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Vacations are made to rejuvenate and unwind the monotony of your daily routine and enjoy the days with utmost pleasure with your loved ones. Planning a family vacation and have got no idea of which places to choose and how to plan the perfect itinerary, do not worry. We are here for your help. Let’s have a Look at the article. Why wait further?

From the bounteous white beauty of Himalayan ranges to the shimmering beaches of Indian Ocean and golden expanses of sand in That desert to the Bay of Bengal, India has it all in its treasure trove to offer to its tourists. The architectural monuments, amusement parks, museums, richness of art and culture, scenic natural beauty, and ancient temples are some of the best things one can experience in India.

A trip to India would take you to the days of yore and would let you experience the golden days of royalty with a visit to all its monuments. All thanks to the people of India who have still maintained the ancient culture and traditions.

Looking for a perfect place to spend your vacations with your loved ones, you have landed on the correct page then. This article is compiled with the purpose of helping travelers with the best places to visit in India. Have a read and finalize your perfect family holiday destination in India.

Also, Read 10 Top Indian Places for the People Who Love Cold Weather

Top Destinations to Visit in India With Family

  1. Srinagar: 

“If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” well said by Jahangir when he visited Kashmir, and in the vale of this paradise lays a beautiful place, Srinagar- A magical destination to experience the surreal beauty and some adventure. Srinagar is one of the most loved tourist destinations in India. Its weather remains amazing throughout the year. Srinagar is well known for its natural beauty and hospitality, you can choose this beautiful destination for a lovely trip with your family. You can plan a ride at Shikara at Dal lake which would be the most memorable part of your trip.

Best Time to visit Srinagar: April to October is the most suitable time to visit, though the weather remains pleasant throughout the year.

Famous attractions of Srinagar: Dal Lake, Tulip Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Chashme Shahi, and Pari Mahal.

  1. Shimla:  

A playful hill station situated in North India and is flooded with tourists mostly in the summer season. It is one of the famous tourist destinations for Indian families. Beautiful Shimla is located amidst the green mountains and mystic woods which makes this place a real piece of beauty. Being the capital of the British Era, the colonial touch is still evident in its churches and colonial architecture. If you plan a trip there then do visit Johnie’s wax museum and a toy train ride from Kalka to Shimla.

Famous Attractions of Shimla: Jakhoo Temple, Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla Heritage Museum Christ Church, and The Ridge.

Best Time To Visit Shimla: Popular tourist season is March to June, a comfortable temperature between 15- 30°C. You can also visit Shimla in July to September but there is heavy rainfall during this period and the beautiful greenery is at peak. But some people avoid visiting during these months because of landslides.

  1. Coorg

A small tranquil town in Karnataka is emerging as a new favorite destination in our country and it is also known as “Scotland of India”. It is well known for its world-famous coffee, landscapes covered green lust coffee plantation, churches, ancient forts, mesmerizing waterfalls, and the Kodavas- a community of ethnic warriors of Coorg. There are many beautiful places to visit there such as hilltop view from Tadianmol, Nagarhole National park, and many more. If you have not visited this place then you must plan your holiday this summer with your family as the beautiful Coorg offers everything that allures all age group people.

Best Time To Visit Coorg: October to March

Famous Attractions in Coorg: Nisargadhama, Abbey Falls, Irupu Falls, Sri Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort, and Pushpagiri

  1. Shillong:

Shillong is one beautiful destination that abodes several cascading waterfalls, quaint landscapes, beautiful hills, and picturesque natural beauty scattered all around. It is the capital of Meghalaya and also known as Scotland of East. It is the only place that sees the heaviest and longest rainy season than the rest of India. Popular for its scenic beauty it allures thousands of tourists from all around the country. Shilong- The abode of clouds is one wonderful destination and perfect for your next family trip. While in Shilong visit the root bridge at Mawlynnong and visit the Umiam Lake. The places are famous for their ancient traditions as well, it’s beautiful green well-maintained gardens, running waterfalls and clouds would leave you mesmerized.

