Summer is here and the temperatures soar to unprecedented highs in India. The scorching heat makes everyone run for cover. However, the country is known to please everyone in one way or another. It has some of the best places where you can beat the heat. From the lofty peaks in the north to the serenity of the south, we list down 15 places where you can unwind during the summers.
Does this place need more information that already hasn’t been said? Referred as “Little Tibet”; it definitely ranks in the top places to visit in India and especially during the summers. Lofty mountain passes, lovely lakes and some amazing breathtaking views topped up with simply amazing weather, make Ladakh the go-to place during summers.
Ranking amongst the most mythical yet unexplored regions of India, the North east side of the country is haven for travelers. With the Himalayas and the Teesta River’s rapid waters accompanying it along the way, the beauty of this place is something to behold. Sikkim to be precise in North East India is undoubtedly one of the best places in India to relax and spend the summers. The monasteries, cascading waterfalls, treks and the unexplored valleys will definitely cool up with the summer season!
Located in the wilderness of the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar range of the Himalayas, Manali is a popular summer holiday destination! It is absolutely perfect for thrill seekers with the wide range of adventure sports that are on offer in Manali. Paragliding, white water rafting and trekking are rampant in this town in Himachal Pradesh. The Solang Valley has some amazing views for everyone!
4. Andaman and Nicobar
One of the most popular vacationing destinations of India, Andaman and Nicobar is exuberance of the highest order. The ambience, the vast diversity and a top notch marine life along clubbed with some amazing adventure sports, Andaman and Nicobar should definitely be on your mind this summer’s!
Can any list that speaks about summer destinations in India be complete without the mention of Kashmir? The trio of Gulmarg, Srinagar and Pahalgam in Kashmir valley are without doubt the biggest crowd pullers when the sun beats down! A plethora of activities are on offer and the views these places provide are something that you need to experience to believe it.
A picturesque hill situated handsomely at a height of 1372 meters above sea level in Satara district is bliss during the summer season. The numerous “POINTS” in Mahabaleshwar gives everyone stunning views and it soothes every nerve of the soul. Vacationers can start their day by watching the sunrise and then boating, trekking and then wind off at sunset point!
One of the best places to reek in nature’s beauty, Darjeeling is a stunner! Surrounded with lush tea plantations that are known across the globe, this scenic hill station is beauty at its best. The magnificence of Himalayas can be seen and enjoyed with best possible views and the food is something that cannot be given a miss!
Fondly called as “Green Paradise”, Wayanad is a very serene and silent hill town in Kerala. The misty Kerala hills just add to its charm and it makes for a very relaxed summer vacation spot. The Wayanad bird sanctuary is the main attraction out here and it is easily one of the most popular bird watching destinations.
Tucked away from the maddening city life, Munnar is blessed with tranquility and a heavenly weather. Being located at an elevation of 6000 feet above sea level, this town is at the confluence of three rivers Kundaly, Madhurapuzha and Nallathani. There are a variety of tourist attractions in Munnar and visitors can also try out trekking, mountaineering, fishing and so on.
10. Mount Abu
The sole hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a great destination spot during the summer season. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular attraction amongst travelers. Mount Abu ranks amongst the important religious places for Hindus and Jains owing to the numerous temples that are present here. The Jain temples at Delwara are worth visiting for their exquisite carvings and architectural beauty.
The World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh is a place to reckon with, to be visited during the summer season. The large numbers of yoga centers, ashrams and temples are definitely worth paying a visit. The town proudly hosts India’s highest bungee jump. A leap of faith from 83 meters up in the sky! Apart from that, there is river rafting, cliff jumping and other adventure sports that will keep you entertained!
So, with the sun beating down, pack your bags and head to these places for a fun-filled vacation!
Credits: Urban Cocktail