12 Serene and Cool Places To Go On A Summer Vacation In India With Family

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With the summer vacation of schools and colleges approaching fast its that time of the year when we all start planning for a trip. There are scores of places where you can go on a family vacation in India. Keeping in mind  the sweltering heat that sweeps across India in the summer months we have come up with some of the best places in India for a perfect summer vacation.

Let’s find out about a few places where you can go with the kids, keep them busy and happy while offering you the opportunities to relax and enjoy the weather.

1. Ooty

One of the most traveled and yet a perfect family vacation spot in India. A green haven with lakes and waterfalls its a place where you can unwind and relax in cool weather.

Take the kids to Jolly World amusement park, for a boat ride in the lake, a toy train ride or to the famed botanical gardens here. Kids and teens can also try horse riding and fishing in Ooty. And yes let’s not forget the mouthwatering chocolates and pastries!

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2. Mahabaleshwar

A place to unwind  and enjoy great weather, lush green valleys and great outing spots.

Children and adults alike can indulge in strawberry picking – a fun activity during the summer months. Kids can also try pony rides, boating in Venna lake, play in Mapro Gardens and have a great time.

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3. Shimla

An ideal place to spend a summer vacation with many sight seeing places in and around, activities and a pleasant weather. Stay at home stays with the kids for a home away from home feeling. The kids can enjoy the State Museum,a toy train ride, short hikes, and play at the Chail Palace grounds. Also do not forget to take them to the famed bakeries on Mall Road!

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4. Manali

An ideal spot for a family summer vacation with many activities that everyone can enjoy. The snow capped mountains, nature all around and Rohtang pass will surely delight the heart of adults and kids alike. Adventurous kids can try zorbing, paragliding  and rock climbing too!

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5. Mussoorie

A famed summer vacation getaway in north India that offers many things for the whole family to enjoy! Visit Kempty waterfalls kids would love all the activities here, go for cable car ride or try horse riding its all fun!

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6. Nainital

Surrounded by hills the Naini lake is really popular with families for boating. There are many game parlours, shops and food stalls around it. Walk in the mall road, take cable car to Snow View and visit the zoo for a amazing time. You can also go to the lesser known Naukuchiatal to enjoy boating, water-zorbing and paragliding.

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Also Read 9 Not So Popular Reasons To Visit Nainital This Summer

7. Dalhousie

Kids will love the boat ride, zip line and paragliding here (kids as young as 8 can do). Its a lovely family summer vacation spot with great views, lovely weather and many resorts to relax and unwind.

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8. Andaman and Nicobar Island

A delightful place by the sea and  perfect family summer  vacation spot. Swim with the elephants, try sea walking and enjoy the underwater world up-close and personal while sitting on a glass submarine! Nothing can get better than this.

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9. Darjeeling

A lovely place for all!  The Darjeeling ‘Toy Train’ is sure to be a hit with the kids. Get up early and go watch the sun rise at Tiger Hills– get mesmerized with amazing views of Kanchenjunga. Visit Buddhist monastery of Ghum and let the kids try, rock climbing, river rafting and trekking too!

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10. Munnar

Children will love explore the tea plantations and know about tea extraction process. A hill station with pleasant climate and lovely green landscape. Take your kids for boat rides, soft treks, wildlife sanctuary at Thekaddy while in Munnar. Do not forget to visit the tea museum.

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11. Coorg

This is the ‘Scotland of India‘ and a perfect family summer vacation spot with waterfalls, coffee plantations and serene green surroundings. Kids can enjoy camping, trekking and plantation tours in Coorg.

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12. Pachmarhi

This  little hill-station, where nature rules offers perfect respite from the sweltering summers. Go soft treks and leisure walks  along with sightseeing. Boating in Padmini Lake is a major attraction for kids in Pachmarhi.

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