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With the pressure of studies and society activities slowly building up, DU Beat brings you some must have Delhi experiences that every fresher must catch.

1. Cycling trip to Rashtrapati Bhavan
Pick up the bright green bicycles from the Patel Chowk Metro station and go for a cycling trip to the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan with your friends. You can also combine this with a picnic in the India Gate lawns. Delhi being the heart of power of the country and this being a powerful location of the city, the trip might give you a feeling of being closer to power and will be a good memory to go back to any day!

Cyclin trip DUB

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2. Midnight exploration of the Ridge
Having spent quite a few days in the college, your seniors must have filled your ears with the stories of the crying woman in a white saree or the monkey which hunts people at night, all of them residing at a common address- the ridge. Why not explore it yourself with your friends at midnight?
The silence of the night and the street lights combine perfectly to give you a feeling of someone who’s been waiting for long and is beckoning you. (Try this at your own risk and have a strong heart throughout!)

NC Ridge
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3. Photoshoot at India Gate
With the Independence Day approaching and a patriotic fever rising all over the country this is the best time to plan a trip to India Gate and obviously click a picture of yours to set as your Independence Day cover photo on Facebook. What better way to display your patriotism and flaunting being in the capital at this time of the year?

India Gate
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4. Going for a theatre experience
The capital is home to some of the best auditoriums of the country which play hosts to lots of plays. If you’re a theatre enthusiast then Mandi House which stations the National School of Drama, Shri Ram Centre for Art and Culture, Bharatiya Kala Kendra and many more literary avenues can become one of your most visited locations in Delhi.

Shri Ram Centre for Art and Culture Delhi
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5. Catch the light and sound show in Red Fort
The great red building has been a witness to the rise and fall of the mighty Mughal Empire and the rise of Modern India. They say it right when they say that the red sandstones of Red Fort narrate history, for one trip to the Fort will take you back in time to the glorious days of Mughal rule in India. You can catch the light and sound show in the evening which would take you through a beautiful journey of history.

Red Fort
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So whether you are of the adventurous kind or prefer artful displays, there are many things you do to keep yourselves excited and amazed. This list is just a preview. So buckle up freshers! Delhi has tonnes of adventures in store for you!

Feature Image Credits: Alex Arthur for DU Beat
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