10 Adventure Filled Destinations Best for Kids in India

3 February, 2017

Adding adventure to your trips is something we all look forward to in today’s world. But, when you are travelling around India with kids, there are things that everyone should keep in mind especially if the children want to be a part of sports and adventures at the place you are exploring. India has unnumbered daredevil and sports tourist sites and most of these havens are completely safe for kids to participate and thrill their nerves. Thus, while we advise you to be super cautious with every sport that your kids are trying their hand at, we are also here with an amazing list of top 10 destinations which are both adventure filled as well as safe, so that you can be relaxed about any harm or injuries at these places and pour your heart out at these must-visit sporty locations in India.

  1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Photo by ASIM CHAUDHURI, CC BY 2.0

Manali is the most popular hill station in India for people of all ages whether it be youngsters, honeymooners or family tourists. The glittery snow filled landscape offers lots of exciting and kids-friendly activities like paragliding, trekking, mountain climbing, camping and so many other activities. Moreover, if you have a love for snow sports, then visit it during winters to do rafting in Kullu River and zorbing or skiing at Solang Valley and Rohtang, but make sure to take lots of winter clothes as the town gets freezing during the latter part of the year.

  1. Thekkady, Kerala

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Photo by Kerala Tourism, CC BY-SA 2.0

If you are an animal lover Thekkady is a perfect place to take your kids to. It is famous for elephant rides and your children will love to spend time with elephants, playing and riding them. Don’t worry about their safety as the mahouts or elephant trainers are quite friendly here and the trip will teach the kids about elephants and their habitats and lots of happy moments to reminisce forever.

  1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Photo by McKay Savage, CC BY 2.0

Rishikesh is an amazing blend of religiousness, yoga, serenity and adventure. A family holiday to this destination has things for everyone, especially kids. Adventure sports here include, camping, trekking in the high mountains, bungee jumping- only for children above 12 years and rafting in the Ganges River. This place has Lakshman Jhula, water sports and a balanced way of ending your adventure filled days through the evening arti at Ganges River, thus a chance of kids learning about India’s age-old rich heritage.

  1. Goa

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Photo by Ian D. Keating, CC BY 2.0

Goa is the hub of water sports and has quite safe adventure for children too. Youngsters can participate in water skiing, parasailing, surfing, wind surfing and many other adventures while the little ones can play around the wonderful beaches of Baga and Calangute, amusing them in the sand and making fun sand castles.

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Photo by mattharvey1, CC BY-ND 2.0

Another great destination to try water sports, Andaman has an exotic twist as one can explore the stunning coral wildlife here as well. You can take your toddlers on a boat or ferry rides in the blue dazzling ocean or if the children are little older then take them scuba diving with you or send the trainer with them to be sure they enjoy at their best not getting lost in the ocean. Snorkeling and undersea walk are also a must to try for children.

  1. Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Photo by Jamey Cassell, CC BY-SA 2.0

Darjeeling is an exquisitely lovely site to visit with kids. Journey in the toy train that goes from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling which is although a short ride but offers striking views and lush valleys of Darjeeling and is a must do. Further, go for a mountain trek to Tiger Hill and capture a gorgeous sunrise with your children. You can visit stunning waterfalls and also enjoy cable ride offered at various tourist sites in Darjeeling.

  1. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

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Photo by bjoern, CC BY 2.0

Ranthambore is known for the majestic tigers and a vacation to this wildlife sanctuary will let your kids be thrilled at the sight of wild animals and birds. You can do trek to the Ranthambore National Park and take a jeep ride all throughout the park spotting deers, boars and numerous wild animals in their habitats.

  1. Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand

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Photo by Nitish Bindal Agrawal, CC BY 2.0

India’s first tiger reserve, Jim Corbett is a heaven for wildlife lovers. You can take an elephant ride around the jungle or take a safari, both ways the place will remain an ecstatic adventure kids as if they are filming their own version of Jurassic Park. Moreover, head to Sitabani forest Reserve for bird watching or go to Corbett Waterfall to do swimming in the chilling waters.

  1. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

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Photo by Satheeshkumar K, CC BY 2.0

Ooty is endearingly called as the hill station of South India and has lots of adventures for children. Go for fishing or try trekking in the Ooty Mountains amidst blossoming weather and youngsters can participate in horse racing at this superbly amazing place. Also, the Nilgiri Railway tour must be taken as this toy train takes you all around the magnificently scenic valleys.

  1. Hampi, Karnataka

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Photo by Nagarjun Kandukuru, CC BY 2.0

This historically incredible UN Heritage site of Hampi offers a time-travel for everyone to go back in the India’s old times. For adventure, Rock climbing is the activity to go for which kids can enjoy safely as harnesses and aerials are there for safety.

Therefore, these exploratory spots all around India will make your kids go wow over the activities they have tried and which have unnerved them for a while. While these places have trainers and assistants always there, just keep in mind to monitor these activities be on safe side. We wish you all luck in exploring the breathtaking India with your children, happy journey!

Author’s Bio:

Rohit, a wistful endeavourer, has travelling and writing as his forte and loves to share his amusing know-hows at TransIndiaTravels.com.

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Comment (1)

  • Cez of eTrampingReply

    23 February, 2017 at 3:26 am

    That photo of the elephants by Nitish is breathtaking! Loved the post.

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