5 Best Places to Visit outside India with Family in January

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Good times and lots of laughter are what make a family vacation a true success. Agree? Right from boarding the flight to the destination to returning home, you get to experience everything together. If you are planning to visit international destinations in January, it will be a cherry on the top. But sometimes the biggest hurdle to plan a vacation is “Where should we go?” 

Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered. From Dubai’s adventure and shopping festival to Bali’s pristine beauty and turquoise waters, these family destinations outside India are perfect for your ‘better together’ vacation!

So, if you want to have a blasting time with your loved one, here is your guide to the best places to visit outside India with family in January.

Dubai

The City of Gold

Family tour to Dubai in january

‘Walk, run, shop, relax, sail, drink…repeat!’ This is exactly the motto of visiting Dubai. One of the favored ones, Dubai is the perfect destination to visit in January. The glittering skyline and ultra-modern city vibes are perfect to spend time with your family. Adults and kids both are guaranteed a wonderful time at this luxurious location. Burj Khalifa is one of the star attractions of Dubai from where you can get spectacular views of the entire city.  And if you are an adventurer family, Dubai is the perfect place to be and enjoy a number of recreational activities. Where else would you enjoy the snow skating amidst the arid desert?

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Why in January?

Dubai in January is perfect to get respite from the heat and enjoy the pleasant weather. Skydiving, ziplining, and a hot air balloon ride are some of the most thrilling experiences of Dubai in January. Also, it is the best time to go on a shopping extravaganza as it is the month of the Dubai Shopping Festival. The city has incredible live entertainment like Cirque du Soleil and events like Quoz Arts Festival for your family to get a taste of Dubai culture and arts.

Places to Visit in Dubai

  • Get spectacular Dubai city views from Burj Khalifa.
  • Experience thrilling skydiving at Palm Jumeirah.
  • Enjoy an evening lake ride at Dubai Fountain.
  • Visit the World’s largest mall, the Dubai Mall.
  • Make your evening extra special on the Dubai Creek dinner cruise.
  • Explore the Al Fahidi Fort in Dubai Museum.
  • Go for Dubai Desert Safari with a barbeque dinner.
  • Enjoy skiing in Dubai indoor ski resort – Ski Dubai.
  • Admire one of Dubai’s five-star luxury hotels – Burj Al Arab.
  • Enjoy the indoor Ferrari World Dubai.

Kids special

Dubai Safari Park, Kidzania, Bounce Dubai, Wild Wadi Water Park, Kite Beach, Dubai Miracle Garden, Dolphin Bay, Aquaventure Water Park are some of the best places to visit in Dubai with kids.

Duration: 4 to 5 days are enough to explore the best of Dubai.

Average Cost to visit Dubai:

The average cost to visit Dubai is INR 50,000 per person.
*Prices are subject to change.

Places to Stay in Dubai

Dubai offers a wide range of accommodation to fit your budget. However, Taj Dubai, Atlantis – The Palm, the Oberoi Dubai, Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel are some of the best hotels in Dubai. These hotels offer a luxurious stay and provide an experience in the epitome of luxury – Dubai.

How to Reach Dubai

The Emirates National Airlines of Dubai connects Dubai with many cities in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and other countries. You can board flights to Dubai from India from cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.

What to Eat in Dubai

From delectable bread and pastries to aromatic Arabic coffee and camel burgers, Dubai has a lot of delicious foods you must try. Some of the best local dishes and drinks in Dubai include Luqaimat (dumplings with sesame seeds), Knafeh (made of sour cheese, crisp sugar syrup, and dough), camel burgers, samboosa (just like Indian samosas), Margoogat (tomato-based stew), and chebab (Emirati-style pancakes).

Languages of Dubai

The official language of Dubai is Arabic.

Currency of Dubai: Dirham

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Thailand

Bliss Amidst Nature

Thailand trip with family in january

Seeking a family holiday in the comforts of nature? Then visit Thailand in January for a perfect blend of serenity and adventure. This country is blessed with pristine beaches and tranquil landscapes that will leave you fascinated. Making a sandcastle on the beach and partaking in activities will make your family even closer. As some may think, Thailand is an adult land, but it has something to offer to kids as well as adults. Thailand can be visited throughout the year but the weather in January is unmatchable. Take an offbeat trail, camp together, or dive deep into the oceans, Thailand is the ideal place to reconnect with your loved ones and share special moments with them.

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Why in January?

Planning a family trip to Thailand in January is the best idea. The temperature sits between the average high/low of 22°C  and 32°C. The humidity also varies depending upon whether it is a wet day or not.

Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in many areas of Thailand, particularly Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Bo Sang Umbrella and San Kamphaeng Handicrafts Festival are also celebrated in Chiang Mai during the third week of January.

Places to Visit in Thailand

  • Explore the magnificent Grand Palace.
  • Interact with the Elephants at the Elephant Nature Park.
  • Go island hopping.
  • Meet the hill tribes of Northern Thailand.
  • Visit the floating market in Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi.
  • Take a ferry ride to James Bond Island in Phuket.
  • See your favorite actors at Madame Tussauds in Bangkok.
  • Visit Tuxedo Illusion Hall in Pattaya.
  • Go for an Ayutthaya Day tour.
  • Have fun at Sriracha Tiger Zoo.
  • Get a Thai Massage.

