7 Amazing Places to Visit in India during Summer6 min read
Imagine sitting on a beach in the summer and sipping on your favourite cocktail while the gentle waves of the blue sea keep rolling along with the cool breeze which caresses your hair.
Summer is probably the best time to travel in India. The scorching heat of the sun in the cities and the school holidays of the children make it a perfect time to take a quick vacation to the hill stations to get refreshed. From the soaring peaks and narrow passes of the Himalayas to the peaceful islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep, India has it all to quench your desire for a getaway in the summers. For those who are yet to decide on their summer destination, we have got you 7 amazing places to visit in India during summers.
Known as “Little Tibet”, Ladakh is every summer tourist’s paradise. From the magnificent Himalayan valleys of Zanskar and Nubra to splendid lakes like Pangong Tso, Ladakh has it all. Ladakh is a destination catering for everybody like the adventure enthusiasts can go for various sports like paragliding, trekking, bungee jumping and rafting; the nature lovers can visit the lovely forests and gardens along a tour of the Hemis National Park where they can spot a snow leopard or go bird watching; the religious enthusiasts can visit the monasteries such as the Spituk Gompa, which is located all over Ladakh. The stunning views and the perfect weather make a summer trip to Ladakh worth it.
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Visiting Manali is very backpacker’s dream. Manali never fails to amaze its visitors. This hill station is famous for its thick forests and the perfect weather during summer. It attracts adventure freaks from all over the world who take part in sports like trekking, rock climbing, and rafting. The famous Hadimba temple hosts an annual festival in May attracting a number of devotees. You can go camping in Raison and Solang Valley. You can enjoy street shopping on Mall road and try out the various cuisines available.
Manali also has a variety of monasteries and temples whose architectural beauty blow away the minds of the people. One of the major attractions of Manali includes the Rohtang Pass which is among the highest and most difficult passes in the Himalayas. Manali is an important destination for those who are looking for some adventure as well as those who are more inclined towards religion.
3. Munnar & Thekaddy
Munnar is a small hill station situated in the Idukki region of Kerela. Located in “God’s own country”, Munnar is famous for its spices, tea and coffee cultivations. It is a perfect destination in South India to spend your summer holidays due to its lush hills and pleasant climate. Munnar has a myriad of things to do including adventure sports which make your vacation a peaceful and rejuvenating experience.
Major tourist attractions include a Shikara ride in the Kundala Lake, elephant safari at the Carmelagiri Elephant Park and trekking to the Echo Point. Thekaddy, also situated in the Idukki district, is also an extremely famous hill station. Thekaddy also offers a picturesque view of the mountain valleys along with great expanses of tea plantations. It also has one of India’s finest wildlife sanctuaries, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which serves as the major tourist attraction. This would be one trip that you would never forget.
Dharamshala is the perfect destination for those who wish to spend their summer holidays among the peace and scenic view of the mountains. The Bhagsunath Temple and Namgyal Monastery make the list of the most beautiful places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is also famous internationally for being the official abode of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. With the various IPL T20 and ODI cricket matches held at the HPCA complex, the hill station is attracting more and more sports enthusiasts every year.
Himachal Pradesh also has plans of making this hill stations its first smart city due to its popularity. The boat ride on the Dal Lake and purity of the water flowing in the Bhagsu Falls is sure to leave you mesmerized with this place. The walk through the tea plantations of the Kangra Valley, along with the perfect weather at Dharamshala, is sure to make your getaway a memorable one.
5. Andaman Islands
With its golden beaches and clear blue waters, Andaman Islands are soon becoming a well-known summer getaway destination. With a myriad of things to do, a trip to the Andaman Islands will definitely not disappoint you. The sunny skies and magnificent beaches will make you fall in love with the place. The Andaman Islands have a variety of beaches which can be visited, the most famous one being the Radhanagar beach.
The beaches here have soft golden sand and offer a variety of water sports like banana boat riding, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, undersea walking and glass-bottom boating. In addition to the beaches, the cuisine here is delicious. Places to visit include the Cellular Jail National Memorial, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. Do not forget to visit the Chidiya Tapu for an ultimate bird watching experience. A trip here can bring all your beach fantasies to life.
6. Lakshadweep Islands
Lakshadweep Islands are perfect for a feeling of a getaway in the far lands. This mesmerizing group of 36 islands is perfect for a secluded and peaceful summer holiday. The cleanliness of the water and white sandy beaches make Lakshadweep Islands a visual delight.
The rich marine life attracts tourist from all over to visit this place. Living corals, seaweeds, triggerfish, seabirds, sea urchins, swordfish, eels and various types of octopus are commonly seen here. There are various water sports like scuba diving and snorkelling which can be done by the tourists. With its beautiful coral reefs and large expanses of green land, Lakshadweep serves to be the most peaceful holiday destination ever.
We can never leave out Goa in the list of the amazing places to visit in summer. Goa is lined with beaches with soft white sand and clear blue water. Goa gives a perfect blend of historical sightseeing and beach hopping. Even though the weather is hot and humid, but the clear blue waters and the delicious cuisine will make you forget the heat in a heartbeat. You can enjoy a cool drink on the beaches. North Goa has some of the best beaches like the Calangute Beach and Baga Beach. Calangute is famous for its nightlife and one of Goa’s most famous pubs, Tito’s is present here.
Water sports and Parasailing becomes much easier in the summers as there are fewer people around. Historical sites in Goa include Fort Aguada which is a 17th-century architectural marvel and also the Basilica de Bom Jesus, which has been recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The lip-smacking food, the historical sites, and the less crowded beaches make Goa a must-visit in the summer despite the weather.
This concludes the list of the amazing places to visit in India during summer. These places and their mesmerizing beauty are going to make your summer holiday stand out. These exotic destinations offer travellers sights of a lifetime and give them peace at a different level altogether.
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