Summers in India are the best time to take a family holiday! With the temperatures breaking all records this year and most of India experiencing the highest temperatures ever, it is time to take a break and move on to some cooler places for a few days! Here are the top 7 summer travel destinations in India:
Undoubtedly one of the most scenic summer holiday destinations to be in! The ‘Little Tibet’ of India with some breathtaking views all around, plenty of lakes and lofty mountains is sure to keep you cool and the quiet time will give you plenty of time to introspect, or just chill with friends or that special someone.
With nicknames such as ‘Scotland of India’ and ‘Kashmir of South’, this place is sure to leave you spellbound with it’s lush greenery all around. You can take a ride through the coffee plantations, bird-watch or go trekking too if you are are adventurous soul.
No Indian summer holiday list can ever be complete without Kashmir featuring in it. Rightly called ‘jannat’ or heaven on earth, this place needs to experienced in reality to know what all it has to offer. Check out Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Shrinagar valley for the best tourist experiences.
One of the top honeymoon destinations for newly wed couples in the summer months, this place is perfect for everyone. You can spend some peaceful time in the Solang Valley, and even go trekking, paragliding, rafting, etc.
Bonus: Kullu (read our travelogue here) is very close from Manali, so you can add this spot to your itinerary too! It is a very popular destination in the sweltering hot summer months of India, this place offers you a closer look at the snow-capped Himalayas towards the later and early months of the year, but the weather remains pleasant all round the year. This is also one of the
The Nainital lake surrounded by mountains creates a valley like no other. Part of one of the 4 lakes in the Kumaon hills region, it is the Nainital lake which gets most tourists. Evening boat rides followed by shopping and dinner at the mall road is every tourist’s favorite itinerary in Nainital!
The tea plantation capital of India is known for the lush green surroundings and amazing weather all round the year. You could enjoy the scenic beauty here, check out the colonial architecture from the British era in India or take a ride in the toy train too. Major parts of the movie Barfi were shot here.
This features last on our list since Shimla tends to be one of the most crowded tourist destinations in summers in India, so if you love some quiet time, this place may not be for you. However, if you love the city-like hustle and bustle minus the heat, Shimla is an excellent place to be in! If you move just a little away from Shimla and reach Kufri, you will also be able to enjoy the mountains like nothing else!