Celebrate warm weather
and outdoor fun - the best spots to be at now!
Our list of popular summer destinations highlights the best
spots in the country to be at the height of the season, retreats
that refresh and rejuvenate. So what are you waiting for?
Pack your travel bags and head out!
One of the best places in
the country you can be at during the summer. Also known as
Kodagu, this is a place said to haunt you forever with its
timeless beauty. Coorg offers you a fascinating past, captivating
natural beauty, great cuisine and aromas of the coffee plantations,
oranges and honey. Set amidst verdant valleys, imposing mountains
and teak wood forests, this is one of the most beautiful hill
stations you can visit.
Coorg is a beautiful destination sure to
be visited any time of the year. This place has beautiful plantation
crops filled with exotic aroma of spices. The landscapes just
make a memorable impression to remember. The winding and steep
pathways that leads to other nearby destinations, make us feel
to be lost in the lush green Ghats.
Ooty, short for Ootacamund
or Udhagamandalam is one of South India's most popular hill
stations, situated in the Nilgiri Hills at an altitude of
2,240 mts. Spread out along a high plateau, Ooty is set among
the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, covered with green forests
and valleys, tea plantations, streams and mountains. Though
crowded during summer, Ooty remains a favourite for travellers
across the country.
This is Himachal Pradesh's
main summer destination for backpackers, trekkers and partygoers
escaping the summer heat. A popular tourist destination at
570km from New Delhi and 280km from Shimla, Manali is the
northern-most town of Himachal Pradesh's Kullu Valley. Situated
on the national highway that leads to Leh, Manali is also
the gateway to the remote and desolate valleys of Lahaul and
Holidays in hills,
with clean unpolluted air, panoramic views, rivers flowing
through valleys offer a change from the daily grind in the
cities. Manali and Kullu in the state of Himachal have become
the most popular tourist destinations... Traveler,
This picturesque hill station,
also known as the Queen of Maharashtra's hill stations, is
located in the Western Ghats, cradled in the Sahyadri ranges.
An altitude of 1,372 m gives it the distinction of being the
highest hill station in Western India. Its popularity is not
only as a honeymoon spot and a great summer getaway, but also
because of its historical and religious significance.
A hilly retreat established
by American missionaries around 1845 in order to escape from
the high temperatures of the plains, Kodaikanal, or Kodai
as it's better known, is a quiet hill station at an altitude
of 2,195 m, on the southern ridge of the Palani hills in Tamil
Nadu. It is popular amongst the locals as well as other tourists
and has earned the nickname of Princess of Hill Stations.
It is the serenity
and tranquility and greenery and the weather that make kodai
so special, so it can be best enjoyed if you stay for four
to five days; relax, let go of all your steam and come back
A popular getaway for people
from Mumbai and Pune, Matheran is a quiet hill station located
on the Sahyadri range, at an altitude of 800 mts. Meaning
'forest on top', Matheran was discovered in 1850, by a district
collector of Thane, Hugh Poyntz Malet, and the foundations
for its development was laid down by Lord Elphinstone, the
then Governor of Mumbai.
with its dense evergreen forest cover, wildflowers, butterflies
and ubiquitous monkeys is balm for the city weary soul. Always
pleasant even in the height of summer, Matheran is the perfect
2 - 7 day get away for the harried Mumbaiite. Florien, Mumbai
A magnificent hang-over
of the British Raj, Shimla's cool environs still remain the
biggest magnet for Indian tourists. Shimla has taken the best
of what the British created, and mixed it with the quintessentially
Indian - and every summer thousands of people from the plains
enjoy themselves to the hilt in this popular summer retreat.
Shimla, as most people would
know, is one of the most popular hill stations in North India.
Out of the big four, i.e. Shimla, Nainital, Mussoorie and
Manali, Shimla remains my favourite as I love the old world/British
charm that exists in this beautiful town. Sumit, Delhi
What better summer destination
to recommend than the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir!
Srinagar is set around the beautiful Dal Lake, where picturesque
houseboats or shikharas, carry tourists on boat rides around
the placid lake. This scintillating hill resort set in the
Kashmir valley is an ideal summer getaway. Srinagar basically
has an alpine weather, as the summers are mild and winters
One can't help but marvel at the tranquil beauty of the Dal
lake and its surrounding. Great if you want to seek a quiet
refuge from the hustle bustle of city life. The people are
warm and friendly. This is one holiday I'll definitely remember!
Munnar offers summer tourists
a mix of relaxation and adventure amidst beautiful landscapes.
Munnar is a beautiful getaway landscaped with tea plantations,
hills, lakes, forests and winding walks. Located at an altitude
of 1,829 m, it is home to South India's highest peak called
Anamudi, standing 2,695 m tall.
small town of Munnar is a velvet green getaway for any nature
starved tourist. Surrounded by tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries,
clear blue water bodies and foaming white waterfalls this
place is the top refuge for any and everyone. Rahul, Mumbai
Goa is one of the most idyllic
holiday destinations in India. This evergreen destination
is a holidaymaker's paradise. A diverse tourist locale, Goa
is celebrated the world over for its laidback culture, sun
kissed beaches, gothic churches and rocking nightlife. Despite
the fact that it gets really hot in Goa during the summer,
it remains one of the most sought-after destinations in India
thanks to some exciting hotel packages on offer for the tourist
during this period.
With its exquisite
mix of sun, surf and beaches, Goa has become the ultimate
tourist destination. Being India's beach capital, it has a
tropical climate with balmy weather for much of the year. Navita, Delhi
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