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Delhi Metro is the best mode of transport in the capital city that carries millions of commuters to their destinations every day . Undoubtedly, Delhi Metro has made lives of people quite easy. It is affordable, pollution free, and by far the fastest means of transportation medium within the city. And you don’t even have to worry about the nerve-wracking traffic on roads while traveling in the metro.

Everyday journey in Delhi Metro is not less than any wonder ride. We come across different types of people who are worth observing and make our travel quite interesting or should we say intolerable at times. So, let’s find out different types of people we come across on our everyday metro ride.

Sleeping Beauties
Sleeping Beauties
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Because sleeping in bed at home is too mainstream. So these people find the most comfortable seat in the metro and take a power nap before reaching their respective destinations. Don’t get offended if they ever hang to your shoulder while sleeping. After all, Delhi Metro logon ki suvidha ke liye hai.

Luggage Barriers
Luggage Barriers
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Yes, the big luggage owners! Carrying tons of luggage, they create huge inconvenience for fellow passengers. Also, they give us feels of Shatabdi while traveling in a metro. Because with all the luggage, we can only imagine someone shifting to another city/state.

Loud Personalities
Loud Personalities
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Oh, lord save everyone from these loudspeakers! They are fighting with their partner over the phone and the whole compartment knows that. Courtesy- their loud tone and now everyone knows this guy/girl just broke us with his/her partner.

Oh So-Much-In-Love Couples
Oh So-Much-In-Love Couples
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They can’t keep their hands off each other. Always hugging and kissing their partners. And they don’t care about other passengers getting annoyed with their PDA. Because they took ‘Pyaar kiya to Darna kya’ quite literally.

Peepers
Peepers
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Yeah, because it’s really important for them to know which series you are binge-watching on Netflix or who you’re texting at the moment. They would keep looking at your phone while sitting next to you in the metro all the time. Nah, your cold looks cannot stop them from taking their peeping job seriously.

Floor Sitters
Floor Sitters
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Couldn’t find a seat in the metro? No problem. The floor is always available. These people will always find a teeny-tiny space at the corner of the metro and sit there till their destination arrive. They are never bothered about the comments of sulking fellow passengers and hold on to their position like a sage.

Eaters
Eaters
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Eating & Drinking are prohibited in the metro do not hold any meaning for these guys. They are hungry and they love to eat. So they’ll keep munching snacks or fruits in the metro and making those irritating sounds while eating.

Pole Huggers
Pole Huggers
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Even if there is a vacant seat in the metro, these people love to continue their eternal love for the poles in the metro compartments. They can hug them for hours standing or leaning in different angles. And yes, this category all includes all those kids who just love to hang on the metro poles for no reason. The metro ride is no less than a fun playtime for these kids.

Door Lovers
Door Lovers
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You’ll find this person in every metro who won’t leave the door, come what may. He/she stands by the door and guard it as if it is the door to heaven and only pure souls are allowed to enter the metro no one else.

Music Lovers
Music Lovers
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Stand close to them and you can hear the entire Coldplay music list being played on their cellphone. Yes, the music is that loud that it easily penetrates from their earphone to your ears. Loud enough to make you deaf. Oh, and yes, they may rap verse or two while listening to their favorite singer. So, entertainment guaranteed.

Gawkers
Gawkers
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Well, they are found almost everywhere in Delhi. But there is no escape when you are stuck with them in the same metro compartment. They’ll keep staring at you till infinity. I am sure most girls reading this blog would relate to the situation. However, boys are also at the receiving end of these gawkers at times. They’ll stare at anything and everything. Be it your clothes, shoes, bags, or anything that grabs their attention. They’ll literally kill you with looks!

Pushers
Pushers
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Their elbows are their finest weapon while traveling in the metro. They’ll keep pushing you with their pointed elbows till they find the most comfortable. And yes, you can spot these pushers on escalators as well!

Book Lovers
Book Lovers
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No matter how crowded the metro is or how loud the fellow passengers are, these people always manage to hold on to their books and read page by page without getting disturbed even once. It’s like apart from the world of books, no other world actually exists for them.

Runners
Runners
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Most commonly found in Delhi metro. The minute they see the metro arriving, they turn into Usain Bolt and run as if there will be no other train after that. Yeah, they can be really competitive at times! And what you need to do is stay far, far away from these runners, so that you don’t end up getting hurt physically.

