India is diverse when it comes to culture. The country is trendy for upholding its tradition, and you get to witness the best of festivals, regions, and people. But the land is also vivid in its terrain; the cities are colourful, with hill stations, beaches, islands, and valleys. There are marvellous places that witness the rich architectural beauty, which is a treat for the eyes, and on the other hand, the scenic nature steals the sight. India is a combination of beauty, heritage, history and culture. How about planning a family trip to visualize and experience the above with your family? We know that it has pros and cons, but the memories made from the trip will be treasured for a lifetime. 

But today, the internet makes the process of planning very easy. You get to learn from others' experiences to make better planning. So here are the 10 ideal destinations for a perfect family vacation and a few tips attached to make the vacation ideal. Let's get started.       

How to plan a perfect family vacation

Family vacations are fun and filled with laughter, togetherness, and joy. But there are a few obstacles to planning it, especially when there is uncertainty in the plan and the number of people joining. But planning the itinerary is easier than it used to be. We get the complete details on the internet from start to end. Here are a few tips on planning a perfect family vacation spot to make it more personable and enjoyable.  

  • Plan a flexible itinerary

Suppose the family vacations involve kids; things go differently than planned. There has to be a flexible itinerary. Let us imagine planning a break with a family involving kids. When the itinerary is designed well with a tight schedule, but the kid catches a stomach bug due to unavoidable situations, which leads to stomach upset and illness, the entire trip plan is spoiled. But just by considering the possibilities in such a situation, a flexible itinerary eases the tension. Remember, it is not mandatory to cover everything in a single trip. 

  • Proper Budgeting 

Travelling is supposed to be relaxing and not causing stress. Hence, realistic budget planning is necessary, especially for trips abroad, which involve an exchange of currencies. Suppose you had already planned the itinerary, but visiting a theme park became a part of the plan in the vacation, and you had to spend extra bucks on it. This affects the budgeting of the vacation; instead, plan a systematic vacation budget. Allocate different budgets depending upon places to visit. 

  • Smart Packing

When there are kids, there is extra luggage as well. However, it is essential to reduce baggage. Learn about compact packing, ensure it fits in all the essentials, and differentiate well between need and necessity. For instance, roll up the clothes to reduce space, cut down on optional clothes to wear, and make space only for the essentials.

  • Make a stress-free vacay

Family vacations are meant to be fun; it is more of isolating yourself from your busy schedule and making time with your loved ones. So, keep a tight-pack plan for the day to cover only some places in the destination. It is essential to take your time out to make the vacation memorable, especially when you have kids. Make your family trip a stress-free vacation by keeping it more relaxing. 

  •  Miscellaneous

Buying travel insurance is the first and foremost important thing while planning a family vacation. Travel Insurance protects your family in uncertain situations; it covers health issues, flight delays, theft, etc. Choose the ideal travel insurance that is all-inclusive and plan a budget trip. 


10 ideal destinations for a family trip

The journey across 10 ideal destinations for a family trip in India helps you plan a perfect family vacation. Be it a joint or nuclear family, these destinations are suitable for family vacations.


Kashmir is a paradise on earth; many travellers love this place. From kids to elders, the scenic beauty grabs your attention. It is also called the Switzerland of India, as it attracts tourists from all over the world. From trees to mountains, it feels like a dream place to visit.

Best time to visit

March to August is the best time to visit Kashmir. During this period, there is a transition from spring to summer. 

Top attractions  

  • Pahalgam - Baisaran Valley
  • Gulmarg- Skiing
  • Srinagar- Shikara rides and houseboats

 Things to do 

  • River Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Shikara riding
  • Gondola ride


 Himachal Pradesh

Take advantage of this state if you plan a family trip, as there are a lot of activities, and you could miss the fun. It is an ideal destination when you are travelling with kids. There are snow-filled mountains, fresh breeze, and minimal sunlight. The scenic landscape is breathtaking. Include fun activities to make the trip more memorable and within budget. 


    Best time to visit

During the Spring and Winter seasons, April to June and November to February.

    Top attractions

  • Rohtang Pass - snow-filled mountains
  • Manali, Solang Valley - snow activities
  • Mcleodganj- trekking trails
  • Kufri- Yak rides
  • Shimla- scenic beauty of the Himalayas

    Things to do

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Yak Safari

 Andaman and Nicobar Island

Do you remember the famous “ Kalapani” during the British period? It is located on Andaman Island. It is one of the union territories of India that lets you explore the water world. Its tropical climate is filled with white sand beaches, coral reefs, rainforests, and much more. It will be adventurous but also make you understand how India is a land of diversity. This is the best family vacation spot, as the trip is about relaxation and experiencing the beauty of nature. 

    Best time to visit

From November to April, to experience rain and sunshine.

    Top attractions

  • Havelock Island- scuba diving
  • Neil Island - sunrise and sunset
  • Andaman Island - learn about tribal life

    Things to do 


It is known to be God's own country for its green-filled landscape. The backwaters with tender coconut trees and land along with the Arabian Sea the state is rich with natural vegetation and scenic views. It is going to be a relaxing trip and a family vacation. There are beaches, mountains, backwaters, boat houses, and theme parks, which makes it a combination of all desired places.


    Best time to visit

The best time to visit Kerala is from September to April.

    Top attractions

  • Munnar- Hill station
  • Alleppey- Boathouse and backwaters
  • Kovalam - Beaches
  • Wayanad and Thekkady - to blend with nature
  • Guruvayur - Temple visit

    Things to do 

  • Boathouse stay
  • Watching snake boat race
  • Trekking
  • Elephant bathing
  • Kayaking


Rajasthan resembles royalty and for experiencing the richness of our ancestral life and civilization. Get to explore the deserts, wildfires, havelis, and forts of Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Ranthambore. It is filled with architectural splendour. The gigantic forts, spice-induced food, music, and folk dance make it an incredible place to visit. It is one of the historically wealthy places, with architectural grandeur, diverse wildlife, warm hospitality and cultural richness, making it ideal for enjoying a family vacation. 

