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5 lesser known kids friendly destinations in India

5 lesser known kids friendly destinations in India

Travel is a must- as a family. Its not only to have fun but also helps in having a better bonding in the family . But planning long vacations every time isn’t a cake walk. That’s when weekend getaways come to the rescue. All that’s needed is a quick planning a little ahead of your travel dates, and you could take the easiest mode of transport- road or rail, although a flight is the last option.

1. Valley of Flowers in Kaas

Did you know that the Kaas Plateau {also known as Kaas Pathar} is a UNESCO World Heritage site? In September, the Kaas plateau is lush with flowers of every colour and variety. Located at a distance of about 280km, it’s a 6 hours drive from Mumbai.

If you’re looking for a quiet time surrounded by nature, this is the place for you. You can sit by the lake and read a book peacefully.

For the slightly adventurous, there is an easy but interesting trek. You can climb to an altitude of about 3650m with hardly any effort. The slope is gradual and you’ll have to walk an unpaved path. Sounds like fun right!

2. Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the oldest places that entices you with the toy train ride, allowing you to drink in the wilderness of Darjeeling through panoramic views while on the move.

A trek to the Tiger Hill provides a  mesmerizing view of the sunrise.  Many families have strengthened their bonds by strolling along the famous Darjeeling tea and rock gardens,  taking a cable car ride or plonking down for a picnic on the foothills of the waterfalls.

Attractions for kids:

  • Toy train ride
  • Darjeeling Zoo
  • Chowrasta Mall
  • Ropeway

3. Gir National Park

Gir is home to the Asiatic lion, the only place in the world apart from Africa where lions can be found roaming freely. The place also hosts the Discovery Channel of India office. The thick forest offers a break from the city air and the Safari ride is a not-to-be-missed childhood experience.  Other animals like black buck, jackal, leopards and plenty more can be spotted here.

Tourist attractions for kids:

  • Dwarka
  • Junagadh
  • Jethpur

4. Majuli

Majuli is located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam and is the largest river island in the world! Majuli is a haven for nature-lovers as it is home to many migratory birds. Two important festivals in Majuli –  Ras Mahotsav and Majuli Mahotsav are major crowd-pullers.

Tourist attractions for kids:

  • Ygdrasil Bamboo Cottage
  • Circuit House
  • Auniati Satra Museum

5. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Traveling to Andaman with your kid is something you should try for sure. The beaches and the pleasant environment will be loved by your little one . The Andaman and Nicobar islands are a perfect combination of Nature, serenity and adventure. islands entice tourists with azure blue waters, clean sandy beaches, coral reefs, coconut trees and a rich marine life. Andaman offers a lot of activities that you can indulge with your kid.

Activities for kids : Deep sea walking, snorkeling, glass boat ride and scuba diving.

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