14 apt places for a family vacation before your wedding


A family vacation usually doesn’t make it to the checklist of  top things to do before a wedding. But it is highly recommended. Come to think of it, it would serve as the last memory before the beginning of an entire new chapter of life. Wouldn’t it be great to make it worthwhile?

You could choose a place based on so many ideas. For example, if you took a family vacation when you were young, you could go to the same place and recreate childhood photos in the current day. Or, simply take some time out on the beach. Whatever it is that you choose, the important thing is to create memories with your family before starting a new one.

Here are a few ideas!

Go International


Dubai is one of the most approachable international holiday spot for Indians since it is only 3 hours away. And the best part about Dubai is that it can be combined with a lot of shopping that becomes a part of the bridal trousseau. Hugely recognized as a place for the whole family, there is something for everyone here.


For those that have a lot of time in hand and want to take one long holiday before the mad wedding rush begins, head to Austria. With a promise of postcard pictures in the backdrop of beautiful scenic locations, this would be a memorable destination. It’s a lot better than Switzerland at less than half the cost! 


Singapore, the ultimate family destination is pretty close to India. From Sentosa islands to the skyline view and ofcourse, electronic shopping – it would make for an excellent choice. There is also the huge Universal studios which is a great family amusement park.


The hub of shopping, islands and even Legoland – Malaysia is an all rounder.


If your family enjoys beach time and seafood, what better place than the islands of Thailand!Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, KohSamui are some of the famous ones. Biking around, snorkeling, relaxing or even shopping for post wedding home décor and trousseau can be made part of the vacation. 

For Shopping


It is impossible to not think about shopping when you are about to get married. And topping the list of shopping destinations for amazing family vacations is Rajasthan. Pick any city or do a multi tour. Have fun discovering the royal families in palaces. Combine spending this time with your family and get your hands on ethnic jewellery and saree shopping!


Gujarat could be an adventure family holiday with a visit to Gir or a shopping holiday with the number of ethnic goods in the state. Or both! Eat together, laugh together and have a warm time in Gujarat.

Shimla& Jammu Kashmir

Both these places are great for some winter shopping combined with tourist attractions on a hilltop.

For Relaxation


Goa has always been an all time favorite. If you want to party, get to the north. If you want some peace and beach time, get to the south. Its that easy. A world full of food, photo spots, easy to move around options and a complete chilled out mood – Goa is a must do.


It doesn’t matter when you get married,Kerela it always in season. Relax among the tea estates or overlooking the backwaters, sipping coconut water.Indulge in pre wedding Ayurveda spa treatments when you are here. Relaxation and rejuvenation together.


Serene, calm and peaceful, Uttarakhand can be the place for quality family time. You can hop on for a Corbett adventure too. The destination offers some beautiful photography spots to create lifelong memories.


The northeast is another excellent photography and food location to explore. You are bound to come back with innumerable family vacation memories.


Munnar has been celebrated immensely with the lovely tea estates and happiness in the air.

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Apeksha Harihar, Former Editor, Social Samosa has over 5+ years of experience in digital marketing and publishing. Follow Apeksha on Twitter. She is now a Travel Writer & Photographer on Thing2gether

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