Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top Children's Attractions in India

If you have children and are booking flights to India, your little ones will get spoilt for choice in the country. Mumbai’s Essel World, the wild denizens of Kolkata Zoo, and the Worlds of Wonder amusement park – the attractions are endless. Read on.

Mesmerising India makes for a wonderful family travel destination and many families with kids return with a quintessential holiday experience from the country. Amusement parks, zoos, and aquariums – India has all this and much more. Check out a little information on just some of the children’s attractions from four major Indian cities.


Think Mumbai, think Essel World. Often billed as the largest amusement park in the country, Essel World is definitely the place to go to if you are catching flights to Mumbai with your kids. Full of a number of exciting rides as well as the opportunities for ice skating, and simulated horror zone, the Essel World has been winning the hearts of children for years. Some of the most popular children’s rides at the park are Big Apple, Caterpillar, Junior Go Cart, Mini Telecombat, Yard Train, and Convoy Track. Essel World is also full of food outlets dishing out scrumptious treats.


Many travellers booking cheap flights to India for a tour of the country start their India travel with Delhi. While you are in Delhi, it is a good idea to take your kids to the Worlds of Wonder amusement park in Noida. Snap away pictures as your child gets on the different rides. Whether it is going up in the air on the Mini Jet and Space Shot, going round and round on the Dizzy Diana, or idly whiling away time on the Swan Boats and Mini Train – the Worlds of Wonder makes sure that your kids will keep pestering you for a repeat trip. While numerous rides are available at the park, about 11 of these are especially meant for kids and families. Delhi is also perfect for taking your kids on a sightseeing tour of major historic attractions like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, and Humayun’s Tomb.


If you have booked flights to India for a Kolkata trip, make sure that you treat your kids to the Nicco Park experience. If its summer time, definitely try out attractions like Water Chute, Water Coaster, Wave Pool, and Kid’s Pool. Many parents who have often wanted to take their children on a Paris trip but could not afford the tickets, also content themselves by visiting the Eiffel Tower in Nicco Park. The views from atop this tower are just mesmerising to say the least. In fact, Nicco Park is just crammed full of attractions just a handful of the most popular ones are the Pirate Ship, River Cave Ride, Cyclone – the Roller Coaster, Lazy River Ride, and Flying Saucer. Besides Nicco Park, the Alipore Zoo of Kolkata is another wonderful place for children. This zoo is teeming with wild life denizens like the Royal Bengal Tiger, African Lion, Jaguar, Hippopotamus, Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Reticulated Giraffe, Grant's Zebra, Emu, Dromedary Camel and Indian Elephant. The Kolkata airport is also well served by quite a few airlines operating cheap flights to India.


Known as the air conditioned city for its fabulous year round weather, Bangalore makes for an excellent holiday destination. The city has quite a few attractions for kids. A highly popular place is the Bangalore Aquarium. Filled with a diverse variety of exotic aquatic life, the Bangalore aquarium enchants kids and their parents alike. Some of the different fish species are mahseer, freshwater prawns, blue gourami, Siamese fighters, catla, Indian tiger barb, angel fish, glow light tetra, and red tail shark. Another top place for kids is the Bangalore Bal Bhavan. This amusement park is full of tree houses, swings, and opportunities for horse riding. Children can also hone their creative abilities by joining one of the hobby classes on arts, crafts, and painting.

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