7 Tips for Memorable Family Holidays in India

India has always remained one of the most sought-after places around the world. Hence, if you are planning a family trip this year you can look for places in India where you can have a great quality time together. When you are heading with your loved ones to India and if it is your first time you would want to focus on how you can get the best experiences. Having the right data and information can help you to be prepared for your holidays in India. Hence, you need to evaluate and compare the options you have and find the best details. From the visiting the Taj Mahal, to finding best view points of the Taj Mahal, it’s confusing!

Visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra
The Taj all to myself! Visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra

Let’s take a quick look at 7 tips for memorable family holidays in India.

Research Well

One of the most important things that you need to know when you are planning holidays to India is having the right information. India is a vast country with ample diversity in terms of culture, language, geography and climate. Hence, you have to be clear about what places you want to cover what are the best accommodations and what is the best time to visit some of the popular destinations in India. Also, when you are planning a trip with your loved ones you would want to focus on what activities you want to do with your family and kids. India can offer places that have mountains, beaches, forests, deserts,  rivers, snow mountains and even islands. If you are looking for spiritual and historic places you should research them as well before you finalize your destination.

Choose the Right Time

If you are visiting India for the first time you should also focus on the Indian weather which can influence your family holidays. November to February is the winter season in India and it is considered one of the best times when you can cover more places and destinations. Hence, you need to look out for family trips during this time of the year. March to June is the summer season and this is when the sun is bright and the days are longer but the scorching temperature can make it hard for you to travel, especially with kids. June to October is monsoon season and this is when most nature reserves and national parks are closed. If you are planning a wildlife adventure trip in India you need to know the climate of India. 

Pack Wisely

Travelling with kids can be a responsibility and therefore you need to pack wisely when you are holidaying in India. You must focus on what you want to carry along and what kind of clothes would suit the weather you are going to experience. If you are visiting India during the summer months you would need something light with long sleeves and breathable fabric. You can also carry along comfortable walking shoes especially when you are going to cover more local attractions on foot. You should also pack in sunscreen and some headwear like caps and hats to ensure that you can secure yourself from excess heat. For the winter season, you can always choose clothing with layering to ensure everyone stays warm and comfortable. You may also want to carry along medicines for upset stomachs and headaches just to be on the safe side.

Book the Right Accommodations

Being with family is all about spending quality time. Hence, you need to look for the right accommodations that can make a difference. India can offer you a huge variety of rental homes, apartments, budget and luxury hotel rooms, Airbnb, lodges, tree houses and luxury cottages which you can choose from. This would ensure that you can make the most of the choices you can find and use those facilities to your advantage. Always choose accommodations close to a majority of the local attractions which would help you save commute time and effort. If you are planning this you can look for various hotels that offer excellent discounts if you plan to stay longer. Various hotels can provide you with other facilities and can help you arrange tours and excursions, book tickets and even hire guides to help you manage your holidays.

Focus on Food

Indian cuisine is quite popular across the world. Hence, it is quite obvious that when you are travelling to India you would want to try authentic Indian cuisine that caters to your tastebuds. Hence, you need to narrow down some of the popular Indian restaurants, bars, cafes, and even local eateries where you can enjoy meals with your loved ones. This would ensure that you can have a great time spending quality time with your family and kids in some of the best places to eat close to the destination you chose. Also, when you are travelling to India you need to know that different regions in India have different cultures and traditions and this influences the food as well. While India is also known for its street food you need to be selective about what street food you should choose and avoid based on hygiene and other factors. 

Focus on Activities 

India is a land of diversity and therefore you need to be sure about what activities your family is interested in. This would allow you to select the right places when you are holidaying in India. If you love to explore the beaches you can choose to stay in Goa and various coastal cities like Kerala. If you love jungle, royalty and palaces you can choose Rajasthan, for a cooler climate you can head to Kerala and various cities in the north like Shimla. If you want to explore various national parks you can choose from various top tiger reserves in India where you can be close to these big wild cats. If you want to be close to the Himalayas you can always choose places like Darjeeling, Gangtok and Ladakh.

Pace Yourself

When you are with your family and kids you need to focus on how you plan your holidays in India. This is essential because there are plenty of places and local attractions which you would want to cover. India is a vast country with tons of local attractions and places to cover. Hence, you must sort the list of must-visit places and must-do activities before you make your trip. This would allow you to pace yourself the right way and also spend quality time with your loved ones instead of running from one local attraction to the next. If you are planning to hop between multiple cities you need to do that by pacing your holidays the right way.

Hence, you need to be clear about the choices you make and how you can optimize your travel and holidays to India with your kids. With the right planning and ideas, you can spend quality time with your loved ones while exploring India.

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