Eavesdroppers
Eavesdroppers
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Their favorite hobby is to overhear conversations of people in the metro. No matter how quietly you try to speak on the phone or try to have a conversation with your friend in the metro, they would hear anything and everything that comes out of your mouth. If you give them looks, they’ll just try and pretend as if nothing has happened. And just when you look away and get back to your conversation, they’ll be at it again!

9-5 jobs in metropolitan cities can be boring. Are you one suffering from the same boredom? Here are the top 5 ideas for you to pack your bags and hit the road right away (or just wait for the weekend). But if you also love traveling and want to wander off to someplace near for a change, you must totally try these places out. The places mentioned aren’t some places you haven’t heard before, but you surely can check them out during a long weekend. Since 2019 calendar is packed with so many long weekends, you can invite your friends, family, colleagues or your partner to go somewhere near and chill! And also no more hankering for leave approvals.

1.  Nainital- The Lake District of India
Distance- 337 Km
Nainital
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Nainital is India’s most popular hill station. It’s always as fun as the last time if you visit this place more than once. This charming gem of Uttrakhand is just 337Kms from New Delhi which is just 6 hours’ drive away. The epicenter of the town’s popularity and beauty lies within the gorgeous volcanic Naini Lake. This quaint little place is also known as ‘City of Lakes’, because of the seven lakes. Nainital is perfect for avoiding the scorching heat of Delhi for a day or two. You can go for boating, relish some local dishes, go shopping in the Tibetan market or enjoy the ropeway ride. There’s actually quite a lot that you can do over the weekend.

2.  Mussoorie- The Queen of Hill Stations
Distance- 299 Km
Mussoorie
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This tranquil place is just 299Kms from Delhi. If you wish to plan a getaway in the laps of mountains, untouched nature, Mussoorie is the place to be. The pristine beauty is nestled amidst the foothills of Himalayan Ranges in Uttrakhand. The pleasant weather throughout the year, snow-capped peaks of Himalayas, makes this place the perfect hill station. The colonial vibes because of the British archaic architecture, tops of the churches and hotels make the hill station truly stand out. The hill station is 7 Hours away from Delhi if you drive. Kempty falls and the mall road are the main tourist attractions but there are so many places that you can visit to please your mind & eyes. Lal Tibba, Lake mist, Cloud’s end, Dhanaulti (yet another hill station from Mussoorie, must check out!), Nagg Tibba trek, and many more. Start planning your itinerary now!

3.  Kasol- Krush over Kasol
Distance- 517 Km
Kasol
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Hippie-small Himalayan Village, situated on the banks of Parvati River, is another place with mountains and river that you can plan your escape to. If you’re driving, this place is 11 hours. The road journey could be beautiful and fun but if you wish to save some time, you can opt for air traveling. The flight is only till Kullu. Kasol is bagpackers’ delight. One can find hippie destinations in this place to hang out. You can take a walk by the river Parvati, visit Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, and try Israeli food or shop. To explore more, you might want to visit neighboring places, hit the trek to Tosh, Malana or Kheer Ganga. Kasol is another great hideaway to unwind in the lap of nature.

4.  Lansdowne- The Black Hill!
Distance- 287.2 Km
Lansdowne
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Perched amidst the Garhwal hills of Uttrakhand, this place is also known as ‘Kaludanda’ which means ‘Black hill’ in Garhwali. Lansdowne is known by Lord Lansdowne, is a small cantonment area in Uttrakhand. This hill-town is not really as famous as other hill stations known in India. Tourists, bag packers still need to explore this place. The town is 287kms away from Delhi, so you can easily drive there. It takes about 6 hours. Lansdowne is perfect for a hideaway from the hush and rush of the cities since it’s the quietest hill stations in India. Famous for Garhwali Museums and Bhulla Tal (man-made lake), the place has a lot more to offer than just its beauty. Lansdowne has an interesting history with the British Raj which is for sure a must to explore or to-do things when you visit this place. The summers are the perfect pleasant time to visit here, which also means, the perfect time to escape horrible summers of Delhi.

