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12 Things Every Student Residing In Delhi Must Do

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Rohan Chaturvedi
Commerce student who tries to capture the little things and lives a caffeine dependent life. A wannabe wanderer and a pretentious food reviewer. Cinephile and an occasional bibliophile.
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Delhi is definitely a dream come true for a lot of students. From the places one can visit to being a food heaven to the variety in weather one can experience, Delhi is like a platter full of happiness.

Delhi is well known for it’s diversity with people coming from different regions of the country and the world. So if you’re a student residing in Delhi, then this list is for you.

1.HIRE A BICYCLE AND EXPLORE THE CITY

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One of the best ways to explore any city is by riding around and that’s true in the case of Delhi as well. Remember the good old days when cycling used to give us immense happiness? Best feeling ever. A lot of metro stations provide people with this facility and that too at darn cheap rates. Go out there and ride around the town and rejuvenate yourself.

Some of the metro stations where you can rent a bike – Mandi House, Patel Chowk, Pragati Maidan.

Rent – INR 10 for 4 hours and INR 10 for every subsequent hour.

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2.PICNIC AT LODHI GARDEN

Located in central Delhi, this garden is extremely famous for jogging and photography among Delhiites. It’s a huge garden with various tombs and gumbads and lush green trees which makes it a perfect place for a Sunday picnic. With winters approaching soon, the experience might be even better. So prepare those picnic baskets and assemble your gang and head directly to Lodhi.

Timings –7 AM to 8 PM

Nearest metro station – Jor Bagh (Yellow Line) and JLN Stadium (Violet Line)

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3.A DAY AT AMBIENCE MALL

Ambience Mall, located in Gurgaon offers activities like Bowling and ice skating. Both BLUEO as well as ISKATE are extremely popular among students. Ambience also offers a wide variety of options for dining and has a lot of little eateries as well. Go spend a day bowling your heart out and ice skating with your buddies and later on committing gluttony.

Nearest Metro station – Sikanderpur (Yellow Line)

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4.WATCH A PLAY AT MANDI HOUSE

There are multiple number of auditoriums in Mandi house like Kamani, LTG, Shri Ram Centre, etc where plays are showcased almost every weekend. A majority of people believe that plays are only for theatre enthusiasts but in reality, theatre has something for everybody. You just need to keep a tab on the latest releases and you may find something of your interest.

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5.LANGAR AT BANGLA SAHIB

No matter how many restaurants you go to or how many cuisines you try, the feeling of having langar is something entirely different and especially at Bangla sahib. Anyone and everyone is allowed to have it and is indeed an experience you shouldn’t miss while living in Delhi.

Timings- From around 11 AM to 4-5 PM and 7 PM to 11 PM

Nearest metro – Patel Chowk (Yellow Line) and Janpath (Violet Line)

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6.A LATE NIGHT DRIVE TO INDIA GATE

As cliche as it may sound, a late night drive is never a bad idea and is a must do while living in Delhi. Located in central Delhi, it’s feasible for people coming from any zone of the capital. After a long drive, you can just walk around here having ice cream with your buddies. Rang de basanti? Not happening!

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7.GO ON A SHOPPING SPREE

Delhi is surely an amazing place for shopaholics with a wide variety to choose from. From malls like DLF Promenade or Emporio or Select city walk to Sarojini or Janpath, Delhi has it all. There are also various stores in CP and khan market as well as GK and Kamla nagar. You name it and Delhi has it. Plan out a day and shop your heart out. Hurry!

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8.TRAVEL IN AIRPORT EXPRESS LINE METRO

This line of the Delhi metro connects New Delhi metro station to Dwarka sector 21 via IGI Airport. It’s surely one of a kind. The interiors of this metro are nicely done up with comfortable seats. It provides you super fast service with some amazing view of the capital. It’s clean and the best part is that it’s comparatively emptier. Want to have a long chat with someone with less people around and an amazing view? You got your answer.

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9.EXPLORING THE MONUMENTS

Delhi is known for it’s rich cultural heritage and is home to monuments like Qutub minar, Humanyun’s tomb, India gate, etc. Apart from the usual eating out or clubbing, taking a walk down history lane could be really interesting. So get the traveler inside you out and go out there and explore all of them.

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10.PAINTBALLING AT CHHATARPUR

Who doesn’t love paintball? It’s surely one of the best stress busters and a pretty fun experience. The one in Chhatarpur is actually like a real war zone and you’re guaranteed an amazing time.

Place : Shootout Zone, A-265, near Chhatarpur Metro Station, Andheria Modh

Timings : 10AM to 8PM

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11.GO ON PHOTOWALKS AROUND THE CITY

Wandering around the city just clicking surely sounds a lot of fun. Especially in a city like Delhi, a place full of beautiful landscapes waiting to be captured. It doesn’t matter if you’re a photographer or not or the fact that you own a DSRL or not. You will surely have a great time and if nothing else, you can always get yourself a kickass DP.

Suggested places : Chandini chowk, Meherchand Market/ Lodhi Garden, Majnu ka Tila, Safdurjang Tomb, Monuments of the capital, Sanjay Van, HKV Fort, Kamla Nehru Ridge, Dilli Haat and Central Ridge.

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12.TRY THE DIVERSIFIED FOOD

Saving the best one for the last. Delhi and good food go hand in hand. The people of the city are crazy about food and very particular about it as well. You can literally have any cuisine with a lot of variety as well. You can have a meal for as cheap as 30-40 bucks. You can never have enough of Delhi’s food as there’s so much that the city has to offer. From khan market to Hudson lane, CP to GK, Rajouri to Vasant Kunj, every corner of Delhi is full of eateries and every place has it’s own USP. Call up your foodie friends and head right away for the amazing food that’s waiting for you.

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Go out there. Delhi is waiting!

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