India and Sri Lanka offer a great combination of dramatic landscapes, ancient ruins, fascinating wildlife, amazing culture, fascinating sights and a new wave of luxurious, child-friendly accommodation options. All this means that youll never be short of things to do together even when visiting some of the most remote and unspoilt regions on the planet.
Travelling with children, though, can be quite a challenge at the best of times as it can be difficult to find child-friendly hotels, suitable activities and many tour operators dont take into account the needs of children and their parents. Each day needs careful planning to ensure that no ones left fed-up, exhausted or with nothing to do. These challenges could affect any family holiday, but they can be even more pronounced in South Asia because western travellers typically arent familiar with the region.
If done right, though, family holidays in India
and its neighbouring countries can be truly wonderful trips, leaving the whole family even the kids with rich memories that will last a lifetime. The key is to organise a holiday through a company that understands the needs of families in general and has the expertise and local knowledge to tailor-make unique itineraries for individual families.
The company needs to have experience and a strong local presence, which means they have all the local knowledge and networks necessary to create memorable family holidays in South Asia that will satisfy even the most demanding clients.
So if youre thinking of arranging a once in a lifetime family holiday to South Asia, make sure you book with a company that understands that no two families are alike.
One great option in the region is Natural Mystic South Asia, Rajasthan-based and Indian-run.
Though better known as the sole organizers of Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayars 3-day royal wedding in 2007, Natural Mystic have also been specialising in luxury family holidays since their inception over a decade ago. Their years of experience and local presence mean they have all the local knowledge and networks necessary to create family holidays in South Asia that will satisfy even the most demanding clients.
This is borne out by their impressive client portfolio in recent years theyve arranged India family holidays for Amanda Jones, the renowned travel journalist who documented her adventures in the LA Times (http://cms.travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-india14oct14?parent=asia&type=destinations), Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayars families, Dr Spiro Latsis (owner of the worlds most exclusive airline and a member of the Forbes rich list) and Julia Roberts. What attracts clients like these to Natural Mystic is the companys responsiveness to the needs of individual families theyll go the extra mile to ensure that each family gets exactly the experience theyre looking for.
Past itineraries have included a specially arranged visit to a bear rescue centre and private elephant safaris the kind of trips that are guaranteed to enchant parents and children alike. For parents or older families travelling as a group, unique gourmet dinners in stunning, private locations have also been arranged. Because each itinerary is unique and tailor-made, every family holiday Natural Mystic South Asia creates is likely to be that best and most memorable family holiday as many of their clients swear!