    Best time to visit

The best time to visit Rajasthan is between October and April; plan accordingly to avoid the summer heat. 

    Top attractions

  • Jodhpur- Mehrangarh fort
  • Udaipur - Experience Royalty
  • Chittorgarh- history of Rajasthan
  • Jaipur - handicrafts

    Things to do 

  • Ziplining
  • Desert biking
  • Camel rides
  • Parasailing
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Quake walk

 Rishikesh and Haridwar

They are called “twin national heritage cities” because they combine mystical and spiritual environments. So, if you are planning a combined religious vacation, this is your ideal destination. It is considered to be the holiest city in India. It is believed that bathing in the Ganges washes away your sins. On the other hand, the swaying effect on Laxman Jhula gives you an adventurous experience. Since this will be a holy trip, there is no alcohol or non-vegetarian food available in this region. Every evening, they perform Ganga aarti, which makes it a lifetime experience for a lifetime.

    Best time to visit

The best time to visit Rishikesh and Haridwar is June- August- October.

    Top attractions

  • Haridwar- Mansa Devi Temple
  • Laxman Jhula - Swaying bridge
  • Rishikesh- Adventurous sports
  • Har-ki-pauri Ghat- Maha Aarti

    Things to do 

  • Rafting
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Flying fox
  • Camping
  • Hot air balloon ride

  Uttarakhand- National Park

Uttarakhand is known as the land of gods, as it is blessed with natural beauty. There are about six national parks, and tourism is the source of economic development in this region. The Naini lake was explored by Britishers and was used as a holiday getaway. The Jim Corbett National Park is about three hours from Nainital, and every year, about 70,000 people visit this national park. It is a perfect destination for planning a vacation with kids. 

    Best time to visit

The best time to visit Uttarakhand is from June to September to November.

    Top attractions

  • Nainital Lake - Boat ride
  • Tiffin Top- Witness the Himalayas
  • Jim Corbett- Wildlife tour
  • Valley of Flowers National Park - variety of flora

    Things to do

  • Trekking
  • Rafting
  • Horse riding
  • Rappelling
  • Zorbing

  Kashmir of South - Coorg, Ooty and Kodaikanal

Get to explore the beauty of western ghats, known as Kashmir of Karnataka. Coorg is an ideal destination for family vacations, as it has three wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, and sunset points. Ooty is called the queen of hill stations; it is a picturesque destination with kaleidoscopic visuals. Kodaikanal is known as the princess of hill stations, with long trails of forests and meadows being attractions for this place. These places are ideal for an extended getaway from routine and to plan it with family. 

    Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Kashmir south is spring, April to June, and winter, September to November. 

    Top attractions

  • Raja Seat, Abbey Falls - the beauty of Coorg
  • Botanical Garden, Lake garden- glorifies Ooty Hill station
  • Pillar rocks, telescopic view - Kodaikanal

    Things to do 

  • Trekking in the hills
  • Bathing the Elephant- Dubare, Coorg
  • River rafting- Barapole, Coorg
  • Quad Biking
  • Ride in Toy Train

North East 

Experiencing life away from the hustle and bustle of the city could be ideal for planning a family vacation living under the foothills of the Himalayas and enjoying the sights of the highest peaks. Choose any destination among the seven sisters of the Northeast region to experience calmness. It is home to several wildlife sanctuaries. Darjeeling is one of the best places in the Northeast, which invites you to the world of tea leaves. 

    Best time to visit

The best time to visit the North East is during the golden months, from March to June.

    Top attractions

  • Tsomgo Lake- Migratory ducks and red panda
  • Darjeeling - Toy train
  • Yumthang Valley - Scenic beauty
  • Kaziranga - National Park

    Things to do 

  • Biking expedition
  • River Rafting
  • Attending hornbill festival
  • Walking over living root bridge
  • Paragliding


The Golden Triangle - Delhi - Jaipur- Agra

For experiencing the phenomenal monuments, the Golden Triangle is the ultimate destination that connects three cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Delhi has a different vibe regarding fascinating malls and street shopping. Agra glorifies the beauty of the Taj Mahal, located on the banks of Yamuna, still the epitome of love worldwide. At the same time, Jaipur boosts the royalty of rich art and culture. 


    Best time to visit

The best times to visit the Golden Triangle are October- November and February - April. 

    Top attractions

  • Red Fort - Delhi
  • India Gate - Delhi
  • Taj Mahal - Agra
  • Hawa Mahal - Jaipur
  • Amber Fort - Jaipur

    Things to do 

  • Enjoy the local delicacies - Agra
  • Hot air balloon - Jaipur
  • Jeep Safaris - Jaipur


India has a rich culture and a mixture of exotic places. There are mountains, beaches, rivers, hill stations, and many more to add. Family vacations are meant to go with the flow, so plan the itinerary and make the trip memorable. The ten ideal destinations help you plan a perfect family vacation, but ensure to arrange it within budget.    


  1. Which place is best for travelling with family in India?

The top destinations for family travel in India are Shimla, Kullu Manali, Mussoorie, Nainital, Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Agra.

  1. Where can I take my parents on a trip from India?

The ideal destinations are Andaman, Sri Lanka, Ladakh, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai, and Bali.

  1. How do I travel with my family on a budget?
  • Choose the ideal destination that is meant for family trips
  • Plan the schedule flexibly
  • Keep track of the budget
  • Ensure you get travel insurance
  • Budget-friendly stays

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