15 Best places to visit in India with kids

School life is the time when children get to know a lot of things through books. But the books make them proficient only in a theoretical context, therefore, it becomes necessary to inculcate practical knowledge as well. And what can be better than traveling to provide them with exciting experiences as it makes them learn new things in an exciting manner? So, in case you are planning to visit India but are unable to decide on the tourist destination. Go through our list of best tourist destinations to explore with kids in India.

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Top kid-friendly destinations in India

  • Delhi.
  • Agra.
  • Jaipur.
  • Udaipur.
  • Jaisalmer.
  • Rishikesh.
  • Munnar.
  • Manali.
  • Darjeeling.
  • McLeodganj.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Goa .
  • Bodhgaya.
  • Amritsar.
  • Varanasi.

Golden Triangle Tour Destinations

Golden Triangle is the most famous tourist circuit of India. Comprising of three most-visited cities (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) of India, this tour is known as Golden Triangle as these three cities form a shape of almost an equilateral triangle on the Indian map. All these cities are almost equidistant to each other, approximately 200-250 km.

1. Delhi:-

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The national capital and the administrative seat of India, Delhi is known by the name “City of Cities”. No list can be said a complete one without the presence of Delhi in it. It is equally appealing for elders as well as kids. There is a lot that you can do in India with your kids, right from sightseeing to adventure.

Places of interest

  • Historical places – Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, etc.
  • Spiritual places – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, etc.
  • Museums – Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, National Rail Museum, Indian Air Force Museum, International Dolls Museum, etc.

Things to do

  • Visit amusement parks
  • Visit zoo for sighting animals
  • Visit planetarium to know about space

Famous food

  • Chole bhature
  • Chaat
  • Parantha

Best time to visit

  • October to March

Nearby attractions

  • Enjoy a luxurious stay at the Unchagaon Fort, which has been converted into a heritage hotel
  • Spend some quality time with your family and kids at Surajkund Lake
  • Bask in scenic surroundings of Manesar

2. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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Agra is the ancient and historic city, which also happens to be home of the world-famous Taj Mahal, it also contains several other monuments which boast of Mughal influences and marvelous architecture. In terms of Indian history, no other place can match the level of Agra. A visit to Agra is must if you wish to inculcate a good knowledge of history in your child.

Places of interest

  • Historical places – Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s Tomb, etc.
  • Spiritual places – Jama Masjid, Guru Ka Taal, Mangleshwar Temple, Moti Masjid, etc.
  • Museums – Taj Mahal Museum and Spiritual Museum

Things to do

  • Go for shopping in the busy markets of the city
  • Enjoy bird watching and river safari at River Chambal
  • Take joy in watching the drama show at Kalakriti Convention Centre

Famous food

  • Petha
  • Aloo tikki
  • Kachori

Best time to visit

  • October to March

Nearby attractions

  • Get fascinated by observing the magnificent artwork in Mathura
  • Embrace spirituality by visiting the temples of Vrindavan
  • Spot several rare and endangered species of birds at Keoladeo National Park

3 Jaipur, Rajasthan 

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While the capital city of Rajasthan is profuse with history and culture, several exciting experiences also await you in the Pink City. Irrespective of age , everyone can have fun-filled vacations in this royal city. A trip to Jaipur can be described as a fairytale vacation as here you can experience royalty and can also enjoy adventurous treats along with your kids.

Places of interest  

  • Historical places – Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, etc.
  • Spiritual places – Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple, Galtaji Temple, Govind Devji Temple, etc.
  • Museums – Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur Wax Museum, Anokhi Museum, Gyan Museum, etc.

