Post exam Delhi guide

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The only thing which motivates us to give exams is that they will end soon after! Here is a list of the things you can add to your post exam bucket list!

Go Cycling! – Honestly, winter is the loveliest time in New Delhi. It gives us the opportunities to go out in the open and do things which become rather difficult in the summers due to the raging heat. Hence, cycling in the winter is a great activity to do as a group or all alone. Central Delhi is an open, cycle friendly part of Delhi, where you can see numerous joggers and cyclers every morning. So, rent a cycle, take it out, and ride all across India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lodhi Gardens, Connaught Place, Janpath and tread your own path back home the same way.

Visit Majnu Ka Tila – Winters also bless us with the opportunity to explore places in Delhi which we would find difficult to spend our time in during the summer. Near Delhi University’s North Campus, we can find Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan refugee settlement which boasts of great shopping deals and lip smacking food. Take time out and visit Ama Cafe for their delicious cakes, bakes and coffee. Spot the street vendors selling La Phing, and indulge in a comforting bowl of it. Taste amazing Tibetan, Nepali, Khasi and Garo cuisines and you won’t return disappointed!

Visit Chandni Chowk – I can tell you this much with certainty that most of the people living in Delhi have never been to Chandni Chowk and seen the whole complex. Winters is the perfect time to go to Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, Jama Masjid, The Red Fort and explore the sights around the place. Start with a morning trip to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib or Gurudwara Shishganj, pay your respects, and have some ghee dripping halwa. Then set out to explore the markets and get yourself anything you wish, Chandni Chowk markets boast to have ‘all that one may need’. Visit the Paranthe wali galli, have some Daulat ki Chaat, kachori sabzi and end it off with jalebis, kulfis and phirnis. A trip to Chandni Chowk and cover your whole day.

Visit the Daryaganj Book Market – And now, we have something for all you bookworms out there. Winter, again, is a perfect time to visit the famed Sunday Daryaganj Book Market where one can buy classics at a throwaway rate. Starting at Delite Cinema, the rows of stalls have everything that a book-lover or student could wish to find, dictionaries, NCERT books, second-hand books, manga, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels; just name it. You might, however, have to really work to find a specific book. If you’re just on a visit, the range will lure you into buying a lot more than you planned to, so go prepared.

Happy Holidays! Go knock yourself out after exams.

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Joyee Bhattacharya

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