City Guide: Things To Do In Delhi This Weekend

If you're seeking ideas for a fun time with your friends, there's a lot you can explore in the capital city. Check out this guide for some fun-filled activities to do in Delhi over the weekend
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi Shutterstock

An ideal weekend in Delhi calls for an outing with friends. From thrift shopping at the flea markets to savouring delicacies at well-known famous cafes, there are plenty of ways to explore the various lanes and shopping complexes of Delhi. While it may not be possible to scout through every place, we have curated a guide for you to spend a relaxing time with your pals and make great memories at these hotspots in the capital city.

Shop at your Favourite Flea Markets

 Lajpat Nagar market
Lajpat Nagar marketShutterstock

With options like Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar or Janpath, there is a wide range of shopping hubs to hang out with friends. Head to these markets for the best deal on clothes, jewellery or decorative pieces.

While Sarojini and Janpath are best known for selling daily wear clothes, handbags and other such trinkets at throwaway prices, Lajpat is more traditional. Find the finest Indian wear collection, including designer replicas, at reasonable prices. Don't forget to enjoy Dolmas' steamy momos and the crispy fritters at Ram Ladoo Bhandar here.

Cafe Hopping at Champa Gali  

Named after a flower, Champa Gali perfectly lives up to its floral inspiration with bright and colourful outlets. Located in Saket, the area has emerged as a hangout hotspot for the youth. The ambience resembles the streets of Paris, with twinkling lights and vibrant wall graffiti.

The place boasts comfy restaurants like Jugmug Thela, Red Bricks Cafe, and Ocean Street Cafe, offering tea, coffee, snacks, and quick bites. Alongside its inviting setting, Champa Gali also hosts live music, book launches, and poetry sessions.

Walk Through the Historic Gardens

Exploring Delhi's historical gardens is excellent if you and your friends are history buffs. From Lodhi Gardens to Humayun's Tomb, Delhi offers plenty of culturally enriching places to enjoy. You can relax with a good book in a quiet corner, or turn your outing into an educational photo walk, it's more fun with friends. Strolling through these gardens reveals a wealth of birds, fascinating structures, and their history.

See the Sunset at India Gate

Wrap up your day by enjoying the evening at India Gate, a historic monument bearing the names of 13,516 soldiers who lost their lives in the 1919 Afghan war. Positioned at one end of the Rajpath, India Gate is strikingly lit at night, while nearby fountains create a beautiful illumination after dark.

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