Top 10 Family Holiday Destinations in India
India is one of most culturally rich countries of the world. With its pious rivers, soothing climate, exotic beaches and immense biodiversity, India beckons tourists from all round the world.
1. The Palatial Palaces of Udaipur
Gift a memorable vacation to your family with a visit to the Venice of East, Udaipur. While the artefacts and lattice designs of the City Palace offers a spectacular view, the Jag Mandir at the heart of Lake Pichola is an amazing creation of the Rajputs. While the marble structure of Jagdish temple is the landmark of the city, the Rock Garden and the musical fountain offers a mesmerizing sunset view. While the Gulab Bagh houses some rare handwritten manuscripts, the zoo is a fun place for kids with leopards, lions and deer.
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Suggested Tour: 14 Days – Rajasthan Agra and Varanasi Tour
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2. The Snow Capped Mountains of Nainital
Treat your eyes with the breathtaking beauty of Nainital. The Naini Lake is enchanting as the water reflects the seven mystic mountains that encircle it. As nature plays with colors during sunrise and sunset, capture the celestial moments boating over the mirrored waters. The rope way journey from Mallital to the snow point of 2275 meters gives you a panoramic view of the Great Himalayas. Besides yachting, kids will love playing hide and seek through the caves of the Eco Cave Garden. While your beloved will love shopping at the Mall Road, the Hanuman Garhi and Naina Devi Temple offers ultimate divinity to the place.
Suggested Tour: 4 Days – North India Fishing Tour
3. The Enchanting Lakes of Kodaikanal
Nestled at the Pali Hills, Kodaikanal offers you the rare sight of the purple-blue hued Kurinji flowers, which blooms every 12 years. While the wide variety of flora and fauna of the Shola forest brings you close to nature, the colorful exhibition of flowers and vegetables of the Bryant Park will be a surprise to your kids. While the history enthusiasts love the treasures of architectural designs of South India, the boating and angling at the Kodaikanal Lake are exhilarating for water sports lovers.
Suggested Tour: 6 Days – Mysore Ooty Kodaikanal Karnataka Tour
4. The Toy Trains of Darjeeling
Relax at the quaint hill station of Darjeeling. Wake up as the sun rises from behind the Kanchenjunga with sublime and colourful sunrays at Tiger Hill. Batasia Loop gifts a fun ride round the Himalayan Peaks, lush green meadows and joyous waterfalls on cute small toy trains. Bask in the beauty of Rangeet valley from the ropeways. Last but not the least; the Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda are the best place to pray for universal peace and brotherhood. The Peace Pagoda beholds four incarnations of Lord Buddha.
Suggested Tour: 8 Days – Darjeeling / Kalimpong / Gangtok
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5. The Tea Plantations of Munnar
The tranquil atmosphere of Munnar beckons the tired minds and souls. While the green carpet of tea plantations is a treat to the eyes, the aroma of hot, flavoured tea enhances as you rest at the chilly atmosphere of the Theni Valley, above 1,880 metres. The Eco Point is a jovial spot where you can hear your voice back. While the Eravikulam National Park shelters the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr, the stone civilization of Marayoor Sandalwood forests is a heritage.
Suggested Tour: 7 Days – Kerala Houseboat Tour
6. The Shikaras of Kashmir
Enliven life at the Paradise on Earth, Kashmir. As the floating markets or ‘shikaras’ over the Dal Lake knock at your houseboats with their colourful flowers and fresh fruits, you will want to be here forever. Be it the Thajiwas Glacier of Sonmarg or the gondola ride over 13000 feet of Gulmarg, nature is in her own mood here. Kashmir is also the gateway to the pilgrimage of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath.
Suggested Tour: 10 Days – Kashmir With Taj Mahal Tour
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7. The Backwaters of Kumarakom
The crystalline backwaters of Kumarakom, Kerala, fringed with coconut groves are a delightful spot to spend a family vacation. As the houseboats pass by the water lilies, paddy fields and villages, you get a real vibe of Kerala. Step down at the villages to enjoy warm hospitality with delicacies of steaming rice, sea food and coconut curry served on banana leaves. The cluster of islands over the Vembanad Lake is the heaven for Avian life; from migratory birds like Siberian Stork to egrets, darters, herons, teals, water fowls, cuckoo and wild duck fill the air with melody. The inviting environment of Kerala is also ideal for enjoying Ayurveda and spa treatments.
Suggested Tour: 5 Days – Kerala Backwater Tour Package
8. The Monuments of Delhi
Be it the grandeur of 10,000 years old Akshardham Temple or the classic marble mosque of Jama Masjid, Delhi is majestic. The sanctity of the Lotus Temple and the sprawling Garden of Five Senses makes Delhi a vibrant city. Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and the India Gate narrate the chronicles of the country. Satisfy your taste buds to the fullest at the Parantha gali of Old Delhi with piping hot variety of paranthas, spicy biriyani and crispy golgappas. The colourful markets of Delhi Haat are a shopper’s paradise.
Suggested Tour: 2 Days Delhi Private Tour
9. The Wildlife of Ranthambhore
The mysterious jungles are always attracting to kids. Get a real life picture of the Royal Bengal Tigers at this former hunting ground of the Rajputs. A thrilling jungle safari at Ranthambhore National Park also unravels the wildlife of leopards, langurs, jackals, jungle cats and macaques. The chirpy birds of rajbagh and malik Talao, padam talao, hornbills and kingfishers greet you at Ranthambhore with tweets. Watch the carnivorous fauna of Ranthambhore in hunting spree at the looms of night from the watch towers.
Suggested Tour: 8 Days – Golden Triangle Ranthambore Tour
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10. The Buddhist Pilgrimage of Gangtok
The peace heaven of Gangtok is a well known Buddhist circuit. While the Pemayangste monastery safeguards the manuscripts, thankas and statues of Lord Buddha, the Tashiding monastery stands as the most sacred monastery of Sikkim. Experience the unique New Year celebration of Kagyu Buddhism at the Rumtek monastery while the frescoes and mural paintings of Phodang are priceless. The cloud wreath hill station of Gangtok is also alluring with hot springs, like the Yumthang and Yume Samdong Hot Spring. While the glacial Tsomgo Lake is holy, the Sikkim Holy Caves are both classical and mysterious.
Suggested Tour: 7 Days – Darjeeling / Gangtok
Hence explore India with your family this vacation to spend some quality time with them.
Popular Family Tour Packages of India :
- 10 Days – Golden Moments in India Tour
- 11 Days – Religious Family Packages India
- 12 Days – Kerala Family Tour Packages
- 13 Days – India Wildlife and Palace Tour
- 13 Days – Southern India Tour from Chennai
- 14 Days – Rajasthan Family Tour Packages
- 14 Days – Signature North India Tour
- 16 Days – Best of India Family Tours