Delhi, India’s hip and happening capital city, is a melting pot of history and modernity. Its trendy cafes, sprawling malls, colorful bazaars, and pulsating bars exist in perfect harmony with its age-old monuments and culture. No wonder, the city holds much allure for youngsters who want to celebrate every moment of their life. If you are keen to experience the young and energetic vibe of the city, all you need to do is check-in at one of the hotels in Delhi and starting exploring the fun spots of the national capital.

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To help you out, we present to you our top picks for fun-filled things to do in Delhi for youngsters.

Things to Do in Delhi for Youngsters:

1. Go Rock Climbing at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation

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When it comes to adventure activities in Delhi, the Indian Mountaineering Foundation stands tall. It is a place where you can experience the thrill of climbing walls or artificial rocks whether you are a novice at climbing or a pro. All you need is the will and the enthusiasm to go ahead. The facility has certified instructors who overlook the safety aspect of climbers and help them in the activities.   

  • Location: South Campus, South Moti Bagh
  • Timings*:

          8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Summer)

          9:00 am to 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Winter)

          *closed on all gazetted holidays, second Saturdays and Sundays

  • Cost: ₹ 100 per hour

2. View the City from High Up While Paragliding

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Flying high up in the sky is a dream that many people harbor, and power paragliding offers you an opportunity to turn that dream into reality. You can experience the thrill of flying like a bird and getting a stunning view of the city from above. You can also opt for paramotoring, which requires no training. Anyone above the age of four years can engage in this adventurous activity. What’s more? Since you will be in the company of an expert pilot, you won’t have to bother about handling the technical part of it.

  • Location: Sohna, Gurgaon
  • Timings: 6:00 am to 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm every day
  • Cost: ₹ 1599 per person onwards, depending on the duration of the flight

3. Explore the City on a Bicycle

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The architectural beauty of Delhi is legendary, and one of the best ways to witness it is to embark on a cycling tour that allows you to explore its nooks and corners at your own pace. At the same time, you will be able to notice many interesting things about the city that often go unnoticed. In short, it will be a fun-filled way of knowing the city from close quarters. There are many different cycling tours you can undertake, such as Old Delhi Tour, Haveli Tour, Shah Jahan Tour, and Yamuna Tour. Delhi By Bike, SpinMonkey, and Delhi By Cycle are among the popular groups that offer such tours.

  • Location: Multiple locations in New Delhi
  • Timings and Cost: Depends on the tour and agency you choose

4. Have a Fun-filled Time in Hauz Khas

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Hauz Khas entices youngsters with its plethora of quaint cafes, pretty bookstores, lovely art galleries, and more. Considered to be one of the best places to hang out in Delhi with friends, the village boasts a beautiful lake where you can spend hours talking to your pals or someone special. However, Hauz Khas Fort, dating from the 14th century, is the centerpiece here.  You can also visit Kunzum Travel Café, the only travel café in Delhi, where you can meet travelers from different parts of the country and share your experiences with others. If you are a foodie, you will love exploring the restaurants, pubs, and eateries here. Here’s a list of the best hangout places and restaurants in Hauz Khas:

Hauz Khas Social

  • Timings: 11:00 am to 12:30 am; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1300 (approx.)

Coast Café

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1400 (approx.)

Yeti – The Himalayan Kitche

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1300 (approx.)

Imperfecto  

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1800 (approx.)

Elma’s Bakery, Bar and Kitchen

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday); 10:00 am to 4:00 am (Friday and Saturday)
  • Cost for two: ₹ 1200 (approx.)

5. Pamper the Bookworm in You

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Are you a bibliophile? Then the Sunday Book Market in Daryaganj is sure to leave you wonderstruck. A world of books unfolds here every Sunday, right on the pavements. The mile-long market is a haven for voracious readers, and you can find here books of almost every genre. The best part is that you get these at dirt-cheap prices. Even if you do not buy anything, you can still have a great time browsing through the titles.

  • Location: Asaf Ali Road, Chandni Mahal, Daryaganj
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, only on Sundays

6. Enjoy India’s Cultural Diversity at Dilli Haat

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Dilli Haat is a great place to experience and enjoy India’s diversity in a vibrant and exciting way. The place is a one-stop point for all kinds of handicraft items, jewelry, traditional clothes, and even furniture. You don’t need deep pockets to indulge in shopping here as you can find items in various price ranges. Adding to the allure of  Dilli Haat, the open-air food plaza serves delicious items carefully selected from the regional cuisines representing various corners of the country. No doubt, youngsters just love spending time with their friends here.

  • Location: INA
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 30 per person

7. Visit an Amusement Park

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A visit to the amusement parks in Delhi is also a great way to spend some wonderful moments. The capital has a number of amusement parks, all of which offer various kinds of fun activities for youngsters in Delhi. Whether you have an appetite for thrilling rides or challenging slides, you can find a match in these parks. What’s more, there are water parks as well, where you can get your dose of water-based activities all through the day. Here’s our list of the amusement and water parks you can visit in Delhi.

