If you have ever traveled with kids in tow, you would know how difficult the trip becomes. Yes, we know they are adorable and can be so cute in unexpected ways but they are also a handful to deal with, especially when they are brought into an unfamiliar environment.
But fret not! We bring to you a carefully curated list of cities that will be a definite hit with your kids. Not only that, since most of these have easily accessible airports or are well connected with the rest of the country, they are ideal for those quick weekend getaways before life gets back to the usual boring school and work schedule. And if you are planning to do a quick in and out sort of hotel for your short trip, do give hourly hotels a try to minimize expenditure! Without further ado, here is our list of locations for kid friendly vacations!
When it comes to rest and relaxation, beaches are among the top picks. And when it comes to beaches, we all have the same destination in mind: Goa.
Goa is the crowned King of the beaches. It has everything, from the golden sands and clear blue skies to indie bands playing in the local bars once the sun starts sinking. Water activities have also been proven to reduce stress levels. And who said Goa is only for couples? It is a perfectly good place to visit with your family – the kids are going to love the beaches and the water activities!
2. Jaipur, Rajasthan
The ‘Pink City’ of India is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, and rightly so. Its inexplicably rich cultural heritage that throngs in the city from the streets to the forts is something that every pair of eyes should witness. Paired with the dense history and the unbelievably beautiful flora and fauna, Jaipur spells out to be the perfect city to visit, be it for solo travellers, group trips, or even couples.
Especially for families, it is an ideal place providing a plethora of historical sites to explore so that your kids can actually see the stuff from their history books in real life!
3. Srinagar, Kashmir
Srinagar is the largest city of Kashmir and also its summer capital. You might already know Srinagar for its many houseboats and unique handicrafts, being nicknamed the Venice of the east.
Srinagar should definitely be your first stop in Kashmir, to experience its urban attractions before you move on to the more secluded ones. The dal lake is a major attraction here, known not only for its clear blue waters and shikaras but also for its floating vegetable market. It is also home to many more lakes, like the wular lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes of Asia.
Since it is an urban city, there are many kids friendly activities available here. And your kids will be left mesmerized if you visit when it’s snowing!
4. Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Perhaps the most sought after beach destination in the country, after Goa of course, is the city of Pondicherry.
Pondicherry is a very beautiful, quaint little city situated on the coastal side, very close to Chennai. Combined with the essence of the French coursing throughout, it also happens to be a popular destination not only because of its beaches and tropical weather, but also because of the beautiful amalgamation that it is of Indian and French architecture, dating from the 18th century.
Pondicherry is a good pick if you and your family want to feel the beaches and the beauty of its French inspired architectural marvels. To experience all parts of Pondicherry in a short time, try booking hourly hotels in Pondicherry through our website! Not only will it help you explore more as you will not have to stay in one area for the sake of your normal stay hotel, but it will also be soft on your pocket. It is a highly recommended traveling tip!
5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Speaking of spectacular hill stations you should definitely visit, Shimla is definitely one of the more popular ones. Known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla is a picturesque city surrounded by thick forests of cedar, rhododendron, fir and the Himalayan oak trees.
In the days of the British Empire, Shimla was declared as the summer capital due to its tranquil beauty in the caress of the nature.
If you and your family haven’t been here yet, you should definitely give it a go. You can find couple friendly hotels in Shimla on our website.
As the capital of the state of Meghalaya, much can be found in the city of shillong. From its busy and bustling bazaars to picturesque parks, shillong has everything to offer.
One of its prime attractions is its many lakes and waterfalls. The most popular is undoubtedly the elephant falls (pictured above). It constitutes of three successive falls that flow on mossy rocks. Another important lake is the Ward’s lake, also known as Nan-Polok locally, a man made lake which offers boating and other activities. Other interesting falls are the Spread Eagle falls, the Bishop and Beadon Falls, the Sweet falls, and the Crinoline Falls located near the Phan Nonglait Park.
Exploring these natural wonders will definitely keep your kids busy and active!
With that we end our list of locations that we think will be a hit with your kids. Do remember to refer to our website for booking hourly hotels and visit our blog for more such fun articles! Happy traveling!