What do you usually do with your weekends in Delhi? Here’s my routine: Hang out with friends, eat a lot, spend some time with family, clubbing at night, shopping and maybe a movie on Sunday, maybe another early nightcap with friends to mourn over the approaching Monday. Rinse and repeat.
Sounds familiar? There’s always plenty going on in the capital to keep our restless souls occupied, but more often than not, we fall back on the old and the familiar, because it’s hassle-free. Sadly, it’s also boring after a point.
If you’re craving a bit of adventure and newness, and are willing to get your lazy ass off the sofa, well then, here is a list of activities for in ‘Saadi Dilli’ that all adrenaline junkies will love.
Dirt Biking Challenges
If you’re passionately crazy for riding on rugged terrains, then the Adventure Wheels Sports Park is meant just for you.
The place offers a range of power ATV engines, so that even amateurs can make the most of this adventurous sport under expert supervision.
For those who ride regularly, the 500cc beast is a MUST!
Equipped with a great food court that has plenty of yum grub, the sports park makes for a great all-day hangout for your biker gang.
Where: Near Pataudi Chowk, Basai Rd, Gurugram (NCR)
Fencing – A Medieval Sport
Fascinated by the classy combat sport of fencing, Rachna Sharma relinquished her job in 2012, to establish Deuce Fencing Academy. Since then, the academy has attracted a wide range of millennials who have an eye for offbeat activities.
Open for both kids and grownups, the place takes all participants through the basics of the sport and provides all the required equipment for you to develop your own combat style.
Whether you’re playing a knight in shining armour or a swashbuckling rebel, perfect your fencing moves and make the most of your medieval fantasies.
Where: DLF Club5, DLF-5, Gurugram (Near Sikandarpur Metro Station)
For all the COD fans out there, it’s time to reload and rock on the real battlefield. Although Delhi is known for its wide paintball facilities, for a true taste of lifelike adventure, head to a paintball session at the Shootout Zone.
Designed to spark up feels of real combat, there are excellent arrangements for various missions, like Hostage Rescue, Capture the Flag, and Village Guardians.
So, gang up this weekend and go ‘rescue’ some poor peasants while decked in battle gear. It’ll be far more fulfilling that watching reruns of Arrow yet again.
Where: A-265, near Chhatarpur metro station, Andheria Modh.
Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur
Outdoor Adventure Sports
Gone are the days when outdoor adventure meant backpacking to Himachal or beyond. Now you can satisfy your adrenaline demands right here in the city.
From rappelling and rock climbing to river-ziplining, you can now indulge in the spunkiest of sports amidst the ridges of Patel Nagar in Delhi. At Camp Sierra in Ramjas Sports Complex, all adventure exercises are performed under expert supervision and with the best professional equipment.
There is also an obstacle course for all ages, which is a surefire way of squeezing in some high-energy family time.
Rapelling is definitely on my list for the weekend. What about you?
Where- Sierra Adventure Camp, 36/17, inside Ramjas Sports Complex, West Patel Nagar, Delhi
What can be better than a well-designed cycling tour past some of Delhi’s most picturesque locations? Imagine pedaling your way through gorgeous stretches in the National Capital Region includinge Shahjahanabad, Nizamuddin, and Rajpath, as the perfect start to your weekend.
Cycling tours are a great way to get to know your city better, and these ones in particular offer a glimpse of historical trails and beautiful open green spaces in Old and New Delhi.
The best part is that these are all early-morning activities; so, you can finally get to see what a Sunday morning looks like, and there’s no need to dodge all the crazy traffic either.
Where:Jack’s Adventures Pvt. Ltd., H-6 / 1A Second Floor I Shahpur Jat (near Jungi House), New Delhi