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 :

1. Nainital


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.

2. Rishikesh

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.

3. Ranikhet


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.

3. Almora


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.

5. Kashmir


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.

6. Ladakh


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.

7. Manali


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.

8. Shimla


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.

9. Dharamshala


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.

10. Darjeeling


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.

11. Mussoorie

Kempty Fall

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.

12. Mahabaleshwar


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.

13. Ooty


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.

14. Wayanad


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.

15. Shillong


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.

16. Munnar


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.

The year 2017 is welcoming you with an ample of travel opportunities. Even I have to say that it is a lucky year for travelers. Since the year 2017 offers you so many long weekends throughout the year, hence now you can plan your holiday trips in advance and enjoy with your family & friends for relaxation. As we all know that the last year 2016 was not good for travelers, because of the lack of holidays and weekends. But now you all must not worry because 2017 has a bunch of long weekends, where you can plan your weekend trips in advance.

1. Long Weekend – January


If you love to explore a hill station and want to enjoy snowfall in chilly winters, this is a perfect weekend for you. Make the most of the last weekend of January by traveling to most popular winter destinations like Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Gulmarg, Auli and many other hill stations. Apart from hill stations, you can also visit Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Gujrat, Corbett National Park, Goa and many more places. So don’t waste your long weekend, make your plans and get yourself ready to go aboard.

  • Thu, 26 Jan: Republic Day
  • Fri, 27 Jan: Take leave
  • Sat, 28 Jan
  • Sun, 29 Jan

2. Long Weekend – February


February is the month of love when all the couples wait for a perfect long weekend to celebrate this Valentine month with their partners. The month of February offers you so many charming places where you can spend your golden time and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. If you love to visit off beat destinations, then you can visit Himachal Pradesh.  Apart from this, you can go to Agra, Goa, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and some other popular off shore destinations. So don’t forget to celebrate your love month, just plan your trip and go ahead.

  • Fri, 24 Feb: Mahashivratri
  • Sat, 25 Feb
  • Sun, 26 Feb

3. Long Weekend – March


March is the perfect time to travel in India and explore the beauty of nature with its beautiful surroundings. Make your long weekend of March the most memorable one by visiting a destination like Coorg to enjoy the beauty of blooming white coffee flowers. You can make the enjoyment double by making your trip on the occasion of Holi festival by visiting Mathura or Vrindavan. Both the destinations are very popular for Holi celebration. Apart from this, Barsaane in Uttar Pradesh is also popular for Lath Mar Holi or Shantiniketan in West Bengal.

  • Sat, 11 Feb
  • Sun,12 Feb
  •  Mon, 13 Feb: Holi

4. Long Weekend – April

River Rafting

If you are planning for this long weekend trip, then it’s a good decision for you because you have so many opportunities to explore in India. In the month of April, you can plan to visit Srinagar, a perfect place to celebrate holidays in the midst of the colorful Tulip Garden, which is a popular flower found in Srinagar. Besides this, you can also explore the breathtaking hill stations of Uttarakhand, Manali, Coorg, Gangtok, Dharamshala, Darjeeling, Kanyakumari, Mussoorie, Shillong and some other popular destinations. If you like to do some adventure thrill, then this is the best time for river rafting and bungee jumping in Rishikesh.

  •  Sat, 1 Apr
  •  Sun, 2 Apr
  •  Mon, 3 Apr: Take a Leave
  •  Tue, 4 Apr: Ram Navami
  • Fri, 14 Apr: Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti, Good Friday
  • Sat, 15 Apr
  • Sun, 16 Apr: Easter

5.Long Weekend – June


The month of June is a perfect time for summer holidays in India. So, beat the heat and go for a planning of your monsoon weekend trip to the charming hill stations in India. There is a bunch of popular hill stations, where you can go with your family and experience the charm of nature. Leh Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Nainital, Gangtok and Mount Abu are there, to name of few.

