Though travelers need no reason to escape but summers are, indeed, a good excuse to pack the bags and move towards a hill station. A break from daily schedule is all that is required to beat the scorching heat and return relaxed and rejuvenated.
Here we present to you some exciting summer holiday destinations aka getaways in India. Take a look.
Ladakh, the magical land of lamas, is the top tourist destination in India during the summer season. A visit here will bring out the hidden poet, photographer, thinker and writer inside you; such is the beauty of the place.
The mesmerizing view of the burnished mountainous terrain, snow-capped mountains, sparse vegetation, the emerald Pangong Tso, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri, Hunder, and magnificent monasteries will make you fall in love with the ‘mini-Tibet' of India.
If you are planning a motorcycle trip to Ladakh, the non voilent region of Jammu & Kashmir, then June and September is the best time to go.
Manali in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North India; reason being its versatile offerings for every type of visitor coming here.
For adventure freaks, the place provides opportunities for white water rafting, paragliding, zorbing and trekking whereas honeymoon couples can enjoy their first rendezvous with snow at Rohtang Pass.
Manali also serves as a base point for long time adventure seekers. One can gear up and prepare himself before going out to Himalayan terrains, undertaking trekking and assuming road trips to Leh, Spiti and beyond.
If you are on a family holiday, religious places like Hidimba Temple, Tibetan Monasteries, Manu & Vashist Temple are some of the places to check.
Andaman group of islands is famous as one of the hot-shot honeymoon destinations in India.
But, there is much more to explore in Andaman – the tropical ambiance, Stone Age culture, astounding variety of corals and marine life, and the colonial inheritance.
The place attracts a large number of tourists for snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities and other water sports.
Other activities which you can do at Andaman is visiting British Raj museums, watching light and sound show (Kaala Paani history), and heading to Radha Nagar Beach and Havelock Islands.
Ooty- the charming hill station in Tamil Nadu state of India was established as a retreat from scorching heat, in then Madras, during the British Raj. The scenic view of the countryside on the toy train (The Nilgiris Mountain Railways) is beyond explanation.
For tourists coming here, Doddabetta Peak, Tiger Hill and Ooty Lake are the main attractions whereas the activities one can undertake here includes visiting assorted sunset points, tea plantations, botanical gardens, lakes and diverse waterfalls.
Pachmarchi, a hill station in Madhya Pradesh, is one of the perfect destination to spend a serene vacation in the lap of nature. Blessed with beautiful scenery, the hill retreat is visited by tourist all around the year.
Some of the renowned tourist attractions here include Bee Fall, Gupt Mahadev, Rajat Prapat, Dhoot Akhilesh, Dhupgarh, Handi Khoh, Apsara Falls and Chauragarh.
Another attraction is the thick forests in Mahadeo Hill, which houses a number of cave shelters, pure man-made wonders, which are probably 10,000 years old.