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Almost Free Things To Do in Delhi this Weekend

So the loooong weekend is finally here, yay! Some of you may already have made plans for a weekend getaway to closer hill stations... but those of you who couldn’t chalk it out, we are here to help!

Find fun from Friday night to Tuesday evening with exciting events & activities right here:

1. Enjoy a girls' night out

This is probably the most cliched thing to do in Delhi on a weekend – but what has us excited is that we won’t have to pay for our drinks! So this is exclusively for the ladies out there... Let your hair down at one of these places and enjoy unlimited drinks on the house!

Fio Lounge & Bar, Saket

  • When: Fridays, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Drinks served: Mai Tai, Whiskey Sour, Daiquiri

Zo Bar & Kitchen, Hauz Khas Village

  • When: Saturdays, 8:00 PM onwards
  • Drinks served: Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri, Martini

Matchbox, Hauz Khas Village

  • When: Sundays, 7:30 PM onwards
  • Drinks served: Mojito, cosmopolitan, Whiskey Sour

Raasta, Hauz Khas Village

  • When: Sundays, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Drinks served: Rum, Gin & Vodka-based cocktails

The Wine Company, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

  • When: Mondays, 7:00 PM onwards
  • Drinks served: Sangria, Cosmopolitan

Pier 38, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

  • When: Mondays, 7:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight
  • Drinks served: Mojito, vodka & rum-based cocktails

Elf Cafe and Bar, Hauz Khas Village

  • When: Tuesdays, 9:00 PM onwards
  • Drinks served: Vodka-based cocktails

Bootlegger, Hauz Khas Village

  • When: Tuesdays, 9:00 PM onwards
  • Drinks served: Vodka-based cocktails

2. Attend a ‘Writers Meet’ at Kunzum Travel Cafe

Kunzum Travel Cafe is hosting its first ‘Writers Meet’ as a part of “My people My Place” campaign for the upcoming book “People Called Delhi”. So all you book lovers, this is for you! This is a great opportunity to bond with like-minded people...

  • When: 13th August
  • Where: Kunzum Travel Cafe, Huaz Khas Village
  • Free entry
  • Nearest metro station: Green Park
  • RSVP to: pppstories@gmail.com

3. Explore the art of story-telling at Leipung Open Mic

‘Leipung’ in Manipuri means “adda”... It is a platform for exploring the art of storytelling in different formats and connecting people through the art. For more details, click here.

  • When: 13th August, 6:00 PM onwards
  • Where: Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place
  • Entry is free for audience (registration of participants is now closed)
  • Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk

4. Adopt a desi dog

This Independence Day weekend, consider giving freedom to a dog from a life of uncertainty! Adopt a desi stray dog if you’re planning to bring a pet home.

  • When: 13th August
  • Where: Puppychino, Shahpur Jat
  • Free entry
  • Nearest metro station: Green Park

5. Plant a tree at Jahanpanah City Forest

We always crib about how the world is slowly succumbing to pollution, but what do we really do to make a difference? This weekend, let’s make a change! Let’s plant a tree and pledge to make Delhi a greener city...

  • When: 12th August, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Where: Jahanpanah City Forest
  • Free entry
  • Nearest metro station: Govind Puri

6. Get free fitness!

The streets of Connaught Place are reclaimed by Delhi residents on Sunday mornings to get a healthy dose of fitness for free! You can try doing cycling, jogging, aerobics, Zumba, dance classes, roller skating/blading, Crosstrain, yoga, volleyball and badminton, etc. All of these sessions are provided from fitness experts... So see you there on Sunday!

  • When: Every Sunday, 6:00 AM onwards
  • Where: Connaught Place
  • Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk

7. Explore the eco-village Zorba The Buddha

Zorba The Buddha is like a bohemian retreat in Delhi. If you’re a free-spirited soul, Zorba is the place for you! Most of the activities organized here are free of cost. The programs are created to foster spiritual and creative growth. They offer courses in meditation, wellness therapies, creative arts, music and more.

8. Take a heritage walk along Lodi Gardens

Lodi Garden is quite a treat to explore. Picturesque monuments, easy walking terrains, birds and trees keeping your senses engaged... Visit the Lodi Garden for its open green space – walk, run around or do yoga! Take selfies in front of the very romantic mosques and tombs!

  • Nearest metro station: Jor Bagh
  • Free entry

9. Enjoy lip-smacking langar food at Gurudwara Bangla

Open and clean holy space with room for over 100 people, no one is ever turned away from the langar food session. Visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib for totally delectable halwa and choorma! It is best to avoid weekend rush – so visit anytime early in the morning or late at night.

  • Nearest metro station: Shivaji Stadium
  • Free entry & free food!
  • Timings: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

10. Meet traditional folk artists at Kathputli Colony

And be dazzled by acrobats, puppeteers, folk musicians, dancers, snake charmers, sculptors, magicians, painters and bioscope makers, among others... Kathputli Colony is world’s largest community of street performers and it also has a special mention in Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s children”. When you’re there, do try to strike up a conversation with the residents and they’ll let you on in their history and heritage.

  • Nearest metro station: Shadipur

11. Spend an evening at Parthasarthy Rocks

It’s an open-air auditorium in JNU campus... Since it’s the “highest natural point” of the city, you’ll witness a stunning sunset. So grab your friends, a few drinks and enjoy the chill wind. This place is so serene and tranquil, you’ll end up spending the whole evening here.

  • Where: JNU Campus, Vasant Kunj
  • Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas

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So our 4-day weekend is booked! How are you celebrating your Independence Day weekend? Is there any other activity that we should include in this list? Do let us know by commenting below...

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