7 Best Family Adventure Trips to Plan with your Toddler

Family Adventure Trips with a Toddler

Hey guys, am back with yet another travel post. And this one is for adventure junkies, who thrive on thrill & adrenaline rush! Mommies and daddies, if you think that after having kids you can’t plan adventure trips with your children, think again! Well, having kids doesn’t mean you have to kick out adventure from your travels. Stay put as I will be sharing the 7 amazing family adventure trips you can plan with your toddler in India! All based on our experience.

In recent times, India has emerged as one of the best adventure travel destinations in the world.

Many people from around the world come to India to seek adventure & explore the astonishing locations. But the sad part is, we the people of India, are unaware of the treasures of our own beautiful country. Our Incredible India has so much to offer to every kind of traveler including the adventure lover families.

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7 Family Adventure Trips to plan with a Toddler

I am listing down 7 places in India which any adventure lover would love to visit. We have visited all these places with our toddler during the last year.

1- Explore Baratang Caves in the Andamans 

Plan your family adventure trip to the caves in the Andamans. The Baratang island lies between the South & Middle Andaman. And, it is famous for the mangrove creeks & limestone caves. I would say more than the caves, the whole journey towards the Baratang caves is what makes the experience more exciting.

There are 2 ways to reach Baratang island, by ferry & by road. Take the road for that adrenaline rush which you will feel while crossing the tribal (Jarawa) forest area in a convoy with armed policemen. I don’t have any pics of that since clicking pictures was not allowed there.

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Speed boat from Baratang Jetty

After you safely cross the Jarawa Forest Reserve, you have to take a vehicle ferry to reach the Baratang jetty. And then from there, one has to take the speed boat which will take you along the mangrove forest to a creek.

Finally, a small trek from the forest & fields to reach the limestone caves. The whole experience was exhilarating. Our 2 year old loved every bit of the journey.

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Nemit pulling his grandmother to go inside the Baratang caves

2- Trek to the mesmerizing waterfalls in Cherrapunjee

We planned a trip to Meghalaya last year on Diwali. There’s no doubt, Meghalaya is one of the most sought-after travel destinations for nature and adventure lovers in India. And if you happen to plan a family adventure trip with your kids to this beautiful place, you must include Trek to Wah Kaba Falls in Cherrapunjee.

Family Adventure Trips with a Toddler

Trekking down at Wah Kaba Falls

Now, if you want to witness the majestic falls, the best time to visit is definitely during monsoon. But I would suggest, if you are going with kids, plan before or after the monsoon. It will be easier to hike down towards the falls otherwise the whole trail will be slippery & not safe for kids.

3- Ride the World’s highest cable car at Gulmarg, Kashmir

We were so lucky to plan a trip to Kashmir last year. Looking at the current situation in Kashmir, I really hope that everything gets back to normal soon. Kashmir is truly a heaven on Earth. It’s difficult to describe the beauty of its charming landscape, it just hypnotizes you & embraces you in its beauty.

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Crossing Phase 1 – Gondola cable car

If you plan a trip to Kashmir, do visit Gulmarg & experience the Gondola ride. The cable car takes you to the top of Apharwat. It was one thrilling ride for us. The cable car operates in 2 phases, one from Gulmarg to Kondoor & second from Kondoor to Apharwat. A must visit if you are not afraid of heights.

4- Camping at Dawki, Meghalaya

Every kid loves camping, even if that means setting up a bed sheet/blanket camp at home. Why not give your kids a real camping experience? Plan a camp night at Shnongpdeng, Dawki.

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Nemit sitting in front of our camp

It was our first camping experience, we had so many doubts considering we were the only family with a child there. It was scary but too exhilarating. The camps were set up by the riverside & all we could see was the river on one side & the jungle on the other.

 

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We woke up the next day to the chirping of birds & gushing water and we felt a sense of accomplishment. If you really want to experience the adrenaline rush, do visit Dawki for camping with your kids.

5- Jungle safari at Jim Corbett National Park or Kaziranga National Park

Jungle safaris are a great adventure option to try with kids. There are numerous options of Jungle safari in India, be it jeep safari or elephant safari. We have done 2 jeep safaris with Nemit.

 

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One at Jim Corbett National Park when Nemit was 2 yrs old. Not a good option to look for wild animals if your kids are young & can’t sit quietly for a long time. But, just take them to experience the fun.

