Family vacations are one of the most fun ones we ever take. Bonding and spending time with our loved ones while exploring new cities and places is just what we need at times. So here’s a list of places where you can go do just that! These destinations are spectacular and perfect for family vacations. So if you’re wondering what your next family holiday should be after the pandemic, then I’ve got you covered.
This is one of the best destinations in India for a family holiday. Situated in Uttarakhand among the Kumaon region, it is also known as the city of lakes. The lake Naini is situated in the midst of the city and the city surrounds it. This city was actually built by the British, which the reason why you’ll see a splendid amount of beautiful colonial structures around it. The weather here is pleasant all year round. This city was used as a getaway for the British during the summers when the heat was hard to bear. The best places to go in Nainital are firstly, the Naini Lake which is the most popular tourist spot here. A few others are Naina Devi temple, the Mall Road and Tibetan Market and also the Snow View Point from where you can actually see the magnificence of the Himalayas. In this city, there is something for everyone.
This is a unique spot for family vacations but is extremely breathtaking. Tawang, situated in Arunachal Pradesh, is the oldest monastery in the world. This town can easily be the most picturesque place in India and is a dream place on a lot of bucket lists. The whole town is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Nature has also gifted this town with the densest forests, valleys, frozen lakes and the rivers. The famous touristy things to do here are to visit the waterfalls and lakes which are abundant here. This place is also definitely a heaven for photographers, and if you go in the right season, you will see the trees covered in snowflakes, there’s nothing like it.
This is the best beach vacation for families with its shimmering sea water and the beautiful lagoons. It is located around 1,400 km from the East Coast of India. A fun fact about this place is that it actually has close to 570 islands, but only 37 of them are inhabited & open to tourists. You can access many of the islands through ferries from Port Blair. Two of the most famous islands here are Neil and Havelock. Here, you can do water sports like parasailing, scuba diving & kayaking. If you want to experience the local life in these islands, exploring Port Blair is the way to go. The traditional cuisine, with the colonial history & architecture in this city is something you don’t want to miss.
Jaisalmer is another hotspot for tourists and is located in Rajasthan. This city is famous for its glorious architecture, and is actually called as Golden City owing to its castles & golden dunes build in the most beautiful honey sandstone. The castles here will surely make you go back in time. The famous tourist spots in this city are the Jaisalmer Fort which is surrounded by the most intricate narrow lanes where generations of people have been living in. You will find markets selling the most beautiful colorful handicrafts which are basically irresistible. Do visit the lakes and Jain temples in the city, they will leave you mesmerized.
These were some ideal places which are perfect for family vacations. There is a lot to explore in these places and something for everyone. I hope you enjoyed this article and will keep these places in mind the next time you plan a trip with your family. Safe travels!
- Kinjal Dixit