Summer the season is about to start and everyone is looking to move away from the scorching heat of the sun, high temperature and hustle bustle of routine inland-city life. With the mercury rising to unprecedented heights in India every person is searching for a place to visit in summer to chill. Hill stations and beaches are two places to rewind and relax themselves. Here, we have curated 10 best summer holiday destinations in India.
Manali is one of the most famous hills- stations in India. Manali is located in snow-covered slopes of PIR-PANJAL and DHAULADHAR ranges. Green forests with grassland, flowers, fresh winds attract tourists to this place.
Places to visit in Manali: HADIMBA Temple, Himalayan NYINGMAPA Gompa monastery, SOLANG Valley for paragliding, ARJUNAGUFA, Yak riding, wildlife sanctuary and hot water dipping at VASHISHT Hot water spring.
How to reach: BHUNTAR AIRPORT 50kms from Manali. By rail can reach to Una around 245kms away.
Dharamshala is a great destination to visit along with family. The destination boasts of having picturesque hills. This town is known internationally known as the home of the Tibetan Guru Dalai Lama.
Places to visit in Dharamshala: Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Meditation at Namgyal Monastery and Dalai Lama Temple, trekking through Tea Plantation Kangra, HPCA stadium is for sports freak.
How to reach: Gaggal airport 13kms away from Dharamshala, Pathankot railway station 85 km distance.
State capital of Himachal Pradesh and famous tourist destination is perfect for summer vacations. Cool temperature of this place makes an ideal spot to roam around here. Shimla attracts tourists for its natural beauty and environment.
Places to visit: Annandale, Achoo hill and Scandal point. You can enjoy at Chadwick waterfall and shopping at Laker Bazar.
How to reach: Nearest airport JUBARHATTI 23km and Kalka railway station is very near.
It is one of the most popular hill stations in north India in Uttarakhand state. Varied flora and fauna of this place attract most of the tourists here.
Places to visit: Kempty falls is must visit, Clock tower, Jalaja Temple, Rajaji National Park for wildlife, Gun hill to walk around, Cable car ride to Gun Hill, Skating in Kurla Bazar, Paragliding around Mussoorie lake.
How to reach- Nearest airport Jolly Grant Dehradun 35km distance. The nearest railway station is Dehradun.
Situated in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, there is untouched beauty called Pahalgam. The place is a real treat for minds, eyes, and souls of the visitors. It is famous for numerous farms of saffron. Pahalgam is the destination that covers tiny houses, vast green fields and valleys which are as pleasant as it can be.
Places to visit: Aru Valley, Beata Valley, Ladder River, Chandan Wari, and Kotahi Glacier are main.
How to reach: Srinagar airport 95kms away.
The prime destination in the southern India and one of the best places to spend your vacation, Ooty is located between Nilgiris hills and is called as queen of hills.
Places to visit: Dodd beta Peak, Booty lake, Emerald lake, Bhawani lake, Avalanche lake, Kakheti waterfalls and Deer Park are the places to visit.
How to reach: Coimbatore by air 105 km, Railway station Mettupalayam 47kms away.
7 Mount Abu
The destination is located in the Aravalli range of mountains in Rajasthan. It is a must- visit place to visit in summer and is known for its greenery.
Places to visit: Nakki Lake, Sunset Point at Dilwara Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Toad Rock, Crocodile park are some of them.
How to reach: Nearest airport Udaipur 185 km and Railway station Mount Abu 23km.
Situated at the height of 3000 meters in Arunachal Pradesh, it is another cool place to visit during summers. Tawang is a cool and beautiful city. It is a birthplace of Tibetan guru Dalai Lama.
Places to visit: Beautiful monasteries of Buddhist people. Kauai sea and Kaziranga National Park.
How to reach? The nearest airport is located in Tezpur, but the best way to reach this destination is through road. The nearest railway station is Rangapara Railway station.
It is another great town to visit during the summers. Snow clad peaks and lush green meadows are highlights of this town. The destination becomes paradise during summers.
Places to visit: Chattrakund lake, Joshimath, Trekking to Gurso Bugyal, Artificial lake.
How to reach: Nearest airport Jolly Grant Dehradun 279 km, Haridwar nearest railway station 273km.
Located in Uttarakhand at the height of 2000 feet, Nainital is one of the prime locations for the summer holidays. Nainital is pictured as forested valley amidst of which lies Naini lake.
Places to visit: Naini Lake, BhimTal, Tiffin Top, Naina Devi Temple, and Nainital zoo are the main places.
How to reach: Airport Pantnagar is 65 km away, KathGodam railway station is 34km.
Hope above-mentioned destinations will lure you to visit for vacations. Select one of them and enjoy.