India is a tropical country and that’s why summers here can be quite dramatic. In some places like Rajasthan and the Northern Plains, the summers can get troublesome, especially with the dry winds blowing during the days. Again in coastal areas, summers are full of occasional rainfalls and full on humidity. The relief is in the mountains and the hills scattered across the Indian subcontinent.
And perhaps this is why summer holidays is one of the most ambient time to experience the tranquillity of the mountains and the elevated areas within the country.
Following this, here is the list of a few best places to visit in India during summer that you will certainly enjoy to the most!
Sitting in the laps of the Himachal mountain range, this resort town is the home to some eccentric natural beauty. The sun rays cast its shimmery golden hue on the surrounding snow-capped mountains, filling the ambiance with serenity. The highest location from Manali is the Rohtang Pass at around 4000-meter elevation. Paragliding and even mountain trekking are some of the few adventurous things you can go for in Manali.
Being the capital of Himachal Pradesh, the city is crowded with small homes and lodges sitting on the mountain slope. The best view is during the night when the whole city looks like a star-studded sky from a far distance. Jakhoo Temple, Christ Church, and the Ridge are some of the best places to visit. And don’t forget to fill your bags with the handicrafts and the antique pieces from the Mall Road market.
Ladakh is sometimes referred to as the Cold Desert because of the aridness being spread across the Himalayan Mountain. The culture of the place closely resembles to the one of the Aryans and the Tibetians. Flora and fauna are sparse but that doesn’t exclude the possibility of seeing some endangered mountain species like the black-necked crane and the Ibex. The magnificence of the place lies in the blue water lakes on the valley, the steeped slope cliffs surrounding the roads, and the rugged soil, which makes the experience more thrilling.
Located in the state of Uttarakhand, the place is full of oak and coniferous dense forests. It is one of the pristine places to visit in the Northern mountains owing to the fact that the city lies on the trek to Badrinath, a Hindu pilgrim site. The surrounding snow-capped Himalayan ranges add glamour to this hill station. Gurso Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, Chenab lake, and the Trishul Peak are some of the ethereal places to visit in the city.
Seated at the foothills of the Kumaon Range, the city is a popular gateway in India. The city was built surrounding the Nainital Lake, a popular site of boating. The highest peak in the city is the Naina peak, which towers over the place like a watcher. Other places that will definitely entice you are the Tiffin Top, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Land’s End, and the Kilbury bird sanctuary.
Kashmir is perhaps one of the best places in India to visit during summer owing to the majestic beauty of the valley. Surrounded by the Himadri Mountains, the valley is the home to some of the entrancing places like the tulip garden, Dal Lake, Jammu Market, Vaishnodevi Temple, and so on. Then again, you will have the hill regions of Gulmarg, Sonmarg, and even the glacier point where you can experience what it actually feels to be in the snow.