Summer holidays are just the perfect chance for you to spend a hassle-free time with your family. Are you looking for a few right Places to visit in the summer? Then you are in the right place, my friend. This article enlists the top places to go to during the summer holidays in India.
This exhilarating list of the Indian summer destinations would get you started with packing.
Well, no single article can do justice with the numerous summer vacation ideas available within India. Neither does this one. However, this article does enlist the top fun places to go in the summer. This article would share details about these places-
Now, we are going to have a quick view of the necessary information about those summer destinations.
1. Sandakphu, West Bengal
Things to do: This highest peak of West Bengal that hides among the beauties of Singalila ridge is a significant attraction for the adventure lovers from around the world.
The best season for visiting this place is between April to May.
The main attraction that this place harbor is a beautiful route for trekking. There are separate winding roads to trek. You can start trekking from Manebhanjan or any point in between like Tonglu or Tumbling.
The four highest peaks of the world are visible from the summit. The nearest one, Kangchenjunga, is known to the local people as the ‘sleeping Buddha.’
Major places to visit: Manebhanjan is a small town, which is known as the base camp of Sandakphu. You can stock food and other essential things from here. Other places that you might want to visit during this trip are Tonglu, Tumbling, Srikhola (‘Khola,’ meaning ‘river’), Dhotrey. The places are valuable for their almost untouched natural beauty. Just a cup of coffee and a good tune in your heart will make an afternoon memorable that you spend at any of these places.
Nearest airport: Bagdogra airport
2. Munnar, Kerala
Things to do: With the most fabulous greenery around, you can roam over the hills of the Western Ghats ranges in Kerala, where Munnar eagerly waits to surprise you with her charming beauty of nature. A small hilly town, with little pollution and sprawling tea gardens, Munnar presents to you the only tea museum.
Your Munnar days will be even more memorable with the heavenly taste of homemade chocolates, which you can but at a lower price at Top station (a shooting place).
You can enjoy this beautiful place in its best weather from September to March. The temperature is comfortable, and the chances of rainfall are lower. A two days tour is best to visit this place, which is one of the fun places to go in the summer. It takes a day to do the sightseeing and another day for taking strolls on the winding roads along with the green tea gardens.
Major places to visit: To visit nearby places you can hire a cab according to the number of people in your group. The must-visit places are the Eravikulam National Park (if you are lucky enough, you can see the Nilgiri tahr, an extinct breed of mountain goat), Mattupetty Dam, Tea Museum, Pothamedu viewpoint and last but not the least the peerless beauty of the town.
Nearest airport: Kochi airport
3. Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir
Things to do: Summer vacations for couples are exciting, and it requires a good deal of thinking to set an itinerary for them. On top of the chart should be Srinagar.
The majestic gardens of the Mughals, the serene waves of Dal Lake, the falling and fallen down maple leaves, and the music of Santoor playing in the background immediately set the mood of romance. The royal houseboats on the lake are very enticing.
Even if you are not staying on them, you can still have a ride on the beautifully decorated boats (Sikaras) and enjoy the serenity of the Dal Lake. The best time to see the burdened apple trees is from September to November. However, if you want to visit the famous Tulip garden, summer is the best time.
Major places to visit: You will need an entire day to visit the three Mughal gardens (the Nishat Bagh, the Shalimar Bagh, and the Chashma Shahi Bagh). If you finish these early, you can visit the Shankaracharya temple that offers you a bird’s eye view of the city.
Nearest airport: Srinagar airport or Sheikh ul-Alam airport
4. Leh, Ladakh
Things to do: For an adventurous soul, Ladakh is one of the summer vacation packages in India. You can have the travesty of scenic beauty, ancient tradition, and breath-taking geographical features in this one place.
The most exciting thing that you can do in Ladakh is to explore the grey and dusty roads on a bike. There is Nubra valley, the cold desert, famous for the two-humped camels.
The camel owners offer you a fifteen minutes spin on the camels. The weird animal does not seem that weird after a pleasant ride. With these, the colorful monasteries and Gompas will blow your mind with their architecture and love for simplicity. However, Leh trip remains incomplete if you do not spend at least one night in a tent at the banks of the Pangong Lake.
Major places to visit: You can first stay at Leh and finish sightseeing around the town in the first two days. Then you can go on short trips and come back to Leh (the day a- Leh to Nubra- night stay- back to Leh; day b- Leh to Pangong- night stay- back to Leh). You can also visit Tsomoriri Lake.
Nearest airport: Leh airport
5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Things to do: Best summer vacation deals always include this gorgeous town of Himachal Pradesh. The favorable temperature during the summer makes this city the summer refuge of many heat-escaping travelers of India. If you want to start your vacation with a cool thing, you can experience the heritage narrow-gauge train ride from Kalka to Shimla.
The Sibalik express offers you the most luxurious coach in this rout. Otherwise, other coaches travel between these two places, allowing you a splendid experience of going through Thirty-three tunnels, among which Barog is the longest one.
You can venture on some adventurous activities in Shimla, like camping, river-rafting, horseback riding, and ice-skating. If you have an unquenchable thirst for adventure, you can also do paragliding at nearby Solang valley.
Major places to visit: The must-visit places in the town are the Mall road, the Kalibari temple, Hanuman temple, the ridge, the Cathedral, Lakkar Bajar (local market). There are some places which you can visit with a cab. They are Kufri, Masobra, Solang, Chini Bungalow, and Fagu.
Nearest airport: Chandigarh or Jubbarhatti airport
6. Auli, Himachal Pradesh
Things to do: Auli is known as one of the coolest places in India, especially for a fantastic summer vacation with the family. The major reason for its popularity is the soothing climate in this region of India. While it becomes a skiing haven during the winters, in the summers it is like peace to the eyes.
The lush green valleys backed by silver-capped mountains is sheer bliss to look at. It is also one of the less-crowded places in the entire Himachal Pradesh. So, if you want to keep away from a busy city life for a few days, Auli is going to be perfect for you.
Just switch down the speed of your life and absorb the beauty of this luscious greenery of Auli for the perfect Summer treat.
Major places to visit: You may visit the Joshimath spot for a cable car ride, and also for a fantastic view. The Kuari Pass and Gorson are two major trekking attractions from here.
Nearest airport: Delhi international airport (international) and Jolly Grant airport (domestic)
If you have that indomitable spirit of exploration in you, nothing can stop you. And with this bunch of information, your summer is destined to be exciting and adventurous.
So, This summer, let’s start packing and make this India your oyster!
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