As the mercury level rises in India, everyone must be looking for the best summer destinations. There are plenty of options with the Himalayas on North, Andaman in the south, the extent of the Himalayas in northeastern states. It is an extremely difficult task to choose from the list of names.
Here is a list of handpicked destinations for you:
Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. It is considered as the cash-cow of J&K. Many rulers in the past tried to gain prominence over this paradise city. It is the must-visit tourist destination in summer.
Shankaracharya Hill, Dal Lake, Hazratbal Mosque, NishatBagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin and Jama Masjid are the places to visit in Srinagar. You can enjoy the bird watching at Hokersar, have shikara rides in Dal Lake, shop in the floating markets of flowers & vegetables in Dal Lake. Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport to reach this city.
Shimla is the summer capital for Britishers in past. It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which is well known for its cool temperatures. It is famous among tourists because of its easy accessibility. It attracts a lot of tourists during the summer.
Shimla is well known for the famous meetings held between India and Pakistan during 1945 and 1972. Scandal Point, Jakhoo Hill and Annandale are the must-visit places in Shimla. You can enjoy the sceneries of Chadwick waterfall, shop at Lakker Bazar and many more. Jubbarhatti is the nearest airport to Shimla which is located at a distance of 23 Km from the city. Must check out the Palace on Wheels train fares for the upcoming season.
Coorg in Karnataka is the famous hill station in India. It is also known as the ‘Scotland of India’ because of its pleasant weather. Spread across the western Ghats is surely the best place to visit in summer. It is located at an altitude of 3500 ft above the sea level.
Nagarhole National Park, Abbey Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Nalknad Palace, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu falls are the few attractions in Coorg. The climate is well suitable for ziplining, Trekking to Nishani Hills, River Rafting in Barapole River and angling in Kaveririver are the things to do in Coorg.
4. Ooty :
Ooty is the perfect summer destination in Tamil Nadu. It is almost considered as the paradise on Earth. It is the most memorable, refreshing, soul relaxing experience to visit Ooty. The little charming hill station Ooty is the best for languid stupor. Although urbanization and the popularity of this place have taken its toll, simply venturing a few kilometres to find yourself amid peace hills, an almost Shakespearean pastoral refuge.
Being located in the Nilgiri Blue Mountain hills, this place is popularly called as Queen of Hills. Deer Park, tribal Toda huts, Ooty Lake, Avalanche Lake, Kalhatty, Emerald Lake and Doddabetta peak are the few major attractions in Ooty. You can enjoy the mountain biking in the Blue Mountains, horse riding, enjoying the ride in Nilgiri Toy Train.
Shillong is the best spot for a summer vacation in north-eastern states. The added advantage of this hill station is that it is the only hill which can be accessed from all the sides of India.
Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Sweet Falls, Ward’s Lake, Khasi Hills, Shillong peak, Mawjymbuin caves are the few major attractions in Shillong. One can enjoy the boating in Umiamlake, explore the cave, shop at Bara Bazaar, water rappelling at Elephant falls and many more.
Plan your trip to India and take the Palace on Wheels train which offers world-class facilities onboard the train.