Things to do

  • Enjoy the nightlife by visiting Chokhi Dhani village
  • Undertake ziplining at the Aravali Hills
  • Delight in watching a movie at the famous Raj Mandir Cinema

Famous food

  • Mirchi bada
  • Daal baati churma
  • Moong thal

Best time to visit

  • November to March

Nearby attractions

  • Catch sight of various animals at Sariska Tiger Reserve
  • Pay a visit to classic forts and admire Mughal artwork in Alwar
  • Relax in the company of your family near the lake area in Tonk

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Historical places

Every nook and corner of India is historical in nature. This is evident through the majestic palaces, magnificent forts, and ancient temples. No matter which region of India you wish to explore, you can find something historic and antiques everywhere. Moreover, Indian history narrates fables of love, bravery, battles and many more. You must visit India with your little ones to dig into the history of India.

4. Udaipur, Rajasthan 

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Famous as the “City of Lakes” all across the world, Udaipur is the crown jewel of India’s largest state. Surrounded by the beautiful Aravali Hills in all directions, Udaipur is replete of natural beauty, marvelous architecture and ancient temples. If you wish to introduce your kids to the real beauty of India, you must visit Udaipur in your next vacations.

Places of interest  

  • Historical places – City Palace, Jagmandir, Bagore ki Haveli, Monsoon Palace, etc.
  • Spiritual places – Jagdish Temple, Eklingji Temple, Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata Temple and Neemach Mata Mandir
  • Museums – Ahar Museum, Shilpgram Museum, Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur Wax Museum, etc.

Things to do

  • Enjoy puppet show with your kids
  • Explore the rural regions of Rajasthan through horse riding
  • Catch scenic views of the city and Lake Pichola through a ropeway

Famous food

  • Dabeli
  • Boiled egg bhurji
  • Mirchi bada

Best time to visit

  • September to March

Nearby attractions

  • Offer prayers at the magnificent Jain temples of Ranakpur
  • Pay a visit to the memorial of Chetak horse in Haldighati
  • Marvel at the finest architecture of Chittorgarh Fort

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5. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 

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If your little ones are fond of playing in the snow, please them by bringing them to Jaisalmer, where they can have a unique experience of playing in the sand. Your kids would definitely love Jaisalmer as here you all can spend a night in the desert and that too under a starlit sky. The Golden City is the perfect destination where all your desert fantasies can become reality.

Places of interest   

  • Historical places – Patwon ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmal ki Haveli, Bada Bagh, etc.
  • Spiritual places – Tanot Mata Temple, Ramdevra Temple and Jain Temples
  • Museums – Desert Culture Centre and Museum, Folklore Museum, Government Museum, Jaisalmer War Museum, etc.

Things to do

  • Explore Sam Sand Dunes through camel ride
  • Indulge in adventurous treats such as paragliding, parasailing, quad biking, dune bashing, paramotoring, etc.
  • Take your kids to the famous tourist spot of Indo-Pak Border

Famous food

  • Bhanonaloo
  • Ghotua
  • Ker sangria

Best time to visit

  • November to March

Nearby attractions

  • Enjoy sightseeing of historical places in Bikaner
  • Relish in the experience of boat ride at Nakki Lake
  • Seek solace at the holy site of Dargah Sharif in Ajmer

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Natural delights

India is a diverse country bestowed with the best of nature in the form of lofty mountain peaks, blooming rivers, frozen lakes, vast grasslands and much more. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the South Asian country is brimful of breathtaking places to please nature lovers. Not only one can enjoy the scenic views of surroundings in India but can also feel indulge in adventurous activities along with their kids.

6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Although Rishikesh harbors everything to delight all types of visitors, the natural bounty is its major attraction. Blessed with panoramic hills and verdant valleys, Rishikesh is the perfect destination to enjoy along with your kids. You can also revel in adrenaline rushing activities, which will be really enjoyable for your family.

Places of interest

  • Ashrams – Sivananda Ashram, Omkarananda Ashram, Swami Dayananda Ashram, The Beatles Ashram, etc.
  • Temples – Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple, Bharat Mandir, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Tera Manzil Temple, etc.
  • Other places – Lakshman Jhula, Geeta Bhawan, Triveni Ghat, Kuari Pass, etc.

