Plan a family vacation in India and get ready to create unforgettable memories. Welcoming travelers from around the world since centuries, India is one place where your entire family can have a great time. There is something for everyone, according to their interest.
A family holiday in India is for all. Come across amazing diversity- landscape, religion, culture, food or glimpse at magnificent architectures. Marvel at the sights, try out the thrilling expeditions in the water, mountains, forests or simple enjoy the hospitality, where guests are treated to be the like of Gods.
If you are thinking of a family vacation in India, look no further. Here are 5 reasons which make India the Fabulous Getaway for Family Vacations:
1. Unity in Diversity- Quite Like Your Family
India in a nutshell represents unity in diversity, quite like your own family. From the diverse landscape to varied cultures, miscellany of cuisines to a plethora of festivals, the country is a colorful kaleidoscope. Your family’s diverse interests can be fulfilled at one place. Not just the destinations, your family can enjoy diverse weather of tropical sunshine at beaches to snowy landscapes of mountains!
From the Great Himalayan Mountain Range, verdant forests blessed with wildlife, golden shores leading to cerulean waters, sandy desert, salt-marshland, thriving marine world to many incredible sights, India is truly blessed. The mountains are idyllic family holiday destinations in India; home to snow covered peaks, lush tea gardens, roaring waterfalls, valleys blooming with flowers, and draped in mist. In addition the diverse beauty includes- the unique backwaters of Kerala navigable on a houseboat tour, merge of river with the sea, rare flowers that bloom only on a particular season or even once in 12 years, desert high up in the mountains, and many more.
Similarly, India is known for diverse religion, way of lifestyle, and experiences, are complete delight for your family holiday.
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2. History and Architecture – Glimpse of the royal past
Like the vast diversity India is blessed with, the country is known for its vast history. Marvelous architecture and the charm of exploring the old times with your family is no less than a delight. The vast heritage dates from the dawn of civilization at Indus Valley to the rule of Pallavas, Cholas, Mughals, Rajputs, etc. Heritage tours of India offer well-crafted plans for your family to have an enjoyable glimpse of the vats ancient legacy.
The rule of Rajas, Maharajas, and Nizams have been marked with magnificent forts, palaces, temples and other stunning architecture. From the legendary Taj Mahal, to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, museums that treasure them to heritage hotels that let you experience it all, the royal past of India is a treasure to be explored with your family,
So, here is what you should plan for your family, a Golden Triangle Circuit tour. Covering three places – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the tour gives a glimpse into Indian royalty, heritage and culture. Delhi has a number of majestic monuments built by Mughals, Lodhis, the last of Hindu rulers and even the British colonial government. Marvel at the magnificent white-marble mausoleum Taj Mahal, created by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. Jaipur represents the grandeur of Rajputana, home to mighty forts atop the hills or the royal palaces that were home to Rajputs.
Learning about the historic tales, exploring the magnificent designs and experiencing the bygone in India particularly creates a fascinating family holiday.
3. Colorful Festivals- Fun, Frolic and Celebrations
Festivals are a way of life in India. Attend any of the colorful festivals in your family and you will be hooked. From the play of colors on Holi to traditional festivities with dance and music, to temple festivals, celebrations by individual communities, you family can have a good time enjoying some of the festivals.
From the colorful extravaganza of Goa Carnival, music festivals, colorful Pushkar Fair, the Desert Festival held at the sand dunes of Jaisalmer, the incredible Rann Utsav held at the serene landscape of the Rann of Kutch, snake boat races held at the backwaters of Kerala during Onam, traditional rituals of Dance of Cham at Monasteries, Dance Festivals at Khajuraho or Mahabalipuram, the choices are unlimited.
4. Adventure Expeditions for all
If your idea of a family vacation in India embrace exciting adventures, then there are abundant choices that suit your entire family. Get ready for an opportunity of a lifetime exploring the Himalayas, trekking, camping, mountaineering, etc. making for a memorable summer holiday in India. The scenic hills are the ideal spot for the family to get together and enjoy each other’s company. Away from the chaos of cities, in the lap of nature, it’s a blissful rejuvenating experience.
But that is not all, if water, forests, and road trips are on your list of a good time with family then there are a number of excitement on offer. Try paragliding in Himachal or go river rafting in Rishikesh, try scuba diving in Andaman, watersports in Goa, wildlife safari at national parks in India, and so much more. The plethora of adventure activities in India are available for all ages and diverse interests to have a good time together
5. Indian Food- A platter of pleasures
Indian food like the country itself is remarkable. Every region has its own specialty. The cuisine of India is unique, because of the rich spices. The wealth of spices are legendary and you must have a taste of them. Forget the main dishes, there are varieties of snacks, street food, deserts, drinks, special feasts and so much more. No matter whether you are a vegetarian, non-vegetarian, vegan or have food preferences, Indian food has a way to tempt your taste buds and provide experiences that you cherish forever.
Now that you have got the reasons to plan a family holiday in India, what are you waiting for? Get ready to spellbound by the sights, delights and pleasures returning with fond memories for a lifetime!
6. Ride on Indian Luxury Trains
Combining royal hospitality with modern luxuries while traveling on rail, Indian luxury trains offers experiences cherishable for your entire family. The royal train rides are perfect for family to travel together in style while sightseeing the popular destinations in India.
A unique vacation for your family, the luxury trains of India recreate the grand way of traveling. Majestic interiors, regal ambience, mouthwatering gastronomical fare, lavish hospitality and almost everything you can imagine makes your journey unforgettable. The royal train tours are available on namely Maharajas’ Express, Palace on Wheels, The Deccan Odyssey, and Golden Chariot, each one award winning experiences in their own might.
Author Bio- A soul bred in the mountains, Akansha Negi doles out travel inspiration from solo wandering, exploring heritage and culture, tasting local cuisine, adventures and experiences of her travels.