Changi Travellers’ Series: Why India is the next top family destination

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This June school holiday, Changi Airport's Vibrant India event showcases the remarkable family-friendly holiday destination that is India! Find out more about all the things you and your family can do in India and how you can win the family vacation of a lifetime to this wonderful country...

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India’s vibrant soul is bound to enchant you!

If you could describe India in one word, it would have to be “vibrant.”

A country bursting with myriad sights, sounds, colours, and tastes, India is also home to incredibly diverse ethnicities, religions, and cultures. It’s a place where the modern and traditional rub shoulders, where the food is as diverse and as wonderful as the people, and where natural beauty is abundant.

India is also an incredibly family-friendly destination as you’ll soon find out.

During the upcoming June school holidays, Changi Airport is organising Vibrant India, a month-long event showcasing the many reasons families should consider India as their next holiday.

Running from 30 May to 28 June 2015, Vibrant India will be packed with exciting interactive games and activities especially for school-aged kids. You can even get a chance to win free air tickets to India.

And in case you do bag those tickets, get a load of six amazing spots that can make India an unforgettable family getaway:

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India is an amazingly family-friendly holiday destination.

Delhi

One of the oldest cities in the world and home to 25 million people, Delhi is the sprawling and fascinating capital of India. Along with Agra and Jaipur, it also makes up the famous Golden Triangle – the most popular tourist circuit in India. This “triangle” of cities has been dubbed “golden” because of the extraordinary amount of beauty and culture contained in each city.

Delhi sits at the apex of the triangle. The city is full of activities and adventures for the whole family, and getting around is made convenient by its efficient Metro service. Adults will love soaking up some of the magnificent architecture that’s found in this city, shopping at the many bazaars, and sampling delectable food.

Kids meanwhile are going to love attractions such as the Kingdom of Dreams for an awesome Bollywood experience, Adventure Island theme park, the beautiful Garden of Five Senses, and the Nehru Planetarium for some star gazing.

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There are no words to describe the beauty of the Taj Mahal, located in Agra.

Agra

From the ethereal beauty of one of the seven wonders of the world – the Taj Mahal – to the beautiful sandstone and marble Akbar Mausoleum, the magical city of Agra offers plenty in terms of culture and history for the whole family.

Mums, before you head to Agra, make sure you tell your royalty-loving little princess the beautiful love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal – it’s bound to enthrall her and make the trip to Taj Mahal so much more meaningful.

Other not-to-miss family-friendly attractions include the Red Fort of Agra, a 16th-century Mughal monument which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Ram Bagh, the oldest Mughal garden in India.

Don’t forget to take your camera with you as you visit all these incredible sites for some awesome family photos!

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Tell your kids not to be surprised if they come across gaily decorated elephants strolling the streets during your Indian holiday!

Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan and is also one of the cities that make up the famous Golden Triangle. This fascinating historical city is also home to the former royal family, who live at the City Palace in the heart of Jaipur.

Jaipur is also super family-friendly, with loads of attractions for mum, dad, and the little ones. You and the kids will love star gazing at the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. You can also take an elephant ride at Amber Fort, which is Jaipur’s star attraction, and learn about the art of block printing at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing.

Your family is also sure to have fun exploring the majestic Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, which has 953 windows or “Jharokhas,” all of them decorated with intricate designs.

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