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Contrary to popular belief, travelling with children in India is a piece of cake. All it takes is a little planning and a lot of spirit. Kids love travel, new sights, new experiences and with a little coaxing they will try every type of food and develop adventurous palates. The trick is to start them early and keep going. Here we will talk about best places to visit in India with baby, infants, small kids and children.

You become your baby's transport for all the travels when they are not more than a year old

You become your baby’s transport for all the travels when they are not more than a year old

Smriti Lamech traveled with her 5-month-old baby and later with her 2-month-old baby and they have grown into inveterate travellers, ready to pack their back-packs as soon as they hear the word ‘vacation’!

 

Infants Under 1 Year In Age

Don''t fear your baby, and don't fear the idea of travelling with your small bundle of joy

Don”t fear your baby, and don’t fear the idea of travelling with your small bundle of joy

The best time to travel with babies is before they become mobile, when a sling or a stroller is adequate to fall asleep in, and their food requirements can easily be met. This is a great time to do trips that require a lot of walking since you are the baby’s transport. It is no co-incidence that we chose to holiday in Munnar when my son was 5 months old, and Kasauli when my daughter was 2 months old. This was well-timed because they were too young to be car sick and didn’t need to walk, hence, didn’t get cranky. The air at both these hill stations was brisk and healthy and we took many long walks in the forests. We also visited Sonapani, a Himalayan village, when my daughter was 18 months old and my son about 3 years.

Places To Visit With Infants/ Baby & Things To Do There

#1 Munnar (Kerala) is breathtaking in its beauty and largely unspoilt by tourists.

The Nilgiri Tahr in Munnar, Kerala

The Nilgiri Tahr in Munnar, Kerala

  • Take a boat ride at the Mattupetty Lake.
  • Go up to Rajamalai National Park and see the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
  • Gravel Banks is great for trout fishing and Nyayamakad Falls is the perfect destination for fishing as well as picnicking.

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#2 Sonapani (Uttarakhand) is a secluded retreat, off the beaten path, taking you back to the basics.

A view of snow-clad mountain peaks as seen from the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand

A view of snow-clad mountain peaks as seen from the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand

All you can do here is switch off your phone, pull out a book and read, while your baby explores the feel of grass under his toes and listens for the call of a bird. The perfect stay for children who are at a stage when all it takes to entertain them is a leaf or a feather.

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#3 Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) is one of the few untouched hill stations. Primarily a British cantonment, it offers a few old heritage buildings and a lot of paths for walking.

Quiet walks around Kasauli town offer the much needed respite from the after-baby-is-born craziness; Vikram Singh; flickr.com

Quiet walks around Kasauli town offer the much needed respite from the after-baby-is-born craziness; Vikram Singh; flickr.com

It’s a great option for just relaxing after the initial craziness that comes with a new-born baby.

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Best Time To Travel

The best time to take children to the hills is in the summer, so you don’t have to experience extremes of temperature. Avoid the monsoons. A combination of the hills and the cold makes for a lethal cocktail.

Toddlers: 1 Year – 2.5 Years In Age

With toddlers, it is best to choose a destination which is a short flight away or not too far from home by road

With toddlers, it is best to choose a destination which is a short flight away or not too far from home by road

By the time your baby is a toddler your entire vacation will change pace. He or she will not be old enough to walk too much, neither will they enjoy being constrained. At this point it’s best to choose destinations that don’t require too much travel and are a short flight or drive away.

 

We chose driving holidays because it’s easy to take a pit stop, let the little ones stretch their legs and continue, rejuvenated. Jaipur and Sariska are close to our home in Delhi and good driving holidays. Sariska has very few options for a comfortable stay, with Sariska Palace, Alwar Bagh, and the Dadhikar Fort, among others. Stay where the children have the freedom and space to run around, as opposed to them breaking expensive artifacts in heritage hotels. In Jaipur we stayed at the General’s Retreat, a heritage hotel with a lovely lawn and plenty of space for children to play.

Places To Visit With Toddlers & Things To Do There

#1 Jaipur (Rajasthan) is not particularly interesting for children but it’s always good to initiate them into road trips with something short and this distance suited us well.

Toddlers will enjoy camel rides which are present all over in Jaipur

Toddlers will enjoy camel rides which are present all over in Jaipur

They enjoyed at the hotel and also Chokhi Dhani Resort with its camel rides, swings, and fairs.

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#2 Sariska National Park (Rajasthan) has a lot more than just tigers and many of the animals actually come crowding in and surround your vehicle, so that you have peacocks perched fearlessly on the bonnet of your car and deer nudging at the window hoping you’ll feed them. The dry arid shrubbery makes it easy to spot even the bash-full boar and jungle fowl.

