The temperature is soaring high and the weather is getting extremely hot and dry. The scorching summer in Delhi is keeping everyone indoors, but don’t let the heat pull you down. On most occasions, we’d tell you to run out of the city and probably even drive to the nearest hill station from Delhi to beat the heat. However, Dilwalon ki dilli has so much to offer to appease the explorer in you – Yes, we are talking about the summertime activities in Delhi!
While you may think there are not too many summertime activities in Delhi, here are 10 things that are designed for you to beat the heat!
Relax…rejoice….rejuvenate at Summer Special Spas
A Spa treatment would prove to be amongst the most refreshing summertime activities in Delhi. What can be better than rejuvenating in the harsh summer in Delhi when the sun can cause a lot of damage to your skin? Seaweed and mud body wraps are a great way to detoxify skin and reduce sunburns. You can also go for hydrotherapy and fruit-based treatmentsthings for summer. You can try these at various spas like three graces, R The spa and Kaya Kalp spa. And guess what, it’s not just for women!
Take inspiration from our list of best spa centers in Delhi.
Make A Big Splash At Pool Parties
Pool parties should be on your list of crazy things to do in Delhi in May. They are a rage with city’s party circuit, especially during summers. Pool parties are a fun and excellent way to celebrate the season. There are many places for exotic pool parties in Delhi like Nyx, golden tulip, Aqua, The park, and Aquaden.
Do check out our curated list of upcoming pool parties in Delhi NCR.
Golf-ing it out
It has often been called a rich man’s pastime. Not surprising, if you consider that private golf courses here charge a fee that runs into lakhs, or the fact that the premier Delhi Golf Club has a waiting of almost 30 years! But Delhi does have a golf course that is more accessible and affordable for the general public — the Qutab Golf Course. The beautiful greens charge a small fee for entry and also has trainers for those looking to learn.
Where: Delhi Development Authority, 4th Floor, ‘B’ Block, Vikas Sadan, INA Market, Delhi
Cost: Rs 300 (Weekdays) and Rs 600 (Weekends and holidays)
Timings: 6 am to 8 pm
Spend an afternoon at the cafes and pubs at Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas Village is home to several cafes and pubs for people who travel across the country or the world and have finally made their way to Delhi. It’s a hub for all the people who enjoy a drink or two and for backpackers. So what if you can’t travel this summer, you could always meet people who do!
Where: Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Approximate cost: Depends on where you eat!
Timings: 10 am to 12 am
Late night strolls in the lanes of Chandni Chowk
Number 9 on our list of things to do in Delhi in summers is the adventurous night walk across the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Old Delhi. The lanes of Chandni Chowk come alive during the night. You can try some lip-smacking street food, do some street shopping and visit the glittering bazaars around Jama Masjid. The experience is priceless. Plan a night walking tour with ‘Delhi by foot’.
Where: Chandni Chowk, Near Red Fort, Delhi
Go for fun rides in the Waterparks
Of the many summertime activities in Delhi, a trip to an amusement park will surely drive the summer blues away. The fun rides in the water zone is an amazing way to spend the summers. Delhi has some amazing water parks like Fun and Food Village, Worlds of Wonder and Adventure Island.
Glance through our list of water parks and amusement parks in Delhi NCR.
Timings: Most of the water parks in Delhi open around 10:00 AM and close by 7:00 PM.
Slurping on Sherbet, Ice Gola, Aam Panna, Rabdi, and Kulfi – The Summer Coolers!
Summer is upon us and a colorful ice-candy, more popularly and indulgently known as Chuski in India, is quintessentially a summer delight. Of course, there are more sophisticated options to beat the Delhi heat—lemonades, ice creams, kulfis, gelatos, juices, milkshakes and coconut water. But sucking on chuski is, perhaps, more elemental in coping with the miserable months of May and June.
We have also culled out a list of best chuski places in Delhi.
Why should summer stop you from doing interesting things, right? So make your summer exciting with these summertime activities in Delhi without putting yourself at the mercy of the sun.