Kids love summer vacation. It is the time of the year that they eagerly look forward to. And what better way to enjoy the long summer vacations than a family trip!
While for parents’ vacations are a great way to unwind their stressful lives and spend some quality time with family; for kids, visiting and learning about new places, culture, language, and food can be a great learning experience. While there are many places all over India that would let your kids have oodles of fun, here are the top 5 picks of our editors when it comes to holiday trips with children!
Mumbai has something for every child. There are beaches, museums, art galleries, temples, zoos, lavish malls, multiplexes, and theme parks that would thrill even the pickiest kids in the family. Not to mention, it has a glorious history; kids can witness the magnificent British-era buildings and structures. This city never sleeps and there are plenty of activities that you can enjoy all throughout the day.
Pondicherry is poles apart from the chaos and bustle of Mumbai. If you are looking for a calm and serene place to relax you can head down south to Pondicherry. Once a French colony, the place has some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches you would find anywhere in India. Kids can experience the delicious pot-pourri of cuisiness found only in Pondicherry while they explore the influences of French culture in the daily life of this sleepy town. In the evenings, they can head for the beach and have fun building numerous sandcastles.
If the summer heat is something that your kids hate, heading north to Kullu-Manali would be an ideal gateway. Located in the midst of beautiful, snow capped Himalayas, the Kullu valley will surely take your breath away. It provides a perfect backdrop for a perfect family vacation that you can cherish forever. There are plenty of activities available here that your kids can enjoy, including rock climbing, skiing, and rafting.
Also known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari lies at the southernmost tip of India and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Famous for pilgrimage, its temples are well-known all over the world. Apart from Kanyakumari’s innate spirituality, one can witness the amazing sunrises and sunsets from the glorious sands of the beaches here!
One of the most vibrant and colorful cities in India, Jaipur is home to magnificent palaces, old forts and heritage structures. Also known as the Pink City, it is extremely popular among the tourists worldwide for its legendary culture and hospitality. The bazaars, food, and the palaces here have their own interesting stories that would keep you interested each moment and make your stay memorable.
Irrespective of the destination you choose, make sure that you get your reservations early as most of the popular tourist destination tend to get crowded during the vacation period. Book early and enjoy a hassle-free holiday season.