Top 6 Indian Destinations for a Family Holiday
Often during the weekend family gatherings, we discuss and reminisce about the year gone by and the things and how we spent our time. We reflect on the career highs and lows, our effort in honing a hobby, family vacations, etc.
This year, allow us to help you explore potential family holiday destinations, where you will make new memories to reminisce about.
Popularly known as ‘Little Lhasa,’ thanks to its 60-year-old Tibetan community, Dharamshala is a favourite holiday destination for many Indian families. As you move through the town, the Anglo-Indian and Tibetan influences are conspicuous from the architecture of the buildings and culture.
While in Dharamshala, you must visit the Norbulingka Institute, which has done a stellar job preserving and passing on the age-old Tibetan handicraft traditions to young Tibetans.
If your family enjoys indulging in adventure activities, then the Triund day trek can offer you an unrivalled view of McLeodganj, Dharamshala Valley, the Shivalik ranges, and Kangra Valley.
You can book your stay at the Club Mahindra Dharamshala resort, where you can dine around a bonfire overlooking the Dhauladhar mountains and share the best moments of your family trip.
Once the private hunting ground of the Nawab of Junagadh, Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary today serves as a perfect example of peaceful parallel existence between humans and wild animals.
The mighty Asiatic lion calls the Gir National Park their home, and so do other exotic animals and birds like the Indian leopard, golden jackal, striped hyenas, blackbucks, chinkaras, and Bonelli’s eagle, and pythons. Make the most of your jungle safari here, but don’t make too much noise as the big cats deserve tranquillity too!
Club Mahindra’s Gir resort is the perfect place to soak in the culture and adventure of Gir. Take in a night of tribal dancing at the resort with the Siddi tribe, whose heritage dates back to the 1700s. You can also Gorge on Kathiawadi thali for lunch and then hop on for a local ‘chakada’ ride during your stay here.
If you want to be treated like royalty, the historical city of Udaipur is the perfect place for you to holiday in. Visit the evocative architectural wonders such as City Palace, Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and Jagmandir to understand how the royals lived and worshipped. Make sure your DSLRs and smartphones have enough storage because we assure you, you will want to take a picture of everything.
Indulge in the delectable Rajasthani cuisine as a majestic Rajasthani thali is placed in front of you at the Club Mahindra resort in Mewar, near Udaipur. The resort provides a Balinese massage at its Svaastha Spa if staying in is how you best enjoy your family holiday!
What can we say about Goa? Its many hidden beaches, eclectic mix of locals, organic cafes, night markets, and a general fun vibe compels the families to go out and engage in some new experiences. Spend a lazy evening walking through the narrow lanes of Fontainhas or seek the blessings of the almighty at the renowned Mangeshi temple.
Check out the many Club Mahindra resorts like Club Mahindra Varca, Club Mahindra Assonora, Club Mahindra Acacia Palms, and Club Mahindra Emerald Palms. Bond with the family over delicious meals, drinks, or even a pool party at these resorts and take back priceless memories.
Azure waters, serenity, and bold water sports await you at the beautiful islands that are far removed from the hustle and bustle of mainland India. Head to the beach with the family for a lovely picnic where you will feel your usual worries dwindling under the towering palm
trees, and the cool breeze will fill your heart with glee.
Whether you prefer to spend your time indoors with the family or head out to soak in some nature, Club Mahindra associate resorts in Andaman offer you a wide range of experiences and comforts. Choose from Symphony Palms, Havelock Island Resort, Symphony Summer Sands, Neil Island, or the Symphony Samudra resort. It doesn’t matter where you stay; rest assured, you will enjoy an incredible hospitality service.
We know that the most traditional family vacations are not to a bustling metropolitan city. However, if the said city is a mixing pot of cultures, adventure, and relaxing gardens, then why not? Spend an exciting day at Wonderla Amusement Park, plan a small picnic at Cubbon Park or head to Bannerghatta National Park for a fun lion and tiger safari.
The Eagleton Golf Resort, affiliated with Club Mahindra, is the place to stay if you want to bring out your Jeev Milkha Singh and enjoy teeing off in a friendly game of Gold with your family.
Honestly, it matters very little where you go; what constitutes the best family vacations is the effort and time you put into bonding with each other.