Traveling with friends surely thrilling and comes with all the fun. But travelling with family has its own. When you travel with your parents you have to be responsible. This seems boring at first, but soon you will realize that travelling with parents has a warm effect. It is also the best moments you share with them. As your parents travel with you, they also feel young. Two generations of travelling surely bring the sharing of different perspectives. This makes travel more interesting. With parents, one gets to be at places which are serene and quite. Yes, feeling peaceful. Travel helps people to bond, and visiting some places in India with your parents also help you to strengthen the bond and create amazing memories with your parents.
Here is a curated list of places to travel in India with your parents
Puri is one of the seaside places that everyone must visit with their parents. The place is touristy but it adorned with religious grandeur. Take a stroll with your parents on the Puri beach and increase the seashell collection. Visit the Jagannath Temple with your parents and offer your worship.
Not far from Puri, you can also book a day-trip to Konark Temple and Nandan Kanan National Park to see the white tigers with your parents. If your parents love more of nature, Chilka Lake is ideal to see the red sea turtles. Puri is simple and easy to travel with your parents if they are elderly citizens.
For Every Bengali family, Darjeeling is the must visit place with parents. It is the getaway place for every Bengali family vacation. The toy train tide with your parents surely will bring back their own childhood memories. You can take your mother to the mall road and buy some silver. Visiting the tea estate with your parents to do tea tasting. There are Buddhist gompas both you and your parents can visit and share some zen moments. Lastly, enjoy some great English breakfast with your parents at Keventers.
It is the holiest place in India and it would be surely be featuring on your parents’ travel list too. Varanasi has a spiritual charm in the air. Take a boat ride across the Ganges with your parents early morning. Visiting the ghats in the evening is must thing to do as it lighted up during the aarti to offer prayers to the river. Attend this aarti with your parents Not far from Varanasi, you can take your parents to visit the Sarnath deer Park and known about Buddha’s first propagation of enlightenment. Sip some tea and enjoy the delicious rabdi with your parents when you visit Varanasi.
A Rajasthan trip with parents is a must. Start from Jaipur, where you and your parents can soak into the culture of the pink city. See the artifacts at Albert Hall museum. The Hawa Mahal and the Jal Mahal is a treat to the eyes in the evening. An elephant ride with your parents to the famous Amer Fort is a must. From the Pink City, take your parents to the Shekhawati region of Nawalgarh and Mandawa to see the art of Rajasthan in every alley and houses. The blue city of Jodhpur and the city of lakes Udaipur must also feature as they are beautiful with heritage buildings. The Pushkar Mela is something your parents would love to see if they visit Rajasthan in January. The trip must end with a camel ride through the Thar desert. Lastly, during your stay, enjoy the Dal baati churma and folk music with your parents.
5. Rann of Kutch
More than your friends, your parents will appreciate the beauty of the white desert. It will be a different experience for them to ride the camel across the desert on a full moon. They would be thrilled to interact with the local tribal women and also enjoy the delicious milk cakes at Bhindariya village. Take your mother to the Bhujodi village for buying traditional handicrafts made by the Rabari tribe. The Rann of Kutch will be a unique experience when you visit it with your parents.
The gateway to the northeast is another place to visit with parents. Start with Guwahati. Take your parents on a ferry ride across the Brahmaputra ghat. They will also love to visit the local Gandhi Ashram museum. The Kamkhya temple is the spiritual destination to visit with your parents and offer prayers.
The next stop your parents would love to visit will be the Kaziranga National Park, Taking an elephant safari with your parent’s sounds quite an adventure and it will be easy to spot the one-horned rhinos. End the Assam trip by sipping some amazing tea at the Jorhat Tea Estate.
Parents do love history, why not take them to the zenith of historical places in Uttar Pradesh. Agra is a delight for every parent. The Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri are the must-visit places, other than that the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula and Nurjahan’s tomb are also points of interest.
Another historical place which the parents love to visit. Aurangabad is known for its famous Buddhist caves at Ellora and Ajanta, but it is also great to visit the Bibi ka Maqbara and the Daulatabad Fort. Aurangabad is also great to enjoy some authentic Mughlai food with your parents.
Kolkata is the cultural capital of India. It is great for parents to visit this city of joy. Take your parents to shop at New Market and eat at the local sweet shops. The evening time will be great to have a boat ride across the Hooghly river. Shantiniketan is the next stop to visit with your parents to know about Tagore and also buying local dokra handicrafts.
Heaven on earth is the place you should take your parents during the summer. Kashmir is a great place for a family vacation. Stay with your parents at a Shikara on the Dal Lake or visit the Shalimar Gardens. Take your mother to buy some Pashmina and crisp walnuts from the local market or see the hangul deer at the Dachigam sanctuary. Kashmir is the best vacation to have with parents.