Family Holiday Destinations in India To Visit In 2019

Family holiday destinations in India

Whether a corporate employee or a hard working student, a regular housewife or a working woman, everyone needs a break from their day to day life. What better way to take a break than a family vacation? Spending some quality time with family members is just what is required to rejuvenate the stressed body and soul. There is a diverse kind of family holiday destinations in India randing from the historic architectural marvels to peaceful valleys, azure sea waters to religious pilgrimages, India has more delightful places than you can imagine.

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Here is the list of 27 Family Holiday Destinations in India To Visit In 2019

1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World - Holidify Explorer Awards 2018 Winner

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Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh | Lakshman Jhula | Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.
Rishikesh is the most beautiful blend of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. With whitewater rafting4 industry growing and a number of camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh is the perfect family holiday destinations in India with something for everyone.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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Read More 54 Rishikesh Attractions

2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Rose Garden

A tranquil retreat in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a charming family holiday destination in India decked with stunning wooden cottages and tall oak trees. The weather is always pleasing and the locals always friendly. There is a lake and a waterfall too that is just ideal for lovers of water bodies.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 43 Ooty Attractions

3. Goa - Beaches and Sunsets

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Known For : Calangute Beach | Water Sports in Goa | Basilica of Bom Jesus

Goa is India's most chilled out holiday destination. Apart from fabulous beaches and plentiful greenery, Goa is quite famous for is its vibrant nightlife. It is the best place to be for party lovers and foodies. There are numerous cafes embedded at beaches that host glittering parties at night. Day time is perfect for a lazy sunbath or thrilling water sports. Various ancient churches add to the charm of the city making it a perfect family holiday destination in India.

Best Time : October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 5,154

Read More 187 Goa Attractions

4. Agra, Uttar Pradesh - The City of Taj Mahal, Wonder of the World

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Known For : Taj Mahal | Fatehpur Sikri | Agra Fort

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 17 Agra Attractions

5. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty Lakes and Mountains

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Known For : Eco Cave Gardens | Naini Lake | Naina Devi Temple

One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). Also famously known as 'City of Lakes,' Nainital abounds in natural beauty, with its snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes lending it a nostalgic charm of its own. Situated at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has a pleasant climate all year round, and can rightfully be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.

Best Time : Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

Read More 26 Nainital Attractions

6. New Delhi, NCR - The city of cities

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Known For : Humayun's Tomb | Hauz Khas Village | Qutub Minar

From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus, the capital city has multiple personalities making it 'The good, the bad and the ugly'.
The Capital city of India and the base location to explore North India, Delhi is considered to be the city with a heart making it one of the best family holiday destinations in India.

Best Time : October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

Read More 96 New Delhi Attractions

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7. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - The Spiritual Capital of India

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Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple | Dashashwamedh Ghat | Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

A city as old as time itself. A city that has stayed in place and watched as the world has turned and the tides have changed. A city that has stood the test of time for thousands of years. In the words of Mark Twain, "Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, And looks twice as old as all of them put together." Varanasi, the city that is more than just the spiritual capital of India. The city which can be aptly described as a melting pot where both life and death come together. The city that you only need to visit once for it to stay with you forever.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 37 Varanasi Attractions

8. Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

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Known For : Hawa Mahal | Amer Fort | Pink City

One of the most celebrated family holiday destinations in India, Rajasthan is a land that allures the foreign and domestic travellers alike. Majestic Forts and palaces drenched in the tales of a glorious past, Rajasthan is a matter of Pride for India. It is where the real heritage of India can be found. Each city of Rajasthan has something unique to offer. Jaipur is known for Amer Fort, City Palace and Jal Mahal along with its dazzling markets. The exteriors of houses in old Jaipur are painted uniformly in the colour of pink, which has earned it the popular name of 'Pink city' of India.

Best Time : October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,300

Read More 59 Jaipur Attractions

9. Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City of Dreams

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Known For : Marine drive, Mumbai | Gateway of India | Colaba Causeway

Mumbai is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamor and squalor, modernity and tradition, old and new. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai ? formerly known as Bombay ? has a long colonial history, starting from Gandhi's visits to the city to the intense protests against the Simon Commission in 1928, the city has stood witness to many important events in the country's freedom struggle. Today, Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. The city soaks in everything into its fabric, making it its very own. From European and Portuguese inhabitants who migrated years ago to the city, to upcoming actors struggling to make it big on the silver screen; from Bolly superstars to big industrialists to tribes of fisherman and slum dwellers, Mumbai is a city that proudly boasts of stories from different walks of human survival. 

Best Time : October to February

Read More 105 Mumbai Attractions

10. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand - The oldest National Park in India

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Known For : Jungle Safari, Corbett National Park | Elephant Ride in Corbett National Park | Corbett Waterfall

Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. It one of the exciting family holiday destinations in India for wildlife enthusiasts.

Best Time : Mid October to Mid June

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

Read More 15 Jim Corbett Attractions

11. Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches

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Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple | Chilika Lake | Puri Beach

One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 27 Puri Attractions

12. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

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Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality. 

Best Time : October to March

Read More 34 Coorg Attractions

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13. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - The Golden City

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Known For : Desert Safari in Jaisalmer | Jaisalmer Fort | Gadisar Lake

Known as the 'Golden City' of India due to its sandstone buildings and golden hued Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is another family holiday destinations in India of the grand Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is particularly famous for its desert camps that are setup in the middle of Thar and opportunities to experience jeep and camel safaris. The Jaisalmer Fort and Patwon Ki Haveli are the iconic structures in this golden city.

Best Time : October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 12,000

Read More 40 Jaisalmer Attractions

14. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital

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Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities in Manali

In the lap of Himalayas, Manali is one of the most beautiful family holiday destinations in India. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness, Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty.

