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Top 10 Destinations to Spend Wonderful Summer Vacation in India


10 Best Places to Visit In Summer: Here’s a handpicked list of places to visit in India in coming summer. Have a look at these places before planning a holiday in India and add them to your bucket list for a heartwarming experience. It is advised to book flight tickets to India  in advance and avoid high airfares.

  • Ladakh: Distinct Culture
  • Manali: Witness the Snowfall
  • Ranikhet: Hill-Town
  • Mount Abu: Hill Station In Rajasthan
  • Kashmir:  Picturesque Places
  • Tawang:  Buddhist Monastery
  • Ooty: Haven of maple wood
  • Mussoorie: Queen of the Hills
  • Shimla: Rich Indian History
  • Spiti: Cold desert mountain valley


Ladakh in Summer:


Ladakh is the major attraction of tourists because it is quite cool in summer. It is a great weekend getaway option for nature lovers. Don’t miss this place if you are a travel enthusiast or adventure lover.

Best places to visit are: 
  • Nubra Valley: It is a tri-armed valley located northeast of Ladakh. Nubra valley is an ideal spot for sightseeing that separates the Ladakh and Karakorum Ranges.
  • TurTuk Village: TurTuk is an offbeat place in Ladakh that is divided by the border and lies in the Baltistan region.
  • Pangong Tso: It is a lake situated at the height of 4,350 m that extends from India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region.


How to Reach: Ladakh can be easily reached via, bus, train, and bike but the easiest way to travel is by air and Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is nearest located in Leh.


Summer Vacation in Manali:

Summer Vacation in Manali

Manali is the best option to regain the energy for work and get rid of daily stress. You can come here with friends as well as family. The charming places of Manali hold the natural beauty of mountains, snow, and chilly breeze.  

Best places to visit are: 
  • Solang Valley: This valley lies 14 km from the main city center of Manali. The place is ideal for snow adventure sports like skiing,
  • Rohtang Pass: It is a high mountain pass that connects Kullu valley to the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. From May to November it is safe to travel here.
  • Hadimba Temple: It is a very famous temple in the hill station Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by a deep dense forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar.


How to Reach: Manali can be reached via bus, taxi, or by air. There is no railway station so you can’t travel here by train. Bhuntar airport is nearest around 44 km from Manali.


A Delightful Weekend in Ranikhet:

A Delightful Weekend in Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a serene and beautiful hill station in the Almora district of Uttaranchal. The exquisiteness of this place is appealing to everyone. From climate to panoramic views, and peaceful moments you can collect lots of memories here.

Best places to visit are: 
  • Chaubatia Garden: This garden is located over 600 acres of rolling land which holds ultimate beauty with lush green meadows that can mesmerize anyone. Chaubatia Orchards is known for its apples, plums, peaches, and apricots.
  • Jhula Devi Temple: It is the 8th-century temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple consists of countless clusters of elegantly designed bells.
  • Mankameshwar Temple: This temple was founded by the Indian Army Regiment of Kumaon. The temple is in Pithoragarh in immediate to Ranikhet town.


How to Reach: The nearest airport to Ranikhet is Pantnagar which is around 109 km away. The railway station is located at a distance of 75 km. To the main city center you can reach by bus easily.


Mount Abu “oasis in the desert”:


It is the only hill station in Rajasthan located near the Sirohi district in the Aravalli mountain range.  

Best places to visit are: 
  • Dilwara Jain Temple: Dilwara temples are located about 3 km from the Mount Abu settlement. It is famous for its architectural perfection and the use of white marble and intricate marble carvings.
  • Guru Shikhar: Guru Shikhar is the highest point of Aravalli range holding a temple dedicated to Lord Dattatreya.
  • Nakki Lake: Nakki Lake is a gem of Mount Abu with clean blue water and surreal surrounding of natural wonders.


How to Reach: Mount Abu is well connected by road so you can easily travel here via bus. On the other hand, there is a railway station 28 Km from the main city, and an airport 221 Km from Mount Abu so these are also not bad options to reach here.


Enjoy a Visual Treat in Kashmir:

Enjoy a Visual Treat in Kashmir

Kashmir is a natural paradise on earth that gives a beautiful experience to the visitors. The climate is pleasant throughout the year but summer is best to roam around here. The most amazing part is that from witnessing natural beauty you can enjoy adventurous sports too. 

Best Places to visit are: 
  • Dal Lake: Dal lake is also called Lake of Flowers” located in Srinagar. The real scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shoreline of the Mughal gardens.
  • Gulmarg: Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination located in Pir Panjal Range of Jammu and Kashmir. It is popular for having the world’s second-highest Gondola ride.
  • Kathua: Kathua is the “city of Sufis” presenting the old glimpse of Kashmir and its past.


How to Reach: Book direct flights to Srinagar if you want to reach by air. Also, you can access it via bus easily. For train, Jammu Tawi Railway Station is nearest to Srinagar at a distance of about 330 km.


Wonderful Gateway in Northeast India, Tawang:

Wonderful Gateway in Northeast India, Tawang

Tawang is situated in Arunachal Pradesh with many amazing monasteries and adventure places for tourists. People come here to witness the tranquility and breathtaking natural beauty.

