Top Summer Holiday Destinations in India
What is the ideal way to not allow the summer heat to drive us crazy? Vacations!
By Pratibha Yadav
19th Mar, 2014
Summers can be merciless when it comes to heat. The scintillating heat can drive us mad. What is the ideal way to not allow the summer heat to drive us crazy? Vacations!
Yes, nothing can be more relaxing than going out on a holiday in summers. But you need to choose your destination carefully. Let us look at the holiday destinations of India which are suitable for summer holidays.
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Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is situated between the Karakoram Ranges in the north and the Himalayas in the south. The scenic beauty of Ladakh may mesmerise you. It is an ideal destination for those who love trekking and mountaineering. The culture of Ladakh is strongly influenced by Tibet, and therefore, the place is also known as Little Tibet. Although the temperature fluctuates throughout the year, the summer is the best time to visit. A holiday of at least 15 days will help you explore Ladakh in a proper manner. Ladakh is not a quick holiday destination; it demands a bit of your extra time, but it is worth it!
Best time to visit: June and September
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Tropical Paradise
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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have lush greenery and amazing marine life. Also, the cool tropical climate makes these islands one of the suitable summer holiday destinations. You can experience the beauty of marine life by snorkelling and scuba diving.
Best time to visit: January to April and May to October
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: The Meditation Hub
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The beauty of Rishikesh lies in its numerous yoga centres and temples. Often referred to as the World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh is the perfect place for those seeking peace during the summers. This holiday destination plays an important role in bringing you closer to yourself.
Although known for yoga and meditation, Rishikesh also has activities for the adventurous. Adventurous activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping and mountain hiking can give you an adrenaline rush.
Best time to visit: February to May and September to November
Ooty: The Visual Delight
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Ooty is a popular hill station in India, and it can be a treat to visit this place in the summer season. This beautiful place will take you right into the arms of nature to refresh and relax your mind. Pretty sunsets through the hills, lush tea plantations, waterfalls, botanical gardens and beautiful lakes are some of the attractions in Ooty.
Best time to visit: October to June
Shimla: The Summer Capital
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Located in mountainous Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a picturesque hill station. It was discovered by the British, and tourists tend to fall in love with Shimla right on day one. It is an ideal getaway during the summers, and so, it was also named the Summer Capital by the Britons.
Best time to visit: October to June
Mahabaleshwar: Rejuvenate and Relax
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Located at about 1372 metres above sea level, Mahabaleshwar is a quick holiday destination for those living in Mumbai. One can rejuvenate and relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Horse riding, boating, trekking, sunrises and sunsets are some of the major attractions of the place.
Best time to visit: April to June
Darjeeling: The Majestic Hill Station
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Darjeeling is yet another popular hill station in India. With beautiful valleys and scenic mountains, Darjeeling will bring you very close to nature. Do not forget to board the Darjeeling Mountain Rail to explore the beauty of the place.
Best time to visit: Mid-March to May