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Summer is an exciting time for kids. They have a couple of months away from school and look towards their parents for a fun vacation. This is a great time to go on a vacation with your family. If you are one of those who like to spend wisely and not indulge into unwanted luxuries, then there are a number of places for you to visit where you Also Read - Man Accidentally Masturbates In Front of His Colleagues During a Zoom Call, Video Goes Viral

1. Horse-riding and sightseeing in Matheran

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One of the cool getaways from Mumbai, Matheran is a hill station which makes for an affordable trip. Hotel rooms are not very expensive and you can easily wind up your entire trip under Rs 12,000. Horse-riding is one of the popular activities here especially for kids and the mountain views from various points are extremely scenic.

Temperature: 29 degrees C

Approximate cost for horse-riding and sight-seeing: Rs 200 to 500 per person

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2. Ropeway and toy-train ride in Darjeeling


Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful destinations in east India and is known for its tea plantations, rolling green hills, views of the Kangchendzonga and its marvellous toy train. Your family members will have the time of their life and enjoy the pleasant weather which a respite from the heat. The 45-minute ropeway ride is your ticket to some spectacular views, something your kids will love! Food and accommodation here is reasonable and you can wind up your trip under Rs 25,000.

Temperature: 14 degrees C

Approximate cost of ropeway ride per person: Rs 150 per person (Rs 75 for kids)

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3. International Summer festival in Shimla


One of India’s most popular hill stations, Shimla has a host of activities for kids as well as elders. But the best thing about visiting Shimla in May/June is the International Summer festival which showcases the culture of the region and also hosts performances by artists from all around the world. Shimla has emerged as a major tourist attraction leading to all kinds of accommodation options in the hill station. You can wind up an entire family trip under Rs 20,000 if you plan well.

Temperature: 17 degree C

Approximate cost per person for attending the festival: Free

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4. Stay in a houseboat in Kashmir


You might have heard several times that Kashmir is heaven on earth. Well, regardless of what your take on heaven is, one Kashmir trip will convince you that it is one of the most beautiful places in the country. A day in a houseboat at any of the serene lakes in Kashmir overlooking mountains is the best getaway your family can ask for. Add to that the delicious Kashmiri food and what you have is the perfect family vacation! You whole trip can cost as less as Rs 30,000

Temperature: 16 degrees C

Approximate cost per night in a houseboat: Rs 3000 per night

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5. Elephant and rhino-spotting in Kaziranga


Kids love wildlife and why shouldn’t they? Be it tigers, elephants or rhinos, it is an amazing feeling to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. One of India’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries is the Kaziranga National Park in Assam known for its highest population of one-horned rhinoceroses and highest density of tigers. A safari at Kaziranga will be a memorable experience for your whole family and will cost much lesser than a luxurious holiday. If planned well, you can wind the trip up under Rs 20,000.

Temperature: 27 degree C

Approximate cost for a safari: Rs 1500 per person

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Note: The approximate trip budgets mentioned exclude travel costs and account for a .

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