11 Must-Dos You've Gotta Indulge In With Your Squad To Beat Delhi's 'Chubhti Jalti Garmi'!
As the temperatures inch dangerously high and shorts and tank tops are now seeing the light of day again, summer is slowly, but surely making its presence felt. If you’re wondering what to do with yourselves when the outside temperature hits an (unbearable) high, let us tell you how you can make your summer a wee bit more interesting than sitting beneath the air conditioner all day!
1. Splash About At A Refreshing Pool
Get your bikinis/trunks out as there is no better time of the year to organize that pool party you’ve been planning for ages. You can also take to the cool, blue waters at Delhi’s several swimming pool facilities all while working towards that well-toned look - a win-win situation we say!
2. Cool Off With A Chuski & Some Banta
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Be it Shikara’s near India Gate, Prince Paan or Dilli Haat or Pt. Ved Parkash’s Banta in Chandni Chowk, Delhi summers automatically mean it’s time to slurp down some flavoured, cool crushed ice. Chill with some refreshing banta (or goli soda as it’s sometimes called), at every other street corner. These are definitely every Dilliwala's summer favourite (including ours!).
3. Join The Joy Ride @ The Nearest Amusement Park
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Who says you can’t have fun in the scorching heat? Plan a trip to Adventure Island, Splash – The Water Park, Oysters Beach Park or any of the other amusement parks that Delhi has to offer. Make a beeline straight to the water rides for both an adrenaline rush and a cooling effect. You can be sure of a perfect day out with friends and family!
4. Chill Out With Some Thandi Ice Cream
There’s no better way to cool off than with an ice-cream cone, a fro-yo or endless scoops of gelato. Take a stroll around the monument and feel like you’re creating history yourself - India Gate is where the maximum number of ice creams are sold in the country! Other places we recommend trying are Kuremal’s Kulfi, Naturals Ice Cream at various outlets dotting the city & Havmor in Hauz Khas!
5. Go Ice Skating @ iSkate By Roseate
No, we’re not hallucinating! You can actually enjoy snow adventures even in the scorching summer season right here in Saddi Dilli at iSKATE. It is an ultimate entertainment centre that offers a wide array of adventurous activities including Ice Skating with state-of-the-art sound and light, Sledging, Ice Sliding, Private Karaoke rooms, speciality food and beverage counters and a gourmet ice cream parlour. Could it get any better?
Also, Noida peeps y'all can head over to Snow World in Noida where you can indulge in Ski Slide, Sledging, and Bobsled and even experience snowfall in the snow park! Pure fun, age no bar!
6. Put A Spring In Your Step By Visiting Delhi’s Baolis
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Though they’re largely dry, except during the monsoons, baolis are an excellent place to keep cool because of the way they’re built. Being several levels deep and with many steps leading down a slope of land, at these baolis you can keep the sun at a safe distance. So now you know where to head on a historical trail during the summers - Agrasen Ki Baoli, Rajon Ki Baoli, Gandhak Ki Baoli or one of the many others - just pick one and get cracking!
7. Go For A Gondola Ride @ The Grand Venice
The Grand Venice, Greater Noida’s one and only mall built along the lines of the Italian city of Venice (similar to The Venetian in Macau) has a really awesome feature, Gondola Rides *dancing*. Yes, you can ride Gondola Boats on water canals built INSIDE the mall! Sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it?!
Price | Rs 250 Onwards
Where | The Grand Venice - Plot No SH3, Site IV, near Pari Chowk, Greater Noida
8. Beat The Heat With Quintessential Summer Coolers
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Head over to one of Chandni Chowk’s many gems for a refreshing drink. There's Amritsari Lassi topped with creamy malai, Mohabbat ka Sharbat which is a Roohafza watermelon based cooler, the zesty Kanji Vada, Kulhar Mishti Doi and so much more!
9. Head Over To The Malls & Shop Till You Drop
What better way to beat summertime sadness than some retail therapy at the mall! Enjoy the crisp air conditioning and check out the latest summer trends without having to worry about tan lines or sweaty faces. Head on over to the trio of malls in Saket, Vasant Kunj, Noida or any of the many offerings in Gurgaon!
10. Bounce Through The Summers @ This Huge Indoor Trampoline
If summer’s making you all dull and lazy then you HAVE to head to Gurgaon right away. Touted to be India’s largest indoor trampoline park, SkyJumper has 100 wall to wall interconnected trampolines where you can bounce away or have a game of volleyball or basketball or dodgeball *YAY*! Scamper over this place with your buddies or fam and let your inner child lose!
Price | Rs 499 Onwards
Where | Ground Floor, ILD Trade Center, Sector 47, Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/SkyJumperGurugram
11. Experience The Adrenaline Rush @ Smaaash Sky Karting
Smaaash Sky Karting is an indoor go-karting arena where you can experience the rush of speeding. This place also offers a bunch of other activities that y’all can enjoy like bowling, VR and tons more. And once you’re done indulging in these exciting activities, you can dine in at their cafe and boost your energy!
Price | Rs 399 (Monday - Thursday) & Rs 499 (Friday - Sunday)
Where | Smaaash Sky Karting - Sector 29, Gurgaon Next to Oysters Water Park & Huda City Center Huda Metro Station, Gurugram
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/SmaaashSkyKartingGurgaon/
There you go - the summers don’t sound all that terrible now, do they?! Go ahead and have a little fun in this garmi!