Delhi being the National Capital sees a steady inflow of tourists. The tourists are of all age groups and this is one city where there is no dearth of activities or places that should be visited with kids. Delhi has a plethora of activities on offer for kids. Be it Recreational, Educational or Historical. The best part is that all these places are within the city and are easily accessible by public transport too. So the next time you plan a family visit to the capital make sure you explore these Top 10 Places to Visit with Kids in Delhi.
Table of Contents
- 1 Top 10 Places to Visit with Kids in Delhi
- 2 Where to Stay in Delhi
- 3 Tour Options From Delhi In case you need to Explore More
Top 10 Places to Visit with Kids in Delhi
National Rail Museum
This 10 acre area houses all the information you need to know about Indian Railways. There are static as well as working train models. The Toy Train Ride is the main attraction here for kids and adults alike. The museum houses mini models all the different types of trains along with the signalling system and other railway memorabilia and photographs. There are over 100 real size train models showing the different types of trains on different gauges and terrains. It is a must visit for kids as well as for train enthusiasts.
National Science Center
Want to get your child interested in science? Then The National Science Center is the place for it. This huge complex covers topics like Information Revolution, Human Biology, Pre-Historic Era, Ancient and Emerging Science and talks about water conservation and lives of eminent scientists also. Along with this there is a very interesting working science model and an amphitheater that has shows on astronomy. Whatever be the age of the child there is always something that will satisfy his/her curiosity.
Every year on Independence day the kids watch this iconic monument on T.V. as the Prime Minister hoists the tricolor here. So why not show them this place in person. This place is perfect for a full day outing. There is so much to see here that one full day can easily be spent here. The huge fort comprises of the fort walls, Chatta Bazaar, Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khaas, Hamam, Mosque, Rani Mahal among other structures.
Apart from the fort, there are newly constructed museum buildings that are dedicated to different periods of the freedom struggle each. These museums are very well maintained and very informative. Make sure you do not miss them.
These unique structures were built by Maharaj Savaii Jai Singh II between 1724 to 1730. These five structures are basically astronomical observatories. It also features the worlds largest Sun Dial. This place comes under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The structures were built for observing astronomical positions and calculations. It is an intriguing place and will surely interest the kids in astronomy.
Children’s Park and India Gate
India Gate, the iconic monument, built as a memorial for the Indian soldiers who fought in the World War I is a great place for kids. The added advantage is the 10 acre Children’s Park which has many activities for kids like boating, play area and an amphitheater. This place is brimming with people all year round. Winter afternoons are perfect to soak up some sun here.
Shankar’s Doll Museum
Started by the Political Cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai, Shankar’s Doll Museum is another interesting place. There are dolls from every country and are very mesmerizing to look at. The museum is divided into two sections one houses dolls from European countries and the other exhibits dolls from Asian countries. There are about 150 dolls depicting the ethnicity of India via different costumes and way of living.
This is another landmark of Delhi. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is perfect for a days outing with kids. Construction of this 73 meter high tower was started by Qutab-Ud-Din Aibak in the year 1192. Even today it stands as a testament to the changes that took place in Delhi. The iconic tower is not only picturesque but there is so much history attached to it that it will be a great history lesson for the kids.
Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Presidential Palace and office is undoubtedly the best built structure in Delhi. The majestic palace covers an area of 5 acres on a 330 acre estate. Rashtrapati Bhavan is now open for public and the reservations for which can be done online from their site only. The area for tourists is divided into 3 circuits. In the months of February and March the Mughal Gardens is opened to the public free of cost. On Saturdays and Sundays you can also attend the Change of Guards Ceremony that takes place in the morning and evening.
Delhi Zoo and Purana Qilla
Delhi Zoo is one of the best in the country. From predatory cats to Sloth bears to different species of birds, this zoo has it all. The zoo is well maintained and it not only houses the animals but also serves as a breeding ground for them. Food is not allowed inside but there is a cafeteria inside. There is even a tram inside that takes you to all the exhibits. It is a faster and easier way to cover the entire park. But if you want to see everything closer and at your speed then walking is a better option. The zoo is too crowded on public holidays so its better if you go here on a weekday. Purana Qila or Old Fort built by Sher Shah Suri is right next to the zoo. It’s very popular for its boating and the Light and Sound Show.
Situated in the premises of the Teen Murti Bhavan was initially the private residence of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The planetarium conducts 4 shows daily. Two in English and Hindi each on different topics related to astronomy. It is very insightful and a good way to develop an interest of astronomy in kids. The museum is also very detailed and informative. The added attraction is the Nehru Residence and Museum where the kids get to know more about their beloved Chacha Nehru.
Where to Stay in Delhi
As the Capital of India, Delhi has no dearth of Hotels. In fact you will be spoilt with options. To help you choose your staying option click here.
Tour Options From Delhi In case you need to Explore More
Hope you find this post on Delhi of use to you. Have you also visited any of these places with kids. What was your experience? Do let us know about your experience or if I am missing something, please contact us or comment below and I will update this blog soon. Your comments and/or feedback are most welcome.
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