Except for these holidays, there is this big occasion of Eid, which has its own charm. Especially when it’s celebrated in its own popular place like Lucknow. The aroma of specially prepared dishes can make you forget everything and just think about it.

  •  Sat, 24 Jun
  •  Sun, 25 Jun
  •  Mon, 26 Jun: Ramzan Eid

6.Long Weekend – October

Corbett National Park

As we all know, October is a refreshing time for every traveller after the monsoon break, so everybody gets excited and waits for their next trip after this long break. October is the best time for wildlife and nature exploration, because this is the time when the wildlife enthusiasts can get the chance of the best wildlife sighting in the midst of lush green forests. So, you can go for a visit to any national park like Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Kanha National Park and Gujarat National Park. Other than wildlife tour, you can also plan for trekking and a visit to hill stations, where you can relax in the laps of nature and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

  •  Sat, 30 Sep
  •  Sun, 1 Oct
  •  Mon, 2 Oct: Gandhi Jayanti

Besides all these, October brings so many reasons to celebrate and enjoy, because it is a month of important Indian festivals and nobody wants to miss them. The month of festivals brings families together to celebrate Diwali at home. If your budget allows you, then you must try to cover 4-5 places in this weekend. Because nobody knows when this kind of long weekend comes again.

  • Wed, 18 Oct: Diwali
  •  Thu, 19 Oct: Balipratipada
  •  Fri, 20 Oct: Bhaiduj
  •  Sat, 21 Oct
  •  Sun, 22 Oct

7.Long Weekend – December


The last month of the year 2017 ends with spark and also gives you the opportunities to celebrate this month. So, don’t miss the chance and just plan your trip to any heritage or wildlife destination, hill stations or go for any adventure because the month of December allows you to travel anywhere in the country. The places you can visit in December are Konark Odisha, Patnitop (J & K), Ranthambore, Karnataka, Kerala, Kaziranga National Park, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujrat and Rajasthan.

  • Fri, 1 Dec: Eid-e-Milad
  •  Sat, 2 Dec
  •  Sun, 2 Dec

It’s time to wander around every corner and spread your happiness with everyone in last month of the year. The long weekend of Christmas can be a superb holiday of the year, if you plan a visit to any hill station and get the chance of snowfall, that would be really an amazing part of your Christmas celebration. As we can see 2017 offers us lots of long weekends for traveling, we have a responsibility to be happy and celebrate our life’s moments.

  •  Sat, 23 Dec
  •  Sun, 24 Dec
  •  Mon, 25 Dec: Christmas

Badrinath Dham Temple

There is a good news for devotees that, on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, the official date of the starting of Badrinath Yatra 2017 was declared from the Narendranagar Raj Mahal by Tehri royal family posterity Manabendra Shah. According to the announcement, the opening day of the pious shrine has been fixed as 6th May, 2017. The date is decided by the priest of the temple, Krishna Prashad. After the opening of the entrance to Badrinath-Kedarnath, which  remains closed for nearly six months in the winter, will also be open for the devotees after the performance of the mandatory rituals at 4:15 a.m. Also, the dates of Gaadu Ghada Tel Kalash were announced, which is likely to start from the month of April.

Adventure Activities Rishikesh

It’s true that adventure never comes from outside, it’s born with a man. if you really want to explore adventure at its deepest, there are rich opportunities in Rishikesh. Spellbound with majestic peaks and mountains, captivating rivers, challenging terrains and other natural wonders, Rishikesh is an array of adventure thrill in the world. Surrounded by high mountain ranges, mighty rivers and dense forests, Rishikesh is the perfect geographical location for all types of adventure activities. Here is a list of adventure sports that would help you to select the one which is best for you.

1. Camping

Camping is a recreational activity and a part of Rishikesh’s adventurous sports. Camping offers you night stay facility amidst the natural beauty and foothills of the Himalayas, which gives you an amazing feeling. Camping also gives you the enjoyment of so many fun-filled outdoor games like volleyball, football, badminton and bonfire which are enough to enhance your camping trip at Rishikesh. Tents are well decorated with basic facilities to provide you a homely stay and each tent can have two beds. The camps also serve you hot delicious food, that is cooked in their own kitchen. For all those people who heartily love thrill and adventure, it is an opportunity they would not like to miss.

