It is that time of the month when you wonder how and where did you spend all your money. Thankfully, North Campus has enough options to ensure your only way of getting through the month is not lock yourself in.
The maybe-haunted Kamla Nehru Ridge is a popular hangout place. Go armed with mosquito repellant and be careful of the many monkeys who are the badass bosses of the area. With no entry fee and abundant greenery, it is the perfect hangout spot.
Delhi School of Economics has an active community of carrom board players. Visit the campus anytime after 5pm and more often than not, a spirited game will be underway behind the JP Tea Stall. Most of them are seasoned players and welcome more members. Just make sure you brush up on your basic Marx, Kant, and Foucault.
There is no dearth of tea spots around the campus, but the Vijay Nagar Chowk is in a league of its own. The Chowk, also known as chai point, has tea stalls that make efficient use of the footpath to provide seating. Embodying the concept of chai pe charcha, conversations with strangers flow freely as people discuss everything from politics to the latest in cinema.
North campus has broad roads with dedicated lanes for cyclists making it the perfect place to revisit childhood memories. You can rent a bicycle from the Vishwavidyalaya metro station by the hour and cycle around the sprawling campus for as low as 20 rupees!
DDA market, Hudson Lane
With cheap but delicious coffee, burgers to die for and an electric ambience, its appeal remains intact despite the sudden increase in restaurants around the area. One should specially visit Suresh Tea Stall whose tea and parathas are the perfect antidote to winter.
Visit Majnu ka Tilla
Majnu ka Tilla or MKT is a place that you wouldn’t believe till you saw it. Often called mini Dharamshala, it has a small monastery that rings with prayers during the day and the courtyard comes alive during the night with the smell of Tibetan cooking. Gorge on street food like Shafale while you admire the many shops that sell clothes, Tibetan artefacts, and shoes. It has some great options for authentic Naga and Korean cuisines as well.
Socio Back lawns
Ask any student from North Campus and they will tell you that going to the back lawns in the Sociology Department in Delhi School of Economics is a rite of passage. With grafitti, conversations that turn into debates, and broken chairs to sit on, its ambience is the embodiment of campus life.
You are broke, hungry, and want to eat in a place that does not make your eardrums ache. Head over to Law Faculty and follow the smell of Rajma. There is ample space around the area to find your spot and eat what will undoubtedly be in the top 10 rajmas of your life.
For all the movie buffs with a love of cinema in their hearts but no money in their pockets, Amba Cinema is here to help. It is a single screen theatre with popcorn and samosas for refreshments in its tiny counter. The tickets are priced at as low as Rs.100 and is situated very close to Kamla Nagar.
With so much to offer, make sure do not miss out on the hidden gems of North Campus. For a hassle-free living experience, visit CoHo.in to book affordable and luxurious accommodation options situated in close proximity to all the action.