India is as much of an adventure for children as it is for the parents as long as you plan your India family holiday carefully. Although it might at first appear overwhelming for children, India is an enriching and fun experience and as extended families are very common in India, your little ones will be embraced with open arms.
Visits to temples and archaeological sites will be offset by time spent in the swimming pool at the hotel or building sand castles on a beach. We believe that an active holiday is a recipe for a successful holiday but we know that children and parents will all need some downtime to reflect on the holiday and build up strength for the next excursion.
Family Holiday Suggestion in India
India offers limitless options of things to do and places to go with your family. Our India specialists have put together a 14-day South India holiday suggestion that covers wildlife of Nagerhole National Park, tea plantations of Coorg and the Keralan backwaters and beach.
Ideas for an India Family Holiday
- Stay with a local family in south India, learn how to make a giant naan breads and take a cycle tour along the backwaters of Kerala
- Become a young naturalist and acquire the basic tools of jungle craft
- Take a village tour in a rickshaw
- Ride the toy train and experience the foothills by Indian rail
- Visit a local school to meet children of the same age
- See a wild tiger strutting through the jungle straight out of Kiplings’s Jungle Book
Featured Family Properties in India
Children can try their hand at learning to play a local instrument, watch a Kalari match, learn to husk a coconut or join in with traditional Keralan dancers.
Great for school age children. Walk the nature trails through cedar forests stopping for a gourmet picnic, mountain bike an exciting downhill track, ride the Sutlej river in white water rafting.
Hugely child friendly with Martial art demonstrations, cooking classes and an adventure walk or rickshaw ride around Marari village - all geared towards little ones.
Join the Junior Ranger Programme, which is great for children. This authentic experience teaches them about wildlife and great jungle skills, Ray Mears-esque.
Advice from Our Family Experts
“India is brimming with activities to satisfy even the most adventurous of children. The country is huge and moving around too frequently is tiring. Try to avoid one night stays to prevent constant repacking and only bite off as much as you can manage in one holiday. Don’t attempt too much or go too far in one trip.”
Joe Parkes | Steppes Travel Family Expert
Forsyth's Lodge Satpura Junior Rangers Course