Tourist Places to visit in India with friends, family and children

Tourist Places to visit in India with friends, family, and children to spend Holidays

Tourist Places to visit in India with friends, family and children
Tourist Places to visit in India with friends, family and children

With maximum numbers of tourist places to visit with family friends and children, India is one of the most popular travel destinations in South Asia.  This is the seventh-largest country according to the area, therefore, tourists can explore an uncountable number of tourist places while visit in India. It is basically a country of joy and attractions and famous for its cultural heritage, bio-diversity, religion, custom. So, in order to be free from the monotonous life, people often visit several places, especially various tourist places every year.

In the North from the great Himalayan range to the amazing coastline of the Indian Ocean in the south, and from the bay of Kutch in the west to the shores of the Bay of Bengal in the east, India is home of countless attractive tourist places. Out of all the major tourist destinations, these 5 best tourist places to visit in India and family holiday destinations in India are the most gorgeous ones that become a must-visit tourist place in India once in a lifetime. Read on, to know more about these marvelous destinations!


The state of Uttarakhand is blessed with a lot of amazing hill stations. Nainital can be counted as one of them.

Best Time to visit Nainital

Best Months To Visit:  March to September

Recommended Duration: 3 to 5 Days

How To Reach Nainital

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport (70 kms)

Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station (35 kms)

Places to visit in Nainital

There are uncountable numbers of places you can visit in  Saattal,  Bhimtal, Mallital, Noukuchiyatal, Ghor khaal, Eco cave gardens, Naina Devi Temple, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Snow View Point, Dorothy's seat, Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, Governor's House etc. This city is filled with exquisite scenery of hills, a panoramic view of lakes, spectacular zoo. Tourists start shopping in Tibetan Market, Mall bazaar and buy scented candles, jewellery, handicrafts etc. This city has aerial ropeway that connects the town with the snow viewpoint.

If you are planning for Uttarakhand trip then Nainital is one of the most attractive and should be on your upcoming travel plan.

2. Shillong

Shillong is often mentioned as a land of the waterfall and it is situated in Meghalaya which means abode of clouds.

Best time to visit Shillong

Best and peak tourist season in Shillong: Summer (April-May), Spring (Feb-march), Winter (December- January). You can try visiting Shillong in November also which is another popular month to visit there.

How to reach

Flight: Doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport is the Umroi Airport near Barapani, about 25 kilometres away.

Train: The closest railway station for Shillong is in Guwahati.

Road: You might take a bus or a cab from Guwahati to go to Shillong.

Best Places to visit in Shillong

Travellers are attracted to this place for its wonderful view of GARO, KHASI hills, natural landscape, green environment and amazing waterfalls. MAWLYNNONG is a place where one can get lost in the beauty of a single root bridge. Asia’s cleanest village is also there, thus enhancing the beauty of this place.

Sohra or Cherrapunjee is famous for its abundant rainfall and Khasi tribal community. People visit Ramkrishna Mission for watching the collection of water pots, wooden basket, ivory finger ring, Garo necklace, Manipuri garments, wall mats, traditional costumes, models of Garo house, fishing equipment, rock stones of India, Garo Ruan etc. Travellers often feel mesmerized with the beauty of this tourist spot.

3. Delhi-Agra

Delhi is the capital territory of India with is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. A neighbourhood in old Delhi dating to the 1600s stands, the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort that is a symbol of India, and also the amazing Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard can accommodate 25,000 people. Another nearby most famous place is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops, and spice stalls.


Have a well-connected airport named India Gandhi International Airport connected to cities across India and the world.


Delhi also has a well-connected railway system from where you can travel almost all over India.


This city also well connected with lots of other cities with a large number of road transport options.

Best time to visit Delhi-Agra

October-November or February-March considered as the best time to visit Delhi. During this period, you can get pleasant weather whereas, Delhi basically enjoys too hot or too cold climate throughout the year.

Things to do in Delhi

It is a historical city where the history of Mughal emperors is rooted. The main attraction of this place is the RED FORT. Moreover, there are other tourist attractions like

  • Qutub Minar
  • Jaama Masjid
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Akshardham, Tajmahal
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Tomb of Akbar the great
  • Moti Masjid etc.