Things to do

  • Delight in activities like rafting, bungee jumping, trekking, camping and many others.
  • Embrace tranquility by practicing yoga and meditation at renowned centres
  • Attend the Ganga Aarti and get to know about Hindu culture.

Famous food

  • Samosa
  • Lassi
  • Aloo poori

Best time to visit

  • September to March

Nearby attractions

  • Enjoy the astonishing views of lush green slopes in Mussoorie
  • Take joy in boating and paddling in Bhulla Tal
  • Spend the quality time with your kids at Tiffin Top in Nainital

7. Munnar, Kerala

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Situated in the Western Ghats, Munnar is the famous hill station in Kerala, God’s Own Country. If you wish to provide your kids with a refreshing environment to enjoy their vacations then Munnar is the perfect place. Moreover, it will also be an add-on to the knowledge of your budding geniuses as Munnar is brimful of sprawling tea gardens and a wide variety of flora.

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Places of interest

  • Waterfalls – Atukkad Waterfalls, Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Lakkam Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, etc.
  • Peaks – Chokramudi Peak, Meesapulimala Peak, Anamudi Peak, etc.
  • Points – Echo Point, Pothamedu View Point, Photo Point, Top Station, etc.

Things to do

  • Stay in a tree house and fulfill your children’s fantasy
  • Spot the rich flora and fauna at Eravikulam National Park
  • Enjoy shikara ride in Kundala Lake in the company of your little ones

Famous food

  • Puttu and Kadala curry
  • Appam with stew
  • Injipuli

Best time to visit

  • June to September

Nearby attractions

  • Take your kids to Mysore Zoo, where they can spot as many as 110 species of animals.
  • Stay for a night in a houseboat in Alleppey backwaters
  • Visit Napier Museum by going on a walking trail in Thiruvananthapuram.

8. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Another popular hill station in India among all types of travelers is Manali. You must visit this snow paradise with your children to have a memorable experience of vacations. This child-friendly destination is sure to treat your little ones with fun and adventure. Here, you can try your hands on numerable adventure activities and that too amidst scenic surroundings.

Places of interest  

  • Valleys – Solang Valley, Parvati Valley, Kullu Valley, etc.
  • Temples – Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Gayatri Temple, Vashisht Temple, etc.
  • Waterfalls – Jogini Waterfall, Jana Waterfall, Rahala Falls, Rozy Waterfalls, etc.

Things to do

  • Play in the snow with your kids at Rohtang Pass
  • Catch a glimpse of snow leopard and other animals at the Great Himalayan National Park
  • Take joy in adventure delights like rafting, trekking, zorbing, paragliding, etc.

Famous food

  • Khatta
  • Tudkiya bhat
  • Cantonese noodles

Best time to visit

  • September to June

Nearby attractions

  • Try your hands on yak riding in Gulaba
  • Get astonished by the mesmerizing view of Rahala Waterfalls
  • Go on a trek with mountain dogs in Parvati Valley

9. Darjeeling, West Bengal

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If your children have been longing to ride in the toy train, make a trip to Darjeeling these vacations and gift them enjoyable vacations. Here, you can spend leisure time along with your munchkins in the middle of the snow-laden mountains and rambling tea gardens. In addition to this, Darjeeling has several other attractions to please you.

Places of interest  

  • Parks – Nightingale Park, Singalila National Park, Neora Valley National Park and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Hills – Tiger Hill and Observatory Hill
  • Other places – Batasia Loop, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Japanese Peace Pagoda, etc.

Things to do

  • Pay a visit to the monasteries and communicate with monks
  • Cheer yourself with activities like horse riding, trekking, paddling, etc.
  • Pamper yourself by shopping in the famous local markets of Darjeeling

Famous food

  • Thukpa
  • Momos
  • Churpi

Best time to visit

  • October to March

Nearby attractions

  • Get in touch with Buddhism by visiting Labrang Gompa in Mangan, Sikkim
  • Catch a wide variety of flora at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary in Lachung, Sikkim
  • Admire the architectural beauty of Jalpaiguri Rahbari

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10. McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh


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This hill station of Himachal Pradesh is also quite popular among tourists, especially those who have an interest in Tibetan culture. The abode of Dalai Lama is also profuse with natural beauty. Therefore, a large no. of visitors throngs this little town every year. Here, your kids can learn a lot about the history and culture of Tibet as well as they can partake in adventure activities.