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Kids and wildlife safaris is always a hit

Kids and wildlife safaris is always a hit

Best Time To Travel

Winters are a great time to visit here. It is cold at night but the days are pleasant and that makes it comfortable out in the jungle.

Pre-Schooler Kids: 2.5 Years +

By the time they turn into pre-schoolers, kids know that sand on the beach is for more than just eating

By the time they turn into toddlers, kids know that sand on the beach is for more than just eating

Kids above the age of 24 months or so have figured out that sand is for playing and not for eating, so it’s finally safe to head out to the beach. Goa and Chennai were two great vacation spots for our children aged 2.5 and 4 at the time.

 

They were old enough to endure long drives between various restaurants and sight-seeing spots. They were old enough to gorge on the sea food and experiment with new flavours. Learning about culture starts young and children who visit the odd fort or place of worship at an early age learn to appreciate it as they grow older. Stick to two historical sites and balance it out with fun through the rest of the day. They will not grow bored or cranky. Everybody’s happy!

Places To Visit With Kids & Things To Do There

#1 Goa is all about the beach, so it’s best to stick to the agenda. Many resorts offer kid-friendly activities and even baby-sitting facilities, should you want a romantic evening alone.

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Goa is great for kids to enjoy the quiet beaches

Goa is great for kids to enjoy the quiet beaches

#2 Chennai (Tamil Nadu) offers endless amusement for young children, be it the Guindy Snake Park, the Madras Crocodile Bank or the Vandalur Zoo. If just being on the beach isn’t enough, a drive down the East Coast Road (ECR) offers you a variety of amusement parks with plenty of rides for children of that age.

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The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is a playground for the crocodiles and the kids alike; Rahul Nair; flickr.com

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is a playground for the crocodiles and the kids alike; Rahul Nair; flickr.com

Best Time To Travel

Both cities are best visited during winter. Goa is also beautiful during the rains, although it restricts your time on the beach.

Children: 6 years +

This is a great age for long train journeys, people watching, eating steamy fresh food off railway stations and learning to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

    After they hit the age of six, it is the beginning of your kids exploring the world with intense curiosity

After they hit the age of six, it is the beginning of your kids exploring the world with intense curiosity

Read up on the vacation, get them books or stories set in that area and they’ll be raring to go, be it a museum or an art gallery.

Another way to get them in the mood is to let them pack their own back-packs for the trip. By this time children are able to spend more hours out sight-seeing and don’t need frequent naps or breaks. They also don’t know that they can say refuse your holiday option, so make the most of it!

We visited McLeodganj, Corbett, Mussoorie, and Mashobra over a period of two years. All this with a judicious mix of forest walks, visits to heritage spots, and good food.

Places To Visit With Children & Things To Do There

#1 McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh) is a great place to explore, both for the young and the old. Winding lanes, two tables at an open doorway, an old Tibetan lady dishing out steaming momos from her kitchen, cheap Chinese goods piled up on tables, and numerous bakeries.

At McLeodganj, don't let your kids off the hook before making them devour the awesome local street food in the bazaars and the cafés; travelwayoflife; flickr.com

At McLeodganj, don’t let your kids off the hook before making them devour the awesome local street food in the bazaars and the cafés

The Dalai Lama in exile lives here and if you time it well you can get an audience with him. The Bhagsunath Temple is also a must visit with its fresh-water spring source and a big swimming pool, framed by hills. The Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Culture is one of the most beautiful and serene spots you’re likely to encounter. Go there for the delicious food and the beautiful landscaping, if you’re not a culture vulture.

#2 Mashobra (Himachal Pradesh) is a part of the Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary Area and a stroll through the jungle is enough to spot a variety of fowl, monkeys, and barking deer.

Mashobra, lively and peaceful, best of both worlds; Nagesh Kamath; flickr.com

Mashobra, lively and peaceful, best of both worlds; Nagesh Kamath; flickr.com

Close enough to Shimla to drive down for a meal, yet far enough to be peaceful, it’s a fantastic mid-way option for those who want the best of both worlds. Some fabulous options are Forest Villas, Woodville Palace, and the Carignano Guest House.

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#3 Corbett (Uttarakhand) is for die-hard nature enthusiasts. The area feeds a huge number of resorts, all full of tourists eager to spot a tiger, which is counter-productive at the best of times.

An elephant who seems like he doesn't give a hoot

An elephant who seems like he doesn’t give a hoot

The convenient thing to do is to take the early morning safari (the least busy time, even if it is a little tough with young children) and hope for the best. The later safaris are often full of noisy families that scare off all wild life within hearing range.

 

#4 Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), the Queen of hill stations is for those who don’t like to miss out on any action even while on holiday.

Mussoorie- the Queen of all hill stations

Mussoorie- the Queen of all hill stations

Bustling with activity, it’s great for a cup of coffee while you people watch on Mall Road, or take the cable car to Gun Hill – kids love that. A trip to Kempty Falls is great if you go off season when it’s not bursting with tourists. Don’t forget to take them to Jawahar Aquarium- it’s fairly well maintained.

