Whether you are in the city for a business trip, or just for pleasure, staying in Delhi can be a stressful experience. Confined to a room in any of the New Delhi hotels isn’t how you would want to spend the day. If you are up for something offbeat and different to do in your spare time in Delhi, here are 5 things that you can include in your itinerary.
Listen to Qawwalis at Nizamuddin Dargah
People visit the Dargah to take blessings of the Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. If you are there in the evening, you cannot miss out on the soulful qawwalis being sung to the beat of drums and harmonium in the courtyard. Professional singers and Qawwali stage performances that are noteworthy and soulful and take you to a state of zen. You will find yourself clapping and swaying to the music in no time. Do not forget to tip the singers after the performance before leaving. New Delhi hotels provide to and fro transportation on request.
Volunteer at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib kitchen
Are you the type that gets happiness in serving the others? Then the kitchen of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the perfect place for you. The kitchen offers you an opportunity to volunteer in preparation of food, that it serves to over ten thousand visitors in a single day. You can assist in the preparation as well as serving the visitors in the Langar. The service is an uplifting experience like no other.
Witness the Change of guard at Rashtrapati Bhavan
If you are in the capital city in the weekend, do make it a point to attend the Change of Guard ceremony. An age-old tradition, the guards stationed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan are changed to bring in fresh troops for protection of the building. You get to see horses and soldiers in ceremonial regalia. The synchronisation and the tuning of the participants to the music of the military brass band is a sight to be witnessed.
Visit the Champa Gali
If you are new to the city, it is not surprising that you must not have heard of this place. However, the place is known for fashion boutiques and shops, eateries, and cafes. This small lane also features shops selling furniture and other handmade craft items and other local handicrafts. Browse from the variety of trinkets and baubles, up for sale. The price-conscious can even strike a good bargain on the goods on sale.
Take a cycle tour of the old city
Delhi is notorious for its traffic jams. Also, the old city is full of small alleyways and buildings accessible only by foot or on a bicycle. Book a cycle tour of the old city and explore the historic marvels on two wheels. You can see the city up close and revel in the old city vibes. What is more, the cycle tours have a guide accompanying you, who can explain the significance and the attractions to you. Most New Delhi hotels even offer you the option of booking a personal and a customised a cycle tour for your friends and families.
The Leela Palace New Delhi is the place to stay when in New Delhi. Apart from offering accommodation with contemporary amenities and luxury, the hotel is well equipped to cater to every of your business and leisure needs. With a bevy of fine dining restaurants, a state of the art spa and infinity pool, along with a host of retail options, no wonder it features among some of the best 5 star hotels in New Delhi.