“Dilwaalo ki Dilli” lags nowhere behind in presenting its astounding legendary history, mystique culture, astonishing heritage, hectic tied up lifestyle and mind-boggling revved-up pace of one’s survival.
Akin to its above-mentioned characteristics, Delhi is an abode to a plethora of things-to-do in the free time.
Here is a list of the top 10 things to do in the free time in Delhi!
1. Langar at Bangla Sahib:
The esteemed Sikhs have never failed to fulfill the sole purpose of life i.e. to serve its fellow beings. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, irrespective of the caste, creed or color, offers Langar to almost 10,000- 15,000 people on the daily basis. The timings are from 3pm-4pm in the evening and after 8 pm till 11 pm at Night.
“Raahgiri Day” is organized every Sunday, in Gurgaon as well as in Delhi, which includes the closing of the sections of the streets and roads for the vehicles including the cars, scooters and the other automobiles for some fixed hours, and giving away this space for the public activity like jogging, running, walking, skating, cycling, exercising etc.
3. Changing of guards at Rashtrapati Bhavan:
The changing guards’ ceremony takes place on every Saturday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan at New Delhi and at Wagah on the border between India and Pakistan. It includes the change of the two guards in ceremonial regalia, where one consists of a troop OF the president’s bodyguard and the other from the Indian Army regiment Parade. It has an equestrian display and the foot drill, supported by the military band that lasts for about 30 minutes. The timings are 8:00 during the summers and 10:00 during the winters.
4. Qawaali at Hazrat Nizamuddin:
Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah is the shrine of the Nizamuddin Auliya. The mesmerizing Qawaali sessions are at a go every night that also attracts a huge crowd. There are habitually two sessions, one at the dusk and the other around 9 pm, but in the winters, it counts down to only one i.e. after the dusk. It is followed by Maghrib, which is the evening prayer that can also be willfully and blissfully attended.
5. Film screenings:
There are various film screenings that can woo away all your boredom, where you can hang out with your clique and chill out with your breezers, be it in a studio or out in the open, Delhi has it all! These take place at regular intervals by the various diploma students or some resorts in the night time or a community, who wants to showcase the growing concerns or embellishments out in the open. Just stay updated!
6. Delhi pencil jammers:
Pencil jammer is an abode of the visual art lovers. The people gather every Sunday, laden with their drawing parchment papers, sketch pens, pencil shades, painting colors etc, and draw and wiggle around their fantasies. It takes place at Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk and Darya Ganj.
7. Cultural fests across the capital:
Delhi is a hub of various fests and cultural celebrations which begins from Lohri and Republic Day in January and persistently lasts until the end of the year. The list includes the celebration of New Year day, Lohri Festival, Republic day parade, Valentine’s Day, Army day, Kite flying festival, International trade fair, Mango festival, Qutub Festival, Phool Waalon ki Sair, Sharad Utsav Prasad Nagar Lake and many more. You can always retrieve upcoming fests information from the internet!
8. Loiter into the street life of Delhi:
Learn of the substratum of Delhi by loitering into its street life of Paharganj and the area nearby New Delhi Railway station. This is recommended to be one of the best walking tours in Delhi, where you can actually feel the lives on the street children direct from the horse’s mouth. It’s monitored by the Salaam Baalak Trust, an organization that provides shelter, food, and support to the city’s homeless street children. The reality that will be struck upon you reveals the dark side of the city and it’s utterly horrifying.
9. Chill at Kunzum travel café:
This is an abode to the like-minded masses and travelers, where they can relax, sit, read, savor and share their travel stories. Regular interactive workshops are also organized by the travelers, photographers and the writers. Musicians sometimes held their sessions too! It is located at T-49, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, South Delhi. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. until 7.30 p.m.
10. Indian handcrafts being made:
This not-so-famous crafts museum is a perfect place to witness the handcrafted embroidery, weaving, carving, and pottery. This place also holds around 20,000 exhibits of handicrafts from all over India. You can shop and dine at a reasonable price. The Crafts Museum is situated at Pragati Maidan on Bhairon Road. Its open daily, except for Mondays, timings 10 a.m. to 6 p.m with free entrance.However, the entry to the galleries costs up to Rs.150 for foreigners and Rs.10 for Indians.