There is nothing like being with family. And if you want to spend time with family, why sit at home when you can travel places and make memories? Apart from the thrill of the ride/drive, there is no place more secure than being amongst your loved ones.
And after all those failed attempts in taking one, if there is anything that should come first on your ‘To-Do List’, it is making that helluva trip happen. You must be thinking that it is easier said than done. But don’t you worry buddy, we got your back!
Here’s a list of 9 underrated and unexplored places in India that are Ideal for a family getaway.
1. Delhi to Lansdowne (260 KM approx.)
Need to run away from the bustling population of Delhi? Well, fuel your car up and leave for the tranquillity that is Lansdowne, Uttarakhand. The scenic beauty is not only mesmerising but makes for a great escapade from the maddening city life.
Bestowed with nature’s best-kept secrets, Tirthan Valley is the best Himalayan hideaway. Because what is not beautiful at an altitude of over 1600 meters above sea level? But make sure you find the right wheels that will help you travel with bucket loads for memories. Wherever you go…
3. Ahmedabad to Kutch (400 KM)
If not anything, take a dive (drive in this case) to see the beautiful spread of the white salt desert that only adds to the cultural heritage and handicrafts heaven, embodied in the villages nearby.
4. Guwahati to Tawang (155 KM)
If you (just like me) fancy Buddhist monasteries and their enigmatic charm, then Tawang is the place for you. Filled with scenic landscapes (the kind you see in the movies) and serenity, the journey is bound to be the best you’ve had with your family.
P.S- Did you know that it is His Holiness Dalai Lama’s birthplace?
5. Mumbai to Konkan beach (155 KM)
If you thought Goa is the only beach that fits the bill, you might want to rethink after this. It might not be the party destination but it certainly is the ultimate place to unwind with family, basking in the glowing sun and hogging the plethora of food pallets it has to offer (read: lip-smacking Konkani Macchi).
6. Dehradun to Auli (303 KM)
If mountains are your calling, you need to visit Auli. Surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, the alpine flora makes for a breath-taking sight. Not just that, the hill station is home to pilgrimages including the famous Badrinath Temple. Remember to choose an all-accommodating conveyance. All the souvenirs you bring along will need space.
7. Bengaluru to Bandipur forest (220 KM)
If you’re ever tired of the concrete jungle aka the silicon city, wildlife and natural habitat is the only medium that will rejuvenate you, infusing fresh air to breathe. So, drive away in the wilderness with your kin and lose yourself in the symphony of nature.
8. Jaipur to Ranthambore national park (170 KM)
While we are still at it, the pink city of India has its own escape. And the route heads straight to the mighty trails of wild cats, leaving you gasping for more. With all the bright hues, the ride up to the midst of fauna will remind you of the rich cultural heritage that is Rajasthan.
9. Chennai to Munnar (600 KM)
When you’re in the mood relax with near and dear ones, hot and humid just doesn’t cut it. Hence, close to Kerela, Munnar offers an exquisite experience of witnessing waterfalls and divulging in adventure sports for the adrenaline junkie in you. If not anything, you can sit back and sip the finest tea. And do not forget to meander the terrains in your swift ride.