Insights: How Indians plan holidays with children

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On Children's Day we took a look at the most popular holiday ideas for families travelling with children. The ' Insights: How Indians plan holidays with children' is an analysis of vacations planned in India with children from November 2013 - January 2014. Based on the information submitted continuously by a traveller community of over 50 lakh Indians per month, the intelligence team at, collates data from multiple on site user actions, analyses and identifies trends that have emerged on domestic vacations in India. This report attempts to identify trends in destinations, budgets & preferences in family holidays by Indians. 

Below are the trends observed:

•    Budgets allocated for holidays planned with children are 86% higher than those planned without them. The average trip budget for a family travelling without children is Rs. 21,256, whereas for a family travelling with children it is Rs. 39,514
•    Among holiday themes, Jungle holidays are the most popular among families travelling with children, whereas beach holidays are the common choice for others.
•    Experiential and activity-driven holidays are becoming popular – wildlife safaris, heritage walks, treks and adventure activities like jet skiing and paragliding are picking up. Travellers are looking for experiences to make holidays more memorable.
•    Safety is an important consideration in deciding various aspects of travel, more so with families planning holidays with children. Average planning period for family holidays is 49 days in advance, whereas other holidays are planned 40 days in advance. is not a travel agent but India's leading travel planning website powered by reviews contributed by millions of Indian travellers. After finding all the information needed to plan holidays, travellers can compare hotel availability and prices among all leading online travel agencies from within and proceed to book with the vendor of choice. Alternatively, they can search, find, connect with & request for customized packages from over 1,000 traditional (offline) Indian travel agents who specialize in various tourism destinations in India and abroad. also lists a large number of standard & unique packages from various hotels & agents. These tools coupled with the large volume of credible traveller community contributed content on the website provide Indian travellers with a comprehensive set of options to book their next holiday.

About is India’s largest holiday planning portal powered by India's first & biggest travel community - its purpose is to unleash the power of user opinions to create a smarter Indian traveler. has about 30000 Indian hotels & 1300 Indian destinations listed on the website and is used by 50 Lac Indian travellers every month for planning their trips. is not a travel agency and does not do bookings at all. is also not partially or fully owned by any travel agency or hotel chain or any other travel industry player. Therefore is fully independent and can provide travellers with truthful information not affected by any requirements to sell specific travel products.
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