Kids special

Underwater World, Thailand Safari World Zoo, Dream World Amusement Park, Ocean World Bangkok, Dolphin World, Splash Jungle Water Park, Art in Paradise, Crocodile Farm, and Elephant Show are some of the best places to visit with your kids.

Duration: 6 to 7 days are enough to the best of Dubai.

Average Cost to visit Thailand

The cost to visit Thailand is INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 per person.
*Prices are subject to change.

Places to Stay in Thailand

Thailand has a lot of accommodation options for every kind of family. The best hotels to stay in Thailand include Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, The Siam, Shangri-La Hotel, Cabochon Hotel and Residence, Chakrabongse Villas, The Quarter and The Yard Hostel, and Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel.

How to Reach Thailand

Direct flights from Mumbai, India are available to Bangkok via airlines like Bangkok Airways, Air India, Jet Airways, AirAsia, and Etihad Airways.

What to Eat in Thailand

The freshness and diversity of Thai dishes will keep you hungry all the time. Some of the must-try food in Thailand include Thai iced coffee, Khao Soi (a soup made with red curry paste and coconut milk), Larb (chicken dish), Khanom Krok (Thai coconut pancakes), Thai Rolled Ice Cream, Pandan Cake, and Khao Phat (Thai Fried Rice).

Languages of Thailand

The official language of Thailand is Thai.

Currency of Thailand: Thailand Baht

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Singapore

Blend of Adventure and Serenity

Singapore tour with family in january

Infused with ultra-modern technologies, Singapore is one of the top countries to visit with family in January. Have you heard about the famous Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, and Singapore Zoo? They are attractions that should be on your ‘must visit as a family’ list. Singapore is a land of futuristic marvels, sky touching buildings, and splendid nightlife, that you cannot afford to miss. From offbeat trails to adventure sports to luxury accommodation, this city will never leave you disappointed. The most important thing to remember is that Singapore is a great place to visit with kids as it provides various kids with special activities that will keep them entertained. Do not forget to go on a shopping extravagance in this sovereign city-state.

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Why in January?

Visiting Singapore in January is a great idea if you enjoy rain and wind. January is quite wet and windy but provided the attractions and thrilling adventures the city offers, the weather is perfect.

Also, Singapore celebrates the Hindu festival, Thaipusam in January.

Places to Visit in Singapore

  • Admire the beauty of Gardens by the Bay.
  • Visit Skyline Luge Sentosa.
  • Take a ride in a Singapore Cable Car.
  • Enjoy the Singapore Night Safari.
  • Spot beautiful birds at Jurong Bird Park.
  • Opt for a river safari.
  • Get clicked at the Trick Eye Museum.
  • Watch the mesmerizing water show – Wings of Time.
  • Get the city view from Singapore Flyer.
  • See your favorite actors at Madame Tussauds.
  • Visit Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom.
  • Enjoy at Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck.

Kids special

Some of the best places to visit in Singapore with kids include Universal Studios, S.E.A Aquarium, Singapore Zoo, Kidzania, Adventure Cove Water Park, and Sentosa 4D Adventureland.

Duration: 3 to 5 days are enough to explore the best of Singapore.

Average Cost to visit Singapore

The average cost to visit Singapore INR 60,000 per person.
*Prices are subject to change.

Places to Stay in Singapore

Singapore has accommodation for every mood – adventure, nightlife, families. From budget to ultra-luxurious, there is a wide variety of places to stay in Singapore. Four Points by Sheraton, Four Seasons Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Grand Hyatt, The Ritz-Carlton, and the world-famous Marina Bay Sands are some of the best hotels in Singapore.

How to Reach Singapore

Direct flights from Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore are available to Changi International Airport in Singapore.

What to Eat in Singapore

While in Singapore, indulge in the authentic Singaporean food, which includes Bak Kut Teh (Meat Bone Tea/ Pork Ribs Soup), Wanton Mee (noodle dish), fried carrot cake, Dim Sum, Crabs, Laska, and Curry Fish Head.

Languages of Singapore

The languages spoken in Singapore are English, Tamil, Malay, and Mandarin Chinese.

Currency of Singapore: Singapore Dollar

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Nepal

Home to Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga

goa tour with family in january

India’s neighbor, Nepal is one of the best places to visit with family in January. Home to two of the highest peaks in the world, Nepal offers mesmerizing views of tall peaks and breathtaking valleys. Whatever you seek, calm or adventure, this country is ready to offer with a warm heart. Due to its abundant trekking trails, adventure sports, scenic landscapes, and beautiful attractions, Nepal makes one of the ideal winter holidays outside India. Not just this but Nepal is also a famous pilgrimage destination housing famous Hindu and Buddhist temples all across the country. So, if you want to spend bonding time with your family, head to Nepal!

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Why in January?

January is the coldest month of the year in Nepal and is perfect to witness the mighty peaks. The plains of the Terai, the hills of Kathmandu and Pokhara, and the snow-clad Himalayas are a sight to behold in January.

