Best Places to Visit in Summer in India

Summer is not really a favourite season for most Indians especially those living in the northern regions. But what really makes it interesting and lovable is frequent visits to some soul soothing chilling hill areas. For kids, summer holidays are definitely the best time of the year as they get to enjoy long vacations from school and visits to hill stations with parents.

Have you planned anything to enjoy a memorable escape from scorching heat? Here is a list of some very popular places in India to enjoy an unforgettable summer vacation:

Manali

Although the most cliched, the picturesque valley of Manali in the lap of majestic Himalayas is the most popular destinations for summer holidays. People from all over India and abroad visit the place that promises spectacular views and some of the best holiday destinations. Apart from family vacationers, the hill station is also a hot favourite among adventure seekers. This is the place for indulging in some of the best adventure sports such as white water rafting, paragliding, zorbing, and trekking.

Where to Go -

Solang Valley

Solang Valley
Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass
Hadimba Temple

Hadimba Temple
Pandoh Dam

Pandoh Dam
Brighu Lake

Brighu Lake
Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park
Vashisht Hot Water Springs

Vashisht Hot Water Springs
Beas River

Beas River

 

Best Time to Visit -

The best time to visit Manali is from April till October. Later on, the month of December is the perfect time for snowfall seekers.

Kashmir

If you are serious about spending a memorable holiday, then it has to be here at the ‘Paradise on Earth’. The beautiful valley of Kashmir welcomes you with its majestic Nishat Bagh, Gulmohar Trees, pristine lakes, snow capped mountains that make you forget the beauty of Alps in Switzerland, and royal houseboats. A visit to this picturesque valley will let you create some unforgettable memories to take back home.

The spectacular beauty of valleys inspires tourists from all over the world as the most wanted summer holiday destination. No wonder most of the melodious Bollywood songs from the past and present are shot here.

Where to Go -

Gulmarg

Gulmarg
Pahalgam

Pahalgam
Sonamarg

Sonamarg
Chashme Shahi

Chashme Shahi
Shalimar Bagh

Shalimar Bagh
Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh
Gulab Bhawan

Gulab Bhawan
Kausar Nag

Kausar Nag

 

Best Time to Visit -

Kashmir is all-season destination. You can enjoy a holiday all round the year. According to experts, the best time to visit Kashmir is between the months March and October. The weather is known to be quite pleasant during these months.

Shimla

It all started when Charles Kennedy, a Scottish civil servant built a mansion in Shimla in the year 1822. It was built as a summer home. Later on in 1864, the British developed this place and transformed it into their official summer capital. Presently, it serves as one of the top summer tourist places of Himachal Pradesh state. One visit to this beautiful hill station will rejuvenate and refresh you fully. It has everything you would love to be surrounded by in summer. Right from fresh and juicy fruits to jams, jellies, snow capped mountain, soul soothing weather, and ample opportunities to enjoy a holiday, Shimla is definitely a must visit destination.

Where to Go -

Naldhera Golf Course

Naldhera Golf Course
Kufri

Kufri
Kuthar Fort

Kuthar Fort
Summer Hill

summer hill
Mall Road

Mall Road
Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park
Jakhoo Hill

Jakhoo Hill
The Ridge

the ridge

 

Best Time to Visit -

Shimla is a hill station and can be visited from October to June and December to January. During summer, the weather gets pleasant. Clicking picture is fun during this time.

Ooty

The beautiful place is widely known for its beautiful Botanical Garden. The place was established as a wonderful and unique retreat from the scorching heat of summer by British. And what makes this place interesting is the distinct colonial charm it still preserves. The kids will enjoy a ride on ancient age toy train (The Nilgiris Mountain Railways) which promises to recreate and rekindle ardour of ancient century. The backdrop is mesmerising.

Where to Go -

Tea Factory

Tea Factory
Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak
Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake
Pykara River

Pykara River
Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park
Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake
Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake
Ooty Mountain Ralway

Ooty Mountain Ralway
Wax World

Wax World
Deer Park

deer park

 

Best time to Visit -

Ooty offers a soothing and welcoming relief to tourists right from October till June. Hence, it is deemed as one of the most evergreen hill stations of India. One can visit the hill station all round the year.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a scenic Hill station widely reckoned for its tea gardens and panoramic view of Kanchendzonga. The place is world famous for its exotic collection of tea. Once here, you would love to get a clear view of jagged peaks of magnanimous Himalayas. Darjeeling Mountain Rail, popularly known as “Toy Trains of India” will help you explore the beautiful millieu of this exquisite hill station of India.

A favourite place of British in the pre-independence era which is apparent with the existence of huge colonial mansions and churches, Darjeeling makes for an amazing place to visit during holidays. The Glenburn Tea Estate is an enchanting place to enjoy a stay when in Darjeeling. This estate is around one and a half century old plantation house promising the old world charm and incredible view of Mount Kanchendzonga. www.tourdas.com will book a comfortable and budget friendly holiday package in the breathtaking valleys of Darjeeling.

Where to Go -

Here is a list of must visit places in the picturesque hill town of Darjeeling:

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI)

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute HMI
Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill
Darjeeling Zoo

Darjeeling Zoo
Darjeeling Ropeway

Darjeeling Ropeway
Batasia Loop

Batasia Loop
Darjeeling Mall & Chowrasta

Darjeeling Mall  Chowrasta
Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda

japanese temple and peace pagoda

 

Best Time to Visit -

Tourists can plan a vacation here during spring mid-March to the end of May. June is also the ideal time to visit Darjeeling to get relief from scorching heat of summer. This is the time when skies are pleasant and dry. The environment is clear and temperature pleasant. Monsoon (October and November) is also a good time to visit Darjeeling.

Mount Abu

Situated in Rajasthan, this in contrast is a beautiful cool place to be. One of the most popular sites honeymoon, this is a perfect summer getaway for the entire family. Mount Abu enjoys the reputation of be the only hill station in Rajasthan. No wonder it attracts a lot of tourists locally and nearby states. The pituresque site is a hot favourite among international tourists too.

Mount Abu promises instant respite from scorching summer that envelopes entire northern India. This exquisite site rests atop a granite peak. Bordered by the lush Wildlife Sanctuary, the hill station also makes for a crucial religious place for Jains and Hindus. What makes Mount Abu a truly amazing place to be is the eighty intricately carved temples. The Jain Dilwara Temples are tha main attraction here. It was built over one thousand years ago. No wonder Mount Abu enjoys a constant influx of pilgrims all though the year.

The Nakki Lake is a fantastic place to be. A look at exquisitely carved stones, a stroll around the lake, and varied boating activities will keep you busy.

Where to Go – Here is a list of must visit place in Mount Abu:

Dilwara Temple

dilwara temple mount abu pictures
Nakki Lake

Nakki Lake
Abu Road

Abu Road
Achalgarh Fort

achalgarh fort
Guru Shikar

Guru Shikar
Trevor’s Tannk

Trevor's Tannk

 

Best Time to Visit -

Since it is on our list of best Summer Destinations of India, April – May makes for the best time to visit the hill station. The town becomes more beautiful in June. This is the time when an annual summer festival is celebrated between mid-May to mid-June.

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