5.    Auli- The Ski Destination of India
Distance- 495Km
Auli
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The best way to reach Auli is to take a bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. This is an overnight journey. From Rishikesh, either you can take a private cab direct to Auli (9 hours). The journey can get a little tricky to reach this place but the destination is totally worth it. Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. This place resembles the mountain ranges in Switzerland, in literal terms. Apart from skiing, the place offers beautiful treks. It is no less than any European Village in Asia. Though the best time to visit is November-March the place is so serene and has a stunning landscape that you can visit in summers as well because of the pleasant weather it offers. The activities that you can do there include Camping, Trekking to Gorson, Tali, Khulara & Tapovan, experience amazing views of Auli from a cable car ride, relish the highest artificial lake in the world. The place is ideal for calm and peaceful getaways, & I guess you are looking for one!

You have top 5 peaceful & amazing places that offer great times, so start planning your itinerary for next weekend getaway.

The rich and varied Indian handicrafts beautifully portray the diverse culture and heritage of our country. Every item is unique and eye-catching exquisitely designed by skilled craftsmen that attract tourists and shoppers from all corners of the world.

These traditional art pieces add charm to the interiors of our houses and make them look vibrant and colorful. If you are a huge appreciator of art who shares a deep interest in Indian handicrafts and want to check out mesmerizing artworks in Delhi, then here are some recommended places for you.

Delhi Haat
Delhi Haat
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One of the best places to visit if you are a huge fan of unique and intricate handicraft items and love to take them home. It has several shops presenting handlooms and handicraft items from various states of India. Delhi Haat is an art hub where skilled craftsmen get a platform to showcase their brilliant craftwork to the entire nation. This place has an impressive collection of Madhubani paintings, metal statues, sandalwood carvings, and embroidered carpets. Going through these vibrant handicraft items will transform your senses to the magical world of art and craft. Ladies can always pick beautiful silver jewelry, silk fabrics, funky bags, and Phulkari dupattas while they are in this heaven of handicrafts.

Where: INA, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Janpath Market
Janpath Market
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All the Delhiites must be well aware of this place. It is located in one of the prime locations of the city, the Outer Circle of Connaught Place. It is a flea market with some interesting traditional shops with an amazing collection of handicraft items, traditional jewelry, wooden crafts, handlooms, woolen items, silk and cotton fabrics. There is always an opportunity of saving some bucks by bargaining with the shopkeepers and taking your chosen items home at reasonable prices.

Where: Janpath Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Timings: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Dastkar Nature Bazaar
Dastkar Nature Bazaar
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Dastkar is an NGO that collaborates with traditional craftsmen across India to promote their craftsmanship and products. Every month, a themed 12-day bazaar takes place with a new theme and artists. It provides visitors with a space for sourcing handloom weave, crafts, textiles, and organic lifestyle products. There are several permanent handloom and handicraft stalls that features authentic handmade, hand-woven, organic, and herbal products from all over India. Cultural performances and food stalls along with authentic crafts make Nature Bazar a rich, vibrant, and colorful experience.

Where: Nature Bazaar venue, Anuvrat Marg, Kisan Haat, Andheria Modh, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bharati Delhi Emporium
Bharati Delhi Emporium
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The Bharti Delhi Emporium is a handicraft outlet situated at the heart of the capital city, i.e. Connaught Place. It offers creations from craftsmen, weavers, and folk artists across the country. The vast variety of products include sarees, paintings, carpets, shawls, marble, white metal, leather products, wood carvings, and other handicraft products. The myriad range of designer jewelry items and antiques cater to the needs of people from different strata. It provides the opportunity to new artisans & master craftsmen as well as national and state level awardees to show their products and made a lasting impression across the world.

Where: A-3/4, State Emporia Building, Baba Kharak Singh Rd, New Delhi

Timings: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Indian Handicrafts Emporium
Indian Handicrafts Emporium
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Indian handicraft emporium is situated near the historical heritage of the Qutub Minar in Delhi. It is one of the largest expository of Indian handicraft items like bronze decoratives, silver items, silk sarees, stone sculptures, sandalwood figurines, etc. With its variety and quality of products, this place promises a highly satisfying shopping experience. This Emporium has an art gallery to showcase the art and craft of the tribal communities of the country. One can carry a piece of artistic impressions in the form of souvenir.