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Best Time To Travel

Summer is the best time, but also the most crowded. The monsoons and winter are absolutely out if you want to enjoy the scenic beauty. Try and go in spring or autumn, so that you just about miss the tourist rush.

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A family that holidays together, stays together. But what if your kids are even bigger, messier travel junkies than you? Take them to places less explored, let them indulge in activities around nature, wildlife and spend a holiday having fun the way they’d want to!

A family that travels together stays together!

A family that travels together stays together!

Remember how you reminisce about collecting earthworms, jumping in muddy puddles, or playing with paper-boats in rainwater? Urban kids today hardly know what it feels like to indulge in such “cheap thrills”. But that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t enjoy getting their hands dirty. We present 11 messy holidays that include everything from organic farming to oyster picking and more!

Read on to know about 11 such off-beat activities you can take part with your kids in India to have ‘real’ fun.

1. Snow Play At Auli, Uttarakhand

For an incredible holiday experience, play in the wonderlands of Auli

For an incredible holiday experience, play in the wonderlands of Auli

Looking to give your kids an absolutely heavenly holiday experience? Set off to Auli, India’s snowy paradise and watch them roll, slide and fall in snow. this place is sure to make your kids’ holiday worthwhile!

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2. Cheese Making In Auroville, Pondicherry

Love cheese? Now make some. Learn the know-hows of cheese making in Auroville!

Love cheese? Now make some. Learn the know-hows of cheese making in Auroville!

Pondicherry is known for much more than the pretty French colonies and yellow buildings. If you are travelling with kids and want to have some fun, head to La Ferme, in Auroville and know the basics of gourmet cheese making!

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3. Milking Cows In Punjabiyat, Punjab

Ever wanted to live the farm life? This is your chance!

Ever wanted to live the farm life? This is your chance!

Let your kids live the farm life as they enjoy a 20-min bicycle ride to a dairy farm to milk cows and learn about rural dairy farming. Don’t forget to enjoy the perfect Punjabi meal while you’re here!

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4. Elephant Bathing In Thekkady, Kerala

Playing with elephants was never so much fun!

Playing with elephants was never so much fun!

Get up, close and personal with the most adorable and humble animal of the jungle, the elephant. Let your kids indulge in bathing the elephant babies by the riverside! End the day with an unforgettable elephant ride through the lush jungles of Thekkady.

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5. Snorkelling In The Andaman Islands

Befriend the admirable underwater sea creatures and have an amazing time!

Befriend the underwater sea creatures and  let your kids have an amazing time!

There’s no wrong time for snorkelling in the Andamans and when there are kids in tow, you can’t leave any scope for them to get bored and cranky. Let your kids befriend the uber colourful creatures of the sea and have fun underwater!

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6. Strawberry Picking In Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Nobody really can resist freshly picked strawberries! Can you?

Nobody can resist freshly picked strawberries! Can you?

A weekend amid lush strawberry farms and plantations, with your kids picking and tasting farm-fresh strawberries…sound like something your kids would enjoy doing? The hilly slopes of the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani belt in Western Maharashtra are blessed with  fresh strawberries. Let your kids loose here and watch as they relish the fresh berries right off the farms!

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7. Oyster Picking In Kerala

Swim, canoe, pick oysters and fish; there's a lot you can do in Kerala!

Swim, canoe, pick oysters and fish; there’s a lot you can do in Kerala!

Tinted with a blush of sun, sand and clear blue skies, Kerala offers places to make you fall in love with simple living. Visit Oyster Opera, a theme village in Kasaragod district which boasts of natural beauty like lush mangrove plantations. Bring your kids here and set them free to pick oysters and fish. Let them swim, canoe, ride a houseboat.

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8. Pottery At Nersa, Karnataka

Live the hermit life, make pots out of clay and terracotta!

Let the kids live the hermit life, make pots out of clay and terracotta!

Known as an Eco-lodge, The Hermitage in Nersa, Karnataka is the perfect getaway for you and your kids in tow. Stay at the machan and enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer. With no electricity, this village operates on solar power. The kitchen here offers excellent Parsi and Anglo-Indian cuisine, and what’s more? You can hone your skills of pottery here, too. Wind up your weekend stay as you relax by the perennial stream.

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9. Camel Feeding In Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Feed the adorable camels when in Rajasthan

Feed the adorable camels when in Rajasthan

The stunning deserts and mesmerising sunsets of Jaisalmer have always wooed travellers from all over the world; but what’s something off-beat you could do here with the kids in tow? Set off on a desert safari, ride the dunes on the back of a camel and let your kids feed them. A quick way to initiate a love for animals at a young age, right?

