Come summers and everyone will be looking for a long getaway, away from the scorching high temperatures and hustle-bustle of the inland-city life. From the lofty peaks in the Himalayas to the Blue Mountains and the Andaman Islands in the south, and from the Western Ghats to the eastern extents of the Himalayas in the northeastern states, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to go for summer holidays in India.
For those who haven’t narrowed down on the options to consider, choose from the 5 perfect destinations:
Ladakh is beautiful, unique and incredible! It is something that you have never seen before! A perfect holiday destination in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. As beautiful as this place is, it is equally rigorous and challenging.
Places to visit: Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park
Things to do: Watch the Llamas perform colorful Chhams, spot a snow leopard at the Hemis National Park, ride a double-humped Bactrian camel and ride a bike up to the Khardung-La Pass
Situated at an elevation of 2000 m, Mussoorie has always been a popular tourist destination in India. Green rolling hills and varied flora makes it no less than a fairyland.
Places to visit: Kempty Falls, Landour Clock Tower, Jwalaji Temple, Rajaji National Park, Gun Hill, Library Point, Sir George Everest House, and Cloud’s End
Things to do: Shopping in mall road, Boating in Lake Mist, cable car ride to Gun Hill, roller skating in Kulri Bazaar, and paragliding around Mussoorie Lake.
Meadows, waterfalls, valleys, forests, and lakes of the quaint hill station of Tamil Nadu make it one of the most popular summer holiday destination in India from the peninsula. Kodaikanal has a lot of experiences to offer to its tourists.
Places to visit: Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Pillar Rocks, Dolphin’s Nose rock, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, and Bear Shola Falls
Things to do: Experience Brocken Spectre at Coakers’ Walk, ride a rowboat or pedalo at Kodaikanal Boat Club, cycle around the Kodai Lake, take a trek to Kukkal Caves, and practice yoga at the Kodaikanal Yoga Centre
Perched atop a height of 1,372 m above the sea level, Mahabaleshwar is another ultimate getaway for the summer holidays in India. The scenic hill station is, without doubt, an ideal retreat away from the hustle-bustle and the punishing weather of Mumbai.
Places to visit: Venna Lake, Pratapgarh Fort, Parsi Point, Lingmala Falls, and Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple
Things to do: Horse riding, boating at Venna Lake, and trekking up to the Pratapgarh
Towered by the majestic Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters above sea level) and surrounded by the emerald-green tea plantations, Darjeeling is among the best hill stations in India.
Places to visit: Tea Gardens of Dooars, Tiger Hill, Peace Pagoda at Charlemont Hill, and Gorkha War Memorial
Things to do: Ride in the cute toy train through the Himalayas, walk through the tea gardens of Dooars, watch the sun setting behind the Tiger Hill or simply relax in the Revolver Hotel of West Bengal; there is a lot to do on your trip to Darjeeling.