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7 Absolutely Free & Fantastic Things To Do In Delhi When You're Out On An Exploring Spree

Tejal Dua 28 Dec 2020


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Delhi has a virtual smorgasbord of cool AF places to see and things to do, and not all of them will result in a crater-shaped hole where your budget used to be. Being the helpful sort, we rolled up our sleeves and put together a whole slew of things to do and places to visit that are absolutely FREE and 100% fantastic. Take a look, bookmark away and head over - you can always thank us later!

1. Eat Langar At The Bangla Sahib Gurudwara 

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Here, food doesn’t represent something tangible, rather it is a whole community and emotion in itself. A community of love, indiscrimination and unconditional sacredness. The iconic Bangla Sahib Gurudwara offers langar (free to eat meals) at lunch as well as dinner, where people from all castes, creeds, sexes and nationalities can come and eat. They consider feeding the hungry God’s work and open-heartedly welcome everyone. If you haven’t been there, then you totally should! 

Where | Bangla Sahib Gurudwara - Hanuman Road Area, CP
Timings | 3 - 4 PM & 8 - 11 PM  

2. Take A Long Walk At The Lodhi Gardens 

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A luscious green space filled to bursting with extensive flora blooms in Delhi. The Lodhi Gardens offer a peaceful environment with domed mausoleums in an open landscape. Resembling the ancient Greek temples, this is the perfect place for you to spend your time. Come walk on the green grass or just enjoy the ancient beauty around you with a book in tow!

Where | Lodi Gardens - Lodhi Road, Lodhi Estate
Timings | 6 AM - 8 PM 

3. Indulge In A Good Workout At The Open-Air Gyms In Nehru Place 

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Ok, now all of us can't afford to sign up at gyms and follow those strenuous routines. Delhi offers you the perfect substitute for that. The Open Air Gyms, here in Nehru Place, make your workouts fun as they’re totally free and open 24*7. Lace your sneakers, grab that water bottle and head on over!

Where | Open Air Gym At Nehru Place- 2/9, Nehru Place Road, Block 2, Kalkaji Extension, Kalkaji
Timings | 24*7

4. Stroll Around India Gate In The Evening

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No monument captures the beauty and essence of Delhi like India Gate. Strolling here, in the evenings, when all the lights gleam profusely, will make you fall in love with the city all over again. The walk, the air and the bubbles out of those blowing toys make the atmosphere magical here. Pop by and don’t forget to bring your camera!

Where | India Gate - Rajpath
Timings | 7:30 - 11 PM 

5. Lace Your Sneakers & Head Out For Raahgiri!

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An initiative that transcended from Gurgaon to 70 other cities, Raahgiri has its own thrill! People from all walks of life come here together once a month and participate in a number of activities like Zumba, cycling, bhangra sessions, and lots more fun stuff that also promotes fitness. An ah-mazing start to a sunday morning at CP, the inner circle closes for vehicles between 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM, and in that time frame, you can actually witness all the fun and madness of Raahgiri. When are you coming by with your squad?!

Where | Rahgiri- A-16, Rajiv Chowk, Block A, CP
Timings | 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM 

6. Visit The Stunning & Serene Akshardham Temple 

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Akshardham Temple, with its mystical architecture and structured gardens, enthrals you the moment you step inside the compound. The open atmosphere and the space for recreation can make for the perfect day out spent seeking some tranquillity. We promise you’ll come back enlightened with knowledge about Swaminarayan and his way of life as well as feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

Where | Akshardham Temple - Noida Mor, Pandav Nagar
Timings | 10 AM - 6 PM 

7. Enjoy The Lake View In Hauz Khas Village 

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Were you aware that Delhi has a lake right dab in the middle of the city? If not, then you should be having major FOMO, ‘cause the lake near the Hauz Khas Fort is a thing of beauty. Take pictures or just experience a beautiful sunset or sunrise here at the Hauz Khas lake and you’ll defo fall in love with the city all over again. Psst - Look out for the buskers who come here routinely and have a lovely time eating at all the nearby HKV cafes!

Where | Hauz Khas Lake - X-31, Block X, Deer Park, Hauz Khas
Timings | 4:30 AM - 8 PM 

So, which one are you going in for when the weekend rolls around? Tell us in the comments below!