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Choosing the best destination for a family vacation in India, as with other topics, is not an easy task, thanks to the diversity and multitude of options available to the most demanding travelers. There are beaches, wonderful examples of architecture, adventure, culture and fun experiences for a full sense of family in India.

Best holiday destinations for families

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New Delhi

New Delhi definitely has a great score when we talk about the best destinations for family vacations in India. New Delhi is home to three World Heritage sites that should be on your list of things to do when you are on a family vacation here. Lodi Garden is one of the best places to go on a picnic with children and families.

You can travel by train with your children at the National Rail Museum or take a heritage walk with Salaam Baalak Trust. Shopping at one of the many bazaars in Delhi is another interesting activity to keep busy with the family and there is also a bath museum. If you are planning your trip than checkout the Maharajas Express departure dates.


Shimla is one of the most visited hill stations in Himachal Pradesh and an ideal place to visit with children in Himachal. It is a very popular destination for a family holiday and the city of Shimla offers many pleasures to its visitors.

Mall Road in Shimla is the main shopping center. Here you have the option to enjoy shopping in the shopping centers, as well as in local markets. It is highly recommended to take a quiet walk along Mall Road with your family. The most famous attractions of the city of Shimla include the church of Christ, the temple of Jakhu, the viceregal lodge and the dragon monastery of Dorje, etc.


Munnar is a charming mountain resort located in the Idduki district of Kerala. The hill station is best known for its natural scenic beauty, extensive lush tea farms and a quiet environment making it a perfect place to go on family vacations in Kerala. The hill station of Munnar is also famous among adventure enthusiasts.

 Here you have the option to enjoy paragliding, trekking, jungle safaris, boating and biking. Do not miss a visit to the tea factory in Munnar that will familiarize you with the steps of tea processing from begging to the end. Some of Munnar's nearby destinations are the Eravikulam National Park, the Mattupetty Dam, the Anamudi Peak and the Tea Museum, etc.


Ladakh is a land of high passes, Buddhist monasteries and small villages. It is one of the best destinations to visit in India from June to October. Both lovers of adventure and nature come to this place to adore its scenic beauty and try exciting adventures such as mountain biking. Lately, it is also becoming one of the popular destinations for family vacations in India.


Manali is one of the most popular hill stations and a favourite destination for family vacations in India. A captivating mountain resort, Manali is blessed with natural beauty, pleasant climatic conditions and abundant tranquility.

Manali in Himachal is also known for some of the most famous adventure activities such as paragliding, mountaineering, rafting, trekking, water and skiing, etc. Excursions to the Solang Valley and the Rohtang Pass near Manali is something that most vacationers have on their itinerary.

While Solang is popular for family adventure activities such as zorbing and tandem paragliding, Rohtang is popular for snow sports and adventure. Some of the popular temples visited by tourists in Manali include the Hidimba Devi temple, the Manu temple and the Vashisth temple.

Embark your journey and know more about the Maharajas Express train fares before planning your trip to India.

Ruby Daub

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