Travelling India with kids is not without its challenges and frustrations. To many outsiders, India is chaotic, dirty, frustrating and loud. But it’s also colourful, vibrant and a fantastic impact on the senses. It certainly isn’t for the fainthearted and we recommend travelling elsewhere with your little ones before embarking on India. But after a year living in Bangalore, we’ve a fair few tips and anecdotes to share with you.

Tips and advice on travelling India with kids:

India with kids - is it worth it?

Travelling India with young kids – is it worth it?

India is rarely a top travel destination for young families. The ever-jostling crowds, the incessant honking, the haggling, the selfie requests, the red tape, the litter, and the infamous 'Delhi Belly'. It's certainly an attack on the senses and travelling ...
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India with kids

India with kids: top 10 things to do

The colours, the chaos, the noise, the dirt, the smells... India is not for the fainthearted. It's a destination that awakens the senses - exhausting yet energising, frustrating yet thought-provoking.  Many question whether travelling India with kids is worthwhile. But ...
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12 tips for travelling India with kids

Twelve Tips for travelling India with kids

Many people may have raised an eyebrow, but you did it. You've decided to go travelling in India with kids! Perhaps memories of your India travels pre-kids have lured you back. Or perhaps you've travelled much of South East Asia ...
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Auto-rickshaws in Bangalore with kids

Auto-rickshaws, tuk-tuks, whatever you choose to call them (we’ll go with autos here), they are an annoying but handy way to get around Bangalore with kids. Not only are they (sometimes) cheap, they give you and the kids a fun ...
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Travelling Northern India with kids:

Japiur with kids: top 5 things to do

Let imaginations run wild as you explore flamboyant doorways, hidden corridors and opulent courtyards of a bygone era. Set amongst compact homes and bustling streets, where motorbikes weave around plodding camels and impatient rickshaws brush past colourful saris, the many ...
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Rishikesh with kids

Rishikesh with kids: top 5 things to do

Have you considered visiting Rishikesh with kids? Nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya lies the sacred town of Rishikesh, a place where a sense of mystique flows from the River Ganga and where thousands of pilgrims gather to cleanse ...
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Taj Mahal with kids

Visiting the Taj Mahal with kids

The Taj Mahal requires no introduction. There have been countless writers before me who better describe its beauty and allure. It is one of perhaps only a handful of places in the world which is instantly recognisable and features on ...
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Northern India itinerary with kids

India with kids: a ten day north india itinerary

Think of Northern India, and the grand palaces of Rajasthan and the iconic Taj Mahal probably come to mind. However, travelling with our 2 and 3 year old boys, we were conscious that a full week of touring palaces and ...
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Travelling Southern India with kids:

Happy in Hampi with kids

The digital clock ticked over to 22:06 and we were still at Hospet Station, peering hopefully down the tracks as we waited for the overnight sleeper train back to Bangalore. We were sat on our backpacks with the tired but ...
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Best beaches in Goa for kids

Best beaches in Goa with kids

The palm-fringed beaches of Goa are an eclectic mix catering to the raver, the yogi, the package sun-seeker and everything in between. So it can be a bit tricky finding the best beaches in Goa for families. After a year living in ...
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Playground, Bangalore with kids

Best play areas in Bangalore for kids

For those parents taking on the challenge of travelling India with kids, particularly young ones, there may come a point when you feel you all just need a good old fashioned play area; be it a playground or even, dare ...
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Mysore with kids: top 5 things to do

Sometimes you need to know your audience. If you wanted to sell Mysore to an adult, you'd mention the World Heritage listed palace and see their eyes light up. Try the same with kids and the response might be more ...
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Agonda with kids

Agonda Beach, Goa, with kids

Goa, that long slither of paradise on the West coast of India, where weary travellers flock to restore their energy tanks alongside package holiday makers and bronzed yogis. Here the vibe is laid back and free, alcohol is cheap and ...
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Travel Bangalore India with kids

Bangalore with kids: things to do

Bangalore is often overlooked by travellers as it lacks the world-class, wow-factor sights of some other Indian cities. Those that do visit are often only stopping in to savour their creature comforts (think Marmite from Spar supermarket and purchasing clean ...
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Ayana Fort Kochi

REVIEWED: Indy Old Court House

If there is one place in India that you should splurge a little on your accommodation, it’s Fort Kochi (read here our top 5 things to do in Kochi with kids). There are a plethora of beautiful heritage buildings that ...
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Kochi with kids

Things to do in Kochi with kids

Colourful Kochi perches happily on the Keralan coast; a city of two sides separated by a stretch of water busy with tiny fishing boats and huge container ships. Ernakulam (to the east) is the urban district, complete with luxury apartment ...
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Pondicherry with kids

Pondicherry with kids: top 5 things to do

What a lovely surprise this little coastal town was. Whilst there is no mistaking you're still in India, every now and then a little bit of the past will appear from around a corner, transporting you to a quaint French ...
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Nandi Hill day trip with kids

Nandi Hills day trip with kids

One of the golden rules of travelling is to follow the advice of the locals but this was perhaps one of those instances we really shouldn't have. We had been reliably informed that if you go to Nandi Hills, you ...
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Family expat life in Bangalore:

How to Deal with Homesickness as an Expat

Moving to a different country creates a new base and is a great way to travel more. But you are not just travelling, you are living day to day in a foreign land where customs and perhaps language are different ...
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Playground, Bangalore with kids

Best play areas in Bangalore for kids

For those parents taking on the challenge of travelling India with kids, particularly young ones, there may come a point when you feel you all just need a good old fashioned play area; be it a playground or even, dare ...
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Expat mums in Bangalore

Thoughts on family living in Bangalore from expat Mums

When the opportunity arose earlier this year for us to move to Bangalore, one of the first things we did was ask the Internet for advice and experiences about family living in Bangalore from other expats. Our searches returned next ...
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Travel Bangalore India with kids

Bangalore with kids: things to do

Bangalore is often overlooked by travellers as it lacks the world-class, wow-factor sights of some other Indian cities. Those that do visit are often only stopping in to savour their creature comforts (think Marmite from Spar supermarket and purchasing clean ...
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Auto-rickshaws in Bangalore with kids

Auto-rickshaws, tuk-tuks, whatever you choose to call them (we’ll go with autos here), they are an annoying but handy way to get around Bangalore with kids. Not only are they (sometimes) cheap, they give you and the kids a fun ...
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Expat Mum in Bangalore

Moving to Bangalore with kids: tips for the first few weeks

We arrived in Bangalore exactly one month today and boy have these past few weeks flown by! Read about the move here. We’ve already had some amazing adventures exploring temples, palaces and markets, meeting lots of new people, and experiencing ...
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Expat family blogger in Bangalore

INDIA DIARIES: The Family Move to Bangalore

As we sit on our 8th floor balcony overlooking the lights of Bangalore, wrapped in the warm night air with the buzz of the aircon overhead and the incessant beeping of congested traffic below, we can’t help but smile and ...
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