8 Destinations In India To Take Your Kids For An Adventurous Summer Vacation

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by Ankita Mazumdar
8 Destinations In India To Take Your Kids For An Adventurous Summer Vacation

Are you reminiscing about the days when you enjoyed two entire months of school summer vacations, having the time of your life? But now, you are stuck in a corporate world loop that doesn’t understand the concept of summer vacations? Do not worry; your kids come to the rescue! Plan a great, adventurous summer vacation trip for your munchkins to these fascinating destinations in India. Go and apply for long weekend leaves now!

8 Indian Destinations To Plan An Adventurous Summer Vacation For Your Kids

1. Sanasar

The ideal time to visit Sanasar in Kashmir is from April to June, which perfectly aligns with your adventurous summer vacation plans! It is a lush meadow surrounded by tall trees. Activities like trekking, paragliding, rock climbing, abseiling and more are very common here. But do not miss out on adventurous camping here! Imagine sleeping under the stars in Kashmir—heavenly, right?

2. Darjeeling

This destination in India is not just for an adventurous summer vacation but also for a peaceful and calming getaway from city life. West Bengal’s most popular tourist destination is Darjeeling and if you haven’t witnessed the picturesque city by taking a ride in its popular toy train, then what are you waiting for? Embrace nature, explore the tea gardens, enjoy a sunset at Tiger Hill, go on a safari at Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park and go for a trek at Peace Pagoda at Charlemont Hill.

3. Andaman and Nicobar

Both Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands are simply perfect. They have the same kind of water activities, just different tourist spots to explore. There are magnificent beaches with cerulean waters, lush forests and delectable cuisine. This is a tropical holiday haven that offers water sports like swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling and more.

4. Serchhip

Have you ever thought about visiting Mizoram? If not, then this is your cue, to plan a fabulous trip to this state! You can boast to your friends that you paraglided not in the typical paragliding place, Bir but rather in Serchhip! You will be enthralled by the natural beauty of this place and go to Vantawng Falls, the highest in the state! Chhingpui Thlan has an interesting history and a love story attached to it.

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5. Mahabaleshwar

Maharashtra is getting ready to receive its rainfall and turn its terrain into the greenest landscape you have ever seen. It is a favourable and adventurous summer vacation destination in India where you can embark on treks, explore waterfalls and frolic around in them, catch sunsets and sunrises and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. If you are a fruit lover, gorge on juicy strawberries, raspberries and mulberries here. Visit Mahabaleshwar Temple, Pratapgad Fort and Shri Kshetra Mahabaleshwar Temple. You can also go boating on Venna Lake!

6. Varkala

This place is truly a hidden gem of Kerala and we would suggest booking your tickets to this tourist destination before it becomes popular and overcrowded! Your kids will go crazy when they realise they can sail through the canals of Nedungolam by kayaking. Nedungolam is a mangrove forest in the backwaters! Imagine the experience, vibes and views—just wow. Kayaking here becomes one method of mangrove exploration where you can bask in the glory of the fine ecosystem of Kerala backwaters. Visit Varkala Cliff, forts and lighthouses as well.

7. Gangtok

Enough of river rafting in Rishikesh! This summer, head over to Gangtok in Sikkim to enjoy a terrific river rafting in the Testa River. Summertime is a great time to visit this place, You can also go to Changgu Lake, the beautiful monasteries and other interesting tourist attractions. You can ride a yak near Changgu Lake and book a ropeway cable ride to get a glimpse of the city from a bird’s eye view. Sounds amazing, right?

8. Munnar

Munnar, another location in Kerala, is a popular tourist attraction during the summer vacations. It is a pleasant place to book a tree house stay to fulfil that childhood dream of yours and have a memorable experience with your kids! You can trek to Anamudi Peak, ride the Shikara in Kundala Lake and have a great safari at the Carmelagiri Elephant Park.

Also Read: 7 Kid-Friendly Activities To Do In Mumbai As Summer Arrives

Happy summer holidays!

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