8 Unique Holiday Experiences With Kids For New-Age Parents 

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If you're looking for destinations that your kids can not only handle, but also have enjoy, India is your best bet. Ditch the clichéd US and Euro trips and give your children holidays that are unique and meaningful right here in India!

• Live out of The Jungle Book in Madhya Pradesh

Take your children out of their lace-curtained rooms and show them how amazing it is to sleep on a tree, exactly how Mowgli did in The Jungle Book.

Trade city skyline views for wildlife sightings at the beautiful Tree House Hideaway , situated in the dense forest of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Stay high up in the great outdoors and give your kids an experience that they will cherish forever!

Where: Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria District, Vijarhia, Madhya Pradesh

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• Take them on a Toy Train ride in Darjeeling

Commuting by train is a quintessential Indian experience, so make sure children get a taste of it. Especially toy train rides, which are wonderfully scenic and fun.

The toy train ride from Darjeeling to Ghum is a journey like no other. Whistle blowing and soot and smoke billowing, your kids are guaranteed to enjoy this mesmeric ride filled with picturesque mountain views.

Toy Train fare

Diesel Engine Rides: Rs. 800 (All first class seats)

Steam Engine Rides: Rs. 1,300 (All first class seats)

Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Gunjan Upreti

• Watch them make their first pot in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Watch in amazement as your children learn how to mould chunks of clay into artistic pieces at the Andretta Pottery and Craft Society, run by Mansimran Singh – a passionate potter dedicated to the cause of resuscitating this form of art in India.

The Andretta Pottery and Craft Society offers day-long workshops and additionally, there's a three-month course for those who want to learn all there is to the art of pottery.

To pick up the rudiments of ceramics, at least a one-week to 10 days of learning is suggested. A three-month course will make you a full-fledged potter.

Where: Andretta Pottery & Craft Society, Andretta, Palampur District, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Phone: 01894–254248

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Photo of Himachal Pradesh, India by Gunjan Upreti

• Teach them the art of Kalaripayattu in Kerala

Just how China and Japan have their special form of martial arts, so does Kerala in India. Kalaripayattu, one of the oldest martial arts in the world, can be an exciting way to introduce Kerala to your teenager.

Kalaripayattu as a form of martial arts was practised by Bodhidharman, founder of Zen Buddhism. You can easily register your child for a course at one of the many schools across God's Own Country, such as CVN Kalari and Buddha Kalari that offer long-term as well as short term courses.

Credits: Wikimedia

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• Ballooning over Jaipur

Give your children a bird's eye view of the pink city high above in the sky, in a hot-air balloon. Watch dawn break in all its pink and orange glory over the majestic forts and temples as you soar above it.

Sit down and plan a hot air balloon ride in Jaipur with Adventure Nation.

Package Details

Price (Per Person): Rs 9,000

Duration: 3 hours

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Gunjan Upreti

• Take your kids on a culinary tour along the Konkan coast

Are you the kind that plans their travel only around food? There are numerous ways to take a food holiday and learning about a cuisine tops the list. If food is your ultimate religion, then a culinary tour along the Konkan coast is your ultimate pilgrimage.

Sign up for a 3-day food exploration tour of Malvan, a small town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, with the White Collar Hippie. The tour includes trawling through local fish markets, walking through spice plantations, harvesting kokum, cooking with housewives and restaurant owners and lazing around on the beaches.

The dates of the tour are:

• April 14th to 16th

• October 8th to 10th

• November 12th to 14th

• December 10th to 12th

For more details on the Malvan food trip, check out White Collar Hippie's website. | Contact no. 99302-60748

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• Staying on a farm with your family in Punjab

Remember all the lovely stories about farm life you have read out to your kids? Why not make them come alive by taking your entire family to live on a farm?

Punjabiyat, a farm resort about 70km from Amritsar, offers an opportunity to experience life on a farm. You and your kids can help out in the fields, bathe in the tube well tank, enjoy tractor rides and even milk cows if you like!

For more information on the farm stay, click here.

Photo of Saidowal, Punjab, India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Saidowal, Punjab, India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Saidowal, Punjab, India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Saidowal, Punjab, India by Gunjan Upreti

• Sign your kinds up for a vacation on the waves of Chennai

If Keanu Reeves impressed you with his surfing in Point Break, then head straight to Covelong Point, a surfing school in Chennai to learn the moves.

Have you ever come across someone who quit surfing because he or she didn't enjoy the feeling of walking on water? Probably not. That's the charm of surfing. Once you're in it, you're in it for life.

The Covelong Point is your opportunity to enter the world of surfing. Classes are held by a team of qualified surf instructors from the school.

Great for intermediates and beginners, you can also try one of their yoga packages, to bring more flexibility to your body.

Prices:

SURFING

Introduction Class – 2 Hours - ₹1500

Regular Lesson – 1 Hour - ₹500

10 Day Course – 4 Hours/ Day - ₹13,500

5 Day Course – 4 Hours/ Day - ₹6,750

Contact Details:

Surfing School: +9840975916

The surfing school also provides accommodation. They have five beautiful ocean-facing rooms with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Bengal.

Call for accommodation details: +9884046674

Check out the details here.

Credits: Covelong Point

Photo of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by Gunjan Upreti

Don't just travel to escape, acquire a new skill with every holiday you take!

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