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10. Cooking Sikkimese Cuisine At Kewzing, Sikkim

The locals in Sikkim are warm, tag along and learn to cook the local cuisine with them!

The locals in Sikkim are warm, tag along and learn to cook the local cuisine with them!

Laced with lush green cardamom fields, the Bon Farmhouse is a must stay place if you are an ardent birdwatcher. Perched atop the snow-peaked mountains of the Eastern Himalayas, this place is ideal to visit with your children. Discover local flora-fauna here and let your kids learn a thing or two on how to cook Sikkimese cuisine with local delicacies like gundruk, kinama and fisnu.

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11. Tea Plucking In Makaibari Estate, West Bengal

Indulge in tea plucking in the lush green estates of West Bengal!

Indulge in tea plucking in the lush green estates of West Bengal!

Tea is popular. Tea is consumed as a staple beverage all around the country, but do your kids know what goes behind tea making? Take them to a tea estate and involve them in activities like plucking tea leaves. In short, let them live a farmer’s life and see them enjoying every bit of it!

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Made up your mind yet? Tell us where would you like to go with your kids next time in the comments below!

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Planning a trip to Singapore? Cox & Kings presents you with a list of 20 attractions that ensure both you, and your kids have a great time in the Lion City!

A happy family is a family that travels together

A happy family is a family that travels together

Selecting a destination for a family holiday can be a daunting task. Several factors need to be taken into consideration, especially when you have kids accompanying you. Safe environment, child friendly locations, hygiene and entertainment avenues, barely scratch the surface of requirements that parents have.

But the city-state of Singapore, a traveller’s delight, manages to enthrall everyone, including the kids! A perfect blend of  unique tourist attractions and safe environment, makes it a great choice for a family holiday.

So, read along, as Cox & Kings tells you about various destinations that Singapore has in store for kids no matter how old they are!

 

Singapore For Kids Between Ages 1-4

#1 S.E.A. Aquarium

Marvel at the wide variety of fishes at the S.E.A. aquarium; Teckkan Tan, dreamstime.com

Marvel at the wide variety of fishes at the S.E.A. aquarium; Teckkan Tan, dreamstime.com

Where: Resorts World Sentosa

What To Do: Embark on a journey to the fascinating underwater world at the S.E.A aquarium. This massive and breath-taking aquarium is home to over 1,00,000 marine animals, belonging to over 800 species! Star attractions here are the Ocean Journeys – a jellyfish display, Shark Seas – a shark colony, and Open Ocean – a panoramic display of manta rays. After your marine journey, head to S.E.A. side snacks for a bite with the dolphins.

Admission Fees: For adults: $50 (Rs 2, 330) For kids: $37 (Rs 1, 720)

#2 Port Of Lost Wonder

Where: Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island

What to do: This pirate-themed water park is located at Palawan beach, and is Singapore’s first kids club. Port of Lost wonder offers a plethora of activities and recreation facilities. Your tiny tots will surely have a wild adventure here with water slides, canons, birds and animals for company.

Admission Fees: S$13 (Rs 605) on weekdays and S$20 (Rs 930) on weekends for children under 12. Parents and Guardians are not charged.

#3 The Children’s Garden

The enchanting Supertree Grove at The Gardens by the Bay

The enchanting Supertree Grove at The Gardens by the Bay; Palo_ok, shutterstock.com

Where: Gardens By The Bay

What To Do: Tree Houses, interactive water tunnels, fun-filled gardens, and amphitheatres are perfect elements for an adventure-filled family day, and that’s exactly what you’ll find here. Let your kids run around and explore the sights, and sounds of nature’s playground with adventure waiting for them at every corner. Here, make the most of the stunning view of the Marina bay Skyline, as you walk through the Supertree Grove on the 22m high, 128m-long OCBC Skyway.

#4 Jurong Bird Park

Flamingo lake is a must visit at the Jurong Bird Park

Flamingo lake is a must visit at the Jurong Bird Park

Where: Jurong Hill

What To Do: Watch birds flutter around in their natural habitat as you tour Jurong Bird Park. Home to over 5,000 birds, the surreal setting of this park makes it appear more natural than man-made. Must visit sites here are the Flamingo Lake, Penguin Coast, Waterfall Aviary and Pelican Clover. Also, try to catch the various bird shows arranged by the park.

#5 Singapore Botanic Gardens

Stroll in the beautiful orchid garden at the Singapore Botanical garden

Stroll in the beautiful orchid garden at the Singapore Botanical garden

Where: Cluny Road

What To Do: A perfect place for a family outing, Singapore Botanic Gardens are filled with giant trees, lakes and fountains. Visitors can opt for cycling or walking around these picturesque gardens, while tiny tots can run around, play catch and feed the fishes. Later, make your way to Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar for popular kiddie food, such as mac and cheese.