Best Time : October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,250

Read More 42 Manali Attractions

15. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth

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Known For : Dal Lake | Mughal Gardens, Srinagar | Nishat Bagh

Famously known as 'Heaven on Earth', Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, lies on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round, contributing to the perpetual influx of tourists visiting this city which offers a plethora of gorgeous scenic vistas.

Best Time : April to October

View packages starting from ₹ 8,000

Read More 42 Srinagar Attractions

16. Udaipur, Rajasthan - The City of Lakes

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Known For : Lake Pichola | City Palace, Udaipur | Sajjangarh Palace

The city of lakes, Udaipur is another popular family holiday destination in Rajasthan which has acted as a backdrop for various Bollywood blockbusters, owing to its spectacular scenery. Hills, shimmering lakes, ancient architecture, cultural heritage and world famous palaces, what else can a traveller want? City Palace, Jag Mandir and Lake Palace are the most stunning marvels of architecture, which is sure to entice tourists from all corners.

Best Time : October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 10,999

Read More 32 Udaipur Attractions

17. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A Beautiful Hill Station in Rajasthan

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Known For : Dilwara Temples | Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary | Nakki Lake

The only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning piece of architecture in the country. If you are a history or architecture buff, this is one of the places you should absolutely not miss out in India.

Best Time : October to March

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Read More 15 Mount Abu Attractions

18. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

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Known For : Houseboats | Alappuzha Beach | Backwaters in Alleppey

Extremely famous for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey in Kerala is also known for its beaches, temples and traditional boat races. This popular tourist destination also has some very well reputed Ayurvedic spas and wellness centres.

Best Time : June to March

View packages starting from ₹ 5,591

Read More 30 Alleppey Attractions

19. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

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Known For : Mawlynnong | Umiam Lake | Elephant Falls

A beautiful city encircled by pine trees, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Standing as tall as 1496 meters, Shillong provides a relief from the heat across the country. This hill station is known for its picturesque sights and traditions. The soothing climate makes Shillong suitable to visit in all seasons. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind adds to the joy of visiting this hill station. This place is also known as the ?Scotland of the East?. One can find descendants of the Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal and Langrim tribes.

Best Time : September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 8,000

Read More 31 Shillong Attractions

20. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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Known For : Scuba Diving In Andaman | Havelock Island | Snorkeling in Andamans

Without a doubt, the beaches of Andaman top the chart in India. Often cited among Asia's best beaches, the beaches of here are made of pristine white sand and turquoise blue water. The surreal scenery, high-quality water sports, rich flora and fauna make the island all the more enchanting. Moreover, the fact that it is a less crowded tourist destination makes it ideal for families looking for peace and joy in nature. Cellular Jail, Radhanagar Beach, Corbyn's Cove Beach, Kalapathar Beach, Ross Island, Limestone Caves and Chiriya Tapu are few of the family holiday destinations in India in Andamans.

Best Time : October to Jun

View packages starting from ₹ 8,850

Read More 60 Andaman Attractions

21. Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India

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Known For : Great Rann of Kutch | Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary | Dholavira

Virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise, Kutch is an erstwhile princely state of India holding onto its grandeur nature from the past.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 16 Kutch Attractions

22. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - Andhra's Temple Town

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Known For : Sri Venkateswara Temple | Akasaganga Teertham | Silathoranam

The very name Tirupati is enough to evoke strong spiritual feelings, and while the name 'God's Abode' indeed does justice to the place, Tirupati has quite a few other tourist attractions as well that make it a city worth visiting. Situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is one of the most popular pilgrimage centres in the country. Home to many heritage sites, and a plethora of ancient temples and monuments, Tirupati is one of the oldest cities of India, and finds mention in plenty of ancient texts.

Best Time : September to March

Read More 39 Tirupati Attractions

23. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway | Tiger Hill | Batasia Loop

Darjeeling is a scenic family holiday destination in India in the state of West Bengal and is considered to be one of the best. It offers the spectacular view of Kanchenjunga Himalayan Range and is well known for its tea gardens. Sprawling tea estates, heritage toy train, gorgeous scenery, Darjeeling has every component that makes up for a perfect family holiday destination.

Best Time : February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

Read More 21 Darjeeling Attractions

24. Shirdi, Maharashtra - The land of Sai Baba

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Known For : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple | Shani Shingnapur | Samadhi Mandir

The home of great saint Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 22 Shirdi Attractions

25. Kerala

The natural splendour of Kerala is simply unparalleled. Its beaches are considered to be one of the finest in India, and the landscape is stunning. Munnar and Alleppey are the best places to visit in Kerala. Take a stroll in the lush tea plantations, experience the thrilling boat races or just spend an entire day in a houseboat. Delve into the rich culture of the God's own country at this family holiday destinations in India.

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26. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir - The Holy Caves

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Known For : Vaishno Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi | Ardh Kuwari Cave | Bhairavnath Temple, Vaishno Devi

Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere.

Best Time : Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 4,216

Read More 6 Vaishno Devi Attractions

27. Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu - The Bridge on the Indian Ocean

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Known For : Rameshwaram Temple | Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach | Glass Boat Ride at Pamban Bridge

Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in India and is located on a beautiful island. It is separated by a small Pamban channel from Sri Lanka. According to the Hindu mythology, this is the place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka.

Best Time : Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 11,200

Read More 22 Rameswaram Attractions

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The list of family holiday destinations in India is unending. There is much more beauty in India than anyone can imagine. Perhaps, no other country in the world can offer such diverse topography. This makes India one of the most incredible travelling destinations on the planet.

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