Weekends in Delhi – Things To Do & Places To Visit

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Jungle Jamboree

The capital really does take weekends seriously. And you won’t find the standard music performances or dance parties on their weekend to-do list. If you’re from Delhi, or visiting Delhi this weekend, take your pick these cool ways to spend your weekend, or do them all, maybe!

Writers Mixer

Writers mixer - Weekends in Delhi

This one’s for writers, editors, publishers and anyone in the literary world. Held in association with German Book House, this mixer is for budding and professional writers looking to mingle and get to know others who share the same craft. The theme of discussion is Indian Fiction in the International Market, and will be presided by Anish Chandy, founder of Labyrinth Literary Agency, winner of Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship; Prashasti Rastogi, Director of German Book Office of the Frankfurt Book Fair in New Delhi, and Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, author of The One Who Swam With the Fishes, You Are Here, Split, The Life and Times of Layla the Ordinary.

Cost – Rs. 1000

Tickets available here.

Best of Gupta Ji – A Stand Up Show by Appurv Gupta

Best of Gupta Ji

Tickle your funny bone this weekend with Appurv Gupta, popularly known as ‘Guptaji’. His previous solos such as Appurview, Relationship or Relationshit and Laugh with an engineer have been lauded by audiences, and this time he is all set to bring to you some of his best works along with something(s) new. If this week’s been a downer for you, nothing like some hilarious stand-up comedy to cheer you up.

Cost – Rs. 350-600

Tickets available here.

ESCAPE – A hippie night out

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Catch a live band, attend workshops, watch movies, laze around on the hammock, curl up with your favourite book or just enjoy the serenity of nature. If there’s one place to do it all, it’s at ‘The Escape’. Triphopp.in’s campsite is the stuff Pinterest dreams are made of. The campsite is located just off Sohna Road, in a small village with mustard fields surrounded by the foothills of the Aravalis. The place has dim ball-lights hanging all around, hammocks, swings, a small library, hula hoops, and board games. Camping essentials like sleeping bags and munching bags will be provided, and you can choose between a tent or a luxury room.

Cost – Rs. 2883-3413

Tickets available here.

Calligraphy, Painting & Terrarium Making

Ptah
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Bring out the artist in you with these amazing arts and crafts workshops organized by Ptah, a group of art enthusiasts. Learn the technique of modern calligraphy, terrarium making (plants enclosed in a glass bowl), and painting. Your art supplies will be provided, and a trained expert will ensure you get all the information you need. There’s food and drinks available too, so you need not worry about your meals.

Cost – Rs. 1500-2100 per person

You’ll find more information on their Facebook and Instagram pages. Else, email them at ptahworkshops@gmail.com or call them on 7503419644.

Jungle Jamboree

Jungle Jamboree

If your ideal weekend is a relaxed meal outside with your family, head over to Jungle Jamboree in Noida. This isn’t your average-Joe restaurant though. It is an almosy-dimly lit place with grassy chairs and jungle fountains. No matter what age you are, it’s hard not to fall in love with the ambience of this place, and their brilliant food. Kids can even make the most of their jungle-like play area. Pre-booking is advised.

Cost – Rs. 1200 for two

Find out more at www.junglejamboree.in