You can alter the beach destination at the end, and Oman works well as there are direct flights from Jaipur to Muscat.
For anyone, a visit to India stirs the senses as it is just so very different to everywhere else. For children, this is maximised ten-fold, and they simply love it. Due to the slightly longer drives and train travel we generally say that it is great for children who are about eight or older, but we can adapt it for younger guests. There is no need to worry about logistics, our team of drivers, guides and staff on the ground will make the journey seem like clockwork. We have carefully selected hotels that all have swimming pools, as we know the quid pro quo of setting out on a family adventure is to reward the children with some pool-time each day. That said, we can include as little or as much adventure as you want, and tailor the itinerary around your family’s particular passions and interests. Begin in Delhi, and we always adapt the daily programme for families – seeing less of the old buildings and architecture and more about seeing local life and markets. Continue to Agra (by fast train) and see the Taj Mahal, having two nights here rather than the usual one, leaving enough time to kick-back in the pool. Again, take the train down to Ranthambore for two days on a wildlife safari in the park. It is a great place to spot tiger in the wild, and the park is packed with other assorted animals and bird species. Drive back up to Jaipur and spend three nights in Samode Palace, which some of our younger guests have commented looks somewhat like Hogwarts. Needless to say, three days here will allow you to explore Jaipur leisurely. We have adapted the way to see Jaipur for families, and our way of doing it is to slightly cut down on time in the main buildings such as the City Palace and see local life in action. You’ll walk through the old bazaars, have tea in an old Haveli, learn to tie your own turbans and head across to the traditional block-printers where you can make your own scarfs, meet a traditional astrologer, take a walk through the tribal villages surrounding Jaipur and take an elephant ride through the local countryside. You even get to help paint the elephant in traditional designs. After all that fun, fly directly down to Goa for four nights of complete R&R on the beach before flying home.
We arrange totally bespoke trips and design an itinerary that is designed around you. You may have seen a suggested itinerary that we can base your plans around, or we can start with a blank sheet and paper and design something from scratch.