You take the kids to explore six to seven destinations in two weeks in India. Since the country is expansive, it's best to focus on one region, such as the famous Golden Triangle route through Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Adventurous families will love the off-the-beaten-path thrills of monasteries in the far north. Meanwhile, South India is more relaxed with Munar's tea history trail and cruises on Kerala's backwaters. Kids will love sampling India's cities, jungles, and beaches on a trip that involves exploring caves and animal safaris.

Itinerary #1: Family Adventure in India's Golden Triangle

You and the kids will explore the Golden Triangle destinations of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur on this classic introduction to India. It's packed with activities to keep the kids busy, such as experiencing the beauty of the Taj Mahal, tiger-spotting on a safari in Ranthambore National Park, and riding an elephant up to the Amer Fort. The whole family will enjoy the blue-washed streets of Jodhpur, the sacred site of Pushkar, and sailing along Udaipur's romantic Lake Pichola. 

Children peek over a balcony near Jaipur
Children peek over a balcony near Jaipur
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi Delhi
Day 2 Tour of New Delhi, National Rail Museum & Humayun's Tomb Delhi
Day 3 Transfer to Agra, Sloth Bear Rescue Center & Taj Mahal  Agra
Day 4 Transfer to Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri Bharatpur
Day 5 Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Transfer to Ranthambore Ranthambore
Day 6 Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambhore Fort Ranthambore
Day 7 Transfer to Jaipur, Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Village Trip & Bollywood Movie Jaipur
Day 8 Tour Jaipur, Block Printing, Elephant Experience & Cooking Class Jaipur
Day 9 Transfer to Pushkar, Explore Villages & Holy Sites  Pushkar
Day 10 Transfer to Jodhpur, Explore the "Blue City" Jodhpur
Day 11 Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada, Explore the Bazaars Jodhpur
Day 12 Transfer to Udaipur, Boat Ride on Lake Pichola  Udaipur
Day 13 Explore Udaipur  Udaipur
Day 14 Fly to Delhi & Depart  

Spend two days discovering Delhi's iconic sights, like the Qutub Minar minaret, with gardens where kids can stretch their legs. The National Rail Museum will captivate younger family members, while Humayun's Tomb and India Gate will impress the older ones. Head to Agra on Day 3 for the magnificent Taj Mahal, first stopping at the Sloth Bear Rescue Center to enjoy the antics of these charming animals. Explore the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Bharatpur, where kids can run around the well-preserved buildings. Spot animals at Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary and Bengal tigers on safari in Ranthambore

In Jaipur, kids (and parents!) will love the elephant ride to the top of the ornate Amer Fort. Family activities include a block printing lesson, elephant interaction, and a cooking class. The following day, transfer to Pushkar to visit the colorful Brahma Temple and ride a camel cart—lots of fun for the kids! On Day 10, you'll tour Jodhpur's landmarks, where you and the gang will discover the atmospheric bazaars and temples in the old city quarter, Navchokiya. Have the kids spot the carved elephants on the marble Jain Temple on the way to Udaipur and watch for dance performances and puppet shows, popular with younger ones. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Family Discovery of Northern India: From the Himalaya to the Taj Mahal

Consider the off-the-beaten-path thrills of this Northern India discovery tour, ideal for the adventurous family. Start in the bustling capital of Delhi before flying to the mountains and lakes of the Ladakh region. You'll visit remote monasteries in Leh, go whitewater rafting on the mighty Indus River, cross the dunes of Hundar by camel, and spend two nights camping at Pangong Lake. Fly south again to end your trip, meeting the monkeys of Agra Fort and watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. 

Tour the magic of India with your family
Tour the magic of India with your family
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1  Arrive in Delhi Delhi
Day 2  Fly to Leh, Guided Walking Tour  Leh
Day 3 Monastery Tours: Thiksey, Hemis & Matho Leh
Day 4 Rafting Adventure on the Indus River  Leh
Day 5 Ladakh Monasteries, Tea with a Local Family in Tingmosgang Village Leh
Day 6 Transfer to Hundar via the Nubra Valley & Diskit Monastery Nubra Valley
Day 7 Explore Hundar: Sand Dunes, Camel Rides & Hot Springs  Nubra Valley
Day 8 Transfer to Sumur, See the Samstanling Monastery Sumur
Day 9 Camping Adventure on Pangong Lake Pangong Tso
Day 10 Explore Pangong Lake Pangong Tso
Day 11 Return to Leh, Lamayuru Monastery & Leh Market Leh
Day 12 Fly to Delhi, Transfer to Agra, Explore Agra Fort Agra
Day 13 Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour, Transfer to Delhi Delhi
Day 14 Depart Delhi  

Begin in Delhi on a guided tour of the Red Fort, a true history lesson older kids will enjoy. Fly to Leh for four days of discovering monasteries and an exciting day of rafting on the Indus River. Next, drive west to Alchi, then south to Stok Gompa's Palace Museum, where the kids can see old costumes and crowns. Stop in Tingmosgang Village for butter tea and for the kids to run and play. Transfer to Hundar via the Nubra Valley and Diskit Monastery, where a desert tour guide will regale the family with stories. Visit Panamic Village's sulfur hot springs or the pool if you or the kids want to take a dip or have a splash. 

