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Top 10 Family-Friendly Summer Vacation Destinations In India

As summer sets in, families start exploring various destinations they can visit to escape the heat and cool down either in the hills or sipping cold drinks on the beach. India offers various summer escapades, from the snowy Himalayas in the north to the cool beaches in the south. Here is a list of the top family-friendly summer vacation destinations to create cherished memories with your loved ones.

1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Imagine spending the hot summers on a cool beach, dipping into Andaman’s clear waters and getting acquainted with life underwater. You can easily spend your days snorkelling, scuba diving, and jet skiing with your family on various islands. Top sightseeing spots in Andaman include Cellular Jail, Saddle Peak, Anthropological Museum, and more. 

Where to Stay:

Stay at some of the top rated hotels to relax after an exhausting day of splashing at the beach. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, stunning rooms, unique stays, and more.

2. Munnar

Experience the misty tea plantation of Munnar as you tour the cool hill station during the best months of the year. The temperature in Munnar is quite pleasant, and the place receives low rainfall during this time, making it a popular tourist destination in summer. You can explore numerous waterfalls, Lakkam, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Kolukkumalai tea estate, and more. 

Where to Stay:

OYO offers a range of family hotels in Munnar, providing the most stunning view of the rolling hills and never-ending greens. You can choose from different budget friendly options.

3. Goa

Parasailing over the endless sea, gorging on delicious seafood in the shacks, shopping at the flea markets, and watching history come alive at many forts and cathedrals, Goa has something for everyone in the family. 

Where to Stay:

You can find numerous family hotels in Goa. Most of the budget friendly hotels are close to tourist attractions and beaches for your convenience.

4. Manali

A fun camping experience is on the bucket list of most families. You can make these camping dreams come true at Manali. You can also trek to Rohtang Pass, visit the Hadimba Temple, birdwatch at the Great Himalayan National Park, and participate in adventure sports at Solang Valley. 

Where to Stay:

Explore some of the stunning villas and hotels in Manali offering the best view of the Himalayan range. Staying at these hotels feels more like a home, and you can even have delicious food at the in-house restaurants.

5. Ooty

Ooty is known to be breathtaking in summer because of the low temperatures, aromatic tea plantations, flower gardens in full bloom, and the multitude of lakes begging you to take a fun family boat ride. The top sightseeing spots in Ooty include Doddabetta Peak, Avalanche Lake, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, and more. 

Where to Stay:

Several Hotels in Ooty offer spacious family suites to ensure the entire family can spend time together, wake up to beautiful views, create cherished memories, and return with a happy vibe.

6. Sikkim

A great escape from the summer, Sikkim is the best place if you want to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas in the east. You can enjoy the true experience of a road trip with dreamy landscapes when you set off from the best family resorts in Gangtok to look at the mountains up close in Lachung, Yumthang, Pelling, and Ravangla. As the temperature falls, amenities like room heaters, geysers, and hot food ordered via quick room service will help you warm up.

Where to Stay:

OYO offers a range of family hotels in Gangtok. These hotels are cost-effective, so it’s simple to book one online. Further, according to the amenities of hotel authorities, the hotels are classified into four categories namely Flagship, Townhouse Oak, Collection O, Spot On. So you can book your accommodation as per your preferences and requirements. 

7. Jammu 

Experience heaven on earth this summer when you head north to Jammu and spend quality time with your family. A shikara ride at Dal Lake, skiing in Gulmarg and river rafting in the Chenab will help you create precious memories with your family. 

Where to Stay:

You can also experience Kashmiri living at one of the stunning Hotels in Srinagar. Each hotel is regularly sanitised to maintain the safety and security of all travellers. 

8. Rishikesh

Rishikesh combines excitement and peace for the young ones who like to indulge in adventure sports like river rafting and the elders who like to spend quiet moments of peace by Ganga. The perfect destination, Rishikesh, is a summer paradise. 

Where to Stay:

Discover some of the best hotels in Rishikesh. Each hotel boasts modern amenities, luxurious add-ons, premium stays and a peaceful time spent with loved ones.

9. Shimla

The Shimla Summer Festival takes place during May and June. It is time to make plans with the entire family and experience many folk performances, musical nights, handicraft exhibitions, and cultural attractions.

Where to Stay:

OYO family hotels in Shimla will take care of your relaxing stay at night when you are done exploring the stunning city. 

10. Dalhousie

Spend quiet time, away from the stress of daily life and the bustle of the city, by spending peaceful days at Dalhousie. You have a range of activities to do here, including pilgrimage, observing wildlife, adventure sports, trekking, hot springs, and more. 

Where to Stay:

Hotels and Villas in Dalhousie increase comfort by offering convenient stays where you can wake up with a warm cup of coffee to the splendid views of the mountains.


Either choose off-beat areas to take advantage of the off-season discounts or choose seasonal escapades to explore each destination’s full range of offerings. OYO Hotels is ever ready to welcome you for a comfortable stay at any of our top-rated hotels and resorts for families.

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