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What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

So much history! Visit them all big and small! The President's Mughal Garden is only open for one month in Feb/March and is worth it. Do the Seven Cities tour program for a huge taste of history. Qutab Minar is my favorite big place. Feroz Shah Kotla is a great less visited place. - Mar 15, 2017
So many travel options. In Delhi, tons to see. We love Delhi by Cycle. Neemrana Fort is cool. - Nov 8, 2016
The list of interesting/fun things to do in Delhi is amazing, and there is more than could be condensed into these pages. Check out some good online advice and guide-books. There is something for everyone. New Delhi is a big and ancient city, with tons of opportunities. Guided walking tours are a good way to see things during the cooler season. - Sep 6, 2014
The various travel websites or books have it all, and they have all been very fun. - Sep 3, 2014
Tons. This is a great tourism destination and millions come here to enjoy what India has to offer. You'll never run out of things to do. - Aug 14, 2013
Travel. Take art, dance, and music classes. Enjoy great shopping for art, fabrics, and furniture. Attend cultural activities and concerts affiliated with embassies. - May 18, 2013
Explore temples; see old forts; SHOPPING. Indians have MANY family obligations, so unlike in the US and EUR where there are entire industries dedicated to entertaining folks, here people spend time with family. That is the hard part for expats here... I think, not much to do after work. - Oct 21, 2012
Going to malls, joining embassy groups, checking out market tips. - Sep 16, 2012
there are museums and nice festivals. Delhi though is a dusty, dirty, crowded metro -- traveling to nearby places is more fun. - Aug 12, 2011
spas, great art scene, water sports in Rishikesh, Tibetan community in Dharamsala, yoga anywhere, rickshaw rides through Old Delhi - Aug 7, 2011
Ziplining in Rajasthan, great forts, palaces, temples, white water rafting on the Indus and Ganges. - Aug 4, 2011
The whole country, the whole region. - Jan 8, 2011
Old Delhi touring, nature walks, South side parks, some running/bicycle clubs, a handful of museums and a funky zoo. - Sep 18, 2010
There are parks in South Delhi, the famous landmarks of the old town (Jama mosque, the red fort, Qutb Minar, Humayun tomb). There are many markets, which carn turn women crazy (mostly women´s clothing). Some movie theaters (most of the time they screen bollywood flicks in Hindi), etc. - Aug 30, 2010
Tons! Restaurants, gardens, historical sites, temples, Old Delhi, meeting up with friends (lots of house parties), volunteering opportunities. The opportunities are there, it's what you make of it. - Aug 12, 2010
One of my favorite things is to go take picture of SPIT ART. This is people spiting all over the place. - Aug 1, 2010
One of my favourite things to do is actually going shopping in Old Delhi. The many sights sounds and smells remind you how it once was. Visiting all the old monuments, there are so many; some not well kept though. Shopping is wonderful here if you find the right places and can get lots of bargins. - Mar 11, 2008
There are tons of temples and monuments to see all over Delhi. The Gandhi Museum was exceptionally moving. Shopping in Delhi could fill many days. Dilli Haat is an outdoor market in South Delhi - it's definitely worth a trip. - Feb 4, 2008