India family holidays

India is like nowhere else on earth, a constant kaleidoscope of colour and noise that assails the senses. India family holidays are exciting, rewarding, challenging and immensely entertaining. There are timeless wonders like the perfect marble Taj Mahal, the majestic Moghul forts of Rajasthan and the intricately carved temples of the South but there are also lush jungles where tigers prowl and remote Himalayan kingdoms where Buddhism flourishes.

All of this is set against a lively backdrop where camels, rickshaws and sacred cows jostle for space in the bustling markets, hawkers display mounds of scented spices and gaudy temples draw the faithful in a continuous parade of lively spirituality.

India family holiday - child with guard

Children are warmly welcomed wherever you go in India

Why take the kids?

Here are some of our favourite activities to include on an India family holiday;

  1. Scooting around Old Delhi aboard a rickshaw
  2. Riding to out-of-the-way villages in Rajasthan on the back of a camel
  3. Feeding and washing Indian elephants in Jaipur
  4. Exploring Kerala’s backwaters on a converted rice barge
  5. Searching for tigers, leopards and sloth bears on a safari
  6. Staying in converted Maharaja’s palaces
  7. Exploring the magical Taj Mahal (ideally at dawn!)

The one thing that you can pretty much guarantee in India is that the children will never be bored. Travel will sometimes be by car, but you will also go on trains, camel, auto-rickshaw (tuk tuk), cycle rickshaw, bicycle and possibly a bullock cart. All of our India family holidays will include some more ‘off the beaten track’ villages, many of which are home to near deserted ramshackle palaces and forts, which the children can explore at will. Jungle safaris are also always popular, with the chance of seeing a tiger up close.

The Indians are enormously welcoming and friendly and you will find that having children with you will open all kinds of doors, whether that means being invited into a shop for a steaming cup of spicy chai or asked to come into a school for some impromptu English lessons.

For further inspiration check out our India with kids blog

Camel safari - India family holidays

Kids young and old love exploring Rajasthan by camel!

Example India family itineraries

All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on.

However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a family holiday in India, have a look at our sample itineraries, Wonders of Rajasthan and Kerala Family Holiday.

Also check out some of the other places that you might like to visit on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our India photo gallery or see Charlotte’s blog on the northern states – Postcards from India.

Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best India family holidays for you.

Family holidays in India - family at the Taj Mahal

Tick off the Taj Mahal, one of India’s most iconic sights


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

01728 752751

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