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Best Place to Visit in Summer in India

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by VickySidhu, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. VickySidhu

    VickySidhu New Member

    My family and I will be in India next week, and we will be staying in Punjab. We have all been to Punjab many times and most of the time just stayed there, but there is a lot more to see in India, which we have not done.
    I know that during summers the weather in Punjab will be scorching including many other parts of India as well.

    I would like to know what is the best place to visit in summer in India?

    We are on a vacation of 3 weeks, so we have plenty of time to go to other parts of India.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    You are right, summers are scorching hot and humid in many places in India. Many tourists and locals alike seek comfort from hill stations which provide some cooler climate and weather. If you want to beat the heat during your vacation, then read on:

    Popular Summer Destinations in India

    1. Ooty. Best known as the Queen of Hill Stations and is probably one of the most popular summer destinations in India. Here's some attractions here:
    • Botanical Gardens with its cool climate and gorgeous plants and flowers.
    • Doddabetta Peak stands at a peak of about 8,650 feet. The view and coolness from above is amazing.
    • Avalanche Lake is great for families and picnics with mesmerising views of the surroundings.
    • Tribal Museum makes you learn more about the people of Tamil Nadu.
    • The Deer Park is a high altitude park showcasing different species of deers along with other animals.
    2. Kashmir. Lots of places to visit in here and the great thing is that some regions have snow all-year round.
    • Gulmarg is also known as the Meadow of Flowers because of its great flowery landscapes with a background of the snowcapped mountains. The famous Gondola ride is located here.
    • Sonamarg is also known as the Meadow of Gold, trekking and camping are great activities here.
    • Leh, truly escape the heat of the city and trek this place to experience its one-of-a-kind scenery.
    • In Hemis, enjoy the National Park and spot some rare animal species. Or visit the Hemis Monastery for some life pondering.
    3. Kullu-Manali. Also famous for the name Switzerland of India. Very cool climate and lots of trekking you can do.
    • Visit the temples like the Hadimba Temple, Bhasheswar Mahadev Temple and Bijli Mahadev Temple.
    • Beas River is perfect for water sports or just enjoying a picnic.
    4. Darjeeling. Another famous hill station for summer vacations in the Eastern side of India. The famous Toy Train is located here.
    • Tiger Hill is famous for its panoramic views of Mount Everest.
    • Singalila National Park is where the Red Panda and Himalayan Black Bear can be found.
    • The Chowrasta Mall has many Tibetan shops and items.
    Offbeat Summer Destinations in India

    1. Chopta. Located in the Garwhal Region, the Chopta Hill Station is one unexplored summer destination in India.
    • Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary is known for protecting the Himalayan Musk Deer although there are many more rare species of animals to be found here.
    • Peaks like Meru-Sumeru, Ganesh Parwat, Chaukhamba, Bandar Poonch and Neel Kanth where they offer great views of the Himalayas.
    2. Chikaldhara. The only coffee growing region in Maharashtra.
    • Bir Lake. Great for picnics of families, couples or friends.
    • Devi Point. You would need to reach the temple downwards using the steps.
    • Gawilgarh Fort. This one's established in the 12th Century and still stands strong today.
    3. Bhandardara. A little hill station in Maharashtra, located in the banks of River Pravara.
    • Visit the Umbrella and Rhanda Falls and enjoy its scenic views.
    • Trek Mount Kalsubai and enjoy the view from the top.
    • Boating at Arthur Lake.
    • Explore forts like the Ratnagad Fort and Harishchandragad Fort.
    I hope this helps!
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