Only children can have various issues especially when it comes to socialising with others given that they don’t have siblings and interact more often with adults than children their age. Boys will be boys will be the saying but travel can help your only son thrive. Here are places across India where you can take him:
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1. Jaipur, Rajasthan:
Visit the iconic Amber Fort, City Palace, and explore the vibrant markets of the Pink City. Jaipur is a lovely place to spend time with your boy in. A must-visit for boys, Jaipur Wax Museum displays lifelike wax statues of famous personalities from India and across the world, including sports stars, historical figures, and celebrities.
2. Agra, Uttar Pradesh in India:
Witness the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and visit the Agra Fort. The historic place is a lovely land for your only son and you. Boys who appreciate art and culture can attend the Kalakriti Show in Agra. The cultural performance showcases various Indian art forms such as dance, music, and traditional performances.
3. Udaipur, Rajasthan:
Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, visit the City Palace, and explore the beautiful Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace). A trip with your only son will be fun to Udaipur. The vintage car museum houses a collection of vintage cars, including classic Rolls Royce, Cadillac, and MG models. Boys with an interest in automobiles will appreciate the well-preserved vintage vehicles.
4. Kerala Backwaters:
Enjoy a houseboat ride through the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, surrounded by lush greenery and coconut groves. Kerala is an ideal place for an only son and his parents to laze together.
5. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan:
Embark on a thrilling safari to spot the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat. Boys in the wild will be one memorable trip in Ranthambore for sure.
6. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:
Experience the charm of the hill station, visit the famous Mall Road, and take a toy train ride on the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla railway. Shimla offers various adventure sports like paragliding, mountain biking, and river rafting. Boys can engage in adrenaline-pumping activities and enjoy the thrill of adventure.
7. Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
Explore the stunning beaches, indulge in water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving, and visit the Cellular Jail to learn about India’s freedom struggle. Andaman and Nicobar island is a wonderful place for parents to take their only son. Boys can enjoy a unique experience by visiting Baratang Island, where they can explore limestone caves, witness the mud volcanoes, and go on a thrilling boat ride through dense mangroves.
Visit historical landmarks like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Humayun’s Tomb. Explore lively markets such as Chandni Chowk and enjoy delicious street food. The capital of India, Delhi is a place for the history lover and foodie son.
9. Mysore, Karnataka:
Discover the royal heritage of Mysore by visiting the Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, and Chamundi Hills. Perfect for boys who love trains, the Mysore Railway Museum showcases vintage locomotives, coaches, and artefacts related to the Indian Railways. They can learn about the history of railways in India and explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits.
10. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh:
Witness the spiritual and cultural richness of India by visiting the ghats along the sacred river Ganges, attending the evening Ganga Aarti, and exploring narrow lanes filled with ancient temples. Varanasi is a lovely place for an only son and parents to spiritually connect. Boys can explore the vibrant street food scene in Varanasi, trying local delicacies like chaat, kachori, lassi, and traditional sweets like malaiyo and peda.