Worlds of Wonder

  • Location: Sector-38A, Noida
  • Timings: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 749 (amusement park); ₹ 899 (waterpark); ₹ 998 (amusement + water park)

Fun N Food Village

  • Location: Old Delhi – Gurgaon Road
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day
  • Entry fee: ₹ 1000+GST for couples

Just Chill Water Park

  • Location: Main GT Karnal Road
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; every day

Entry fee:

₹ 500 for adults on weekdays

₹ 600 for adults on weekends and holidays

₹ 800 for stags on weekdays

₹ 900 for stags on weekends and holidays

₹ 1000 for couples on weekdays

₹ 1200 for couples on weekends and holidays

8. Experience the Vibrant Nightlife of Delhi

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Delhi boasts an amazing nightlife. Thanks to its pubs, bars, nightclubs, and discos, the city displays a different façade after sundown. If your idea of a fun-filled evening involves chilling out with friends over good food and drinks, you will be spoilt for choice. Add to that the option of breaking into impromptu dance gigs or shaking your leg on the dance floor, and you are set for a great night. Here’s a list of the best nightclubs in Delhi.

Kitty Su

  • Location: Connaught Place
  • Timings: 10:00 pm to 1:00 am (Wed-Sun); 7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Tuesday); closed on Mondays
  • Key attractions: Live Music, Dance Floor, Full Bar
  • Cost for two: ₹ 5000 (approx.)

The Electric Room

  • Location: Lodhi Road
  • Timings: 9:00 pm to 5:00 am; closed on Mondays and Sundays
  • Key attractions: Live Music, Full Bar, Live Entertainment
  • Cost for two: ₹ 5000 (approx.)

Privee

  • Location: Janpath
  • Timings: 10:00 pm to 4:00 am; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Key attractions: Full Bar, Live Music, Dance Floor, Wi-Fi 
  • Cost for two: ₹ 5000 (approx.)

Playboy Club

  • Location: Chanakyapuri
  • Timings: 9:30 pm to 2:00 am; open on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Key attractions: Full Bar, Dance Floor  
  • Cost for two: ₹ 4500 (approx.)

Want to know more about other options? Read our blog on the best pubs and late night restaurants in Delhi.

9. Watch the Light and Sound Show at Red Fort

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The iconic Red Fort is one of the most visited structures of Delhi that is thronged by thousands of visitors during the day. But if you visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi in the evening, you will be thrilled to witness the spectacular light and sound show that offers a completely immersive experience. The show brings alive the history of Delhi in general and the fort in particular, therefore, attending it is one of the best things to do in Delhi for youngsters.  

  • Timings: 7:30 pm to 8.30 pm (Hindi); 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm (English); closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 60 per person (weekdays); ₹ 80 per person (weekends)

Special Note: The show is currently suspended due to upgradation.

10. Marvel at the Astronomical Mysteries at the Nehru Planetarium

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If the world of stars and planets fascinates you, then plan a visit to the Nehru Planetarium in Delhi. The amateur astronaut in you will be delighted to learn about the galaxies, the universe, and the various mysteries surrounding those. The planetarium offers space shows of about 30 minutes duration in English and Hindi. 

  • Location: Teen Murti Marg
  • Timings: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 80 per person

11. Hang Out at a Shopping Mall

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The malls in Delhi are not just shopping destinations; these are enticing places to hang out with your gang of friends. You can indulge in various recreational activities or watch the latest movies at the plush multiplexes. Also, these malls boast sprawling food courts, restaurants, cafes, and spacious indoors where you can spend some quality time with your friends even if shopping isn’t on your mind. Here’s where you can go.  

  • Select City Walk Mall, Saket
  • DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj
  • DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj
  • Ansal Plaza Mall, South Ext.
  • Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
  • DLF Place Mall, Saket
  • Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden
  • TDI Mall, Shivaji Place
  • City Square Mall, Shivaji Place
  • Metro Walk Mall, Rohini

12. Take a HoHo Bus Tour

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Do you want to see places and create memories at your own pace? A HoHo bus tour through Delhi is the best way to do this. A ride on these purple-colored Hop On Hop Off buses (popularly known as HoHo) is fun, to say the least, and it covers about 19 attractions in the city. The best part is that you can get down at any of these attractions, engage in sightseeing, and then board another HoHo bus and head to the next attraction. Sounds cool?

  • Pick-up point: Connaught Place
  • Ticket charges*: ₹ 499 (one day tour); ₹ 599 (one day tour); ₹ 423 (Monday tour)

*Slashed prices. Might vary from season to season.

From shopping to adventure activities and from partying to exploring the cultural scene, there are loads of activities for youngsters in Delhi. So, why wait any longer? Just pack your bags, land in the city, and make the most of your time by exploring it in your own way. Here’s to your youthful spirit!