10 Dirt-Cheap Things You Need To Do In Delhi That No One Tells You About

Delhi is full of delightful surprises. Most of the times, even the denizens fail to notice the beauty of the capital because they become used to it, thanks to the everyday drudgery of life. I have compiled this list to enlighten the people who have just embraced Delhi, as well as remind the natives that Delhi’s beauty is not skin-deep.

Here are 10 dirt-cheap things that you can do to fall in love with Delhi again.


Drink in Paharganj

Paharganj is the place to meet with friends and have a real good time, complete with drinks, not CP, not Hauz Khas. This place will remind you of the movie Dev D, as soon as you step in.

Cost: Rs. 600 for 2

Nearest Metro Station: Ramakrishna Ashram Marg.




Watch the airplanes fly over you at Jumbo Point in Dwarka.

There is a particular crossing in Dwarka, called Jumbo Point, which is adjacent to the airport wall. This doubles up as an evening picnic spot for many a couple, children and aeronautic enthusiasts that gather here to catch close-ups of the airplanes landing and taking off everyday.

Cost: Free

Nearest Metro Station: Dwarka Sec 8



Hazrat Nizammudin Dargah

Hear the Qawwali at Hazrat Nizammudin Dargah

Thursdays are special at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah when you can listen to soulful qawwalis from famous artistes that have been doing it for a living for many a generation. Timing is between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Cost: Free

Nearest Metro Station: Jangpura



Connaught Place

Participate in Raahgiri in Connaught Place on Sundays

If you have never been to Connaught Place on a Sunday morning, there is no way you can truly believe what goes on there. Pedestrians claim the streets of the heart of Delhi once again and just do their thing. Cars are barricaded allowing people to indulge in physical activities and exercise till 9 am every Sunday.

Cost: Free

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk



University of Delhi, North Campus

Visit the cheap but amazing cafes in Delhi University’s Hudson Lane

Because it’s in the proximity of Delhi University’s North Campus, GTB Nagar is home to some of the best cafes in the entire city. And the best part is, they’re reasonable too owing to the Target Audience in the area.

Cost: Rs. 600 for 2

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar



Jain coffee house

Taste the sublime Jain sandwiches at Jain Coffee House in Chawri Bazaar

We’ve been hearing since our childhoods that Old Delhi’s labyrinthine alleys hold a thousand secrets; Jain Coffee House is truly one of them. Their sandwiches are melt-in-your-mouth and are totally organic. Advanced tip: Don’t trust Google Maps to reach that place, ask around instead.

Cost: Rs. 80 for 2

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar



Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Eat Langar at Bangla Sahib

You haven’t really been divinely fixed until you have sat for a Langar at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. It is fantastic, it is free, and it is available till 11:30 in the night.

Cost: Free

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk


Khan Market

Take a romantic stroll in Khan Market

There is no denying the fact that Delhi becomes exponentially beautiful in the winters, and Khan Market even more so. Hence, this straight-out-of-a-European-country market becomes a perfect place to walk hand-in-hand with the love of your life and window-shop. Of course, there’s Cafe Big Chill too if you wish to spend on great food.

Cost: Rs. 100 for 2

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

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Majnu Ka Tila

Have an authentic Tibetan meal at Majnu Ka Tila

Don’t have time to go to Mcleod Ganj? Don’t worry, we have you sorted within Delhi itself. Majnu Ka Tila is a little Tibetan settlement which has an array of authentic Tibetan hidden gems of restaurants, so you can experience the same feel right here in the capital.

Cost: Rs. 300 for 2

Nearest Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate




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