It’s the hottest time of the year and all you want to do is sit back at home, probably watch a movie and just relax. However, there are many great things about summer like you can wear whatever you want, take a beach trip, try some grilling recipes at the pool side and much more. When it comes to holidaying, luckily, India is a country where you can travel to cooler places to escape this not-so-pleasant season.
For example, the Himalayas are blessed with many incredible hill stations that remain cool throughout the year, down south the plush greenery and the southwest monsoon can give you major travel goals and similarly, East Indian destinations like Shillong, Darjeeling, etc., can entice you with their flawless beauty and charm. We’ve got some interesting destination options for you, check it out!
The capital city of Sikkim is the perfect destination for a family vacation. The city is replete with natural splendours and gifted with several magnificent landscapes. The ‘land of monasteries’ promises plenty of sightseeing attractions plus you always have the option to indulge in various adventurous activities such as cable rides, Yak Safaris, paragliding and river rafting! Enjoy the finger-licking Sikkimese cuisine and don’t forget to shop from the widely famous Laal Bazaar which is abode to authentic local artisans, ethnic wares and so on!
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The summer destination list in India would be incomplete without the mention of Tawang. The city is best known for its wonderful and mystical monasteries and war memorials. When here, pay a visit to the country’s largest monastery- Tawang Monastery. Go to Sela Pass, one of the most beautiful high-altitude motorable mountain passes. The spectacular Nuranang Waterfalls, the mesmerising Shonga Tser Lake, the divine Taktsang Gompa Monastery and there is so much that’ll make your trip a memorable one.
Fondly known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is a serene hill station nestled in the Western Ghats of southern Karnataka. Take a break from the sultry summers, head out to this beautiful place for its plentiful coffee plantations, scenic landscapes, diverse wildlife and bird watching! Coorg can be the idyllic place for trekking and camping or for those who want to spend some time in the lap of nature. Visit Bhagamandala and you are bound to be stupefied by its tranquillity & holiness.
Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
Pahalgam is the prettiest of all the touristic valleys in India. Marked by the confluence of the two rivers-Lidder and Sheshnag, this gorgeous summer destination can sweep you off your feet with alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks. Experience the natural grandeur of Pahalgam by visiting the famous Betaab and Aru Valley- where a lot of famous Bollywood movies are shot. Pay a quick visit to Chandanwari – the starting point of the famous Amarnath Yatra which is also a great place for snow-sledging.
Popularly known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, a trip to this mesmerising place will give a wonderful experience. The lush green forests, the exquisite views, the old-world charm, the impressive Kempty Waterfalls, there is so much to explore in Mussoorie. When here, check out the local markets at the Mall road, take a ropeway ride to enjoy the panoramic views on your way to Gun Hill, visit Lal Tibba- the highest mountain peak of Mussoorie and the list goes on & on!
So, get ready for an amazing vacation in the sizzling summers by planning a trip to any of the above-suggested destinations!