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14 Best Places to Travel with an Infant in India

Kiran Verma

Written by Kiran Verma

14 Best Places to Travel with an Infant in India

Hey Parents! 

Finally, you can go out since your cute little baby is now an infant. 

Well, that’s not a hidden fact, that with the birth of the newborn your whole life revolves around him, including canceling all the trips just to ensure the comfort and safety of the baby and mommy. 

However, as your infant grows, you can get back on track and start searching for the best places to travel with infants in India.

But do you know what’s more important than – the best places to travel with a 6-month-old baby in India is knowing which place is safe and perfect to spend quality time with your sweet little family. 

Moreover, I would like to mention, avoid traveling unless necessary because as estimated the babies or kids would be at high risk in the third phase of the Covid-19. I know, traveling with a baby, too after a very long lockdown seems impossible to resist, especially when things seem to fall back into place. 

However, I would say nothing but, precaution is better than cure.

Also, I don’t recommend flying at the newborn age (0-3 months) until it’s a valid reason like a family emergency or something. 

Why?

Especially after 2020 and 2021, many public places/airplanes/railways are germ factories and infants are highly vulnerable at this young age. And also moms are still recovering from the childbirth phase.

So what is the best age?

3-9 months is the stage where parents can take the maximum benefits from their infants. At this stage, babies sleep a lot. And if it is a flying trip, the ear pressurization issues would also be less.

Keeping the baby’s safety in mind, in this blog, I will be focusing on the best places to travel with infants in India only so that you can even use trains, your own vehicle, and of course Uber intercity. 

So, now let’s check out some of the finest places to travel with an infant –

14 Best Places to Travel with an Infant in India

15 Best Places to Travel with an Infant in India
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1. Goa

Goa! It’s a dream of many youngsters to at least spend a weekend there. However, your infant could be the one saying, “eh! Goa, I have already had a trip there.”

Well, if I have to mention some of the fun places to with your baby in Goa –

  • Splashdown Water Park
  • Sahakari Spice Farm
  • Fort Aguada 
  • Arpora
  • Butterfly Conservatory of Goa
  • Olaulim Backyard, and more

These are some of the finest places where you can go back in time, play with water, watch the wildlife, and more with your infant. Moreover, if you are looking for a place to have cute pictures with your baby, well, these are the right places.

Also check: 30 Things to Carry While Travelling with Baby on Flight/Train!

2. Jaisalmer 

Ah! “The Golden City!”

Want to live like a Maharaja? Where your infant could be a little prince?

Well, nothing can beat Jaisalmer of Rajasthan. Moreover, along a lot of perfectly architectured Haveli’s you can also visit tons of temples, which probably is the finest place if you are a theist.

That’s why I think a place with a combination of traditional attire and temples would end your search for the best places to travel with infants in India.

Here are some of the places you can visit in Jaisalmer –

  • Jaisalmer War Museum 
  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Shri Tanot Mata Temple
  • Amar Singh Jain Temple
  • Badal Mahal
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Desert National Park 

3. Munnar 

Looking for the best places to travel with infants in India?

Well, how about exploring the State with #1 literacy rate?

You got me! I’m talking about Kerala.

Munnar is a beautiful hill station and a former resort for the British Raj elite which is surrounded by rolling hills that are dotted with tea plantations. That’s not all, you can also watch mountain goats, Nilgiri tahr, and many more. 

And of course, a perfect place to get your perfect pictures. 

But the question, where you can go with your baby –

  • Kolukkumalai Tea Estates in Munnar
  • Echo Point in Munnar
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Munnar
  • Rajamalai National Park in Munnar
  • Blossom Hydel Park in Munnar

4. Kasauli 

Would you like to catch a train to Himachal Pradesh and live a happy holiday?

Well, who could resist such a beautiful cantonment and town of Himachal, right?

So, along with other best places to travel with infant in India, why leave Himachal behind. I don’t know about other things, but this could be a perfect place to go out with your infant –

  • Monkey Point
  • Central Research Institute 
  • The Mall Road
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir
  • Gurkha Fort
  • Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple

5. Udaipur 

Udaipur – “City of lakes,” certainly should be on your list if you like lakes, monuments, outyards, gardens, and definitely peacocks.

Are you ready to watch your infant when he sees the peacocks? 

Of course, who won’t want their infant to learn about new creatures, and what could be better than a beautiful peacock? 

And if you want your little infant to know more about culture, heritage, and architect, here are some of the best places to travel with infant in India, Udaipur –

  • Pichola lake
  • Lake palace
  • Doodh talai
  • Haldighati 
  • Horseback riding
  • Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jagdish temple 

6. Darjeeling 

Visit the foothills of Himalaya and let your infant enjoy the most famous “Toy Train.”

Without wasting your time, I would just mention some of the finest places to visit in Darjeeling –

  • Tiger Hill
  • Toy Train
  • Batasia Loop
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Rangit Valley Rope
  • Peace Pagoda 
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Observatory Hill

7. Mahabaleshwar 

One more hill station at the forested Western Ghats range, well, one of the major attractive features is that it has many elevated viewing points, one such famous point is Arthur’s Seat. 

Here, check out this amazing list of places you can visit in Mahabaleshwar –

  • Mahabaleshwar hill station
  • Mahabaleshwar temple
  • Arthur’s seat
  • Elephants head point
  • Venna lake
  • Pratapgarh fort
  • Lazmi strawberry farm
  • Krishnabai temple

8. GIR national park

Let’s have a tour of India’s famous National park and let your infant see the scary Asiatic lions, Indian leopard, golden jackal, blackbucks, mugger crocodile, nilgai, and many more animals which will certainly increase the excitement level of your infant.

9. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Explore the union territory of India possessing 572 islands – a splendid island in Bay of Bengal. 

And you know, your infant can make beautiful castles on the beaches and of course, you can live a happy weekend on cruise. 

Let’s see, places to visit with a 6-month-old baby in India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands –

  • Radhanagar beach
  • Ross islands
  • Jolly buoy island
  • Chidiya tapu
  • Laxmanpur beach
  • Makruzz
  • Cellular jail
  • Elephant beach

10. Ooty

Oootyyyy!!! 

The beautiful Nilgiri hills means “blue mountains.”

Indeed, it is a small resort town in the Western Ghats mountains, in the south of Tamil Nadu. After doing appropriate research, trust me, I found some of the finest places to visit and I can bet you and your baby would never get bored there. 

Here, let’s see, what I have got for you –

  • Nilgiri mountain railway
  • Pykara lake
  • Government botanical garden
  • Upper Bhavani lake point
  • Government rose garden
  • Ooty lake
  • Emerald lake
  • Thunder world
  • Sanctuary Avalanche
  • Thread garden
  • Wax world museum 

11. Gulmarg

Beautiful pashmina shawls and blankets are the identities of Kashmir, well, so is Gulmarg. Probably, that’s why it is known as “Meadow of flowers.”

For you, I have literally come up with the best place to travel with infant in India, which does seem like heaven –

  • Gulmarg gondola
  • Apharwat peak
  • Outer circle water
  • Rani temple
  • Children’s park
  • Go Gulmarg adventures
  • Iceland tours Kashmir
  • Glimpse of Kashmir

12. Majuli

A river island in the Brahmaputra and of course, the first island to be made a district in India. And if you are a thiets, it is a perfect choice, including the fact that you can also visit an ancient educational center. 

Let’s what this place has got for you –

  • Kamalabari satra
  • Dakhinpat satra
  • Garmur 
  • Tengapania
  • Ferry ride
  • Auniatia satra 

13. Amritsar 

Want your infant to have a pilgrim bathe?

Amritsar is the right place for you. Because it is like finding heaven as it has gorgeous and attractive places where you and your infant can enjoy –

  • The Golden temple
  • Jallianwala bagh
  • Durgian temple
  • Ram bagh
  • Ram tirath
  • Lal Mata temple
  • Pul kanjari
  • Akal takht
  • Maharaja ranjit singh museum
  • Gobingarh fort

14. Hampi 

An ancient village situated in Karnataka, South India. I would just say a few words to describe it, “perfect architecture.”  Well, I’m myself a big fan of crafty and skilled things, especially when it is done by architecture. 

So, get ready to explore some of the best places to travel with infants in India –

  • Vithala temple complex
  • Vijayanagar 
  • Elephant stables
  • Monkey temple
  • Matunga temple
  • Statue of Ugra Narasimha 
  • Queen’s bath
  • Lotus palace
  • Hazara Rama temple
  • Stepped tank

15 Tips to Take Care While Travelling with Your Infant

  1. Consider whether traveling is safe for both mother and baby.
  2. Follow all the precautions which have been implemented to prevent COVID-19, such as wearing masks, and carrying hand sanitizer for you and for your baby.
  3. Try to prefer relaxing places only while traveling with a baby.
  4. Always check the weather forecast of the destination place.
  5. Keep the formula milk, baby wipes, other baby food in stock
  6. Check the travel advisory whether any specific guidelines are given for the baby or not. Moreover, contact your doctor regarding the same for safe and sound traveling.
  7. Carry the baby carrier especially in places like the beach. Avoid carrying a stroller while traveling.
  8. Try to travel in groups, so you can take turns carrying the baby while the other can enjoy the water ride, etc.
  9. Do not forget to carry medicines, baby sunscreen, a blanket, etc
  10. Try to wear breastfeeding dresses so that you can easily feed the baby anywhere.
  11. Keep the places clean and hygienic – for that, you can carry disposable trash bags to trash diapers and other stuff.
  12. Also, remember – different airlines have different policies for babies to travel or things to carry like formula milk is allowed in check-in bags or not, X-ray screening is good for milk or liquid that you are carrying. Please confirm the same with your airline first before traveling.
  13. Plan your journey in advance so you don’t miss any events, places made especially for babies.
  14. Arrive on time at the station or airport, do not rush at the last moment as you are carrying your infant.
  15. You can also request the seats which have maximum legroom or confirm the Child Restraint System (CRS) seats, designed specifically for infants/kids.

My personal advice: If you are traveling in flight, instead of carrying your baby in your arms, ask them if there are any empty seats on the flight, you can request the one then sit next to your baby. I personally did this thing with a lady. I asked the flight attendant to allot my seat to her so both can sit together. 

Conclusion

Well, hopefully, my list of the best places to travel with infant in India relieved your stress, if not completely then a little bit. I’m glad I could help. However, I would like you to mainly emphasize one thing – before traveling consult your medical conditions, including the baby’s medical condition with the doctor to be on the safer side.

Trust me, I know you don’t want to take any caution with your baby, because being a parent, your first instinct is their safety, right?

And I know, you would be great parents.

Moreover, if you need any suggestions in regard to finding the place or if you think we have not mentioned any place here, hey! I’m open to suggestions – just hit me up!!

Kiran Verma
Kiran Verma

Kiran Verma, founder, and author of BabyCart completed her post-graduation from CSJM University, Kanpur. However, the busy housewife that she is, yet, her being a mother changed her life when she had to face so many issues post-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and taking care of the baby. That encouraged her to commence the BabyCart blog with the motive to make pregnancy and parenthood uncomplicated, especially for new parents. Read more

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