Kids love to play, explore, and learn new things. Exposing young minds to the bigger world (the world outside their school and home) is one of the best things that can be done to encourage their inquisitiveness. So, where can you plan a quick holiday from Delhi with the kids? Thankfully, there are plenty of kid-friendly places in and around the city; ideal for a day trip or weekend getaway. Listed below are some of the best weekend getaways from Delhi, which include amusement parks, wildlife sanctuaries, farms, resorts, and other fun places.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Plan a day trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and take your kids away from the buzz of the bustling city; closer to the soulful chirping of birds and other calming sounds of nature at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. About 360 bird species and 380 floral species call this park (renamed Keoladeo Ghana National Park) their home. One can spot birds such as herons, pelicans, eagles, cormorants, cranes, storks, bulbuls, babblers, hornbills, geese, ducks, shovellers, etc. in the woods and wetlands here. Do carry binoculars and help your kids identify different species of birds. Winter is the best time to visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, as you will get to spot those migratory birds that flock here in huge numbers in winter. So, if you are flying to Delhi with kids from Nov to Feb, do visit this bird sanctuary.
Distance from Delhi: 200 km approximately
Once a sleepy hamlet, Manesar is now a fast-developing industrial town. Yet, this place largely preserves its rustic charm, which makes it one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi among families. Several farm resorts and picnic spots have sprung up here in recent times and are known to offer a great rural experience to their visitors. The Warrior’s Village is a famous picnic and camping spot in Manesar. Kids would love this outdoor experience, which includes enjoying rural-themed activities and bonfires at night by the campsite.
Distance from Delhi: 56 km approximately
National Science Centre
Not exactly a weekend getaway from Delhi, Nehru Science Center located within the city (near Pragati Maidan) is a place that you would want to show your children around. It is among the best places to visit in Delhi with kids. Located only 16 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, this educational cum entertainment center feeds the innate curiosity in kids with several programs, exhibitions, activities, and interactive sessions that educate kids about science and technology in an interesting way.
Distance from Delhi: 30 km approximately
World of Wonder
WoW, short for World of Wonder, will surely make you go wow at the endless thrilling opportunities it has on offer! This amusement and water park packs a lot of fun and adventure to make your family holiday a memorable one. There are kid-friendly chair swings, bumper cars, and more exhilarating options like a roller coaster, boomerango ride, turbo tunnel, rapid racer, free fall, etc. Apart from various land and water slides, the WoW also boasts of a go-karting track.
Distance from Delhi: 45 km approximately
Not just these, but there are many more kid-friendly places in and around the city such as
Pratapgarh Farms & Resorts, Ranthambore National Park, Kanakal, Dharamshala, Achrol, and Udaipur. These places make for ideal weekend getaways from Delhi. Do plan a visit to these destinations during your trip to Delhi. Looking for cheap flight tickets? Grab the best deals on flights to Delhi from Los Angeles and other US cities offered by Indian Eagle and earn reward points too!
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