Prachi Kagzi, Founder- Little Passports (India), Mumbai
Organises educative travel tours for children aged between 3 and 15
Little Passports is a novel concept in the kids travel space for India. They organise educative travel tours for children aged between 3 and 15. The concept resonates with today’s parents who value ‘learning by doing. ’These trips are in tandem with popular school holidays. The tours designed for kids have been formulated with the founder’s travel knowledge and experiences of travelling with kids. The tours are proactive to keep needs of kids and concerned parents in mind. Little Passports understands the importance of age appropriate attractions and energy levels of kids and have devised itineraries accordingly.
Prachi Kagzi, travel curator for Little Passports, who considers herself a travel evangelist, lists out some benefits from her personal experiences:
I have a penchant for kid’s destinations and aspire to convert all my experiences to trips through Little Passports. I go for each tour myself along with the support of school teachers and local experts to guide the children.
Little Passports envisions to be synonymous with unique destinations coupled with the parent and child bond allowing hassle free travel with a like-minded group of kids and adults. For schools, it means crossing over from tour operators which offer copy/paste trips to every school, insensitive to age, region and education methodology (IB or Indian Board) which are not designed for children to begin with!
According to Prachi, “The World is a book and those who won’t travel will read only a page.” To make the children avid readers we should let them travel. She explains how learning through travelling is possible during holidays for the little ones.
Little Passports take the children to these beautiful, informative and adventurous destinations:
Taboda Tiger Reserve: Guided Nature walk with Naturalist to the nearby lake to unravel the beauty of birds, insects, reptiles and wild flowers. If you are lucky, you can spot the elusive jackal. A demo by the local artist and children try their hands at local arts.
Trip to Mauritius: Snorkel/Scuba in the Azure Sea to see marine life and corals. A visit to production process of local crop, Botanical Gardens for giant turtle interaction. Dolphin Watching Tour: Animal Park to interact with African Animals up close! (Lunch at park) Paddle & Kayak at sea. Activity Session at the Beach. Tour in Glass Bottom Boat at Blue Bay.
Rishikesh: Rock Climbing, White water rafting, Hike, River Kayaking, Ropes Course, Yoga and Star Gazing Session after dinner.
Slovakia during Christmas season: A visit to Tatra Mountains. Introductory games (Kids Vs Instructors) & learn basic Slovak words. A fun filled activity of Ski/Snow Board, Horse Carriage, Dog Sledging. Cable Car and Snow Mobile ride, Search & Rescue Demo, Excursion to Belianska Cave. Explore Slovakian folk music. Treasure Hunt in the Snow. Santa Claus will visit and give presents! Christmas Dinner. Children eat the Pirogi they made. Bake Cookies for Christmas Day!
When children are involved, tantrums are involved. When asked if she faced any challenges during her trips she says, contrary to belief, we are overwhelmed by the positive response! Little Passports being an innovative concept in the education/travel world, has received an amazing response from parents and educational institutions, alike! There was a gaping hole in this sphere and, we have touched the nerve of every enthusiastic parent and the new age curriculum based schools in India by offering these tours. We have been applauded many times in the media, parenting blogs and trade journals.
For more info: www.littlepassports.in