The changing seasons and the much-awaited end-of-school exams are perhaps the two defining criteria marking the holiday season in India. Summer vacation is that time of year. That’s when most Indians are ready to enjoy a holiday in treks like Sandakphu Trek.
And forget about the monotonous daily life. If you too are wondering about the best travel destinations to take your family to this year. Here are the top 10 destinations for summer vacations spread across the subcontinent.
This small country bordering India’s northeast is becoming a center of tourist attraction. From peaceful monasteries to vibrant festivals, from a unique culinary style to exotic beliefs and practices. Bhutan is a different world altogether. A unique culture and pleasant climate are waiting to be enjoyed in Bhutan this summer. In addition, Bhutan provides visas on arrival for its guests.
Rohtang Pass,about 51 km from Manalik. You may call it a cliché. But making a snowman and posing with him is a must in snow-capped hill stations. A great way to beat the heat and enjoy the family time too. Snow is one of the best options this summer. And there is a lot of it in Rohtang of Himachal. Enjoy adventure sports in Manali this holiday season. Go ice-skiing in Rohtang and introduce yourself to the lush green beauty of the valley in Kullu.
Known as the yoga capital of the country. The holy city of Rishikesh offers relaxation to adults and some thrilling adventure sports to children. Try bungee jumping and rafting here and pamper yourself with spa sessions and yoga camps. Just 230 km from Delhi. You would be surprised how rewarding and rejuvenating this quick weekend getaway to Rishikesh can be.
HIMACHAL’S LUXURY RESORT
Himachal is one of the popular places for vacation. It also offers a different, relaxing getaway away from the crowds. Pleasant mornings, trekking, lakeside picnics, and riverside camping. If that tempts you enough, So buy yourself time and relaxation in Himachal Pradesh and let nature find its way.
Head to Cherrapunji, the wettest place on earth for those who have never been to this part of the country before. Meghalaya is an ideal destination for the spectacular North East India. Hills covered with tea plantations, small rivers meandering here.
Although the temperature is high during the day. Unlike most coastal and inland regions, the summers in Rajasthan are not dry and humid. Due to this, the heat becomes quite tolerable. If you want to make the most of your vacations in Rajasthan during summer.
So just make a little change in your itinerary. Spend early mornings, bird watching and trekking. Sleep on a hot afternoon in your comfortable air-conditioned hotel rooms. In the evening, head out to Bee Lake for some sightseeing. Go for shopping and cultural events or even late-night ice cream. Mount Abu, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer are some of the places you can visit in summer.
Every summer, India indulges in a wide variety of tropical fruits such as mango, chikoo, and musk melon. This holiday, why not plan a trip to nature’s cradle of these succulent fruits? Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra is not only breathtakingly beautiful. It is also home to fragrant Alphonso, Strawberry, and other fruits. Spend the day picking fruits, and learning about farming. Savoring delicious jams and squash in your comfortable hotels away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Munnar and Kodaikanal are the best deals. It offers many interesting activities like boating, golfing, and trekking. Get closer to nature with a visit to the Eravikulam and Palani National Park.
HAVELOCK ISLAND, ANDAMAN ISLAND
Enjoy the white sand beaches and beautiful sea at Havelock Island. Visit the beautiful and romantic Havelock Island in the Andaman Islands this summer. Imagine living in a wooden lodge with windows opening to the endless ocean. Or picture watching the sunset while walking on the white sand. Indulge in Water Kid’s you with unlimited water sports and activities. It is time to take out those lovely summer outfits and pack your bags to Havelock for a memorable island vacation.
Shimla is a perfect amalgamation of the ancient history of modern India and colonialism. You can enjoy here in Mall Road to experience the local culture and the halls of the stunning Viceregal Lodge. To experience the rich history and nature in all its glory. You must plan a trip to Shimla.
A common household name that pops up every time you talk about summer vacation! Nestled amidst the beautiful Himalayas, this small hill station has a lot to offer. If you walk the winding streets, you can smell the ethereal aroma of tea at every step. You can bite into the famous Glenery, and ride the toy train. Or you can roam in the bustling Chowrasta.