 

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The other jeep safari we did was at Kaziranga National Park, Assam which is famous for one horned rhino. We had a great time at Kaziranga, even Nemit had a lot of fun while spotting rhinos, deers & elephants.

6- Crawl through the hidden Arwah caves of Cherrapunjee

If you ask us our favorite adventure activity with Nemit, it is definitely the caving expeditions. And exploring the Arwah cave is the best one till now. It was like we entered an underground world where not even a single ray of sunlight shines.

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Exploring the Arwah Cave

The best part about the cave is that it is relatively a new discovery hence not many people know about it. Also, Arwah cave is huge & an interconnected network of various caves branch out of it.

Once inside, the natural light diminishes & you will feel the need for a guide & a strong hiking torch. We were on the mercy of our mobile lights. However, not having a guide and a torch made the whole experience quite raw & thrilling but I would still not suggest to try it out when traveling with small kids. When you go on an adventure, go prepared!

7- Hidden caves of Nanital

Last year, while returning back from Kausani, we made a pitstop at Nainital. While taking a walk on the mall road, we saw a signboard of Eco Cave Park. Thinking it to be a normal park we decided to spend some time there. However, as soon as we stepped inside the park, we realized it was not any normal garden. In fact, it was a house full of adventure.

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There were 6 natural caves all with different dimensions & named after various animals on the basis of resemblance to their natural habitat. One has to bend down and crawl to pass through the narrow passage of the caves. It was a full-on adrenaline rush activity for us.

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I can keep on adding many places to this list but these are the 7 best adventure activities we enjoyed with our 2-year-old toddler. Hope you liked the post & found it helpful. Don’t forget to share this post & do leave a comment below. We feel loved when we read your feedback.



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18 Comments

  1. Noor Anand Chawla March 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    That’s a great post! As I write this comment, I’m sitting in Assam- I took my 3 year old on a jeep and an elephant safari just yesterday and he loved it.
    Fantastic interpretation of the prompt.
    #momology

  2. anupriya March 6, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Finally someone agrees with me that India is a treasure for tourists. And its lovely that you are giving your kid such an enriched life full of travel experiences. Kudos to you as parents.

  3. tessy thomas March 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Wow these are some beautiful ideas… I have not travelled to any of these places..so definitely adding these to my bucket list to travel with my family

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      Neha Sharma March 21, 2019 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Glad you find the list helpful. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Farha Shaikh March 21, 2019 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    This is my one stop shop for travel once my infant becomes a toddler , such nice , interesting and fun activities , Very informative posts

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      Neha Sharma March 21, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Glad you liked it.

  5. Saarah March 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    This place seems like a house full of adventure most of it are yet to be explored by me about really love to try them out someday your post is a perfect guide for the same

  6. Akanksha March 21, 2019 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I loved visiting Nainital. My grandmother-in-law lives in Kherna which is a small town near nainital. Its beautiful! Meghalaya looks amazing too. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Humaira March 21, 2019 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Amazing and beautiful post. Superb collections of trips with the tiny toddlers. Trekking and riding are best for the toddlers. Great thoughts.

  8. Khushboo March 21, 2019 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    These are really some useful ideas. I am sure these ideas will help many parents.

  9. Bushra March 21, 2019 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    That’s very beautiful places along with kids. Your child looks so comfortable and enjoying. Indeed kids love to explore new things and adventure

  10. Aritro Chattopadhyay March 21, 2019 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Glad that i have travelled to all these places in my childhood. Brought my memories back for sure.

  11. Monika Sehdev March 22, 2019 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    So beautiful Pictures Neha. Thanks for sharing this detailed information with us. Will definitely keep those tips in mind, before my next adventure trip with my boys !

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      Neha Sharma March 22, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      I am glad you liked it, thanks so much 🙂

  12. Gurjeet Chhabra March 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    you have cover great spots with the toddler. I went to Andaman but not went to Baratang island ,overall tour was good. you have given him a great adventure of all the places

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      Neha Sharma March 22, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Baratang and Diglipur are the least traveled places in the Andaman Islands & also the most beautiful. Thanks for stopping by Gurjeet.

  13. Gunjan March 26, 2019 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Nice Post. Very helpful for many…. But in my case I am having a proton… Not a toddler…. 😊😂😉

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      Neha Sharma March 26, 2019 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Every problem has a solution & every difficult situation has a way out. Just keep trying, don’t focus on the prob, try to find the way out.

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