Summers in India are the excellent time for adventure travellers who aim to explore their lives. Summer is an ideal time for the entire family to head out on a planned vacation. One need to choose their summer travel destinations very wisely. In order to spend your quality time with your family/friends during the summer holidays, we have listed the Top 10 destinations for summer vacation in India.
Top ten summer vacation places of India
1. Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir :
Leh Ladakh, Situated at an altitude of 3524 meters (11,562 ft) above sea level in the state of Jammu Kashmir in India. During summers you may expect temperature hovering around 30 degrees with clear skies and arid weather as Leh falls in the rain-shadow area of the Himalayas. In fact, also known as the 'Rooftop of the World', Leh is probably the only place on earth where one can get a 'frost-bite' and a 'sun-burn' - both together.
2. Kullu Manali, Himachal Pradesh:
Kullu Manali, the hill station, Surrounded by mountains and rivers is the perfect place to be during summer because of its climatic conditions. Tourists from all over the country including overseas countries love to spend their summer vacation at Kullu, Manali. This place has also got the reputation for being a honeymooner's paradise. Kullu Manali, the 'Honeymoon Paradise' is a pleasant & idyllic location for newly married couple to spend their Honeymoon Vacation.
3. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir:
Srinagar, the Capital city of northernmost State, Jammu and Kashmir - India, has an average elevation of 5200 feet above sea level. Srinagar is the perfect summer destination for the travelers who love art, paintings and portraits. The city sprawls over both sides of River Jhelum in the Kashmir Valley. Tourists feel enthralled to spent time over the river bridges, the famous Dal Lake, the houseboats and the vast meadows of Srinagar.
4. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:
Shimla located in the north-western ranges of the Himalayas in the Shimla district of Indian State, Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is named after the very popular local Goddess Shyamala Devi (an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Kali). Shimla has always been a best tourist place for its hills and was called as the "Queen of Hills" by the British. Every summer thousands of tourists from different parts of the world enjoy themselves to the hilt in this popular summer retreat.
5. Darjeeling. West Bengal:
Darjeeling is a Himalayan city and the 'hill town headquarters' of Darjeeling District of the Indian State - West Bengal. Darjeeling is a popular & perfect tourist spot for the travelers who like to visit this beautiful hill station during summers. Darjeeling, popularly known as the "Queen of hill stations" with scenic beauty, pleasant climate and tea production makes it a popular tourist destination. Best Time to visit Darjeeling is between April - June and September - December.
6. Ooty, Tamilnadu:
Ooty, South India's most popular hill stations, also known as Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam, situated in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamilnadu is the favourite tourist spot for the travelers. Ooty, most popular as "Queen of hill stations" stands best summer vacation. It is a famous Honeymoon location that attracts thousands due to its picturesque nature beauty and pleasant weather all through the year.
Goa landed with full of beaches is one of the best places to visit during summers in India. Many wonderful attractions and lovely beaches that attracts many visitors/tourists and honeymoon couples. Summer in Goa will be one of the enjoyable moments of your life as you could enjoy the sandy beaches in the sunlight with fewer visitors in the beach.
8. Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh:
The famous hill resort of Andhra Pradesh, Horsley Hills is an enthralling, charming little hill station. It is a beautiful summer resort with luxurious vegetation and rich fauna. Named after WD Horsley, the then collector of Kadapa District, AP. The climate here is relaxing with temperature ranging from 20 degrees C to 32 degrees C maximum, even in summers. This is one of the major assets that draw number of tourists to this place in summers. Adventure travelers of nearby places come here for trekking, hiking and rappelling.
9. Coorg, Karnataka:
Coorg or Kodagu, is basically a tiny District and a city with the same name in Karnataka State of India. The very name "Coorg" flashes in mind a holiday to this favourite serene hills station for peace seekers, honeymoon spot for the newly married and best trekking place for the adventure lovers. Coorg is noted for its scenic beauty. Hiking, Trekking, Angling, White Water Rafting and other for adventure sports visitors throng the region. Summers are the excellent time to travel Coorg. The city also offers tourists amazing views of the surrounding mountains, lush green valleys, coffee plantations and the teak wood forests.
10. Munnar, Kerala:
Munnar is located in the Idukku district of Kerala. Munnar derives its name from the Tamil words 'munnu' means - three and 'aar' means - River hence Munnar means "three rivers". A holiday in Munnar makes one forget all the stress and pain of the fast running world. The beauty, serenity and freshness of the valley completely revitalize one's mind and body. Munnar is a romantic paradise and an ideal honeymoon destination, a place which is the first thought of every newlywed couple. The place synonymously is also a great family holiday place and adventure sports hub. Munnar is a perfect location to visit during summer vacation for enjoying the boating, scenic beauty, the marvelous waterfalls, high mountains and pleasant atmosphere.