2. River Rafting

If you are getting bored with your slug life, then you must do something sparkly, which kicks your life and makes you more burly. River rafting in Rishikesh is one of the perfect adventure thrills for both experienced ones and amateurs. Here, you will face all kinds of challenges in front of the rugged river, from mild bumps to extreme turbulence, from short to scrap falls, rocky mountains and shining blue water with the feeling of freshness in the midst of natural environment. There are five levels of grades lying between 1 to 5. You can select the grade according to your challenging strength. The stretch between Kaudiyala to Shivpuri is the most adventurous and popular.

The requirement for Rafting:
Best Season: March – April – May and late September – October to Mid November.
Age Limit: Minimum 12 years and Maximum 65
Weight Limit: Minimum 40 kg.

3. Kayaking

If you are visiting Rishikesh for white water rafting, that’s great but, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the kayaking activity. It is a very adventurous water sport activity done in Rishikesh. If you want to enjoy the river and its scenic beauty, then a guided kayaking tour is one of the best options. The River Ganges offers you a number of great rapids to commence on a Kayaking expedition. You can select a rapid according to your physical strength.

4. Cliff Jumping

Cliff jumping is also as amazing as the other adventure activities. Jumping into the river from a height of 35 ft is just an awesome thrill for those who are real adventure enthusiasts. Get ready for some adrenaline pumping action as you climb up to a cliff and get yourself prepared to jump off. It is very safe and the best thing is that it is also safer for non-swimmers. You will be wearing a life jacket to keep yourself afloat on the water. So, be ready to make your trip memorable for many, many years to come.

Some Detail for Bungee Jumping

Cliff Height: 35 ft.

5. Bungee Jumping

Can you listen to your heart beats, while having a jump from a height of 83 meters above the sea level? Yes, it is true that there is an another heart beating adventure thrill called Bungee Jumping, operated by Jumping Heights in Rishikesh with the team of New Zealand. The activity is done with all kinds of safety gears including chest harness, tested ropes and all the activities are performed under the supervision of experts. If you are one of those who live their life without fear, you must do this adventure thrill.

After doing this heart beating thrill, the jumpers will have to drop into the river (drop zone) which is only 2 feet in water level. But don’t forget to collect your dare to jump Certificate, photographs & video, which is as important as this memorable moment.

Some Detail for Bungee Jumping
Weight: Minimum 40kg and Maximum 110kg.
Age Limit: Minimum 12 years
Timing: 8:20 Am. – 6:30 Pm.
Weekly Off: Tuesday
Location: Mohanchatti

6. Cycling

Traveling in Uttarakhand on a cycle through the landscapes is the ultimate option of exploring the beauty of Uttarakhand. The rugged mountains and sharp slopes, though risky at times, offer a great cycling experience in Uttarakhand. Use the slow mode of traveling and feel the refreshing wind blowing through your ears and enjoy the freedom to discover and experience Uttarakhand in an incredible and a different way.

7. Rappelling

Don’t forget to experience this interesting activity and string sport called rappelling. Climbing down a cliff in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh is a lot of fun. This activity is done under the guidance of experts, who will provide you rappelling equipments like gloves, harness, slings, ropes, and helmet. Before starting of activity, you can have an introductory session with the expert climbers and instructors. The adventure activity can be enjoyed by all (men, women, and kids), who are physically fit and have the stamina to challenge the cliffs.

8. Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is also a popular adventure activity in Rishikesh. Across many districts of Uttarakhand, about 8 miles from the beautiful city of Rishikesh, this is perfect for those who want to ride over the rough terrain and test their skills. In this adventure, you will ride bicycles passing through lush green forest valleys, Hindu Colony, temples and mountain villages. It is an outstanding experience, which you will cherish for a lifetime. Paddling through the hills with a heart-warming sunset view and snowy peaks of the Himalayas will be a great experience for you. But you have to have a good stamina for this adventure activity.

