Ever had a conversation that goes like this…?
“What do you want to do this weekend?”
“I don’t know, what do you wanna do?”
*Shoulder shrug and sigh*
“I don’t know either; there’s nothing to do around here. It costs a lot!”
I’ve had conversations like these a lot many times in the past, but not anymore. I’m learning to appreciate the little things in life and enjoy living in the moment more. Too often when we think about “fun” things, we think of the expensive options like taking in a ballgame, going on vacations, partying at the pub, dining at a well-known restaurant or going to a concert.
Now, here’s a list to help free you from boredom without emptying your wallet this weekend.
A Walk Down Hauz Khas Village
One of the last standing artifacts of an era gone by, the beautiful district of Hauz Khas is a complete world in itself, filled with astonishing tombs and photogenic arts, so prop yourself up on one of the stones and allow your soul to be transported back in the time of the Mughal era. If you are a Nature lover then the breathtaking view of the lake, the Deer park and the beautiful remains from the past offers in abundance whether you are looking for a calm and peaceful seating to relax or an inspiring idea to photograph.
Delhi On Cycle
What better can it be to smell the scent of Delhi and it’s most interesting neighborhoods than on a cycle? See your city in a new way. Breathe in the fresh-air that is all around you. Paddle through the streets, the smells, the tastes and the views of Delhi, see people going about their daily lives, learn some history facts of your city from your guide, try some great Indian food amid the chaos and end the journey with “garma garam chae”.
It’s safe, fun, hassle-free and smart. Why not give it a try?
Qawwali Music At Nizamuddin Dargah
Chand Nizami, Shadab Nizami and their group of Qawwali-valas have got a special gift from Allah. Whenever they start singing their Qawwalis, the gathered audience cannot help but losing their hearts in the melodies of Qawwals. The best thing about these qawwalis is that the lyrics are simple, their meaning crystal clear, yet the impact stays with you for your whole life.
Langar At Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
The taste of Guru ka langar is something you can not even find in your mom’s cooked food! It’s taste, it’s fragrance is serene. Bangla Sahib dishes out almost a ten thousand meal per day. And the kara parshad is incomparable to anything in this world. This place is something which would fill you with serenity from your head to toe!
Changing Of Guards At Rashtrapati Bhavan
A ‘Change of Guard’ ceremony was unveiled at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 8, 2012 in front of the media. This ceremony is now held every Saturday and is open to the public. You only need to take a photo ID along with you. Because getting patriotic and emotional about our country doesn’t really have to be only on a national holiday.
Most of the museums in Delhi our government-funded, thus they don’t charge you much. You can just go and have a look. Museums like Air Force Museum, Gandhi Smriti, Archaeological Museum, National Science Center and many more are just waiting to be explored.
India Gate is the gate to the heart of Delhi. The sandstone and granite memorial commemorates the soldiers in the British Indian Army killed in World War I and in fighting in Afghanistan. For the best experience, visit this place around midnight with your gang of friends and walk down the Rajpath to have a complete “Rang De Basanti” kinda feeling and getting indulged in the calm breeze of the city.
So, next time when you are actually broke but still your heart wants to wander around, don’t just sit at home and feel sad about it, rather go out and explore these places and have a wonderful time!