All You Need to Know about Travelling in India with Kids

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, is one of the highlights of Rajasthan

 

Can you take the kids to India? Yes, you can! We both lived in New Delhi with our children and it was there that we met Ravi, a travel agent who has subsequently organised countless holidays for globetotting families. We’ve teamed up with him to bring four amazing adventures for families in India.

Ravi know what it takes to create a bespoke family itinerary that looks after the needs of both parents and children. He has access to excellent guides, trustworthy drivers and a rolodex of awesome family hotels. Plus, he just takes all the hassle out of organising a holiday in India. He is constantly on hand to make sure your holiday goes smoothly and is on hand to help should anything go wrong.

For some ideas and advice on travelling in India with kids, take a look at our family travel guide.

 

Four Family Holidays in India

The following four holidays are in four of our favourite Indian destinations; Rajasthan, Kerala, the Indian Himalayas and two excellent Tiger Reserves. But if these holidays are not exactly what you’re looking for then don’t worry, the itineraries can be fully customised.

These holidays can be booked through Ravi (you can make an enquiry at the end of this post). If you do book via globetotting, you’ll be eligible for 5% discount on the total cost of the holiday, simply mention “globetotting” when you make your enquiry. Note that all the holidays listed below can be tailor-made for your family.

 

 

1. Tigers, Camels & Palaces in Rajasthan 

Family City Guides: 36 hours in Jaipur with Kids

The marvelous Palace of the Winds in Jaipur

 

Rajasthan is the India of story books; magical palaces, elephants and tigers. This 15-day family adventure through Rajasthan includes unforgettable experiences including:

  • A rickshaw ride in Delhi and visit to the Rail Museum, which our young kids loved!
  • Arrive at the Taj Mahal on a horse-drawn carriage
  • Search for tigers and other wildlife in Ranthambore National Park
  • Get creative in a textile workshop in Jaipur and then enjoy a meal in a local home
  • Bathe, feed and ride and elephant
  • Explore the fascinating blue city of Jodhpur
  • Take a camel ride into the Thar Desert
  • Spend time in the rural heartland of Rajasthan in a family-friendly heritage hotel
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola in the fairytale town of Udaipur

 

What does it cost?

15 days from US $7,873 for two adults and one child (under 12 years). **This price is valid until March 31, 2017 but is not applicable during Christmas and New Year.

What does it include? 

Accommodation in a double room with 1 extra bed in good quality hotels with charm and character, 14 breakfasts + 3 lunches + 3 Dinners, private Toyota Innova Car, guided sightseeing with entrance fee, 2 game drives in Ranthambore, airfare for Udaipur-Delhi, all applicable taxes. It does not include international airfares.

 

 

2. Backwaters & Tea Plantations in Kerala

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Float along the fabled backwaters of Kerala in a traditional houseboat

 

Kerala is truly one of the best destinations in India for family holiday. This laidback state operates at a different pace to the rest of the country and it’s a joy to travel around with children. Often referred to as the “Jewel of Southern India” it has everything a family might look for in an adventure; the colourful backwaters, lush tree plantations, vast mountains and lovely beaches. Oh, and did we mention elephants?! This 11-day family adventure through Kerala includes the following highlights:

  • A lively and vibrant Kathakali dance performance in Cochin
  • Experiencing life in a local Keralan village
  • Learning how tea goes from crop to teapot in Munnar
  • Spend a day with elephants, feeding and bathing them.
  • Overnight on a traditional houseboat and float along the fabled backwaters
  • Enjoy beach life in Marari

 

What does it cost?

11 days from US $4,295 for two adults and one child (under 12 years). **This price is valid until March 31, 2017 but is not applicable during Christmas and New Year.

What does it include? 

Accommodation in a double room with 1 extra bed in good quality hotels with charm and character, 10 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 Dinner, private Toyota Innova Car, guided sightseeing with entrance fee, all applicable taxes. Does not include international airfares.

