Take a Family Holiday to India
India, as a travel destination, is best known for its tigers, culture and the Taj Mahal. However, there are many other attractions that would be great for the whole family to enjoy. The varied terrain, great nature parks, phenomenal historical architecture and beautiful beaches mean you can find something for family members of all ages and it can be a great destination for an adventurous family holiday.
Learning about different cultures
There are a multitude of opportunities for children to learn about the Hindu Culture. This include visits to temples and museums. On top of that there are many festivals that take place throughout the year which will provide them with a more interactive cultural experience. Linked to this experience, naturally, is the food. Children can learn about various spices and try different vegetarian foods. A meatless diet may be new to them but it’s a great way to see how tasty vegetarian meals can actually be.
One of the aspects that makes India unique is the way ‘old and new’ as well as ‘rich and poor’ exist alongside each other. From the food establishments and architecture to clothing and transportation. Travelling through these crowded cities is an eye-opening experience, whether it’s on a taxi, train, bus or rickshaw . The rickshaw is a mode of transportation that children of all ages will find fun and interesting.
Exploring the Wildlife
Animals are always a great hit with children. The Corbett or Ranthambore national parks are a great place to learn more about tigers as well as do some tiger spotting.These national parks also provide you with the opportunity to interact with other signature Indian animals such as Elephants and monkeys. You’ll be able to feed and ride the elephants through interesting vegetation. A phenomenal experience that children and adults alike will not easily forget.
Relaxing in the South
The south of India is home to beautiful beaches, fascinating canals and tea plantations.In Kerala, hearlded as one of ten paradises of the world, familes can enjoy quality time traveling on house boats along the famous canals. Or take a trip to Goa with its pristine beaches as a great way to end off your trip. This area is also known for its tea plantations, where children can learn about the history and workings of a tea plantation. An operation they are unlikely to be exposed to otherwise. There are also lots of great family resorts in the area, such as the majorda beach resort, which are perfect for a relaxing break from the hectic times in India’s cities.
Children are inherently curious, so travelling with them to unique and exotic places will always be a great idea. India is a good option but with it’s large and varied terrain it requires a lot of research and planning. There are many tours that one can take to make this experience easier. However, these can be expensive and boring for families as they are often rather generic. When making your plans, opt for tours that allow you a more personalized experience with your guide and give you control over the places you would like to visit. After all, you know your family and their needs best.