10 Best Travel Destination Ideas with 4-Year-Old in India

Travel Destination Ideas with 4-Year-Old in India

Are you planning to travel with your 4-year-old? Well, India is a vast country with a diverse culture, and traveling with your kid is an enriching experience for sure. However, it can also become a bit uncomfortable, especially because India is a vast country with a high population. So, from traveling to tourist places, all are crowded. 

Thus, most parents go to travel destinations that are nearby or comfortable for them. However, there are many serene travel destinations in India you can travel to with your kids. Why stay monotonous when you can explore different places and expose your kids to new places? Want a list of Travel Destination ideas with 4 year old in India? Let’s check it out!

1. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Jaipur, or ‘Pink City’, Rajasthan’s capital, is known for its vibrant markets, majestic forts, delicious food, and rich cultural heritage. The best season to visit Jaipur is from October to March. The weather is pleasant, allowing you to enjoy the various outdoor activities.

The Albert Museum or riding the elephant in Amber Fort are great experiences for kids. Even Jantar Manta, which is an observatory, will appeal to kids.

Things to do:

  • Watch a beautiful sunset or sunrise at Jal Mahal, a submerged palace. 
  • Head to the Jhalana Wildlife Sanctuary to expose your kids to exotic wildlife. 
  • Trek to Nahargarh to explore the beautiful fort.
  • Shopping in the beautiful markets of Jaipur.

Famous attractions:

  • Amber, Jaigarh, and Nahargarh Fort.
  • World Trade Park
  • Birla Mandir, a white marble temple.

2. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh 

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh 
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Kasol is a small and idyllic town in Himachal Pradesh known for the famous Kheerganga trek. It is known as the ‘Amsterdam of India’ and is a tourist attraction famous among avid trekkers, nature lovers, and backpackers. Other than Kheerganga, there are many treks to undergo, like Pin Parvati Pass, Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, and more.

It is best to explore this quaint town between October and June, and the ideal time to spend here is 2–3 days. Even kids can go on a few treks here under full precaution. 

Things to do:

  • Head to the Kheerganga trek in Parvati Valley.
  • Trek to seven sister peaks.
  • Hike to the grand Indrahar pass.

Famous attractions:

  • Kheerganga, in the Pin Parvati Valley, for a beautiful trek.
  • Malana Village to explore the local culture and traditions.
  • Manikaran Sahib to visit the Gurdwara.
  • Nakthan village to explore the stone houses.

3. Delhi

Delhi
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The capital of India is known for the blend of modernity and history. Delhi is divided into parts-old Delhi and new Delhi and has many monuments which kids will enjoy. Also, the food here, especially the chaat, is quite famous. 

Famous attractions:

  • Monuments like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort and more.
  • Spiritual places like lotus temple, Jama Masjid, Akshardham, Gurudwara Bangal Sahib and more.
  • Indira Gandhi memorial museum. 

Things to Do

  • Visit the National zoological park to spot birds and animals.
  • Explore the planetarium and learn more about space.
  • Head to amusement parks and indoor playgrounds with kids.
  • Visit the famous attractions and eat the delicious local food. 

4. Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir
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Kashmir is beautiful and your kids will love being here. Kashmir is safe to visit and your kids will the sight of snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

They will also enjoy riding a shikara ride in the beautiful valley and enjoying the botanical garden. Let them meet local people to learn about the local culture and tradition while learning about the trial and tribulation of the place.

Things to do:

  • Horse riding
  • Gondola ride from Gulmarg to Gondola.
  • Houseboat stay in Dal lake
  • Shikara ride

Famous attractions

  • Indira Gandhi Tulip gardens
  • Jama Masjid
  • Gulmarg
  • Sonamark
  • Shri Amarnath cave

5. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling, West Bengal
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The Himalayan foothills house one of the most beautiful hill stations, Darjeeling. It is known for its beautiful scenic vistas, toy train rides, tea gardens, and more. If you or your kids love trains, you should head to Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a nostalgic train journey amidst beautiful landscapes.  

Things to do 

  • Head to Tiger Hills to see a beautiful sunrise.
  • Visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park to witness wildlife endemic to the Himalayas, like snow leopards and red pandas. 
  • Paddle boat ride and horse ride in Mirik, 2 hours and 30 minutes away from Darjeeling. 

Famous attractions

  • Tea plantations in Darjeeling
  • Singalila National Park
  • Darjeeling Peace Pagoda
  • Dali monastery

6. Goa

Goa
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Expose your kids to thethe cultures of India and Portugal. Goa is not just a party destination. It is also a family destination, as kids will love enjoying beaches and playing in the water. Also, staying in one of the beautiful resorts in Goa and taking part in adventurous experiences is fun.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy water activities like parasailing, banana boat rides, dolphin spotting, and more.
  • Head to the Butterfly Sanctuary in Ponda
  • Go kayaking with your kids in the backwaters.
  • Visit zoos for petting. 

Famous attractions:

  • Beaches like Anjuna or Baga Beach and enjoy the various activities here.
  • Explore the forts, cathedrals, and churches.
  • Cotigao and Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary.
  • Spice plantations

7. Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
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The great Rann of Kutch is a great place to visit with your kids. The stretch of white salt will mesmerize your kids and you alike. They will especially love the camel ride, and going on a Bhuj tour is a must. October to February are the best months for visiting this area due to the pleasant weather.

Things to do:

  • Camel ride 
  • Explore the Indian Ass Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • See the local crafts and arts.

Famous attractions

  • The white Desert of Kutch
  • Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial
  • Little Rann of Kutch 

8. Ooty

Ooty
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The ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ooty is the perfect place to take your kids during the summer vacation. It is popular as a honeymoon and family destination. You can discover playgrounds and theme parks and enjoy them with kids. 

Things to do:

  • Boating in a lake like Pyara Lake.
  • Mountain train ride.
  • Exploring the gardens and enjoying a picnic.
  • Visiting the wax museum

Famous attractions

  • Government botanical garden
  • Rose garden
  • Tea factory and museum
  • Doddabetta peak.

9. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka
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Southern India has many great experiences for kids, like Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a beautiful site for enjoying rich history and knowledge, and it is a kid-friendly place. It is in ruins, and kids will love it if given the time.

Things to do

  • Wildlife tour to Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Rock Climbing

Famous attractions

  • Badavi Linga
  • Chandramouleshwara Temple
  • Vittala Temple Complex
  • Krishna Temple Complex
  • Exploring Hampi waterfall

10. Arakku Valley

Arakku Valley
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A beautiful and hidden valley in Andhra Pradesh, Arakku valley is a small town which is far away from commercialization. To enjoy a flawless local culture, you should definitely head here with your kids and go for cave exploration and a wonderful mountain train ride. 

Things to do:

  • Moderate waterfall trekking
  • Mountain train ride to the valley.

Famous attractions:

  • Borra Caves
  • Chaparai Waterfalls ideal for picnics
  • Tribal museum
  • Katiki waterfalls

Conclusion

Traveling with your kids is surely a task because they can have meltdowns anytime. Also, traveling with kids can be hectic with food issues or crowded places or more. However, you can surpass all this if you take precautions and plan your trip wisely. Also, the destination matters and these are a a lot of unique places you can visit to with your kids in India. 

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