Here are some places you can take your family to on a much- needed vacation. Lose yourself into the magnificence of Kerala’s back waters, marvel at the shape- changing sand dunes in Rajasthan while uncovering some international holiday destinations like Singapore, Hongkong, Melbourne, South Africa and Dubai. And back home, the cozy hills of Darjeeling and the rocky terrain of Ladakh’s mountains are always there to satiate your need of quietude and adventure.
The land of the Merlion or the Singha, a mythological character believed to have had a lion’s head with the body of a fish, gave this port city its present name. Singapore is home to people with a diverse origin- Indians, Chinese, Malay, Peranakan and Eurasians. This Lion City has on offer experiences for a lifetime for you and your family. The famous Universal Studios call out to you for a fun-filled day, the Singapore Flier- a giant Ferris wheel, the Jurong Park– mystic land of the wild and the shopping streets dotting the city, it’s a complete package of experiences.
Hongkong has become a major tourist destination for China and it has a plethora of option on offer for adults and kids alike, all in all, this is among the best places for a family visit. There are various Museums, amusement parks, natural wonders that will keep you and your children on your toes throughout your trip. But at the same time, the soothing spots are no less than the adventurous one’s. And of course, its China, hobble down some delicious and authentic Chinese food to have the complete experience of Hongkong.
Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and lives up to its name, being the country’s cultural capital, there are various attractions you should be looking forward to. The shopping streets are unending and the Victorian era architecture coupled with some modern- day buildings, only adds on to the beauty of this city. The various famous attractions here for the whole family include the areas of The City Center, Parkville, St, Kilda, Carlton and basically the whole of Melbourne!
Sitting at the southern tip of the African Continent, South Africa is surprising with its varying landscapes and cultural diversity. This country is one of the largest producers of Wine, so you know what you need to do here to relax and have a good time! Africa is known world over for its natural abundance and South Africa does justice to the title. There is extensive population of wild animals and to complement them, the flora grows here in abundance. In short, your family can have some raw fun with the nature here.
Dubai is growing as a hot spot for tourists. This city- state is a result of pure human genius; the areas here have been developed from scratch and some natural conditions have been artificially created to give it the look it presently adorns. There are plenty of opportunities for some outdoor water adventure sports, camel races, a walk in the parks, a historical trip to the Dubai Museum and there is much, much more in store.
Kerala is the green mystery of South India. While you are here with your family, get on a Houseboat at Kumarkom or wage through the jungles along the Periyar River at Thekkedy. The emerald green rolling hills of Munnar are a wondrous view to the eye and the sparkling beaches in the capital city of Thiruvananthpuram with some salubrious cuisine options are only some of the many major attractions here at Kerala. This natural marvel will never fail to surprise you with its beauty.
The golden sand dunes and ancient forts are the identity of this Indian desert state. Spend a few days here, holed up in a cozy camp at Jaisalmer, in the middle of the shiny desert and take a road trip to nearby cities like Jodhpur or Jaipur to splurge in some ethnic creations while traversing through the magnificent Rajputana Palaces. The Lake Palace at Udaipur, sitting in the midst of a lake is a welcoming monument so is the hill station Mount Abu.
This hill station is like a breath of fresh air for its visitors. The spots here, give you an amazing view of the snow- capped Kunchenjunga and the soothing Teesta River; while the Mirik Lake is perfect for a mid-day boat ride with your family. The serenity of this hill town of the Himalayas is unique.
This High Altitude Desert is that missing thrill in your life! The rough and tough winding roads climbing up the Rocky Mountains can give the much required adrenalin rush. Halt at the Gravity Hill and observe the forces of gravity taking your vehicle up on its own. Also, the Valley of Flowers is a colorful mosaic your family would love to visit. Engage in some adventure activities like paragliding or rock climbing or cycling and get in touch with the raw nature.