7 Places in India That Are Best for Family Vacations

List of unforgettable places for Family Vacation

In this new age of convenience, planning your vacation can be done at the palm of your hands. Browsing through the best deals on hotels, transport and food are all available at the click of a button. With all these advancements, the only question left unanswered is where to go on vacation in the first place. Therefore, make your very first decision easier and visit any of these 7 places for an unforgettable family vacation.

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

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Set atop on the highest peak of the Aravali ranges, Mount Abu is world famous for its vibrant greenery, beckoning water bodies and exotic wildlife. A perfect place to spend some quality time with your family, you are bound to be relaxed and rejuvenated after a trip here. Nakki Lake is the prime attraction of the place where you can spend the entire day with your family. The Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary is a great place to visit with your kids and enchant them with the majestic sights of leopards, wolves and hyenas. The Sunset Point, with picturesque views of the hills can be enjoyed with both your spouse and your kids alike.

Cavelossim, Goa

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Known for its happening parties and nightlife, Goa also has its share of wholesome family sites. Located in south Goa, the white sands and black lava rocks of Cavelossim beach is a true family destination. With opportunities for riding on a cruise and going dolphin watching, the place is an ideal spot to have a gala time with your family. There are plenty of water sports to fuel your kids’ adventurous spirits. Shop for colourful beachwear at local markets and finish off your day with a magical sunset boat ride for a truly memorable family vacation.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

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A humbling kaleidoscope of shades of greens and browns, Ooty is a mesmerising hill station in every step of the way. A picture-perfect location, Ooty is bound to take you away from the hustle-bustle of the city, a welcome change for you and your family. Enjoy the celebrated Botanical Gardens, the roaring Moyar waterfalls and some exciting high-altitude deer parks, all with the fun and frolic of your family.

Leh-Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

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Ladakh is a spectacular land that is now becoming popular for being an exquisite family destination. Both adventurers and naturalists enjoy the pristine essence of Ladakh, offering spaces for mountain biking and gazing at its scenic beauty. The land of everlasting beauty, the spirituality of the Buddhist monasteries and the cool mountain breeze go hand in hand to provide a surreal experience for your family. The Pangong Tso Lake is a breathtaking site at Leh Ladakh that you must visit once in your lifetime with your family.

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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Mahabaleshwar is a quiet hill station in Maharashtra that is going to sweep you at once from your feet. Hiking and trekking with your family will serve as a memorable bonding time for you all. Harbouring some sparkling waterfalls, splendid temples and also the Pratapgarh fort, Mahabaleshwar is the place you were looking for, for a short and sweet trip with your family.

Munnar, Kerala

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Take a trip to the heavenly Kerala by visiting the very embodiment of divinity. Munnar is a mesmerising hill station, best known for its green sea of tea gardens. You can also enjoy some great moments with your family trying out adventure sports like paragliding, trekking and cycling along the peaceful routes. The tranquillity of this place is bound to remind you why Kerala is called God’s own country.

Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Undoubtedly the most beautiful hill station in India, Darjeeling offers both ineffable visual treats and some great tourist spots to experience with your family. The mountains are famous for their toy train, taking you on a journey which you and your family must embark upon for bucket loads of fun! Seen in many Bollywood films, the ride is from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, offering flawless views on the way. Other places of interest that could make this your ultimate family holiday spot are the Tiger Hill, known for its surreal sunrise views and Lloyd’s Botanical gardens, housing elegant flora.

Take a plunge in any one of these fantastic places in India offering the best of times for you and your loved ones!

Nikhil Rajput is a content writing intern at 5 Random Things. An engineer by credentials, analyst by profession, a writer by passion Hit him up on Twitter @imnikhilrajput for a quick chat on any of these topics.