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5 Kid- Friendly Holiday Destinations So Close You Could Literally Go Now!

Holidays with kids don’t always have to involve a resort pool, caravan park or kid’s club. Here are 5 places that you can drive to from Delhi over the long weekend.


Peepal Kothi, Haryana

Peepal Kothi

A boutique farm stay,a short drive away from Gurgaon,nestled in the Aravallis,with 3 rooms and 3 cottages.The perfect place to get away from the pollution and madness of a hectic city life.Mushroom farming. A pond. The ducks lounging in the lake.Sit-out verandahs and greenery everywhere only add to the charm. Peepal Kothi is barely half an hour away from Gurgaon and is three acres of pure happiness with all the above.


Getting there: 1 hour from Delhi.

Kid Favourites: In the grounds of Peepal Kothi you can indulge in a game of Croquet, badminton and board games. You can also learn the art of Indian pottery from their  in house master potter, and learn the village art of making local breads, butter and buttermilk. Bird watchers paradise, The Sultanpur bird sanctuary is a mere 20 kms away and guides can be arranged on prior notice. The country’s largest Heritage transport museum is just 10 Kms away.

Find out more here.


Tijara Fort Palace, Alwar


Each of the suites and rooms at this gorgeous property by Neemrana Hotels has been named after 21 of India’s most famous women painters, such as the Anju Mahal or the Pushpmala Mahal. Their artwork adorns the walls of these namesake rooms as a celebration of their legacy.


Getting there: 3 hours from Delhi

Kid Favourites: There are no TVs in the room and lush gardens make for perfect family play . An outdoor play area, and an indoor games room – these can surely keep kids under the age of 7 or so really happy for a good long weekend. Don’t forget to stop by the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, maybe you’ll spot some tiger stripes among the wilderness! Note : They have a no room service policy.

Find out more here.


The JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa


If your ideal travel plan includes stargazing, unearthing wilderness and relaxing in the lap of the nature, you will love the JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa. A perfect getaway amidst the lush green cedar trees overlooking the Garhwal Himalayan range – there’s lots to do for you and your little one.


Getting there: 5 – 6 hours from Delhi

Kid Favorites:  Their entertainment center, The Den is where your kids are going to love spending the day -with bowling alleys, gaming consoles and dedicated play area for the kids. In case the little ones are up for some adventure and sports – you can hire bikes and go on a biking trail ,nature preserve walk, river rafting or watch the kids rock climb in and around the area. You can get a baby crib on request and also book baby sitting services incase you plan on stepping out sans the kids

Find out more here.


Lalit Mangar


Located on the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway, this one is definitely a splurge. Two nights in opulent luxury – the rooms at the Lalit Mangar afford some really stunning views of the Aravallis which you can admire from the balcony. Rustic yet equipped with all contemporary amenities and services, your private room at The LaLiT Mangar is an idyllic weekend getaway refuge.


Getting there: 30 mins from Delhi

Kid Favorites:  A lovely cycling track, indoor and outdoor play area, table tennis, snooker and lots more to keep the little tots busy and exhausted.

Find out more here.


The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur


Indulge in complete royalty with all the luxuries modern life has to offer at The Oberoi Rajvilas. Spread over 32 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, filled with exotic birdlife – the resort epitomizes tradition, charm and luxury.


Getting there: 
4 – 5 hours from Delhi

Kid Favourites: They have a series of activities for the little ones while you enjoy the luxurious resort’s traits of Mughal arches, gold leaf frescoes and elaborate chandeliers. Let your little one get a custom-made Rajvilas Chef’s cap and apron and embark on a delicious journey of learning to bake delicious cookies at the kitchen or get their hands dipped in vibrant paint while they become a block-printing artist ! They also have a complete tour for kids to go around the magnificent hotel to discover the world of hotel operations.From a helipad to baby sitting – you’re sure to have an uber luxurious royal vacation.

Find out more here.


Where are you off to this weekend? We’d love to know.