- By - Srishti Bajaj
- On - 2022-02-17
Things to do near Delhi
Delhi. They say that it is more than just a city. Most Delhiites love their city and believe it's got everything that they will ever need.
In a way, that is true. Even from a traveler’s perspective, Delhi is a paradise.
Museums, uncountable places where history was made, uncountable places where history still stands tall, endless opportunities to shop, more famous places to eat than one can ever count, are just a few of the overwhelming plethora of experiences that the Indian capital offers.
Yet, for a curious mind, being confined to a city, even if that city is Delhi, is not a comfortable idea.
With that said, most curious minds are employed and have time restrictions that prevent them from exploring the World.
While not everyone can quit their jobs and simply start their journey around the globe, there are ways to keep exploring even when you are confined to one city, especially if that city is Delhi.
As many experiences as Delhi houses within, there are an equally overwhelming amount of experiences that surround the city.
No, we don’t consider driving to Murthal for parathas an experience. However, there are great things waiting for those who are willing to drive just a little further:
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Skydiving, the king of adventure sports. Besides being a highly desired activity, skydiving is also extremely exclusive because well, not everyone has access to their own personal aircraft.
Perhaps that is the reason that for the longest time, Indians had to travel to foreign lands to experience the feeling of jumping out of an airplane.
However, things have changed, and for the better.
Believe it or not, there are not THREE different experience providers offering the skydiving experience in and around Delhi. While most of them only have their offices in Delhi and their diving sites outside the city, it is far more convenient than having to fly out of the country to experience skydiving.
Sky High, The Sky4All, and BEEP all offer exhilarating skydiving experiences near Delhi that are certainly memorable, but surprisingly affordable (especially considering the fact that the service you avail will involve a private plane ride).
Hot Air Balloon Rides
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If the thought of jumping off a flying plane is simply too adventurous for your taste, you are still in luck. Those who cannot or do not want something as wild as skydiving, but still want an experience that involves dizzying altitudes can head to Murthal for a hot air balloon ride that is equal parts serene and calming.
Offered by Mojoland, an amusement park that offers a variety of other activities, the hot air balloon ride is an affordable way to check a bucket list adventure, without having to travel for hours, or spending an insane amount of money. Starting at just 600 bucks, it has to be one of the most affordable hot air balloon rides on the planet.
The best part is that driving to Murthal for this experience can be easily turned into an eventful day filled with a variety of fun activities. Besides the hot air balloon ride, you can make your day more adventurous by making some time for the other activities at the Mojotland amusement and adventure parks.
For those planning a visit in the summer months, there are a number of great water parks like Splash Water Park in the vicinity.
Besides all this, no trip to Murthal will be complete without a visit to the infamous Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba. If, however, you have made too many trips and are growing tired of the taste, you can always drive around and choose from the incredible variety available in Murthal.
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No, this section is not a joke about the road conditions in the city (although, it would have been an amazing one).
If you are one of those city dwellers that purchased a seriously capable off-roader with pictures of off-road tracks in the hills in your minds, you must be growing tired of looking at your beast simply collecting dust in your driveway.
After all, who even has time to venture out of the city so far that they outrun the roads?
Thankfully, one organization in Gurgaon (or Gurugram) understands the plight of city-based off-road vehicle owners.
Known as the Off-Road Adventure Zone, this organization has created a special off-roading track for adventure enthusiasts that visit. Covered with extreme curves, dirty slush pits, challenging rock crawls and water wading areas, the entire track rests comfortably against a breathtaking backdrop of the mighty Aravalis.
The best part is that the entire adventure zone is actually spread over an area of 10 Acres and offers a lot more than just an opportunity to off-road.
With an adventure park and a children’s park nearby, the Off-Road Adventure Zone has ensured that those that accompany you will not get bored when you are testing the capabilities of your off-roader.
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While traveling far may not be possible for another few months, Delhi is a city that has everything, even when it comes to adventures and enthralling experiences. The activities mentioned in this article are great for people from all walks of life, from college buddies looking to reunite after the lockdown to families looking for a day out after a long stay in their home.
So which adventure will you choose? Tell us in the comment section below!