Monday, December 31, 2012

How to spend the perfect weekend in wintry Delhi

So Delhi's getting a lot of bad press at the moment. As a city, Delhi is lovely. Seeped in culture and filled with a lots of places to see and things to do.  Gurgaon is a toxic wasteland though, stay as far from it as possible.

Anyway, If you are in Delhi and wondering what to do over the weekend, then here is what my favourite winter weekend in Delhi looks like...

Friday Evening
Head to Khan Market and straight to Route04, there are many nice pubs to hang out at Khan Market, but Route04 is my favourite because of the music if nothing else.

You've most probably had a late Friday night. Wake up late. Start late.

12:30pm: Reach 'Hauz Khas Village', and head to 'Yeti', A lovely restaurant that serves awesome Tibetian food. Get a couple of beers, order some of the great starters that they serve. Finish with a Thaali. The food is good, the place is excellent and I have managed to laze around eating food for 3-4 hours easily.

3pm:  Head to the Hauz Khas complex which is right next to 'Yeti', a beautiful place to be in, on Winter afternoons. Take a book or take walk by the lake, see the sun set over the tree tops of the Haus Khas complex. If you have time and the inclination, you can go around the many shops in Hauz Khas village. My favourite ones are those that sell Hindi and English classic movie posters.

6pm: You could choose to unwind at the many lounge bars that Hauz Khas village has to offer. 'The Living Room' is one such nice place, especially if you get the terrace.

10:00am - Sunshine brunch at 'American Diner' in Indian Habitat Centre off Lodhi Road, is the best place to spend a lazy Sunday morning with a great buffet breakfast spread. Top it off with the lovely Chocolate Milkshake and most of your Sunday should be done.
Depending on how much energy you have left for the rest of the day you could do any of the following:
- Go home and spend the evening reading a book
- Catch a movie at the 'Select City Walk' Mall
- Go see a monument. I would highly recommend Tuglaqabadh Fort.
Or if the foodie in you is not yet sated then,
- Head to Karim's near Jama Masjid to tuck into some of the most delicious Mutton Burra and Seekh kabab you can find.

Oh, and don't catch a cold!