Places of interest

  • Temples – Bhagsunag Temple, Baglamukhi Temple, Bajreshwari Temple, Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, etc.
  • Lakes – Kareri Lake, Dal Lake and Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake
  • Other places – Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Sunset Point, St. John’s Church, etc.

Things to do

  • Take a boat ride in Dal Lake
  • You can opt for trekking/hiking/camping in the trail of your choice
  • Join in the cultural shows at Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

Famous food

  • Thenthuk
  • Bok choy soup
  • Falafel

Best time to visit

  • March to June

Nearby attractions

  • Gawk at the Hindu-Mughal style architecture of Khajji Nag Temple in Khajjiar
  • Try ice skating at Asia’s only open-air rink in Shimla
  • Enjoy a picnic with your children at Neugal Khad in Palampur

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Coastal havens

If you are yearning to escape from the hustle-bustle of city life, then nothing can be better than beach holidays. By taking a trip to one of the coastal havens in India, you can laze around on the warm sands under the sun with soothing sounds of the waves and the beautiful view of the distant surroundings. Your kids would also definitely love building castles in the sand.

11. Andaman and Nicobar Islands


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a tiny piece of paradise on the earth. This wonderful union territory of India comprises of as many as 572 islands, out of which only a few are inhabited by people. By visiting this breathtaking destination along with your little champs, you can catch sight of blue-green waters, pearly white beaches, and palm-fringed shores. You can also feel adrenaline rush by joining in the water and beach activities.

Places of interest

  • Beaches – Radhanagar Beach, Wandoor Beach, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Elephant Beach, etc.
  • Islands – Havelock Island, Ross Island, Neil Island, Viper Island, etc.
  • Museums – Forest Museum, Anthropological Museum, National Memorial Museum, Samudrika Naval Marine Museum

Things to do

  • Ride a banana boat with your children at Port Blair
  • Indulge in swimming with star elephant at Havelock Island
  • Attend the light and sound show in Cellular Jail

Famous food

  • Curried prawns
  • Grilled lobsters
  • Indian cuisine

Best time to visit

  • November to May

Nearby attractions

  • Take part in activities like jet ski, bungee trampoline, ATC bike ride in Mandarmani.
  • Witness the architectural magnificence by visiting Tamluk Rajbari in Haldia
  • Enjoy a boat ride with your kids in Ichamati River

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12. Goa

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Goa is a well-suited for people of all age groups including little geniuses. Not only it is blessed in the form of nature but is also an heir of vast history. Your kids can have fun in the water as well as they can relish in the experience of building sand castles. Moreover, you can also take them to try water sports or you can inculcate knowledge of history by taking them on a sightseeing tour of Goa.

Places of interest  

  • Beaches – Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach, Arambol Beach, etc.
  • Churches – Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of St. Cajetan, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, etc.
  • Forts – Chapora Fort, Fort Aguada, Tiracol Fort, Reis Magos Fort, etc.

Things to do

  • Spot a wide variety of flora and fauna at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shop for gifts for your near ones from the famous Mapusa market
  • Treat your weary souls by taking an Ayurvedic treatment

Famous food

  • Sorpotel
  • Sorak
  • Bebinca

Best time to visit

  • November to February

Nearby attractions

  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of surroundings at Chorla Ghats
  • Offer prayers at Anantheshwara temple in Malpe
  • Relax by the lakeside of Sanapur Lake in Hampi

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India Spiritual spots

If you wish to widen the knowledge sphere of your munchkins, head towards the spiritual spots of India. A visit to the famous holy places will soothe your soul as well tell you a lot about the culture, religions and beliefs of Indian people. Since India is a land of diversity, there are several religions followed here. Therefore, you will observe variations in people’s beliefs and rituals.

