Read below about Places You Need to Visit in India. The Indian land, influenced by myriad cultures and diverse backgrounds offers some ultimate destinations for a family getaway too. Compared to solo traveling, the level of fun and amusement is way more established in a family vacation. While opting for a perfect family destination we need to make sure that the place is suited to people from all age groups from children to the elderly.
Keeping everything in mind and to save your precious time, we have compiled this list of the top 5 places to visit in India with your family. This hand-picked selection comprises picturesque, religious and historical sites for a more comprehensive list.
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: Widely regarded as the Adventure Capital of India, the holy land of Rishikesh is another great family destination. Exotic flora and fauna, majestic mountains, babbling rivers and classical monuments, all make Rishikesh an extraordinary vacation spot. Trimbakeshwar Temple, a 13 storey temple building is a great architectural marvel situated at the banks of river Ganga. Evening Ganga Aarti at the Triveni Ghat is world-famous for its splendour. During your Rishikesh trip, apart from sightseeing, you can also include cliff jumping, rock climbing and river rafting in your package. All these activities are enough to quench the adrenaline hunger of you and your family members. For a relaxed and serene journey, camping, trekking, birdwatching kind of options are also available in Rishikesh.
Best time to visit Rishikesh: February to May
Jaipur, Rajasthan: Capital city of Rajasthan, the pink city Jaipur still speaks in volume about the glory of Rajputana. The same is preserved in the monuments and palaces of the city. Elephant rides at the famous Amber Fort are thrilling that you can experience with your family. The tall and wide Hawa Mahal, famous Jaigarh, Nahargarh Fort are other nearby locations not to be missed. For a better understanding of the historical perspective of the monuments, you can also hire a guide. There are so many hotels in the city to welcome you in the royal style, this experience will surely amaze your family.
Best time to visit Jaipur: October to March
Ooty, Tamil Nadu: The highlighted place of Ooty is Nilgiri hills that literally translates into Blue Mountains. The scenic beauty of tea gardens is such bliss. A refreshing walk with your family members through the Botanical Garden offers a true delight to your soul. If you like you can also enjoy boating in the serene Ooty Lake to experience an extraordinary natural elegance. For a more adventurous family tour, you can also visit Pykara and Avalanche waterfalls. The toy train experience at Ooty will add an extra layer of fun to children’s journey.
Best time to visit Ooty: April to June, September to November
Shillong, Meghalaya: The capital of the Indian state of Meghalaya and often referred to as the Scotland of the East, Shillong offers a great natural splendor. High plateaus, green valleys, sparkling rivers, all come together to make Shillong, what we call a perfect family destination. The gateway to Shillong goes from Guwahati and both sides of the road are abundant with pine forests. The Umiam Lake is a picture-perfect location in Shillong, the serenity of this place is unparalleled. Another place mostly preferred for sightseeing is the Nohkalikai Falls which also happens to be the biggest plunge waterfall in India.
Best time to visit Shillong, Meghalaya: March to June
Kedarkantha, Uttarakhand: If the sole purpose of your family trip is to go trekking then nothing beats the Kedarkantha trek. This particular trek is also known as the Queen of Winter Treks. The best part about the trek is that it is beginner-friendly and has easy trails. This makes it a perfect trek for your whole family. The two sideways of the trek are covered with thick pine forests which are part of Govind National Park.
At the peak of the Kedarkantha Summit what is visible to your sight includes a beautiful skyline, cloud-kissed hills, carpeted meadows and most importantly enchanting villages. You can also enjoy a campfire under the starry night sky. The serene place of Juda ka Talab is apt for meditation and yoga activities, it is also believed that this was the place where Lord Shiva used to meditate.
Best time to visit Kedarkantha: November to April