India with the Family: Taj, Backwaters & Beach

2-Week Family Holiday Tour in India - Highlights of North and South

Prices from £1,758 pp

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Duration14 days / 13 nights (flexible)


ItineraryDelhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Cochin - Periyar - Alleppey Backwaters - Marari

Suitable for families

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Enjoy the highlights of North and South India on this family trip. Marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal, try your hand at classical dancing in Cochin, try and spot elephants in Periyar and spend the night on a converted rice barge floating down the lush backwaters of Kerala. Then it’s time to take it easy and relax with your family on a dreamy, palm-fringed beach. We recommend taking this trip in Autumn or Christmas school holidays to try and get the best weather.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described
  • Excursions as described

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Authentic Starter Pack

Settle gently into colourful and exhilarating India, a riot on the senses. Touching down amidst the commotion of Delhi can be something of a culture shock, so this trip is designed to give you and your family a softer landing. You’ll spend one night in Central Delhi before driving on to the Pink City of Jaipur, crammed with fairy-tale palaces, historic splendour and heaving bazaars stuffed with beautiful textiles. Your hotel in Jaipur also has a pool so you can have a refreshing dip and acclimatise.

Authentic Starter Pack

Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

Today your family will visit mystical monkey temples and ghost cities en route to sunrise at the Taj Mahal. A real wonder of the world, it’s a building that will take your breath away. India’s Golden Triangle is the stuff of legend, with the ethereal Taj Mahal at its pinnacle. This trip will take you from the Pink City of Jaipur to Agra, where you’ll watch dawn break over the Taj Mahal.

Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

Classical Dance in Cochin

You’ll stay in the colonial home of a local family in the historic Fort Cochin district. This is the perfect place to stay with your family. You can visit the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue in the heart of the Jewish district, and the Saint Francis Church (the oldest European church in India). In the afternoon, we’ve arranged a Kathakali dance class for you which both kids and adults will enjoy!

Classical Dance in Cochin

Backwaters and Wildlife

Sure to be a highlight for all the family, next you’ll board a wooden houseboat as you drift through tropical backwaters and spot wild elephant in the untamed jungle of exotic Kerala. Trek into the forest to scout for sambar deer, wild boar and maybe even a mongoose or two. Kerala is India’s exotic, emerald heart, packed with lush scenery and a tangle over overgrown backwaters. Next, you’ll spend a night aboard a classic Kerala houseboat, drifting through the tiny canals under starry skies.

periyar national park boat trip

Relax on Palm-Fringed Shores

Marari is the place for a family beach break in India. It’s a friendly fishing village, lined with palm trees and an idyllic and tranquil beach. It’s the perfect place to end your India trip, so kick back and take it easy. Spend your days relaxing in a hammock, taking a refreshing dip in the pool or just lazing on the beach.  Pure bliss!

marari beach
David on a rickshaw

Speak to our India specialist, David

“After three unforgettable trips, I can’t wait to plan my next India holiday- there’s always somewhere new and exciting to explore! For me, nothing beats the delicious food and the colourful festivals.”

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