We are back with another article in the series of Best places to visit in Delhi. In this article, we are going to share the best places to visit in Delhi with family.
Spending time with the family is always the best thing and one is always ready to explore new places with the family. Delhi is filled with such places where you can go and enjoy with your family.
Being the capital of the country, Delhi is always filled with latest happenings and the new adventure, but in between all this, finding the places where we can go and spend some quality time family is always a difficult task.
For making this simple, we are here and we have corrugated the most comprehensive list of best places to visit in Delhi with family just for you and your family. Hope you will like it…
Best Places To Visit In Delhi With Family
1. Red Fort
Red Fort commonly known as Lal Qila is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historic place in Delhi near Chandni Chowk. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1857.
Every year on the Independence Day of India (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian “tricolor flag” at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its ramparts.
The main entrance of red fort is known as Lahori gate because that gate opens towards the city in Lahore in Pakistan.
Red fort is surely one of the Best Places To Visit In Delhi With Family and enjoy the beauty of it all around.
Entry Timings: Open On: All days except Monday from sunrise to sunset.
2. Chandani Chowk
The Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest, famous and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India. Chandni Chowk is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station. The Red Fort monument is located very near to the market.
If you are visiting Chandani Chowk, you can easily cover Red Fort, Sisganj Gurudwara, and Jama Masjid too.
Chandani Chowk was built during the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. The market was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight and remains one of India’s largest wholesale markets.
There are lots of interesting places to visit in Chandani Chowk from the famous paranthe wali Gali which is very near to the Sisganj gurudwara.
3. India Gate
You must be had probably know about this. If in Delhi you can’t miss it to visit this place. It is one of the most famous tourist destination in India. It is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway.
If you are looking for the Best Places to visit in Delhi with family, then surely you can count India Gate in your Travel List.
It is made in the memorial of 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli.
You really need to be on foot to get close and take photographs. If you are on a bus or in a car, you should expect to walk from a more remote drop-off point. It is also the perfect place for a romantic night out the place is live 24*7 with shops offering Pan and ice creams.
4. Connaught Place
This place has everything to offer right from food, shopping, entertainment and what not. Located at the heart of Delhi, this place is mostly crowded throughout but is definitely worth it.
Connaught Place is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in New Delhi, India.
It is often called as CP and houses the headquarters of several noted Indian firms. It was developed as a showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi with a prominent Central Business District.
It is a delight for photo buffs and a famous tourist attraction. Also a history buff’s paradise. Wikipedia has a very good entry on it, I would strongly urge anybody with an interest in history to read it before going there. Incidentally, it is well served by the metro, so tourists on a budget can use that to get there.
If you are visiting CP then you can easily cover the next place on our list Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.
5. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
If you are visiting Delhi, don’t miss to visit this calm and peaceful pilgrimage located in the center of the capital city, Delhi. This Gurudwara is very crowded on weekends (especially on Sundays). For reaching here you can take metro, cab or auto as per your convenience.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is very near to the CP and if you are with family then you must have to pay a visit here, they will surely like it.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwaras in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.”
You’ll need to cover your head and they’ll provide scarves for that. Shoe removal, too. In that room, you can also pick up a brochure about Sikhism. Worth a read. You’ll need to wash your feet before going up to the building.
Surely, One of the best places to visit in Delhi. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple holds the Guinness books of world record for being the world largest Hindu temple.
The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005 by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
This temple consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, Gajendra Pith and 20,000 statues of India’s divine figures. The level of craftsmanship in the architecture and carvings is incredible.
As you enter, you will be welcomed with the grand and majestic feel of this temple. The best part is the premises are really clean and full of greenery.
If you ask me, I will recommend a guided tour as there is so much to learn in this fairly extensive site. There are many historic aspects you can miss unless you understand the reasons behind them. There is so much to appreciate here.
It represents the history and architecture of North India in the 12th Century and although a 45-minute drive from the city center provides an opportunity for a pleasant stroll and interesting sightseeing.
The Qutab Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. Qutub Minar is a 73-meter tall tapering tower of five storeys.
In 1369, a lightning strike destroyed the top storey. Firoz Shah Tughlaq replaced the damaged storey and added one more. The first three storeys of the Qutub Minar are made of red sandstone and the last two are made of marble and sandstone.
8. Jantar Mantar
Build to study celestial bodies movement by Jai Singh, this monument is very inspiring and worth a visit. To avoid large groups of locals who come here to roam around, I will recommend to visit it in the early morning.
Jantar Mantar is also one of the most famous tourist attraction in New Delhi and surely a place to visit with family. Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.
The Amazing philosophy of the temple attracts everyone. No matter which caste or creed you belong to everyone is welcomed here for praying in peace. The architecture is adorable.
The Lotus Temple is also known as Baha House of serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification.
If with family, I would definitely recommend visiting this place. Here you can relax in the silence of this temple and just adore the beauty of the temple and its surroundings.
The interior was not as impressive as the outside but was an oasis of calm. No talking or photos. Most people only stayed a few minutes.
Information leaflets are available in many languages. Certainly worth visiting (it’s free) but if you are short of time, just marvel at it and take pictures of the outside.
10. Rashtrapati Bhawan
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the president located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. It may refer to only the mansion that has the president’s official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices.
It also has a very famous Mughal garden in it. In terms of area, it is one of the largest residences of a head of state in the world plus it is also a very famous tourist destination.
The imposing structure is a marvel of architecture and looks awesome!. The governments who have functioned here and the decisions are taken here for entire India are well known.
The tight security will prevent you from going close to it but, if there is a special permission obtained to view the proceedings it will give you the goosebumps!
It’s very peaceful but often very crowded. Avoid going on Sunday (I went on a Sunday and was full) and religious holidays but otherwise it’s lovely. It’s a large complex located just 1 km from Metro station.
This place is a very popular worship point for Hindu community. It has a statue of Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Rama in vicinity. Good Place to know local culture for Tourist but must be avoided during Mahashivratri and Chatt pooja Celebration as local people queue up for hours to seek blessings.
This temple was considered as the biggest temple in India and second largest in the world before the Akshardham Temple was created in 2005 in Delhi.
This temple is the surely one of the places to visit in Delhi with family.
12. Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan Temple)
If you are visiting Central Delhi you can cover Birla Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, and Palika Bazaar together. Birla Mandir is one of those places that I would normally recommend especially during Janmashtami early morning. It’s beautifully decorated.
Birla Mandir (Birla Temple) also known as Lakshmi Narayan Mandir refers to different Hindu temples or Mandirs built by the Birla family, in different cities.
All these temples are magnificently built, some of them in white marble or in sandstone. The temples are generally located in a prominent location, carefully designed to accommodate a large number of visitors.
The daily Arti time in Mornings/evenings is to be noted because they change it in summer/winter months. There are no dress restrictions but miniskirts and the shorts to be avoided for women and men. The entree is free.
13. ISKCON Temple Delhi
The very Calm place dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Parikrama has a few good paintings as well. Attached snack store can satiate your hunger. Did not try the restaurant.
Temple is not very far from a couple of metro stations. An auto should take you there for 30-40 rupees from the metro station
ISKCON Temple, designed and built by Achyut Kanvinde who in 1993 agreed to accept a pro-bono commission to build this temple complex for the followers of Srila Prabhupada, is one of the largest temple complexes in India.
If you are interested in temples and cultural things then you must have to visit here.
14. National Rail Museum
It’s a wonderful half-day activity for families with young children, especially the toy train. Do take a guided tour if you are a historic train aficionado like Sheldon 🙂
There is also a small eating area to feed the family. I would recommend going in winter and reaching early morning to avoid crowds.
The National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which focuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977. There is also a toy train which offers a paid ride from Tuesday to Sunday.
Museum remains closed on every Monday and National Holidays. Apart from vast outdoor and state of the art Indoor Gallery. It is now equipped with 1:8 scale train, Diesel simulator, Steam Simulator, Coach Simulator and many more.
This a unique museum in India. Small but well-maintained museum. The museum consists a variety of dolls from all around the world. Japanese, African dolls collection is awesome.
Exquisite place to be.
It transports you into the different dimension when you try to read color, features, and dresses of dolls. It teaches you everything about people from different parts of the world…You only need to have an eye for details described in these dolls.
Did you know that Shankar Pillai was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award by Government of India in 1976.
Today the volume of the doll has increased to 6,500 exhibits from almost 85 countries, adding to its international character.
Doll museum is surely the Best Places To Visit In Delhi With Family.
Entry only Rs.30/-(adult) and 6/-(children). Monday the museum is closed. ITO is the nearest metro station. Photography prohibited inside the museum.
Don’t forget to read our other article on the topic – BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DELHI