It’s that time of the year again when we step out for less than an hour and end up drenched in sweat. Whoever thought summer was the season to ‘soak up the sun’ CLEARLY wasn’t in Delhi to deal with its unbearable heat. Sure, we can always stay at home and curl up with a book or watch Netflix and chill. But let’s face it. There are days when we want to just go out and have some fun.
If you’ve been racking your brains out trying to decide what to do indoors, we’ve created a list of some of the coolest activities you can take part in, in Delhi. And forget all about the *chupti jalti garmi* – we promise!
The best way to deal with summers is to.. well, pretend like it’s not. Indulge yourself in a ‘snowy’ experience by heading to one of these indoor wintery, snow-filled adventures in Delhi. And skate, ski or sledge for as long as you can… before summers end!
We recommend: iSkate at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon and Snow World at DLF Mall of India, Noida.
Being India’s first ever trampoline park, this is one place that deserves to be visited. Remember those jumping jacks from our childhood that we couldn’t get enough of? Well, these are EVEN better and come with an added bonus of groovy music! So, how high CAN you jump?
We recommend: SkyJumper Trampoline Park, ILD Trade Centre, Gurgaon.
There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your ball hit all the pins down at once – it’s almost cathartic. So, play a game or two of bowling with your friends and make it even more interesting by coming up with some fun challenges. For instance, the loser gives a treat at one of the cafes afterwards. Sounds good?
We recommend: BluO at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon and DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj or ESSEX Future Bowl, Hauz Khas.
Do you have what it takes to go through an experience as thrilling, mysterious and spine-chilling as this? And by that, we mean – the GUTS? If yes, you need to go for it at least once! For all horror enthusiasts or thrill lovers, there’s nothing scarier than being locked in a creepily designed room without finding your way out or figuring out all the clues. Ssshhh… we can hear your heartbeats!
We recommend: Mystery Room in Rajouri Garden and The Hidden Hour Delhi – Escape Rooms in Hauz Khas Market.
If you want to unleash the kid within you, immerse yourself in one of the best gaming zones of the city – SMAAASH. Once you begin playing their thrilling, futuristic games or go on 3D rides and do go-karting, you’ll get hooked on to them so bad that you wouldn’t feel like leaving this place at all. Tried and tested!
We recommend Ambience Mall at Vasant Kunj or DLF Cyber Hub, Cyber City in Gurgaon.
Has your squad been craving for a reunion but couldn’t decide on where to go? Now, kickstart the outing with this awesome idea. With over 17 different game options to choose from or hourly customised activities for you and your friends, ‘Barney’s Den’ is one fun-tastic place you NEED to visit. And If you’re a TBBT (The Big Bang Theory) fanatic, you need to do this ASAP!
We recommend Barney’s Den, Hauz Khas Village.
Oh yes, we did! Who doesn’t like water parks? Especially during a weather as unbearable as this, where you feel like taking a bath after every few hours. Imagine going on crazy rides, enjoying a rain-dance or swimming and having a blast in cold water with all your best friends. Sounds irresistible, doesn’t it? BRB, I got to call my peeps. *wink*
We recommend: Worlds of Wonder, Noida and Appu Ghar, Behind HUDA City Centre, Gurgaon.
If you’ve already visited your favourite museums, its time to check out something different. Learn something new, maybe about a study, art, science or something totally unique to amuse yourself. You never know what you might discover. By the way, did you know there is a toilet museum? Nope, we ain’t kidding!
We recommend: Vintage Camera Museum in Gurgaon, Metro Museum in Janpath, Nehru Planetarium in Teen Murti House and Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in Mahavir Enclave.
Emporiums in Delhi are like a beautiful amalgamation of India’s cultural diversity under one roof. There are different emporiums for each state, offering traditional ethnic wear, furniture, accessories, jewellery, showpieces, paintings and exquisite handicrafts. While it may not match up to visiting the actual state – visiting its emporium comes pretty close!
We recommend: Kashmir Emporium in Lajpat Nagar, Biswa Bangla, Rajasthali Emporium and Poompuhar Tamil Nadu Emporium in Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
Ditch the movies and go for something more real, enlightening and inspiring. Book tickets for a play and unveil your theatrical *feel*. Ever seen Ballet or a classical Kathakali performance? If you haven’t, then that’s exactly what you must go for. You can even spend an evening watching a beautiful musical!
We recommend: India Habitat Centre at Lodi Road, Sri Ram Centre For Performing Arts at Mandi House and Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon.
So, go on and have some awesome, indoor-fun. Because… GARMI abhi baaki hai, mere dost!
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