9. Waterfall Trekking

It is really very exciting, trekking around nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Rishikesh city is situated in a region surrounded by a very famous forest reserve : The Rajaji National Park. There are many hidden waterfall trekking areas in this National Park. This activity can be done by all age groups. If you want to add some spice to your adventure tour, then you must do this trekking activity.

10. Yoga

Rishikesh is a world famous destination for “Yoga and Meditation” in the foothills of Himalayas. There are many yoga centers and ashrams to do yoga and meditation in Rishikesh. Experience yoga around the riverside beaches and regenerate your mind, body and soul with a new aura. The yoga sessions help you with many things like motivation, mental peace, stress and health problems. Numerous people visit here from across the world for their conscience development and they leave this place after a long time. There are some popular yoga places like Parmarth Niketan, Swami Dayananda Ashram, Omkarananda Ganga Sadan and Anand Prakash Ashram.

11. Beach Volleyball

If you want to spend some quality time with your friends or family and get together, then it is a good option to play Volleyball near the camp site. You will surely enjoy this activity on the soft sandy natural floor. It also works as an exercise to check your stamina level. This activity is for all those who want to play in the midst of peaceful environment. So, plan your trip to Rishikesh and you will definitely find it amazing and exciting.

12. Flying Fox

If you have ever wished to fly in the sky, but you never got the chance to try it, so now you should be happy because Rishikesh, the “Land of Adventure”, is offering you a chance to enjoy one of the most exciting activities – “Flying Fox”. The adventure thrill can be done by three or one person at a time. You are harnessed to the wire and released by gravity, rolled down up to 7 meters above the sea level and accelerated with the speed of 160 kph. It is a really great thrilling experience, which can’t be forgotten in a lifetime.

Some Details of Flying Fox
Flying Fox height: Approx 120 meters.
Length: 1km.
Speed: Up to 160 kph

13. Swing

It is an another thrilling experience for adventure lovers, which is called Swing. This exhilarating adventure, done by 2 people, is carried out from bungee jumping point with the height of 83 meters. If you want to check your body strength, then you must do this adventure. After doing this activity you can also take your photographs and DVD for your future memories.

Requirements for Swing
Age: Minimum – 12 yrs
Weight: Minimum – 30 kg, Maximum – 120 kg.

If you are planning for long holidays and also love to enjoy camping, rafting, trekking and other adventure sports, you must visit Uttarakhand, this summer. Yes, summer is the perfect time to plan your long holidays in Uttarakhand and explore a new off-beat destination. Uttarakhand offers you an array of opportunities to enjoy in the midst of the lush green forests, rich wildlife and mind blowing mountains. Just pack your bags and go ahead to visit Uttarakhand to enjoy the adventure and make your trip mesmerizing

Mentioned below are the top 10 summer camping destinations where you can spend your holidays in a hustle free environment.

1. Rishikesh

Rishikesh is an ideal place for summer camping in Uttarakhand, which offers you a chance to experience camping on the banks of river Ganges. Just imagine how exciting and fun it would be when you get a chance to stay in camps on a white sand beach with your family and friends. During camping, you can enjoy some other adventure activities according to your choice like rafting, body surfing, cliff jump, rappelling, bungee jumping and flying fox. Bonfire at night and camp’s own cooked delicious food can add an extra spice to your camping trip.

2. Sattal

Nestled in the heart of the Uttarakhand Valley, a cluster of seven lakes, Sattal is considered as a perfect summer destination where you can go with your family and enjoy the camping stay in the midst of lush green rolling mountains. The picturesque location also offers you a tranquil and peaceful environment to stay, where you can relax your mind, body and soul. Apart from this, if you are interested, you can go for hiking and bird watching. If you are lucky, you may sight a Barking Deer grazing in the forest.

