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!
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).
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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