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Choose The Best Destination: Make The Summer Vacation With Family Unforgettable

Posted On March 27, 2017 by Tours In India

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Summer vacation is the only period in an academic year when the children get ample time to enjoy quality time with family and friends. For the parents, especially homemakers, this is the only scope to get some rest from regular mundane and extreme business. This is the time to plan for a long vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Apart from this know some more less known tourist destinations.

Scores of world-famous tourist places in India could be selected for a summer vacation. Here are some mind-boggling tourist places in India for a perfect summer vacation:

Nainital

Naintal

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Located on the lap of Uttarakhand and at a height of almost 1940m above the sealevel, Nainital is one of the best holiday destinations in India. Nainital is almost 315 Km away from the national capital New Delhi. Its unexplainable natural serenity is a heaven for the nature lovers. The world famous “Naini Lake” provides a memorable experience even for the children. There are plenty of other places to visit like Naina Devi temple, the Mall road, Tiffin top, Naina Devi Bird reserve, Eco cave garden, etc. So, you can choose Nainital for your vacation with family. During summer the temperature of the place varies from 10 degrees centigrade to 25 degrees centigrade, which is pretty good for everyone.  So, Nainital is one of the best destination for summer vacation in India.

Kashmir

Perhaps this is the best summer vacation destination in India. Kashmir is popular not only among Indians but also among foreign travelers in India. Kashmir is completely placed on the Northern part of the great Himalayas. It is also the part of the most northern state of Jammu & Kashmir in India. There are so many things to do and so many places to visit in Kashmir that it is almost impossible to complete visiting all those beautiful destinations in just one trip. Kashmir can be reached from Delhi, Srinagar, and Jammu quite comfortably. It is also well connected with Delhi through three airports, viz. Srinagar Airport, Leh Airport, and Jammu Airport.

Here are the some of the cool destinations for tourists.

Shimla

Shimla

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Shimla is one of the most popular summer vacation trips in India. This is also the capital city of northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is an absolutely beautiful hill station and it is almost 2300m above the sea level, where the average maximum temperature remains within 30 degrees centigrade in summer. In fact, Shimla was the summer capital of the British rulers in India. Still, it is bearing many symbols of the colonial period in India. Jakku temple, the mall, Green valley, Summer hill, the ridge, and many other sightseeing, museums, and temples make the itinerary in Shimla really cherishing.

Mussoorie

This is another famous hill station in the district of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. This naturally beautiful hill station is just 290 Km away from New Delhi, and from Dehradun, it is just 35 Km away. Every year thousands of tourists from India and other parts of the world visit this beautiful place just to spend some quality time in the lap of nature.The temperature during summer remains within 10 degrees centigrade to 30 degrees centigrade. Hence, it is considered as one of the top holiday places in India during summer. Lots of sightseeing can be enjoyed here, like Lal Tibba, Company garden, Gun hill, Jharipani falls, Happy valley, George Everest house, etc.

Gangtok

Gangtok

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It is the capital of northern Indian state of Sikkim. The place is located in the lap of the Himalayas at an almost 1600m height from the sea level. The temperature of the place remains within 4 degrees to 20 degrees centigrade throughout the summer. The city has been bearing a rich history of Buddhism along with all modernity. Children and housewives will like to remember every bit of their summer vacation in Gangtok due to its natural serenity, beautiful monasteries, and long valleys. The city is well connected with the other important cities like Kolkata, Delhi, and Patna through the air, rail, and road. It is just 124 Km away from Bagdogra airport in West Bengal. Some famous destinations here are Nathu la, Khechepalri lake, Hanuman tok, Himalayan Zoological park, and several Buddhists monasteries.

Shillong and Cherrapunji

Shillong is a beautiful hill station in the northeast of India and it is the capital of the state of Meghalaya. Just 53 Km away from Shillong is another beautiful hill station called Cherapunji. It is also the most rain-prone area in the world. Both the places are enriched with mind-boggling scenic beauty and pleasant weather. There can’t be an any better summer vacation than spending a few days with family members and friends in Shillong and Cherapunji. The stunning mountains of this area are a joy to watch. Traveling from Shillong to Cherrapunji will be an unforgettable journey for everyone. Shillong in itself is a really beautiful town, and the capital of Meghalaya as well. Here, women mostly conduct various business and manage the retail stores.

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Manali

Manali

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Manali is a hill station on the lap of the Himalayas and almost 2050m above the sea level. Temperature remains very cozy during summer, hence that is one of the most preferred Indian destinations for summer vacation. Many travelers visit Manali for sheer adventures, like trekking, climbing, rafting and skiing. The best attractions here are Hidimba Devi temple, Beas river, Manikaran Gurdwara, Hampta Pass, Jana falls, etc. Besides, the popular sightseeing, travelers often spend times in the Buddhist monasteries scattered all over this place. This scenic and utterly popular hill station are almost 537km from New Delhi, and just 265Km from another famous hill station Shimla.

Munnar and Thekkady

Munnar is a beautiful town area in Kerala and almost 1700m above the sea level. Thekkady is very near to Munnar and famous for a vast wildlife sanctuary called Periyar wild life sanctuary. The elegant hill station is perfectly positioned in the South-Western Ghats of India. These two places are the best places to visit in South India in summer. The natural beauty of Munnar and Thekaddy attracts travelers from the different part of India and the world as well. Splendid hills and valleys, the mist, the tea plantations, the streams, the waterfalls, and colorful vegetation make the place very different from the other parts of India. Munnar is one of the best destination for couples to spend their honeymoon. There is attractive Kerala honeymoon packages available for munnar. The place is easily reachable from Kochi and Coimbatore.

