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Best time to go: October Half Term, Christmas Holidays, February Half Term & Easter Holidays
Best for: Family Holidays, Culture & Beach, Cultural & Immersive

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.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2995
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Wonderful family adventure, a perfect mix of culture, history, wildlife and beach
  • Ideal for children who are 8+
  • Take trains to cut down on the long drives
  • All hotels suggested have pools

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2

Claridges Delhi

$ $ $ $ $  

Claridges has a great location in the heart of Delhi, a chic 1950s era hotel with a superb lawn and personalised service.

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Day 1-2

Claridges Delhi

$ $ $ $ $  

Claridges has a great location in the heart of Delhi, a chic 1950s era hotel with a superb lawn and personalised service.

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Day 3-4
ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal

$ $ $ $ $  

The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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Day 3-4
ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal

$ $ $ $ $  

The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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Day 5-6
Tented Suite Exterior, Sher Bagh, India, Ranthambore

Sher Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Sher Bagh is a luxury tented camp located in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan in India offering a truly wonderful safari experience.

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Day 5-6
Tented Suite Exterior, Sher Bagh, India, Ranthambore

Sher Bagh

$ $ $ $ $  

Sher Bagh is a luxury tented camp located in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan in India offering a truly wonderful safari experience.

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Day 7-9

Samode Palace

$ $ $ $ $  

Samode Palace is one of Rajasthan’s quintessential heritage hotels, located just 45 minutes north of Jaipur giving you the chance to perfectly blend town and country.

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Day 7-9

Samode Palace

$ $ $ $ $  

Samode Palace is one of Rajasthan’s quintessential heritage hotels, located just 45 minutes north of Jaipur giving you the chance to perfectly blend town and country.

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Day 10-13

The Leela Goa

$ $ $ $ $  

The Leela Goa is a luxury beach resort located on quiet Mobor Beach in Southern Goa offering 206 superb rooms and suites.

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Day 10-13

The Leela Goa

$ $ $ $ $  

The Leela Goa is a luxury beach resort located on quiet Mobor Beach in Southern Goa offering 206 superb rooms and suites.

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Customise Your Itinerary

We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

Idea 1

You can alter the beach destination at the end, and Oman works well as there are direct flights from Jaipur to Muscat.

Idea 2

If you have longer, you can see a little more of rural Rajasthan and possibly the amazing city of Udaipur.

Further Itinerary Suggestions

A Family Holiday to Kerala

Cochin - Kanam Estate - Backwaters - Marari Beach  

Spices, elephants, backwaters and beaches await you on a family holiday to Kerala, packed with fascinating experiences and a tropical climate, perfect for a winter-sun family adventure.

12 days from £1715 p. p.

A Family Holiday to Sri Lanka

Negombo - Hill Country - Kandy - South Coast Beaches  

Think Sri Lanka, and think of wild elephants, jungles, tea plantations, spices and palm-fringed beaches. All of which makes for a wonderful family adventure, designed to not involve too much driving which can always be a downside to travelling with children in Sri Lanka.

14 days from £1910 p. p.

Family Adventure to Burma

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Burma makes for such a wonderful family holiday, packed with amazing experiences that the children will love, such as seeing lively markets, meeting elephants, cycling through Bagan and ending on the Indian Ocean.

14 days from £2570 p. p.

Family Adventure to Bhutan & Oman

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro - Dhulikhel - Muscat  

There are so many varied experiences in Bhutan that children will absolutely adore.  It is an adventure playground, where you can trek through remote villages, raft down Himalayan rivers, visit monasteries meeting Buddhist monks who are the same age of them, make prayer flags and even create their own stamps. If you children are under …

15 days from £3995 p. p.

High & Wild: A Family Adventure to Nepal

Kathmandu - Bandipur - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Seti River Rafting - Chitwan - Dhulikhel  

Nepal is quite simply one of the world’s best adventure playgrounds, one that makes for the ultimate family holiday combining so many amazing experiences that your children will love.

13 days from £2390 p. p.