13. Bodhgaya

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If you wish that your kids should know about different religions followed in India, Gaya is one of the perfect destinations as here not one or two but you can inquire into three religions, namely Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Although the quaint town has multiple influences, the most notable ones are of Buddhism. It’s here that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree. You can seek solace in this spiritual city of Bihar together with your children.

Places of interest

  • Temples – Mahabodhi Temple, Brahmayoni Temple, Vishnupad Temple, Sujatha Temple, etc.
  • Monasteries – Thai Monastery, Royal Bhutan Monastery and Burmese Vihara Monastery
  • Other places – Great Buddha Statue, Jama Masjid, Archaeological Society of India Museum, Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum, etc.

Things to do

  • Buy souvenirs and handicrafts from the Tibetan Refugee Market
  • Practice and study about Tibetan culture at Root Institute for Wisdom Culture
  • Enjoy trekking at Dungeshwari Hills

Famous food

  • Enursa
  • Aaloo Kachalu
  • Litti chokha

Best time to visit

  • October to March

Nearby attractions

  • Visit the holy site of Pretshila hills
  • Discover numerous Hindu and Jain sculptures in Barabar Caves
  • Attend the 3-day cultural fiesta of Rajgir Mahotsav in Rajgir

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14 Amritsar

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Nestled in the peaceful state of Punjab, Amritsar is a holy town for Sikhs. Besides being the important cultural center of Sikhism, the city is also a site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Despite the worst situations, the city continues to be thriving even today. Furthermore, it is also an important center of trade.

Places of interest  

  • Historical places – Jallianwala Bagh, Gobindgarh Fort, Wagah Border, Bathinda Fort, etc.
  • Spiritual places – Golden Temple, Khair-ud-Din Masjid, Durgiana Temple, ISKCON Temple, etc.
  • Museums – Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Partition Museum and Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum

Things to do

  • Purchase colorful souvenirs from the bustling local markets
  • Extend a helping hand in langar seva at Golden Temple
  • Sight different species of birds in Harike Wetlands

Famous food

  • Sarson da saag and makke ki roti
  • Amritsari kulcha
  • Kulfa

Best time to visit

  • November to March

Nearby attractions

  • Beat the heat by having water rides at Wonderland Theme Park
  • Gawk at the collection of antique items in Archaeological museum of Hoshiarpur
  • Go for a trek with your kids on Ganji Pahari in Dalhousie

15. Varanasi

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Mostly recognized as the Spiritual Capital of India, Varanasi is an ancient city in Uttar Pradesh. If you think that you cannot have a merry time with your little ones in this historic city, you may not be completely right this time. Although the city is brimful of temples and ghats, it also possesses several theme parks and water parks to please children.

Places of interest

  • Historical places – Ramnagar Fort, Chunar Fort, Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum, etc.
  • Spiritual places – Kashi Vishwanath Temple, St. Mary’s Church, Tulsi Manas Temple, Alamgir Mosque, etc.
  • Ghats – Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kedar Ghat, etc.

Things to do

  • Take a boat ride in Ganges River
  • Join in the Ganga Aarti at Ganges river and know about Hindu culture
  • Spot deers at the famous Deer Park

Famous food

  • Tamatar chaat
  • Kachori sabzi
  • Choora matar

Best time to visit

  • November to February

Nearby attractions

  • Take your little ones to Lucknow Zoo, where they can spot 97 different species of wild animals
  • Embrace serenity in the lap of mother nature at Raneh Falls
  • Seek spirituality by visiting the temples of Vindhyachal

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Conclusion

Excited to go on vacations with your little ones? Make a trip to the destination of your choice and create memories along with your children so that they can have a merry time during their vacations. Although we have listed some of the best destinations to explore in India with kids, there are many more places to be explored. You can make your choice depending upon your and your kids’ preferences.

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