A lot goes in planning a family vacation, especially where children are involved. There are various factors like connectivity to the destination, places to stay which offer the required safety and comfort and lastly the holiday experiences associated with the destination, that one need to consider before finalizing a destination.
So in order to help you plan your ideal family vacation, we have handpicked few destinations that have plenty to offer – from holiday activities, nature trails, heritage and immersive cultural experiences.
Located in the vicinity of Periyar National Park, Thekkady is one of the best family holiday destinations. It is quite an enthralling experience to play with the elephants and watch the elephants bathe or even get bathed by one! You may even enjoy a delightful ride through the spice plantations sitting atop of these magnificent yet humble giants. Elephant safaris are also a popular fun activity among families visiting Thekkady. Not to miss are the famous Kalaripayattu and Kathakali shows that lets you experience the local culture and tradition.
One of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is beautifully nestled near the Western Ghats. The climate in the region is mild and pleasant and is ideal for a family vacation. The weather facilitates the growth of strawberries, which adds to its variegated vegetation. So if you plan on going for a family trip, ensure that you go to Mahabaleshwar so that your kids enjoy in the strawberry gardens and feast on delicious strawberries and the jam made from these.
- Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett is a wildlife sanctuary situated in the state of Uttarakhand. This national park is known for its Bengal Tigers and is home to these endangered species in India. Many other animals like leopards, spotted deer, langur, and rhesus monkey are found here. The Jim Corbett National Park is a perfect spot for bird enthusiasts as it has around 600 different species of birds.
Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, Sikkim is the ideal destination for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and family vacation. There are few resorts in Sikkim offering you the required comfort and amenities, to have an unforgettable family holiday experience. Children will definitely enjoy the Yak safari hrere. One of the greatest attractions of this region is the cable car ride, also known as Gangtok Ropeway. The cable car gives you a mystique view of the Gangtok Township, Deorali Bazar, Khangchendzonga snow peaks, and much more.
The picturesque location Ooty is home to tea and chocolate factory where your children can learn the art of processing tea and indulge in some of the finest chocolates. Besides, you may also visit the Honey & Bee Museum, and get information about the different methods used for beekeeping and honey gathering. What’s more, the museum has a children’s activity room, which provides information about bees and the environment. When you visit this scenic destination, also go for a boat ride in the sparkling waters of the Ooty Lake. Reside in any of the fine Ooty resorts, to have an experience of a lifetime.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to take a break from your mundane life and spend quality time with your family. You may visit any one of the aforementioned family friendly holiday destinations in India and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones.