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With some careful planning, taking a trip to India with the kids can be as easy as Disneyland.

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Mirrored walls, secret passages and elephant rides are among the thrills to be had at the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Here, Stephanie Nolen and her son get friendly with the pachyderms.

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In Srinagar, teaching children how to make a traditional tea.

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Take a shikara ride on Dal Lake with Lhasa the boatman, who went out of his way to show us the native birds on the water.

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Take your little monkey to the Monkey Temlple in Galta.

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Indian honeymooners take a photo with us in a country where foreign children are a rare sight – and treat – for the locals.

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Indian family life revolves around its children – making a blond toddler a favourite for photos everywhere.

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