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Best Family Holiday Spots in India

Best Family Holiday Spots in India

Best Family Holiday Spots in India for 2022

Delhi

A place that is also the heart of the nations, New Delhi. The Capital of the nation is a must visit for any family traveler planning to visit India. With a platter with something for everyone in the family, New Delhi is the perfect starting point for any journey. From historic monuments, colorful market and delicious delicacies, the city has everything that will make you fall in love with the place. Besides the modern culture and comforts, have a chance to experience the rich history through the plethora of monuments such as India Gate, Qutub Minar, Birla Temple, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple etc.

Major Tourist Attractions: Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Lotus Temple
Best Things To Do: Dining at the famous restaurants, strolling in the gardens, watching movies
Best Time To Visit: October to March
How To Reach: It is so easy to reach Delhi from any part of India as it is well-connected through air, rail, and road to the rest of India.
Places To Stay: The Leela Palace Hotel New Delhi, The Imperial Hotel, The Oberoi New Delhi.
Famous Food: Paranthas, Chhole Bhature, Rolls, Butter Chicken.
Places To Eat: Khao Gali, Aerocity, Nehru Place, Connaught Place
Tips To Remember: Only drink bottled water and avoid eating cut fruits or salads in the open places.


Jaipur

The Pink City Jaipur is known for some of the most colorful and festive in India. Housing some of the most exquisite forts and palaces such as Amber Fort, City palace representing the architectural marvels and grandeur of the days gone by. Once you have glimpse into the past with your family, have a stroll through the beautiful gardens, interesting museums and a long list of markets. All of this makes Jaipur a great destination for the whole family to enjoy.

Major Tourist Attractions: Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, and Nahargarh Fort, City Palace.
Best Things To Do: Watch A Puppet Show, Go for a Street Food Trail, Enjoy a royal stay at City Palace and Boating at Man Sagar Lake
Best Time To Visit: September to April
How To Reach: The best way to reach Jaipur is by taking a flight. You can also take a bus from Delhi. There are a number of trains between Delhi and Jaipur.
Places To Stay: Rambagh Palace Hotel, Rajvilas Palace Hotel, Jai Mahal Palace Hotel, ITC Rajputana Palace, Samode Haveli, Trident Hotel.
Famous Food: dal bati churma, laal maas, kachoris or ghevar
Places To Eat: 1135AD Amber Fort, Shikar Bagh at Narain Niwas, Kokum Bistro, Thali & More, Jal Mahal.
Tips To Remember: Avoid visiting during the peak season as the hotels are costlier than anytime of the year


Jaisalmer

Also known as the Golden City, Jaisalmer is definitely one of the best family vacation destinations in India. The city offers a vibrant culture, that will turn your blue day into pink, it is a mesmerizing place to visit. The city also offers various experiences that will leave you in awe of it, this long list of experiences encompasses the Jaisalmer Fort also known as The Sonar Quila (Golden Fort) as it rises from the desert itself and seems to become one with the golden hues of the sand and The Desert National Park displaying the best of the Thar desert's ecosystem and its varied wildlife Etc.

Major Tourist Attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, Mandir Palace, Desert National Park, Sand Dunes
Best Things To Do: Camping, Desert Safari
Best Time To Visit: October to March
How To Reach: The Best way to reach Jaisalmer is to hire a taxi, drive yourself to Jaisalmer, or take a connecting bus from Jodhpur or Jaipur.
Places To Stay: Suryagarh, Marriot Resort & Spa, WH Mohangarh Fort, The Bordi Camp, Killa Bhawan.
Famous Food: Mutton Saag, Ker Sagri
Places To Eat: The Trio, The Tandoor, Jaisal Treat, Caf The Kaku, First Gate Rooftop.
Tips To Remember: Don't miss the chance of tasting the rajasthani food here


Shimla

Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh has been one of the best summer escapes for families since the British era. Sitting in the foothills of the majestic Himalayan Mountain range, Shimla offer beautiful mountain landscape pair up with beautiful British architecture from the 19th century. Have a lovely stroll through the bustling Mall Road, relish the charms of the toy train passing through the serene picturesque valleys which is especially enjoyed by kids and families alike.

Major Tourist Attractions: Himalayan nature park, The Ridge, Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla Heritage Museum and Christ Church.
Best Things To Do: Shopping in Mall Road, Enjoy a train ride from Kalka to Shimla and Explore the Johnnie's Wax Museum
Best Time To Visit: March to June and July to September
How To Reach: The best way we reach Shimla is by a Luxury taxi or Volvo Buses. If you want to experience the ride on toy train, then you will have to begin from Chandigarh.
Places To Stay: Radisson Jass Shimla, The Oberoi Cecil, Chapslee House, Wildflower Hall,
Famous Food: Chaa Gosht, Himachali Chana Daal, Momos, Baked sweets & goods
Places To Eat: Wake and bake, Himachali Rasoi, Chapslee House, The Cecil, Hotel Marina
Tips To Remember: Drink bottled water and & avoid cut fruits and salads.


Mumbai

The Bollywood city of Mumbai has been considered as one of the best family holiday destinations by foreign travelers. Here you get to experience the fast-paced city and lets you dive into its lifestyle and long history. Also known as the city of dreams where many people come to accomplish their dreams is itself a dreamy destination. From beaches to temples, it is home to several different types of tourist attractions that will give you and your family a break from all the woes. While on your tour enjoy a stroll along the marine drive, Take a Bollywood tour to catch a glimpse of behind the scenes of the Bollywood movies and a lot more.

Major Tourist Attractions: Juhu beach, Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Sangrahalaya.
Best Things To Do: Strolling at Marine Drive, Seeking prayer at Haji Ali Dargah, Bollywood tours
Best Time To Visit: September to April
How To Reach: Mumbai has direct flights and trains from all major cities in India. Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is on its way.
Places To Stay: The Taj Mahal Place, The Oberoi, The Trident Marine Drive, Taj Lands End, JW Marriot
Famous Food: Batata vada, Pav Bhaji, The Bombay Sandwich
Places To Eat: Leopold Cafe, Kala Ghoda Caf, Kebabs & Curries, All Stir Fry, Masala Craft, Wasabi by Morimoto
Tips To Remember: Avoid the monsoon season, as the city becomes very crowded.


Ranthambhore

Ranthambore National Park, one of the biggest and most renowned national parks situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. The Ranthambore National Park has also been seen as a hot spot for international travelers as it offers an ecosystem Filled with an exotic range of flora and fauna, the park is known for housing the Royal Bengal Tiger. It also has many other attractions located within its boundaries that add to the flavor of exploring the park.

Major Tourist Attractions: Ranthambore Fort, Padam Talab, Trinetra Ganesh Temple Ranthambore, Kachida
Best Things To Do: Go on a safari in the park, nature photography, birdwatching
Best Time To Visit: April to June
How To Reach: The best ways to reach Ranthambore are via Railways or Taxis
Places To Stay: The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Aman-i-khas, Khem Vilas, Sujan Sherbagh, Nahargarh Ranthambhore.
Famous Food: Ker Sangri, Bajra ki Roti with Lasun Chutney
Place to eat at : Vanyavilas, Khemvilas, Manisha Restaurant, Taj Vivanta Restaurant,
Tips To Remember: The park is closed between the months of July to September. Plan your trip accordingly.


Alleppey

If Kerala is God's own country, then Alleppey is the at the heart of that paradise. With a vast and expansive network of backwater canals, the city is much famed to be an ultimate spot for honeymooners and couples. However, Alleppey has a lot more than what meets the eye which makes it one of the best family holiday destinations in India. While cruising the backwaters, and a houseboat stay are considered to be the things to do in Alleppey, there are a lot more fascinating things like boat racing, witnessing a Kathakali show, and more, which are a delight to all types of travelers.

