Holidays are made to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the monotony of life. They also provide a great way to reconnect with your family which is rather difficult during the routine. But planning a family vacation can’t be easy. From choosing the destination that all family members are excited about, to booking and packing the bags, planning a family vacation is definitely a tedious process. The needs of each family member should be taken into account when choosing the destination. Older members would like a relaxed vacation while younger children crave adventure. We have compiled a list of some destinations in India that are worth visiting with your family to make your decision easy and less worrying.
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7 family vacation destinations in India
1. Allepey, Kerala
You can experience the calm and scenic backwaters of Kerala in Alleppey while enjoying the lush greenery around you. Alleppey is suitable for young and old alike because a stay in a houseboat would be an adventure and the tranquility of the backwaters would give you the well-deserved calm.
2. Jaipur, Rajasthan
The pink city of Jaipur is full of abundance for all. The cultural beauty of Jaipur is mesmerizing with its monuments, palaces and aesthetics. Must-see places in Jaipur for all culture lovers include Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. You can also take elephant rides and devour authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
3.Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
This popular hill station is famous for its British architecture, the snow-capped Himalayan mountain ranges and the famous Mall Street for shopping sprees. Younger members can enjoy snow activities at Rohtang Pass while older members can enjoy the architecture and the true essence of the city.
4. Srinagar, Kashmir
Aptly known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, the state is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas on one side and lush greenery and nature on the other. Because of its beauty, Kashmir is often called the Switzerland of India. You can enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake while admiring the beauty of the place or take a pony ride in Gulmarg. All generations of the family will surely love the beauty of Srinagar.
5. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
A famous hill station of Tamil Nadu, the city attracts many tourists from all over the country. The quiet town of Ooty offers beautiful views of tea plantations and hills and has a number of waterfalls such as Pykara and Avalanche Falls. The little train that crosses the city is a major attraction, especially if you have children traveling with you.
6. Gangtok, Sikkim
This city in Sikkim is home to many people belonging to Nepalese, Tibetan and Bhutanese cultures. The city is therefore culturally diverse. You can taste all of these cultures through the lip-smacking food varieties, their homes, and the dressing. The climate is pleasant in Sikkim for most of the year, which makes it suitable for family holidays.
7. Hampi, Karnataka
The ruins of Hampi are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must visit for all history and culture lovers. The place has many magnificent temples, statues and architectural structures that are worth admiring. Local cafes in Hampi offer delicacies worth trying. Children will also enjoy the coracle ride on the Tungabhadra River.
We hope you find our suggestions helpful for a fun family vacation.
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