Summer has began so is the excitement of holidays. Escape the scorching heat by planning a summer holiday for fantastic nature beauty, peaceful & healthy ambiance, refreshing air and cool climate.Visit picturesque hill stations of India for a refreshing summer tour. Ample of good quality resorts, hotels and recreation facilities like rafting, paragliding, winter sports, yoga and spa resorts, trekking etc will make it a treasured memory..
Here is a list of top five summer destinations in India. They are incredible places to beat the heat so pack your bags and get going.
Visit the summer capital of Britishers in India. Endowed with unique splendors of nature, Shimla is famous for Jakhoo Hill, The Ridge, Lakkar Bazaar, The Mall, Kufri for ski slobs etc, this hills station of Himachal Pradesh has prolonged international stature. Top attractions of Shimla are the snow covered peaks of Himalayas, pleasent climate and shopping at famous bazaars. The most exceptional experience of Shimla is the Shimla-Kalka toy train which passes through a total of 102 tunnels from Kalka to Shimla. Chail Scanctury and Kufri are the other major highlights of an exquisite Shimla holiday. A wide range of good quality resorts, hotels and recreation facilities like rafting, paragliding, winter sports, Yoga and spa resorts, trekking etc. make Shimla a worthwhile destination in summers.
Explore this premium hill station of South India. Situated in 'God's Own Country' - Kerala, Munnar is surrounded by gently undulating hills swathed in the soothing green of vast tea estates makeing it a hill station with transcending excellence of nature. Munnar has loads to offer its visitors including mountain streams, valleys, tea plants etc. Enjoy the sensational adventure of trekking through the surrounding hills, which are covered by lush green rainforests. Relish the opportunity for a meorable picnic besides a crystal-clear mountain stream. Kuthumkal Waterfalls and Observatory Hills are the two major tourists spots of this hill station. Visit Munnar which is popularly called as ‘Switzerland of India’ and enjoy your summer holidays.
Popularly known as the 'queen of the Himalayas, Darjeeling has some of the most attractive tourist attractions in the world. The city lies in the foothills of the Himalayas in the state of West Bengal. Darjeeling also has its name listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Himalayan Railways often referred as, toy train adventure. It's a one of the most sought after cities for adventure lovers and a paradise for trekkers. Lush green tea fields, spread over thousands of hectares make it a serene destination. Breezy climate and peaceful surroundings make it a must visit spot in summers.
Kullu and Manali are situated in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh. With their admirable beauty and cool climate, they are amongst the top holiday destinations to chill out in summers. People looking for of peace, away from the hubbub of big cities or looking for adventure or else just a break, Kullu is the idea destination. The scintillating beauty of this valley preserves 368 temples upholding the faith of the people. Likewise, Manali is located almost at the end of the valley. Thrill and adventure are the two synonyms to Manali. Hadimba Temple, Vashist Springs, Tibetan Monasteries and Rohtang Pass are the major attractions of this splendid hill station. Try out various adventure sports like canoeing, rafting and kayaking on the waters of Beas River at Manali.
Situated in the northern most state of India - Jammu & Kashmir, Gulmarg is one of the most exquisite summer destinations in India. Snow covered peaks and beautiful world of flowers mark the highlights of this hill station. During your trip to Gulmarg, you have the privilege to visit the highest golf course in the world. Gulmarg is the ultimate beginners ski resort. Enjoy the immense adventure thrill amongst the multitudes of slopes with skiing. Popularly referred as "a meadow of flowers", Gulmarg everything in offering for a splendid and relaxing summer holiday.
By : Saranjeet Singh