India is not just a place to witness the best of events and festivals but also to explore the best of destinations. The country is home to many beautiful cities, islands, hill stations, beaches, and whatnot! Dotted with many beautiful family holiday places at every corner, selecting a few was pretty challenging. However, we handpicked our all-time favorite destinations that will help you enjoy a splendid vacation with your loved ones.
Here is the list of 34 family holiday places for a 3 day vacation in India. Here we go!
As summer is here, this place is meant to make it to the top of our list. This beautiful destination, which is all about snow-capped mountains, is not just a beauty but also has amazing attractions in abundance. What attracts the tourists the most to Leh Ladakh are Tibetan-style palaces and forts, exotic landscapes, serene surroundings, and, of course, the weather. Not just the city is amazing, but the people here are also very welcoming and help you whenever you are in need. In short, a perfect pick for those who love mountains.
Hampi is the best place for Family trip. You can never go wrong with this one if family holiday places are on your mind. Located in the middle of the Vijayanagar empire’s ruins, this city is extremely popular for its historical significance in the country. Previously the flourishing Vijayanagar empire’s capital, Hampi is home to several monuments, temples, and royal pavilions as well as platforms. The city is also one of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in India. Apart from enjoying a family vacation here, you can help your children learn a lot about history as well.
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It is not for nothing that this place is known as heaven on Earth. The crown of Kashmir and the epitome of beauty in India, this one is a must-visit. The hospitality, weather, and natural beauty of this place are just apt for family vacations and that is why people from around the globe visit this place for a long vacay. Some of the top tourist attractions here include Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Tulip Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Dal Lake, and more. Srinagar is also considered to be a very romantic destination, hence, often couples are spotted taking a ride in the Shikaras.
If greenery is what you are seeking then nothing could be better than Wayanad which is out of the best holiday places in India. Situated in Kerala, God’s own country, this destination is home to a huge number of luxurious resorts, fragrant and beautiful tea plantations, mysterious caves, and waterfalls. Not just that, Wayanad also has an exotic wildlife sanctuary, picturesque locations, and historic vibes to offer that would win your heart over and over again. If you love exploring the flora and fauna of a place then you may visit Wayanad places like Mudumalai National Park, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and more.
This one is the go-to destination for families, honeymooners as well as backpackers. Known as one of the best holiday destinations in India, Manali is situated amid the Himalayas’ Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Range. Apart from being an ideal place for solo travelers as well as couples, it is quite popular for its holy places and adventure activities as well. While for the former, you can visit Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa Monastery and Hadimba Temple among others, for the latter, you can visit Rohtang and Solang Valley for paragliding and other adventure sports.
Those who are looking for a revitalizing and refreshing vacay at one of the best travel destinations in India can totally and completely rely on this one. This stunning hill station, located in Maharashtra, has pleasant weather 24x7. This place is full of scenic beauty and greenery and during the monsoon, it becomes even better. Apart from enjoying the spectacular natural beauty of Panchgani, you can also explore the local shops, tribal lifestyle, try paragliding, and go boating. Out of the many places to visit here, some of the best are – On Wheelz Amusement Park, Sydney Point, Parsi Point, and Table Land.
Again, one of the best family holiday places, Auli is not just known for its beauty but also as the best skiing destination in India. The hill station is flocked throughout the year by local as well as international tourists who visit Auli to witness snowfall in incredible amounts. You can enjoy yourself with your family here and learn some skiing too. If you have kids then that is the icing on the cake, as they can enjoy snowball fights here as well. This destination has picturesque locations and astounding views of the Himalayas that you can see even from your hotel room.
Previously the summer capital of India during the British rule, Shimla is known to be on the top of the travel bucket list of all those who have come for an India tour. Mall Road, a ride on the toy train, and the beauty of this place make it one of the best family holiday places in the country. Some of the major attractions here are – Christ Church, Shimla Heritage Museum, Rashtrapati Niwas, The Ridge, and Jakhoo Temple. Apart from exploring these places, you can also go shopping at Mall Road and also can enjoy a toy train ride that begins from Kalka and ends in Shimla.
Khajjiar aka Mini Switzerland is among the top places to visit in India, courtesy of its green lands that are vast and spread across miles. If pollution and work pressure have left you agitated and you are longing for some family time to strengthen those bonds, then this should certainly be your pick. Situated in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar has a fine blend of pastures, forests, and lakes to offer. This place is not just apt for those who want to witness the beauty of mother nature, but also for those who seek adrenaline rush through adventure sports like – trekking, zorbing, etc.