6 weeks with teens - What to do in Delhi?

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Will be in Delhi over the summer. Any idea on what to do with two 12 year olds? Looking for tennis, club, activities, etc. Any suggestions very much appreciated!
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off the top of my head: National Science museums, Indian Doll/Sculptures museum, the zoo (bigger but scarier than the Sg night safari) , ITPO/Pragati Maidan - if there is an exhibition running, Old Fort and buildings, 32 Milestone...

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Delhi will be hot as hell...there are libraries and tennis courts (Siri Fort Sports Complex).

Would u consider packing them off for a summer camp to the himalays instead?

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There's sumthing called "Bal Bhavan". It hosts all sorts of activities for kids (6-18). But I wonder if your kids will like it.
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I would suggest that you take up temporary membership at the Tollygunge Club - which has great sporting facilities, gorgeous grounds and good food. I'm sure you would find plenty for your two 12 year olds to do there - it's a welcome oasis amongst the chaos of Delhi!
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Hard to respond a bit because not sure if you will be just staying in Delhi or have the ability to travel as well. Is this work related travel or a family vacation of sorts?

Lots of ideas given already. I suggest also travel out of Delhi a bit. Explore India and the children will appreciate it for years to come. India can be hard for teenagers for sure but nevertheless it will be a good experience in the long run.

I would also provide and encourgae them, in addition to what they are familiar with , tennis, swimming, etc.) new activities like a local cricket or field hockey club. They can learn a new sport and have something their friends back home may not have.
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What great info! We did go to India over Chinese New Year for a ten day trip. We explored a lot of Rajasthan. We will be able to travel some, but for atleast 4 of the 6 will be in Delhi itself. The kids loved their first India trip, but this one is to be with dad while he is working.
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Monkeys, snake charmers, auto rickshaws . . . I doubt the kids will ever be bored.
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errmmmm ... Sorry For some insane reason I read 'Kolkata' when I should have read 'Delhi'. Ignore the advice about the Tolly - a bit far for a game of tennis , I fear. Can only plead tiredness, and the fact that I had been away from home for several days and had loads of postings on IM to read!
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The Rail Museum is worth a visit too.
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