Major Tourist Attractions: Vembanad backwaters, Pathiramanal, Krishnapuram Palace, Basilica of St. Mary and Marari Beach
Best Things To Do: Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, Stay on a houseboat, Witness a sunset at the Alappuzha Beach pier and Explore the Sea View Park
Best Time To Visit: September to April
How To Reach: Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport. Kottayam is the nearest railhead, 46 km.
Places To Stay: Houseboats in Alleppey (Houseboat options -- Standard / Luxury / Premium)
Famous Food: Peera Fish, Banana Chips, Kozhi Curry
Places To Eat: Makkani Restaurant, Choola Restaurant, Brews & Burgers,
Tips To Remember: Make your bookings for the houseboat in advance


Agra

Agra, the city famous for one of the most beautiful architectural wonder in the world and a symbol of undying love, the Taj Mahal, is another one of the best family vacation destinations in India that you can visit. Being just 4 hours from the capital New Delhi makes for an ideal vacation spot. The Taj Mahal is one monument that you should definitely visit in your lifetime. Other than that there is the Agra Fort that one should explore, and also the red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Major Tourist Attractions: Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort
Best Things To Do: Explore the monuments, Forts and Go shopping in the city
Best Time To Visit: September to April
How To Reach: You can easily take a road trip from Delhi to Agra via six-lane Yamuna Expressway. There are direct buses running between Delhi and Agra as well. If you like train journeys, you could also choose to travel by train.
Places To Stay: Amarvilas, ITC Mughal, Courtyard by Marriot, Taj View, The Trident, Ekaa Villa,
Famous Food: Dal moth, petha, Bedhai and Jalebi
Places To Eat: Dawat E Nawab Taj View, Peshawari ITC Mughal, The Mughal Darbar,
Tips To Remember: Visit the Taj Mahal early in the morning to avoid the crowd


Darjeeling

Situated in the stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Darjeeling is considered to be one of the most beautiful places for children's holidays in India as much as it is famous for families and couples. From the serene environs of Peace Pagoda to the fun filled Toy Train ride, a traveler will never run out on fun tourist attractions to visit in Darjeeling. With beautiful tea gardens, this is the land of the muscatel flavored Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe.

Major Tourist Attractions: Batasia Loop, Himalayan Zoological Park, Peace Pagoda, Ghoom Monastry and Toy train ride and sunrise view at Tiger Hill.
Best Things To Do: Enjoy a ride in the toy train, Explore the monasteries at Mirik and Camping at the Tiger Hill.
Best Time To Visit: October to April
How To Reach: Bagdogra Airport is just 94 km away from Darjeeling that takes about 3 hours by car to cover. New Jalpaigudi is the nearest railway station to Darjeeling, 64 km.
Places To Stay: Cedar Inn, Mayfair Darjeeling, Glenburn Tea Estate, Hotel Windamere, The Elgin. Famous Food: Momos, Thukpa, Naga platter
Places To Eat: Gleanry's, Sonam's Cafe, Tom & Jerry's, Lazeez Affaire
Tips To Remember: Don't forget your documents while visiting and also carry enough warm clothes.


Goa

For a place that has been seen as the hippie and party paradise with music festival Goa has a lot more to offer for families as well. Don't be Surprised you're not alone in feeling that. Contrary to this perception that has formed within last few decades, Goa is one of the best beach destinations for family holidays in India. Offering many adventure sports, forts and Portuguese churches, countless beaches, luxury homestays in Goa, and unlimited seafood options, Goa is an ultimate destination that is perfect for families as well.

Major Tourist Attractions: Dudhsagar Falls, Fort Aguada, Museum of Christian Art, Church of St Cajetan and Naval Aviation Museum, Bascilica of Bom Jesus.
Best Things To Do: Wildlife safari at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Visit the Museum of Goa, Visit the best beaches like Calangute Beach and Anjuna Beach
Best Time To Visit: October to March
How To Reach: The best way to reach Goa is by taking a flight. You could also take a train which is cheaper, but it is also time-consuming unless you like train rides.
Places To Stay: Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel, Nilaya Hermitage, Ahilya by the Sea, Taj Exotica, Taj
Famous Food: Pork Vindaloo, Chicken Cafreal, Goan Fish Curry
Places To Eat: Spice Traders, Soumyen's Kitchen, Chulha, Water Front Terrace & Bar, Mums Kitchen
Tips To Remember: It is recommended to rent a scooter to explore Goa.