Family Vacations

Contrary to misconceptions, India is a truly spectacular destination to share with your children on a wondrous Family Vacations. Let us plan an unforgettable tailor-made vacation to give your family a taste of an exciting new culture.

There is so much to inspire and excite little ones in this eclectic country. Let dawn reveal the white domes and minarets of the infamous Taj Mahal. For ‘Jungle Book’ lovers, experience a thrilling safari to spot elusive tiger, leopard and sloth bear and spend the night in a tree house. Hop on a train and meet local people – they might be curious, but always kind.

Greaves India Family holidays
Greaves India tiger in the wilderness

The National Rail Museum in Delhi will give kids a chance to clamber up on trains, too. Immerse yourself in the traditions of an Indian festival like the majestic Elephant Festival where these giants are celebrated with ornate designs. Visit stunning Rajasthan - wrap up in blankets on an overnight camel ride or let the children play as local kids do, flying kites made from dyed paper.

Don't forget some down time too - perhaps a tropical beach break in Goa to feast on mild coconut curies and exotic fruit. Watch eyes widen and minds expand as India enriches you and your family.

Itineraries

A Jungle Journey

16 Days / 15 Nights

Bengal tiger lying down

Boutique Palaces & Forts of Regal Rajasthan

12 Days / 11 Nights

Family India – The Golden Triangle & Hill Stations Of The North

14 Days / 13 Nights

Frontier Land, Assam and Beyond

12 Days / 11 Nights

Jungle Book Journeys With Taj Safaris

9 Days / 8 Nights

Image showing a river setting in India

Land of Legends & Mountain Myths – A Luxury Tour of Bhutan

12 Days / 13 Nights

Malabar Days

14 Days / 13 Nights

Nepal – A Himalayan Kingdom

11 Days / 10 Nights

image of a valley in Nepal

Hotels

With so much to explore, from wildlife and beaches, to ancient forts and floating palaces, India offers endless opportunities for parents to bring some magic to family vacations with the kids.

Discover the ultimate 'Jungle Book' experience in some of India's best safari spots. Taj Baghvan is situated just 5 minutes from the entrance to Pench National Park whilst Taj Pashan Garh sits atop a small hill, giving guests excellent views of the nearby watering hole, popular with tigers and antelope. For a unique and new experience visit JAWAI Leopard Camp where guests can meet the local Rabari tribesmen, who have lived alongside the leopards and other wildlife for centuries.

For budding historians, why not incorporate a stay at the 250-year-old Ahilya Fort perched on the edge of a cliff, high above the mighty Narmada River and explore the legends and myths of the nearby deserted city of Mandu.

Rajasthan is full of palaces and forts as well as rural countryside, villages and jungles to explore on foot, bicycle or horseback. Just south of Jodhpur, Rohet Garh, The Wilderness Camp comprises 7 charming tents on the edge of the Great Thar Desert. Here you can spend your days on horse or camel riding safaris.

Feel like royalty aboard the Maharaja's Express train, which offers old world elegance in the comfort of a new build train. Whether it's for a few days or an entire trip, you can ease the exhaustion of family travel by residing on the train as you hurtle through the countryside exploring various destinations in luxury and style.

Discover India's rich heritage at one of the many festivals held through the course of the year. Why not relax at the picturesque Samode Haveli after an exciting day discovering Jaipur's Elephant Festival, where the beautiful creatures pachyderms are decorated with intricate painted designs, colourful rugs and jewellery. Elephant lovers at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore can help bathe their resident elephants, Mala and Laxmi, whilst The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur gives creative kids the chance to design and make their own kites.

Finish an epic journey of discovery in Goa, at one of the laid back family resorts in Southern Goa. The Leela Goa offers something for all the family including private yoga sessions, a 12 hole par 3 golf course, and a kids pool, with a range of dedicated activities.

Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

Independent & Heritage Hotels

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Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur

Amanbagh, Alwar, Rajasthan

The Aman Resorts

Amankora, Bhutan

The Aman Resorts

Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari Lodge – Kanha National Park

Taj Hotels, Palaces, Resorts & Safaris

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Bhainsrorgarh Fort, Nr. Kota, Rajasthan

Independent & Heritage Hotels

Greaves India Bhainsrorgarh fort

Camellia Hills, Castlereagh Reservoir, Sri Lanka

Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj, Rajasthan

Independent & Heritage Hotels