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Top experiences in India while traveling with children

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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Jay Kajaria

Jay Kajaria is the Director of Erudite Travel Consultants LLP – the company that owns Bespoke India Holidays. The company specializes in offering high quality bespoke tours, offbeat experiences to guests traveling to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Dubai and Southeast Asia region. The company has received National Tourism Award and has been nominated as a leading Luxury tour operator in Asia by World Travel Awards for year 2020, 2021 and 2022. Erudite Travel Consultants LLP is a responsible travel company focusing on community tourism, animal friendly tours, reducing carbon footprint and engaging in CSR initiatives.

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  1. We thought long and hard about taking our children to India as travel in India takes patience and a little cultural adjustment.

    Now with the benefit of hindsight, 7 years of it, we can safely say that even with a few tummy bugs, it was probably the best educational experience that our kids have had so far.

    1. Hi Jane,

      Glad to know that you had a great experience with kids in India.

      There are many family experiences on offer that Kids will enjoy.


  2. For privileged First World children a tour of the Mumbai slums would be a real experience. They’d learn more from that than they’d learn from a dozen assemblies.

    1. Hi Steve,


      Completely agree with you. A Slum experience of Mumbai will make them appreciate the things that they have more.. Also Slum tour that is covered highlights how the children and people of that part work so hard to make ends but are still so positive..

  3. Far better for children to see animals in their natural habitat on a safari than to see them caged in a zoo.

    1. Hi Michael,

      Seeing animals in their natural habitat is always a nice experience than Zoo. The thrill of going on a wildlife safari is unmatched..

  4. I tried to do India on my gap year. After 10 days I decided that it was great if you had the money for luxury, not so good when I had a fiver a day budget.

    It would different going back now with husband, two kids and a credit card.

    1. Hi Leo,

      Desert camp in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is a fabulous experience. Oct to Mar is a great period for it.

  5. No holidays in India when I was a child. It was a week in Bournemouth if I were lucky. How things have changed!

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