5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families in India

Summer Vacation Ideas

Happy Monday guys. Today, I am feeling so elated which is an unusual Monday mood. But what to do, I am just so happy. And, the reason is successfully covering 3 major offbeat destinations in the last 3 weeks. And, today I will be sharing some perfect summer vacation ideas for families. But before that here’s a little overview of what all I shared in the last 20 days.

We started Week 1 with the Andaman Islands, took you to one of the most exotic beaches in the extreme North and to the most adventurous expedition to the Middle Andaman.

I chose to write about our Kashmir Trip in Week 2 and shared our stories from Gulmarg and Pahalgam.

Week 3 was full of unplanned and unexpected adventures in Meghalaya. From trekking down breathtaking waterfalls to an expedition to the deep dark cave and then finally unplanned camping by the riverside.

I had a wonderful time writing down our family’s experience and expeditions and hope you too enjoyed reading those. Let’s start with our post for today.

5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families in India


Summers are here and soon schools will be closing up for holidays. I know that is actually the most difficult time of the year for parents when they are clueless about how to keep their kids happily engaged at home. And to overcome the boredom of their kids, many parents look for options of a family vacation.

But, the lack of ideas for a perfect vacation many times results in no vacation at all. Hey, not to worry, I am here to take away all your woes and share some amazing summer vacation ideas.

5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families in India

1- Plan a weekend getaway to a nearby hill station

This is my favorite option for summer holidays. It gets too hot in summers and there can’t be a better option than holidaying in the hills. You can either plan a one night trip over the weekend or add 2 more days and make it an extended weekend holiday. The choice is yours.

Another reason why I like these short weekend trips is that we don’t have to worry about taking extra leaves from office. This, in turn, means you can literally plan 2-3 budget trips in a month. Here, the family is happy & your summers are sorted.

5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families in India


Some option for hill station getaways from Delhi/NCR- 

  1. Auli
  2. Kasol
  3. Shimla
  4. Manali
  5. Kasauli
  6. Kausani
  7. Nainital
  8. Dalhousie
  9. Mussoorie
  10. Lansdowne
  11. Mukteshwar
  12. Dharamshala

2- Go for a relaxing beach holiday

Who doesn’t like going on a beach holiday? Ask me and am always ready for a relaxing rejuvenating beach vacation. Again you have the liberty to choose how many days you want to spend on the beach. Some like to plan for 2 nights over the weekend and some like it long stretching over the week.

When it comes to traveling with babies or toddlers, many prefer a beach vacation over a hill station simply because there are more options for children to have fun at the beach. Either it’s spending time in the pool or playing in the sand by the beachside, nothing can beat a beach vacation.

5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families in India


Some options for relaxing beach holidays-

  1. Puri beach, Odisha
  2. Gokarna, Karnataka
  3. Paradise beach, Pondicherry
  4. Kovalam, Varkala, Marari in Kerala
  5. Morjim, Arambol, Manderm in Goa
  6. Radhanagar beach, Andaman Islands

3- Plan an adventure trip with family

If you are a family of adventure lovers just like us then probably you would look out for adventure summer vacation ideas. Now depending upon the days you want to travel, you can make it a short weekend trip or a long vacation. So, here are our top picks for adventure trips.

Go on adventure trips with kids


Some adventure summer vacation ideas-

  1. Jungle Safari at Jim Corbett, Ranthambore National Park or Kaziranga National Park
  2. Riverside camping at Dawki or at Rishikesh
  3. Trekking in the mountains or jungle or to the waterfalls
  4. Water sports like snorkeling, jet ski, banana boat ride, speed boat ride, etc.
  5. Go for Gondola ride in Gulmarg, Kashmir
  6. Explore caves at Baratang in Andaman, at Nainital or at Cherrapunjee.

4- Explore a new destination

Another best option is to plan a week-long holiday to a completely new destination. This is another great option to try with kids, they love exploring new places. You get to learn so much about the people and their lifestyle. It provides amazing learning opportunities for school kids as well.

You simply have to pick up a location, do some research, plan an itinerary, book the flights and hotels and voila! You are good to go.

Explore new destinations with kids

Some of the places for a week-long summer vacation-

  1. Goa
  2. Kerala
  3. Sikkim
  4. Ladakh
  5. Kashmir
  6. Meghalaya
  7. Andaman Islands

5- Be a tourist in your own city, plan a staycation

This type of vacation has become very popular in recent times. If there are any travel restrictions due to health, budget, time or any other reason just go for a staycation. It is also a great option if you have not explored your own city. It provides you an amazing opportunity to know your city better.

5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families in India

You just need to find a perfect hotel for your stay, pack your bags and shift to that hotel for a few days. Enjoy life like a tourist, explore new places in your city, try new foods and simply have fun.

So, these are some summer vacation ideas from my kitty which I am sure will work for your family as well. Then what are you waiting for guys, the holidays are not so far. Plan soon and have a great time with your loved ones.

That’s all for now, see you guys tomorrow with another travel post. Until then take care.

Today is Day 19 of #BlogchatterA2Z and the letter of the day is ‘S’. My theme for the challenge is ‘Traveling with kids’ & I have chosen S for Summer. 

You may read all my posts under BlogchatterA2Z here!


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    Srishti April 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Mussoorie is my favourite. During my college time, I used to go there with friends. So, old and nice memories.
    Nice pictures, nice blog:)

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      Neha Sharma April 22, 2019 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      My fav is Kempty falls in Mussoorie, that chilled water still you can’t resist swimming under the falls. Thanks for stopping by Srishti 🙂

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    Noor Anand Chawla April 22, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    What a comprehensive list! I’m planning two separate vacations with my son this summer, the first and the easiest from Delhi is always the hills!

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      Neha Sharma April 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      Agree, hills are always the first choice from Delhi. Where are you planning to go? I too need some ideas.

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    Roma April 22, 2019 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I loved your ideas Neha. These are easy least yet bring about the desired relaxation. Also I find your lists really exhaustive buddy

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      Neha Sharma April 22, 2019 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you for always appreciating, Roma 🙂

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    Dipika April 22, 2019 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Honestly saying Neha, your blog has become just the one place destination to get holiday ideas with family. Love the bifurcation you have done among the top three choices.

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      Neha Sharma April 22, 2019 at 11:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Dipika. This is the best thing I am reading today, means everything to me.

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    vidhya Thakkar April 22, 2019 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    And I love your ideas

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      Neha Sharma April 23, 2019 at 12:10 am - Reply

      Thanks Vidhya 🙂

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    Harjeet Kaur April 23, 2019 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Great vacation ideas Neha….I feel I have hardly travelled…so much to see yet 🙂

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      Neha Sharma April 23, 2019 at 9:58 am - Reply

      And, these are only a few places in India. Even I feel there’s so much to see and explore. Thank you so much, Harjeet.

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    vidhya Thakkar April 23, 2019 at 12:45 am - Reply

    andd I loved the post! amazing!!!

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      Neha Sharma April 23, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Thanks dear 🙂

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    kushal April 23, 2019 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Awesome… u have presented such useful information in a compiled form… M definitely referring to your posts when planning for my next vacation…

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      Neha Sharma April 23, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      I am glad to know you liked the post. Thanks a lot, Kushal 🙂

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    Radhika April 23, 2019 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Loved the post. Very informative interesting and presented with love!

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      Neha Sharma April 23, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Radhika 🙂

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    Snehal Chincholkar April 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    very informative and well written post

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      Neha Sharma April 24, 2019 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot, Snehal 🙂

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