Delhi is the capital of the country. Although It is an old city, it offers plenty of options to choose from in order to spend the new year for the young as well as the ones who are not so young.
New Year comes with new hopes and new beginnings. Delhi has plenty of heritage monuments that one can explore during his or her stay in Delhi at any time of the year.
New Year parties in Delhi are full of glitz and glamour. People party till late at night on weekends and on New Year’s Eve the time limit goes for a toss.
Places to explore in Delhi for a joyous New Year:
Delhi has plenty of places ushering in the new year. One can explore any of the following options:
Winter walkthrough Paranthe Wali Gali:
Winter is quite chilly in Delhi. But to beat the chill, one can head to Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk. It offers a plethora of paranthas stuffed in different puddings and served hot. This street has been there for years now and New Year calls for a visit to this street with your friends. The crispy and charred papad paratha is considered to be the best. You can also have a frothy lassi served in a Khullar cup before heading back.
Walk down Rajpath:
Whenever one visits Delhi, Rajpath is always in the itinerary. Running from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, this road has every reason to make you feel proud and patriotic. The iconic landmarks are The National War Memorial which is dedicated to the martyred soldiers of the Indian National Army. Rashtrapati Bhavan or the House of the President stands gloriously on the way. Vijay Chowk is dedicated to the Indian victories in wars and is also the venue for Beating the Retreat ceremony. The North and South Block of Parliament offers a panoramic view of India’s seat of power. The road ends in the India Gate which is India’s War Memorial and one of the most iconic structures of India. One can make the last day of the year memorable by visiting this Grand Road.
Visit Hauz Khas:
Hauz Khas Village is the place to be in Delhi to ring in the new year. You can come with your group of friends or colleagues and savor in excellent food and drinks. It offers plenty of fun and frolic. It promises you to get a feeling of the Dilli Party cheer. You can also visit the Mughal Era village of the same name to see some of the Islamic style embroideries, picture galleries, and Bollywood poster shops to get back in time.
Many people don’t like to go to the nightclub to party. If you plan a night out with your friends on New Year’s Eve, then you can just host a house party. If your gang likes music, just rent a karaoke machine to groove to the music. Also, If you plan a movie marathon, you may just rent a projector to watch movies throughout the night and into New Year’s Day.
If you love shopping, then Dilli Haat is definitely the place to be. It is sponsored by the government and intended to support the local artisans who sell their wares. Although, if you love a little high street fashion, then Select Citywalk is the mall to be in. It gives you the luxury to choose and buy anything you want a high profile for your New Year.
Delhi is a city that is wanting to breathe freely. With the Capital’s hustle and bustle and ever-growing urbanization hardly is there any greenery left. However, if you want to explore greenery in the city then, look no further than the Lodhi Gardens. On the last day of the year or the first day of the next year, you may plan a picnic over here and breathe fresh air. Pack your food and enjoy the winter sunshine laying inside. As Lodhi Gardens tend to get crowded, you can opt for a quieter place – Garden of Five Senses in Saket which allows you to relax and rejuvenate. Ringing in the New Year amidst the greenery will stimulate every sense of yours.
These are just some of the options one can choose to usher in the New Year. However, there are many other options as well. One can visit the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar among other prominent spots in Delhi on New Year. Red Fort stands out with its iconic red brick structure of the Mughal Era. Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jantar Mantar, Akshardham Temple, and the iconic Jama Masjid are other popular spots in the Capital of India that one can visit to make the New Year memorable. Also, there are many budget-friendly hotels and bars and nightclubs to usher in the new year in style.