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Time for family vacay!

Places to visit in India when you have a big family vacation ahead…

Family vacations create shared memories and experiences that cement a family together. Love and affection for members of the family should come through familiarity, not through filial obligation. The planning of family vacations should not be taken lightly, and always try to ensure that the experience is shared across everyone.

Here are some places in India, which can be considered while planning your big family vacation:

Andaman

The natural beauty sweeps one off the ground, right from the moment the airplane lands at the island. Elephanta Beach's Coral Reef is something you shouldn't miss. Its backdrop definitely calls for a family picture! Other attractions of Andaman comprise of the epic Cellular Jail, the picturesque North Bay Island, the mysterious Limestone Caves and the enchanting Baratang Island.

Goa

Yes, Goa can be visited with the family. The destination serves everybody's interest. The young can go snorkeling at Palolem Beach or parasailing at the Candolim Beach, the not so young can rest in the shacks sipping coconut water and the kids can play on the beaches constructing sand castles. Some of the less crowded and serene beaches of Goa for photoshoots are the Anjuna, the Sinq and the Ashwem. The family could even dine in the mellow candle lights, under the stars, and beside the beach at the Baga.

Ooty

A 3-day trip to Ooty shall do justice to the itinerary. The very profound attraction of the region is the Toy Train which can be savored by all, in the family. The train provides with ample frolic because you witness those magnificent hills, you spot deer and elephants and you see the best of the best clouds by simply boarding the train. Yet another simple yet significant thing to do, would be to visit various lakes like the Emerald, the Avalanche, the Kamaraj Sagar or the Upper Bhavani for a Family Picnic. Nothing gets better than being seated beside the lake and having a pleasant time with kin.

Kolkata

Kolkata till date remains one of the classic travel destinations. Its architecture, the organised roads, the art galleries and the uniform temperature have come to capture the essence of the city in the best possible manner. Family members could visit the pious Belur Math which is the headquarter of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, a scenic brick and mortar revolving around the monks. Nonetheless, the humongous Birla Planetarium can be an insightful location for the children as well as the adults.

Hyderabad

The region comes to serve you with its prominent Hyderabadi Biryani and various other delicacies. The city of Nizams remains the oldest across the Globe with its historical heritage, the mesmerising Charminar located in the old city, the vast Hussain Sagar lake, the gigantic Golconda Fort and the magnanimous Chowmahalla Palace, to name a few. Furthermore, what one shouldn't miss witnessing is, the World's Largest Studio Complex – The Ramoji Film City that can wonderfully be enjoyed by everyone in the family, be it young, be it old.

Jaipur

Historically beautiful, the Pink City is the juggernaut of architectural structures which even today, stand strong in the face of climatic changes. The City Palace, which is adorned with beautiful paintings placed on the ceiling should be visited during the night owing to its splendid exterior lighting. Also, catching a glimpse of the Jai Mahal situated in the lake of Man Sagar is a total treat. Yet another exciting thing to do with the family is to visit the Jaipur Wax Museum and get pictures clicked with famous personalities like, Rabindranath Tagore, Michael Jackson, Amitabh Bachchan and many more.

Himachal

The land of snows, Himachal abundantly brings to you the majestic mountains. Manali provides with a visual treat of the snow-crowned summits and can very well please all the members of the family in addition to having certain adventure sports like Skiing, Zorbing, River Rafting and Mountain Biking. Furthermore, there is the Rohtang Pass around 50 kms from Manali whose beauty is believed to relate one's heart for a lifetime. Kids and elders could preferably absorb their minds to the great paintings offered by the famous Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery.

Kerala

'God's own country' like they call it, Kerala offers a massive number of mystical views to the traveler, right from the emerald backwaters, to the robust plantations, the aesthetic mountain ranges to the prepossessing art forms, you've got the pick when in Kerala. Visit the sandy shores of the Alappuzha Beach for a family picnic and fall into the arms of nature, Thrissur the cultural capital of Kerala would be an apt destination for the aged owing to an array of temples and churches present there. The prolific Eravikulam National Park is home to some of the fantastic flora & fauna and every sight of which, purely feels like bliss.


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