Summer vacation is the best time that kids long for the whole year. Going for a family holiday during the summer break is not just fun but also a learning experience for kids. If your bucket list this year is to visit the bubbly and vibrant capital city, Dilli, here is a list of must-see places in the city with kids to create lifetime memories.
If we think of amusement parks from the early ’90s, the only name that comes to mind is Appu Ghar. From Pragati Maidan where it was housed for years, Appu Ghar has now moved to Gurugram behind Huda City Centre including Oyster Beach and Great India Place. There are personal cottages to relax when you get tired of endless activities in the park. Enjoy the loungers at the pool with scrumptious food from the food court that offers a variety of refreshing mocktails and houses four multi-specialty restaurants. Invest a day in relaxing yourself away from the city crowd and busy schedules at the Appu Ghar.
Worlds of Wonder
Worlds of Wonder is one of the largest and exciting amusement parks of north India. Amazing and fun-filled indoor and outdoor rides are available at the park along with boating and rain dance. You may spend a weekend with your friends or celebrate an occasion to have a lifetime experience.
National Bal Bhavan
To enhance the creative capacity and growth in children, National Bal Bhavan offers an array of activities and opportunities so that the kids can learn through interaction, experimentation, and performance in accordance with their age and capacity to absorb. Not stressing or pushing the kids, the activities are fun and exploring to capture the interest of the kids.
Rail Museum boasts of displaying real life-size exhibits and rail components in the country. A wide range of locomotives, engines, coaches is displayed from across the country.
Not only does museum display rail segments but also houses documents, maps, drawings, books and other documentation belonging to the more than 160 years of Indian Railway. To keep up the interest of the visitors of recent times, the Museum undergoes the continuous activity of restoration of these exhibits. Check out more museums in Delhi.
The Planetarium is always active with programs for school and college students and for amateur astronomers. It offers a range of workshops and other observing activities along with live interactions for its visitors, students, and amateur astronomers. There are also Astronomy Quiz and Art competitions in the months of February and August.
Built by the Suri dynasty rules, Sher Shah Suri, the fort has a two-kilometer-long wall and a lake along aside where visitors can enjoy boating. The light and sound show at the fort is visually appealing and a major attraction for the visitors. It may not be as popular as the Red Fort, but looks like a castle and is liked by visitors.
A beautiful green scenery spread across 90 acres is the Lodhi Garden. Different species of birds can be viewed at the garden along with architectural works to mesmerize the visitors. From Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, to Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, Lodhi Gardens is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road, it is a favorite spot for Delhi morning walkers.
Shankar’s International Dolls Museum
Dolls Museum showcases a wide collection of 6000 dolls from across the globe. The museum houses dolls in traditional attire, uniforms, and jewelry that represent the heritage and culture of that country. Shankar’s International Dolls of Museum Delhi also comprises of a workshop and a Doll Designing Centre.
Bring your kid to Dilli Haat to get a close sense of Indian culture. Colorful and vibrant shopper’s paradise with beautiful handicrafts from across the country is sold by small shopkeepers throughout the street. Enjoy regular cultural performances, including folk dances, as well.
The Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. A trip to this monument is a lesson in architecture, culture, astronomy, and science, all rolled into one! Kids are sure to move around in the gardens of Jantar Mantar
A perfect blend of jammed ambiance outside and serene and calm environment inside is the Lotus Temple. People visit the place to explore calm and peace at this beautiful temple. Shaped as Lotus, the temple is known for observing the sunset while the last rays of the sun fade away in the horizon.
India Gate is a spot of bravery, built up in the year 1931 to reward soldiers as a war memorial. It is one of the main attractions of New Delhi and is lit up beautifully on days of national significance. You can relish street food while you enjoy relaxing in the park at India Gate.
Another breath of fresh air from overcrowded Delhi, Deer Park, near Hauz Khas Village, offers visitors another experience unique to Delhi: the opportunity to see animals! Deer Park has deer (obviously) but is also home to peacocks, pigs, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Kids can explore Mughal tombs or just play on open grassy lawns, dotted with trees.
Garden of Five Senses
Situated near Mehrauli, New Delhi, the Garden of Five Senses is a naturally beautiful spot for kids to visit. Watching creative sculptors in the park spread across 20 acres is a sight to behold. Kids will enjoy the serene beauty of this place for sure.