Top 12 Places for Family Adventure Holidays in India

Top 12 Places for Family Adventure Holidays in India
Last Updated: July 25, 2018

What will happen when adventure combines with family? Probably that time would be the most amazing time, replete with the beautiful memories. Luckily in India, there are a number of adventure places where one can spend some quality time with their family while trying different thrilling activities. Right from adventure hub in Manali to the quiet and pretty Munnar in the South, there are so many places that can be chosen to give your family a holiday that they will remember for a long time. Below, we have picked some of the top places in India, which can prove to be wonderful for a family adventure holiday.

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali The place which is known as the hub for any kind of vacations, Manali, offers most gorgeous views of the Himalayas covered with pine forests. Along with being a honeymoon destination, it is also a major adventure gateway for individuals as well as families seeking to enjoy varied thrilling activities to make a holiday interesting. You can find numbers of adventure sports activities like; trekking, rafting, paragliding, zorbing, and skiing (Seasonal) to enjoy with your family. Solang Valley is the place in Manali where numbers of activities are available except for trekking which can be done from multiple places in and around Manali.

Adventure Activities in Manali: Rafting, trekking, camping, skiing, paragliding, zorbing, hiking, mountain biking, and mountaineering.

2. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

River Rafting in Rishikesh Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is the major getaway near Delhi. And apart from being a popular tourist destination, the place is also is an important spot for adventure lovers, which would also mean families looking for an adventure holiday can also plan a trip here. Amongst the best adventure activity that can be enjoyed by families is whitewater rafting, which is a group watersport and can be enjoyed on an easy stretch between Shivpuri and NIM Beach.

Adventure Activities in Rishikesh: Camping, hiking, white river rafting, bungee jumping, flying fox, giant swing, cliff jumping, trekking, rock climbing, and backpacking.

3. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Gulmarg Gulmarg is considered as the skiing capital of India. This hill station in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with flower-strewn meadows and alpine mountains which get covered in the snow in the winter season to prepare it as the best place for skiing in the country. The place is a paradise for adventure seekers and is indeed safe for family adventure vacation as well. Not limited to this, Gulmarg also has a great refreshing ambiance that delivers a perfect family time.

Adventure Activities in Gulmarg: Cable car ride, snow skiing, trekking, and fishing.

4. Munnar, Kerala

Adventure in Munnar Located in the Western Ghats Mountain Range of the state of Kerala, Munnar is a paradise of tranquility and named as the idyllic tourist location by many families. Perched at an elevation of 1532 m above the sea level the place is covered with astonishing hills, mist, exquisite valleys, streams, waterfalls, tea plantations, rich flora, and fauna. Eravikulam National Park is also a major attraction in the place where one can have some adventure of sighting wildlife while enjoying a jeep safari. Trekking is also a great option, as many scenic trails branch out from Munnar.

Adventure Activities in Munnar: Trekking, wildlife safari at Eravikulam National Park, trekking, boating, and cycling.

5. Goa

Parasailing in Goa Perfect epitome of tourist destination in India, Goa is well known for its beaches, churches, Indian and Portuguese culture, and seafood. The stunning beauty and the culture of the land are hard to resist. The place is blessed with numbers of attractions and more importantly beaches facing the Arabian Sea. The place has more than enough to fall for but when it comes to adventure activities, its beaches are the perfect spots for water sports like jet skiing, banana boat ride, parasailing and what not.

Adventure Activities in Goa: Angling, banana boat rides, dinghy sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, water scooter, and windsurfing.

6. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is the prime attraction when it comes to thrilling jeep safari to sight tigers in their natural habitat. Here tigers can be easily spotted even during the daytime. Certainly, a wildlife tour to Ranthambore National Park is what every nature and adventure lover wants and the families who are seeking some fun must plan a trip to this wildlife destination. Moreover, one can also trek up to Ranthambore Fort, which is surrounded by beautiful views and historical ruins.

Adventure Activities in Ranthambore: Jeep safari, trek to Fort, historical views, and tiger sightseeing.

7. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli Auli is blessed with snow-clad mountains, meadows, and dense forests. Situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal region of the state Uttarakhand, Auli is a ‘Bugyal’ which means meadow in the local language. During winters, the beauty of this place is at its peak when the whole land covers under a thick snow sheet. Certainly that time, it becomes the perfect place for skiing. Additionally, the astonishing views of the Great Himalayas and the slopes of Auli make it a superlative spot for families seeking some ski fun together.

Adventure Activities in Auli: Camping, skiing, cable car, trekking, and ropeway ride.

8. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Horse Riding in Mahabaleshwar Mahabaleshwar is located at distance of around 260 km from Mumbai and is a popular hill station in the district of Satara, Maharashtra. It is situated in the Western Ghats Range of India and is a perfect adventure getaway near Mumbai and Pune. Trek to famous Pratabgarh Fort with your family. Also, Venna Dam/Lake is a place where one can enjoy boating, horse riding, and fun games like; toy train and merry-go-round.

Adventure Activities in Mahabaleshwar: Trekking, horse riding, boating, waterfall visit, air obstacle, Burma Bridge, and zorbing.

9. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Safari in Kaziranga National Park One of the conceits of India, Kaziranga National Park is a place where one can unwind and have an encounter with the exotic wildlife. The park holds some major attractions like; one-horned rhinoceros, tigers, Asiatic Elephant, swamp deer, and Asiatic water buffaloes. In order to make your family trip to Kaziranga more exciting, give a try to jeep safari to explore the wildlife more closely. Certainly, this could turn out to be a perfect family adventure tour.

Adventure Activities in Kaziranga: Jeep safari, rhinoceros sightseeing, elephant sightseeing, swamp deer sightseeing, and wild water buffalo sightseeing.

10. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Horse Riding in Ooty Another adventurous destination where you can plan your vacations with family is Ooty. The place is counted as a land of picturesque picnic spots consisting of blooming vegetation. Ooty offers a variety of adventure sports like cycling, trekking, horse riding, mountain biking, hang gliding. Additionally, this hill station in Tamil Nadu also has Black Thunder Theme Park which is the best place to get that adrenaline rushing.

Adventure Activities in Ooty: Theme park, cycling, biking, trekking, hang gliding, horse riding, jungle safari, and camping.

11. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Camping in Mussoorie The lush green hills, diverse flora and fauna along with the fascinating view of Shivalik ranges define the beauty of this magnificent hill station. However, it is not only known for its scenic beauty but also for its thrilling sports and activities which can be performed here. The place has numerous adventure parks and camps which offer most appealing adventure sports for all groups of people. Thus, before going, do all the research for adventure parks and camps in advance to avoid missing out on anything.

Adventure Activities in Mussoorie: Skywalk, paragliding, rock climbing, sky bridge, paintballs, zip swing, valley crossing, camping, zip line, trekking, ATV, mountain biking, cave exploration, and more.

12. Gangtok, Sikkim

Adventrure in Gangtok Get yourself introduced to the magical beauty of the appealing city of Gangtok. The capital of Sikkim delivers some amazing and adventurous things to do. It has a number of attractions which you can expolre with your family. The land of Gangtok also offers some amazing activities like river rafting, trekking and those who want to push a bit harder there is mountain biking opportunity as well.

Adventure Activities in Gangtok: River rafting, yak safari, paragliding, ropeway cable, trekking, mountain biking, and more.

Now, whenever you plan to make an adventurous trip with your family, make sure you choose a place from this list. Also, don’t deprive us from getting a Like and Share, this is what keeps us motivated. We at Tour My India along with offering useful blogs and travel guides, provide some of the best travel packages in India, so in case you have a family adventure tour in mind, and don’t have the idea of how to go about it, give us a call at +91 9212553106 or drop us an email at We always have incredible travel packages waiting to be grabbed!

Published: 06 Nov, 2017


Comes from the ‘heart of India’, Delhi, Jatin is big-time dreamer. He is a travel blogger who loves to express about his ventures through his writing. Besides being a blogger, he is a foodie, who follows the aroma to reach some of the most amazing places to eat. Another thing that is equally important to him is sports; he eats, sleeps and breathes cricket!

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