If you are young, ready to explore and in Delhi, the world is your playground. The cultural capital of the country is teeming with bars, cafes, eclectic bazaars and cultural spots with no end to interesting places you can spend your day.
24 hours can turn into just a couple when you are at the right place with the right people. Add to that the eccentric list of fun places in Delhi that would give the nearby coffee joint a run for its money.
Coolest Hangout Places In Delhi
1. Indian Mountaineering Foundation in Moti Bagh
Bored of films, food, and coffee? Then head to one of the most fun places in Delhi – the Indian Mountaineering Foundation! Famous for adventurous and fun activities in Delhi, the sports climbing wall should definitely not be missed! It has anything and everything you would want to do on a ‘fantastic day out.
Timings: 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m
Cost: INR 150 /-per session
Opening Days: The activity is available from Tuesday to Sunday
2. Delhi Eye at Kalindi Kunj
Amusement parks sure fall on the list of fun places in Delhi. Imagine spending a day on wild rides and water games. Check out the exciting rides at Entertainment City, the water slides and pools at Splash Waterpark or the giant Ferris wheel aka Delhi Eye at Kalindi Kunj.
3. Book Cafes
Want to spend some time alone and have nowhere to go? Well, not anymore! Though cafes are passé, book cafes make for one of the unique places in Delhi to chill. Imagine spending a quiet afternoon sipping on a cup of tea or coffee, munching on a cake, reading through a riveting book – a day well spent!
Where to go?
Cha Bar: One of the best places to visit in Delhi for fun, with over 100 types of teas and all the Oxford books, Cha Bar is the bookworm’s heaven.
Cafe Turtle: Aside from the usual coffees and teas, Cafe Turtle offers a full-fledged menu too. Just buy a book at Full Circle Bookstore, go upstairs and read.
Ivy & Bean: With free wifi, quirky interiors and a decent menu it is a perfect place for a day with your book.
May Day Cafe and Bookstore: A perfect place to read and also discuss culture and politics with the friendly staff.
CMYK bookstore: Sweep through the coffee table books while sipping on drip-filtered coffee.
4. Travel to space at Nehru Planetarium
A popular picnic spot in Delhi amongst school kids, Nehru Planetarium is sure to charm you if you are an astronomical fan! Spend the afternoon escaping into the galaxy far far away at the Nehru Planetarium. Be charmed by the stars, planets and the solar systems in the sky show as you visit one of the most interesting and fun places in Delhi for an amazing day out.
- English show is at 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM
- Hindi Shows are at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM
- Typical show duration is 30-35 minutes
Cost: INR 60 per person
5. Revisit history with a touch of glamour at Hauz Khas
Hauz Khas Village has recently rated as one of the popular places to visit in Delhi for fun. A fort overlooking a beautiful lake, a Deer Park, lanes dotted with cafes, bookstores, art galleries and boutiques not to mention tonnes of activities to get you in a tizzy! If you’re in search of places to visit in Delhi with friends, look no further!
Timings (for the fort): 6.00 am to 6:30 pm
What’s Special at Hauz Khas?
Kunzum Travel Cafe: Get sight-seeing tips over a cup of coffee or tea.
TLR Cafe: Get a drink and enjoy the live gigs, pub quizzes and comic nights
Gunpowder: View of the deer park hangs right below your table at this Kerala/Tamil/Andhra kitchen.
Social Offline: From jazzy glassware to exquisite drinks and delicious food, Social offline makes for one of the most exciting and fun places in Delhi.
Elma’s Bakery: For high-tea, authentic scones, and delicious slices of cakes.
6. Light & Sound Show at Old Fort
Old Fort and the zoo nearby are amongst the best picnic spots in Delhi for the family. But a visit in the evenings will astound you beyond words as you enjoy the spectacular display of history in form of a light and sound show. The evening just got better!
Timings: The show is held from 7 pm – 8 pm onwards in Hindi and 8:30 pm – 9.30 pm in English.
Cost: The tickets are priced at INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children.
7. Shoot ‘em down with Paint Ball
Looking to shoot at your friends? Just head to the nearest Paintball facility for an exciting day. Visit Rockshot Paintball Sports for all American style camo, Rockshot Paintball and Lock ‘n’ Load for a convenient indoor facility. It is amongst the fun things to do in Delhi with friends. Such centers for paintball and laser tag games are definitely among the coolest hangout places in Delhi.
8. Boutiques, cafes, and cupcakes – Shahpurjat
This is amongst the best places to visit in Delhi for fun, shopping, and delectable food. Forget Sarojini and instead spend a day meandering through the lanes of Shahpur Jat for high-end designer gear, quirky accessories, customised outfits and everything chic.
The PotBelly Rooftop Café: An amazing view of Asiad Village and mouth-watering Bihari cuisine makes this place a must visit.
Les Parisiennes Cafe: Visit this chic French Café for the finger foods, desserts, and Lavazza coffee.
Mad Teapot: Try out their range of teas, especially the blackberry as well as the scrumptious cupcakes.