Top 10 places to Travel with Kids this summer holidays

Summer is the best time for families to reconnect. Parents and grandparents strive to create memories with the youngest generation. If you are newbie parent and you love to travel, get over all your worries and plan a holiday with your little munchkin, because babies are some of the best travel buddies.

Here’s a list of 10 cool destinations to go for holidays with  kids this summer.

1. McLeodganj
The Land of His Holiness- Dalai Lama, make McLeodganj your favorite retreat in the summers. McLeodganj is most famous for its cozy cafes and monasteries. Located near upper Dharamshala, this town offers the most scenic landscapes of the Dhauladhar Ranges. Places to visit: Bhagsu Falls, Triund Trek, Namgyal Monastery, Have momos at one of the Tibetan Cafes .

Places to visit: Bhagsu Falls, Triund Trek, Namgyal Monastery, Have momos at one of the Tibetan Cafes
How to reach?
By Air: Kangra Airport, 30 km away
By Rail: Pathankot, 90 km away

2. Manali
Manali is among the most beautiful places to visit in India in summer. It is mercerizing with scenery, lush greenery, and miraculous flora and fauna.

Places to visit:
Solang Valley, Rohtang, Migratory birds sanctuary, Kullu 
How to Reach? By Rail: Head is in Chandigarh, 291 Kms away from Manali

3. Gangtok
Gangtok is a home to various species of wildlife which you can see in the zoological park. The capital city of Sikkim is snuggled in the clouds and enclosed by the lush vegetation, profound valleys and picturesque backdrop of Khangchendzonga.

Places to visit: Nathu La Pass, Rumtek Monastery, The Tsongmo Lake,
How to Reach?
By Air: Delhi Bagdogra 124 Kms away
By Rail: New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, 148 Kms away

4. Leh -Laddakh
Ladakh is the ultimate getaway with a myriad of interesting best places to visit. The mighty mountain peaks, the breath-taking views, the stunning lakes, and the perfect weather makes it a perfect vacation destination.

Places to visit: Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park
How to reach?
By Air: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
By Rail: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (700 km from Ladakh); hire a cab or board a JKSRTC bus to Ladakh

5. Srinagar 
Srinagar is the best among the places to visit in Kashmir & popular for its Shikara rides, floating gardens, and serene beauty, and much more.At the moment, it is one of the most loved tourist places in India in summer.

Places to visit: Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid,  Shankaracharya Hill
How to reach?
By Air: Srinagar Airport
By Rail: Udhampur Railway Station(229 km from Srinagar); Srinagar Railway Station is under construction

6. Nainital
Nainital is one of the prime summer holiday destinations in India. The Naini Lake and the Naina Devi Surely, you cannot think of summer vacation in India without Nainital.

Places to visit: Raj Bhavan, Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, and Naina Devi Temple
How to reach?
By Air: Pantnagar Airport (65 km from Nainital)
By Rail: Kathgodam Railway Station (34 km from Nainital)

7. Dharamshala
Dharamshala is famous for temples and monasteries are famous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The town is best known internationally as the home of Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Places to visit: Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple complex, HPCA Stadium, and tea plantations of Kangra valley
How to reach?
By Air: Gaggal Airport (13 km from Dharamshala)
By Rail: Pathankot Railway Station (85 km from Dharamshala)

8.  Munnar
The hill station from God’s Own Country – Kerala – is an ultimate peaceful and rejuvenating place. It is famous for its salubrious climate, lush hills, and the vast expanse of tea plantations.

Places to visit: Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Elephant Lake, Anamudi Peak, Tata Tea Museum, Chithirapuram, Devikulam, and Chinnakanal
How to reach?
By Air: Cochin International Airport (125 km from Munnar)
By Rail: Aluva Railway Station (110 km from Munnar)

9.  Kodaikanal
Meadows, grasslands, waterfalls, valleys, forests, and lakes of the quaint make it one of the most popular summer holiday destinations to go with kids.

Places to visit: Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Pillar Rocks, Dolphin’s Nose rock, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, and Bear Shola Falls
How to reach?
By Air: Madurai Airport (120 km from Kodaikanal)
By Rail: Palani Railway Station (66 km from Kodaikanal)

10. Ooty
A destination in Tamil Nadu located in the Nilgiri Blue Mountains hills, the hill station is often called the Queen of Hills. The famous toy train takes you through the nearby lush hills.

Places to visit: Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, tribal Toda huts, Deer Park, Upper Bhawani Lake, Avalanche Lake, St Stephen’s Church, and Kalhatty Waterfalls How to reach?
By Air: Coimbatore (105 km from Ooty)
By Rail: Mettupalayam (47 km from Ooty); toy train connects Ooty