Whether you are a regular office-going corporate employee or an enterprising young artist, a student who has been working hard for months to get the best grades or a housewife who works day in and day out to make sure your home functions perfectly, a family vacation is the perfect remedy for all your problems. What better way to forget your worries and take a break from your routine than to spend some quality time with your loved ones at a beautiful holiday destination?
Here is something for your vacation – If you have still not decided where you are going to spend your vacation, this list may really help you to decide. Below listed destinations are gaining popularity among people who are looking for something new. So get ready to rediscover yourself by choosing one of these destinations.
1). Gokarna (Karnataka)
Earlier featured on our list of offbeat destinations, this temple town is gaining popularity as an alternative of Goa. It is famous for pristine & unspoilt beaches, mahabaleshwar temple and om beach. Being a temple town, the place is of a slow and relaxed atmosphere which makes for a very pleasurable holiday.
Best time to visit :- Throughout the year except the monsoon
2) Kumbhalgarh (Rajasthan)
It is famous for the second largest manmade wall in world. The forts and palaces give an idea about the luxurious lifestyle of rulers. Fort is spectacularly lit at evening, making it a breathtaking view from nearby hotels. You can also visit famous Nathdwara Temple which one hour drive from here. Don’t forget to enjoy authentic Rajasthani meal.
Best time to visit:- November to March, however monsoon also offer great view of Arravali valley.
3) Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
If you have always fascinated by Tibetan culture, you will fall in love with Tawang. Tawang valley is home to high altitude lakes, beautiful waterfalls, vast fields and clusters of Buddhist monasteries.
Best time to visit:- March to October
4) Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)
Already a hit among foreign nationalist, this 16th centaury town is famous for temple and mughal architecture. It is only place in India where Lord Ram is worshipped as both as a god and a king. Situated on the banks of river Betwa, atmosphere of this holy town is hassle free, which makes for a relaxing stay.
Best time to visit:- throughout the year
5) Varkala (kerala)
Growing as Kerala’s most popular backpacker hangout destination. Varkala is basically a temple town, which is known as Dakshin Kashi (Kashi of South) due to its high importance among south indian. Varkala is also famous for red laterite cliff, which is only one along arabian sea coast & is a geo heritage site. Apart from enjoying less crowded beaches, you can also treat yourself with ayurvedic spa or go for adventure sports.
Best time to visit:- September to April
6) Gangtok (Sikkim)
Is on the verge of becoming a busy hill station but still has lot to offer. You can witness mighty witness Kanchenjunga, explore Buddhist culture beautiful waterfalls here. So get ready to dig this town before it becomes crowded.
Best time to visit:- March to November
7) Bhandardara (Maharashtra)
An alternative to Lonavala & Khandala,Bhandardara is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains. It is home to mount kalusbai, highest peak in Maharashtra.It is becoming famous spot for trekking and hiking. One of the most famous trek is ratangarh fort trek for which one has to cross a lake.
Best time to visit:- monsoon
8) Khajjiar (Himachal Pradesh)
Pine clad valley and distant mountain view with lake in middle gives khajjiar name of mini switzerland. It is one of best places, if you want to experience the snow with your loved one in solitude. Khajjiar lake and khajjinag temple are main attractions here, for adventure seekers trekking, paragliding and zorbing are main options.
Best time to visit:- Throughout the year
9) Mandu (Madhya Pradesh)
A witness of the legendary love story of rani roopmati & baz bahadur, mandu is famous for jahaz mahal which looks like a ship floating in the lake. Afgan architecture of mandu will leave you mesmerized.
Best time to visit :- October to March
10) Binsar (Uttrakhand)
This scenic village of Uttarakhand is Located in the Kumaon region, It offers stunning sunrise views of snow covered Himalayan peaks. Its pristine ecosystem is home to some rare species of animals, birds, butterflies and flowers and make it a trekker’s paradise. The thin mountain air and a bit of nip in it make it perfect for lots of hot brews and together walks in the beautiful forests filled with oak trees and rhododendrons during the spring season. It is said that on a clear day one can also sight the holy shrines of Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath from here.
Best Time of the Year to Visit :- March to December. May and June can get busy.