 

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Singapore For Kids Between Ages 5-7

 

#1 Gallop Stable

Chose from the numerous horses and ponies at the Gallop Stable

Chose from the numerous horses and ponies at the Gallop Stable

Where: Bukit Timah

What To Do: Let your young princes and princesses to ride away into the sunset at the Gallop Stable. Singapore’s largest public riding ground, the Gallop Stable has over 140 horses and ponies to choose from! Parents also have an option to ask for a private session instead of a group activity.

Admission Fees: Starts at S$60 (Rs 2, 790) for 20 minutes.

#2 Universal Studios

Your kids are sure to love the Far Far Away castle at the universal studios

Your kids are sure to love the Far Far Away castle at the universal studios

Where: Resorts World Sentosa

What To Do: Experience the world of movies come to life at the renowned Universal Studios in Singapore. With Shrek, Optimus Prime and other characters to give your child company, this world of thrilling movie magic is sure to get the kids excited. The park is divided into seven different zones characterized by various movies. For younger kids, Far Far Away and Sci- Fi City are recommended. Also, remember to book tickets online as they will save you from the hassle of waiting in long queues.

Admission Fees: Adults: S$98 (Rs 4, 560), Kids: S$72 (Rs 3, 350)

#3 Zoom Park

Where: Pandan Gardens

What to do: Trampolines are loved by kids of all ages. Now imagine an indoor trampoline park spread across 20,000 sq ft, sounds amazing doesn’t it? With 10 activity zones, visitors have an option to choose from activities like trampolining, dodgeball, basketball, rock climbing, etc. Children particularly enjoy the experience of falling onto a bed of foam from the top of the rock wall.

Admission Fees: Starts at S$10 (Rs 465) for 30 minutes

#4 Forest Adventure

Where: Bedok Reservoir

What To Do: An obstacle course designed just for kids! This adventure parks offers 16 crossings through hanging ropes, and a zip-line. Your kids are sure to enjoy the adventurous obstacles here. Parents need not fear as the crossings are absolutely safe; the kids are harnessed to a safety line, which is released only on landing.

Admission Fees: Adults: S$26 (Rs 1, 210), Kids: S$42 (Rs 1, 955) per hour, and S$13 (Rs 605) for an additional round

#5 River Safari

Say hello to the adorable male panda Kai Kai

Say hello to the adorable male panda Kai Kai

Where: Mandai Lake Road

What To Do: If you are looking for a laid back afternoon, head to this river themed park. Here, you and the kids can participate in various river adventures, and relax aboard a river cruise. The star attraction of the River Safari are the adorable resident giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia. In addition to pandas, the park also houses about 6,000 animals, including 40 threatened species.

Admission Fees: Adults: S$33 (Rs 1, 535), Kids: S$21 (Rs 975)

 

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Singapore For Kids Between Ages 8-12

 

#1 Madame Tussauds

Where: Sentosa Island

What to do: Everyone regardless of their age, love posing with their favourite celebrities. Life-size wax statues are the next best thing to meeting them, and Madame Tussauds offers just that! Click happy snaps of your kids with their favourite personalities. Wax figures of Michael Jackson, Brad Pitt and Aishwarya Rai are just a few of the extensive list of celebrities that this museum is famed for. It is divided into different categories for your convenience.

Admission Fees: Adults: S$46 (Rs 2, 140), Kids: S$33 (Rs 1, 535)

#2 Kinetics Climbing

Try your hand at some rock climbing

Try your hand at some rock climbing

Where: Paya Lebar

What To Do: Rock climbing at Kinetics is sure to fascinate your kids. The spacious rock climbing area  present here is safe, clean, family friendly and is operated by certified, experienced instructors. Designed for top-rope climbing, Kinetics caters to all level of climbers.

Admission Fees: Adults: S$48 (Rs 2, 230), Kids: S$44 (Rs 2, 050)

#3 Adventure Cove Waterpark

Where: Sentosa

What To Do: From adrenaline pumping rides to relatively calming activities, this water park has it all! In addition to some really fancy wave pools, it is equipped with Southeast-Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster water slide. For some fun adventure, try out the park’s star attractions, Pipeline Plunge and the Tidal Twister. You can also snorkel over a colourful coral reef that’s home to thousands of fish. To make the most of this park, remember to set aside one entire day!

Admission Fees: Adults: S$48 (Rs 2, 230), Kids: S$25 (Rs 1, 160)

#4 Jamie’s Italian

Where: Vivo City

What to do: If you haven’t heard about Jamie Oliver yet, then you are missing out on some really good food! With over 30 branches worldwide, Jamie’s Italian is characterized with charming rustic furniture, herb gardens, amazing cocktails and of course Jamie’s signature style cooking. To have a taste of his amazing food, make sure to book online well in advance.

