India is home to many historical monuments, 8 major river systems with more than 400 rivers in total, and numerous lakes in different states and union territories. India has innumerable hill stations which are worth exploring especially during summers. One can only collect memories, piece together distinct information, and capture precious moments for the future while exploring these stunningly beautiful destinations.
To get rid of the daily hubbub and tiring work schedules, city dwellers are waiting for a well-deserved routine break from work to feel invigorated. Let us discuss some of the best destinations to explore in India during summers:
queen of the hills
Summer capital of Himachal Pradesh, shimla is popularly known as the queen of the hills. It is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the country by people who do not belong to the hills. One of the reasons the British colonies were drawn to the Queen of the Hills was the consistently pleasant weather and healthy climatic conditions. Some of the most popular destinations to explore in Shimla are Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Gardens, Mall Road, Kufri, Mashobra, Naldehra, etc.
Manali: serene and at the height
A destination that needs no introduction; “the name itself says it all.” Manali in Himachal Pradesh is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, wholesome air quality and better climatic conditions. Besides that, it is one of the funniest adventure sites in India. The city is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and trees like deodar, willow, poplar and locust. The highlight of any trip is concluding your journey by exploring the Rohtang Pass and the recently constructed world’s longest road tunnel at 9 km in length – the Atal Tunnel.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
If you’ve been planning a beach vacation forever, you might find it worthy enough to execute this plan with the idea of planning the exploration of sandy shores, tropical rainforests, and historic sites with great places to dine. adventure in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Darjeeling: land of tea gardens
One of the popular getaways for summers is an area full of lavish tea gardens. Darjeeling in West Bengal is a famous vacation spot in the northeast. It is famous for wildlife, adventure spots and various tea gardens at Happy Valley Tea Estate.
King of the Hills: TIGER HILLS
The Tiger Hills located in Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal is known as the King of Hills. It offers panoramic views of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga. It is best known for its breathtaking sunrise views from which the peaks of Kanchenjunga are seen to light up before the sun shines on the lower-lying hills. It is 11 km from Darjeeling, it can be reached on foot or by jeep.
Munnar: Euphoric joy
Settled in the Western Ghats in the land of God, “Kerala”, with the best hosts ever, Munnar is a pleasant getaway during summers. Tourists can enjoy the lush beauty of the tea gardens and be entertained with a hike to Anamudi Peak and also opt for adventurous activities.
Sacred and surreal Rishikesh
If you are ready to explore the best of adventure and spirituality, choose to visit Rishikesh once in a while. Stress and anxiety would end, just by spending time on the banks of the Ganges at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. This city is popularly known as the “Yoga Capital of the World” and it is also a place of adventure. If you are ready to learn yoga from scratch and want to meditate on the banks of the Ganges like never before, you must visit Rishikesh at least once to refresh your soul.
Lakshadweep Islands: Hundred Thousand Islands
The group of 36 islands is known for its exotic and sunny beaches. The meaning of the name Lakshadweep is “100,000 islands”. It is the smallest Union Territory of India. Swimming, windsurfing, diving, etc. are some of the activities that could be best explored in Lakshadweep Islands.
Shillong: East Scotland
The northeast region of India is always said to be one of the friendliest and most recommended regions to explore once in a lifetime. The beauty of the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is aesthetic. This hill station is famous for its pleasant climate, greenery, lakes and waterfalls. Shillong is also known as the “Scotland of the East” because its landscape and climate are similar to those of Scotland. Apart from that, it is popular for having various educational institutions and heritage buildings. It is one of the most recommended places in India to visit during summers.
Ooty: tea gardens
Ooty has various tourist spots, and it is also the best site for adventurous activities. Adventurous activities can include anything from a simple walk or jog or trek, hike, zip line, motorbike and camping etc. Ooty is most famous for its tree plantations. Tea lovers will find plenty of options among the flavor varieties, like jasmine, chocolate, cardamom, and masala green tea, etc.
Gangtok: Land of Monasteries
Gangtok is known as the land of monasteries as it is home to various monasteries. It has some of the finest monasteries in India which one cannot afford to miss. Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok is one of the largest monasteries in the country. Summers are the perfect time to visit Gangtok as the weather remains pleasant.
Ladakh: adventure, beauty and happiness
If you need adventure, beauty and spirituality all at once, then here it is, “Ladakh”. Ladakh is home to magnificent monasteries, impressive destinations and beautiful mountains. Diskit Monastery in Ladakh known as Diskit Gompa; is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh. Ladakh is the northernmost region of the country and home to some of the tallest mountains.
Mahabaleshwar: the evergreens
It is a hill station in the Western Ghats range covered with Indian forests, located south of Mumbai. It is famous for its blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, hiking trails and pleasant climate. It is one of the best places for a summer vacation in India.
Nainital: Sanitary Time
Nainital is one of the most beloved and popular mountain destinations in India. The charm of this destination includes boating and sailing to ancient temples and exploring the scenic beauty with every next step.
Mountabu: Serenity and Peaceful
It is in Rajasthan, that the existence of this hill station is perfectly similar to that of heaven. In Mountabu, tourists can explore Jain temples, find some peace and experience serenity.
Kashmir: evergreen charmer
One cannot forget to add to their list of destinations; the ever-green and ever-beautiful Kashmir, while planning summer trips. Gulmarg, Srinagar and pahalgam in Kashmir are the perfect destinations to uplift lower states of life to higher ones. Moreover, these destinations are perfect to be explored during the summers.
Mukteshwar: place of adventure
Mukteshwar is known for its breathtaking panoramic views and great weather throughout the year. It is one of the best destinations to explore during summers. It is popularly known for its green forests, picturesque views and adventurous trails. It is close to Delhi and is probably one of the best tourist destinations in the country.
Glittering Waterfalls: Pelling
Again; Pelling is one of the best and most recommended surreal places to visit during summers, especially for those who admire the glistening waterfalls. This less popular northern town surprises tourists with its sparkling waterfalls, lakes, monasteries and the remains of the rulers of old.
Cherrapunji: For the Love of the Rain
Cherrapunji is probably the wettest place on mother earth for obvious reasons. It is also a unique place to explore in the summer. It is always covered with clouds and fogs, and it also receives a lot of rain. For monsoon lovers, this is one of the highly recommended places to visit during summers. The place is home to many waterfalls, streams and cold springs.
Chandoli National Park: World Heritage Site
Chandoli National Park has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bengal tigers, sloth bears, leopards are some of the animals to spot here. Along with these, the park is also known to be famous for its historical landmarks, like; Prachitgad and Bhairavgad.