An affluent neighbourhood in South Delhi, Hauz Khas has been well known since medieval times. It is known for its electric nightlife with countless cafes, bars and pubs. No matter whether you are a Delhiite or not, you eventually find yourself at the most happening place in the city and also one the best places in Delhi to visit with your friends.
Designed to invoke the ambience of a traditional village fair, Dilli Haat is every shopper's paradise, a foodie's haven and the cultural magnet of Delhi. It offers a plethora of traditional crafts and handloom products like sophisticated fabric and drapery, gems, beads, brassware, metal crafts, and silk and wool fabrics, copperware, etc. The market has savoury lip-smacking food cuisines like momos from Nepal, Bamboos hot chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa & Kebabs from Jammu, Pooranpoli from Maharastra etc. When it comes to regional wonder, Dilli Haat is the place to visit in Delhi with friends.
Delhi has never failed to come up with cute little surprises every now and then. So if you and your friends are looking to drive away Monday blues or vie for a taco Tuesday or just want an endearing dinky locale to take pictures and post it on your Instagrams, visit Champa Gali. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi with friends all thanks to its refreshing and buzzing young energy that takes over the place.
Waste to Wonder Park features the replicas of the iconic seven wonders of the world, created from industrial and other waste. One of its kind theme park in the world, it has become the new haunt for the couples eager to click a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower Replica, along with the families and friends visiting the park to click photos in front of the seven wonders.
The inception of Champa Gali can be traced back to the opening of Jugmug Thela. The cafe was started as a tea stall inspired by the chaupal culture of rural India. The restaurant has a beautiful backyard under neem trees with wooden seating and green plantations. Also, it offers delicious shakes and a variety of snacks; do their very famous masala chai. The cafe also has an adjacent reading room.
If you're not in the mood to do anything active, visit the many book cafes in Delhi with your friends. Sip on some fresh coffee, chat away and discuss the various books that are there at these cafes. And the best part is, these cafes also have plenty of board games and card games too to play with your troupe.
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One of the most visited and popular places in the Hauz Khas Village is the Hauz Khas Social, more commonly known as "Social Offline". It is developed as a collaborative workspace that blends the best of office and cafe. It has an unparalleled vies of the Hauz Khas along with scrumptious comfort food and pretty awesome bar.
Tamasha is one stop you have got to stop at the Delhi-nightlife-train. Enjoy 2+2 on drinks, if you're a Zomato Gold member and open-air seating in the heart of CP. Boasting of a full bar and cuisine ranging from Italian to good ol’ North Indian food, Tamasha is a hip lounge and bar and a favourite amongst Delhiites and quite popular amongst other hangout places for youngsters.
Worlds of Wonder Water Park is an entertainment park in Delhi, and it is one of the best of its kind. Spanning over an enormous area of 10 acres, this park hosts 23 pleasurable attractions. The park has a special zone called the 'La Fiesta' which has activities and rides that kids, senior citizens and the feeble-hearted can fully enjoy. Visit one of the best adventure places in Delhi with your friends to get some adrenaline rushing.
The Shahpur Jaat area is dotted with giant graffiti and every turn at the end of those narrow alleys greets you with one surreal view after another. Pose for pictures with your friends with the backdrop of the many beautiful works of art at the trail.
One of the oldest markets in Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is Old Delhi's main thoroughfare which is a chaotic shopping street lined by hawkers and porters with narrow lanes offering a full medieval bazaar experience. Take your friends along because more opinions are always better here. If looking to do something different, Chandni Chowk is one of the best places to visit in Delhi with friends.
National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, preserves paintings and other artistic pieces dating back to 1850s. NGMA at Delhi is the main museum located in the Jaipur House. The gallery helps people to connect the works of modern art with their vital passions of the human spirit.
Want fun places to visit in Delhi with friends? The Hard Rock Cafe's will never disappoint. The place is known for its rising band's performances and is best for sitting idle and applauding the fresh talent. The walls plastered with memorabilia from some of the most famous bands to have ever existed.
Sarojini Nagar is the most hep and trendy market in Delhi. Popularly known as bargain bazaar and every girl’s shopping paradise, the bazaar has more to offer to women in comparison to men, in terms of clothing, footwear, kitchen utensils, accessories and cosmetics. Sarojini Nagar never disappoints as a fun place in Delhi for some retail therapy with your friends.
