The first that comes to my mind when it comes to “summer holidays” or “summer vacations” is to travel. India is pretty privileged in terms of the variety of options that it tends to offer to travellers. It often also becomes really tough to choose “one perfect summer destination” as there are more than 1000 options to choose from, each better than the other.
However, down below is a list of top summer destinations that you should definitely keep in mind if you are planning to travel to India during the summer months:
Despite the destination’s harsh weather conditions, Ladakh remains to be one of the favorite summer destinations of all the travellers. The surrounding view of the beautiful snow-capped Karakoram peaks along with its mountain passes, beautiful lakes, beautiful old Buddhist monasteries, and colorful Tibet culture makes Ladakh one of the best destinations in India. This destination offers a variety of opportunities for adventure-seeking travellers too.
Speaking of a perfect mountain biking trip? Well, Ladakh is home to the highest motorable passes in India, “Kharadungla” where you could indulge yourself in a wonderful and thrilling motorbiking adventure. Apart from that, it’s surely a bliss to go on for a white water rafting adventure in the famous rivers of Indus or Zanskar. Also, if you are visiting this amazing destination in Summer, you will be able to also witness a variety of cultural festivals too like the famous Hemis Festival and have a lifetime experience in this place full of beauty.
Recommended Tour : 8 Days Ladakh Tour
2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
It’s summer and you can’t help but listen to thousands of travellers planning for a trip to this beautiful hill station of Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Nestled between the snow-covered slopes of Pir Panjal and Dhualadhar ranges is the location of this hill station. This hill station is a pure combination of history, adventure and natural beauty with its surroundings full of snow-peaked mountains and Beas river running side by side.
All the adventure-seeking travellers have a lot of thrill to explore here such as river rafting in the Beas River, Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Trekking and much more. In the recent times, Manali has been a backpacker’s favorite as it works as a short transit for adventure-seeking backpackers to explore even more untouched or less explored places around Manali and the local villages around them. So, if you are planning a trip in Summer, this place should be at the rim of your bucket.
Recommended Tour : 4 Days Manali Tour by Volvo
3. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Can you imagine riding through the Himalayas surrounded by the beautiful Kanchenjunga mountain range in a cute little toy train? Well, you can do the same in this beautiful hill station of Darjeeling in West Bengal. This hill station is no less than a fairy-tale looking destination with its picture-perfect lush green tea plantations, valleys and much more.
This is one of the best destinations for you to opt in the summer and go for an early sunrise trek to the majestic Tiger Hills amongst many other travellers from all over the world along with the locals too. This is a perfect place for you if you are seeking for pleasant cool weather along with some mouth-watering juicy momos on your trip!
Recommeded Tour : 4 Days Darjeeling Tour
4. Coorg, Karnataka
Located along the Western Ghats is a beautiful hill station of Coorg in the Indian state of Karnataka. Famous for its untouched scenic beauty, plenty of waterfalls and Coffee plantations, this destination provides the perfect weather for a summer vacation. This is a perfect place for travellers seeking relaxation as well as rejuvenation. Hence, if you are someone who’s interested in just relaxing over a beautiful hill. This is the place for you.
5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is one of the most untouched and undiscovered beauties of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This destination is a perfect spot if you’re looking for a summer vacation as this town is full of rich history, beautiful nature and religion. The best time to visit this place is between March to July if you are craving for a cool climate.
6. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Are you someone who’s fond of skiing in a perfect picturesque landscape environment? Then, I bet this place is going to be a heaven for you. Located in the beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir is this little snow-mountain resort of Gulmarg at a height of 2730m. This place is a must for you if you are craving for some cold winter weather and if you are into adventure, this place just might add more to your cravings as travellers have an amazing opportunity for going on treks or hikes through this place.
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7. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
As soon as summer arrives, we all at least one point imagine ourselves being surrounded by clean-cold blue waters of a beach or a river. Don’t we? Well, for that very particular reason, Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be your water paradise for your summer getaway. Wish crystal clear waters and epic marine life, this destination attracts a lot of tourists in Summer. Above all, If you are a person who loves water activities, this place will be a heaven for you.
An amazing fact about this place is this is not overcrowded like any other beach destination in India, hence you will get to have a secluded time of your own, away from the noisy city life on a beach. You could even indulge yourself in activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, sea-walking and coral reef watching for some thrill. Therefore, Andaman is one of the best summer destinations in India for sure.
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