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6 Off-Beat Things To Do On Weekends In Delhi

October 10, 2022 | 2:39 PM By your-space
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Delhi has tonnes to offer in terms of historical landmarks, quirky cafes, shopping sites and recreational activities. The capital city has plenty of known spots that you will surely flock to once you land here for your studies or work. Even when you have run out of the option for visiting these renowned places, Delhi will surprise you with something new and unknown. The best part about exploring this city is that almost every place now is easily accessible via the metro and public transport. This makes it even simpler and more fun to visit new places without blowing up your monthly budget as a student. 

While we are sure that as a student living in Delhi you might have already touched base with some of the most famous spots such as Hauz Khas, Hudson Lane and Connaught Place, there are plenty of off-beat things present here too. We have compiled a list of these unique experiences that you can undertake on your upcoming weekend. Read on to know more!

Visit the Museum Of Illusions:

12 Best Things at Museum Of Illusions In CP, Delhi | So Delhi

A new addition to the myriad of interesting museums of Delhi, the Museum Of Illusions is bound to give you an experience unlike any other. Gravity-defying rooms, vortex tunnels and unique holograms are just a few of the 50 exhibits that are both entertaining and informative. Another great thing is that the museum is camera friendly and you can happily click various interesting pics to up your Insta game. You can find the tickets for the museum on their website. 

Where: Museum Of Illusions – A 30-33, 1st Floor, A Block, Inner Circle, CP

Entry Fee: Rs 650 (18+ Years Old), Rs 520 (3 to 17 years old) (Monday – Thursday) & Rs 690 Children (18+ Years Old), Rs 550 (3 – 17 Years Old) (Friday – Sunday)

Timings: 11 AM to 8 PM

Explore the city on Yulu Bike:

Yulu Bike Ride & Fire Paan: Five Things You Can Do In Delhi Under Rs 100 | WhatsHot Delhi Ncr

A must-have experience with your college gang is exploring various famous neighbourhoods including Connaught Place, Satya Niketan, Lodhi Garden and India Gate on a Yulu Bike. These environment-friendly vehicles can be easily accessed near metro stations through the Yulu App and make for an extremely fun activity on a pleasant winter morning. 

Where: Multiple Locations 

Fees: Rs 60/- Per Hour

Enjoy a photoshoot at Lodhi Art District:

Street art in New Delhi: exploring Lodhi Art District – Go Live Go Travel

If you are someone who loves to click pictures or are an art enthusiast, then this lowkey open-air art gallery should surely be on your must-visit list. Lodhi Art District features more than 50 murals painted by both Indian and international artists and is located between the Khanna Market and Meharchand Market in south Delhi. Besides art, you can also enjoy a fun brunch at one of the many cafes located nearby. 

Where: 261, Block 15, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Fees: Free Entry

Watch the Change of Gaurd Ceremony:

A rather unique yet unknown experience, the Change of Gaurd Ceremony takes place every Saturday and Sunday. It is a military tradition followed across various countries of the world wherein guards and sentries posted across defence establishments, forts and palaces are changed so new troops can take their place. The ceremony lasts for 30 minutes and the soldiers and horses march to the music from the military brass band. Make sure to attend this ceremony at least once while your stay in Delhi.

Where: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Fees: Free Entry

Visit Humayunpur for a taste of Northeast India:

Discover flavours of Northeast in lanes of Humayunpur - The Hindu

An underrated gem, Humayunpur has various people from North East India settled there and is a hub for amazing cafes and shops. The settlement is a great break from the now-crowded Majnu Ka Tila and offers great food places including Kori’s Cafe & Restro, Heritage Naga Food and Yo! Tibet. Besides food, you can also find various shops to buy cool clothes, shoes and accessories. Humayunpur is close to our student housing in Kailash Colony and you can head there to try a new cuisine with your roomie over the next weekend.

Where: Humayunpur, Safdurjung Enclave

Fees: Free Entry

National Crafts Museum and Hastkala Academy:

Craft Museum Delhi: National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

If you are a student studying design or interested in arts and crafts, then you should surely take a trip to this museum. You can watch artisans at work here as they go about making pottery, doing embroidery and weaving. The museum also has various galleries with more than 30,000 exhibits of handicrafts from across the country, Cafe Lota and small shops where you can buy the creations at an affordable price. 

Where: Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

Fees: Rs 20/- 

These unique experiences are best lived once you are settled in the city. You can easily head to these places over the weekend with your buddies from college or your roommates. However, if you are yet to find a comfortable place to live, then do check out our low-cost PG in Rohini, Kailash Colony and North Campus. 

We offer some of the best co-living spaces in Delhi at affordable rates to make your stay in the city comfortable and home-like. Just give us a call or drop us a message on WhatsApp to know more!

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