#5 ArtScience Museum

The lotus- inspired building of ArtScience Museum; Everything, shutterstock.com

The lotus- inspired building of ArtScience Museum; Everything, shutterstock.com

Where: Marina Bay Sands

What To Do: Art Science Museum is the best way to discover creativity, and the hidden artist in your kids. The museum houses incredible exhibits in the fields of art, science, design, media, architecture and technology. Along with the displays, it also conducts interactive games, and has craft and construction areas.

Admission Fees: Adults: S$33 (Rs 1, 535), Kids: S$20 (Rs 930)

 

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Singapore For Kids Above 12 Years

 

 #1 iFly

Where: Siloso Beachfront, Sentosa

What to do: Visit iFly and give your kids a chance to fly, and let them experience pure exhilaration. This unique indoor attraction in Sentosa, offers the thrill of skydiving without any danger. Here, the feeling of skydiving from a height of 12,000ft is created with the help of an indoor wind tunnel simulator. A must-visit if you ask us!

 Admission Fees:  S$132 (Rs 6, 140)

#2 Marine Life Park

Experience the underwater life at Marine Life Park

Experience the underwater life at Marine Life Park

Where: Resorts World Sentosa

What To do: Explore the underwater world at the Marine Life Park, world’s largest oceanarium. The deep-sea scuba diving here will not disappoint. The Marine Life Park offers a calm, controlled environment so your kids can Scuba Dive safely with the help of trained instructors. With options like the Sea Trek Adventure, the Shark Encounter, the Ray Bay and the Open Ocean Dive to chose from; you’re sure to be spoilt for choice!

Admission Fees: S$50 (Rs 2, 330)

#3 MegaZip Adventure Park

Where: Imbiah Hill Road, Sentosa

What To Do: Experience the thrill of zip line swinging your way through jungles and sea. The line is 450m long and takes you 245ft above the ground at an exhilarating speed. Your ride ends at Siloso beach where you can try your hand at other activities like the ParaJump, and the ClimbMax.

Admission Fees: Single sport starting price is S$25 (Rs 1, 160)

#4 Esplanade Theatre

Watch magic come to life at the Esplanade Theatre

Watch magic come to life at the Esplanade Theatre

Where: Marina Bay

What to do: Step into the magical world of performing arts as you catch a show at Singapore’s world class Esplanade Theatre. The many performances here will mesmerize and dazzle you. Post-performance, walk up to the bay for a variety of food options. Indulging in some hawker-style food of chicken wings and fried carrot cake at the Makasutra Gluttons Bay is highly recommended.

#5 National Museum of Singapore

National Museum Singapore is known for its interesting and unique exhibits

National Museum Singapore is known for its interesting and unique exhibits; Naruto4836, dreamstime.com

Where: Stamford Road

What To Do: If you have plans to visit Singapore before August 2015, then Singapura: 700 years, is an exhibition that you must not miss. This exhibition will highlight the history and transformation of Singapore. The museum also houses other interesting exhibits like Masak Masak 2015 (for kids), Ole Ole Temasek (for 50 years of Singaporean pop music) and Leading Ladies (honouring 19th century women).

Admission Fees: S$8 (Rs 370)

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When you visit Srinagar, expect to be blown away by its magnificent historic monuments and breathtaking scenic landscapes. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most striking destinations in India, and attracts nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers alike. Is it any wonder then that it is called ‘paradise on earth’?

Srinagar is truly the epitome of the beauty of nature

Srinagar is truly the epitome of the beauty of nature

Srinagar is not just fun for the adults; there are a variety of ways in which you can make a holiday here enjoyable for your kids too. All you need to do is create an itinerary that keeps the interests of your children in mind. Here is a list of things that you can do to make the family vacation to Srinagar more enjoyable for your little ones.

#1 Engage In Activities That Are Unique To Srinagar

Srinagar has several activities that are sure to make your summer holiday amazing for the kids. Here’s a round-up of the most memorable experiences.

Take A Shikara Ride Across Dal Lake

One of the reasons people visit the ‘City of Lakes’ is because they want to enjoy a shikara ride at Dal Lake. In fact, your vacation in Srinagar would be incomplete without this boat ride. Taking your kids along is one way to ensure that they enjoy all the things that the Dal Lake has to offer. You’re whole family is sure to love the attractions like Char Chinar, floating gardens and Kabutarkhana, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Zabarwan hills.

Enjoy a relaxing ride in the glittering waters of the Dal Lake

Enjoy a relaxing shikara ride in the shimmering water of Dal Lake

Visit The Apple Orchards

Did you know that Srinagar is responsible for supplying around 80 percent of the apples that are consumed by the rest of India? This is why there are acres and acres of sprawling apple orchards in this city. A visit to one will let your children learn how apples are grown and harvested. Kids will love plucking ripe apples from the trees and crunching into them!

