The world is moving too fast and getting caught up in the external relations of friendship and discovering ones own self. However, its the bond of family that is losing its essence in the process. So, like everything needs a span of rejuvenation to leap back afresh and stronger, so does this bond.
To make your travel planning easy, here is a range of summer travel destinations that we collated for you to visit with your family to revive the energy and take a break from this scorching heat.
Nestled in Western Ghats, Coorg is considered to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in South India. An Ode to nature where the winding roads take you through a maze of greenery, it is called as Kodagu or Kodavu by the Kodavas, people who inhabit this region.
There are multiple number of activities like Microlight flying, river rafting, trekking, coffee plantation walks, fishing, quad biking etc that you can do when in Coorg, that can prove to be vital in binding you and your family closer and stronger.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Its one of the seven territories of India and is halfway between India and Thailand. Traditionally protected due to its tribal culture, a little information is available about the island.
However, in the recent years, the charming and emerald isles have gained military importance along with liberalization in terms of licensing and permissions.
You and your family can do various things over here like snorkeling, scuba diving, attending light and sound show, take nature walks, hop islands for watching sunsets and sun rise, swim with elephants. Mingling of sea and sky at the shore will help weave threads of togetherness stronger. (Dil dhadakne do feels :p ). One major attraction of this place is the Havelock Islands and is a must visit.
Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Munnar is considered to be one of the best hill stations of South India.
Wandering in wildlife sanctuaries, indulging in adventurous activities like paragliding and enjoying tea plantations and waterfalls are few activities that attracts tourists to this place.
Let this place unveil the bold and brave side of your family that you never knew about.
There are a plethora of reasons why Ladakh can be an ideal place for you and your family to visit. If raw nature is your calling, then this is the place for you. It has pristine and untouched landscapes to offer along with a unique glamour of its own. The motion of serene rivers and blue skies along with contrasting brown mountains, adds to its charm.
People of Ladakh are extremely welcoming and the food is smacking, offering momos, Thukpas and pink tea! Yes, you read it right, pink tea. Experiment the unreal simplicity and beauty with the ones you love!
It is also an abode of some ancient monasteries and gompas, giving it a spiritual and peaceful vibe altogether.
If you love clouds and cute kids, shillong is the place for you. A small and closely knitted town where nothing is hidden. Shillong proudly welcome you to its lush green mountains and waterfalls accompanied with adventurous activites to experience. The place has sacred forest and the cleanest village in India to brag about along with youth that is full of talent. What adds to the vibe is its love for music, style and preservation of culture. An apt Summer travel destination for you and your family!
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Known as the queen of hill stations, Ooty is famous for tea estates which are sprawled all over the mountains. The abundance of flora and fauna made the city develop Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is preferred to explore the periphery of the town rather than visiting touristy places. If you have kids of school going age and are hoping to make them learn new things via travelling, this place has a lot to offer. The toy train ride is a must do!
Bir, Himachal Pradesh
Also known as the paragliding capital of India Bir has a lot to take you away from the hustle bustle of everyday life. Home for Tibetian refugees, the city has monasteries and stupas, enhancing the serenity of the place. Despite being close to cities, the place is lush green and fresh air making it perfect destination to offer something for everyone. Better to take them all together for a short yet refreshing family vacation, isn't it?
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is one of the most fascinating places in terms of both history and beauty but somehow fails to be on the checklist of people. Surrounded by magnificent mountains which is nothing short of a feast for the eyes of the traveler, it is a chilly place and you need at least three days to soak in the charm of the place completely. Home to rare snow pigeons and musk deer, makes this place a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. If you choose to visit Tawang, you will get to experience rich buddhist and monpa culture, in the most unique form prevalent in India.
Tucked away in the lap of Garhwal hills is this pristine place which if visited once will leave a strong imprint on you for a lifetime. A one of its kind camping and trekking destination for nature lovers is the home to the highest Shiva Temple in the world. Its the starter place for amateur trekkers where you will always find the himalayas smiling back at you as anytime of the year is the best time to visit this place.
Visit this place in with the people closest to you for you are certain to feel at home here!
This place is nothing short of a complete package. It has something for everyone, right from having unique ancient ruins for history diggers to adventurous treks for thrill seekers to waterfalls and flawless scenic views for the people who just want to enjoy nature at its best. Offers a clear view of Kanchenjunga along with some monasteries for you to soak in some spirituality in your being. Each and every member of your family gets to do what they love individually yet you all do it together, whats better than that? Experimenting with authentic sikkim food is a must do when in pelling.
Allow the beauty of India to take over you and help you savor what you have with a refreshed energy and a slight changed mindset, for that is what travelling with the people you love will guarantee.