Whether you are a corporate employee or a college student, homemaker or an entrepreneur, everyone deserves a good relaxing break from their day to day life. And what better way than to spend some quality time with your family. It is all you require to rejuvenate your soul and body and get rid of the stress.
There are a lot of places in India where you can spend some good time with your family ranging from historic architectural place to peaceful hill stations, beautiful oceans to religious cities. India has a plethora of delightful places.
Here is a list of a few of the best places to enjoy your family vacation at:
The Yoga Capital of the Wolrd, Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is known for its ancient temples, popular cafes and adventure activities. Rishikesh is growing as a favourite spot for youngsters. The city lies on the holy banks of river Ganga, hence, it is also a hub of saints. There are numerous ashrams teaching yoga, spirituality, meditation and even Ayurveda.
With the growing number of tourists in the city, there has been a growth in the number of cafes and restaurants here. Rishikesh also hosts the International Yoga Festival in the first week of March which sees yoga practitioners from all over the world.
In the past few years, Rishikesh has been a growing hub for adventure sports activities like white water rafting, flying fox, mountain biking and bungee jumping.
Mussorie is known as The Queen of Hill-Stations. It is a perfect getaway destination to enjoy tranquil hills, untouched nature and get an experience that is unadulterated in the truest sense of the term. Mussoorie is on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has a serene, comfortable climate during the year. The pristine charm of Mussoorie makes it a very popular option of vacation for people of all age groups. The city provides a perfect retreat from the hot and humid weather of the plains.
Mussorie has a lot of British influence which can be seen in its architecture of hotels and churches. With its lamp posts spread all across the mall road, the city gives off a distinct colonial vibe.
Jaipur- The pink city is the perfect place to visit this winters. The city is a colourful fusion of both old and new architecture. Jaipur has beautiful forts and palaces. It also has plenty of urban shopping areas. You can also do some fun activities here like camel safari, experience authentic Rajasthani culture at the village resort, shop beautiful jootis at the local markets and savour delicious lal maas and Ghewar.
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Agra is the home to one of the seven wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. The city has an essence of romance, history and architecture to it. It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Apart from the monuments, Agra is also famous for its food including the popular Agra ka Petha and delicious chaats and lassi.
Taj Mahal is universally recognised as the most elegant building in the world. It was established by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is built completely out of white marble. Taj Mahal is amongst the most exquisite structures of Mughal architecture. It has been acknowledged by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. Every year a huge number of visitors visit Agra to get a glimpse of this breathtaking monument.
Dharamsala is known as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama. The city houses the Tibetan monk in exile.
Dharamsala is situated in Kangra district and is at a distance of about 18kms from the Kangra city. Dharamsala is divided into two divisions- Upper and lower. The lower division is the Dharamsala town and the upper-division is known as Mcleodganj.
Dharamsala is a Tibetan hub, hence, it is popular for learning and exploring Buddism and the Tibetan Culture.
Dharamshala has elegantly lined and composed tea gardens across the Kangra Valley. It is recognised for its excellent quality tea which is available for purchase in several shops in Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. It is the smallest tea region of India.
Jim Corbett is a popular National Park situated on the foothills of Himalayas. It houses a good variety of flora and fauna. There are chances you might also get to see the mighty tigers up close here.
It is one of the oldest National Parks in India which was established in 1936. Jim Corbett is the home to the endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Project Tiger was launched here in 1973.
This National Park has about 480 species of flora and fauna. The Park is spread over an area of approximately 500 sq km covering riverine belts hills, lakes, streams and grasslands.
Jim Corbett National Park is divided into 5 zones; Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhikala, Domunda and Sonanandi. This place accounts for a perfect getaway amidst nature.