India is home to several beautiful destinations to explore in the family. From north to south and from east to west, there are several wonderful family holiday destinations that you can enjoy with your loved ones.
Here are the 5 best family holiday destinations in India:
Kerala, known as God’s own country is one of the most favourite family holiday destinations in India. This state of India is blessed with exceptional natural beauty and pristine beaches. With its serene backwaters, lush greenery, and diverse wildlife, Kerala is a perfect family destination gateway for your vacations. You can enjoy houseboat rides, visit wildlife sanctuaries, explore tea plantations, and relax on beautiful sun-soaked beaches.
How to Reach Kerala:
By Air: Kerala has three International Airports One in the southern part, Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, one in central Kerala, the Cochin International Airport, and the other in the northern part, Karipur or Calicut International Airport. Apart from these Kerala also has a network of Domestic Airports making it easily accessible whether you are planning your journey from India or directly flying in from your country.
By Road: The state of Kerala has a well-defined road network with it being part of National Highways 17, 47, and 49. Almost all major destinations are very well connected with roads either through state highways or national ones. Not only the state but important destinations of neighboring Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are also directly linked to Kerala through a wide network of roads.
By Train: Most of the parts in and out of Kerala are connected by railway network. Direct trains connect Kerala to most of the important cities in India including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta etc.
Best time to visit Kerala:
Kerala is fast emerging as a year-round destination. But the period between October to March is considered the best time to explore Kerala. The pleasant weather and cool winds are perfect for a breathtaking and memorable holiday in the state.
Rajasthan is a world of colors, splendors, and spectacles. If you want to explore history and culture, it could be the perfect gateway for your next family holidays in India. Home to some of the most magnificent palaces and forts, this state of India will take your family on a journey full of history and legends. Set yourself on a journey to explore the cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, and enjoy some activities like camel rides, elephant safaris, and puppet shows. We have showcased some of the best customized Rajasthan Tour packages for you.
How to Reach Rajasthan:
By Air: The Airport at the state capital Jaipur is situated at Sanganer. It connects the state of Rajasthan to all the major parts of India as well as some of the major overseas countries. Apart from that Jodhpur Airport, Jaisalmer Airport, and Udaipur Airport are three other major air links to other cities in India.
By Road: With many state and National highways crisscrossing the state, Rajasthan has a well-developed network of roads. One can conveniently reach the state capital Jaipur or other regional destinations by road. Regular state-owned and chartered bus services are available for the state capital Jaipur from any part of Rajasthan or neighboring states including the national capital Delhi. Option renting a car in Rajasthan to travel is also widely available.
By Train: The state of Rajasthan has a well-developed rail network. A wide and convenient Rail Network connects Rajasthan with all major destinations in India. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, and Udaipur are important railway stations in Rajasthan.
Best Time to visit Rajasthan:
Being a predominantly desert State, the best time to visit Rajasthan is in winter from October to March. This is the period best suited for outing and exploring the different cities and landscapes of this land of kings.
If you are looking for relaxing and fun-filled holidays with your family, then Goa would be the best choice. Known for its palm-pronged beaches, miles of golden sands, lush green countryside, and an incredible mosaic of cultural heritage makes this destination a perfect gateway for a memorable holiday in the family.
How to reach Goa:
By Air: There are two airports in Goa. One is situated at Dabolim near the port town of Vasco-da-Gama and around 26 km from the state capital of Panaji and the recent one is constructed at Mopa Manohar International Airport. These two airports are well connected by airline services to most Indian and International cities. Most major international airlines usually have agreements with one or more of their domestic counterparts in India thus reaching Goa by air is quite hassle-free and convenient.
By Road: Goa is well connected with all the major destinations of all the neighboring states through excellent and wide highways. Regular bus services from Goa to most towns and cities in neighboring states, such as Mumbai, Pune, Belgaum, Hubli, Bangalore, Aurangabad, Badami, Mangalore, etc. are available throughout the day. Options of State-owned or chartered private buses are available. You can also hire a taxi for your journey.
By Train: With two major railway stations in Madgaon also called Margao and Vasco-da-Gama, Goa is well connected with all major destinations of India through railways. You can easily reach Goa by train from any part of India. Options of luxury, express trains, and others are available.
Best time to visit Goa:
With its tropical climate, Goa is a tourist destination for all seasons. Though the temperature at this seaside resort town is somewhat high during summer (March to May) nevertheless it doesn’t deter tourists as the cost are somewhat on the lower side during then. Winters (October to February) and Monsoons (June to September) are considered the best season to visit Goa.
4. Himachal Pradesh
Home of mighty Himalayan ranges, Himachal Pradesh is a condense of natural beauty and breathtaking views. It’s a place where you can enjoy several activities like skiing, paragliding, rafting, and trekking with your family. It’s also home to some of the most beautiful Buddhist monasteries and rich Tibetan culture. Enjoy with your family breathtaking views of the Himalayas, indulge in adventure sports, and visit sites like Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dharamsala, Solang, etc..Our Himachal Pradesh and Golden Temple tour is the best suited for a family trip to this beautiful region.
How to reach Himachal Pradesh:
By Air: The nearest airport to the state capital Shimla is at Jabbarhatti about 23 km afar. It is well connected with all the important destinations in India and with daily flights from all important destinations including the national capital Delhi. Apart from this, the state has other domestic airports catering to important regional destinations like Kullu, Dharamshala, etc.
By Road: The entire state of Himachal is well approachable by a wide and good road network. Regular bus services from Himachal Pradesh Road Corporation and other neighboring state roads corporation interconnect all the destinations within Himachal Pradesh. Private chartered buses and taxis are other options.
By Train: Himachal boast of a narrow gauge Railway network but with limited connectivity. One is the Kalka-Shimla Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and another is the Pathankot-Jogindar Nagar line. Other than that Pathankot and Chandigarh both lying in neighboring Punjab is the most convenient railheads near Himachal.
Best time to visit Himachal Pradesh:
Himachal is a destination that draws tourists all year. Every season has its own charm here. If summers are best suited to escape from the heat and dust of the Northern plains of India then chilly winters with its snow and various festivities add another charm. The monsoon which falls around July to September is the only season to avoid in hills.
5. Madhya Pradesh
For nature and wildlife-packed family holidays, Madhya Pradesh is a must-visit. Take jeep safaris to spot tigers, leopards, and other animals in their natural habitat. Home to several wildlife animals like tigers, elephants, antelopes, etc.. Enjoy safaris in the most famous wildlife sanctuaries like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Panna with your loved ones.
Explore the enchanting historical cities like Gwalior, Mandu, Bhopal, Sanchi, Orchha, Khajuraho, and Ujjain and learn about the history and culture of India.
How to reach Madhya Pradesh:
By Air: Though Bhopal is the capital city and a major domestic airport one can also reach Madhya Pradesh through the airports at Bhopal, Indore, Khajuraho, and Jabalpur.
By Road: The state of Madhya Pradesh is bordered by 5 states. A large number of National Highways and State Highways connect it with destinations within and outside of the state.
By Train: Being centrally located, almost all trains running crisscross country, pass through Madhya Pradesh. The state capital Bhopal, Indore, and Jabalpur are some of the major railway stations connected to other cities of India and the region.
Best time to visit Madhya Pradesh:
Though the state can be visited anytime winter i.e. the period from October to March is the ideal time to explore Madhya Pradesh. If you wish to visit the national parks then the period from March to April is the best bet to spot elusive wildlife.