When summer holidays are around the corner, what could be more thrilling than a trip after more than a year of isolation? The salubrious weather and climatic conditions in certain parts of India are preferable to the scorching heat of warm cities. This blog throws light on the best summer places in India. Besides, the coronavirus crisis along with its consequences, have inflicted much stress on us all.
So get your backpacks dusted and plan a wholesome and safe trip this summer holiday.
Here’s a list of the top 7 places in India that are perfect for summer holidays
The first on the list is Manali and rightly so. Himachal Pradesh is known for its beautiful places and Manali is one of the popular summer destinations in India. The place is the perfect combination of scenic beauty and all things adventurous for a memorable holiday. Whether you’re an old-school soul or an adventure junkie, Manali has just the right plans for all.
Brunch on a Masala Omelette while gazing at the snow-capped mountains or go out for trekking and call it a day. You may even go pray at the Hadimba Temple or plan a picnic at the apple orchards. Whatever you intend to do, Manali is certain to offer you one fine summer holiday.
One just cannot skip this summer holiday destination in Kerala. When mercury is rising, Munnar, in God’s Own Country, is a perfect place to find oneself in the lap of greenery. The scenic beauty of tea gardens and enticing flora and fauna is a cherry on the cake to Munnar’s pleasant weather.
The hill station is well connected with air and roadways to nurture proficient tourism. Attractions at Munnar include a trek to Anamudi, Carmelagiri Elephant Park’s elephant safari and a visit to Echo Point to name a few. Tick off Munnar this summer holiday and experience an escape to a literal green land.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Although beaches aren’t the conventional destination for summer holidays, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are certainly an exception. The Archipelago Island in the Bay of Bengal is well connected to the cities of Kolkata and Chennai. Leave behind the hustle-bustle of city life and root for rejuvenation with this trip. Explore the cerulean waters and pass by Barren Island which homes India’s only active volcano.
Take a walk by the sandy seashores or explore the many adventure sports including scuba diving and snorkelling. You may even visit the tropical rain forests and go bird watching or tour the historical sites therein.
Snuggled in the Nilgiris, Ooty takes one of the top spots in the most famous hill stations of South India. In fact, it has been amongst the few summer destinations prevalent since the days of the British Raj. Why do you ask? It has all that can make your summer holiday, a memory to treasure forever. From the enticing Toy Train ride and colonial attractions to scenic flower gardens and waterfalls, Ooty has it all.
Of course, you cannot skip visiting the tea and coffee plantations if you’re in Ooty. Well, did I mention the homemade chocolates and adventures? Oops, just did! Go camping or trekking at Avalanche Lake or golfing at Golf Course but don’t forget to shop for delicious chocolates when in Ooty.
Shimla, The Queen of Hill Stations, one of the most heard names when we think of summer holidays. This beautiful city in Himachal Pradesh has been a tourist attraction in summers for ages now and for all the right reasons. The variety in accommodation options and salubrious weather are a few reasons to name.
The amazements in Shimla are countless. Whether you’re a religious soul, adventure junkie or foodie, Shimla has much in store for all. From Christ Church and Jakhu Hanuman Temple to the Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla, the list is endless.
What is better a place to spend summer holidays than the banks of River Ganga in the heart of Uttarakhand? Besides having the reputation of the World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh is also famous as the hub of adventures.
From learning Yoga and exploring mystics to river rafting and fly-foxing, you can do it all in Rishikesh. So explore the various ashrams to find bliss or get an adrenaline rush with adventure sports, Rishikesh is sure to leave you in fernweh.
And after countless unsuccessful road trip plans, it’s finally time to tick Ladakh off your bucket list. The coldest place and popularly known as The Land of High Passes is also one of the least populated regions in India. It sure is a perfect destination for summer holidays with its rugged yet serene landscape.
The city of Leh hosts some of the best amazements including Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. When in Ladakh, you can even explore the Tibetan Monasteries including Hemis and Diksit. The crystal-clear lakes, serene valleys and river rafting are some other attractions of this beautiful destination for summer holidays.
When travelling under the present circumstances, make sure to take all necessary precautions to stay safe. Most destinations mentioned here are safer in comparison to other places during the Covid-crisis. However, I would recommend you to do your part of thorough research before planning your summer Holidays.