Sector 18

Five things you can do in Noida on weekends!


Well let’s be candid about things, we generally don’t get time to explore things in the weekdays. Then why make your weekends humdrum, particularly when you have stuff to experience in Noida. While there are umpteen things that you can do in Noida, I’ll try and mention a few of them. Try these whenever you get time and give a feedback if time permits you.


Go shopping in the sector 18 area and Atta Market: We love shopping and if we don’t love shopping we love the people who love shopping. So directly or indirectly we all love shopping! Sector 18 is like the life of the town here in Noida and you’ll observe that the area always blazes a trail as far as style is concerned! The best thing about sector 18 lavish shopping area is that its modest cousin the ‘Atta Market’ resides in the neighborhood. Yeah that’s right, the atta market is just opposite at arm’s length from sector 18 and you can buy stuff from the atta market at a really reasonable price. From clothes to utensils, toys to furniture everything is available in this market. Pay a visit for a unique and closer to reality experience.


Go for some sports: Get that adrenaline rushing, sweat out all the frustration! Take sports, anything that befits your skills and interests. You can visit the Noida stadium in sector 21. The stadium has multiple facilities like Table tennis, badminton and others. Take a few friends with you and enjoy the game. Alternatively you can also visit the Decathlon Noida just beside the GIP ball. You can buy sports related stuff and play basketball, table tennis as well!


Explore Cafes and Restaurants: Noida has many god restaurants and cafes where you can hang out. Sector 18 Noida apparently offers many such places. The sector has many coffee chains and many brilliant restaurants as well. To name a few of them, you have Desi Vibes, Pind Baluchi, KFC, Punjabi by Nature and many others. You can never get short of culinary options in Noida for sure!


Take a long drive on the Express way: Well that a great idea, innit! Long drives are always a superb temporal way to run away from stress. Just grab the key of your bike or car and go for a long drive. Luckily Noida has an awesome Noida-Greater Noida expressway that you can enjoy. The roads are nice and you can just have an escape away from the maddening crowd, traffic and honking of the city!


Explore Street Food: I always try to explore street food. Noida has some delicious street food joints. Although you’ll find many street food points but a few of them are just brilliant. Try the ‘Chhole Bhature’ at GuptaJi’s near the golf course metro station in sector 31. You can try Aunty’s Momos in sector 18 as well just behind the Bikanerwala. These are just a few of them named here in this blog post.



Keep exploring the city and keep spreading information about the city as well!




The sweet melody amid worldly noises at the Noida sector 18 metro station



Well those who live in Noida know that sector 18 is apparently the most happening sector of the city. The fact that the sector has a metro station as well makes it even busier. I am sure people who have visited the Noida sector 18 metro station must have noticed and heard the sweet flute music that you get to hear as soon as you’re about to exit the metro station. Well, I see no apparent reason for people not noticing the beautiful music. There is a lot of rush at the sector 18 metro station as aforementioned this is one of the busiest sectors in Noida. Yet amid all the worldy noises, you hear the cosmic flute music as soon as you’re about to exit the metro station.


I noticed this about two months back! Then at times I would deliberately stop at the sector 18 metro station  while coming back from work just to listen to the flute music, although I had to go to city center metro station. The music was sort of a tranquilizer for me! I observed the man playing the flute, the man rarely spoke to anyone. No matter how many people are passing by the man was always busy with his flute. The music is such that you hear it from about fifty meters away as well!




One day just out of curiosity I sat with the man. He continued playing the flute and gave me a magnanimous smile. Then the banter started! He told me that he stays at the metro station mainly from 6:30 to 10:30, also that he does it mainly because he likes music. The name of the man is Kuldeep Singh Rohilla and he belongs to Julana village in Jind district in the state of Haryana. Music has been his passion since his childhood, he started with a musiccal instrument called ‘benjo’. The man has been living in Noida for decades now. He makes and sells tea in the morning time and plays flute in the evenings! If you remember, this is the same man who used to play flute at GIP mall some time back.


Listening to Kuldeep Singh Rohilla’s flute music amid all the worldly noises is indeed a unique and special experience. Music is always beautiful and at times it takes you into a different zone altogether. I am attaching a couple of snaps with this blog post so that people reading this find it easier to recognize the man and the location as well!