Summers can be tough! With the weather reaching its peak point, everyone is looking for an escape to relax, beating the heat. Imagining a place with a soft cool breeze and beautiful scenery can be a difficult but there is joy in the slightest of comfort.
Here is a list of places that you must consider visiting to break out the summer feels.
Best summer places to travel in India
Lakshadweep Islands is a group of 36 islands that are one of a kind. The island is endowed with rich marine wealth and its remoteness from the mainland justifies the cleanliness of the water here. With sandy beaches, coral beefs, and expanse of greenery; it makes for a perfect vacation spot.
Manali is a popular backpacking destination in Himachal Pradesh. It is well-known for Paragliding at Solang & Rohtang valleys, yak-riding at the wildlife sanctuary and dipping in hot-water springs at Vashisht. It holds a special place as the ultimate honeymoon destination and yet holds an important position for adventure activities. With thick forests and cool breeze characterizing this hill station, Manali is the perfect summer destination.
Ooty is certainly one of the most popular hill stations in India. The marvelous views of the mountains, the beautiful lake, numerous gardens and impeccable tea and coffee plantations characterize this place with breathless vibes. Visiting Ooty in the month of May would make for the ideal summer holiday.
Ladakh is considered to be one of the most thrilling summer destinations in India. The place comprises of stunning lakes, breath-taking views and the perfect weather to make it for a great vacation spot. Riding a bike up to the Khardung-La Pass is one of the dos when you are in Ladakh.
Dharamshala is the perfect summer getaway destination for those looking to spend their holidays amidst the picturesque hills. It is known for its beautiful temples, monasteries and is internationally acclaimed as the home of Dalai Lama of Tibet. Kangra Fort, Bhagsu Falls, HPCA Stadium, Namgyal Monastery are some of the few places that one must visit while in Dharamshala. Boat ride in Dal Lake is another acknowledged activity here.
Munnar is famous for its thriving hills and vast expanse of tea plantations. With a numerous of things to do in Munnar, the hill station from God’s Own Country – Kerala – is definite to offer you with a serene holiday feel. Staying in a tree house, Shikara ride in Kundala Lake, mountain biking and trekking to the echo point are a few list of activities that you must try when here.
Located amidst the verdant valleys of Western Ghats, Coorg is one of the most prosperous summer holiday destinations in India. There is a fine list of activities that the tourists can try on here. With Abbey Falls and Brahmagiri Peak being one of the highlighted places to visit, tourists can go camping, river rafting and trekking as well. Coorg is acknowledged as the ‘Scotland of India’.
Tawang is situated at a height of 10000 feet with amazing waterfalls, breathtaking valleys and foggy rivers adding to its charisma. When you are here, Tawang Monatery, Sela Pass, Nuranang waterfalls, Bumla Pass and Shonga-tser Lake are a few places that you must visit. Interestingly, the place is magnificently surrounded with Tibet to its northern side, Sela range of West Kameng to the east and Bhutan to the southwest.
Shillong is a town with beautiful mountains and breathtaking weather conditions. Coal mines are a highlight of this place. Shillong has a beautiful societal culture that is very different from the rest of the country. With women doing most of the business, this place will impress you. There are beautiful scenic viewpoints that will drive you crazy.
Surrounded by the emerald-green tea plantations, Darjeeling is among the best hill stations in India. The place is towered by the marvelous Kanchenjunga and is known for Tea Gardens, Tiger Hill and more. If you are in Darjeeling then riding the cute toy train through the Himalayas, watching the sun set and relaxing with a beautiful scenic view are some of the endearing holiday feels you can engage with.
Shimla is certainly one of the well-known vacation places in summer in India. The place is acknowledged with a rich history, natural beauty and refreshing vibes. Month of May and June are considered apt for visiting here with a time period of 3-4 days. Mall road, Jakhu Hill, Hanuman Temple and Annandale are some of the popular places of interest in Shimla.
Auli is the coolest place to visit India during the summer. Tourists from across the globe visit this destination with skiing being a highlight in summer and winter. Auli is located near Haridwar; Delhi is the major city from Auli with a distance of 500 km. trekking adventures to Gorson and Kuari Pass are a delight here.
Mount Abu is a hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi distric of Rajasthan. It is the best entry to the list of summer holiday destination in the west. The place is everything from rivers, lakes, waterfalls and fort to temples; a perfect dream land. When you are here, witnessing sunset st Sunset Point, riding a pony near Nakki Lake and boating at Nakki Lake are a few activities that you must treat yourself with.
Kashmir is the place to holiday when summer is around. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in India and is recognized as the paradise city. Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar are the places that are highly recommended for the tourists to explore. An ideal vacation in Kashmir would involve a stay of at least 6-7 days.
Everything that you can imagine; lakes, hills, gardens (also floating gardens) and houseboats (popularly known as Shikara) can all be experienced at once in this magical snow land.
Nainital is a popular weekend getaway destination from cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. This place is surrounded by green hills all around with breathtaking surroundings. When you are here, be sure to try boating (one of the best activity), Trekking and bird-watching.
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