Take a walk through history and visit one of the country's most famous monuments. This can be an unconventional addition to the list of places to visit in Delhi with friends but it is always good to take in a bit of culture and history. Humayun's tomb is the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The design of Humayun's tomb is a typical Mughal architecture with Persian influences.
Located in CP, the place has recently earned its name these days for its lively ambience and a pocket-friendly price. Closing in on the month end? This is the perfect place when the gang wants to chill but are on a tight budget.
Probably the most famous adventure parks in Delhi NCR, Adventure Island is a super-hit with kids and adults alike. It has a vast array of adult rides, rides for kids, water rides as well as special events.
Appu Ghar was the first amusement park of the country, first opening its doors in 1984, commemorating the 1982 Asian Games. The lovable mascot of the games 'Appu' was the mascot of the park. While it was running till 2008, it shut down temporarily and was reopened in Gurgaon in 2014 behind Huda City Centre. Amongst other fun places in Delhi, Appu Ghar is quite a hit.
One of the most popular hangouts places in Delhi, Select City Walk Mall is also among the most popular shopping malls in Delhi. Located in Saket suburb of the city, the mall is replete with a number of brand stores both international and domestic. Besides the fun and games zones for kids and a huge PVR multiplex, the mall also has a gigantic food court.
The hottest club in town, located in the Connaught Place inside 'The Lalit'. Kitty Su is known for its EDM and the 5-star premises of The Lalit. Keep an eye out for some of the best acts that take over the stage here and get a firsthand experience of one of the best nightclubs in Delhi.
At just 45 kms from Delhi, this place is the best place to catch up with friends all while getting a whole new experience. Explore your adventurous side by trying various activities like rock climbing, rappelling and even hiking. Other fun activities at Camp Dhauj include flying fox, zorbing, paintballing and ATV rides.
Situated in the Atlantic Water World which is the largest water park in the city, Delhi Eye is the largest wheel housed here. With more than 20 slides, it is a great place to visit with friends. Delhi Eye provides panoramic views of the city and the famous monuments.
Cyber Hub, Gurgaon is primarily a food-cum-entertainment destination located in Gurugram. This swanky venue is dominated by leading restaurants, pubs, and lounges and a few shopping places making it a fun hangout place in Delhi for youngsters.
A Hop On Hop Off Bus, better known as HOHO Bus is the best way for sightseeing in Delhi. The bus ride takes you through umpteen picnic spots and monuments of historic and heritage importance around the city. Covering 19 spots in a day, it let's you get down and spend ample time to visit the place.
If your friends love hitting the pedals and are fitness crazy, its time you join in their quest. Although high traffic means not all routes can be negotiated at all times. Don’t worry though. Post sunset and later into the night, the streets come alive in street lights and the place becomes so much better.
Best Routes in Delhi for Biking Raj Bhawan, India Gate to the central ridge and the stretch behind St. Stephens
Pacific Mall houses top-notch national and international labels and themed cafes such as Hinglish-Cafe Beach Car and Castle’s Barbecue are also found here. Recently, flea markets and other open-air events have started taking place here.
The interior over at Hauz Khas Village's Raasta is a gateway to a charming Caribbean island. This cafe in Delhi adds to Hauz's swarming nightlife by inviting Reggae and Dubstep music lovers to the floor and creating the perfect Saturday night vibe. The food they serve is a mix of Oriental, Indian, and Middle Eastern, cuisine.
d. Diggin, a picturesque cafe located in Chanakyapuri is perfect for an evening with the best friends. They don't serve alcohol here but that surely won't be a problem because there are plenty of other stuff to get high on (Belgian chocolate overload shake, for instance). Tucked away near Santushti Shopping Center, this cafe serves the best Aglio-e-Olio in the area.
Considered to be a popular place visited by children, take a walk down memory lane with your friends who've stayed through thick and thin at the Planetarium for a trip of nostalgia. Watch the many fantastic shows put on the planetarium and bask in the beauty of science.
The Red Fort's Light and Sound show is held every evening except Mondays. It is a one-hour fest of lights and sounds which takes place inside the premises of the Fort. The shows are both in English and Hindi at different timings:
Hindi- 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
English- 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tickets: Weekdays - INR 60 for adults and INR 20 for children
Weekends and Government Holidays - INR 80 for adults and INR 30 for children
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This post was published by Shalaka Sreekesh