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Top weekend trips with kids in Delhi

Delhi is said to have a shortage of open spaces, which makes it harder for children to go and play without breaking the glass of neighbors' cars and windows or bumping into people. However, there are still places with ample land where kids can go on school trips and learn new things. The city offers sports and outdoor activities with camping at various resorts. There are some wonderful historical cities, nature resorts, hill stations, and wildlife sanctuaries to explore near Delhi. Manesar, Damdama Lake, or Camp Wild Dhauj provide students with camping or picnic opportunities.

Some of the most interesting places in the country are located quite near the national capital. Agra or Jodhpur are places of cultural significance, and Auli or Mussoorie are places of picturesque beauty. You can also chalk out a weekend trip to Bharatpur or Ranthambore to admire the magnificent natural beauty and diversified wildlife. Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and the Red Fort are incredible monuments that add to the beauty of the city. Moreover, you will get some very scenic locations and glorious gardens here which will nudge the art lover in you.

Field trips are a great way to break away from the hustle and rejuvenate your body and soul. The places listed below are some very attractive and fascinating weekend destinations that will give you a joyful time in your everyday academic life. Scroll down if you want to know about several such interesting, engaging and captivating tourist places to explore with children in Delhi.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, now a national park, is one of the best places to take kids over a weekend. It is a perfect destination for bird watching and learning about several types of bird species. Besides being home to over 350 bird species, it also houses the Lohagarh Fort. Children will be able to learn a lot about this architectural marvel built in the 18th century by King Suraj Mal and spend their day admiring the unique aerial species.

Udaipur- Udaipur, the city of lakes is just a few hours away from Delhi. Dive deep into the rich cultures of the city and go sightseeing to the gorgeous lakes. Take your kids along to see the colourful group of puppets tell historical tales at the puppet show. You can also visit the City Palace and watch the dramatic musical fountain at the Light and Sound show. The Car Museum is another cool place for kids to observe vintage cars displayed inside.

Sultanpur National Park- Sultanpur National Park is another weekend option for kids who take an interest in bird watching. The place, which is a haven for bird watchers, houses a number of migratory birds. Here, children can watch thousands of colourful birds take flight from the watch tower and immerse themselves in the beautiful surroundings. Additionally, don’t forget to visit the famous Education and Interpretation Centre here. Apart from this, there is a children’s park and library where kids can spend a major portion of their time indulging in interesting activities.

Jaipur- Jaipur, also known as Pink City, provides travellers with a village-like ambiance, warm hospitality, and plenty of activities for children and adults alike. It is an ideal place for a family picnic where every kid can indulge in something or the other. Besides its forts and towering palaces, the city allows students to have an aerial view of its silhouette. Hot air ballooning is the most important attraction here. Kids can also go to Galta Ji Temple to watch the mischievous activities of the playful monkeys.

Shimla- A weekend trip to Shimla can be both relaxing and soothing for kids. Beat the heat and experience the pleasant coolness of Shimla with your family. Amidst the pleasant surroundings and fine weather, every child loves to enjoy a wide range of rides in the amusement parks like Hip Hip Hurray and Sky Jumper. Moreover, the yak ride at Kufri has been a favourite for kids for many years. However, if you visit here in winter, don’t leave the place without enjoying the thrill of ice skating.

Manali- Solang Valley in Manali has many adventure activities for kids to enjoy. Zorbing and paragliding, skiing, and snow sliding are among the many activities that keep the children entertained and thrilled. The rolling green mountains give them the opportunity to roll over the meadows caressing and holding fluffy white rabbits. The direct buses to Manali from the capital make it an accessible destination.

Nainital- One of the most stunning hill stations in the country, Nainital is popular for its serene lakes and splendid view. Kids can enjoy plenty of activities and rides, including ice skating and the cable ride to the mountain top called snow view. The Lake District houses a series of natural caves, among which Cave Garden is the most popular. These kid-friendly caves allow kids to enjoy the thrill of crawling in and out of them and beating the stress of the week.

Rishikesh- Located near the River Ganges, Rishikesh is one of the most beautiful cultural heritage places. Filled with ample adventure activities, such as bungee jumping, ziplining, and rafting, adventure fanatics have a wonderful time here. Plan out a quick weekend here with kids, and enjoy the beauty of the banks of the Ganges. This destination in Uttarakhand offers short trekking and camping experiences to keep your kids entertained.

Ranthambore National Park- Ranthambore National Park, located in Sawai Madhopur, is a perfect place to take kids for a wildlife adventure. Being home to many tigers, Ranthambore offers children plenty of chances to spot a wide range of wild animals. Wildlife safaris here will keep you thrilled and curious to know more about the country’s rich flora and fauna.

Kanatal- If you wish to get a hang of adventure activities like trekking and camping with kids, Kanatal would be a great option for you to go on a weekend trip. Surrounded by lush greenery, the place offers many adrenaline-rushing activities, such as rock climbing, ziplining, and trekking.

So, did you find anything interesting in the vibrant city of music, lifestyle, rhythm, and every other thing? Apart from the listed places, Corbett National Park is yet another famous wildlife reserve where you ought to go. Looking for more interesting places? EdOutdoors will provide you with many chances to discover yourself through outdoor activities and experiential learning programs.

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