If you’re thinking of touring India with your family but don’t quite know where to begin, here’s a bucket list of holiday destinations in India that your family can enjoy together.
Looking for some sun, sand, and surf along with a dollop of history and culture? Look no further than India’s sunshine state, Goa! With gorgeous beaches lined with fun cafes and adventure sports outlets aplenty, this tiny state in western India is one of the most fun holiday destinations in the country. From March to May, the weather is hit; during the winter months from October to February, the state takes on a misty charm; while the monsoons make it the perfect trekking destination, making Goa an evergreen place to visit. When you are done enjoying the beach, take a tour of the UNESCO-listed churches in south Goa to learn about the culture and traditions of the Goans. The destination is well connected to several major metros like Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and New Delhi by airplane, train, and bus.
When you are looking for peace on your family holidays, few things compare to God’s Own Country, Kerala. Whether you want to take in the art and eclectic markets of Kochi, drive through the misty, winding lanes of Wayanad, unwind by the backwaters in Alleppey, or head to the tea haven of Munnar, this destination has got all it takes. While the backwaters can be humid, the hill stations of Thekkady and Munnar provide relief in the warm months. It’s easy to reach Kochi and Trivandrum from cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
For family vacations with a royal touch, Rajasthan fits the bill. Head to Udaipur in the monsoons to visit the palaces on the lakes in all their glory while the desert with all its rugged splendor awaits you in Jaisalmer. Don’t forget to watch a cultural show in the evenings here. The Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort teach you about Jaipur’s history while its Johari Bazaar will spoil you with its vibrant shops. Rajasthan is best visited in winter. Jaipur and Udaipur are connected to major Indian cities by flight and cities like Jaisalmer and Jodhpur can be reached easily via road.
4. North- East
For a slightly off-beat take on family holidays, visit the gorgeous North-east India. Here you will get to experience India differently. Avoid the entire region in monsoons; the best time to visit is from November to April. For tea plantations and history, you can head to Assam while Shillong is a fun party place with amazing natural surroundings. Besides, Arunachal Pradesh beckons those who crave adventure and Sikkim is a beautiful Buddhist state to visit.
5. Himalayan region
The final place on our list is the beautiful Himalayan region—whether you choose Himachal Pradesh or Uttarakhand, its pristine spirituality mixed with adrenaline- boosting adventures is a sure-shot contender for blockbuster family holidays.
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