Dan Moore


India is full of resplendent marketplaces, colourful handicrafts and energetic people. By most accounts, India is a country of opposites that collide. Large cities bump shoulders with centuries old temples and traditions and religions mix with new beliefs and practices. With so much history and so much to see, it's easy to understand why you'd want to take your family to India.

While some places may be off-limits for the little ones, by adapting your schedule slightly and keeping your family in mind, you will be able to see the best parts of India without forfeiting the highlights.  Start planning your family's next holiday and experience the energetic and brilliant culture that pervades all of India with those nearest and dearest to you.

Bandhavgarh national park

Take a trip to Bandhavgarh to see a magnificent landscape full of lush, green-forested regions. They are the natural homes to a wide variety of wildlife, and when you take a safari through the national park, you'll be able to catch amazing glimpsed into the lives of majestic creatures. The organized tours keep everyone safe while enjoying the natural beauty of Bandhavgarh. You and your family can choose between an elephant safari and a jeep safari.

When families go on safari in Bandhavgarh they expect to find untamed nature and unspoiled landscapes & they are not disappointed as the Bandhavgarh National Park consists of mixed landscapes ranging from tall grasslands to think forest and it is the perfect habitat of variety of animals and birds. Jeep safaris will keep one enthralled while providing the flexibility to explore places that would be too difficult to see via any other mode of transportation.

National museum in delhi

Another kid-friendly destination in India is the National Museum in Delhi. It is an institution that is devoted to environmental education that opened in 1978. There are life-size dinosaur models with three galleries devoted to natural history, ecology and the environment with plenty of examples regarding different parts of conservation of forest, wildlife, land, water, and air. Kids are welcome to explore the galleries and both kids and adults alike will marvel at the history and information within the walls. Also in Delhi is the National Children's Museum. It's a national institution dedicated to enhancing creativity in kids. There are regular performances on creative arts, as well as a mobile planetarium, a mini zoo and an aquarium!


Listed as one of Lonely Planet's Best Family Holiday Destinations, Rajasthan has a universal appeal for kids and adults alike. While it might be dry, that doesn't mean it's not colourful: Rajasthan wows with the rainbow shades of a hundred thousand sparkling saris. This culturally rich and dynamic Indian state makes an easy introduction to the subcontinent for families travelling together. Step into a living fairy tale as you manoeuvre Jaisalmer's labyrinthine old city; stroll the blue-painted city of Jodhpur or the intricate and baroque palaces of long-gone rulers.

Children can't help but be dazzled by the breadth of transportation options, from elephants and camels to auto rickshaws, and the sights, sounds and smells that greet them on every stop along the way. Plus, parents will be happy to learn that Rajasthan has a high standard of hotel accommodation and an easy-to-get-around transit network. Examine all of Rajasthan in detail by visiting its official tourist board site.

While India is far more accepting of children than most Western nations, it's still important to pay extra attention to them and to be cognizant of their needs.  Be sure to compare our travel insurance plans from Cover-More Australia. With a travel insurance plan in your back pocket, you'll have no reason to worry on your next family trip. Relax, explore and make memories on your family holiday to India.

Image courtesy of Flickr user JP Bennett.

Disclaimer: Please exercise caution while travelling in India and always be sure to check Smarttraveller's website for the most up-to-date precautions and travel advice.