The sights, the sounds, the people, the food, and the culture of each Indian state are mind-boggling. However, when travelling with children, you must select experiences that are comfortable, safe, fun, educational, and exclusively Indian. We list the best child-friendly destinations to explore in India
Dera Amer Wilderness Camp
Glamping amongst the wilderness! This Jaipur location has luxury AC tents & facilities like WiFi, an outdoor pool, BBQ, Bar, and exceptional service. Laxmi and Rangmala are two elephants who stay there too! There are some popular landmarks nearby, like the Saluwar forest and Amber Fort.
Zipline tour at Mehrangarh Fort (children above 10 years old)
Flying Fox organises zip lining at the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort. Enjoy the 1.5hr experience, gliding on different 300 m-long zip lines and trekking through the Rao Jodha eco-park. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of a few of Blue City’s historic locations.
Slum tour in Mumbai
Mumbai, India’s financial capital is known for Bollywood and some of the richest Indians. But go on a guided tour to the Dharavi slum. You’ll appreciate the grit of the slum residents – dreamers and hard workers, struggling happily for a better life.
Ajanta & Ellora Caves
These two UNESCO World Heritage Sites are lessons on Indian history and culture. The man-made rock-cut caves all date back to the 2nd century B.C. – 11th century AD! Visit Ajanta for the brilliant wall paintings, and Ellora for the marvellous architecture and the Kailasa temple.
Desert camp stay in Rajasthan
Rajasthan has many luxury tents at desert camps. The Damodra desert camp in Jaisalmer is known for its exceptional food and hospitality. The tents have AC and heater, and the bathrooms have geysers. You must go on a jeep safari. The Osian desert (Jodhpur) and the Sam Sand Dunes (Jaisalmer) are two areas having many desert camp stay options. Stay at a family-friendly desert camp in Thar Desert & enjoy activities like camel rides.
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India’s local arts and crafts
The arts crafts of every Indian state is incredible and distinct. From architecture to souvenirs you can pick, the highly-skilled art and craft work is going to charm you. Some of the best examples are The Chennai temples’ stone carvings, Kashmir’s Pashmina shawls and carpets, Andhra Pradesh’s Kalamkari art, Kondapalli toys, and Banjara needlework,. Then there are Mumbai’s street art, Maharashtra’s geometric Warli paintings, and Varanasi’s silk sarees. But this is only the tip of the iceberg.
You can plan an entire long holiday based on India’s arts and crafts theme. Visit the government emporiums of each state where you can check out the finest local handiwork products.
Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park
An Indian holiday with children remains incomplete if they don’t see any Royal Bengal Tiger. The Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh with the highest density of tiger population is the best place for a thrilling Tiger Safari. You can also spot white tigers here. The best tiger-sighting zone is the Tala zone. The National Park also has high-end luxury resorts and budget resorts where you can stay.
Jay Kajaria is Founder of Bespoke India Holidays. Bespoke India Holidays is an award-winning company that specialises in creating luxury trips to India and the subcontinent.
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