Be it children or old people, newly married couples on their first trip together or couples in their twilight years, India is the land for the perfect family holidays. This is where you get every genre of destination, from romantic to historical, beaches to the highest mountain ranges, from the sultry heat of the sun to the chilling cold of the snow, from backwaters to oceans, from exotic wildlife and bio-diversity to the Thar Desert, from the wettest place on the Earth to cracked soils thirsty for years! There is enough for everyone irrespective of their age and interest.
The capital city of New Delhi is an architectural delight while the Taj Mahal at Agra is the land to celebrate romance, from Srinagar in the Switzerland of India down to the houseboat stays on the backwaters of Allepey in Kerala, Ladakh in the extreme top showcasing the perfect blend of Tibetan culture with Indian Buddhism, the skiing paradise of India, Shimla and its twin Manali in Himachal Pradesh are ideal places for sports and adventure lovers.
The beaches of the very popular Goa on the west is as inviting and friendly as the tranquility in the little know beach of Puri in East India. Kanyakumari, the last tip of mainland India before the vast Indian Ocean engulfs this part of the Southern Hemisphere is an amazing experience.
The scenic beauty of places like Kodaikanal and Ooty in the southern state of Tamil Nadu is as enchanting as is the busy city of Mumbai in Maharashtra. A dip in the sacred river Ganga in Benaras will enrich the soul while the peace inside the Golden Temple at Amritsar is blissful and heavenly. The sanctity and spirit of Shirdi and Tirupati are no less than the sacred towns of Rameshwaram and Dwarka.
Whether it is the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in central India or the Sunderbans in the east, this is home of the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers and thousands of other species of animals, birds, flowers and plants that shape the contour of the ecology of India.
To experience what royalty meant and feels like, a trip to Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan coupled with a Desert Safari in Jodhpur is a must try, a journey that will be relished by every member of the family.