Ooty

Ooty

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This is one of the most evergreen hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu and on the lap of the Nilgiri mountain range. During summer its temperature remains quite pleasant thus thousands of tourists’ throng in this beautiful hill station from different parts of the country and also from other countries. Ooty was a summer station for the British during the colonial era. Pykara lake, Botanical garden, Doddabetta peak, Emerald lake, Ooty lake, Ballikkal lake, and dozens of other destinations at Ooty attracts tourists. Reaching Ooty is also very easy from all the major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

The Andaman Islands

This is a perfect summer vacation destination for all those people and children who like seas, oceans,  tribes, history and wildlife. The Andaman Islands are actually a group of 52 small islands. Among these, 36 islands are habitable and some of these islands are still occupied by the most ancient tribes of the world like Jarawa, Onge, Jangil, Kol, Kora, etc. Tourists get a chance to see some of these tribes and know their lifestyle very closely. There are plenty of activities both adults and children can do in Andaman to enjoy the summer vacation to the fullest. The temperature during summer remains quite pleasing in Andaman. Being a seaside destination, it never gets too hot days even in May and June. Going to Andaman can be made very adventures if people can go through sea route. Otherwise, several flights are available from Kolkata, and Chennai to Port Blain on a daily basis.

Rishikesh and nearby places

Rishikesh

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In summer, Uttarakhand becomes a major destination for many tourists, and most of them prefer Rishikesh and nearby places. Though many consider it as a go pilgrimage for the Hindus, tourists from all parts of the world go there for experiencing rich Indian heritage and culture. In the west, Rishikesh is known as the “Yoga capital of the world”. Apart from spirituality, Rishikesh is also famous for the serenity of the great Himalayas, water rafting, and trekking. The famous sightseeing here are Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, NeelkanthMahadev temple, Kunjapuri Devi temple, the Beatles ashram, Tera Manzil temple, and much more. Reaching here from Delhi is quite easy as several buses are commuting from Delhi to Hardwar, Dehradun, and Rishikesh. The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is almost 36Km from Rishikesh.

Mahabaleshwar

In the Western Ghats range and south of Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a small hill station very famous among the Indian tourists who love to enjoy a cozy, and peaceful summer vacation with all family members. Mahabaleshwar is just 285kms from Mumbai and 120Kms from Pune. The temperature in summer never crosses 30 degrees centigrade which makes it a perfect destination for summer vacation in India.  This place is the source of the Krishna River flowing across the three Indian states, viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Nice weather, spiraling roads, and absolutely picturesque views of hills and greeneries make any one’s summer vacation memorable.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is a small town in the northeastern part of the Himalayas whose weather remains very pleasing throughout the summer. It is almost 2042m above the sea level where the maximum temperature from April to June never crosses 25 degrees centigrade. The town is located in the northern part of West Bengal in India. Its nearest airport is at Bagdogra which is almost 70Km away. Reaching Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri riding on the Toy Train is a fascinating experience for any tourists visiting Darjeeling. Apart from dozens of sightseeing, observing sunrise from Tiger Hill is one of the best experience in this hill station.

Coonor

Coonor is one of the three top India tourist places in the Nilgiri region, apart from Ooty and Kotagiri. It is almost 1850m above the sea level and a perfect destination for summer vacation. From April to June the average day temperature in Coonor remains within 25 degrees centigrade. The place gets a good rainfall even during summer. Sim’s Park, Law’s fall, Dolphin’s nose viewpoint, Catherine falls, Katary falls, Lamb’s rock, etc. are some of the picturesque destinations in Coonor. It can be an unforgettable summer vacation destination for any family.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu

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Near the Rajasthan and Gujarat border located very beautiful Hill station, Mt. Abu. Unlike other parts of Rajasthan, the weather at Mt. Abu is quite pleasant even in May and June. The town is 1220m above the sea level and nicely positioned in the valleys of Aravalli Mountain range. Mt. Abu is surrounded by dense forest and high mountain ranges. The place can be reached in various ways. The nearest airport is in Udaipur and the town is well connected with Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Mumbai through railways. It is also connected with several cities in Rajasthan and Gujarat through national and state highways.

Besides, there are several other beautiful places in India that could be visited during summer vacation. People want to get some solace from scorching summer temperature in their native places. These hill stations and famous tourist spots are where they get maximum comfort as also an unforgettable experience. Nature has ornamented these above-mentioned places so nicely that both mind and body get rejuvenated to face the challenges back at home with more vigor and enthusiasm.

It is necessary to plan the itinerary much before the actual vacation starts, as these places are immensely popular among national and international tourists everyone starts booking traveling tickets 3-4 months prior to their journey. During summer vacation, everybody targets these destinations as a part of their long vacation. Trains, airlines, and hotels mostly get booked much before the summer vacation arrives. Families also need to research a bit on the place they are targeting to make a suitable budget as also cover all the famous sightseeing of the destination.

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2 thoughts on “Choose The Best Destination: Make The Summer Vacation With Family Unforgettable

  1. Reshma

    Hey! I’m Reshma. It’s good to see these kind of informative article. This will definitely help lot of tourists as well as ordinary people all around the world. I’m also planning a summer vacation trip. Thank you for your detailing about the places in India!

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    1. Tours In India Post author

      Thank you Reshma for your valuable opinion. Keep encouraging us. You can choose any of our tour packages.

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