13 Best Things To Do In Delhi This Winters, Under 500 INR


Humayun's Tomb, Delhi; (c): Zubair Ahmad

Photo of Delhi, India by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Winter is the season of tender hearts and mellow setting. Nature wears warmer shade and the winter fog perfectly sketches the surroundings like a hazy outline on a white sheet. All these beautiful appearances make Delhi in December truly a memorable affair.

Right from taking a trip to the ancient places in and around Delhi to being a part of memorable events; munching on the renowned street food of Delhi to having your fair share of adventure; there is no lack of experiences in this capital city of India that often appears to be overwhelming to say the least.

Everything just under 500 INR without having to travel miles away and leave the cityscapes this winter! Read on to know more and don’t forget to include these wonderful experiences on the to-do list.

1. Go For A Photo Walk At Lodhi Art District

(c): St+Art

Photo of Lodhi Art District, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

This is probably the brightest of roads in the entire city with each space impeccably decked up in murals. A project by St+Art, Lodhi Art District is a must-visit and winters are the perfect time to do so. This is the perfect spot for photographers and if you’re one of them or just want to immerse in some art.

Where: Lodhi Art District - 261, Block 15, Lodhi Colony

Timings: 24 Hours

Price: Free

2. Go On A Dilli Darshan On Yulu Bikes

Yulu Bikes; (c): flickr

Photo of 13 Best Things To Do In Delhi This Winters, Under 500 INR by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Yulu bikes are all the rage these days and why shouldn’t they be! From being environment-friendly to being easy on the pockets, these bikes will take you from A to Z in a jiffy. All you need to do is download the Yulu app and locate the closest vehicle, or lookout for a Yulu zone. Hop on one of these and go for some much-needed Dilli Darshan and soak in some winter sun too. Also read on- 14 Places in Delhi Every Tourist Must Visit.

Price: 60 INR (Per Hour)

3. Plan A Picnic And Bask In The Sun at Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens; (c): Zubair Ahmad

Photo of Lodhi Garden, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Lazing around in the winter sun, eating salads & sandwiches, playing games and having silly conversations with the family- what better thing to do on a Sunday afternoon? Revel in the chilly winters of the city in one of the most scenic spots - Lodhi Gardens, enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature among the fast-paced life of the city!

Where: Lodhi Garden - Lodhi Road, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate

Timings: 6AM- 8PM

Price: Free

4. Go Window-Shopping In The Pretty Lanes Of Champa Gali

Champa Gali; (c): Jugmug Thela

Photo of Champa Gali, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Spend a winter afternoon exploring one of the most Insta-famous, hidden lanes in the city, drinking warm coffee and browsing through beautiful products. Complete with handicrafts shops offering gorgeous, unique items to coffee shops for enjoying the holiday season, this market is a wholesome recipe for a wonderful day out.

Where: Champa Gali - Khasra No. 258, Lane 3, Western Marg, Said-ul-Ajaib, Saket

Timings: 11AM- 10PM

Price: Free

5. Head To Dilli Haat To Shop And Feast On A Steaming Bowl Of Thukpa

Dilli Haat; (c): Zubair Ahmad

Photo of Dilli Haat INA, Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Thukpa at Momo Mia- Stall 06; (c): Momo Mia

Photo of 13 Best Things To Do In Delhi This Winters, Under 500 INR by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Delhiites are unanimous in their answer to the question for ‘Best Thukpa in Delhi’ and that answer is the authentic stalls of Delhi Haat in INA. Hence, a bright winter day is the perfect time to fill up your bags with tidbits from the various stalls of Delhi Haat and once you’re tired shopping the pretty & colourful goodies, you have to relish a bowl of piping hot thukpa soup! If you can’t decide on a stall, Momo Mia (Stall- 06) is a great option. Also read on- The Ultimate Food And Shopping Experiences On Delhi Metro's Yellow Line.

Where: Dilli Haat INA - INA Market, Dilli Haat, Kidwai Nagar West

Timings: 10:30AM- 10PM

Price (Momo Mia): 130 INR Onwards

6. Hoard Exclusive Products At The German Christmas Market 2022

German Christmas Market; (c): Vidisha Khaitan

Photo of Sunder Nursery, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Undoubtedly one of the most sought-after carnivals in the capital city, the German Christmas market is organised annually by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. The market has a wide variety of products including furniture, designer home accessories, high-end fashion wear, handicrafts, decorations, candles, souvenirs and garden accessories besides live food counters, live music, fun activities for the kids, etc. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this lively market! Also read on- Best Christmas Markets in India That You Must Visit.

When: 30th November to 1st December 2022

Where: German Christmas Market - Sunder Nursery, Opp. Humayun's Tomb, Nizamuddin

Timings: 11AM- 7PM

Price: 350 INR Entry Fee

7. Head To 32nd Milestone For The Romantic Vibes

(c): 32nd Avenue

Photo of 32nd Avenue (Milestone), Gurugram by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Picture-perfect street; (c): Zubair Ahmad

Photo of 13 Best Things To Do In Delhi This Winters, Under 500 INR by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

32nd Avenue in Gurgaon is picture-perfect for that 1st date this winter! Brimming with one after another super cute cafes, this pretty place is THE hangout spot this winter. You can checkout some adorable cafes here including Fifth Avenue Bakery & Cafe, Melt House, Como Pizzeria, and more.

