Top 10 summer holiday destinations in India


Ranging from hot climates to snow-covered places India has a diversified tourist destination. Plan for a summer vacation, winter vacation or if you want to dance under tantalizing rain, come to India. Here in India, we have tourist destinations to suit your need.A compiled list of some best tourist summer holiday destinations is given below:

Ten Best Summer Holiday Destinations in India:

1. Shillong, Meghalaya:

Nestled within green mountains covered with pine trees, waterfalls, lakes and historical places Shillong provides you with the best summer vacation site. Mind it, Mawsynram, a place near Shillong is considered as the wettest place in the world! The combined effects of all the natural wealth, a trip to Shillong during summer will fill your heart with pleasure to its brim. 

2. Darjeeling, West Bengal:

Darjeeling is another mostly sought-after hilly destination in India. Sitting in a narrow-gauge rail of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and proceeding towards Darjeeling, you will get an enormous pleasure. Visiting Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, which is the largest high altitude zoo in India, will keep you spellbound. It is also one of the most popular hill stations of India for summer tourists. For nature lovers it offers Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Suntalekhola, Peace Pagoda and many others. Gardens of Darjeeling is a must visit to enjoy its green richness.

3. McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

Think about a hill station, think about McleodGunj. To be away from their routine lives, this destination hosts thousands of tourists every year. McleodGunj has a beautiful and serene atmosphere which attracts the city tourists. If you want to buy as souvenirs, then select the famous local handicrafts and jewellery. His Holiness Dalai Lama is also adding flavour to the attractiveness of McleodGunj as a tourist destination. Because of this the official residence of HH Dalai Lama.

4. Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir:

A high altitude cold desert of India, Ladakh provides you with a never-ending pleasure with its abundance of beauty. Beautiful lakes, snow-covered mountains and the traditional homes make Ladakh an enticing tourist place in the valley.

5. Coorg, Karnataka:

Look to the front, look to your left, look to your right and look behind, green beauty of Coorg will engulf you.  You will soon feel that magic wane of God has befallen on you. The River Kaveri adds beauty to it. Summer destinations of Coorg like Nagarhole Park, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary will make you feel the pulse of natural beauty. These make it the most sought after hill station in India. The Scotland of India- Coorg is famous for its lush green environment and serenity.

6. Havelock Island, the Andamans and Nicobar Islands:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are considered as the most popular honeymoon destination in India. Reasons behind this are that Havelock Island exhibits people with some precious stone age culture and Marine life.  Besides that, the diversity of corals also is a point of attraction. Best time to visit Havelock Island from January to April and May to October. For romantic couples. It provides crystal clear water, boating, rich marine life and scuba diving. This combination gives them an unforgettable memory.

7. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh:

Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, Tawang offers you an ideal summer destination in Arunachal Pradesh. Tipi Orchid Sanctuary of Tawang houses some best orchid. Roam around the PankangTeng Tso Lake. It will give you heavenly pleasure.  Other major tourist attractions of Tawang for summer tourists are Shela Pass, Tawang Garden and NamgyalLhatse- the famous Buddhist Temple. Best time for visiting Tawang is April to October. Advise not to plan the visit after monsoon arrival in India.

8. Ooty, Tamilnadu:

Ooty is a famous tourist spot in India and people from all around the globe visit Ooty for a splendid vacation. With its beautiful greenery and hills, Ooty is also a famous film shooting location. Take a ride on the Nilgiris Mountain Railways will make your memory green forever. To see the sunset, botanical gardens and tea plantations in Ooty is an added beauty. Other major tourists’ attractions of Ooty are its Tiger Hill, Ooty Lake, and Doddabetta Peak.

9. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

To get relief from the summer heat of Delhi the British Government of India made Shimla as the summer capital of India.  From that time onwards, Shimla has developed to become a most attractive tourist destination of India during the summer season. Its lush environs, beautiful gardens and hill make Shimla perfect summer holiday destination, including a family vacation. Shimla has a toy train to make your kids happy during vacation.

Major tourist attractions of Shimla are:

  • Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge
  • Wildflowers Hall
  • Hills
  • Gardens and so on.

10. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra:

It is considered a weekend gateway for Mumbai and Maharashtra people. Located near Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station. At a distance of 115Km from Pune and situated on the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar has a beautiful hill station, historical colonial buildings, green environment and lovely rivers. Plan your visit to Mahabaleshwar from April to June. The arrival of monsoon makes the place like a heavenly beauty.

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