Aren’t you tired of going to Qutub Minar and, Akshardham for the 10th time? Delhi doesn’t feel lit anymore? Those boring school & college trips to the forts and amusement parks have made us grumpy as well. It isn’t just a place known for its historical sites and tacky malls, but it’s fun, quirky, and a love for cheap thrills as well. We knew in our hearts that the city had so much to offer, but it needed Dilli Walo ka Dill to perceive the true beauty. So we, the Delhites, took it on our Dilli Wali ego & went full-on exploring and found just the right places to go and absolutely the entertaining, cheap, and offbeat things to do in the city. Take yourself a mini-break this weekend, and ensure you write back to us about your excursion. Finally, Travliv360 comes up with some offbeat things to do in Delhi.
“I asked my soul, what is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life.”Mirza Ghalib
ADVENTURE THINGS TO DO IN DELHI
1. ROCK CLIMBING IN MOTI BAGH
No longer want to go to Café Coffee Day? That one-month Netflix free trial ran out? Do you want to get a dopamine rush but with a budget? You’ve come to the right place that is infamous amongst the adventure-seeking youth. Although, it is still not visited much by young adults. We urge you to visit IMF and give the sport climbing wall a go! No need to look at your almost empty wallet as the session costs you 150 INR only. Rock Climbing is one of the offbeat things to do in Delhi which enthusiast your adventure thrills.
2. PARAMOTORING AT MOJOLAND
Do you have ParaMotoring in your mind even though living in Delhi just like us? Guess what? Believe it or not! A new place has opened up just for you, and a few metros stop away from the capital city. It gives you the excitement and thrill you didn’t know you wanted. I know, ParaMotoring will calm down my anxiety of having offbeat things to do in Delhi at just 1500 INR only.
Caution: Do not visit if you’re expecting a child, have acrophobia, or if your weight does not fall in the range of 40 to 90 kilograms.
3. BUNGEE JUMPING AT BACKYARD SPORTS CLUB
We get it, aren’t you a thrill-seeker in hiding? I know you must be so, come out of your comfort zone. Backyard Sports Club ensures that spending your money won’t be a waste as they will make the best of your leisure time. Whenever I scroll down Instagram, adventure enthusiasts are doing bungee jumping far away in the hilly terrains. However, Bungee Jumping at Backyard Sports Club will make your day at 1500 INR only and also one of the offbeat things to do in Delhi.
Caution: The equipment is from Japan. Do not repeat it at home. The weight restrictions are slightly different from paramotoring ranging from 45 to 110 kilograms.
4. LOCK & LOAD
It’s high time to say bye to the boring adventure at Amusement Parks and place PUBG in real life! With team spirit and leadership skills, can you beat the opponent team? They offer indoor fields and barricades for the extra complexity because do we ever like it when we win easily? I want to hit this place, and it cost me just 850 INR for paintballs.
FUN WITH FRIENDS THINGS TO DO IN DELHI
1. DILLI HAAT, A TRADITIONAL MARKETPLACE
Fan of Indian culture and lifestyle? Yes! Dilli Haat is the best place for you and has an open complex showcasing talents of all the states around the country. Want to buy a unique paper mache box with ethnic painting for your coin collection? Don’t have money for that Chennai trip yet your stomach wants some sambhar-idli and dosa? Like collecting Pashmina shawls? The list goes on.
From Rajasthan’s Gatte Ki Sabzi to never-heard-before dishes of the Seven Sisters States, Haat has a massive food court representing restaurants from all the states across India. Not just food and fashion, they have several music activities, cultural dances, and a shopper’s complex just for you! In addition to that, it is as cheap as chips. Therefore, Dilli Haat comes into our list of offbeat things to do in Delhi.
- For adults: 30 INR
- Kids: 20 INR
- Foreigners: 100 INR
2. YULU BIKE RIDES: A GREEN INITIATIVE
We have all been there with you after Diwali night. Even after bans on fire-crackers, the uneducated don’t listen. Do you want an environment-friendly joyride just like us? Here is it for you! Yulu offers bike ride services at a reasonable rate for those who like the fun but don’t want the pollution. Yulu bikes work on a lithium-ion battery and in just a single charge covers approximately 60 kilometres. It is one of the funniest offbeat things to do in Delhi.
3. MYSTERY ROOMS, A GAMING ZONE
Birthday coming up and friends forcing you to throw a birthday party? Do you want to try something new? Yes, or No! Do something much better! Test your skills and show-off in front of friends by being the Sherlock Holmes that you are and solve the Escape Room Game within the time limit. To sum it up, have the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! I hope you don’t feel like it comes under the Travliv360 listing of offbeat things to do in Delhi. Prices range from 350 INR for a child (5-9 years old) on weekdays to 700 INR per person. If you’re a group of six, then weekend prices may vary.
