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Children's Day Special: Kid-friendly Destinations In India

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India is a country which does not disappoint travellers. The country is a treasure box waiting to be thrown open, especially for children, and offers new experiences each time you visit a place. Travelling with kids around the country is definitely one of those eye-opening trips to be made. Holidays here are like reading a storybook, where every page has a tale to narrate.

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Each one of us loves to go on a vacation; but when we decide to travel with family, the happiness of the little ones is top priority. Hence, one has to be very careful about planning a destination to go to which would keep them happy and going. India has a variety of places from hill stations to beaches, amusement parks to wildlife sanctuaries and much more.

Jaipur

Jaipur

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Jaipur is one of the most fun-filled destinations, where visiting with children would be a great idea. Fondly called the Pink City, Jaipur is a place filled with history, culture and various exciting experiences.

The historic city is truly a learning experience, where you come across many historic monuments which would trigger their imagination and passion towards history.

Jaipur has a lot of things to do for children of all age groups. One such activity is a ride atop elephants or camels. There are also certain places here, where one can invoke the artist hidden in you by painting the gentle giant.

Goa

Goa

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There is a pantheon of things to do in Goa if you are wondering what would kids could do. There are plenty of things which make it one of the most loved holiday destinations for the little ones. Beaches are undoubtedly a favourite amongst the people irrespective of their age.

Kids would love to chase the waves and build sand castles. If they'd love to get adventurous, well, there are many water-based activities, such as jet skiing, parasailing, banana rides and the list simply goes on and on.

Sikkim

Sikkim

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Located in the flawless lap of the north-east Himalayan ranges, Sikkim is one of the best holiday destinations. The place is home to majestic Himalayas, untouched natural beauty along with numerous monasteries.

Take the little ones to the Nathu La Pass, where they would be able watch the soldiers of the Indian Army in action and learn to respect them. One can also visit the towns of Peling and Lachun where one can have a taste of simple living.

 McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj

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McLeod Ganj is a quiet town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is the abode of Dalai Lama and many Tibetan refugees.

It is one of the best places where you could teach your child about Tibet, the culture, history and many other things which they can learn from the Tibetans.

One would come across a large number of monasteries which are equally exciting for one to explore apart from the markets and delicious cuisine.

There are plenty of easy trekking trials, adventure camps and homestays which would make your stay all the more memorable.

Corbett

Corbett

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Nature is one of the best schools for a kid to attend; hence, take them to the depths of nature. Jim Corbett National Park is the destination to let the young ones experience the best of nature at a very close proximity.

Considered to be one of the national parks in the country, the wildlife sanctuary is located in the state of Uttarakhand and is renowned for being the home of the royal Bengal tigers along with deer, birds and many other species who live together harmoniously.

Head for a jeep safari, a nature walk or other activities through which one can get a better understanding of wildlife and Mother Nature at their best.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie

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Fondly called the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie is one of the best locations to enjoy a holiday with the entire family. Filled with lush greenery, this hilly retreat is a perfect destination to escape the chaos of a city and spend quality time at the depths of nature.

The thrilling factors which you would enjoy here begin with a cable car ride from The Mall to Gun Hill. Further, enjoy the natural beauty of Lal Tibba, Bhatta Falls and Mussoorie Lake.

As an icing on the cake, one can pay a visit to Ruskin Bond, who is a resident of this region and is one of the most loved authors in the field of children's literature.

Andaman

Andaman

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The Andamans are one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the country where you take your little ones along. Filled with gorgeous golden shores, blue waters and the abode of many water sports, every child would fall in love with the place in an instant.

They would love to play at the beach. Take them for a ride in a glass bottom boat to watch the colourful corals and snorkelling and swimming along with elephants.

Apart from fun, head to Port Blair for an interactive session about India's struggle for independence and visit one of the most feared prisons of that time, Kalapani or Cellular Jail. Go island-hopping and have a view of the active volcano at the Barren Island and relax under the shade of the tropical rainforests.

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