The best way to escape the scorching heat of summers is to travel! Come summers, everyone is keen on taking a trip to a cooler place, which is away from the madness of the city. Whether it’s visiting the North East hill stations or the majestic Western Ghats or the greener hill stations down South; India has so many options for the perfect summer vacay. Here are some of the best destinations to travel to during summers:
Ditch the over -crowded northern hill stations this year and head to Meghalaya. Shillong the capital of Meghalaya is a beautiful town. The lush pine trees, rolling hills and peaceful lakes make Shillong the best place to visit.
Places to visit: Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake, Laitlum Canyons, Elephant Falls, and Mawjymbuin Caves
A perfect summer holiday destination, Sikkim has something for everyone. This now super cool urban capital of Sikkim has a lot of activities to do. You can shop on Mall Road for some trendy outfits, do river rafting on the mighty Teesta River, or visit the Rumtek Monastery. Don’t forget to binge on their famous momos and thukpa.
Places to visit: Nathu La, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, and Phodong Monastery
Mount Abu, Rajasthan
The only hill station in the state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a calm paradise. Referred to as an oasis in the desert, Mount Abu has rivers, lakes and forests as well. You can explore some amazing forts here too. Doesn’t sound like Rajasthan, does it?
Places to visit: Nakki Lake, Achalgarh Fort, Guru Shikhar, Peace Park, and Sunset Point
This is a perfect weekend getaway place for Mumbaikars and Puneites. Mahabaleshwar offers some breathtaking views of the hills. Green valleys, forests, rivers and even sparkling waterfalls; this place is the perfect summer holiday destination. If you’re looking for a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s no better place than this!
Places to visit: Venna Lake, Parsi Point, and Lord Mahabaleshwar Temple
If you’re a beach baby, then Andaman Islands is the place to be! Sunny skies, golden sands and cool winds; sounds like the perfect summer holiday, doesn’t it? If you want to just relax and enjoy the pristine views of the sea, go to the Andamans.
Places to visit: Radhanagar Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair,
Where are you planning to go to this summer? Let us know in comments below!