3. Pangot

Located at a place 13 km from the Lake city of Nainital, Pangot is an another summer camping spot for camp lovers. The main attraction of this place is the birds found here, one can also call it a bird watchers’ paradise, where you can find 580 species of birds. Being blessed with the pristine natural beauty and salubrious climate in summer, the place is a perfect option for summer holidays. During camping, you can also go for bird watching and trekking. While trekking, you may get a chance to spot some wild animals like Barking Deer, Ghoral and Sambhar.

4. Kanatal

Located around 38 km away from Mussoorie, Kanatal is a tiny village, which is a perfect choice for an outdoor camp stay in Uttarakhand. Being located at an altitude of 2590 meter above the sea level, the hill station is blessed with rich verdant forests with a variety of multi-colored flowers and fruit trees. The hill station is situated away from the hustle-bustle of the city and provides you a very quiet and peaceful ambiance, so you can also practice yoga, go for trekking or nature walks.

5. Deoria Tal

Considered as one of the most ideal destinations for adventure lovers, Deoria Tal is located around 3 km on the uphill trek from the Sari Village. The beautiful hill station is perched at an elevation of 2438 meter above the sea level and offers you a perfect summer camping. Enjoying camping in the midst of crystal clear lake, lush green surroundings, and snow clad mountains is an amazing experience. Apart from camping, trekking is also a charm of this place, which is the best way to explore the beauty of Deoria Tal.

6. Chopta

Chopta is one of the most popular camping destinations in India, which is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and also the base for trek trail to Tungnath. The unspoiled beauty of this charming hill station offers the view of the eye-catching Himalayan ranges including Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi and Trishul. During camping, one can head out for some interesting treks like Chandrashila, Tungnath, Deoria Tal and Dodi Tal. Whenever you visit Chopta for summer camping, don’t miss the chance to go for trekking, to complete your holidays in Chopta.

7. Dhanaulti

Located at an elevation of 2886 meters above the sea level, Dhanaulti is an another popular destination for adventure seekers. This beautiful tiny hill station is surrounded by lush green oak and rhododendron forests, which provide a perfect environment for summer camping. The peaceful environment of this hill station offers you an ideal place for relaxation in the laps of Mother Nature. During camping, you can also opt for yoga practicing, if you are interested.

8. Chaukori

A lesser known destination of Uttarakhand, Chaukori is situated 36 kms away from Gangolihat and 53 kms from Bageshwar. This beautiful hamlet is perched at an elevation of 2010 meters above the sea level with magnificent views of the snowy peaks of Nanda Devi, Panchachuli, and Nanda Kot peaks. If you are looking for a new destination for camping in hill stations, Chaukori can be a perfect option for you. It might be a good chance to explore the magnificent beauty of a new destination and an opportunity to be the witness of beautiful sunrise and sunset at Uttarakhand.

9. Tons Valley

Perched at an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level in the valley of Uttarakhand, Tons Valley is one of the most fun-filled camping destinations for camp lovers. This valley can be visited by everyone, families, friends. Apart from camping, people, here, can also experience rafting, trekking, light nature walk, angling and birding. The beautiful valley is surrounded by dense forests of pine, deodar, oak, jamun, chestnut and rhododendron.

10. Dayra Bugyal

Just imagine yourself at an elevation of 3048 meters above sea level, at a location set in a beautiful lush green meadow in front of the enchanting Himalayan ranges. Now, convert your imagination into reality by going on camping to Dayara Bugyal. Yes, it is true that Dayara Bugyal is amongst the best places to go for camping in Uttarakhand. Besides camping, trekking is also the main charm of this place and it is believed that most of the trekkers announce Dayara Bugyal as one of the best meadows in India. A small lake in the area with crystal clear water added to the beauty of Dayara Bugyal. The place is also surrounded with Oak, Pine, and Rhododendron trees’ colorful forests, which make this place even more beautiful.