Whenever summer arrives during the year, People start planning their summer vacations. During this season, the students studying in schools get a benefit of 2 months of holidays as summer vacations. So the students start their planning of summer vacations way before the vacation actually arrives. The scorching heat and rising temperatures make people run for cool shelters. Although there are facilities of Air cooler, water cooler and Air Conditioners to help people to get relief from the heat during summer seasons. But still, when people have leaves and nothing to do much while seating at home, they look for some holiday destinations, where they can enjoy a quality time with their family and also at the same time, they get refreshed from their daily routine task.
To help one chose the best tourist places in India where they can forget the heat and enjoy their summer vacations to the fullest; we have listed 5 beautiful places where one can spend their summer holiday destinations.
Shimla, Kullu and Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Kullu and Manali trip is always regarded as three-holiday destinations of India which has long associated with romantic holidays. Many couples visit these cities to celebrate their Honeymoon Holidays. Shimla probably the most popular hill station in Northern India, this city is famous for Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. among Honeymooners and families alike. Within this city, one must visit the Mall Road, The Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies and Jakhu Temple. The toy train to Shimla from Kalka passes through beautiful hills and valleys and is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world. Kullu is nearby to Shimla and is well connected through roads form Shimla. Manali is a perfect destination for thrill seekers with the wide range of adventure sports it offers. The Solang valley provides some spectacular and pleasing sightseeing while you visit this place.
Nestled in the state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is one cool place to visit during summers. Rishikesh is the seventh largest city in India and is also called as “Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas” since it is located near the foot of the Himalayas. Commonly known as the world capital for Yoga, this city has a number of temples, yoga centres and ashrams which are worth a dekko. It hosts the highest bungee jumping in India and is also popular for river rafting. Rishikesh is also known as pilgrimage town and it is regarded as one of the holiest places to Hindus. This city is the most suggested place for Trekking towards the Himalayan Peaks and also for the White river rafting. Rishikesh is vegetarian city by law and also the alcohol-free city. This city has also banned the use of plastic bags by shopkeepers and vendors.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, Darjeeling is situated in the Northern regions of West Bengal. If you desire for tranquil ambience then Darjeeling is one of the best places to spend your summer vacations. Darjeeling is noted for its tea industry, the spectacular views of Kanchenjunga, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Known as ‘Queens of the Hills’, Darjeeling provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. The food here is something you will relish, the most popular being the Nepalese and Tibetan momos.
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range at a height of 1372 meters above the sea-level. This place can be easily reached from Mumbai and Pune since the place is just 247 km from Mumbai and 132 km from Pune and are also easily accessible by road. Mahabaleshwar city has moderate climate throughout the year and can be visited anytime during the year. But, however, the best time would be June to October. The Venna lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar and the various ‘points’ here like Three Monkey Point and Kate Point give stunning views that are immensely soothing.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Ooty is regarded as one of the best Hill stations in South of India. This city is also known by the name “Shimla of South India”. The city is full of pretty cottages, fenced flower, thatched roof churches and terraced botanical gardens.
Ooty holds the establishment of a number of Tea estates, which made this city famous for the Tea plantation and Tea gardening. Ooty is a city of a visual treat to all the vacationers and tourists. This place is visited by people of all age groups, Young, Elder, Solo, Group, Family and Friends.
The best time to visit this place in March to May generally when the summer is at its peak. If one has to truly experience the beauty of this place, has to take the Little Blue Mountain train to Ooty from Mettupalayam. Ooty has the Nilgiris old church St. Stephen Church which is said to be associated with the British time.