Also, Losar is celebrated over three days beginning from the day before the Tibetan’s New Year’s Eve. You can see monasteries in Nepal decorated colorfully and be a part of their rituals.

Places to Visit in Nepal

  • Go sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Explore the cities of Bhaktapur and Patan.
  • Indulge in adventure activities at Pokhara.
  • Enjoy a wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park.
  • Go for jungle treks and safaris.
  • Fly in a helicopter over mighty hills.
  • Enjoy a boat ride in Phewa Lake.
  • Witness grand Mount Everest from Gokyo Lake.
  • Try thrilling bungee jumping.
  • Cross the hidden lanes of Siddha Gufa.
  • Stay in a monastery.

Kids special

Some of the best places to visit and things to do in Nepal with kids are Narayanhiti Royal Palace, Kathmandu’s bazaar, trek in the Annapurnas, elephant activities in Chitwan, white water rafting and overnight camp, and pottery in Bhaktapur.

Duration

5 to 6 days are enough to explore Nepal’s best.

Average Cost to visit Nepal

The average cost to visit Nepal INR 18,000 per person.
*Prices are subject to change.

Places to Stay in Nepal

There is a wide variety of places to stay in Nepal. From budget to luxury, you can find a hotel that suits your pocket. Some of the best hotels in Nepal include Waterfront Resort by KGH Group, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Shangrila Village Resort Pokhara, and Hotel Utsab Himalaya.

How to Reach Nepal

Nepal from India can be reached via air and road. There are flights to Nepal from Delhi, Varanasi, and Kolkata. You can also travel by road via the Sunauli border crossing, the Raxaul Border Crossing, the Panitanki Border Crossing, and the Banbasa Border Crossing.

What to Eat in Nepal

Nepalese cuisine is inspired by Tibetan and Indian dishes but has a distinct taste. Dal Bhat, momos, Sel Roti, Newari cuisine, samosas, pani puri, lassi, jalebi, Juju Dhau are some foods to eat in Nepal.

Languages of Nepal

The language spoken in Nepal is Nepali.

Currency of Singapore: Nepalese Rupee

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Bali, Indonesia

Land of the Gods

bali tour with family in january

Relaxing on a white sandy beach while your children make a sandcastle. Doesn’t it sound like the perfect holiday plan? The land of infinite beaches, Bali in Indonesia is exactly the destination you need to visit for a family vacation. This wondrous country boasts a rich heritage and culture and ensures to provide you with the best experience. From crowded city areas to secluded beaches, you can get the best of both worlds. From adult to child, Vali offers numerous activities. Explore its popular attractions including rice fields, wildlife reserves, and stunning temples. So, if you are looking for solace amidst the luxury of nature, head to Bali with your family.

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Why in January?

Bali in January is off-season and therefore, you can enjoy with your family without many crowds. The weather is pleasant but you can expect heavy showers in the mountains and highlands.

Places to Visit in Bali

  • Visit a coffee farm.
  • Indulge in water-based activities.
  • Enjoy the delicious Balinese food.
  • Get an insight into Bali’s culture at Ubud, Denpasar, and Kuta.
  • Relax with a spa.
  • Visit the Ulun Danu Temple.
  • Catch the beautiful sunset at Tanah Lot Temple.
  • Relax at the Yoga Barn.
  • Explore the paddy fields of Tabanan.
  • Bathe in the sacred waters of Tirta Empul.
  • Marvel at Uluwatu Temple.
  • Enjoy the nightlife in Kuta.

Kids special

Take your kids to Devdan Show, learn local arts, have fun at Bali Treetop Adventure Park, enjoy Kecak Dance, spend time with the monkeys at Monkey Forest, get back to nature at Bali Zoo, and tour a chocolate factory.

Duration

5 to 6 days are enough to explore Bali.

Average Cost to visit Bali

The average cost to visit Bali INR 50,000 per person.
*Prices are subject to change.

Places to Stay in Bali

Bali has every type of accommodation to cater to every kind of traveler. Whether on a budget or not, Bali has some of the most beautiful stays for your family. Fivelements, The Samaya, Four Seasons, Jimbaran, Bali Villa Ubud, Kokonut Suites, and W Retreat and Spa are some of the best hotels in Bali.

How to Reach Bali

Ngurah Rai International Airport, the main airport in Bali connects Bali from India. Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, and Singapore Air are some of the airlines from India to Bali.

What to Eat in Bali

Bali has a unique twist with tantalizing flavors that can be tasted in its various dishes. Some of the food to eat in Bali include Pisang Goreng (fried bananas), Mie Goreng (fried noodles), Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Sate (mashed chicken), Babi Guling, and Bebek Betutu (smoked duck).

Languages of Bali

The language spoken in Bali is Indonesian.

Currency of Bali: Indonesian Rupiah

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The world is vast and you cannot possibly explore it all! Take little steps with your better half, young ones or older for that matter, and explore some of the best places outside India in January. Pick your favorite among the list and do not forget to share your best experiences with us. Happy Journey! : )

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