Summer Vacation - Top 10 Child-Friendly Destinations To Travel
Created by Urvashi Shah Updated on Apr 11, 2018
Yay! Its summer already and vacations are here. This holiday season denotes travel time for families. If you have young ones and wish to travel with them, you must already be searching for best place to travel with toddlers. Our country has a plethora of destinations to visit, with each one of them oozing with beauty and bounty. As you lay your hands on the internet, you will be witnessing a bunch of places to choose from, which will no doubt leave you confused. And with a little one on board, the decision to choose the best vacation destination for toddlers becomes a bit tough. Since you have come to the right place, I am listing out the 10 best kid-friendly destinations that you can choose from to enjoy this summer.
Top 10 Summer Vacation Destinations
Here are the 10 best family friendly destinations from which you can make your pick easily.
Darjeeling:Darjeeling is one of the most enticing place, which has been attracting tourists ever since. This place is abundant with beauty of the hills on the sides and the echoing valley below. If summer heat is annoying you then take your family on a trip to the hills, where your toddler is sure to have some fun in the toy train ride. Marvel at the spectacular sunrise in the morning and see the beautiful sunset at dusk, whilst sipping on some freshly made tea by the locals. Don’t forget to visit the tea gardens, as that is what Darjeeling is renowned for. The Darjeeling zoo and the ropeway are a few attractions that will lure your little one
Udaipur:This city of the Royals will leave you mesmerized as you live life king size whilst your stay. Enjoy the grand welcome by the palaces and forts, visit the colourful hustling markets in the evening and try out lip smacking local cuisine loathed in fresh and pure ghee. Visit the Lake Pichola and try your hands at boating with your little one. The light and sound show at the Udaipur museum will surely be your child’s favourite
Mahabaleshwar:This place is my personal favourite and has always been a fond memory right from my childhood to adulthood. Located up in the hills in Maharashtra, this hill station is nothing short of a blissful getaway with your family. The Mapro Gardens in Mahabaleshwar welcomes children to run wild in its expanse, urging them to pick strawberries and feel the grass under their feet. The Echo Point is exciting for children where they experiment over and over again with their own voices. Pony rides, boating and bingeing on fresh crush jams are some of the other common attractions here. Your child will love to binge on strawberries, gooseberries, mulberries, baby carrots and much more
Gir National Park:A home to the Asiatic lions, Gir National Park will be a world of wonder for your little one. Your child will not only have fun but also learn a lot about the flora and fauna whilst on a holiday. See how the parent in you is all lighted up as your child will do some learning along. A safari ride here is a must to do where you will get to see various animals like jackal, leopards, black bucks and many more. That’s some fun time for your child!
Andaman and Nicobar Islands:These islands are a perfect combo of nature, serenity and adventure. If you wish to have a memorable vacation with your family then choose this option where you will be greeted by azure blue waters, sandy beaches, coconut trees and coral reefs. This archipelago of 300 islands is situated in the Bay of Bengal are home to the only living tribes from middle Palaeolithic times. The cellular jail is a tourist attraction here, along with Ross Island, Barren Island, Marina Park and a mini zoo
Ooty:Here is another wonderful hill station from down south on our list. Ooty in the Nilgiris is a favourite spot of many and will be loved by your child as it is unique for the home made chocolates. Various resorts lie in the vicinity, which offer a lot of adventure activities to enjoy. The Honey Bee Museum, Botanical gardens, toy train and boat rides make for a memorable trip for your family
Gulmarg:How can we forget the wonderful Kashmir here? Gulmarg is rated as Asia’s seventh best ski destination is known as the “heartland of winter sports in India”. The natural meadows of Gulmarg are covered with uncommon wildflowers like daisies and buttercups during spring and summer. Some points on the Apharwat peak in Gulmarg offer panoramic views of Nanga Parbat and Harmukh from the Himalayan ranges. This Northern beauty will leave you completely smitten
Majuli:You can also plan on visiting Assam, one of the seven sisters in the North East with your family. Located on the river Brahmaputra, Majuli is the largest river island in the world and is a heaven for nature lovers as various migratory birds come here for a visit. Apart from viewing different species of birds, your child will also learn a lot about the Assamese culture during your entire trip
Amritsar:Home to the famous Golden Temple, this city will welcome you with arms open wide enough. Here are many places that you can visit with your family. The Jalianwala Bagh takes you through the course of history that happened not so long ago. You can try out amazing cuisine at the langar at the Golden Temple, where the sun rays fall on it, giving it a shine brighter than the sun itself. After a long tiring day roaming in an around the city, a tall glass of lassi will surely take away all your tiredness
Hampi:This place is definitely going up on my list. Have your child learn some history through a glimpse of the culture of India and its lost glory. Hampi is one of the World Heritage Sites. The sunset point, Monolithic Bull, Mathanga Hill and Pampa Sarovar are a few destinations that you can visit whilst in Hampi
Travelling with toddlers is fun and can be a bit tough. But you need to carry the right kind of travel equipments that will come handy during your trip. Make sure to carry mosquito repellent, warm clothes for the North and cotton clothes when travelling down South. Sufficient food supplies must be carried and hotel bookings must be done in advance in order to avoid any last minute glitch. Stick to healthy eating during your travel period and carry a camera to capture the wonderful memories that you will be creating with your loved ones. Out of the above mentioned destinations, I have chosen my favourite, when are you choosing yours? Pack your bags and head out with your family for a trip of a lifetime. Happy Holidays!
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| Jul 03, 2018
is 3yrs is suitable age for long traveling
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| Apr 18, 2018
thanks for the suggestion. great to know
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| Apr 11, 2018
amazing suggestions. thanks for sharing the handy tips to manage such trips with children.
| Apr 11, 2018