For many, going on an annual vacation is a ritual which cannot be (and should not be) skipped. Thankfully, there are a good number of Indian tourist places which are not only versatile but extremely fulfilling.
If you are looking for a good family destination, here try taking a pick from one of the following five:
Some may say that Goa falls more in the line of a honeymoon destination or in an all-friends-gang destination. However, the truth is that Goa is a state which simply cannot be bracketed in any single category. Its pleasant beaches, the wild water sports, the cruises, the lakes, that Dudhsagar Falls, the luxury-offering resorts and a plethora of multi-cuisine restaurants make this place a very fun-filled destination, one that is as good for a family as it is for honeymooners.
Top attractions- Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Chapora Fort, Dudhsagar Falls, Old Goa.
Rajasthan tops the list in many tour packages in India. It has some remarkably historic destinations, teemed with wildlife parks and complete with dollops of romance, culture and sports. Because of the variety in its arsenal and because of its age-defying attractions, this iconic destination remains the hottest property of the country when it comes to tourism.
Top attractions- Amber Fort in Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur, City Palace in Udaipur, Pichola Lake in Udaipur, Deserts of Jaiselmer, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Ranthambore National Park, Keola Deo Bird Park in Bharatpur
Kerala, with its one-of-a-kind natural setting is a gift to Indian tourists. Places like Cochin, Alleppey and Munnar can be visited round the year and have some charming attractions ranging from lakes to hills to sanctuaries. Kerala can be a bit expensive during the peak winter period but this is one place which has got no rival in the whole of India.
Top attractions- Vembanad Lake, Spice plantations in Munnar, Fort Kochi in Cochin, houseboats in Alleppey
Mandarmani (or Mandarmoni) is a beach destination which is steadily gaining popularity. Situated in the state of West Bengal in the eastern flank of India, it is just 2-hour away from Calcutta and is making waves for its exotic Rose Valley Resort, some thrilling beach sports like Quad biking and parasailing, and for having one of the longest beaches in the country.
Top attractions- Water sports, Rose Valley Resort, Digha (a nearby beach town)
Darjeeling is one of the most beloved Indian tourist places. The view of Kanchenjunga from its iconic Mall Road is so egregiously beautiful that it is impossible to suppress a sigh. With zoos, viewpoints and tea gardens, it is a top family destination.
Top attractions- Mall Road, Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Zoo, Toy train ride at Ghoom