|Darjeeling (West Bengal)|
The onset of summer is described poetically as the blustery days, heady summer months out at dawn and the only times with enough rays to see and not enough to burn. But the summer months are also a fantastic time to discover and explore a completely new side of some of India's popular Travel destinations. From the Himalayan peaks blanketed in glossy snow to verdant hill towns down south here are some of the best escapes in India that are ideal for your summer vacation.
With the misty hills spread out across the Western Ghats, Coorg offers the perfect escape from the scorching summer heat. Spread with lush teakwood, sandalwood forests and coffee plantations of Kodagu, in a word it can be described as simply … stunning. Fondly referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ due to its splendid beauty and pleasant weather conditions Coorg is a wonderful place among all hill stations in India. It is ideal for outdoor activities such as trekking, whitewater rafting, angling and also famous for major festivals like Keil Poldu (worship of weapons).
Also known as ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ Rishikesh holds spiritual significance for local Hindus. Surrounded by the flowing Ganga and forested hills the scene is definitely conducive for relaxing and meditation. It attracts many people for its popular whitewater rafting centre and backpacking hangout. It is ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for trekking expeditions to the Himalayan Peaks and for its White River Rafting. Sacred rivers and mountains set the scene for yoga and rafting here is an absolute must suggested.
|Ooty (Tamil Nadu)|
Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
Known as the queen of hill stations in South India, Ooty is known to provide tourists with lots of options to look forward to. Established as a retreat from the stifling heat of the summer by the British, Ooty is a visual delight filled with pretty cottages, thatched roof churches, fenced flower gardens and beautiful botanical gardens. The resplendent landscape and the soothing climate make it one of the best hill stations in India. Here you can enjoy playing golf and snooker along with activities like trekking, fishing and horse racing in Ooty.
Darjeeling (West Bengal)
Darjeeling is also known as Queen of the Hills is a perfect destination for those looking to be in harmony with nature. It is surrounded by beautiful green tea plantations and set against a backdrop of jagged white Himalayas; Darjeeling is located in the northern regions of West Bengal. One can trudge to Tiger Hill crest early in the morning to witness the best sunrises in India. A journey on the Toy train, which climbs to top of hills to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri in the plains, is a great way to explore the magnificent surroundings of this hill station. Also Rock Gardens and the amazing waterfall are worth visiting.
It is needless to mention that Munnar is exceptionally beautiful. Sprawling tea plantations and winding lanes, adding grace to the abundant beauty Munnar is a perfect destination for those looking for respite from the summer heat. Sprawling tea gardens, green rolling hills and the decent climate do the magic for Munnar. Make sure to visit Pothamadu, which has a sprawling land of tea, cardamom and coffee welcomes you. Long walks and trekking to this peak will no doubt energise you.
|Manali (Himachal Pradesh)|
Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
Nested on mountains, Manali is the perfect gateway to explore during the summer months. The snow-covered mountains, evening scarlet sky and the picture perfect Rohtang Pass are the things that cannot be forgotten. Backpackers come to hang around in the villages and adventure tourists come for paragliding, trekking, rafting and skiing. Located at about 53 km away from Manali, there is the famous Rohtang Pass is at its best offering peaks, glaciers and valleys. Also the hotels and resorts in Manali will offer you various holiday packages and family packages etc and will help you to explore Manali in a perfect way.
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The perfect summer spot, Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer tourists a relaxed tropical source and an array of thrilling adventure activities. With an interesting marine life, it is a fantasy world of tropical forests, sparkling beaches, undulating mountains and ancient tribes attracting tourists throughout the year. Tourists from all over the world visit this tropical paradise and exotic gateways for its rich and diverse marine life which provide glimpses into the past and present of these peaceful islands.
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