On Day 8, you and the little ones can walk around and view Buddhist paintings at Samstanling Gompa monastery at Sumur. Next, camp along the gorgeous Pangong Lake the following day, where the family can walk along the shores and enjoy group activities, and the kids can play, birdwatch, and spot marmots. Return to Leh for its monastery and Leh Market for kids to hunt for souvenirs. After transferring south, see playful monkeys at Agra Fort before taking the family on a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal. If the kids need to burn energy, visit the massive playground near India Gate once back in Delhi, departing the next day. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Family Fun in Kerala: South India's Backwaters, Beaches, Tea Plantations & Temples

Focusing on the south of India, have fun with your family on this itinerary of Kerala and its highlights. From the temples of Tamil Nadu to the backwaters of Appaluzha, you and your family will enjoy a relaxed tour of this southern Indian state. Immerse yourselves in traditional Keralan village life, discover the history of tea in the lush Western Ghats, visit the colorful Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, cruise Kerala's enchanting backwaters, and take a relaxing yoga lesson on the golden beaches of Kovalam. 

Discover the family-friendly highlights of India's Kerala state
Discover the family-friendly highlights of India's Kerala state
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Kochi, Transfer to Cochin, Sunset Boat Cruise Cochin
Day 2 Guided Village Walk, Cooking Class with a Local Family Cochin
Day 3 Transfer to Munnar & Explore Munnar
Day 4 Munnar Tea History Trail Munnar
Day 5 Transfer to Madurai Madurai
Day 6 Madurai Temples & Street Food Tour  Madurai
Day 7 Transfer to Periyar, Spice Plantation Tour Periyar
Day 8 Periyar National Park Game Safari, Lake Cruise Periyar
Day 9 Transfer to Alappuzha, Evening Stay on a Traditional Houseboat Alappuzha
Day 10 Cruise Kerala's Backwaters Alappuzha
Day 11 Transfer to Kovalam, Beach Afternoon Kovalam
Day 12 Free Morning in Kovalam, Temples & Palaces in Kanyakumari Kovalam
Day 13 Yoga Session & Relaxation on Kovalam Beach  Kovalam
Day 14 Transfer to Trivandrum, Depart  

Your family fun begins in Cochin with a sunset cruise and observing Keralan life in Kumbalangi. If the kids are keen, paddle a canoe on Lake Vembanad on Day 2, then kids of all ages will enjoy a cooking class later that day. Head east to Munnar's Eravikulam National Park, with trails perfect for young adventurers to let off steam. Embark on the tea history trail and have the kids make tea from the leaves they collected. As a family, stroll through Madurai and task the kids with spotting animals and gods on the towers of Meenakshi Amman Temple. Afterward, head to Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal for child-friendly street food.

Marvel at the Western Ghats before visiting a fragrant spice garden and a cooking demonstration on Day 7. The following day, spot jungle animals in Periyar National Park and cruise on Periyar Lake. Next, your family will stay on a traditional houseboat in Alappuzha on Kerala's backwaters for two days before departing for a beach day in Kovalam a ways south. Stop at Thanumalayan Temple on your way to Kanyakumari, home to the breathtaking Padmanabhapuram Palace. Spend your last full day in a family yoga class on the beach, followed by beach time: active kids can delve into watersports while little ones play in the shallows. Learn more

Itinerary #4 Family Exploration of India: Cities, Jungles & Beaches

This fast-paced family exploration hops from cities to jungles to beaches to discover the many faces of India. Take in the vibrant sights and sounds of Delhi via rickshaw, see Bengal tigers prowling the forests of Pench National Park, visit the ancient caves of Ellora and Ajanta, spot march crocodiles on Divar Island, and play on Goa's pristine beaches.

See the beaches of India with your family
See the beaches of India with your family
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi & Explore  Delhi
Day 2 Delhi Sightseeing Tour Delhi
Day 3 Fly to Nagpur, Transfer to Pench National Park   Pench
Day 4 Pench National Park Safari Pench
Day 5 Fly to Mumbai & Explore Mumbai
Day 6 Mumbai Sightseeing Tour, Markets & Shopping  Mumbai
Day 7 Fly to Aurangabad, Tour Ellora Caves Aurangabad
Day 8 Excursion to Ajanta Caves Aurangabad
Day 9 Fly to Goa & Explore Goa
Day 10 Divar Island Adventure, Tour of Old Goa Goa
Day 11 Palolem Beach Day: Sun, Surf & Watersports Goa
Day 12 North Goa Sightseeing, Old Goa Food Walk Goa
Day 13 Free Day in Goa Goa
Day 14 Depart Goa  

Your exploration begins with Delhi's temples, shopping districts, and Central Park, where the kids can play. Fly to Pench National Park on Day 3 to see Bengal tigers on safari. After the kids snap photos, they can enjoy the hotel's play areas. In Mumbai, tour sites like the Gateway of India as your driver regales the family with stories about these locales. If the kids need to expend energy, Kamala Nehru Park is the perfect stop. At Chowpatty Beach, try tasty street food or buy the little ones a toy from the beach vendors. Explore the Ellora Caves, and in the afternoon, take a family picnic to Siddharth Garden and Zoo.

The following day, young artists in the family will appreciate the carvings and paintings at Ajanta Caves before flying south for five days in Goa, first touring spice plantations, where the kids can stretch their legs. Hop a ferry to Divar Island and climb the hill to a church with views. Bonus, the kids will love looking at the saltwater crocodiles. In South Goa, enjoy watersports at Palolem Beach. Sightsee North Goa's Albeit Fort Aguadan and kids and adults will be amused at your guide's stories of its many epic battles. Take a street food tour of Old Goa and finish your trip with beach time or find fun souvenirs to take home with you. Learn more 

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