Things You Can Do In Delhi For Free

Editors posted on 27 October

If you’re strapped for cash, just don’t have any, or are saving up, here are a few things to do in Delhi that won’t cost a thing. Just like JLo’s love.

Langar At Bangla Sahib

Bangla Sahib dishes out about 10,000 meals a day, all of which finish with the incomparable Kara Prashad. If you can’t make it to central Delhi, there are gurudwaras across the city that offer a similar experience.

Religious Establishments

Ashoka Road, Next To Grand P.O., Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Film Screenings

The American Centre, Italian Cultural Centre, Japan Foundation, India Habitat Centre, and Instituto Cervantes regularly hold film screenings, talks, and seminars that are, more often than not, free for all.

Since it’s on a first-come-first-serve basis, all you have to do is get there on time.

Libraries

24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Near Barakhamba Metro Station, New Delhi

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Raahgiri

Fitness for free! It might not be convenient in terms of a strict schedule, but it’s a near-perfect way to spend an active Sunday morning.

Offering cycling, jogging, aerobics, Zumba, Crosstrain, dance classes, roller skating {and blading}, yoga, volleyball and badminton, this is the ultimate fitness camp you can score for free {and under some of the best instructors and industry heavyweights, no less}.

Where: Near Galleria market and Palam Vihar

Delhi Cycling Club

Working towards making Delhi a cycle-friendly city, it doesn’t need anything but a cycle and the will to join them. With over 800 members, all you have to do is send in a request email, complete with personal details, and sign up on their online group.

Changing Of Guards At Rashtrapati Bhavan

The ceremony itself was inaugurated at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2012, and now has become accessible to the public. It takes place every Saturday, and all you need is a photo ID. National pride is not only for national holidays, ya know?

Government Offices

President's Estate, New Delhi

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Slacklining

Photographer Enrico Fabian started Slacktivism Delhi to get fellow slackliners together. No matter what your age, fitness level or profession, join them for a fun day in Delhi, or just for the sake of a new challenge.

Gallery Visits

Try India Habitat Centre, National Gallery of Modern Art, Espace Delhi Art Gallery or Vadehra Art Gallery for collections of the finest artists, exhibitions and installations.

Museums

Jaipur House, Shershah Road, Near Delhi High Court, India Gate, New Delhi

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Delhi Pencil Jammers

Pencil Jammers is an open community for those who love to draw. They regularly conduct events, jams, contests and sessions that are open and free to all.

Religious Spots

None of the city’s religious centres in Delhi charge any kind of fee, although they do encourage donations. Bookmark the Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid and the Nizzamudin Dargah.

Monument

Lotus Temple Road, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi

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Tau Devi Lal

Take a look at the birds and the bees with plenty of fauna at Sector 52, Gurgaon. Entry is free in the mornings and evenings; perfect time to take a walk in the park.

Parks

Tau Devi Lal Smriti Udhyan, Major Sushil Aima Marg, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon

    Open Air Gyms

    You’ll be happy to know the NDMC has set up open air gyms in and around the city available to use for free. So far only the Lodhi Garden and Nehru park ones are operational, though, with 26 other locations in the pipeline.

    Parks

    Gate No. 3, Lodi Garden, Opp. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

      Museums

      Since most of the museums in the city are government-funded, you can just walk in and take a look, though some of these do have nominal ticket charges. Gandhi Smriti, National Police Museum, the Philatelic Museum, Airforce Museum and many more like them are just waiting to be discovered.

      Museums

      5, Tees January Marg, Near Claridges Hotel, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi

      Little Free Library

      The concept is that if you take a book from this free box of books, you also leave one behind. Cultivate a habit of reading, lending, and sharing through the Little Free Library in Sarita Vihar.

      Libraries

      L- shaped park, J block, Sarita Vihar, Saket, New Delhi

        Libraries

        The Delhi Public Library, Shastri Bhavan and the Archaeological Survey of India are all free of charge if you want to access some books and material. For more info, read our library guide here.

        Libraries

        Shyama Prasad Mukherji Marg, Kaccha Bagh Area, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

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