Tajmahal is another monument built in the period of Shah Jahan for his beloved MUMTAJ MAHAL whom he loves ardently. It stands majestically beside river Yamuna.

4. Ooty

Udagamandalam, generally known as Ooty is a town in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is located in Nilgiri district. People visit this hill station for enjoying its chilling atmosphere.

How to reach Ooty


It is approximately 88 kilometers away from Coimbatore which is the nearest domestic airport from Ooty.


The nearest railway station is Mettupalayam which is 40 kilometers away from Ooty. There are various trains from Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore, and Bangalore connecting this Mettupalayam station.


You can drive from Bangalore to Ooty and there are 2 routes you can take: one is via Mysore or via Chamarajanagar.

Best time to visit Ooty

The winter in here is colder than the rest of the tourist places of South India. The best time to visit this amazing hill station of South India is from October to June.

Best Places to visit

Ooty lake, Deer Park, Pykara Lake, Botanical Gardens, Pine forest, Rosegarden, Emerald lake are main attractions of this place. People prefer the scenery of Ooty station as it is situated beside Nilgiri Railway. Each tourist attraction in Ooty promises a unique and pleasing experience that will leave travelers in awe for many days to come.

The famous Avalanche Lake is a must-visit tourist spot on Ooty Tour. This lake, beautifully lying amidst the lush greenery of mountains and landscapes enchants every visitor and the lake was created due to a massive landslide somewhere around  1800s. So it was named as Avalanche Lake. It is an ideal spot for fishing. People even come to this place for a picnic. Boating is also another exciting activity tourists can get in Ooty Lake. Botanical Garden in Ooty has five parts-

  • Fern House
  • Lower Garden
  • Italian Garden
  • Conservatory and Nurseries.

The main attraction in the Botanical Gardens is the Fossil Tree trunk which is twenty million years old.

5. Kanyakumarika

In the list of best tourist place in India Kanyakumari can be counted another most attractive tourist place situated at the southern part of India. Being the marvellous coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari always gets special importance to the traveler's checklist and also managed to be on the top list of must-visit tourist places in India.

How to Reach

Flight: Kanyakumari is located at about a distance of about 67 kilometres, the nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport.

Road: There is Tamil Nadu & Kanyakumari Road Transport Corporation that offers a regular fleet of buses to maximum major cities of South India.


Kanyakumari has its own railway system & trains from maximum major cities of India stops at the Kanyakumari junction. It is also well-connected to Mumbai & Bangalore.

Best Places to visit in Kanyakumari

The main attraction of this place is Vivekananda Rock Memorial which was built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda. This monument stands majestically in the midst of the Indian Ocean. It consists of two mandapas-the 'Shripada Mandapam' and the 'Vivekananda Mandapam.' The ferry ride up to these rock islands is a thrilling journey and hence attracts a lot of nature lovers. It is the dream of a nature lover to stand on these rocks and feel the presence of strong winds. They feel amazed to find the wonderful scenery of this place. Thiruvalluvar statue is awe inspiring.

Best time to visit Kanyakumari

The perfect time to visit Kanyakumari is from October to March. However, it completely depends on what you want to do.

From October to February is basically winter and the temperature here does not rise beyond 30 degree Celsius. October can be described as a nice time to enjoy sightseeing & other water activities at the beach and During the day there might be some humidity while evening sea breezes usually make up for an awesome sunset view.

During March this place is generally pleasant weather while April and May can be bit warm but yet, the maximum temperature in here do not go beyond 35 degree Celsius.

From June to September, these four months basically constitute the monsoon season in Kanyakumari hence if a fan of rain can get an opportunity to watch the glistening green hue of this awesome tourist place in India. As it is an off-season, you can get attractive discounts at travel packages, hotels and restaurants also during this time.

To sum up I must say that India is far ahead than any other countries in the world in terms of exquisite places and amazing tribal culture. Foreigners even adore this country for its natural beauty and scenic beauty.