India has a plethora of destinations that attract lakhs of visitors from all over the world. In such a scenario, it is ideal to get confused with where to exactly plan your vacation. We will not deal with all the destinations - that would be too long. We are looking at the top family holiday destinations in India where you can spend a memorable and peaceful time.
Spread across north to the south, east and western parts of India, the destinations vary. You will however get the ultimate experience while exploring through the places.
There are plenty of family holiday destinations in India that will offer you the best of experiences. Here are the best out of the rest - a combination of hill stations, cities and amazing islands:
First and foremost, Srinagar is one of the best family destinations in India. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River in the Kashmir valley. The city is full of markets, religious shrines, lakes, gardens, historic sites and a plethora of beauty all around the city. Spend an entire week, at least, while enjoying the ambiance of Srinagar.
Places to visit: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Pari Mahal, Hazratbal Masjid, Chashma Shahi Garden, Nigeen Lake
A beautiful city in West Bengal, Darjeeling is a hill station perfect for family holidays. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is famed for its tea plantations, view of Mt. Kanchenjunga mountains in the backdrop and the orchids. Vast expanse of pine and rhododendron trees make a magical landscape. Families would love to visit Darjeeling any time of the year.
Places to visit: Yiga Choeling Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Observatory Hill View Point, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Shrubbery Nightingale Park, Dali Monastery, Rock Garden
Coorg is another beautiful hill station located in the southwestern part of India in Karnataka. The hill town is known for its paradisiacal beauty, churches, forts, museums, waterfalls and a whole lot of attractions. Let’s not forget the beautiful and lush green forests around. Coorg is rightly the well-deserving destination for family vacations in India. Explore Coorg For The Best Adventurous Activities
Places to visit: Abbey Falls, Raja's Seat, Brahmagiri, Iruppu Waterfalls, Nisargadhama, Madikeri Fort, Tadiandamol, Omkareshwara Temple, Pushpagiri
From Coorg to another south Indian hill station that is Ooty, popular for its beauty in the form of mountains and lush greenery. The town is located at the core of Western Ghats and is quite known for the popular Doddabetta Peak where trekking is a favorite activity. Families will love the weather, the misty hills and the really attractive waterfalls and lakes.
Places to visit: Government Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, St. Stephen's Church, Ooty Lake, Elk Hill Murugan Temple, Ketti Valley View Point, Tiger Hill, Nilgiri Mountain Railway Line
A popular yet not so explored city that is full of surprises and delights each and every family looking for a vacation is Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. Also hailed as the “Scotland of the East'' due to the rolling hills similar to that of Scotland, Shillong is the perfect family holiday destination in India. While tall pine trees and pineapple shrubs dominate the landscape, the amazing Khasi and Jaintia hills will provide a nice view of the city.
Places to visit: Umiam Lake, Ward's Lake, Shillong View Point, NohKaLikai Falls, Elephant Falls, Don Bosco Museum, Lady Hydari Park, Bishop's Falls, Ever Living Museum
There is barely any doubt that Andaman & Nicobar Islands should be left out from the list of best family holiday destinations in India. The place where islands, acres of greenery, and open spaces dominate the landscape, is a place where families will truly enjoy. The alluring Andaman is full of national parks, beaches, museums and so much more.
Places to visit: Mount Harriet National Park, Rose Island, Radhanagar Beach, Chidiya Tapu Beach, Forest Museum, Limestone Cave Baratang, Mini Zoo, Balidan Vedi, Zonal Anthropological Museum
One of most popular places in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a hill station which serves families visiting the place in the most perfect way. Surrounded by mountains, Udaipur with Mount Abu Tour offers a much relaxing climate compared to the arid environment nearby. It is literally a big oasis in the desert. Families will love the attractions including lakes, temples and viewpoints.
Places to visit: Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temples, Sunset Point, Raghunath Temple, Honeymoon Point, Trevor's Tank, Achalgarh Fort, Arbuda Devi Temple, Government Museum
From the west, we come to the south of Mumbai where Mahabaleshwar, a hill town is located. The hill station is a gem located in the Sahyadri mountain ranges full of green cover and misty hills that will be one of the biggest highlights of your family holiday. On your visit, you will love the lakes, waterfalls, mountain ranges, etc. The region looks extra green during the monsoon season.
Places to visit: Pratapgad Fort, Venna Lake, Elphinstone Point, Lodwick Point, Mapro Garden, Arthur Seat, Dhobi Waterfall, Connaught Peak, Chinaman Waterfall, Needle Hole Point
Hampi makes it to the list of best family holiday destinations in India due to its history and super amazing attractions. This ancient city in Karnataka is full of ruined temple complexes dating back to the rule of Vijayanagara Empire. The city is located on the banks of the beautiful Tungabhadra river where ancient temples still stand still. The stone chariot is a great attraction and a memorable spot for families to witness and cherish their eyes.
Places to visit: Sree Virupaksha Temple, Matanga Hill, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Achyutaraya Temple, Hampi Archeological Ruins, Stone Chariot, Elephant's Stables, Pampa Sarovar
Munnar is the gem of the south Indian state of Kerala. It is extremely popular and flocked by thousands of people including families, couples, friends from all over the world. The hill station is a universal place which makes it one of the finest family destinations in India.The presence of high mountains, lush greenery and vast expanse of tea gardens just add to the beauty. You can also view the Nilgiri Tahr in Munnar - a rare and rather beautiful animal.
Places to visit: Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi, Mattupetty Dam, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Attukad Waterfalls, Pothamedu View Point, Chokramudi Peak, Munnar Rose Garden
So, we hope that we have found some answers to your queries regarding the best family holiday destinations in India. There are plenty more destinations to explore too apart from the ones mentioned above. When you plan your family vacation next time, book a tip from LastClues where we can make your experience extremely pleasant and unique. Do let us know how your trip was in the comments below.