You want to pluck one, don’t you?

Apple orchards are full of such treats that will make you pluck one, don’t you?

Go To A Cricket Bat Factory

If your children love cricket, then Sangam is definitely a must visit. Located approximately 40 kilometres away from Srinagar, it is known for its cricket bat factories where bats are made from Kashmiri willow. Your kids will have the time of their life watching how normal wood is transformed into cricket bats by the workers. These factories also sell cricket bats, so be prepared to leave with your wallet a little lighter.

A cricket bat factory employee at work

A cricket bat factory employee at work in Sangam near Srinagar

#2 Visit The Museums & Learn About Srinagar’s History

The best way to make visiting a museum fun for your children is to intersperse them with other enjoyable activities. Although there are a number of museums in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is home to two of the most important ones.

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

Housed in the former summer palace of the Maharajas of Kashmir, this museum was established in 1898. The Sri Pratap Singh Museum is famous for its rich collection of archaeological artefacts and handicrafts from all over the state. Some of the manuscripts displayed in this museum date back to the 17th century! The textile section, on the other hand, displays Kashmiri shawls that showcase Kashmir’s exceptional weaving styles.

You will find plenty of vendors selling Kashmiri shawls in Srinaga

You will find plenty of vendors selling intricately woven Kashmiri shawls in Srinagar

University Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography

The Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology at the HNB Garhwal University opened this museum in 1981. It is well-known for its enormous collection of ancient relics from different ages.

University Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography is located inside the campus of HNB University.

University Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography is located inside the campus of HNB University, Srinagar.

#3 Spend An Entire Day Exploring The Gardens At Srinagar

With the number of scenic gardens in the city, it won’t be a stretch calling Srinagar a ‘City of Gardens’. This city is home to some of the most beautiful Mughal gardens in the country and are worth a visit.

Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

There is no need to travel all the way to Amsterdam to see tulips when we have our very own tulip garden in Srinagar. Covering approximately 90 acres of land, it is located at the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains and is home to over 70 different varieties of tulips. Your children are sure to have a grand time running around these amazingly colourful flowers. The only thing to remember is that this garden is open during a specific time of the year (generally in April), so plan your trip accordingly.

Nishat Bagh is arguably the most appealing garden in Srinagar

Nishat Bagh is arguably the most appealing garden in Srinagar

Shalimar Bagh

The largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir valley, Shalimar Bagh is located on the banks of the Dal Lake. This three-terraced garden covers 30 acres, and every terrace is lined with Chinar trees. If statistics are to be believed, this garden has more than 400 fountains. Built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan in the 17th century, this garden got its name from the Sanskrit term Shalimar, which means ‘Abode of Love’.

Sit back and take in the beauty of this Mughal garden

Sit back and take in the beauty of this Mughal garden

Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh is yet another popular Mughal garden in Srinagar and is the second-largest garden in the Kashmir valley. Nestled between the Dal Lake and the Zabarwan mountains, it spans an area of 46 acres. Built by Asif Khan, the brother of the Empress Nur Jahan, the garden currently boasts nine terraces. ‘Nishat’ is an Urdu word for joy, so the name roughly translates to ‘Garden of Joy’ or ‘Garden of Delight’.

Do not forget to click a family photo amidst the greenery!Do not forget to click a family photo amidst the greenery!

Do not forget to click a family photo amidst the greenery!

You can have a hassle-free holiday with your children if you plan things well in advance. When making your itinerary, be sure to include some of these amazing experiences and you’re sure to have some happy kids and incredible memories!

Fact File

Location: On the banks of the River Jhelum in the Kashmir Valley
How to Get There: Srinagar Airport or Jammu Airport
Official Language: Urdu
Currency: INR
Time Zone: IST (UTC+5.30)
Climate: Humid subtropical climate
Food & Drink: Srinagar is renowned for the Kashmiri Kahwah Tea, Wazwan and Tujji (Mutton Seekh Kebab).

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When you visit Srinagar, expect to be blown away by its magnificent historic monuments and breathtaking scenic landscapes. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most striking destinations in India, and attracts nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers alike. Is it any wonder then that it is called ‘paradise on earth’?

Srinagar is truly the epitome of the beauty of nature

Srinagar is truly the epitome of the beauty of nature

Srinagar is not just fun for the adults; there are a variety of ways in which you can make a holiday here enjoyable for your kids too. All you need to do is create an itinerary that keeps the interests of your children in mind. Here is a list of things that you can do to make the family vacation to Srinagar more enjoyable for your little ones.

Engage In Activities That Are Unique To Srinagar

Srinagar has several activities that are sure to make your summer holiday amazing for the kids. Here’s a round-up of the most memorable experiences.