Where: 32nd Avenue (Milestone) - NH-8, NH 48, Sector 15 Part 2, Sector 15, Gurugram

Timings: 10AM- 1AM

Meal For Two: 600 INR Onwards

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8. Watch A Movie & Snuggle With Bae At The Sunset Cinema Club

Open-air theatre; (c): Sunset Cinema Club

Photo of Sunset Cinema Club, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

This is a win-win situation, for you get to keep your cosy blankets and you get to snuggle with bae as you watch your favourite movie at the open-air theatre, Sunset Cinema Club. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, make sure you experience this magical date with your bae!

Where: 11, B St, Block BH, Munirka, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timings: Movie starts at 7PM

Price: 300 INR Onwards

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9. Warm Yourself With A Bonfire+Barbeque At The Drinking Safari Pitstop

Drinking Safari Pitstop; (c): Chetan Kapur

Photo of Drinking Safari PitStop Gurugram, Gurugram by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Barbeque and musical evenings; (c): Drinking Safari Pitstop

Photo of 13 Best Things To Do In Delhi This Winters, Under 500 INR by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Who needs hill stations when you can get all the chilly & hilly vibes here? But if all you have is an evening, The Drinking Safari Pitstop in Gurgaon is a pretty great place to spend it. It’s ideal to beat the cold sitting in front of the bonfire, grooving to amazing music and obviously devouring down char-grilled & barbequed delicacies. Also read on- 14 Food Walks In Delhi To Attend This Winter.

Where: Drinking Safari Pitstop - Opposite Valley View Estate, Gwal Pahari, Gurgaon

Timings: Weekdays: 1PM- 11PM; Weekends: 8:30AM- 11:30PM

Meal For Two: 700 INR Onwards

Call: +91 9873 935 659

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10. Sip On A Cup Of Piping Hot Chocolate At Colocal Cafe

Alfresco seating at Colocal Cafe; (c): @colocalchocolates

Photo of Colocal Chocolates! Dhan Mill, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Hot Chocolate; (c): @colocalchocolates

Photo of 13 Best Things To Do In Delhi This Winters, Under 500 INR by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

If there’s one thing that makes Delhiites eagerly look forward to winter in Delhi, it’s grabbing a cup of hot chocolate from Colocal Cafe. These chocolate makers with their pretty outdoor & indoor seating and drool-worthy hot chocolate and quirky chocolate fondue, would make you want to visit them over and over!

Where: Colocal "Indian Origin Chocolates" - The Dhan Mill Chhatarpur & Khan Market

Timings: 11AM- 11PM

Price: 275 INR Onwards

Call: +91 9310 524 620

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11. Have A Soul-Satisfying Plate Of Daulat Ki Chaat

Daulat Ki Chaat; (c): Debjani

Photo of Chandni Chowk, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Delhi winters are incomplete without some Daulat Ki Chaat. This white, fluffy dessert can be found in Chandni Chowk only during the winters and if you haven’t already tried this, then you absolutely must! Step into the busy lanes of Old Delhi and you will definitely have some really good time making your way through the hustle-bustle.

Where: Multiple Street Vendors In Chandni Chowk

Timings: 10AM- 9PM

Price: 50 INR Onwards

12. Hog On A Plate Of Chole Bhature From Monika Cafe

Chole-Paneer Bhature; (c): Gramho

Photo of Monika Cafe, New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Monika Cafe is known for whipping up the fluffiest bhaturas, stuffed with paneer and served along with spicy chole. This plate is a must-have during Delhi winters! Get yourself these piping hot Chole Bhature on a cold day and they’ll definitely warm the cockles of your heart.

Where: 142A, Guru Virjanand Marg, Block GG1, Vikaspuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110018

Timings: 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Price: 95 INR Onwards

Call: +91 11 2854 2906

13. Go On A Date With Your Bestie At Dolma Aunty Momo's

Dolma aunty selling momo's; (c): Praveen Khanna

Photo of Dolma Aunty Momo's., New Delhi by Tanvi Shah (travelstoriesbytan)

Some traditions are timeless, and having steaming hot momo's in the chilled winter breeze is one of them! You, your bestie, and a plate or two of hot momo's is the ideal winter date. So visit Dolma Aunty Momo's (the first momo stall in Delhi in 1994) soon, with your bestie in tow and chat away all the latest gossip with them! Though it’s a tiny stall located in the buzzing Lajpat Nagar Market, don’t go by its ambience.

Where: D-1, Alankar Cinema Rd, opp. Police Station, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024

Timings: 12:30PM- 10PM

Price: 50 INR Onwards

Call: +91 98 1065 4581

All of these experiences under 500 INR, without having to even travel miles away and leave the cityscapes. Whether a local tourist or a foreign traveller, the settlement of Delhi offers something to each and how! Did we miss out on anything? Let us know in the comments below.

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