Famous Attractions in Shillong: Shillong Peak, Mawlynnong, Mawsynram, Ward’s Lake, Lady Don Bosco Museum, Lumpongdeng Island, Elephant’s fall and Hydari Park.

Best Time To Visit Shillong: September to May is the time when rain falls occasionally. Avoid planning trips in Monsoon season which is from June to August.

  1. Mcleodganj:

A beautiful place located in Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. If you are seeking some peace and tranquility and want to spend some quality time with your family away from the bustling environment of the city then Mcleodganj is the place you must visit this summer. Try to visit this place in December as the rainfall is minimum during this time. Watching beautiful cloudy weather and sometimes a starry night with cold breeze amidst the mountains is just out of world experience to have. Also, there are many eateries and cafes whose ambiance and food is just mind-blowing.

Famous Attractions in Mcleodganj: Naddi road, Tsuglagkhang Temple, Kareri Lake, St. John’s Church, Namgyal Monastery, Kangra Valley, Triund and Tibetan Museum

Best time to visit Mcleodganj: March to June: If you want to spend your hot summers in cold weather. You can visit from September to June as well if you want to experience the frosty weather.

  1. Pachmarhi:

Pachmarhi is another quaint hill station surfacing amongst the list of best places to visit India. One alluring beauty located in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is a perfect holiday destination to visit with your family. The place is also known as “Satpura ki Rani” and is bestowed with the grace of natural beauty adorned with tranquility and serenity.

Pachmarhi was discovered by Captain James Forsyth in the year 1857 and so the places exhibit some stunning modern architectures built in colonial style. Situated at the highest point of Madhya Pradesh Pachmarhi abodes several cascading waterfalls, lush green valleys, and dense forest covers. Pachmarhi is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and serves as a home to bison and leopards.

Best time to visit Pachmarhi: Although this stunning destination can be visited any time of the year you can prefer months between October and June because the weather is quite pleasant and refreshing to soothe your mind and soul. Summers are also not so harsh here. In monsoon, showers make the place even more mesmerizing and lively.

Famous Attractions in Pachmarhi: Bison Lodge Museum, Shri Panch Pandav Caves, Bee falls, Jata Shankar Caves, Dhoopgarh, Mahadev Hill, Chauragarh temple, Apsara Village, etc.

  1. Nanital:

Nainital, a beautiful hill station located in the town of Uttrakhand is among the most preferred holiday destination among Indian families. It is spread around a serene and beautiful Naini lake which is the lifeline of Nainital. With a lot of fun activities to do, Nanital is a good option for your family trip. Some major fun things to do here are boating at Naini lake, cable car ride, bird watching at Sattal, Visiting Naina Devi temple, and trek to tiffin top.

Famous Attractions in Nainital: Nainital Zoo, Eco cave gardens, mall road, Naini Peak, snow view point, Jeolikot, Himalayan Viewpoint, and Hanuman Garhi.

Best Time To Visit Nainital:

March to April are the best months to visit Nainital for those who want to find an escape from sunny summers to a place of chilly weather. And November to February is the best month for all those who want their winters to be snowy.

  1. Panchgani

Plan your holidays for a rejuvenating trip to Panchgani which is a beautiful hill station located in Maharashtra. The beauty and charm of this wonderful place lie in the lush greenery and exotic scenic beauty. The place has some amazing picturesque spots which are fascinating to your eyes. The unmatched beauty of this place gets double up with its amazingly pleasant weather.

During monsoon, Panchgani comes into life with the refreshing surroundings and beautiful nature echoing peace and serenity. While there, go for a trek in lush green areas, enjoy the natural beauty, see the variant kind of flora and fauna, watch the tribal lifestyle, go for a boating, taste fresh strawberries and go for some shopping in local markets. Apart from this, there is a lot more than Panchgani has in its pocket of tourism. Come plan your family getaway to this amazing destination.

Famous Attractions in Panchgani: Table Land, Tapola Water Sports Centre, Parsi Point, Amusement park, Sydney Point, Rajapuri cave and Kamalgad Fort

Best Time To Visit Panchgani:  September to May is the most favorable time for sightseeing as the temperature remains enjoyable and pleasant.

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