Delhi is a rainbow of seasons! It makes you sweat, makes you feel cold enough to roll back into your blankets, but gifts a fair share of beautiful rainy days (well the traffic jams and water logging are complimentary!). Yet the earthy smell and the showered greenery definitely make our heart dancing on the rhythm of the raindrops. We Delhiites very much look forward to monsoon. Henceforth to drench the monsoon thirst and get soaked in nature’s shower, we have outlined a list of places you can visit in Delhi to enjoy rain to the fullest. As sometimes gediyas(the local term used by Delhi people for a bike, scooter or a car ride with friends) are not enough!
Delhi Tour Cheap and Best Places
(Note: This is for the people who hate staying at home during the rains, rest can have their tea time and a snack treat at home!)
The best till date: Want a ‘your’ time? Give yourself a chance to take a walk at India Gate in rain. You can have long walks at Kamla Nehru Ridge, JNU Parthasarathy Rocks area, and even Delhi Zoo. Believe us, it is the most wonderful experience you can have in Delhi. Reconnect with your soul, family, and your crazy friend squad. You can even paddle through the humble lakes in and around Delhi like the Nauka Vihar of Old Fort, Boat Club at India Gate Sanjay Lake, Bhalswa Lake, Surajkund Lake, Damdama Lake, and Naini Lake during monsoon.
Rooftop Cafes- A Next Level Experience
Ring up all your friends and catch up with them over a lip smacking cuisine at some of the colorful cafes. The Hauz Khas Lake’s mesmerizing view from the nearby rooftops will be a treat for the eyes. Out Of The Box, Amour, Warehouse Cafe Connaught Place, Mia Bella, Sky Bar Vasant Kunj, Imperfecto, and Lodhi-The Garden Restaurant are some of the cafes where you can sit by a glass window with a cup of hot chocolate and your favorite book to enjoy the rain.
Delhi Rooftop Cafes: A Foodie’s Paradise- Delhi and Murthal
Have a food tour with your buddies tasting the delicacies and mouth watering chaats, samosas, momos, chole bhature and much more. Or have a trip to Murthal, it’s not too far! The journey will be an expedition itself. Have a bike ride to reach up for the yummiest parathas of the dhabaas out there like Sukhdev and Mannat.
Sukhdev and Mannat Dhaba : Some of the most popular food joints you must explore during monsoon are:
Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar in Chandni Chowk – For its gobhi matar samosa
Lala Babu Chaat Bhandaar in Chandni Chowk
Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar in Chandni Chowk – For its lip-smacking papri chaat Salim’s Kebabs in Defence Colony Market – For the Kakori kebabs Salim’s Kebabs in Defence Colony Market Sitaram Diwan Chand in Paharganj – For chhole bhature
Kulcha King in Sarojini Nagar – For Amritsari kulcha and chhole
Al-Bake in New Friends Colony Market – For Shawarma Rolls
Dilli Haat in IN – For authentic Hyderabad, Kashmir, Maharashtra, Orissa, Bengal cuisines
Khan Chacha in Khan Market – For the most delicious non-vegetarian food
Khan Chacha in Khan Market
Make sure to carry your camera, as you don’t want to miss the moment! Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Deer Park, Safdarjung’s Tomb, India Gate, Lodhi Gardens, and Red Fort are some of the places that turn into incredibly wonderful sights to shoot after getting drenched. If you have been waiting for a chance to take out your camera, then this is the time. Spend an evening strolling around and capturing the best of Delhi. So what else? Enjoy the earthy smell and capture some beautiful moments with your loved ones before the season runs away. But do make sure for few things like:
To avoid flooded streets and unhygienic food stalls and drinking water.
Take care of your electrical devices. If required carry an extra plastic bag.
Wear rubber footwear.