A Day Out in Delhi

With work taking up more time and adding to my stress levels (a little), I took a day off this Saturday (yeah, I work 6 days a week!!) to relax with my sister and my best friend. We had a nice day – basking in the Delhi sun – had a quick brunch, went to one of the many monuments housed in Delhi and spent some time out getting some Vitamin D. I haven’t gone out a lot in the past 7 months since I have moved back to Delhi (thank you, COVID!!) other than the odd dinner outing to celebrate a family member’s birthday or going to a friend’s house. I love roaming around in Delhi – Delhi is so rich in history, heritage and things to do. Despite having lived in Delhi for most of my life – I still keep discovering new places to see every now and then. Add to that the AMAZING food options you have in this city – from street food and the best fine dine experiences!

With the day off – our first to-do was to go for brunch. We picked this cutesy, new cafe called Colocal Chocolate Cafe for our brunch. The cafe has an in-house chocolate factory and you can do a tour to see how they make chocolate. The cafe has very cutesy vibes with yellow walls and a lot of greenery. It was EXTREMELY crowded since it is gaining popularity with the Delhi crowds. We managed to get a table outdoors and had an amazing meal!

The cafe
Hot chocolate
Basque Cheesecake
Cold coffee in the cold
Bean Burger

After eating A LOT of food – we all wanted to head to some place where we could bask in the gorgeous sunshine. We headed to the nearby Qutab Minar hoping there wouldn’t be a lot of people.

Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The height of Qutab Minar is 72.5 meters, making it the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks.”

Thankfully we could buy our tickets online in a few minutes and headed inside to find a sunny spot to chill at. Funnily, we were all visiting the the Qutab Minar after years – once we were there we got so busy in taking photos (this Instagram generation!!). It was a fun few hours made a little stressful with the crazy number of people roaming around MINUS masks (baffles me how people are so careless).

The Qutab Minar
Me
Look at that work!
Chilling in the ruins
Posing for the gram shot πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

Since I haven’t travelled in almost a year – this was the next best thing to that – rediscovering my own city. Here’s hoping I get some time off to explore some more places in Delhi.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. bosssybabe says:

    I was already kind of hungry before I read your post but now I’m really hungry! Yum! I miss dining out with friends the most I think. I guess I took that experience for granted before because that’s all I want to do now! Amazing pics! Hope you had a nice day off!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      IKR? The last night I went out with my friends – is engraved in my head. If only I knew it would be the last night out, I wouldn’t have headed home early like a grandma. πŸ™ˆ
      Thank you so much. It was an amazing day – I needed the break.

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  2. Pretty Images Moksha. Also interiors look classy of the chocolate factory restaurant. I imagine Delhi is carrying the finest of heritage slowly mixing with the new, your post is one of that treat, to the eye as little as to the stomach. Shall see visiting the place.

    Thanks
    Nara x

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much, Nara! Are you also in Delhi?

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      1. Yes Moksha, Delhi is my janma/karma land 😊

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  3. annkathrin says:

    Glad you made the time to do some exploring close to home and emulate travel that way. I have been doing something similar and tried to find different spots around New York to explore. Sometimes it’s nice to be a tourist in your own city πŸ˜‡

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      NY has been on my bucket list forever!! New York in the winters – sounds so perfect or atleast the movies make it sound that way. Is life as glamourous there as Sex and The City? πŸ˜› I was supposed to visit NY this year for my friend’s graduation which has now moved online so πŸ₯Ί.
      But yeah – being a tourist in your own city can be a lot of fun especially if you discover hidden nooks! 😊

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      1. annkathrin says:

        Movies and TV shows have definitely idealized New York. It’s a big city with the full range of people and not glamorous in my opinion. It still has interesting areas, son it’s worth a visit. I would recommend visiting it in Spring, winter can be freezing and miserable and summer brutally hot.

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  4. S says:

    Oh my goodnesssss, that food looks amazing! I’ve never been to Delhi before, but your post totally makes me want to visit πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yayay! Definitely visit Delhi for the rich heritage and AMAZING food. 😊

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  5. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Looks like a wonderful day!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yes, it was. Just the break I needed. 😊

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      1. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        πŸ˜„ that’s great! Well deserved!

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  6. Omg, that cafe is perfection! I am crying. The hot chocolate looks like a dream. And envy you for having a nice day out. I hope it helped with the stress.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      The hot chocolate was so dark and yum! 😍
      The day out definitely helped with stress and getting a break. It had been so long since I had stepped out. 🀦

      How are you doing? How’s January treating you?

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      1. This is good to hear. I miss exploring new cafes! January is mainly relaxing with some busy days every now and again. It is like 2020, in short. Haha!

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  7. Working 6 days per week is not easy πŸ˜…
    What a beautiful day though! The city is beautiful and I love the history! And delicious food too πŸ˜‹ Sometimes is good to re-discover your own city ☺️

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  8. Joana says:

    Ugggghhhh my mouth is watering 🀀

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  9. Kritika says:

    The clicks are amazing. Delhi is an unexplored region for me. Been in the place for years but never thought of digging the treasures.
    Its so nice to look at the pictures. A chocolate factory? Really. I would love to enter the place. Looks amazing.

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  10. Palak says:

    This is sooo cool!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  11. Ria Gupta says:

    The pictures have such reality to them.. sultry sun enveloping a cold climate. That’s Delhi!! Can’t wait to go back to exploring our lovely city!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you!!
      Delhi is beautiful during winters! I can’t wait for more such outings too. 😊

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  12. This makes me want to return to Delhi. Loved our food in Delhi.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Delhi food is amazing! It’s one of the few things that makes living in Delhi worth it. 😊
      I hope you visit Delhi again after this messy pandemic is through.

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  13. Delhi and I dont really get along. Every time I go there i have some sort of crappy experience. but i do see that others love it there must be something good there. I did like Qutab Minar for example. food looks really good

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Delhi and I don’t get along on most days either. πŸ™ˆ But I love the history, heritage and food of the city. If I could change the people of the city – it would be a much better place to live in.

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