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Top 5 places around Delhi to go and study in peace

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With the exam season just round the corner and every head buried into books, what students look for for is a place to seek academic redemption. The last semester of the academic year, already taking its toll on the students, is extremely crucial and decisive. Under circumstances as dreary as this, every student seeks some peace and quiet so they can prepare for their exams efficiently (or just cry their heart out for not being prepared at all!) But studying becomes difficult when you have exasperating PG mates, noisy neighbours, wedding in the neighbourhood, or all of the above. A calm environment need not necessarily comfort you, but at the very least it can help you focus better. Here’s a list of five places around the city where you can go and study in calm and hopefully accomplish quality preparations:

1. American Centre Library

Situated on Kasturba Gandhi Marg near Connaught Place, the library is part of the American Embassy run American Centre.  A favourite of college students and Civil Services aspirants, the huge reading room in the library offers a quiet and a calm environment. The library’s reading room is open to non members too, however free internet is only accessible to members. Identification cards are necessary to make entry. The timings are from 11 AM to 6 PM. The library remains closed on Sundays and official Indian and American holidays.

2. British Council Library

Located just opposite the American Centre, the British Council library, a second home to many students is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. With a great collection of books on history and political science, many students come here to seek reference material and to study in the reading room. The library remains closed on Sundays and official Indian and British holidays.

3. Kunzum Travel Cafe

Located in Hauz Khas Village, the Cafe boasts of free WiFi and a pleasant environment. Visitors are not obliged to buy anything and if they do, they can pay as much as they like. Students can sit all day long reading, listening to music or browsing Coffee table books. The Cafe remains open from 11 AM to 7:30 PM on all days of the week but Monday.

4. Pita Pit

Located in Greater Kailash 1 and Saket, Pita Pit is famous for pitas and hamburgers apart from providing convenient reading environments. The restaurant provides free WiFi and remains open on all days of the week from 11 AM to midnight.

5. Japan Foundation Library

The library, located near Moolchand, Lajpat Nagar is a host to various south campus students. With free WiFi accessible only to members, the library is convenient for students who wish to stay there for the entire day.



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