When it comes to spending some quality time with your family, anyone would like to choose the best summer holiday destination. Everyone loves vacation time; but when travelling with children, one of the main concerns is to keep them occupied and happy. So, we all need to plan for the places offering good entertainment facilities for kids. However, with numerous options available wherein parents can go along with their children to enjoy vacations, it’s actually difficult to shortlist the perfect holiday destinations for family vacation in India. India has innumerable places right from the hills to beaches, amusement parks to wildlife and many more. In this blog, we are giving you a listing of some of the top destinations for vacations in all over India that you would love to visit in 2016.
Kashmir-The Heaven on Earth
Kashmir, the mini Switzerland of India attracts large number of tourists from all over the world, across all age groups and is always on the traveling list of every Indian. This place has large number of activities for any traveler visiting with family. The list of must visit places include Gulmarg, Srinagar, Pahalgam. Kids love to enjoy activities like skiing, river rafting, cable car ride, camping etc and wants to come back again to Kashmir during vacations. Houseboat stay, Shikara ride and water skiing are must do things in Srinagar. You must visit this paradise on earth and meditate in the flower valley hearing the laughter of your loved ones.
Things to do with Kids in Kashmir: Horse Riding | Houseboat Stay | Trekking | Skiing | Golfing
Darjeeling- The Queen of Hills
Experience living in the foothills of Himalayas and wake up to the deepest valleys and highest peaks. Reside in the tranquil hills, away from the bustling city life. A trip to north east certainly invites you to the tea gardens of Darjeeling. Located at a height of 2050 meters, Darjeeling offers spectacular views of the Himalayas especially Kanchenjunga. Families generally visit during summers to enjoy its scenic beauty and tea gardens. Kids will love to hop on the toy train running from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. Another important activity to do is a trek to the Tiger Hills early morning to see the beautiful sunrise. Other attractions for kids are waterfalls, cable car ride, tea gardens, and rock garden offering a thrilling experience. Kids totally enjoy the above listed attractions and spend their vacations happily.
Things to do with Kids in Darjeeling: White water rafting | Stay at a tea garden | Cable car ride | Drive upto tiger hill
Goa- The land of sun, sand and sea
Want to enjoy your vacations on beach; Goa is the best holiday destination. This small state is famous worldwide for its water sports and palm fringed beaches. Goa has numerous beautiful beaches which are safe and offers ample amount of activities to enjoy. Tourists can either relax on a serene beach or indulge in some exciting water sports. Teenagers can enjoy exhilarating sea rides, while the young ones will love playing on beaches making sand castles and hunting shells out of sand. Goa also has number of forts, monuments and churches, which is fun in exploring with the family. The beaches in Goa especially Calangute beach are safe for kids as they have many lifeguards around. Water sports like diving, wind surfing, water skiing and many more activities are worth enjoying on a family adventure trip
Things to do with Kids in Goa: Diving | Dolphin watching | Boat cruise | Visiting caves and forts | Banana ride | Water sports | Parasailing | Water scooter
Mussoorie- The Queen of Hills
A fascinating hill station in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is located at a height of 1880 m above sea level. It’s a famous family destination because of well known shopping spot, Cloud’s End, beautiful waterfalls- Kempty Falls, Jwala Devi temple and Gun Hill offering charismatic views of snow covered Himalayas. The cool and pleasurable weather of Mussoorie attracts families from all over the country. Van Chetna Kendra, located 4 km away from Mussoorie is an abode to variety of animals and birds. Take your children to this natural animal reserve; they would definitely find it charming.
Things to do with Kids in Mussoorie: Trekking | Cable car ride | Zip line sky trek | Sky walk | Paragliding
Manali- The Land of Wanderlust
If you are looking for a hill station to visit during summers, Manali is the best place to visit. The snow covered mountains, beautiful Rohtang Pass and fresh air will definitely captivate you and your kids. Located in the lap of Himalayas, Manali is one of the most preferred holiday destinations in India. It is known for some of the famous adventure activities like river rafting, skiing, mountaineering, paragliding etc. Adventurous kids would love to do zorbing, rock climbing, trekking and other mountain adventures in Solang valley. Manali is a great place for skiing and an ideal place for a family holiday. So, do not miss and include Manali in your itinerary.
Things to do with Kids in Manali: Paragliding | Zorbing | trekking | Skiing (winter) | Rock climbing.
Ooty- Welcomes a tourist Sends back a friend
Ooty is known for its salubrious climate, spectacular beauty, incredible views and beautiful landscape. Located in Tamil Nadu, it’s a tiny famous hill station to visit with family in South India. It lets you enjoy the complete calmness, away from the restless city life. Ooty Lake, Mayor waterfalls, Doddabetta Peak, Marlimund Lake and Botanical Garden are some of the famous tourist attractions to visit in Ooty. The botanical garden in Ooty is a great place for kids. They can enjoy the pleasant weather and the attractive surroundings. It’s a great picnic spot for kids. Golf, snooker, fishing, trekking, horse racing can be enjoyed by adults and teenagers visiting this place.
Things to do with Kids in Ooty: Horse riding | Fishing | Boating | Trekking
Munnar- God’s own country
Deep down in the south, Munnar is an enchanting hill stations in Kerala. The hill station is well known for its natural scenic beauty, peaceful ambience and never ending landscape of tea gardens. Munnar is famous among adventurous people as it has option to indulge in jungle safaris, paragliding, boating, cycling, trekking and many more. A visit to the tea factory will acquaint you with the tea processing methods. Apart from the tea gardens, you can head straight to Lakkam waterfalls, Echo Point where you can enjoy treks and natural trails. The Mattupetty Dam is an ideal place for boating with kids and in Thekkady, you can enjoy jungle safaris.
Things to do with Kids in Munnar: Bicycling in Munnar | Boating | Tea valley tour | Village sightseeing | Sandal valley tour
All the places mentioned above are the best places to visit with kids. These are spectacular in terms of weather and natural beauty. These destinations will bond you with your loved ones like never before. All these places are easily accessible by public transportation like buses, trains, flights and private car rentals. GetMeCab offers tax rides in all these places. Customers can enjoy local full day cabs, outstation round trip, outstation one way and airport transfer services. You can book GetMeCab’s taxi services HERE
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to these places for a fun filled vacation!