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  • Red Fort

    Little adventurers love to hear stories of the kings, armies, elephants and horses that once roamed within the 17th-century fort palace. Teach them about India's Mughal history as they run within the glorious marble arches and walk the high ramparts above the rooftops of Old Delhi. They will be fascinated by the impressive arms collection at the Indian War Memorial Museum. Catch the sound and light show in the evening for a fun and informative introduction to the history of the Red Fort.

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  • Hauz Khas Village

    With its colourful alleys packed with cafes, boutiques and curio stores, Hauz Khas Village is perfect for an afternoon of shopping, eating and exploring. Little adventurers will appreciate ancient India's architecture as they run through the 13th- and 14th- century monuments at one end of the village. Take your little ones to watch the deer graze at the Deer Park and then make your way to the large reservoir — a peaceful spot surrounded by trees and birds. Make a game of identifying different water birds with your kids.

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  • India Gate

    Let your little travellers run free in the expansive lawns surrounding India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to Indian Army soldiers who fell in the First World War and the Third Afghan War. Teach them about India's war history, as you point out the names of some 3,000 soldiers inscribed in the sandstone arch. On a summer evening, follow the local custom and enjoy a brightly coloured gola (flavoured ice). Join the picnicking families by the canal-sides and in the children's park. Everyone's getting ice cream, cotton candy and street snacks under the open skies — a real treat for your little ones.

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  • National Rail Museum

    Ask your little adventurer to guess how people travelled before aircrafts were invented. Introduce them to steam locomotives: The museum houses the world's oldest running steam engine, the 162-year-old Fairy Queen. Peek into the flamboyant carriages of Maharajahs and show your little travellers how the rich and famous once travelled in India. Play a fun game, asking them how long they think train transport took in the past. Little ones will particularly enjoy the toy train ride around the premises.

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  • Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

    The grand Sikh temple dedicated to the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Harkrishan, is a serene spot within the bustle of the city. A white marble structure topped with golden cupolas sits by a holy pond, or sarovar, where devotees take a dip before entering the main hall. Devotional music called kirtan fills the space. Families can sit together in communal dining areas and sample langar — free, simple meals cooked by volunteers in the community kitchen. To really get into the community spirit, volunteer with your kids — you can contribute in the kitchen or as a server. Encourage your little travellers to speak to volunteers there to learn more about their culture too.

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  • Chandni Chowk

    A sensory overdose of sights, sounds and smells, the centuries-old Chandni Chowk is Old Delhi's busiest bazaar. Navigate the deeply congested stretch on a cycle rickshaw — a fun way for the family to take in the sights. Sample colourful spices and teach little travellers about India's rich history of spice trade. Little ones can excite their sense of smell with attar (traditional perfume). Make a game of guessing attar scents — they include unique varieties like sandalwood, saffron and even rain-soaked earth.

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  • Connaught Place

    Popularly known as CP, the bustling complex of restaurants, shops, bars and movie theatres is an ideal place to while away an afternoon. Formerly the commercial hub of the British Raj, the heritage buildings retain their grand colonial style, with pillars, arches and whitewashed facades. Amble through the Inner Circle and Outer Circle, exploring the radial paths that link them. Get your little ones a sweet treat at iconic bakery Wenger's, or cool off with a local favourite Keventer's milkshake.

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  • Lodi Gardens

    Introduce little travellers to Delhi's history as you explore the 15th century tombs amid the manicured lawns and leafy avenues. Mornings and evenings see a bustle of activity, when the park is filled with dog walkers, joggers and picnicking families. Little ones love watching geese waddle about by the lake. Treat your hungry little travellers to pani purifrom the food stalls at the park gates. The fried, hollow bread filled with tamarind-flavoured water and spiced potato is a hit with all kids.

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  • India Habitat Centre

    A creative and cultural space in the heart of Central Delhi, the Habitat Centre hosts regular theatre and music performances, film screenings and open-air photography exhibitions. With red brick buildings, green spaces and an open-air amphitheatre, the space is a spot of calm in an otherwise busy city. For something completely different, you can grab a bite at the All American Diner — a cheery space with red booths and a child-friendly menu comprising hot dogs, burgers, shakes and ice cream.

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  • Agrasen ki Baoli

    The 14th-century stepwell, known as a baoli, was used to tap into underground water tables and store water. Little travellers will gain a deeper appreciation for Indian architecture as you explore the ancient creation, surrounded on three sides by high brick walls, intricately designed with arches and passageways. Little ones can practice their number skills as they climb up and down the 100 steps leading to the bottom. Ask your kids to imagine the past, when locals once gathered to fill their buckets with water to help them appreciate how blessed they are today.

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  • Haldiram's

    After a long day of exploring, your little adventurers are in for a treat with sweet, tangy chaat (Indian street snacks) at Haldiram's. Dig in to kid-favourites like papdi bhalla and bhel puri, featuring a mix of boiled potatoes, chickpeas, deep fried dough and sev (salty noodles), doused in yoghurt and tamarind sauce. Each mouthful offers a burst of flavour. With wallet-friendly prices, branches across the city and efficiently manned self-service counters, Haldiram's is a family favourite for a quick bite.

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  • Parathe Wale Gali in Old Delhi for street food

    Little travellers can sample an Indian specialty at a busy street dedicated entirely to the humble Indian flatbread — the paratha. For over a century, open-air stalls have dispensed flaky flatbreads stuffed with all manner of fillings. Encourage your kids to choose their own fillings, just like choosing pizza toppings. Cottage cheese, cauliflower, radish and potato are standard, while innovative varieties include okra, chilli, lemon-mint and even sweet condensed milk. Give your little ones autonomy over their meal and watch them get creative!

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  • Big Chill

    With its walls plastered with movie posters, gigantic menus and a mouth-watering display of desserts, the local mini-chain Big Chill is an instant hit with kids (and adults) for its varied Italian and continental offerings. Big Chill has garnered a reputation for hearty Italian meals, featuring plenty of kid favourites, such as cheesy pastas, pizzas, and stuffed potatoes. The shakes and smoothies are an instant pick-me-up on a hot day, and the decadent desserts are guaranteed to put a smile on any sulky face.

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  • Yeti – The Himalayan Kitchen

    Flavours from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan make their way to your plate at Yeti — a cosy eatery with a casual café vibe and an extensive menu. Curious diners will enjoy hearty and unique offerings from the mountains, not widely available at other city establishments. Little ones particularly will like the variety of dumplings, called momos, stuffed with choices of meat or vegetable. To sample a complete meal, try a thali, featuring rice, lentils, vegetables, meat and pickles.

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  • Cafe Lota

    A breezy outdoor restaurant at the National Crafts Museum, Café Lota puts a contemporary spin on regional Indian favourites. Introduce your kids to Indian crafts that fill the space: terracotta figurines, mirror work, bamboo crafts. Sample dishes from around the country, including coconut-flavoured fish curry from the Deccan, prawns with raw mango and rice and lentils with pumpkin. Sweet treats for little ones include steamed yoghurt cheesecake topped with nuts and crispy fried apple fritters.

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