New Delhi – India’s capital is one of the busiest cities of the country. A hub of IT activities and the center of the Indian political decisions, the city is always on a sprint. Sometimes, though, the corporate chunk and the think tanks covet a break and the New Year’s Eve is ideal for the occasion.
Now, that 2017 is approaching its end, it is time to await the surprises of the coming year
with bated breath. While many of you will be celebrating the advent of the New Year with
dances, champagne and parties, as the clock strikes 12, some may take a tour of the historical
buildings or go on a long drive. Since most of you are wondering how exactly to let the next
year in row enter, this article can come to your help.
1. Dine and Party at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel
Don’t miss the grand arrangement The Leela has done for you. Having flavoursome dinner at
the stately restaurant of the hotel is reason enough to put you on Cloud 9. Adding to the
ecstasy and rapture is the event that follows, gyrating the stage and the ballroom with music
and dance. Without much ado, just book a seat, for you do not want to let go the chance to
dine in complete royalty. Do you?
Location – 1 CBD, Maharaja Surajmal Road, Near Yamuna Sports Complex, Vishwas Nagar
Extension, Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Delhi, 110032
BOOK TICKETS HERE
2. The Umrao waits on You Hand and Foot
Those among you who have a penchant for fine dining and elegance and wish to welcome the
New Year in style, may give The Umrao a try. With a spread that astounds you like never
before, the hotel furnishes everything you need to spoil you. Whether it is the appetizers or
the drinks or the main course or even the dessert, the staff will not leave a stone unturned to
pamper you. When done, you may opt for their stay package, which is the opportune thing to
do for being at Elysium after a heavy meal.
Location – National Highway – 8, Samalkha, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
BOOK TICKETS HERE
3. Go Back to Your Childhood with a Drive on Rajpath
It will not sound boring or outdated if you express your wish to take a drive down the
Rajpath. Drive from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate and reminisce the good old days when
you would be driven around by an adult in the family, may be an uncle or father or a brother?
Why not take your uncle or father out on such a trip and re-experience something you have
treasured for years.
4. Paranthe Wali Gali – the Hub for Food Lovers
Come 31st December to Delhi and something in the air will tell you that a savory food like
parantha at Paranthe Wali Gali will be nothing, but tasty and will stay on your taste buds for
years to come. When combined with achar and curry, the round flat bread, sizzles within your
mouth to say that the smack of certain things will always remain the same across decades,
touching the same chords of delight every time you have them.
Here, you can treat yourself to a variety of tempting and yummy paranthas made from a wide
assortment of ingredients. After you have had your fill and are getting ready to leave, order a
frothy lassi in a clay cup, as a last indulgence before those strict New Year resolutions kick
in. The smell of dried clay merges with the flavor of the curd to offer you a rustic charm on
the streets of cosmopolitan Delhi.
5. Visit an Orphanage
The world is full of the underprivileged and the have nots, waiting to be showered a drop of
kindness. While you are being inundated with all the love of the world and material comfort,
there are children craving for mother’s love and proper attention. Visit an orphanage and
spend time with the little ones dancing, singing, playing and eating. Make arrangements for
lunch, buy them gifts and they will remember the kindness shown forever. To name a few,
Arya Orphanage and Kilkari Rainbow Home for Girls can steal your heart with the laughter
of innocence and the longing of motherless souls
Invite the New Year with these little stars on Earth who just need your guiding light to shine.
You may financially help meritorious students who are encountering problem because of the
lack of funds. A help from the background can do a lot to make a difference to a child and
allow the beginning of a new journey to enlightenment.
6. Old Age Home Inmates Wait for a Smiling Face to Light up their Lives
Making someone smile is one of the best things you can do. With orphanages already
discussed, we have also brought to you the plight of senior citizens in Delhi. Sai Sahara,
Aashirvad and Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram are some of the well-known places offering
shelter to the old. Plan and schedule your day in such a way that you can be with the sunrays
of the yesteryears for as long as possible. Granddads and grandmoms who have been waiting
for eons to have a look at their grandchildren will not just smile, but will also bless you as a
consequence. Share their sorrow and accept their love with a hug of warmth and coziness.
Be a part of their routine for one day and sing along with them to show your solidarity.
7. Hauz Khas and its Outlets are a Unique Addition to Your Plan
Fuel your New Year’s eve with good friends coupled with victuals at the Hauz Khas Village,
where modernity and history come together to create a ring of charm and allure. One of the
most appealing party spots in the city, the location wins with its array of bars and restaurants.
It doesn't matter who you are accompanied with, a childhood pal, an old college buddy or an
office colleague; it makes no difference whether you wish to reignite the old friendship or
desire to taste the best wine in town. It is a place for everyone to fetch the zest of New Year
with vitality and exuberance of the spirit of Dilli.
Location – South Delhi
8. Lodhi Gardens
ride. Away from the madding crowd, this hideout is a welcome tune to the city dwellers who
are looking ahead to spend in the lap of nature while still being in the city.
Location – Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Timings – 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM
9. Jantar Mantar
Is your little one bored with all the planning where he or she is being considered only for a
cameo role? Take your car out of the garage or board a public conveyance to reach Jantar
Mantar, which is proof of India’s fetish for science, even in the medieval period. Built by Jai
Singh II, the observatory features large astronomical instruments that could beat the existing
instruments for measurement during his time. If there is one place in India where the past has
been shown in the light of measurements, calculations and proofs, it is this. The ingenuity of
the instruments will awe your little one by their precision and accuracy of service.
Location – Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Timings – Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fees – 5 (Indians), 100 (foreigners)
Old Delhi or New Delhi – whichever part of the city might you visit, the old world aura and
the metropolitan mood immerses you in its wrapping in a manner that leaves you wanting
more. Ushering in the New Year in the middle of the night, is therefore, quite an adventure in
itself. Embark on the trip and make the maximum of what you have.