Are you waiting to enjoy your summer vacation with your family and friends? Your answer will be a definite yes. And now, choosing the destination is the main problem for everyone; one doesn’t know where to go for a perfect holiday because there are so many destinations to confuse you. So, here, we are offering you the top most visited summer destinations of India, where you can easily explore the charm of the incredible India. The perfect destinations for those who want to feel like a royalty and experience tranquillity are :
Nestled in the middle of the foothills of the Himalayas, the queen of lakes, Nainital is a perfect getaway for those who love to explore a perfect combination of hills, lakes, and temples. Perched at an altitude of 2,084 meters above the sea level, the hill station offers you a magnificent view of its surroundings. Boating on the lake is the main charm of this place. Except for this, one can also enjoy here snowfall between the months of December and February. People can also go for some popular sightseeing in Nainital including Naina Devi Temple, Cave Garden, Zoo, Mall Road, Snow View Point, Hanuman Garhi Temple, Tiffin Top and Appu Ghar.
Rishikesh is one of the best summer holiday destinations in Uttarakhand. It is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and offers you a calm and tranquil atmosphere, where you can spend quality time with your family and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Rishikesh is also a popular destination for adventure lovers, where they can enjoy an array of heart beating adventure thrills like – white water rafting, kayaking, cliff jumping, rock climbing, rappelling, jungle trekking, flying fox, bungee jumping and much more. Apart from this, Rishikesh is also well-known for being the Yoga Capital of the world. Every year, many tourists visit this place and experience the specialty of this beautiful destination. If you also want to enjoy all this, then you must visit this place to make your summer holidays memorable.
Perched at an elevation of 1,869 meters above sea level, the queen of meadows, Ranikhet is a very beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand, India. Surrounded by the lush green forests of pine, oak, and deodar, the charming hill station offers you a density of wildlife and also, it is a perfect summer getaway. If you want to get rid of your hectic schedule and want some refreshment in the laps of verdant meadows, this is the best option for you and your family.
Observing the beauty of this charming hill station with a panoramic view of the Himalayas is a great option for hill stations lovers. Being surrounded by dense oak and pine forests, Almora is a beautiful hill station, which offers you picturesque landscapes with lush green mountain ranges to attract a number of tourists. Apart from this, tourists can also visit here some other popular sightseeing sites like Banari Devi Temple, Kasar Devi Temple, Shayahi Devi Temple, Sun Temple and Katarnal.
Kashmir is a piece of paradise, where nature, beauty and sun surf together and offers a perfect blend for families, who are looking out to spend some leisure time amidst nature. There are four great destinations, where you can spend some leisure time during holidays in Kashmir: Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, and Srinagar. People can also enjoy here river rafting in Lidder River and skiing in Aru Valley. A popular charm of Gulmarg is the cable car ride from Kangdoori and Apparwath Peak.In Sonmarg, you can experience activities like camping, fishing and trekking. Besides these, you can also go for some sightseeing including Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Garden, Chashma-e-Shahi Garden, Hari Parbat Fort and Hazratbal Shrine.
Ladakh is a perfect holiday destination in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and is popular for its scenic mountainous beauty and culture in the world. Aksai Chin is one of the controversial border areas between China and India. If someone is looking for a family holiday destination, then Ladakh is the best destination for them. There are so many sightseeing places, where you can visit and capture your memories, like Shanti Stupa, 800-year-old Kali Mandir, 17th Century Leh Palace and Thiksey & Hemis Monasteries.
Situated in the beautiful green Beas River Valley at an elevation of 2,050 meters above sea level, Manali is a charming hill station surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayan peaks. The hill station is a paradise for adventurers and honeymooners, who visit here to hang out amidst the mountains. Manali offers you an array of adventure activities including trekking, rafting, climbing, and skiing. Besides these, you can also enjoy sightseeing at places here like Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Village, Naggar, Rohtang Pass and Rahala Falls.
If you want to spend an ideal summer holiday with your family and friends, then Shimla is a perfect destination for you, where you can experience a perfect blend of natural beauty with lush green Himalayan peaks. The hill station is popular for its buildings, that are styled in the Tudorbethan and Neo-Gothic architectures dating from the colonial era, as well as temples and churches, which are enough to attract a large number of tourists. The major attractions of this place are the Jakhoo Temple, the Mall Road, the Viceroy Lodge, the Christ Church and the Ridge. The Kalka-Shimla Railway line is another popular attraction of Shimla, which is also mentioned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley, at an elevation of 1457 meters, Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh, which is overloaded with so many natural treasures like snow-capped mountains, lush green surroundings and crystal clear riverines. The hill station is covered by dense deodar forests, which offer you an ideal place to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the heaven of earth. You can explore here some sightseeing sites including Dal Lake, Kangra Valley, Namgyal Monastery, Kareri Lake, H H Dalai Lama’s Main Temple, Tibet Museum and State Museum.
