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13 Places in India Where You Can Spend a Vacation with Your Parents

 13 Places in India Where You Can Spend a Vacation with Your Parents

Remember when your parents used to take you to vacations right at the commencement of summer holidays every year? Now it’s time for you to take them to a wonderful vacation. They have done a lot of hard work to make you who you are today, so they definitely deserve to have a gala time once in a while. And if you are in a country like India, you have hundreds of amazing places of explore. Let’s figure out which are the most amazing, beautiful, jaw-dropping or adventurous places in India, where you can enjoy a vacation with your parents –
Kashmir – Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of India’, Kashmir is the perfect place to spend a vacation with your folks. Your parents will recall all the classic Bollywood films which were shot in Kashmir. Take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake or visit the picturesque gardens of this dreamy land.
Alleppey – This breathtakingly beautiful destination is located in Kerala, God’s Own Country. Famous for its emerald green backwaters, Alleppey is an ideal choice for you if you are looking forward to spending a relaxing time, enjoying food with amazing flavours and warm hospitality of the locals.
Coorg – The land of coffee and hills, Coorg is nestled in the hills of Karnataka. The backdrop of this hill station is laced with rich flora and fauna, coffee plantations and waterfalls. Plus, the weather is always pleasant. Take your parents to Coorg and watch them being awestruck by the beauty of this destination. Visit attractions like Bylakuppe, Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park.
Ooty – The Queen of Hills, Ooty is located in Tamil Nadu. The cute little hill station offers you a peaceful atmosphere. There are many picturesque sights to explore such as the Botanical Garden, Sims Park and the Avalanche Waterfalls. Take your parents for a ride on the toy train. The views they’ll get to see while travelling in this train will be etched in their memories forever.
Jaipur – Jaipur is the land of the royals. Here you can visit an impressive collection of historical monuments and imperial palaces like the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Stay in a heritage hotel and enjoy Rajasthani food. Catch a movie at the famous Raj Mandir Theatre, which was at one time – the most opulent movie theatre in all of Asia.
Gangtok – Located in the Eastern Himalayas, Gangtok is the home to people from different ethnicities such as Nepalis, Lepchas, Bhutias and Tibetans. The cultural diversity of Gangtok makes it an exceptionally unique and colourful destination. The weather remains pleasant most time of the year. Explore the monasteries, local markets, lakes and woodlands of Gangtok with your parents.
Corbett National Park – One of the most mesmerizing natural reserves in the world, Corbett National Park is where the Royal Bengal Tigers live. There are some amazing luxury hotels in this park where you can spend a great holiday with your parents. Take them on a wildlife safari and spot animals like leopards, Indian Pangolins, elephants, Himalayan black bears and if you are lucky, a Royal Bengal Tiger.
Kodaikanal – Another gem located in the southern most part of India, Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is often regarded as a popular romantic destination, but its beauty and serenity attracts an equal number of family vacationers as well. Once you are there, find the one of its kind ‘Kurinji Flower’. It blossoms once every 12 years. Kodaikanal offers an assortment of local attractions including views of the hills, cascades and fruit orchards.
Shimla – A visit to Shimla is a fabulous idea. The hill station is not just popular because of the snow dusted mountains, but also because of its British architecture and historical attractions. You can visit places like the Church on the Mall Road, Gurudwara Sahib, Akri Palace, Hanuman Temple and the Himalayan National Park.
Tawang – Surrounded by the snowy mountains of Bhutan and Tibet, Tawang is the home to the biggest monastery in the country. It is one of the chief Buddhist hubs of the country as well. Take your folks to the Tawang Gompa, which is considered to be the second oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the world. The spiritual impact of this monastery is something they’ll always remember. Besides the monasteries, Tawang has an abundance of waterfalls, rivers, green expanses and snow capped mountains which you can explore.
Shillong – Shillong reminds me of Scotland. It’s the capital of Meghalaya which has been bestowed with remarkable natural beauty. You can reach Shillong in 3 hours from Guwahati. On your way you’ll find an abundance of scenic views of the valleys, waterfalls and the lakes of the mighty east. Visit attractions like Umium Lake, Nohkalikai Falls and the Mawjymbuin Cave.
Manali – Located on the banks of River Beas, Manali is a popular holiday destination. It is in fact the most visited hill station of Himachal Pradesh. There are many attractions which you can explore including some popular places of worship. If your parents are up for it, visit Rohtang and enjoy sports like paragliding and skiing.
Hampi – Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can explore ruins of some of the most imperial statues, temples and gateways. The ruins paint a vivid picture of how rich and prosperous the Vijayanagara Empire was at one time. Try to visit Hampi during December when the annual Hampi Festival is celebrated. The place really comes alive during that period of time.

Christian Mc Karthy

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