Best Places to visit are: 

  • Sela Pass: Sela Pass is the only way connecting Tawang district to the rest of the country. Sela Pass is open throughout the year but due to very low-temperature summer is the best time to come here.
  • Tawang Monastery: It is the second-largest monastery in the world and is around 400 years old and has control over 17 gompas within the region.
  • Nuranang Falls: It is an offbeat spot so very few people know about this place. It is famous as the BTK (Bap Ten Kang) waterfall, whose crystal clear water appeals to indulge in swimming.


How to Reach: By air, the nearest airport from Tawang is in Tezpur at a distance of 387 km. Also, for the main city center, you can reach here via cab or bus service. The nearest railway station from Tawang is Rangapara which is situated at a distance of 383 km.


Experience the family Vacation in Ooty:


Ooty, it is a popular hill station in the Tamil Nadu state of India. It is a picturesque place to relax and unwind during the summer holidays. The place is perfect for capturing the picture due to cascading waterfalls, emerald lakes, and lush greenery all in combination makes a picture-perfect background.  

Best Places to visit are: 
  • Pykara Lake: It is also known as Ooty Lake. This is a perfect and popular place here that offers you a peaceful environment to spend with family and kids. Various activities that you can do here are paddle boating, picnics, trekking, etc.
  • Botanical Garden: There is a botanical garden in Ooty spread over 22 hectares. The garden offers you to get closer to several different species of plants.
  • Government Museum: In Ooty, there is a government museum holding remnants of tribal art and culture. The museum displays the sculptural arts, artifacts, crafts made in Tamil Nadu.


How to Reach: By air, you have to book a flight to Coimbatore that is 88 km away, from Ooty. The bus is easily available to Ooty. For travelers who want to reach via rail, the nearest railway station is Mettupalyam, which is 40 km from Ooty.


Have a Visit to Mussoorie: 

Have a Visit to Mussoorie

Mussoorie is also popular as “Queen of Hills” that is a hill station in Dehradun state. Mussoorie offers many places of interest for tourists around the city. You can spend leisure time and explore the hidden gems all around while enjoying the summer vacation.


Best places to visit are: 
  • Lal Tibba: Lal Tibba is located around 6 km from Mussoorie. From the peak, you can get the amazing views of the Nilkantha peak in Badrinath, Kedarnath peak, and Banderpoonch range of three peaks with the telescopes installed here.
  • Kempty Falls: Kempty Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated around 4500 ft. above sea level. The place is the ideal destination for “camp and tea” that’s why named Kempty Falls.
  • Cloud’s End: Cloud’s End is the last stop of hill town Mussoorie. Cloud’s end provides a panoramic view to the Aglar River Valley. It offers a lovely walking trek to the trekkers.


How to Reach: It is easy to reach Mussoorie by taxi or bus. Air travelers can book the flight to the nearest airport i.e Dehradun Airport.


See the old charm of Shimla:

See the old charm of Shimla

From years Shimla is still the ideal place for families as well as couples. Snow-caped mountains, beautiful colonial architecture of buildings, pedestrian-friendly Mall Road, and night view of Ridge is mesmerizing.

Best places to visit are: 

  • The Ridge and the Mall Road: Mall road is situated in the heart of town where you can take a walk while visiting the restaurants, shopping centers, and other top most attractions such as Scandal Point and Kali Bari Temple. The Ridge is a wide-open street located on the side of Mall Road that gives a wonderful night view.
  • Tattapani: Tattapani is the name of a village situated 60 km away from Shimla. It is famous for its hot Sulphur spring that can cure various health issues such as stress, joint pain, fatigue, and other skin diseases.
  • Kufri: For snowy landscapes and cold temperatures come to Kufri. Most of the tourists are attracted due to the presence of zoological park that is famous for having rare species of Antelopes, Felines, Bears, and birds.


How to Reach: 

By Air, Jubarhati is the nearest airport about 23 km from the town. By Train, you will have to come to the small railway station that is 1 km from the main city center of Shimla. Also, bus travel is easily available to reach here.


Touch the Heights of Spiti:

Touch the Heights of Spiti

Spiti is the desert mountain valley situated at the height of 13,000 feet. It is located in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh which is famous among tourists for tours and treks.

Best places to visit are:
  • Chandratal Lake: Chandratal Lake is famous for being the camper and trekker’s paradise. This beautiful lake is located at an altitude of about 4300 m.
  • Key Monastery: Key Monastery is a very famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Lahaul and Spiti situated 4,166 m above the sea level.
  • Kunzum Pass: The pass is the gateway to the Spiti valley Via Kullu and Lahaul. This highest motorable offers a beautiful view of Bara- Shigri Glacier


How to Reach: 

By Air, the nearest airport is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar. The railway station is very far from this place so it wouldn’t be a good option to travel. The best available option is to reach via bus or taxi.


Some FAQs:

1.> What are cool hill stations in India to visit in summer?

Munnar, Kerala

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

2.> Best Indian destinations to visit in June? 





3.> Give some tips to travel to India in the summer.

Cover up yourself well to avoid the sunburns

Travel with maps to avoid losing the way

Hire a travel guide

Drink plenty of water


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