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.
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In just one week in India, active families can explore the Golden Triangle's ancient sites and natural marvels. Meanwhile, those looking to get well off the beaten path can opt for a trip to northern India, complete with an overnight stay on a houseboat. If your family prefers an abundance of beach time, enjoy the perfect blend of Mumbai and Goa's sun-kissed shores. Or, head to southern India and delight children during enthralling cultural shows and wildlife encounters.
With 10 days in India, you can see at least three destinations. Families visiting for the first time can hit the highlights of the Golden Triangle. Or, satisfy a range of ages with cooking lessons, wildlife safaris, a houseboat experience, and more in Kerala. Families with a sense of adventure will appreciate the monastery visits and outdoor activities, including camping at Pangong Lake, in the Himalaya, while those seeking beach days and cave temple exploration should head for Mumbai, Aurangabad, and Goa.
With delicious food, rich cultures, and stunning scenery, India has plenty of opportunities for unforgettable family adventures. You can meet rescued elephants in an animal sanctuary or celebrate cultural festivals like Holi or Diwali. From the misty tea plantations of Darjeeling to the colorful markets of Mumbai, this vibrant and diverse country makes for an awe-inspiring destination.
India family-friendly itineraries
This exotic itinerary is the ultimate introduction to South India's state of Kerala—an up-and-coming destination for savvy travelers. Kick off with an Arabian Sea sunset in Cochin before a private guide drives you through lush, hilly interiors peppered with tea and spice plantations. Continue the journey with an overnight cruise through infamous waterways, followed by a tour of Fort Kochi (by tuk-tuk) to finish the adventure.
Spend a week discovering India's culture and history with this immersive family tour. Start in the vibrant city of Mumbai to stroll the greenery of Kamala Nehru Park, see ancient caves on Elephanta Island, and visit notable landmarks such as the Gateway of India and the chaotic Dhobi Ghat laundry. Then, it's off to the white-sand beaches of Goa for stunning Portuguese architecture, tours of Old Goa's tasty street food, and a day of swimming, surfing, or banana boat rides at Goa's Palolem Beach.
Spend a week and a half exploring the state of Rajasthan with the family on this packed 10-day itinerary. You'll start and end your trip in lively Delhi, completing a circuit that sees you and the little ones immersing yourselves in the culture, history, and majestic landscapes. Let the kids roam the gleaming marble tiles of the Taj Mahal, explore the deserted red sandstone buildings and structures of Fatehpur Sikri, and count the number of bird species and exotic wildlife at Bharatpur's Keoladeo National Park.
For a week-long family holiday you'll never forget, try India's Golden Triangle—a region jam-packed with ancient sites and natural wonders. As you hop between Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, you'll see magnificent monuments like the Taj Mahal with your own eyes, explore wild nature reserves, and experience India's vibrant cultures and cuisines. Travel by car, tuk-tuk, rickshaw, and even elephant as you make memories that will become family legends.
Based in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala, this perfectly curated week-long family trip ticks off the region's highlights while transporting you and the kids to the heart of local life. Discover village traditions and learn how to cook Keralan cuisine in Kumbalani. Get up close and personal with the elephants on Periyar Lake, and cruise the atmospheric backwaters of Alappuzha before spending the night on an enchanting houseboat. You'll finish by relaxing on the sweeping sands of Kovalam Beach.
Dive right into the culture and history of India with this immersive family tour that starts in the vibrant city of Mumbai. Explore Hindu caves on Elephanta Island and visit notable city landmarks such as the Gateway of India and the chaotic Dhobi Ghat laundry. Then, it's off to Aurangabad for a walk through the ancient Ellora and Ajanta Caves. Swim, surf, and Jet Ski along the beaches of Goa, visit the greenery (and 'gators!) of Divar Island, and do some serious souvenir shopping at Goa's colorful markets.
The history, culture, and natural beauty of India come together on this family-friendly two-week tour. Starting with the legendary Golden Triangle destinations of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, you and the kids will also explore some of Rajasthan's highlights, including the blue-washed streets of Jodhpur, the sacred site Pushkar, and India's most romantic city, Udaipur. Along the way, experience a Bollywood wedding, go on a tiger-spotting safari, learn to care for elephants, and cruise scenic Lake Pichola.
Uncover the jewels of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala on this relaxed 10-day family adventure. Create your own tea in the foothills of Aanamudi, tour spice plantations, and discover the art of South Indian cuisine. Admire the elephants and tigers in the Periyar National Park and the towering peaks of the Western Ghats before cruising the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha and hitting the golden beaches of Kovalam on this one-in-a-lifetime family trip.
Spend a week amid the high-altitude beauty of India's northern territories on this off-the-beaten-path family adventure. Start in the city of Leh, where you'll walk the halls of ancient monasteries and hear the morning chants of the monks that live there. Take a thrilling whitewater ride on the Indus River, then head to Nubra Valley to tour the sand dunes of Hundar via camel. Hike the sacred shores of Yarab Lake, "glamp" at the otherworldly Pangong Lake, and return to Leh in time for shopping at its lively market.
From the temples of Tamil Nadu to the backwaters of Appaluzha, this two-week trip to Kerala is perfect for families seeking the scenic highlights of this relaxed southern Indian state. Create tea in the foothills of Aanamudi, tour spice plantations, and get up close and personal with the wildlife on Periyar Lake. You'll make a lifetime's worth of memories as you and the kids spot elephants and tigers, spend the night on a traditional houseboat, and take a yoga lesson on Kovalam's sandy shores.
Discover the many faces of India with your family on this 14-day adventure that starts in the bustling city of Delhi. See historic sites and landmarks both on foot and via a rickshaw tour, then it's off to the jungles of Pench National Park for wildlife sightings of tigers, leopards, monkeys, and more! Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of Mumbai, visit the ancient caves of Ellora and Ajanta, see lounging crocodiles on Divar Island, and relax, play, and surf on the pristine beaches of Goa.
Adventurous families will love the off-the-beaten-path thrills of this two-week exploration of northern India. Start in the bustling capital of Delhi before flying to the mountains and lakes of the Ladakh region, where you'll visit remote monasteries, go whitewater rafting on the mighty Indus River, cross the dunes of Hundar by camel, and spend two nights at a comfortable lakeside camp. Fly south again to end your trip, meeting the monkeys of Agra Fort and watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal.
This adventurous family tour of India takes you from the bustling streets of Delhi to the Himalaya mountains. Your trip begins with an exploration of Delhi, then it's off to Leh, where you'll see historic monasteries and experience the morning chants and rituals of the monks that live there. Take a wild ride on the Indus River, see the stunning beauty of the Nubra Valley, trek across the dunes of Hundar via camel, and camp out in comfort on the peaceful shores of Pangong Lake.
Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of India on this 10-day, family-friendly highlights tour. Traveling through the famous Golden Triangle, you'll explore the popular stops of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, as well as several stunning nature reserves. Your family will see some of the world's most awe-inspiring temples and fortresses, taste fine cuisine, spot exciting wildlife (including tigers!), and make friends with an elephant or two on this varied and unforgettable adventure.