual Vibes at Dargah Nizamuddin
Felt mesmerized by the song ‘Kun Faya Kun’ from the Bollywood hit Rockstar? Do you desire a real life experience of live qawwalis? You are at the right place! The place where one of the world’s most renowned Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya, Dargah Nizamuddin enchants devotees from around the globe. It is on Thursday evenings that the Dargah’s courtyard flares up with fervent qawwalis, offering a sublime feeling to the audience. While in the area, be prepared to be encountered by numerous beggars and huge crowd. Don’t forget to dress unobtrusively and carry something to cover your head with.
- Take a Walk into Delhi’s Street Life
Delhi is not only about spectacular monuments, chock-full markets, world-class malls, amazing cafes and restaurants. There is much more to the pediment of Delhi! For those who wish to work for a social cause and are visiting Delhi for a reason, taking a tour of the streets can be a heartbreaking and an eyeopening experience. You can take a guided walking tour through the streets of Delhi and explore how the dwellers live in adverse conditions. There is always a story to be heard through the unspoken words of the homeless street children.
So, the next time you are stuck with the thought of where to go and what to do in Delhi, try these amazing offbeat things to do in Delhi!
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