When it comes to spending some quality time together, any family would like to choose the best destination for family vacation in India. A magnum of places, people, culture, traditions, colours, and religion. India is a country that will surprise you with its never ending attractions.
Witnessing the trails of the architectural past to experiencing the serenity of valleys, drenching in the salty sea waters or soaking in the religious rituals. India can delight you in more ways than you imagine!
Today, you will find the best of modern comforts in most suburbs and unlikeliest places in India. However, people still have concerns when you are accompanied by small children. In this blog, we are giving you a sneak peek into some of the best destinations for a vacation in all over India that you would love to visit.
Dotted with innumerable charms, a journey across these 12 destinations will bond you with your loved ones like never before. What are you waiting for? Start planning now!
1. Heaven on Earth – Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir is a state in northern India, often denoted by the acronym J&K. It is located mostly in the Himalayan mountains, and shares borders with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. Kashmir is the mini Switzerland of India attracts tourists from all over the world, across various age groups and is always on the list of every Indian. You definitely need to visit this paradise on earth and meditate in the flower valley hearing the laughter of your loved ones.
– Srinagar for houseboats and shikara rides
– Gulmarg for Skiing
– Pahalgam for Baisaran Valley
– Wular Lake, One of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia
– Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake
Best time to visit: In spring, April – June & In winters, December – March for Skiing.
2. The Golden Triangle: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur
Best time to visit the Golden Triangle: October to March
Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops, and spice stalls.
– India Gate as a tribute to the country
– Connaught Place for amazing food
– Old Delhi for Chandni Chowk & Asia’s biggest mosque- Jama Masjid
– Janpath or Sarojini Market for bulk shopping!
The city of love – Agra and immerse in the beautiful Taj Mahal. Situated by the banks of Yamuna, this symmetrical monument took about 22 years to complete and is celebrated as an epitome of love all across the world.
– Fatehpur Sikri for the amazing glassware
– Agra fort for the marvellous architecture
– Agra markets for Inlay work on marvel and traditional carpets.
Tip: Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. Plan your trip accordingly.
The journey to the traditionally colourful city of Jaipur, inviting you to the majestic architectures and handcrafted souvenirs. The city boasts of its royal Rajput influence, lifestyle intricacies, and rich art & cultural history.
– Hawa Mahal for its architecture
– Nahargarh fort for an enticing city view
– Johri Bazaar for impressive gemstone work and jewellery
– Chokhi Dhani for the ultimate Rajasthani experience.
3. Adventurous Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It’s home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas. Travelling with family and planning to miss the state, you could lose out on a lot! Right from river rafting to trekking expeditions to scenic landscapes, Himachal is an apt choice for a traveller with kids. Soak yourself in the mild sunlight and breathe the fresh Himalayan breeze while your kids go paragliding, mountaineering, jeep safari and more.
– Manali and Rohtang Pass for snow clad mountains
– Shimla for the scenic beauty
– McLeodganj for trekking trails
– Kufri for Yak rides
– Solang Valley for adventure sports
Tip: Avoid trekking trips with children below 10 years and elderly. The temperature at Rohtang Pass is usually very low, hence heavy woollen clothing is advised.
Best time to visit: In Spring, April – June and In winters, November to February
4. Rajasthan on Wheels
The royal Rajasthan and its luxury are worth experiencing with your family. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers a chance to explore the vast deserts, majestic palaces, glimpses into the wildlife and the beautiful Havelis of Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore & Jaipur.
– Udaipur for its royalty
– Jodhpur for Mehrangarh Fort
– Chittorgarh for the treasure trove of Rajputana history
– Jaipur for exquisite handicrafts
Tip: The train makes a trip to Khajuraho Temples, Madhya Pradesh. Select your locations as per your choice.
Best time to visit: October – March
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