Where: No. 5, Main Mehrauli road, Near Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Timings: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Hey, there all the Burgertarians! Do you love burgers? Do you think you are a Burgertarian?

You are a Burgertarian if:

  • Your favorite song is “Don’t want none unless you got buns, hun!”
  • Think about burgers at least once a day.
  • Understand how every burger is tasty in its own way
  • Can not tolerate bad burger.
  • The first thing you look for in a menu is burgers

Can relate to it? Then, you deserve a good burger!

Do you feel bad when you eat tasteless burgers around the city? Well then let’s say no to tasteless burgers and try out these 5 amazing burger joints:

  1. Local Grub

Local Grub

Looking for an old-fashioned, freshly made appetizing burger? Local Grub is the place for you!

This place is my personal favorite. Local Grub is fairly new in the game of burgers yet they understand burgers so well. The burgers are fresh, juicy & delightful. Local Grub has more options for vegetarians than non-vegetarians. Vegetarians, Happy much? Apart from the ambrosial taste, the representation of the burgers is really interesting. The burger buns were custom branded with a Local Grub logo stamp. I guarantee you that you’ll fall in love with every single bite of these burgers.

Must Try:

  1. Herb Garden Burger for Vegetarians
  2. Wicked Chicken Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Crinkle cut fries with hot tandoori sauce & cheese
  4. Blueberry cheese shake

Special Feature: Custom branded burger buns with a Local Grub logo stamp!

Address: Shop no. 26, Anshul Tower, Sainik Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi, 110034. (Near Pitampura Metro Station).
Cost for 2: Rs. 450/-

  1. Carls Jr
Carls Jr
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Carls Jr. has a really different concept than that of other burger joints. While all the other burger joints serve the burgers with fried patties, Carls Jr. serves patties which are chargrilled. The burgers are gigantic, creamy and delicious! The special feature about this place apart from the amazing burgers is that they offer free cold drink refills. This is the first time in India that someone has tried this concept. Also, this is the only fast food joint which serves beer. Yes! You heard me right. They serve beer! Burger and beer together in one place! What else do you need? It is a must try for true American fast food joint experience.

Must Try:

  1. Tandoori Paneer Burger for Vegetarians,
  2. Mile High Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Special Wasabi Fries for Everyone because who doesn’t love fries?

Special Feature: You can pair your burger with Beer! The only Burger joint where they serve your favorite drink. Also, refill your cold drink without paying extra. Isn’t that all you ever wanted?

Address: Back Wing, Southern Park, Behind Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

Cost for 2: Rs. 700/-

  1. Barcelos
Barcelos
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Craving for burgers but do not want the guilt of cheating on your diet? Go ahead and have the red and best burger at Barcelos! I am sure you must have heard about Red Bun Burgers, but have you tried it? If you haven’t then you must! Barcelos serves Red bun burgers made of beetroot. It is a dream come true for health freaks. Apart from being delicious, these burgers are healthy!

Must Try:

  1. Red Burger Bun-Crunch Veg
  2. Red Burger Bun- Crispy Fish

Special Feature: The burger buns are made of Beet Root!

Cost for 2: Rs. 1200/-
Address: Shop 309, 2nd Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

  1. High On Burgers
High On Burgers
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A small pocket-friendly place which offers a variety of veg & non-veg burgers. They do not make their burgers look really fancy but a single bite will make you high on the burger! The burgers are smeared with lots of mayo & cheese. High on burgers also has add-on options of Smokey grilled sauce, cheesy sauce & salsa sauce, just for Rs. 5. These burgers are simply scrumptious. Go on, get high on burgers!

Must Try:

  1. Super Cheesy Burger for Vegetarians
  2. Double Chicken Sausage Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  3. Do not forget to add smokey grill sauce to your burger!

Special Feature: Isn’t simplicity the best feature?

Address: 213, Satyaniketan, New Delhi, Delhi 110021.

Cost for 2: Rs. 300/-

  1. Burger Singh
Fan of burgers with a pinch of desi in it? Burger Singh is the place! They offer a wide variety of burgers with really interesting names for them. From Nani’s Rajma Burger to Bihari Ghosht Burger, each one of them is truly scrumptious. Apart from amazing burgers, they offer really yummy dips to pair with your burger and fries. Craving Indian & Italian at the same time? Burger Singh is the place for you!
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Fan of burgers with a pinch of desi in it? Burger Singh is the place! They offer a wide variety of burgers with really interesting names for them. From Nani’s Rajma Burger to Bihari Ghosht Burger, each one of them is truly scrumptious. Apart from amazing burgers, they offer really yummy dips to pair with your burger and fries. Craving Indian & Italian at the same time? Burger Singh is the place for you!

