Delhi Delights: What’s Happening In The Capital This Weekend

Discover the best events to attend this weekend in Delhi, from collective IPL screenings to heritage walks
A view of the Statesman House, Connaught Place, Delhi
A view of the Statesman House, Connaught Place, DelhiShutterstock

All around Delhi the fiery red bloom of gulmohar cloaks it in a bubbly hum. Gradually, the sun is getting hotter and fewer people seem to crowd the streets in the afternoons. In this climate, in addition to the usual heritage walks, film screenings, nature trails and music events, water activities have started inviting Delhites to wash away the salt and sweat of sweltering days. Let us take a dive into the respite of events this weekend and chart out some plans with friends amidst the city's blossoming and blistering ambience.

Take A Plunge In A Pool

A child swims in a pool in summer
A child swims in a pool in summerShutterstock

If you want a break from the scorching heat and mundane routine, head to the Worlds of Wonder Water Park, the perfect destination to unwind and beat the heat. It's an excellent place for families to spend an exciting day filled with fun, entertainment and thrills. Spread over 10 acres, this water park boasts 23 fantastic rides and attractions, designed explicitly by White Water West (Canada) and Arihant (India), focusing on being kid-friendly. The park is well-maintained and is known for its cleanliness. You can enjoy each slide's unique experience with your loved ones, whether you're twisting, turning, splashing or floating. You can be assured of your safety as a team of expert lifeguards closely monitors the park.

Dates: April 1 to 30, 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: Worlds of Wonder, Noida

Address: Sector 38, Noida

You can book your tickets for admission on their booking website.

Tune In To A Film Festival

A shot from 'Citizen Kane' by Orson Welles (for representational purpose only)
A shot from 'Citizen Kane' by Orson Welles (for representational purpose only)Wikimedia Commons

The cinephiles around Delhi have a busy time of the year round the corner with the upcoming School Of Arts And Aesthetics Film Festival. The renowned department of Jawaharlal Nehru University, known for its critical theory courses in art, performance and film history, is holding the festival with 19 captivating films. The days will be filled with continuous screenings, punctuated by short breaks, and followed by engaging Q&A sessions with the filmmakers themselves in attendance. The lineup of the films looks promising with titles from all around the world. The itinerary also includes panel discussions with various key figures in the film universe. The good part is that the screenings are open to all and require no registration. So, huddle up your filmy friends and head out to the campus for an immersive film experience.

Dates: April 26, 27 and 28

Venue: SAA Auditorium, JNU

Address: G5R9+W4H, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Delhi 110067

For further information, you can look up their social media.

Set Out On A Heritage Walk

A view of the Humayun's Tomb complex
A view of the Humayun's Tomb complexShutterstock

Join a family Heritage Walk to Humayun's Tomb presented by KNMA and Delhi by Foot. On the walk, you can discover the history of the Mughal Empire through an immersive exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by knowledgeable guides, you'll uncover the untold stories of every corner of this magnificent mausoleum and its tranquil gardens. After the walk, participate in a printmaking workshop inspired by the tomb's architecture and explore the works of India's iconic photographer, Raghu Rai - A Thousand Lives. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes, carry water and a snack for the journey, and accompany teens with a caregiver or adult.

Dates: April 27, 8:30 am

Venue: Humayun's Tomb Ticket Counter & Entrance, Delhi

Address: H6VV+6QQ, Nizamuddin, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India

You can book your spots on their booking website.

Join A Cricket Screening

IPL matches are played with much zeal and pomp and enjoyed across the nation
IPL matches are played with much zeal and pomp and enjoyed across the nationShutterstock

Witness the highly anticipated Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match at The Terrace Sky Bar and lounge with your fellow fans. The Terrace is an excellent alternative to stadium viewing, with a thrilling screening experience. For those seeking an exclusive experience, The Terrace also provides passes that offer additional perks and privileges, including prime seating with unobstructed views of the action. Enjoy the unparalleled ambience of The Terrace, complete with large screens and surround sound, creating an electric atmosphere akin to being in the stadium. You can indulge in delectable food and beverages from their menu while socialising and networking with fellow cricket enthusiasts.

Dates: April 28, 7:30 pm

Venue: The Terrace, Ghaziabad

Address: The Terrace Shopprix Mall Plot - 01 Sector - 05, Vaishali Rd, Sector 5, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201010, India

You can book your tickets on their booking website.

Join An Evening Of Laughter And Fun

A stage is set for a comedian to take up
A stage is set for a comedian to take upShutterstock

Skip the boring evening and head out on an evening of laughter with Pritish Narula at Hard Rock Cafe. Prepare to have your funny bone tickled and enjoy a side-splitting comedy show without the inconvenience of waiting. Reserve your tickets now for an unforgettable night brimming with jokes and humour that will leave you doubled over in laughter!

Dates: April 28, 7 pm

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Delhi

Address: Showroom No.1, Atma Ram Mansion, Bhagirath Palace, Chhippy Wada, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

You can book your tickets on their booking website.

Take Some Time To Cater To Your Tastebuds

A look at the New Menu collection at Café Delhi Heights
A look at the New Menu collection at Café Delhi Heights

Café Delhi Heights offers generous portions of flavourful dishes that mirror the heartiness of the city itself. With new outlets opening monthly and a fresh look for many of their existing locations, Café Delhi Heights has unveiled an exciting new menu designed to delight food enthusiasts. Chef Ashish Singh, a longstanding favorite among food lovers since the brand's inception, continues to shine with this new menu, featuring specialties like the healthy Italian Chicken Salad and Miso Avocado & Tofu Bowl. The menu also boasts an array of sandwich options such as Avocado Olives & Tomatoes and Falafel Avo & Chipotle Salad Wrap, offered on a variety of breads including Panini, Whole Wheat, Multigrain, and Baguette. Mexican offerings include Fajitas, Burritos, and Enchiladas with vegetable or chicken options. Meal bowls are a highlight, offering balanced portions with diverse flavours, including dishes like Spicy Thai Basil Sliced Chicken or Fish, Singaporean Chilli Cottage Cheese or Tofu, and Spinach, Baby Corn & Mushroom with Hot Basil Sauce. Health-conscious diners can opt for Protein or Poke Bowls. Finally, dessert enthusiasts can indulge in treats like Red Velvet Lava Cake and Fruit Truffles.

Where: At Café Delhi Heights multiple outlets

Meal for two: INR 1500 plus taxes

For reservations, contact 8800691812.

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