In pics: Best places for a winter vacation with family

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India doesn’t fall short of holiday seasons to take a short break. More so, in winters, vacation is what everyone looks forward to, to go out on a family holiday. If you are confused about the places to visit, here we have a few options sorted for the whole family to enjoy.

Rajasthan

Vibrant festivals, medieval forts, fairy-tale palaces, camel rides across desert dunes and a well-oiled tourist infrastructure for hassle-free travel, that’s what Rajasthan is all about.

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Jaisalmer or "The Golden City" of Rajasthan, is a World Heritage Site.
Jaisalmer or "The Golden City" of Rajasthan, is a World Heritage Site.
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Those looking for relaxation can just stroll around the colourful cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer.

Ranthambore is the best place to spot the wild cat in a safari
Ranthambore is the best place to spot the wild cat in a safari
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Enjoy the panoramic view of Jodhpur while zip-lining at the Mehrangarh Fort.
Enjoy the panoramic view of Jodhpur while zip-lining at the Mehrangarh Fort.
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Uttar Pradesh

The picture-perfect Taj Mahal and the nearby abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri will set all imaginations ablaze.

The stunning white marble structure-Taj Mahal- is one of the seven wonders of the world.
The stunning white marble structure-Taj Mahal- is one of the seven wonders of the world.
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This historic red sandstone fort-Agra Fort- is best visited during sunrise.
This historic red sandstone fort-Agra Fort- is best visited during sunrise.
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The grand Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri at sunset
The grand Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri at sunset
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Kerala

Offering canoe and houseboat adventures, surf beaches, Arabian Sea sunsets and wildlife-spotting, Kerala is a complete holiday package.

Taking a ride around the backwaters in Alleppey in one of these houseboats is an unforgettable experience.
Taking a ride around the backwaters in Alleppey in one of these houseboats is an unforgettable experience.
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Fort Kochi is the queen of the Arabian Sea in Kerala
Fort Kochi is the queen of the Arabian Sea in Kerala
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The Kerala fish curry with rice is a meal to relish.
The Kerala fish curry with rice is a meal to relish.
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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is the land of Kipling’s Jungle Book, with jungles, and tiger-spotting safaris.

Cenotaphs (Chhatris) on the bank of the Betwa River at sunset in Orchha.
Cenotaphs (Chhatris) on the bank of the Betwa River at sunset in Orchha.
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Andaman Islands

Splash about in the shallows at this archipelago, where there are sensational diving and snorkelling possibilities as well.

Elephant bathing on the beach is a common sight at the Elephant Beach in the Andamans
Elephant bathing on the beach is a common sight at the Elephant Beach in the Andamans
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Water sports like snorkelling can be enjoyed in Andamans.
Water sports like snorkelling can be enjoyed in Andamans.
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Northeast India

The entire chain of the north-eastern states is great for a December vacation. From the colourful tribal festivals, grand monasteries and wildlife spotting opportunities to relishing culture and a variety of food, they all guarantee nothing but good memories to bring back.

Crossing a bridge completely made with bamboos in Mawlynnong village of Shillong
Crossing a bridge completely made with bamboos in Mawlynnong village of Shillong
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View of the sunset with boats on the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam
View of the sunset with boats on the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam
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Make good use of this winter break and plan a family holiday at any of these places.