Limited Budget. Unlimited Fun. — We Explore The Most Bang For Your Buck Destinations For Your Next Family Trip!

November 15, 20190 Comments

After facing the mundanity of a nine to five, all our hearts crave for is a little escape with the family. However, vacations are expensive and often burn a hole in the pocket. Keep reading to find out some family holiday packages in India that make for a serene yet affordable trip.

  • Pondicherry
  • Varanasi
  • Darjeeling
  • Munnar 
  • Delhi
  • Shillong 
  • Ladakh

Pondicherry

Famous among young adults and college-goers for its dirt-cheap alcohol and aesthetic cafes, Pondicherry or Puducherry is a union territory on the south-western coast of India. It is a sleepy little town with its French colonial history still apparent in its architecture and population. 

Expect to find quirky graffiti-strewn walls all across the city, quaint little boutiques selling everything from clothes to confectionery and rocky beaches where the turbulent sea will take your breath away. Keep in mind though that bathing in the Pondy sea will be a little difficult because the beaches aren’t really made for dipping your feet in the water and chilling in the sea. 

Varanasi

One of the seven Sapta Puris or holy cities of ancient India, Varanasi, is a bustling city in Uttar Pradesh. It is perfect as a destination for family holidays with older people because of the city’s various temples and places of spiritual importance. 

There is a myriad of places to sightsee like the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, etc. You can also enjoy quiet boat rides across the two tributaries of the river Ganga present in Varanasi- Varuna and Assi. Don’t forget to taste the scintillating street food that Varanasi offers, which ranges from the world-renowned Banarasi paan to Tamatar Chaat. 

Darjeeling

If the mountains are calling you, but you are on a budget, Darjeeling is the place you should be in. A busy town in the hilly regions of West Bengal, you can visit it with either friends or family basically at any time of the year. 

Explore the Buddhist Monasteries, take a train trip in the famous toy train from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri, have the mouth-watering pork platter at Keventers for breakfast, walk around the winding roads with hairpin bends in the chilly weather and come across waterfalls, wake up at dawn to check out the sunrise from the Tiger Hills. The possibilities are endless. What more can one want from life? 

Munnar 

If you are scouring for a therapeutic experience out of your trip, definitely try visiting God’s own country. Explore tea plantations and gardens, try the local spice markets, take shikara rides on the Kundala lake, have an ayurvedic massage at one of the many spas available, or stay in the greenhouse resort; for a real ‘away from earth’ experience! 

If the extensive number of options is baffling you because of budget constraints, try engaging with a professional touring agency like keralaholidaypackages.com to ensure a smooth and relaxing holiday that is well worth the money you spend. 

Delhi

If you are a city person and tend to prefer a life of the hustle and bustle rather than the serenity of the hills or the calmness of the sea, then make sure to visit Delhi when you get the time. 

Bargain noisily in the markets of Sarojini Nagar or Lajpat Nagar, click touristy pictures in front of Qutub Minar and India Gate and try out the spicy and savory street food found on numerous vendors all across the city. 

Shillong 

If you are a pluviophile and want to be in the lap of uncontaminated nature with heavy showers, go to Shillong. Visit Mawsynram, known as the wettest place in the world, try watersports at the Umiam Lake, check out the mesmerizing view at the Elephant falls, or look down at the heavenly city beneath your feet from the Shillong Peak. 

Shillong is one of the cleanest places in Asia, so keep in mind that you could be fined heavily for littering. Apart from that, it is as chill as places go, and you can even stop to have a swim in one of the numerous rivers and lakes that you are bound to see while traveling across locations. 

Ladakh

If you and your family are the sporty kinds, definitely think about going to “the land of high passes” for your next trip, preferably on a motorbike from Leh. If you have many elderly people or children in the family, you can also avail of hired cars from Leh.  It is referred to as the coldest desert in the world and quite suitable to cozy up on a couch under a blanket with some tea.

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