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New Delhi is home to a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures. Everyone here has varied interests, so there are countless opportunities to form new bonds over shared passions. The locals of the city are exceptionally open and welcoming to all outsiders once you strike up a conversation. Here are a few ways you can get started to build your own social circle in New Delhi.

Special interest meetups in New Delhi

Groups having shared interests are a great place to meet like-minded people. Meetup is a free website where you can find different meetup groups based on any particular activity. One can join these groups free of cost and attend their hosted events. It is one of the best ways to quickly find great friends that share your interests.

Social media

Social media is another great avenue to really broaden your social circle. You will find a long list of New Delhi local groups on Facebook. Just type in ‘expats in New Delhi’. There are groups available for all kinds of people. So whether you are a teacher, a writer or an artist- you will surely find a good forum that shares your interest. You can introduce yourself here and start attending their local events.

Join a class in New Delhi

Taking an activity class has great benefits. When you work on a similar project, good relationships with your colleagues is natural. So find a hobby! Attend an Indian cooking class or go for a classical music workshop. You can even try a group cycling tour around New Delhi. If you like music or dance, there are a large number of musical instruments and dancing classes running all around Delhi. Getting yourself out there is the real key to forming lasting bonds.

Tinder

Even though Tinder is mostly seen as a dating app, it can be a great tool for socialising as well. The important thing is to be upfront on your profile about what you are looking for. Mentioning that you are new to the city and looking for good social connections will attract the right people. Then you can have a good chat and decide for yourself if you would like to meet the new person.

Socialise at your workplace and in your neighbourhood

One of the most obvious and best places to make good relationships is your workplace and neighbourhood. A good chat with your colleagues will open so many doors for socialising. Many times, you will meet a new group of people through the friends you make at work. Also, a good relationship with neighbours is an important part of Indian culture. And most of your neighbours will be highly interested in knowing you more. Just remain open and interested, and your social circle will easily grow by itself.

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Meetups
Tinder
Cycling Tours

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