 

 

3. Walk the Indian Himalayas

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Captivating mountain views

 

This family-friendly gentle walking tour takes you to the most unspoilt remote villages in the lower Himalayas, allowing you the unique opportunity to experience rural India from close quarters. Accommodation is in charming, traditional village houses that have been renovated to provide comfortable lodging in stunning locations. You will be accompanied by a guide and support staff throughout this tour who will share their local knowledge and introduce you to local communities. Keep an eye out for the small mammals and birdlife that populate the emerald green hillsides and valleys.

At the end of the walking holiday, tag on a few days to visit the famous “Golden Triangle” and the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Enjoy activities such as rickshaw and horse and carraige rides, have dinner at a local home and spend time feeding and bathing a friendly elephant. This 14-day family adventure includes the following highlights:

  • Be amazed by the incredible sight of the HImalayan peaks
  • Walk through charming villages, beautiful valleys and lush forests
  • Take part in local village life
  • Sleep in characterful mountain houses
  • Discover local flora and fauna
  • Drop by a village school and take part in a tree planting initiative
  • Visit a unique butterfly museum, the only one of its kind
  • Explore the famous Golden Triangle

Note: High levels of fitness are not required to do this walking tour. You can set your own pace making the walk ‘easy’ or ‘moderate’. However, you do need to be in general good health and used to walking.

 

What does it cost?

14 days from US $6,942 for two adults and one child (under 12 years). **This price is valid until March 31, 2017 but is not applicable during Christmas and New Year.

What does it include? 

Accommodation in a double room with 1 extra bed in good quality hotels with charm and character and refurbished village houses, 13 breakfasts + 6 lunches + 6 Dinners, private Toyota Innova Car, an expert walk guide with support staff during walks, guided sightseeing with entrance fee, train-fare for Delhi-Kathgodam-Delhi, all applicable taxes. Does not include international airfares.

 

 

4. Wildlife Wonders

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Imagine seeing the Indian Rhinoceros in the wild!

 

Thanks to a vast variation in geography and climate, India is incredibly diverse and home to some 350 mammals, over 2,000 species of birds and thousands of fish and reptiles. India is also home to tigers, the Asiatic Elephant and the Indian Rhinoceros (also known as the greater one-horned rhino). It’s also the only place in the world where you can find (if you’re lucky!) the Asiatic Lion. Unlike Africa, where major species have almost exclusive habitats, in India, they co-exist in the wildlife parks providing excellent opportunities to spot them. This 16-day family wildlife adventure includes the following highlights:

  • Take a guided tiger safari in Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks, some of the best places in the country to spot this majestic creature
  • Float along the picturesque Ken river
  • Explore the unique temples at Khajuraho
  • Pay a visit to the world’s most famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal
  • Discover India’s capital on a rickshaw ride
  • Enjoy dinner at a local home

 

What does it cost?

16 days from US $9,510 for two adults and one child (under 12 years). **This price is valid until March 31, 2017 but is not applicable during Christmas and New Year.

What does it include?

Accommodation in a double room with 1 extra bed in good quality hotels with charm and character, 15 breakfast + 8 lunches + 9 Dinners, private Toyota Innova Car, guided sightseeing with entrance fee, 9 game drives in Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Panna National Parks, boat ride in Panna, airfare for Delhi-Nagpur, train-fare for Jhansi-Agra, all applicable taxes. Does not include international airfares.

 

 

Special Offer!

If you are interested in any of the above family adventures then you can make an enquiry via our contact form (see button below). Your enquiry will be sent to Ravi who will contact you directly with an itinerary and quote based on your family’s requirements. All the above holidays can be customised based on what your family would like to do.

Mention ‘globetotting’ when you make your enquiry and you will receive 5% off the total price of the holiday

 

Make an enquiry >

 

Disclosure: we do receive a small commission for any holiday successfully booked with Ravi, however this does not affect the price of your holiday in any way. 

 

 

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