Planning on seeing more of India with kids? Also consider this 11 day India Family Adventure small group tour from G Adventures, departing from and returning to Delhi, and going to Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal. You'll be traveling with other families with kids. Comfortable accommodations and private transfers are provided.
Delhi's famous landmark, India Gate, is a well known war memorial that was built in memory of the Indian soldiers who fought in World War I. What you may not know is that there's a fantastic 10 acre Children's Park nearby. It was renovated in 2002, and now offers an assortment of games, play equipment, library, musical fountain, theater, and amphitheater. The whole area is beautifully illuminated at sunset.
- Where: Rajpath, near Connaught Place, New Delhi.
- Entry Fee: Free!
- Where: Between India Gate and Humayun's Tomb, on Mathura Road. The nearest Metro station is Pragati Maidan. It's located quite close to the Delhi Zoo, which you may also want to visit although don't expect an outstanding selection of animals.
- Entry Fee: 5 rupees for Indians/100 rupees for foreigners.
3. Dili Haat
Not just the best market in Delhi, Dili Haat offers a colorful dose of culture that your kids will love. Craftsmen from all over India come to sell their wares at stalls here. The kids can find out about handicrafts and have a fun time bargaining with the shopkeepers (while you shop!). If they're really feeling adventurous, they can try food from different regions in India at the food court. There are regular cultural performances, including folk dances, as well.
- Where: There are two Dili Haats in Delhi. The one opposite INA Market (on Sri Aurobindo Marg) is most vibrant, while the one at Pitampura (at Netaji Subash Place, adjacent to Netaji Subash Place Metro Station) is beautifully constructed. Open daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays.
- Entry Fee: 20 rupees for adults/10 rupees for kids.
A renowned center of learning for young kids of all ages, the National Science Center features seven galleries over eight levels. They cover science and technology heritage, the information revolution, human biology, prehistoric life, fun science, emerging technologies, and water. There are working science exhibits, a number of hands on displays explaining the laws of physics, a multimedia center and 3D films.
- Where: Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Closed Monday.