Located in Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is one of India’s more exciting cities, especially for a family adventure. Also known as the “City of Pearls”, Hyderabad has been ranked number 3 in Best City to Travel to in 2013 by Lonely Planet.
For those who have ever organized a family holiday, you know that you need constant stimulation, especially for your younger children. Hyderabad solves this problem for you by providing fun activities that will wear your young ones out. Start out at the Treasure Island in Gandipet. This amusement park has swimming, go-carting, horse riding, among many others spread out over 60 acres. Alternatively, head to the underground amusement park: Krazi Chicks. Afterwards, catch a movie at one of the movie theaters, which show a selection of Bollywood and Hollywood movies.
Don’t neglect taking a trek around the city’s main features such as the Mecca Masjid, the Birla Mandir, Indira Park, an evening boat ride on Sagar Lake to the Buddha statue, among many other activities.
Family hotels in Hyderabad are also plentiful with plenty of entertaining activities for the kids whilst the adults relax and soak up the Indian culture. There really is never a dull moment here.
This is an extremely popular destination with tourists of all ages whether you are looking for a budget trip or a luxury holiday. Who doesn’t love a good time on the beach. The golden sandy beaches promise fun for you and your children. There are so many things you can do with the sea: sand castles along the beach, beach ball, and taking a dip in the salty sea. If you have older children, they will be thrilled to go on hovercraft and pedal boat adventures.
However Goa is so much more than its beaches, as fun and beautiful as they are. Your children will benefit from a trip to the spice plantations in Ponda. It is always intriguing to learn where your food comes from. You will also have fun sightseeing in the wildlife reserves of Goa with her exotic animals and plants.
Despite its desert landscape, Rajasthan has a lot of beautiful places to visit. What’s more, cities within this area experience beautiful sunny weather most of the year. Jodhpur is no exception. The “Sun City” offers a warm and entertaining atmosphere for families to indulge in. The colors, sights, smells, and many attractions will have you hoping the clock stands still.
Hopefully, if you arrive early in the year, you will have the delightful opportunity to catch the colorful Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival. Locally known as Makara Sankrathi, the festival features some beautiful and creative kite displays. If you miss it don’t despair; India always has a major religious festival around the corner, you can hopefully catch one.
Head into the desert in a delightful camel caravan. While this activity is not suitable for young children, your older children will appreciate living like rich merchants and sleeping under open desert skies. Ensure you also try out a game of elephant polo, before heading to the Guda Bishnoi Village to learn how to live like a real local. Don’t leave before you have visited the jaw-dropping forts, palaces, and temples scattered across the city. If you are lucky, you can participate in a real life Indian dance too!