India is a haven of different attractions, cultures, cuisines, sights and more that many of us dream of travelling to one day. That being said, if you have a family with young children, some of the popular places aren’t necessarily always the best idea, as the last thing you want is to be traversing busy streets or thick wilderness with the kids in tow.
This shouldn’t put you off experiencing a top India vacation though as there are plenty of family-friendly options to choose from, here is a short selection:
If the idea of a more chilled out family time is your preferred experience then, then Goa is just the place. The beaches are perhaps one of the more popular aspects with over 30 to choose from, with often calm shores that aren’t too crowded. You can still get around though by taking relaxing boat trips up the backwaters, or by visiting the quiet, local towns which offer an insight into the local way of life without the hustle and bustle of the city.
This state in the north is perfect for those looking to show their kids nature at its finest. One of the best examples of this is scenery of Shimla – ideal for family walks – or a trip to the neighbouring Himalayas, in particular the Rohtang Pass. Again, the towns and cities of the area can offer plenty of accommodation, but the region is typically quieter than the tourist spots.
If you still want to head to the city, then Jaipur is a great choice. While there’s no denying it will still be reasonably busy here in the tourist areas, it’s still quieter than major counterparts like Mumbai and New Delhi. Within the city there are hundreds of sights to see including two World Heritage Sites in the form of Jantar Mantar and the stunning Amer Fort. As a city you can also find a variety of different accommodation options and holiday packages, which will meet a variety of family needs.
Families who love nature and a little luxury will also love Munnar. This town in the southern Kerala district is a great base to head out and see the impressive delights of this area, but also has plenty of top resorts to stay in.
What’s best though, is that these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to family-friendly holidays in India. With a little research you can find some hidden gems – particularly in the north of the country – that are sure to cater to every type of family.