What to Do in India with Kids

India happens to be one of the best tour destinations when it comes to travelling with kids. The climate is good, weather conditions are perfect when it comes to touring in winters and food is finely dished out to suit almost all taste buds. One of the most kids friendly places on earth, it is not difficult for foreigners to adapt to the climate, water and food of this land. A country which offers not only Indian food but also inter- continental food, staying here even for a long time can be quite easy.

Being in India is not only easy but also interesting. There are so many things one can do while one  is here.

1. Go for Elephant Ride

India is a country very well known for its elephant ride and up – close n personal experience with elephants. And kids definitely love it! Elephants are present almost in every region of India but if you want to have an ultimate experience then National parks and sanctuaries are the best places. Dera Amer is one of the places to have such an experience. Located just outside Jaipur, Rajasthan; it offers feeding and bathing elephants, painting one of the elephant’s trunk and polo game with an elephant!

Jaipur Amber Fort Elephant Ride Family Tour India

Also Read : Travelling Rajasthan: Know What Every Traveller Does in Rajasthan

Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Rajasthan Tour From Delhi

2. Hop on Camel’s back

Camel ride is another option which one can enjoy with kids in deserts of Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur. Seeing the huge reddish – orangish sun setting in and coming up out of the sand dunes is one of the most fantastic scenes one can have! It’s definitely the biggest sun you would have ever seen!

Camel Safari Jaisalmer

Read More : Top Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer

Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Trip to Rajasthan

3. Enjoy a River Ride on Royal Boats of Kerala

One can also go for Kettuvulum overnight stay  in backwaters of Kerala. Backwaters are a long chain of lagoons and inland lakes parallel to Arabian sea where the traditional and highly decorated boats take you for a fantastic ride. Fitted with all the modern amenities and an onboard kitchen to serve fresh dishes prepared in it and served in an ethnic south India way! One can do fishing, enjoy fresh coconut water on board and watch village kids playing around the lakeside. Other activities include enjoying the sun rising and setting in, watching church and temples pass by and waving school children going off to school.

Houseboat Kerala with Kids

Also See : What to do in Kerala with Kids Including Travel Tips

Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Houseboat Tour of Kerala

4. Go on Sledging

If you are touring around the Himalayas around Jammu & Kashmir, Shimla, Kullu and Manali; then you must try out Skiing. Take up those family – friendly hotels and see your kids sledging down the hills. Other places like Gangtok offer Yak ride with a cup of local tea and immersing in walks amongst the clouds which offer come down to local roads and hills!

Sledding in Manali

Read More : Most Beautiful Places in Himalayas Region for Holiday

Suggested Tour : 15 Days – Western Himalayas Tour Packages

5. Visit Taj Mahal

Visiting Taj Mahal of Agra can be interesting for grown up kids. This marvel which took 22 years and 22,000 workers to build can be a place of interest for those who love history and  architecture. Just outside Taj Mahal is Tonga or horse ride which is equally enjoyable. Getting a photo – op is another activity which kids like. Most of the people thinks about the reasons to visit the Taj Mahal and there are several reasons.

Taj Mahal Visiting with Kids

Also Read : Top 10 Family Holiday Destinations in India

Suggested Tour : 5 Days – Exclusive Taj Mahal Tour

6. Go for Safari Rides

Going on Safari Rides is one of the most loved activities by children! Best liked places for safaris include Keoladeo National Sanctuary, Desert National Park, Bharatpur National Park, Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary, Corbett National Park and Pench National Park. Safaris include staying in fully equipped jungle huts, yummy dishes prepared in park kitchen and close encounters with wild animals and jungle rides!

Wildlife Safaris

Also Read : Top Wildlife Sanctuaries to Visit in India

Suggested Tour : 14 Days – Wildlife Safari India

7. Ride a Toy Train

Riding in UNESCO World Heritage Toy Trains like Darjeeling toy train (Darjeeling) and Marethan Toy Train is definitely thrilling experience one can go for! It’s a two – fold experience and kids not only enjoy the rides but also get to see India’s Hill Stations like Darjeeling and Marethan.

toy train ride family trip india

Read : Tips for First Time Darjeeling Travellers

Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Darjeeling Gangtok Tour Packages

Tips for Indian Foods

Food is never a problem in India. Even if your kids do not like Indian food, one can try the continental food. Joints like McDonalds, Pizza Hut, TGI Friday, Dominos, Aristo Cafe, Baskin Robbins and Subway offer quite a fast – food/take away variants to satisfy those little hunger buds! On the other hand, if you are staying in 4 or 5 – star hotel; then food is definitely not a problem at all! Above all fruits are in abundance so can always carry some fruits handy in your bag.

Despite the location you choose to discover with your kids, always pre – book hotel and national parks. Reservations and pre – planning are always good! So, do not forget to visit our website http://www.travelogyindia.com for your hassle free journey to India.

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Mukti Sharma

Mukti Sharma

A avid traveller, the author is has visited almost entire India. With a keen interest in history, archeology and culture of India; she has been writing for more than 6 years. Also travelled overseas to countries like Dubai and Hongkong; she loves to add in the beauty and practical inputs of each destination she visits.
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