HUB FOR FOODIES
1. LOOKING FOR ROMANTIC DATES – CHAMPA GALI
Delhi’s hippy crowd won’t tell you about this place. No need to worry as we will! Designed with boutiques and design studios, Champa Gali is your aesthetic date place with a trippy vibe of its own. With romantic lighting at night, jam sessions by the community and retailers, and pop-up bazaars to buy something for your love, Champa Gali is the go-to place situated in Saidulajab, an urban village close to Saket in south Delhi.
2. FOOD MADE BY PRISONERS AT TIHAR JAIL
Notorious for various reasons, Tihar Jail, Janakpuri, has many surprising attractions and street wall art you may have seen from the road. Surprisingly! We present to you the food court staffed by prisoners and a market that sells products made by the prisoners. The food court started by the infamous jail was invested. It caters to the prisoners with a hospitality experience. This place is worth the try! I wish to hit these offbeat things to do in Delhi.
GARDEN OF FIVE SENSES
Garden of Five Senses, established in 2003, is nature’s basket for your cheap and fun date. Designed to stimulate the five Senses, It is the place for those romantic evening walks you are looking for them. Located near Mehrauli Heritage Area, the park has regular fun events and is also lined by restaurants for your hungry boo. Give this place a go at just 35 INR only and tell us about your romantic date!
BLESSINGS & PRAYERS
1. VOLUNTEER AT GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB
We know your heart always wanted to devote itself to an NGO, but the schedule and the assignment burden were not in your favour. So we would like to inform you that this time, you can volunteer yourself at the aesthetic and divine place, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. It is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites in the country. It hosts a community kitchen run by the Sikh Community and numerous volunteers and feeds over thirty thousand people daily. If you have a few hours free this weekend, go with your family and help in the community kitchen. If you even don’t know anything about Culinary skills. Nothing to worry about it! The kitchen staff will help you and show you what to do and where your help is best appreciated.
2. LISTEN TO QAWWALIS AT NIZMUDDIN DARGAH
Music is the soul of religion, and what’s better than Sufi music and Qawwalis for your lone soul? Dedicated to the Sufi Saint, Hazarat Nizamuddin Auliya, the place is filled with the holy spirit and memorable experiences. The dargah has been called “the place where wishes come true”. In other words, this is your chance to pray for good grades as well. Therefore, Travliv360 presents you the offbeat things to do in Delhi.
VIBRATING MARKETS & LIFESTYLE
1. TRENDY CLOTHES AT SAROJINI
That Zara top doesn’t fit after the pandemic weight gain? No trendy wear for the already dull college? Don’t worry! We have your back, and more specifically, Sarojini Market has your back. Spend almost little money and buy cheap, latest fashion tops, jeans, and dresses. If you have good bargaining skills, brag it here as this market is your haven. Shop almost everything so you can show off that new bag to your friends and relatives. Find framed paintings for your living room and street food for your empty stomach.
Tip of the Day: Plan to go as early as possible to avoid the crowd at rush hour.
2. ASIA’S LARGEST SPICE MARKET – KHARI BAOLI
You like it spicy- so do we! Delhi’s Khari Baoli is worth that experience and being Asia’s Largest Spice Market dating back to the Mughal era. Western Media has always referred to India as the land of spices. You dare to find the reason why? No! It has all the local and the exotic spices so, you don’t have to worry about that expensive little jar from Amazon anymore. Find that camera long lost in the cupboard and wipe off the dirt as you’re going to take it as well. The aesthetic photography sessions are worth the trouble for your Instagram Post. You will also get a chance to try one of the offbeat things to do in Delhi.
3. DARYAGANJ, PARADISE FOR BOOKWORMS
Have you ever heard about the place that sells books per kilogram? Even only charges 100 INR? Never! Daryaganj is just the right place for the offbeat things to do in Delhi. All those introverted Bookworms know but can’t tell you about it. Therefore, we have to take matters into our own hands. Famous for the original but second-hand books in low values, this is a student’s paradise and perfect for those who want to buy course books but don’t want to spend their entire pocket money to buy one book. We have bought many books, magazines, and stationery from the street market of Daryaganj and now it’s your turn! Moreover, a tip for you: Go as early as possible as the market opens at 9 AM. Soon after, the good books at the lowest rates get sold like hotcakes.
The list is never-ending, but we have given you the best of Delhi and offbeat things to do in Delhi. Most importantly, you have to visit these places in Delhi and share your experiences with us!
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Story By: Shruti Tanwar