It’s said that the most difficult thing on earth is to travel with a child, and most mothers do believe that, but it’s really not true.
To begin with though, I wouldn’t recommend travelling very long distances, especially if your children are very young. The more experienced travellers have been there and done that, but if this is the first time for you, try travelling to a
destination that’s closer to home to test the waters with something that’s familiar and comfortable. A two-three day trip to Karnala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar or Lonavala might be just what’s needed to ease you in.
If you’re travelling to Karnala, for instance, a fun camping trip is the best way of bonding with your children, while giving them a whole lot of interesting activities to keep them busy. Setting up your own tent, learning to barbeque, trekking, walking along the forest trails, bullock cart rides, fun activities, the list will never end.
Another advantage of such a trip is the complete peace and quiet, along with a chance to commune with nature. The sound of birds singing, the happy sight of lush greenery and the thrill of seeing a waterfall; this will be an experience your kids won’t forget easily.
“When we first thought of Little Nirvana Excursions, I wanted to start a travel segment that would create that feeling of comfort and generate a love for travel in parents and kids alike,” says Nidhi Batra, Little Nirvana Explorers’ co-founder. “This vertical was an offshoot of our love for travel and we enjoy making kid-friendly itineraries and always ensure that kids have a good time. That’s why, we’re also coming up with a unique weekend getaway to Karnala, on 13, 14 and 15 of August. Packed with treks, walks, bonding activities, like learning to pitch tents, games and fun things to do, this camping trip will definitely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.’