TOP 5 : Summer Destinations in India
What comes to your mind, when you think of a Summer vacation? A happy clear sky, a glass of mojito in one hand, and the view of the sea and the sandy beach in front of your eyes. Quite the ideal picture, isn’t it? With the kind of extreme climatic conditions and the rising heat in the country, travellers and tourists often have a hard time choosing a comfortable destination for their summer getaways.
But don’t you worry, because we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 5 summer destinations in India to help you plan your vacation:
1. Nainital, Uttarakhand
A beautiful town built around the tranquil Naini lake, Nainital is the perfect place to spend a laid-back holiday amidst the views of the snow-capped Himalayan region. Along with scenic landscapes, Nainital also offers experiences to travelers such as The Nainital Zoo, the hustling Mall road, nature walks, and a visit to the Tibetan market. Do not miss out on the ropeway experience which takes you to the Snow Point view. Beautiful vistas of the Naini lake and Himalayan ranges, including the Nanda Devi peak can be seen.
2. Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir
Popularly known as the ‘Village of Shepherds’, Pahalgam is a small offbeat town and nature’s paradise. It has an abundance of alpine meadows, breathtaking valley views, and beautiful hiking trails. The villagers here will always greet you with a smile. Take a horseback trip to Mini Switzerland or go on a hiking expedition to Betaab valley or Aru Valley. With gorgeous views to enjoy from every point, Pahalgam has a lot to offer to travelers who wish to bask in nature’s beauty.
3. Wayanad, Kerala
Wayanad is one of the secluded and lesser-known, but absolutely picturesque towns to visit in the state of Kerala. For instance, the town is blessed with wide meadows, paddy fields, pristine lakes, and nature trails. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a lush, natural habitat on a higher altitude, and one of the popular highlights of the town. Also Keep an eye for spotting Asian elephants, tigers, and other wild animals. If you are looking for a slow-paced vacation with less sightseeing and more of being with nature, Wayanad should definitely be on your list.
4. Kalimpong, West Bengal
Kalimpong is a small town in West Bengal, nicely tucked into the hilly regions of the Himalayas. It features beautiful panoramic vistas of Kanchenjunga peaks in clear sight. Furthermore, the town boasts of its many Buddhist monasteries like the Durpin Gompa, Thongsa Gompa, and Tharpa Choling Gompa. One can also witness views of the Teesta river flowing, and is one of the major hubs of the Nursery industry. Though the town is slower and smaller than Darjeeling, it offers a traveler a fascinating experience.
5. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
A summer retreat in the south of India, Kodaikanal in Tamil translates as “The gift of the forest.” Staying absolutely true to its name, you can experience the captivating flora and landscapes of the Palani hills of Tamil Nadu. In addition, some of the highlight attractions of this town include the Thalaiyar falls, Kodai lake, Bryant Park, and the valley views from Coaker’s walk.
Are you ready to explore these Summer Destinations? Happy Tripping! 💙
Enjoyed reading about the Summer Destinations? Do check out our blog on Top 5: Warm Winter Destinations