16 Things To Do In Delhi In Under 500 Rupees

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11th Dec 2014

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Delhi Zoo

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Red Fort

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Billionaires building large farmhouses, Audis and Beemers ruling the ring road, and dolled up ladies clutching their Prada purses. These are becoming the common sights within the capital city. While it’s amazing to see how Delhi is changing so dramatically before our eyes, it’s no secret that the city is becoming more expensive by the minute. That’s why we are here to help you find the best deals around our booming capital. Whether you’re feeling a bit sporty, getting your inner foodie on, or just looking for a chilled afternoon, we have a great list fit for anyone looking to pass their time in Delhi in under INR 500.

This article was first published on Little Black Book Delhi. To know more on the people, places, art, culture, food and lifestyle of this dynamic city click here

It allows for a drop-in system. It has on offer a range of sporting activities, including tennis courts, Badminton, Squash Courts, Table Tennis, Billiards/Snooker, Basket Ball, Hockey, Cricket Practice pitches, Football, a jogging track, and an Olympic size swimming pool. If you opt for a single activity, it significantly reduces your cost. Where: Asiad Village Price: INR 400/Day for all facilities, INR 30/day to use the walking track
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For those of you into flexing and getting your asanas on with some yoga, the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Kailash Colony allows for drop ins. For more information on the Sivananda Yoga Centre. Price: INR 400/class
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Most popular for their urban, hip-hop, popping and lyrical hip hop classes, lucky for you BADA follows an open class system; this means no monthly sign up is necessary. To view their entire schedule and for regular updates. Price: INR 500/class
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If you’re feeling artsy, why not check out the wealth of Delhi’s art galleries and museums on offer. The National Gallery of Modern Art in the center of Delhi has a collection that includes a collection of India’s acclaimed masters such as Amrita Sher Gill and Rabindranath Tagore, as well as a wide variety of cutting edge exhibitions. For more information, and a full list of showing artists, click. Price: INR 10/Indian and INR 150/Foreigner
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We know we know. Movie tickets are ludicrously expensive at DT. But here’s a little well-kept secret. Come Thursday, movie tickets at DT are priced at INR 150 for all movies. And we’re almost certain you’ll manage popcorn and a drink in the remaining 350. Where: Find a DT nearest you. Price: INR 150/Thursday for all movies
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A huge hit with anyone below the age of 12, the Delhi Zoo can make for a great way to pass your day, especially if you’re on a date and wish to enjoy a little boating for two after. Where: Mathura Road, New Delhi Price: INR 40/head for Indians and INR 200/head for foreigners {Closed on Friday}
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There’s actually no charge to hang out in the lawns, or to do the much talked about walk around it, but we’re accounting for the money you’ll spend on ice-cream. For anyone in Delhi, whether you’re a local, visitor, NRI coming back home or just another traveller in transit, this is and remains a Delhi staple must-do. Where: India Gate, Rajpath Price: INR 100/person {but really depends on your choice of ice-cream}
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Sound and Light show at Purana Qila and Red Fort | Although severely erratic with their timings and frequency {always call ahead}, the actual show is a splendid recreation of this particular piece of history. The show is available in both Hindi and English, and in case you hadn’t caught on, only happens in the evening. Where: Purana Qila, Mathura Road and Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Chandra Marg, Chandini Chowk Price: INR 80/ticket {for both shows}
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Every Delhi guide will tell you that Dilli Haat warrants a visit. Think of it as a showcase of the states of India. Craftsmen selling local goods and produce, and food from everywhere {which includes momos from Sikkim, Bamboo hot chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa from Jammu and Gujarati Dhokla}. The good news is, you’ll manage a full meal in under the 480 rupees you’ll have left after the entry ticket, but shopping might just be a problem. Unless all you want is a pair of jootis, or a keychain. Where: Dilli Haat, West Kidwai Nagar, Opposite INA Market Price: INR 20/ticket and INR 350/person for a meal {approx}
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Photo of Dilli Haat Food And Craft Bazar, Maharaja Agarsen Marg, Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Little Black Book Delhi
May we just start by saying, if you’re a foreigner, you’re out of our budget boundaries. But, for locals, we recommend a little re-acquainting with the capital Super efficient, clean, and equipped with English speaking guides, it’s a perfect way to see Delhi in a day, and the best part is some of you won’t even have to get off, because you’ve probably seen it before. Don’t, otherwise you’ll overshoot our budget! Price: INR 400/ticket
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A guided tour {often colour coded}, groups of people, iconic Delhi neighbourhoods, open air, pollution, and all on foot. Delhi Heritage walks take you on a curated walk through various old and newer neighborhoods of the city, including Lodi Garden, Mehrauli Archeological Park, Kashmiri Gate, Jama Masjid, Tughluqabad Fort, Old Fort, and Mehrauli Village. To stay under the INR 500 bracket, you’ll have to choose from one of their regular, pre-curated walks. Price: INR 400/person
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Lo and behold, lunch might not be free, but some culture is. Where: Depends on museum selected Price: Under INR 500
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Organised by Dastkar, a society for crafts and craftspeople, the Bazaar is a lot like Dilli Haat, sans the massive food spread. Expect traditional spices, crafts, textiles, and fashion and lifestyle products. You’ll get in for less than 500, and even if you can’t shop, a good look-see is worth it. Where: Kisan Haat, Andheria Modh Price: INR 60/ticket
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One of the city’s most iconic market places {especially if you ask a foodie}, the market is a gold mine of cheap eats, Indian street food, and is considered a cultural hub, thanks to its proximity to all the major Delhi theaters. For a fulfilling meal, we strongly recommend Bengali Sweet House, and Indian staple and always incredible Nathu Sweets. Where: Off Barakhamba Road Price: Meal for one at Bengali Sweet House, between INR 350-500 Delhi is full of street food vendors, chai walas, and corner stores stocked high with Bantaa, lime soda and chuskis on every corner.
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The neighbourhood is a must visit in Delhi. From its interesting population mix, to the fashion and accessory buys, if Delhi was to have a hippie, free love association neighbourhood, this would be it. Roam the streets, take in the expat population, and stop for lunch at one of their many many many restaurants. LBB recommends Sam’s Cafe and Kathmandu Cafe. Where: Paharganj, Central Delhi Price: Meal for one at Sam’s and Kathmandu Cafe is at INR 350-400
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Photo of Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Little Black Book Delhi
For any Delhite, young or old, food needs no introduction. Simply put, some eat to live, but we live to eat. Being in the capital of India, we have the luxury of sampling regional cuisines at amazingly cheap prices at the numerous state bhawans around the city. So whether you’re craving a lamb rogan josh, a spicy biryani, or amasala dosa, there’s a bhawan for you.
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Fri 02 09 18, 05:09 · Reply · Report
Don't forget Akshardham.. It's a lovely place to spend day at no cost.. Only 200 bucks for exhibition and 80 for light show..
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