20 Awesome Reasons Why Delhi Has Spoilt You Forever

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Once a bubbling battleground, Delhi is an aftermath of this mother country’s phenomenally challenging and insatiable push to break and form people as they are today. It’s a concrete jungle reverberating with vernacular and cultural hybrids. As a beautiful conflation of traditions and ethos wrought by various nationalities, it promises to grow on you.

Delhi makes you resilient and challenges your chutzpah at every daring step that one takes in this city. Here are 20 reasons why living in Delhi will ruin you (trust us, for good).

1. Because you live in a city that runs simultaneously on two different worlds; the contemporary style of the modern era blended with the grandeur of the medieval.

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2. Because being a grand part of the Golden triangle leads to awesome weekend getaways and road trips.

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A trip to the pink city or to one of the untainted wonders of the world this weekend, anyone?

3. Because Murthul is just 1.5 hours away, serving the some pocket-friendly and finger-licking food.

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4. Because you live in a city made famous by the movies.

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5. Because one simply doesn’t get up for a morning walk unless it’s at the Lodhi Garden.

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6. Because ‘development models’ don’t always seal the deal. But you will always have Chandni Chowk, Asia’s largest wholesale market to help you through the difficult times.

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Take a bonus visit to the sandstone marvel; Red fort, Jama Masjid and Sis Ganj Gurudwara. 

Read ’5 fairly cheap places to shop in Delhi’ by Srishti

7. Because traveling around Delhi is easy due to availability of the variety of modes of public transport.

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Read ‘Delhi on the Metro’ by Aditya

8. Because the street food in Delhi symbolises the curated culture of India.

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Read ’5 Places in Old Delhi to get Delicious Street Food’

9. Because it is the only city in India to have Road signs in four languages. English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

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10. Because The Big Chill has made you a cheesecake fanatic.

11. Because you have friends from every cultural background. From Haryaanvis to Manipuris and Kashmiris.

12.Because the largest Hindu Temple in the world is here.

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13. Because a road trip from Delhi to Manali to Leh is simply the right way to do it. Any other route is just plain wrong!

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14. Because Delhi University! The rivalry, loyalty and unity are just the fundamentals. Take a name that lives with you forever.

15. Because swear words! You take just too much pride in it.

16. Because the cluttered alleys soon became a fashion hideaway and the best place to splurge on authentic delicacies.

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17. Because ain’t no party like a Delhi party! A plethora of artists perform every year and set a niche for their diverse genres.

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18. Because you can run to Nehru Place, Asia’s largest IT hub, for all your computer issues and any other place just doesn’t cut it.

19. Because Terminal 3! Boarding a flight from any other Airport is just dull.

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20. Because even if we aren’t participating, the social and political rallies that happen every year unite the best of us, compelling us to raise our convictions and question the society.

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Feels like home now, doesn’t it? If you think I have missed out on anything, then drop your comments below.

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I love delhi!
Sat 03 03 18, 12:53 · Reply · Report
Fact Check: Delhi does not have the largest Hindu Temple in the world
Tue 09 13 16, 23:36 · Reply · Report
JNU... Life in Delhi is incomplete without an experience of JNU's night life...
Fri 10 16 15, 06:40 · Reply · Report
You surely induced the swell of pride within my chest for Delhi. It is the present seat of power of Modern India as it was of the Pandavs, Mughals and the British. It is the City-Prime. Congrats.
Thu 10 15 15, 23:38 · Reply · Report