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10 Places to Visit in India for a Summer Vacation

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MANALI

Manali in Himachal Pradesh has the perfect combination of scenic beauty, adventure, and everything you need for a memorable summer vacation. The picturesque town is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks and greenery nurtured by River Beas. The temperature in summer fluctuates from 10°C to 25°C and the weather stays delightful during the day and cold during the night. At this time of the year the whole valley is blooming with flowers of variegated colors. The highlight of your holiday is enjoying the snow at the Rohtang Pass.

Manali also offers a variety of adventure activities to indulge in that makes it a favorite destination among the tourists. Try out trekking, paragliding and zorbing at Solang valley or you can go for river rafting and camping at Beas River. Sightseeing at Hadimba Temple and picnics by Jogini Falls, in the apple orchards have their own charm too!!

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

Beaches may not look inviting in the summer, but this perception is quickly changed when visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The entire island is surrounded by lush flora, and there is always a pleasant, calming sea wind. Temperatures range from a low of 24 degrees Celsius to a high of 32 degrees Celsius during those months. Relax on the sandy coasts, explore the cerulean oceans, exotic rainforests, and historical places with wonderful adventure sports during your summer vacation in India. On your vacation in this paradise, savour the delectable flavours of tropical fruits and coconut water.

In the summer, there’s nothing like getting an adrenaline boost in the deep azure seas of an island. Water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, surfing, scuba diving, and snorkelling are a must-do on any trip to the Andamans.  During the summer, you may also take a luxurious cruise here. So bask in the sun, play in the blue waters, and laze in the languid beach resorts!

MUNNAR

Kerala, God’s Own Country, is not far behind in terms of popular summer vacation locations in India. Munnar, nestled in the lush lap of Western Ghats, is a welcome respite when the temperature rises. Plan a trip to Munnar to take in the beautiful scenery, tea estates, unique flora and wildlife, spice aromas, and nice weather. Why go anywhere else when there’s so much to see, do, and enjoy?

Munnar is still nice in the summer, but the temperature might reach 31 degrees throughout the day. During this month, the region gets significantly less humidity and rains, making it easier to travel around. Lakkam, Thoovanam, Attukal, and Chinnakanal are just a few of Munnar’s stunning waterfalls. You can have a picnic and take in the scenery at these locations. The Lakkam Waterfalls, in particular, are encircled by vaga trees and water cascades that create a magical atmosphere. You can also go on a short trek that takes you around the hillocks.

SHILLONG

Travel to the northeastern part of India to see Shillong’s natural beauty. Shillong, Meghalaya’s capital, provides an excellent introduction to the North East’s beauty. Shillong is one of India’s best hill stations, so it’s no surprise that it ranks among the top five, with its stunning surrounds, wonderful vistas, pleasant climate, abundant foliage, glistening lakes, and cascading waterfalls. Because of its comparable geography and climate, the city is also known as the “Scotland of the East.”

The weather around Shillong during summer is quite calming and soothing, so you wouldn’t have to worry about sweating your guts out. For adventurers and nature lovers, visit and explore Laitlum Canyons for trekking. It goes without saying that you need to visit the Elephant falls, Umiam Lake a perfect spot for your weekend getaway with the family, one that you can easily explore around with your picnic plans as well. Famed for being blessed by mother nature immensely, Shillong has ample to offer including lakes, waterfalls, caves, forests, and much more!

LADAKH

It is a land with incredible features that create a massive and magnificent home. The majestic Karakoram in the north and the enchanting Himalayas in the south encircle Ladakh, which is flanked by rugged mountain ranges. The wide and deserted expanses of the valleys and hills are a sight to see. The summer is the ideal time to visit Ladakh since the weather is fantastic and you may engage in various type of activities. Prepare to be wowed by the rocky environment, high-altitude mountain passes, crystal-clear lakes, tranquil Tibetan monasteries, charming villages, and weather that will make you forget about summer.

