15 Tourist Places for Family in India | A List of Remarkable Destinations

Tourist Places for Family in India: For a country as rich in culture as India, it is extremely difficult to decide which place to stay this vacation. Such great options, in such large numbers, could confuse anyone.

So, I did a tough job! Collecting the most memorable and mesmerizing spots from all over the country, here is the list of 15 tourist places for family vacations in India.

15 Tourist Places for Family in India

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Paragliding in Manali
Paragliding in Manali

Tourist Places for Family in India: Manali is a town full of marvellous spots for tourists. Placed in Himachal Pradesh, this beautiful destination has been a famous hill station among local and international tourists.

From all my research, some of the exact locations that should be a part of your tour if you decide to go to Manali are:

  • Beas River: For river rafting, trekking, and sightseeing.
  • Solang Valley: For paragliding, cable cars, rides, and other fun activities.
  • Jogini Waterfall: Mesmerizing view.
  • Gulaba: Snow point of Manali.

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2. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Ganga River, Haridwar
The Holy Ganga

Tourist Places for Family in India: Haridwar is a town in Uttarakhand filled with Hindu temples. Millions of devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganga as it is believed that the river can wash away all your sins.

Haridwar can be your spiritual journey; hence, it is a must-visit!

3. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Tourist Places for Family in India: Located in the southwest of India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands are white-sand beaches full of mangroves and tropical rainforests.

You can try:

  • Havelock Island: scuba diving, dolphin spotting, witnessing bioluminescence, and underwater walking.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex: parasailing.
  • Mayabunder: mangrove kayaking.

4. Kerala

Tea plantation
Tea plantation in Munnar, Kerala

Tourist Places for Family in India: This floral state of India has numerous hidden and popular gems to visit. Like any other South Indian state, Kerala also ensures optimum hygiene and manners.

Try these destinations in Kerala to make the most out of your tour:

  • Alleppey: houseboats to cruise through the backwaters and visit various museums, including the 150-year-old Lighthouse Museum, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Revi Karunakaran Museum, and more.
  • Munnar: Watch the enchanting tea plantation spread across this hill station in Kerala.
  • Wayanad: this hidden gem has waterfalls and historical caves.

5. Karnataka

coffee plantation
Coffee plantation in Coorg, Karnataka

Tourist Places for Family in India: A home to fascinating architectural monuments and breathtaking falls, Karnataka is another lovely state to go on a family trip.

Here are some of the most worthy places to go in Karnataka:

  • Jog Falls: India’s third-largest waterfall.
  • Hampi: a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising over 500 monuments and temples.
  • Coorg: The “Munnar” of Karnataka has large coffee plantations all over the hill.

6. Tamil Nadu

Lord Shiva statue
The Adiyogi Shiva Statue, the world’s biggest statue of Lord Shiva, is in Coimbatore, Karnataka.

Tourist Places for Family in India: Another south-Indian state, Tamil Nadu is a rich-in-flora destination that not only offers remarkable hospitality but many tourist attractions.

Don’t forget to visit the following places in Tamil Nadu:

  • Ooty: called the Queen of Hill Stations. Do we need to say more? Nah!
  • Chennai: beaches and beautiful ancient temples.
  • Kanyakumari is a coastal area surrounded by three seas: Arabian, Indian, and the Bay of Bengal.
  • Rameshwaram: A heartfelt place full of stories from Ramayana. It is believed as the place where Lord Ram created the bridge to reach Sri Lanka.
  • Coimbatore: The Adiyogi Shiva Statue, the world’s biggest statue of Lord Shiva, is present in Coimbatore.

7. Rajasthan

A beautiful snippet from Rajasthan

Tourist Places for Family in India: Coming to the east, Rajasthan is another colourful state to visit. With its rich culture and heritage, the state is a very popular tourist place.

Must-visit places in Rajasthan:

  • Ajmer: Ajmer Sharif Dargah of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti.
  • Chittorgarh: Remember the marvellous fort where Jauhar was performed by Queen Padmani? Rana Kumbha Palace still stands tall in Chittorgarh, with its walls telling the stories of the historic moment.
  • Udaipur: various beautiful lakes and forts(one of the shooting spots of Ye Jawani Hai Deewani).
  • Mount Abu: go boating.

8. Agra, UP

Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in one frame
Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in one frame.

Tourist Places for Family in India: The city of Taj is the rightest fit for a short family trip. Agra may be geographically small, but it has various exploring spots, from the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri to Agra Fort.

9. Madhya Pradesh


Tourist Places for Family in India: The state of greenery, Madhya Pradesh, is gajab! The state is a package of interesting and naturally beautiful spots. Following are some of the best spots:

  • Kanha National Park: spot some Bengal Tigers and more than 22 mammals.
  • Gwalior: a place full of historical palaces and temples.
  • Kasol: a snow spot.

10. Puri, Odisha

Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple, one of the Chaar Dhaams, Odisha

Tourist Places for Family in India: Puri, Odisha, is one of the Chaar Dhaam of India due to the presence of the Jagannath Temple. It can be a spiritual journey packed with mesmerizing scenery and breathtaking sunsets on beaches and lakes.

The Sudarshan Crafts Museum and Nalbana Bird Sanctuary are some of the must-visit places in Puri too.

11. Kasol, MP

A snowy day in Kasol, Madhya Pradesh

Tourist Places for Family in India: Kasol is a heaven for snow lovers. This small town of Madhya Pradesh has surreal landscapes, with snow spots, lakes, and hot springs.

It is the perfect destination to escape worldly chaos and live fully. This place will make you forget all your worries!

Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs from the Flea market.

12. Leh Ladakh

Hemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery, Leh Ladakh

Tourist Places for Family in India: Leh Ladakh is a wonderland for adventurous people. Although the place is a dream for bikers, it also makes a great tourist spot for families.

Must-visit places in Leh Ladakh:

  • Hemis: visit the colour-changing Pangong Lake, Hemis Monastery, Hemis National Park, and Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Nubra Valley: go for Bactrian camel rides and visit the Panamik Hot Springs, Samstanling Monastery, and the Maitreya Buddha.

13. Gulmarg

An Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg

Tourist Places for Family in India: Gulmarg is another snow destination for a remarkable family trip.

You can visit these places in Gulmarg to make the best out of the trip:

  • Gulmarg Gondola: cable cars.
  • Glass Igloo Cafe in Baramulla.
  • A floral beauty of the Children’s Park.
  • Sled rides and skiing.

14. Auli

Hotel, Auli
A stay in Auli.

Tourist Places for Family in India: A beautiful destination for trekking and other fun activities in the snow. Auli has a couple of tourist spots, but what makes it unique is its apple orchards, old oaks, and pine trees that give this place the next level of beauty.

15. Assam


Tourist Places for Family in India: Last but not least, Assam is home to various beautiful spots that attract tourists.

Check these places in Assam:

  • Kaziranga National Park: national treasures in terms of flora and fauna.
  • Various picnic spots.

This is it for now. I hope you have a happy vacation wherever you go! For regular updates on Indian tourism, you can follow the Facebook Handle of ITDC.


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