The Red Fort is a historical fortification in the national capital of New Delhi. Located in the center of the city, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1939 as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. This imposing piece of architecture derives its name from its impregnable red sandstone walls. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political center of the Mughal state and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
Located in the Parliament Street, south Connaught Circle of New Delhi, Jantar Mantar is a vast observatory built to help and improve upon the studies of time and space as was known. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 and forms a part of a collection of five such observatories located in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. Delhi's Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments which can be used to compile the astronomical tables and to predict the movement and timings of the sun, moon and planets. The intelligent construction and placement of these instruments allowed the observer to note the position of heavenly bodies with their naked eye alone.
Located near the Safdarjung tomb and Khan Market of Delhi, the Lodhi Garden is a luscious garden that houses the tombs of Sayyid ruler Mohammed Shah and Lodhi king Sikandar Lodhi. The construction of this great work of architecture took place under the Lodhi reign sometime in the 15th century. In addition to encompassing the final resting place of two great leaders, the Lodhi Garden also has the Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad within its perimeter. The architecture here shows a mix of work by Sayyidis and Lodhis and is the epitome of magnificent engineering that echoes of Delhi's illustrious history. Currently, this place is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The soaring and brave tower that allures tourists despite being destroyed by ravages of natural apocalypses several times, Qutub Minar is the tallest individual tower in the world and second tallest monument of Delhi. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is located in Mehrauli and its construction was started in 1192 by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, founder of Delhi Sultanate. Later, the tower was built by various rulers over the centuries. The sight of this glorious monument takes you back to the rich history of India.
Worlds of Wonder Water Park is an entertainment park in Delhi, and it is one of the best of its kind. Located inside the Great India Place Mall in Noida, it is one of the best places to enjoy a thrilling yet relaxing day out. Spanning over an enormous area of 10 acres, this park hosts 23 exciting attractions that enthral all its visitors with endless joy and gaiety. This park has upped the game of thrill and adventure to another level by housing activities that cater to every visitor- be it an adventure monger looking for thrill and excitement or a shy newbie who is reluctant to get on rollercoasters.
The Teen Murti Bhavan is a splendid and historical architecture located in the Indian capital city of New Delhi. This magnificent structure was built in the year 1930 by British architect Robert Torr Russel as a part of the new capital city and served as the residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the British Indian Army. After Independence, it was converted into the residence of the Indian Prime Minister, who was Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru at that time.
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Also known as the National Museum of India, the National Museum in New Delhi is one the largest museums in India, situated on the corner of the Janpath and Maulana Azad Road. Established in 1949, the blueprints of the majestic repository were prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946. Today, the museum boasts of possessing a whopping 200,000 artworks, both Indian and foreign, and is maintained by the Ministry of Culture, Department of India.
Stoically standing in the placid vicinity of Indraprastha, Purana Qila or the Old Fort is a masterpiece of the ancient glory and sterling architecture of the bygone Mughal Empire, and is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Built on the banks of river Yamuna and spread over a vast 1.5 kms of area, the monument has tons of myths and legends of the medieval era attached to it. The most interesting of which suggests that the historical city of the Hindu religion- Indraprastha was built here, by Pandavas and the fort was the famous assembly hall, mentioned in the epic Mahabharat.
Appu Ghar was the first amusement park of the country, first opening its doors in 1984, commemorating the 1982 Asian Games. The lovable mascot of the games 'Appu' was the mascot of the park. While it was running till 2008, it shut down temporarily and was reopened in Gurgaon in 2014 behind Huda City Centre where it houses the Oyster Beach and Great India Place, Gurgaon.
Probably the most famous of all adventure parks in Delhi NCR, Adventure Island is a one-stop haunt for all the dose of thrill and enjoyment. It is a super-hit with kids and adults alike, and couples find it a refreshing change to head to for spending an exciting date! It has a vast array of adult rides, rides for kids, water rides as well as special events that are organised from time to time. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you head for a ride on 'Butterfly Feeling' or 'Twister' meant for adults; alternatively, you could let your inner child have fun on less scary rides such as Wild Wheels, Sky Riders or Splash Down.
National Bal Bhavan is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, headquartered at ITO, New Delhi. Established in 1956 by the then Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the centre aims to nurture and enhance the creative ability of young children by providing them with an interactive environment replete with engaging activities and interesting opportunities according to their age-group, abilities and aptitude.
Pratapgarh farms are located in the lesser-known part of the Haryana state that reflects a typical Indian village with a hint of uniqueness. It is labelled as an ideal one-day picnic spot and corporate outings. You can enjoy here various village activities that will make you reminisce about your days in the village. The resort is stocked with the lush green trees and varieties of flower. You can enjoy various activities such as camel ride, bathing in the tube-well, valley crossing and massage. You can also opt to play the ethnic Indian village games with your colleagues such as Gilli-danda, slingshot, dart shooting, sack race and much more.
Sunder Nursery (also known as Central Park) is a park complex situated adjacent to Humayun's Tomb, Built in the 16th century, the park was originally known as Azim Bagh. Sprawling over a whopping 90 acres of land, the park is home to 300 types of trees.
Waterpark that will remind most people of their childhood when they take their children there, Fun n Food Village is a place definitely made for fun! It has the longest water slide of over 400 ft, known as 'Lazy River' right in the middle of the park. It also boasts of having the largest wave pool in Delhi which makes you feel as if being swept by the soft waves of the sea. Adventure rides, cultural programs and performances make it one of the best places to have fun in Delhi. Kiddies area, Fresh Water Pool, Merry go Round, Rain Dance and Aqua Ball Slide are some of its main attractions.
The war memorial that we all know also has a fantastic children's park next to it which is over a sprawling 10 acres of land. With various activities like swings, theatre, musical fountain, library, it's a place where children with any interest will have fun. Boating at India Gate is also one of the main attractions, especially during the sunset when the whole area is illuminated in beautiful amber hues.
In the heart of Delhi in Chanakyapuri is the railway museum showcasing the history of one of the oldest modes of transportation of our country. It has over 100 exhibits of real-size Indian rails. Antique furniture, literature to supplement the history of the railway is also present. There's also a toy-train in which visitors can take a ride along the premises of the museum. A few dummy specimen also offer rides to both adults and kids.
Situated in the Children’s Book Trust Building at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Shankar’s International Dolls Museum is a veritabel dreamland for kids. Shankar's Museum is one among the most popular tourist attractions of the city; the idea behind the museum was conceptualized by the famous cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai. Segregated into two sections, the repository has over 160 shelves full of dolls from all across the world. At the time when it was created, in 1965, the museum was inaugurated with just around 500 dolls; however, as of now, the number has shooted up to a collection 6500 dolls from over 85 countries, 500 of which are from the different states of India itself.