India is with the diversified landscapes and unique locations with endless opportunities to transform your holidays into cherished moments. Though India is said to be a tropical country, the wonderful hill stations dotted across the country has been the most favourite destinations frequented during the summer by the natives and the global travellers as well. This article aims at listing some of the extraordinary destinations which makes your summer, the coolest one packed with bundles of surprises and merriments.
Forever charming, Manali never disappoints even a single traveller. If you are an adventure lover or nature lover or a photo fanatic or an environmentalist, Manali offers you experiences in all genres. Himachal Pradesh, a North Indian state embraced by the nature’s beauty in abundance, is home to several spiritual and touristic destinations. Manali is one such wonderful location, blessed with the extraordinary views of the lush green meadows, flower carpets, a place which you had seen in your imaginary bedtime stories.
Manali is home to the 4000-metre-high Rohtang Pass, an exuberant location atop the scenic locations with mountains around rising above the clouds. Hadimba Temple, Kalath Hot Water Springs, Vashist Hot Water Springs, Jogini Falls, Solang Valley, Rozy Falls, Old Manali and Monasteries are some of the interesting locations in Manali to explore and enjoy.
Visit the destination where the Tibetan Buddhism has its strong roots practicing a heart-warming culture, the Ladakh. Look out for life changing experiences this summer in this ecstatic destination, which is something out of the world. Ladakh is most suitable for nature lovers, history buffs, photo fanatics, adventure freaks and most importantly, the passionate travellers. The mountain ranges, Buddhist monasteries, lush green valleys all make Ladakh, travellers’ paradise!
Explore the unexplored regions of Ladakh, if you are skilful at driving, go for a ride on the world’s highest motor-able passes, a spine-chilling experience. But, be cautious, if you are not confident of driving in unknown routes, never opt for it, as the road has got several turns and twists and at some places, roads are found to be disrupted. Be prepared for a poor network of mobiles and failure of GPS system. Else, Ladakh is one of the destinations in India, to be visited at least once in a lifetime.
Set in the Garhwal hills, 2000 meters above the sea level, Mussoorie attracts travelers from across the globe round the year. The panoramic view of the mountains and valleys around. Mussoorie is equally popular among all kinds of travelers who are fond of beholding the beauty of nature with its true essence.
Besides sightseeing, the options in Mussoorie compels the adventurer in you to try the various activities like, trekking through the less explored regions and climbing on the rocks. Mussoorie Lake, Camels Back Road, Lal Tibba Scenic point, scenic view of the Doon Valley and Gun Hill are some of the scenic locations to be visited in Ladakh.
If you are keen to visit a destination with a right blend of adventure, spirituality, shopping, cuisines and lot more, then Ganktok in the North East Indian state of Sikkim will be an ideal choice. Lying on the Himalayas overlooking the world’s third highest mountain peak Kanchenjunga, Ganktok offers list of surprises to its visitors.
Monasteries dotted across the region and the Institutions on spiritual educations are the icons of Ganktok. Rumtek, Enche and Ranka are the most prominent of the monasteries. Nathula Pass, Kanchanjunga National park, Tsomgo lake are the other locations grabbing your attention with their scenic ambience and tranquility prevailing around. Go for a ropeway ride and plan to visit the Temi Garden, preferred by almost all the travelers.
Acclaimed as the Queen of Hill stations in South India, Ooty attracts travelers from all corners of the country and the globe with its scenic landscapes. The travel from the foot of the hill to this exotic destination through the spine-chilling hairpin bends is an extraordinary experience. You can stop for photo shoots capturing the immensely beautiful nature as the backdrop.
Dodda bedda, Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden are some of the prominent locations in Ooty, flocked by the travelers. Don’t miss the experience of opting for a boat ride in the Ooty Lake and going around the lake in cycles. The panoramic view of the plains from the hilltop is truly amazing. Also, try the journey from Mettupalayam to Ooty by the Toy Train, an entirely different experience.
Goa attracts the global travelers with its Pristine beaches, exotic cuisines and the vibrant nightlife. Goa is the destination most popular among the honeymooners worldwide. Experiences the travelers get in Goa is something seamless grabbing their attention again and again to this wonderland. Goa is not limited for those fun seekers, but for those who want to sit on meditation and look for ayurvedic treatments as well. The long sandy shorelines offer you umpteen options for sporting activities in the beaches.
The spectacular view of the sunset and sunrise in the Goan beaches are typically the visual retreats. The delicious Goan cuisines embraced with the Portuguese recipes make your trip more special. The multicultural environment in this region gives a different color to anyone’s opinion on India. The architectures, beaches, forts and especially the cuisines make your trip to Goa an awesome one.
The splendid view of this hill station leaves you spellbound in the God’s Own Country. Munnar, known for its unending expanse of tea and spice plantations, clad mountains and waterfalls has been an all-time-favorite for the global travelers. Having a sip of steaming chai while walking through the green plantations is something unique to Munnar.
The journey from the foot of the hill to the top is so breathtaking with the views of the valleys on both sides and the sprinkling snow white waterfalls. The mountains rising above the clouds and the splendid view of the plains from the hilltop make your trip to Munnar, the most memorable one. The mountains embraced with the blankets of Kurinji flowers blossoming once in 12 years is a wonderful view not to be missed in Munnar.
Gangotri, Yamunothri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, the Char Dham Yathra is considered to be very auspicious as per the principles of Hinduism. But it is equally a wonderful choice among the global travelers exploring the top Indian destinations during the summer.
The diverse landscapes including the snowcapped peaks, green valleys, dense woods and the sanctuaries make you trip to Uttarakhand very special. The hill stations like Nainital, Dehradun, Bagehswar have umpteen options for you to try in this summer escaping from your hectic city schedules.
A delightful escape into the abundant beauty of nature embracing the entire region called Wayanad in Kerala transforms your vacation into a magical affair. The emerald green destination is the most sought-after romantic escape for the honeymooners as well as the place is ideal for family vacationers. Wayanad has gushing waterfalls, beautiful caves, sanctuaries, lush green plantations and lot more to explore and enjoy.
Walk through the spice and tea plantations, enjoy the umpteen number of naturally scenic locations around in Wayanad. Amidst all the attractive locations, Banasura Sagar Dam, Kuruva Island, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the most frequented places. Despite your multiple visits, you will never feel contented of this ecstatic destination.
Look out for unique experiences in the verdant hill station Shimla, attracting tourists round the year, especially the honeymooners. The most sought-after destination in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla beholds the resplendent beauty of the nature, enchanting the travelers offering them an experience of lifetime. Shimla happens to be one of the finest destinations of North India renowned among the global travelers.
Summer festival in the Ridge of Shimla, Kufri acclaimed as the Switzerland of East, Green valley with the endless beauty, Jakoo temple, the snow clad town Chail, Himalayan Bird Park, the 18th century Visceral Lodge and a ride on the Toy Train are the Must Do places and things in Shimla.
The list of places to be visited in India is of course endless. I stop here with the most astonishing TEN Destinations offering you an enticing experience. One lifetime is not enough to explore the entire India, which attracts you again and again. Exploring the multifaceted country will explain you, why is India Incredible!
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