Take A Shikara Ride Across Dal Lake

One of the reasons people visit the ‘City of Lakes’ is because they want to enjoy a shikara ride at Dal Lake. In fact, your vacation in Srinagar would be incomplete without this boat ride. Taking your kids along is one way to ensure that they enjoy all the things that the Dal Lake has to offer. You’re whole family is sure to love the attractions like Char Chinar, floating gardens and Kabutarkhana, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Zabarwan hills.

Enjoy a relaxing ride in the glittering waters of the Dal Lake

Enjoy a relaxing shikara ride in the shimmering water of Dal Lake

Visit The Apple Orchards

Did you know that Srinagar is responsible for supplying around 80 percent of the apples that are consumed by the rest of India? This is why there are acres and acres of sprawling apple orchards in this city. A visit to one will let your children learn how apples are grown and harvested. Kids will love plucking ripe apples from the trees and crunching into them!

You want to pluck one, don’t you?

Apple orchards are full of such treats that will make you pluck one, don’t you?

Go To A Cricket Bat Factory

If your children love cricket, then Sangam is definitely a must visit. Located approximately 40 kilometres away from Srinagar, it is known for its cricket bat factories where bats are made from Kashmiri willow. Your kids will have the time of their life watching how normal wood is transformed into cricket bats by the workers. These factories also sell cricket bats, so be prepared to leave with your wallet a little lighter.

A cricket bat factory employee at work

A cricket bat factory employee at work in Sangam near Srinagar

Visit The Museums & Learn About Srinagar’s History

The best way to make visiting a museum fun for your children is to intersperse them with other enjoyable activities. Although there are a number of museums in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is home to two of the most important ones.

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

Housed in the former summer palace of the Maharajas of Kashmir, this museum was established in 1898. The Sri Pratap Singh Museum is famous for its rich collection of archaeological artefacts and handicrafts from all over the state. Some of the manuscripts displayed in this museum date back to the 17th century! The textile section, on the other hand, displays Kashmiri shawls that showcase Kashmir’s exceptional weaving styles.

You will find plenty of vendors selling Kashmiri shawls in Srinaga

You will find plenty of vendors selling intricately woven Kashmiri shawls in Srinagar

University Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography

The Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology at the HNB Garhwal University opened this museum in 1981. It is well-known for its enormous collection of ancient relics from different ages.

University Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography is located inside the campus of HNB University.

University Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography is located inside the campus of HNB University, Srinagar.

Spend An Entire Day Exploring The Gardens At Srinagar

With the number of scenic gardens in the city, it won’t be a stretch calling Srinagar a ‘City of Gardens’. This city is home to some of the most beautiful Mughal gardens in the country and are worth a visit.

Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

There is no need to travel all the way to Amsterdam to see tulips when we have our very own tulip garden in Srinagar. Covering approximately 90 acres of land, it is located at the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains and is home to over 70 different varieties of tulips. Your children are sure to have a grand time running around these amazingly colourful flowers. The only thing to remember is that this garden is open during a specific time of the year (generally in April), so plan your trip accordingly.

Nishat Bagh is arguably the most appealing garden in Srinagar

Nishat Bagh is arguably the most appealing garden in Srinagar

Shalimar Bagh

The largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir valley, Shalimar Bagh is located on the banks of the Dal Lake. This three-terraced garden covers 30 acres, and every terrace is lined with Chinar trees. If statistics are to be believed, this garden has more than 400 fountains. Built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan in the 17th century, this garden got its name from the Sanskrit term Shalimar, which means ‘Abode of Love’.

Sit back and take in the beauty of this Mughal garden

Sit back and take in the beauty of this Mughal garden

Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh is yet another popular Mughal garden in Srinagar and is the second-largest garden in the Kashmir valley. Nestled between the Dal Lake and the Zabarwan mountains, it spans an area of 46 acres. Built by Asif Khan, the brother of the Empress Nur Jahan, the garden currently boasts nine terraces. ‘Nishat’ is an Urdu word for joy, so the name roughly translates to ‘Garden of Joy’ or ‘Garden of Delight’.

Do not forget to click a family photo amidst the greenery!Do not forget to click a family photo amidst the greenery!

Do not forget to click a family photo amidst the greenery!

You can have a hassle-free holiday with your children if you plan things well in advance. When making your itinerary, be sure to include some of these amazing experiences and you’re sure to have some happy kids and incredible memories!

Fact File

Location: On the banks of the River Jhelum in the Kashmir Valley
How to Get There: Srinagar Airport or Jammu Airport
Official Language: Urdu
Currency: INR
Time Zone: IST (UTC+5.30)
Climate: Humid subtropical climate
Food & Drink: Srinagar is renowned for the Kashmiri Kahwah Tea, Wazwan and Tujji (Mutton Seekh Kebab).

Interested? Here’s an exciting holiday to Srinagar, Kashmir!
Book Now!

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