Perched at an elevation of 6,700 ft above sea level, Darjeeling is a charming hill station located in the lower regions of the Himalayas in West Bengal, India. Surrounded by lush green tea gardens, the hill stations offer you an amazing view of Kanchenjunga, which is the world’s third-highest (28,209 ft) mountain peak. Enjoying the Toy Train ride in the hills of Darjeeling is a unique experience for the tourists. Apart from this, you can also visit here Dali Monastery, Tamang Ghumba Monastery, Ghoom and Aloobari Monastery. The major attractions of this place are Japanese Peace Pagoda, Ava Art Gallery, Batasia Loop and the War Memorial, Scrubbery Park, Botanical Garden, Red Panda Breeding Farm and Dhirdham Temple.
The “Queen of Hills”, Mussoorie is a perfect summer holiday destination for those who want to spend some quality time with their family and friends in the midst of tranquillity. Being situated at an average altitude of 1,880 meters above sea level, Mussoorie is blessed with lush green surroundings and a variety of flora and fauna. You can enjoy here the cable car ride including the Gun Hill on the way and the panoramic view of Mussoorie. Apart from these, you can go for a long walk on Mall Road, which is a famous shopping market, from where you can buy some gifts for your dear ones. Some other special attractions of Mussoorie are Mussoorie Lake, Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden, Bhatta Falls, Jharipani Falls, Sir George Everest’s House and Nag Devta Temple.
Blessed with a lush green environment and located at an average elevation of 1,353 meters above to sea level, Mahabaleshwar is an idyllic summer retreat for those want to spend golden time with their family and friends. The beautiful tiny hill station is always surrounded by evergreen forests and is famed for its strawberries in the country. There are so many things about this place that attracts a number of tourists from all over India. Mahabaleshwar offers you several natural wonders and visiting places, such as Venna Lake, Pratapgad, Mapro Garden, Wilson Point, Dhobi Waterfall and Chinaman Waterfall.
Considered as the queen of hills in Southern India, Ooty is a beautiful summer capital located in the Nilgiri Hills. This popular hill station is a perfect getaway to enjoy with family and friends. The beauty of this quiet place attracts a number of tourists and offers the chance to experience the eye-catching beauty of the nearby places. Here, you can visit so many popular attractions like Botanical Garden, Deer Park, Lake Park, Kalhatty Falls, Doddabetta and Pykara Lake. Besides these, you can also enjoy here some interesting activities including snooker, golf, trekking, fishing and horse riding. If you really want to go out with your family for summer holidays, then you must think of this charming hill station.
Wayanad is a beautiful picturesque hill station in Southern India, which is located at a height of 700 meters to 2100 meters above the sea level. It offers you a chance to explore a perfect blend of culture, tradition, and history of this place. The lush green surroundings, breathtaking weather, and mind-blowing landscapes will make you fall in love with Wayanad. Besides its natural beauty, you can also explore here some popular sightseeing places like Thirunelly Temple, Pookot Lake, Pakshipathalam, Pazhassi Raja Tomb and Edakkal Caves. Wayanad is also packed with so many waterfalls like Sentinel Rocks Waterfalls, Soochippara Waterfalls, and Kanthanpara Waterfalls, which are enough to make it a perfect summer capital, where you can visit with your family and relax in the laps of nature.
Perched at an elevation of 4,908 feet above the sea level, Shillong is a beautiful tiny hill station in Meghalaya and is also known as “The Abode of Clouds”. Beautiful lush green surroundings, clear blue sky and fresh mountain air will really captivate your heart beats and force you to visit here again. If you visit here with your family, then don’t miss out on places like Lady Hydari Park, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls, Jakrem, Ranikor, Sohpetbneng Peak and Dawki.
If you want to spend your summer holidays in the midst of lush green tea gardens and rolling hills, then Munnar is waiting for you. This charming hill station offers you a perfect environment to enjoy a pleasant holiday experience with your family in Munnar. Being situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters above the sea level, the hill station is blessed with sprawling lands of tea, coffee, and cardamom. Apart from this, you can also go for some sightseeing to sites like Sita Devi Lake, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Attukal Waterfalls, Devikulam and Munnar Tea Museum.