Exciting Family Trip Locations from Delhi
Living in Delhi and getting bored at home during weekends, or else, you want to take your family for special weekend trips and wondering where to go? Well, we have got the solution for all your queries. In the following write-up, we have listed some of the popular as well as ideal weekend family trip locations for you.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Rajasthan)
Once constructed to be a duck shooting reserve for the King (Maharaja) of Bharatpur, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, today counts to be one of the richest bird sanctuaries in the world. Therefore, it has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This national park remains open throughout the year for bird watching lovers, but it should be noted that cars are only allowed up to a certain point. If you have made your mind to visit this beautiful national park, then ask your hotel to pack some brunch for you to enjoy a joyful picnic among storks, eagles, partridges, sandpipers, quails and, of course, ducks.
Settled on the banks of the Naini lake (on which is named after), Nainital is a picturesque hill station in Uttarakhand. This hill resort is just perfect for a long weekend family trip. Apart from enjoying family boating in Naini Lake and a picnic in the nearby park, you can visit several destinations, such as the Naina Devi Temple, the Gothic, Government House, the St John in the Wilderness church, and the zoo, which is a house for snow leopard and a Siberian tiger, among other animals. Nainital receives snowfall between December and February and even if temperatures drop, it’s a nice place to run away to and live out a white & chilly Christmas with family!
Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand)
One of the most popular and oldest, the Jim Corbett National Park is located in the state of Uttarakhand. Spread over an area of 521 square kilometers, this national park is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger. A trip to the national park will surely provide an opportunity for you and your family to catch up on Corbett’s stories. The park has an ideal geographical location to house an exotic range of flora and fauna. The Jim Corbett National Park is an ideal place your family (especially kids) to observe elephants, deer, jackals and rare owls in their natural habitat. In general, visitors travel here in jeeps, but you also have an option for treks with guides, or choose a special elephant safari.
Pushkar, the place worldwide known for its delicious malpuas and having the only Brahma temple, is a famous family vacation spot in Rajasthan (near Delhi). Apart from the above mentioned things, a special camel fair is rare fare conducted in the month of November. This fair draws a huge of tribes, villages and tourists (not only from India but abroad as well). Plan your family trip during this annual event and indulge into a riot of colours, scrumptious local food and evenings filled with folk music. Also, visit the popular temples, do shopping but for a special experience, sail over the town in a hot-air balloon.
Haridwar is usually associated with spiritual journeys, and a round of the temples is a must. But hotels at Haridwar offer more than just spiritual respite. You can try racing in 4X4s on dry river beds, or opt for jeep safaris at the nearby Rajaji National Park. Of course, Haridwar’s biggest draw is the mighty Ganga. Evening aartis on its riverbanks are truly a special sight, and its tremendous rapids allow superb rafting experiences.