A day trip to Karna lake, about 140 Kms from Delhi, takes about 2.5 hours. Once out of Delhi, the highway is dotted with dhabas and resorts where one can stop for breakfast/lunch or even spend the night. Gulshan dhaba, where we stopped, is a somewhat modern take on dhaba which does not disappoint. Karna lake, surrounded by greenery, is a great photo op. Further, boating facilities make this a very attractive fun-do for children as well.
Yes Minister is a sports bar in Essex Farms (off IIT Flyover). They have amongst others snooker, ice hockey and about four bowling alleys. The food and drinks require some improvement. However the place is spacious and given the convenient location (bang opposite Hauz Khas Metro Station), this is a fun-do any weekend.
Dastkar Desert Crafts’ Bazaar 2015 (20 – 31 August, 2015) was recently held at Kisaan Haat,, off Chhattarpur Metro Station. The exhibition involved sale of handcrafted merchandise from the desert regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Additionally, there were makeshift stalls selling regional food as well as cultural performances in the open amphitheater.
Natural Ice Cream, the popular Bombay chain has opened a new outlet in West Delhi at Rajouri Garden. Their ice creams contain real fruits in a milk base. They do not add artificial flavours and the taste of the ice creams is mild and refreshing. They have other outlets in CP and GK.
The cinematic version of Mahesh Dattani’s English play “Dance Like a Man” was recently screened at Delhi Gymkhana Club. Given that the direction and the cast boasted names like Lillette Dubey, Suchitra Pillai, Joy Sengupta etc., we expected more.
High Street Café is located in a cluster of restaurants off Rajouri Garden. They serve what we could call desi Continental food. We got a table without reservation even on a Friday evening. So if you are obvious choices are not available, you may try this.
Parts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan are open for public visit and hour long tours are conducted by trained guides inside the Bhawan. During the course of the tour, one gets to see various settings that are otherwise visible only on TV. This is an activity that may attract children and adults alike.