A Fam Jam!

family holiday destinations in india

As the holiday season rolls in, there is no better way to connect with family than to travel. An impromptu road trip, a much-awaited family vacation, a weekend camping excursion- trips are the best when shared with family.

This holiday season, awaken your adventurous spirits and take a trip to these places to have the perfect family vacation.

Family Holiday Destinations In India:

  1. Jim Corbett
  2. Gangtok
  3. Udaipur
  4. Andaman Islands
  5. Agra
  6. Allepey

1. Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett is the go-to destination for a road trip filled with adventure and lots of ‘first times.’ A trip to the place is like watching a fascinating movie you just cannot take your eyes away from. Jim Corbett captivates thousands of travelers every year.

Things To Do: Go on a Jungle Safari. Ride an elephant in the park. Get your adrenaline pumping and go river rafting. Visit the magnificent Corbett Waterfall.

What To Eat: Bhatt Ki Churkani, Rus, Arsa, Kakori Kebab

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How To Reach:

By Air:

Nearest Airport: Patanagar Airport

Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab, a shared taxi or a private vehicle.

By Train:

Nearest Railhead: Ramnagar

Some of the other popular trains that run daily are Uttar Sampark Kranti Express, Varanasi Dehradun Janta Express, Lucknow Mail and Doon Express.

By Bus: There are daily buses from Delhi, Haridwar and Nainital to Ramnagar. You can choose from a regular to a semi-deluxe and deluxe bus.

2. Gangtok

Gangtok Fam

Gangtok is the heartland of Sikkim and the go-to destination of many dreamers. It is the place, where time moves slowly and you feel the beauty of every second of the day drag along. A holiday in Gangtok is non-mainstream, eventful and memorable.

Things To Do: Take a stroll along the MG Marg. Visit various monasteries. Go paragliding with the view of Himalayas beneath you. Take a ropeway ride. Go on a long drive to the ‘Seven Sisters Waterfall.’

What To Eat: Thenthuk, Churrpi, Thukpa, Sel Roti,Phagshapa

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How To Reach:

By Air:

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra International Airport (124 kms away)

Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab, a shared taxi or a private vehicle. From Badogra, you can take a TSA helicopter to get to Gangtok in 30 minutes as well.

By Train:

Nearest Railhead: New Jalpaiguri (150 kms away)

Outside the station, you can hire a shared taxi.

By Bus:

If you want to travel by bus, you can head to Siliguri Bus Station and get on a state-run bus which will take you to your destination in 5-6 hours.

3. Udaipur

Udaipur Fam

Udaipur is one popular destination that strikes a perfect balance between an affordable experience and memorable moments. When you are in the “City of Lake”, each moment would become a picture-perfect memory!

Things To Do: Take a sunset boat cruise in Lake Pichola. Indulge in nature photography at Saheliyo ki Bari. Have a spiritual visit to Karni Mata. Do traditional shopping at Hathi Pol Bazaar

What To Eat: Mini Mirchi Bada, Kachoris, Bread Pakora, Daal Baati Choorma, Dabeli

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How To Reach:

By Air:

Nearest Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport

Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab, a shared taxi or a private vehicle.

By Train:

Nearest Railhead: Udaipur Railway Station

Trains such as Mewar Express, Annanya Express, Gwalior-Udaipur Express, and Chetak Express run on a daily basis connecting the city with Ahmadabad, Sealdah and Ajmer. 

By Bus:

A well-established bus service network to Udaipur links it to several cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Indore, Kota etc.

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4. Andaman Islands

Andaman

The Andaman Islands is a retreat for all the wanderers. With its phenomenal beaches, exquisite nature trails, picture-perfect sunsets, and rich culture and history- the Andaman Islands offers a heavenly experience to every wanderer.

Things To Do: Go scuba diving. Swim with elephants in Havelock Island. Get a magnificent view while parasailing. Travel in a seaplane in Port Blair. For adventure-seekers, you have the option of swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, banana boat rides, parasailing, underwater walking, jet skiing and everything else you can possibly think of!

What To Eat: FishCurry, Amritsari Kulcha,  Macher Jhol, Coconut Prawn Curry, Barbeque Food

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How To Reach:

Being an island, Andaman is connected with India through sea and air routes only.

By Air:

Nearest Airport: Veer Savarkar Airport

Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab, a shared taxi or a private vehicle.

By Ship:

If you want to travel to Andaman by ship, then Kolkata, Vizag, and Chennai are the places to go. The ship tours take place 3-4 times every month, which can change as well. Besides, the journey takes around 60-70 hours to touch down at Andaman Islands.

5. Agra

Agra Fam

Agra isn’t just a popular tourist destination, but a historical gem that marked history in every era and still carries traces of its lost heritage. Though famous worldwide for its white landmark, “Taj Mahal”, the place is a layered jewel that showcases many more of its beauties to the right eye.

Things To Do: Wander through the lanes of Old Agra. Revisit Mughal history and visit the Agra Fort. Reconnect with nature at Mehtab Bagh. Have a secret rendezvous with Agra’s amazing street food.

What To Eat: Petha, Mughlai, Dalmoth, Bhalla, Jalebi, Shawarma

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How To Reach:

By Air:

Nearest Airport: Kheria Airport

Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab, a shared taxi or a private vehicle.

By Train:

Nearest Railhead: There are five railway stations in the city, namely Agra Cantt Station (main station), Agra Fort Railway Station, Raja ki Mandi, Agra City and Idgah Railway Station.

Outside the station, you can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw.

By Bus:

Agra has mainly two interstate bus terminals:

  • Idgah Bus Stand
  • ISBT

Once you reach here, you can hire a taxi or get a rickshaw.

6. Alleppey

Alleppey Fam

Things To Do: Go bird-watching at Pathiramanal. Have a lazy day out at Alappuzha Beach. Visit the Basilica of St. Mary. Relax by the Punnamada Lake.

What To Eat: Kerala Sadya, Puttu, and Kadala, Idly and Sambhar, Fried or Grilled Shrimp, Malabar Biryani

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How To Reach:

By Air:

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab, a shared taxi or a private vehicle.

By Train:

Nearest Railhead: Alleppey Railway Station

Outside the station, you can hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw.

By Bus:

The National Highway 66 passes through the city, connecting it to other major cities via state run KSRTC buses. Luxury air-conditioned buses operate from Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore and Coimbatore to Alleppey.

Here, was our list of some places you can jam at with your family. Beyond this, the list and the journey are never-ending!

Gauri Babele

Hey! I'm Gauri. Sagittarius by birth, clumsy by choice. An engineer turned writer. Loves animals tolerate humans. Has a thing for pizza and old books. Expertize in awkward conversations and creepy smiles.

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