Must try:

  1. Bihari Gosht Burger for Non-Vegetarians
  2. United States of Punjab Veg Burger for Vegetarians
  3. Tonny Pappeh Da Jeera Soda, a yummy fizzy drink!

Special Feature: Gigantic Indianized burgers served with yummy dips.

Address: Welcome Break Food Court, D-88, Ground Floor, 100 Feet Road, Chhattarpur Enclave, Phase 2, Chhatarpur.

Cost for 2: Rs. 400/-

Delhi has been a matter of great interest for people since the times of Arabs, Khiljis, Lodhis, Tughlaqs, Mughals, Britishers, and numerous other countless invaders. Due to their impact, we can easily find a huge diversity in terms of its architecture, town planning, food and a lot more. If you are a true foodie who is always ready to lap up any opportunity of gorging down the delicious spiced Biryanis, here is the ultimate good news for your taste buds. Satisfy your urge of having the best Biryanis at some fantastic places that are spread across this old charming city.

Biryani Paradise In Connaught Place
Biryani Paradise
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Are you completely mesmerized by the mouth-watering taste of Hyderabadi Biryani? It is time to head towards to CP to savor amazing food Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani, Paradise Special Biryani and a lot of other options. The delightful Biryani is accompanied with Raita and Mirchi Ka Salan (green chili curry). To give an unforgettable experience to your taste buds. The smell of saffron, coriander leaves, lemon and fried onions infused with cooked rice is a real treat for any food lover.

Delhi 6 In Daryaganj
Delhi 6 In Daryaganj
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Want to witness the old charm of Mughlai cuisines in the evolving city of Delhi? Take the ride to the old lanes of Delhi in Daryaganj and pamper yourself with the mouth-watering dishes of Shibli Anis. Don’t forget to gorge down on its special Pakistani Biryani which is a true value for your money. You can also enjoy other delectable cuisines with your loved ones at home with its delivery services. The only problem being the advance order which needs to be placed 24 hours before the delivery.

Muradabadi Shahi Biryani, Nizamuddin
Muradabadi Shahi Biryani
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Find the biryani stalls in Nizamuddin that are decorated with green and red LED lights. And you will know their USP without any doubt. They offer the magical taste of hot biryani served through huge copper pots. The place is known to provide masala free biryani which is lip-smacking. Here, meat is prepared with spices. And the same water is used for cooking rice that renders it a distinct taste and aroma. It is further accompanied by a tomato chutney that makes the whole dish truly exotic.

Andhra Bhawan Canteen, Feroz Shah Road
Andhra Bhawan Canteen
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Get the taste of delicious biryani at Andhra Bhawan Canteen which serves the amazing Hyderabadi Dum Chicken Biryani at lunch during Sundays only. You will definitely find its delectable taste too intriguing that will force you to visit again and again. Its relishing hot biryani is served with spicy salan and raita that makes it a heavenly indulgence.

Tipu Sultan Biryani, Batla House Bus Stand
Tipu Sultan Biryani
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If you are in this area and hunger pangs are bothering you a lot, it is best to give a unique experience to your taste buds. You can get the best relishing biryani of this area which can simply take you to another world with its outstanding taste. The delicious biryani is not too spicy and comes loaded with tender chicken chunks and a not-to-forget raita.

Al Jawahar, Jama Masjid
Al Jawahar
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Get the best of Mughlai food at this famous restaurant which is located near Jama Masjid. It may have a casual setting in the old lanes of Delhi. But the biryani served here will give the top restaurants and hotels a run for their money. Savor its delicious biryani with a soft tandoori roti and Pasanda that can give you a satiating feeling. You can also try its favorite Chicken Achar Biryani and Mutton Biryani for a change.

Explore the best biryani flavors around Delhi that are smoked with fantastic spices and other ingredients to give you an unforgettable taste. I am sure you will not get a better way to take your food indulgence to another level.  

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