Top 5 places to Visit in India During this Summer

Top 5 places to Visit in India During this Summer

The heat-oppressed souls are provoked to escape in search of respite. Thankfully, a number of summer holiday destinations in India extend pleasant asylums against the rising mercury. No wonder that these wonderful havens summon tourists from every corner of the world. Bid adieu to the scorching sun as the following list reveals Top 5 places to Visit in India During this Summer to beat the heat.

1.  Manali

With snow cover gone and lush scenery opening up and tourist season yet to arrive, April is one of the best time to visit this otherwise popular and mostly crowded tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is a popular backpacking and honeymoon destination in Himachal Pradesh. With the numerous popular places to visit in Manali, it has been one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in India.

Major Attractions: Hadimba Temple, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa monastery, Club House, Solang Valley, Jogini Falls, Arjuna Gufa, and Vashisht Hot-Water Springs

Things To Do: Paragliding at Solang & Rohtang Valleys, yoga at Shri Hari Yoga Ashram, yak-riding at the wildlife sanctuary and dipping in hot-water springs at Vashisht.

2. Kashmir
Dal Lake

(If there is paradise on earth, It is here, it is here, it is here) These were the lovely words stated by the great poet Persian poet, Amir Khusru, when he was left awestruck by the beauty of Kashmir.  When it comes to summer holiday destinations in India, Kashmir up north is definitely one of the best bests to enjoy cooler climes, scintillating landscape and natural setting and a lot of activities for families, kids and youths.

Places to visit: Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, and Shankaracharya Hill

Things to do: Shikara rides in Dal Lake, bird watching at Hokersar, wildlife seeing at Dachigam National Park, and shopping from the floating markets of vegetables & flowers in Dal Lake.

3. Shillong

Shillong is a hill station in northeast India and capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s known for its beautiful gardens at Lady Hydari Park. Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by walking trails.Waterfalls include the Elephant Falls to the southwest. in the east, forested Shillong Peak offers city views. Here, even the traditional societal roles of a man and woman are reversed, with women doing most of the business. Scenic viewpoints, caves en route to Cherrapunjee, views of Bangladesh from both Cherrapunjee and Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest village. These are just some of the things that will make your jaw drop. Shillong is a perfect summer vacation destination.

Major Attractions:  Mawlynnong, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Museum, Lady Hydari Park, Mawsynram and more.

Things To Do: Explore the Elephant falls, trek to David Scott Trail, go caving at Krem Mawmluh, explore the Living Root Bridge at Mawlynnong, zip lining experience rock climbing, rappel zip lining at Barapani and much more.

3. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is beautifully bound by valleys and lush greenery on all sides. It is Known as the Queen of Hills of central India, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Maharashtra. Visit to the Venna lake could be a good treat for the kids as here they can indulge in boating, horse riding, trampoline, and bungee jumping. Also, there are many sightseeing places in Mahabaleshwar like Arthur’s Seat, Needle Hole Point, Kate’s Point, Wilson’s Point and 3 Monkey Point, from where you can see the view of the sun gliding below the horizon, leaving behind the hues of orange.

Major Attractions: Morarji Castle, Vienna Lake, Pratapgad, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mapro Garden, Tapola, Lingamala Falls, Lodwick Point, Elephant’s Head Point and many more.

Things To Do: biking at Mahabaleshwar hill station, enjoy boating from Tapola to Bamnoli Island and enjoy rock climbing, horse riding trekking at Matheran, Witness majestic sunrise at Wilson Point


 Ooty is one of the very famous hill stations of India, located in the Nilgiri Blue Mountains hills, the hill station is often called the Queen of Hills in the Nilgiris. Coffee and tea plantations, numerous gardens and the Ooty Lake are good places to visit in May in India. The marvelous views of the mountains are the best part of this trip. The famous toy train takes you through the nearby lush hills. The little hill station also offers a lot of places to visit and adventure activities to its visitors.

Places to visit: Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, tribal Toda huts, Deer Park, Upper Bhawani Lake, Avalanche Lake, St Stephen’s Church, and Kalhatty Waterfalls

Things to do: Ride the Nilgiri Toy Train, horse riding, boating in Ooty Lake, mountain biking in the Blue Mountains, and hang gliding at Kalahatti (20 km from Ooty).

5. Mussoorie

Mussoorie, an extremely popular destination to spend your summer vacations in India, becomes quite crowded in summers. The varied flora and the lush green hilly lands attract a lot of tourists to the little fairyland. From shopping on Mall Road to ropeway cable car to Gun Hill, and from Kempty Falls to the Jwalaji Temple; the summer destination has a lot to offer to its visitors.

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: Boating in Lake Mist, cable car ride to Gun Hill, roller skating in Kulri Bazaar, and paragliding around Mussoorie Lake.

So, without giving it a second thought, choose one of these destinations and make it a happiest summer of your life.

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