The temperature is rising and summer is in full-swing, So its time to escape the scorching summer heat and go for a summer getaway with family and loved ones. When in India for a summer tour, it is considerable to choose a right summer destination to beat the summer heat. There are several destinations in India where you can visit for a summer retreat and mostly preferable are the Indian hills to celebrate the vacation and maximize the tourism experience. Each part of India has picturesque hills stations and landscapes popular among the vacationers across the globe. Let’s check out the most preferred summer destinations in India to have a cool blast in the summer.
Top 10 places to visit in India during summers
Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, a picturesque hill station in the northern part of India. Shimla was established during the British rule as a resort place for the British officers and their families. Many of the buildings and monuments constructed by British have been converted into luxury hotels in Shimla. The ridge of Shimla offers a scenic sight of the ice-covered mountain peaks. Visitors can indulge is shopping in the famous Shimla mall. Shimla has abandoned waterfalls to overwhelm the visitors. Chadwick fall is a popular waterfall in Shimla surrounded by bushes and thick forests. Narkandan gives a view of the mountain ranges and forms a vital part of Shimla sightseeing.
Nestled at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, Manali is a beautiful hill station surrounded by captivating mountains, rivers, small waterfalls and streams. Manali is a popular destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the northern India. It is also a favored honeymoon spot for newly weds within the country. Some of the major tourist attractions in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Tibetan monasteries, Vashist hot water springs and its surrounding temples, Nehru Kund and many others. Must visit spot for tourist is the Rohtang Pass, 51kms from Manali on highway to Keylong/Leh. It offers a spectacular mountain view and also considered a trekkers’ paradise. The pass remains open from June to October though trekkers can cross it earlier.
Shillong is known as the ‘Scotland of the East’, situated in the northeastern part of India in the state of Meghalaya. Eucalyptus trees, towering pine, fresh breeze carrying the fragrance of the pines and the warn sunshine will make you forget everything. If you love hills, this is your place to go. Some of the popular sightseeing includes the butterfly museum, Botanical Garden, Shillong Peal which is a ideal picnic spot, must visit Cherrapunjee, Sohpetbneng Peak, Ward’s Lake, Bishop and Beadon Falls, Elephant falls and many others. Vacationers just check out Shillong and you will experience why the phrase ‘Scotland of the East’ is linked with Shillong.
Situated in Uttar Pradesh, Nainital is a place of cool lakes and ever green forests. The place itself is around a lake and comprises of a small town with green forests and cottages. Go boating with your spouse or try your hand in fishing in the lakes. The place offers you all. Adventure lovers also visit the place for mountaineering and trekking. Kids can take part in pony rides. Ropeways are an excellent attraction in this place. Travel through the ropeways and take the best shots of your life.
Adorned with landscaped region, lakes, forests and hills, Munnar is a popular summer destination in India. A small hill station located in the southern state of Kerala and a renowned place for tea plantation, Munnar offers you charming views coupled with moderate climate to spend your summer holidays. Some of the major attractions in Munnar include Echo point, Elephant Lake, Rose Garden, Mattupetty dam, Chinnar wildlife Sanctuary and many more.
Situated in the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar, is the highest hill station in the western region in India. Because of it mesmerizing beauty Mahabaleshwar is also known as Queen of Maharastra. Apart from being a hot spot for tourists and honeymooners, the city has 30 viewpoints which offer panoramic views and abundant waterfalls, making it ideal to spend summer holidays in India.
Coorg is another beautiful hill station and a great summer getaway destination. Coorg is famous for coffee plantation, honey and orange plantations and mesmerizing views. The beauty of the place compels the visitors to go only to come back again.
Ooty, located in the NIligiri Hills, is a popular destination in the southern part of the country. Famous for its blue mountains which are draped in forest through out the year, city is also known for its tea plantations and soothing climate making it one of the preferred places by “holiday hordes” during the summer. Major attractions in Ooty includes Ooty Botanical garden, Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Rose garden, St. Stephen’s Church, Mukerti National Park and many others.
Popularly known as the ‘Princess of Hill stations’, Kodaikanal is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in the southern region of India. It was established by the British for a get away from the scorching sun in the southern region for their officers and the families. Kodaikanal is relatively a small hill station but counted amongst the most proffered summer destinations in India.
Goa is an iconic tourist destination in the country and one of the best places to visit during the summer. Goa is adorned with pristine beaches and the party atmosphere coupled with Goan cuisines flavored with most exotic spices makes it a great destination for the party freaks too. Take part in the night life of Goa or just hang out in one of its serene beaches Goa will entertain you in every way. The off peak summer season is great for budget travelers as the hotels in Goa offers great discounts during the summer.