If you plan on visiting Ladakh during the summer, believe us when we say that you will be doing yourself a favour. Most of the villages will have colourful festivals and contests, which will lend a festive touch to your vacation. Observing them and spending time with the locals would be a lot of fun. The land is decked with the brilliant hues of festivity and enjoyment during the summer months.

KALIMPONG

It is ideal for individuals looking for a calm summer holiday because it is unspoiled and less frequented by tourists. The town is blessed with a good climate, great sights, and accessibility to other tourist attractions, since it sits on a ridge overlooking the Teesta River, presided over by the majestic Mt. Kanchendzonga.

The Deolo hills, on the northeastern side, are one of the two hills that surround Kalimpong, which at 2000 metres above sea level, provide beautiful views of Mt Kanchenjunga, the Teesta River, and adjacent communities.

The hills have three water bodies, two of which are on the top, making it an even more appealing and gorgeous spot to visit in Kalimpong during the summer. There is a Deolo park where you may participate in a variety of recreational activities such as horseback riding, paragliding, and more!!

DHARAMSHALA

Dharamshala is all about everlasting elegance. It is a lovely hill station in Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas. The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile call the hill outpost home, giving it immense spiritual significance. Many gorgeous Buddhist temples, spiritual institutes, libraries, and, of course, the breathtaking mountains and terrain can all be found in Dharamshala. . Dharamshala is particularly known for the adventurous activities that are available here like paragliding, camping and Triund trek.

In the summer, the average temperature in Dharamshala is 20 degrees Celsius, with a maximum of 35 degrees Celsius. As summer approaches in April, the snow on the hilltops begins to melt, allowing travellers to enjoy sightseeing and trekking on Himalayan trails in a more comfortable temperature. The place is packed with blooming flowers, green pines, and conifers throughout the late summers as the temperature increases, making it a favoured spot for nature lovers.

AULI

One of the greatest ways to spend your summer vacation in North India is to visit the mountains. Auli, also known as Auli Bugyal, is a lovely hill station with a ski resort at an elevation of 3000 metres. Auli Tourism encompasses the allure of the Himalayas, apple orchards, and pine trees, to name a few reasons why visitors flock here. Only in this winter paradise can you make the most of the sun, snow, and slopes during the summer season.

Summers, which typically begin in mid-March and last until June, are perfect for trekking and other outdoor activities here. Auli Artificial Lake, trekking routes, the surrounding magnificence of peaks like Nanda Devi, and the joy-filled chair car ride are all popular attractions in the hill resort. Auli is a destination that never fails to impress!!

RISHIKESH

Do you want to combine faith with adventure? Rishikesh is one of the top summer tourist locations in India, as it is located on the banks of the Ganga in Uttarakhand, at the foothills of the Himalayas. This holy village is known as the World Capital of Yoga and a centre for adventure. Here the Yoga centres, ashrams, and temples provide tranquilly and on the other hand India’s famous river rafting, cliff leaping, fox flying on wires, India’s highest bungee jump, and other adventure sports provide adrenaline rushes.

You can also visit some of the best river facing cafes or ancient temples here. This place has a unique combination of spirituality and adventures. The place offers something to every kind of traveler and hence Rishikesh is a great holiday spot for all kinds of travelers in the summer season.

KODAIKANAL

Kodaikanal is Tamil Nadu’s spoiled child, acting as a South Indian summer hideaway. The hill station is generally known as ‘the gift of the forest’ since it rests on a plateau with the Palani hills smiling at it from the south. Before you fall in love with Kodaikanal’s splendour, make sure you see the gorgeous lakes and waterfalls. At the summer, the temperature in Kodaikanal ranges from 20 to 36 degrees Celsius.The summer season is ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The optimum time for trekking, hiking, and other outdoor activities is during the pleasant and breezy days.

Granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and grassy slopes surround the hill station, which is noted for its scenic beauty. The area’s major attraction is the man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, which is surrounded by evergreen forest.

Now that you know how wonderful and exciting India in Summer is, then why wait? Hurry up and head to your favorite destination this summer to explore all the enchanting places and indulge yourself in all the life thrilling activities. Pack your bags, tie your shoes and bring out the adventurous spirit in you!!!

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