It is one’s flair for the destination is the the criteria for choosing the destination. Do plan your trip to that place where you will feel happy. Before planning your family trip do select only those places which has got adequate hotels / resorts, best food and transportation facilities. Do choose unfmiliar and remote destinations for your family holidays.
Decide on the the destination you want to travel. Calulate the cost of traveling to that area then arrange the transportation facility to reach that destination. If you are traveling by train or by air do book your return tickets also. After this book your hotel / resort. Do keep in mind that if you are traveling to a destination during public holidays / summer holidays then reserve your room atleast 2 months before. Nowadays air tickets and train tickets can also be booked on an early date about 1 or 2 months before or else you will not be getting tickets in the last minute. Even if you get the ticket in the last minute you wont be able to get the required type of ticket and tickets you get for your family memebers will be on separate compartments / boggies in a train. Lots of people faces this issue during family travel so book your tickets as early as possible. Be aware about other alternative options for your onward and return journey.
Now a days most of the households in india have got cars and families enjoy going to destinations in their cars. The families which are going by their own car has got a special feeling that they are not away from the home. If you are traveling by your own vehicle, consult your car mechanic and tell him that your are going for a long distance travel and make necessary arrangements for making your car perfect for a ride. If you sight some minor problems in your vehicle do fix it other wise your travel will be affected. Check your car engine oil level, tyre pressure, condition of your ac and car battery, condition of seats, basic tools and accesories in your car, status of your wipers and all lamps like head lights and indicators etc. If you are travelling by a taxi then do arrange a it from whom who know well or hire it from a reputed and experienced travel agent and if you are planning for a family group travel then arrange a big vehicle like mini bus atleast two weeks before your travel. It will help in avoid transportation related problems for you as well as the vechicle owner or agent. Many people feels that traveling by train is the best mode for long distance travel. If think if you are traveling to a destination within your district or a destination which is there in a near by district and for family tours which takes only 1 to 3 days then your vehicle is the best, for travels which takes more than 5 days it is better to travel by train. Do keep in mind that you reach the railway station half an hour before the train departs. Traveling by air is the best when you are traveling to very long distances and book your air tickets as early as possible. Unlike other mode of travel air travel has got lots of security checks so you should reach the airport at a much early time. Now a days there are lots of options for low cost air travels offered by airline companies so you can travel by air at a less cost.
When selecting your hotel or resort do try to select hotel not purely based in the tariff. You can get hotel / resorts with low tariff but their quality of services will also be very low. When traveling with your family good services, secuirty inside the hotel, excellent and neat facilities are inevitable.
Dont plan your travel to reach the destination at a later point of time during the night. Do try to reach the hotel during day time at least during the evening. Do have goood knowledge about the time at which you will be reaching the destination while planning your travel. Once you reach the hotel / resort do relax for some time in the hotel room and have food or drink then only start your trip for local sightseeing. Do keep all your worries behind and enjoy your tour at its best.
Many people used to spend a lot of money by buying unwanted things and getting into unwanted services which they dont actually supposed to indulge during the travel. Once you reach the destinations there will be lots of agents which offers different services. Be very much selective in getting those services otherwise you will lose your hard earned money. Do create a budget during the planning for your trip and dont keep much amount with you as liquid cash make yourself aware about the banks and atms available in your destination and on the way. Beware of pickpocketing and most of the hotels accept creidt or debit cards so you dont have to carry cash with you. If you are planning a family group travel then lets make one person handle all the expenses othewise it till create problems and make a hole in your friendly relationships.