Planning your next family get-together or vacation in India and don't know where to begin? Or are you just looking for some family travel ideas? Then this extensive list of India's best family vacation destinations is for you!
To say India is full of top family vacation destinations is not an exaggeration - many countries host excellent family holiday destinations. However, none is like India. You may ask, which are the best and worthy places to visit with the family to have a precious holiday time?
Below, we have a listing of the best family holiday destinations in India which you can visit in January, as chosen by Nativeplanet and team!
If there is one hotspot that stands out as the best holiday destinations for families in India during January, it is Udaipur! This small, vibrant haven is home to fantastic family attractions, great food and is a comfortable place to visit while still having the benefit of experiencing a unique culture and glorious history.
From City Palace on the beautiful banks of Lake Pichola and the Fateh Sagar Lake to witnessing luxury cars at Vintage Car Museum, there are numerous things to do and to keep your kids occupied at this best family vacation destination.
Udaipur is often treated as a quick stopover destination on the way to Jaipur and Jaisalmer - well, that is not entirely true because Udaipur is one of the top family vacation destinations in its own right.
2. Hampi and Badami
There are only a few travel destinations that can be compared to Hampi. It's safe, clean, and vibrant with unique activities. In addition to its UNESCO sites, the area has hiking, rock climbing and lessons in traditional crafts.
Then there's Badami, where past and future melt together like nowhere else. Kid-friendly museums and heritage sites are all over town, many of them for both kids and adults. Badami's wealth of natural beauty: heritage sites, ruins, and palaces are sure to help you have a memorable vacation with your loved ones!
South India is a vast and diverse place, and if you have not been to the south or want to visit someplace that is easy to navigate and reflects some of the region's best qualities, then head to Alleppey. Kerala's mix of cultures - be it Hindus, Muslims and Christians, to name a few - make it a great place to learn...and to eat!
Are you looking for recreational hotspots, parks and homestays? Alleppey has you covered. Keen on beautiful backwaters? Pathiramanal and other river islands await. Are you interested in local landmarks? The radiant Alleppey landmarks and Museum are beautiful. Craving adventure? Alleppey's rainforests have many exotic and tropical birds and countless other rare animals.
Given its small size, Alleppey certainly packs a big punch. This little paradise seemingly has it all and is one of our best holiday destinations for families.
4. Andaman & Nicobar Island
Andaman & Nicobar Island is our pick for one of the best holiday destinations to visit with your loved ones! What stands out most is the welcoming nature of the locals.
Besides that, you can discover from being there for over a day or two that diversity is top-notch. You can fancy fire shows on the beach in the evening, snorkelling in the ocean, trekking in the rolling hills, revelling in the celebratory nature of the people through festivities like New Years and enjoy a one amazingly delicious meal after another. It is truly a beach paradise of a thousand smiles!
Mumbai is a natural choice for the best Indian experience for families! It is a land of enchantment and mystery, history and capitalism, faeries and friendly people, with no language barrier.
No matter what your family enjoys, you'll find it! Active family? Try taking a boat ride or cruise at the beach. The magic of Mumbai is woven into everything - the culture, history, wonderfully fresh food, and the incredible welcoming of the visitors. Mumbai is everything you've heard it is - and this alpha world city feels like it was custom made for family travel.