India is a feast for the senses for all, what can be more exciting having read Kipling's Jungle Book than seeing all the animals come to life in the Indian Jungle; ride Colonal Hathi trying to track Sher Khan, if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of Baloo or Bagheera going about their daily routines and watch the Bandar Log troop monkeying around.
If this does not appeal to you then other parts of India may, as there is so much to see and do on family holidays to India. Take a trip to Rajasthan for the colourful markets, culture, scenery, architecture and shopping, take various forms of transport to keep your days varied, by boat, tuk tuk, elephant or camel. Visit the old Forts and Palaces, meet a Maharaja in his Palace, attend the local festivals of Diwali - festival of light, Holi - festival of colour, the RIFF music festival in the majestic Mehrangarh Fort or practice your kite flying at the Kite Festival. (There is almost a festival every day in India).
Join in a game of cricket with the local children, watch as whole families pile onto motorbikes and weave between cows, elephants, camels, people and various other vehicles on the roads. Try you hand at Elephant Polo, camel racing or even a tuk tuk race can be arranged (for those that are old enough to have a driving license). Taste new tastes and smell new smells. Learn about new gods at the many temples and shrines, take a guide and learn some of the wonderful tales of India, why does Ganesh have an Elephants head?
For the older children ride the Mawari horses through the desert of Rajasthan, try white water rafting in foothills of the Himalayas, try Mahseer and Trout fishing, stay on a tea plantation in Western Bengal and see how a proper cup of tea is really made, see where all the amazing spices are grown.
Love the Locals
Walk through villages in the foothills of the Himalayas and stay in village houses with local families, interacting with the villagers. Learn to cook in Kerala whilst drifting through the backwaters, practice your French ordering a baguette in Pondicherry and learn to sew, watching the beautiful embroidering in Gujarat, try your hand at block printing in Jaipur.
Zip through the air in Rajasthan over fort ramparts to view the sights from an entirely new angle. See the last remaining Asiatic lions, the wild Asses in Gujarat and the Asian Rhinos in Assam. All in all there is so much to entertain in India and when you want to sit back and relax, you will have no problem in finding someone to watch the children whilst you put your feet up. Contact Original Travel