Are you planning to visit Indian destinations for enjoying the tour to beat the heat of this summer? If so, here, we have enlisted the top Indian destinations, which are stretched from the sky-touching hubs in the Himalayas and the lush hill stations of Meghalaya to the rich flora of the Eastern Ghats and the charm of the Westen Ghats. In each and every corner of India, you can take the glimpse of the goodness of nature.
Manali: An Ideal Family Tourist Destination
Located in the valley of the river Beas at an elevation of 2050 m above sea level, Manali, which is home to gurgling water streams, superb glimpses and an array of child-friendly activities, is the mere place to be explored by the most of the people of North India when the summer approaches its climax and the scorching sun treats people with the temperature from 35 to 45 degree Celsius. The breezy air, enticing vistas and soothing ambiance of this hill station make it one of the best summer holiday destinations in India. During the tour to Manali, tourists can take their children to Rohtang Pass, where they can take the enjoyment of ropeway and Yak ride. Apart from these, tourists can also introduce their children into the Buddhist culture by exploring the spectacular monasteries and pristine temples seeing legendary stories. When on the tour to Manali, you can explore Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Naggar, Vashishth Village, Rahala Falls.
Nainital: Of Calm Locals and Glorious Sunset
Nestled at an altitude of 1938 m above sea level, Nainital, also referred to as the ‘Lake District of Uttarakhand’, which is explored by several corners of the world during the summer season, is one of the most magnificent hill stations of India. This summer holiday destination attracts the tourists by providing the chance of boating, taking the fine glimpse of the sunset from the snow point and strolling along the Mall Road. Here, you can take the enjoyment of sailing over the Naini Lake, experience the thrilling cable car ride and spot some endangered high elevation animals at the zoo. The Zoomland of this hill station is perfect for children to enjoy skating. Some other attractive tourist spots of this hill station, which are offbeat attractions nearby Naini Lake, are Bheemtal, Sattal, Khurpatal, Naukuchiyatal, etc.
Kashmir Valley: India’s Switzerland
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Lovingly called the ‘Eden on Earth’, Kashmir Valley, which is located in Jammu & Kashmir state of India, is counted among the top summer holiday destinations in India. In this valley, tourists should start with Srinagar, Rajauri, Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Kishtwar. By beginning with Srinagar, tourists can leave for a soothing Shikara ride onto the Dal Lake, engage in water skiing (The age of the children must be over 12 years) or can explore orchards to pluck some apples from the trees. You can head to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden to behold the eye soothing and mesmerizing tulips if your children are nature lovers. As the flowers are in its full bloom during the months of April, May and June, it is the best time to explore the Tulip Garden. Counted among the famous hill stations in Kashmir Valley, Gulmarg, which is suitable for indulging in activities such as skiing, snowboarding and sledging because of having the experience of snowfall, has its prime attraction i.e., the two-tiered Gulmarg Gondola ride, the world’s 2nd highest cable car, which connects Apparwath Peak and Kongdoori.
Darjeeling: Wonderland of the East
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Towered by majestic Kangchenjunga peak and surrounded by well-manicured gardens, Darjeeling is an incredible place to take the enjoyment of the toy train ride, plying between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri. This hill station is perfect for summer vacation. Apart from this, here, tourists can also proceed to the Tiger Hill to behold the silhouette of the spectacular birds gliding below the sun. This destination provides the children the thrilling experience of a ride on the Darjeeling-Rangit passenger ropeway or the cable car. Some other renowned attractions of this hill station are Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, the Singalila National Park, Observatory Hill, Neora Valley National Park and Japanese Peace Pagoda.
Sikkim: A Slice of India’s Paradise
Being an ultimate tourist destination for summer holidays, the northern part of Sikkim, which is colossal in its charm in spite of being small in its size, is blessed with fresh air, sprawling forest and luscious mountains. During a summer vacation with children, you can explore lush biospheres, monasteries, shimmering lakes and garrulous waterfalls. Situated at a distance of a few kilometers from the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Lachung is a scenic town in the North-Eastern area of Sikkim. To take the fine glimpse of the Kangchenjunga range, you can proceed to Thangu. Being a small settlement amidst the snow-covered mountains and renowned for Lhamu Lake and Gurudongmar Lake, Lachen is another summer retreat in North Sikkim. Apart from these, here, you can explore nearby places such as Gangtok, Ravangla and Kampong.
Situated at an altitude of 1372 m in Satara district of Maharashtra and being a gem of Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar, which has been the capital of the Bombay Presidency, is completely renowned for strawberry farms. The Venna lake of this destination is perfect for children to engage in boating, trampoline, horse riding and bungee jumping. Mahabaleshwar is home to several sightseeing places such as Needle Hole Point, Arthur’s Seat, Wilson’s Point, Kate’s Point and 3 Monkey Point, whence tourists can behold the glimpse of the sun gliding below the horizon, departing behind the hues of orange. To pluck some fresh strawberries and pick bottles of some fruit jams, visitors should also take a halt at orchards such as Mapro Gardens and Cream Corner. In case of being strawberry lover, you should explore Mahabaleshwar especially during the month of May as this is the period when ‘Strawberry Festival’ kick-begins. Almost every restaurant of Mahabaleshwar has the availability of strawberry with cream for food lovers.
Munnar: Perfect Tour in God’s Own Country
Holding the secrets of India’s best tea and spices, Munnar, which is a leisure hill station in Kerala state, is renowned for south Indian dishes and backwaters like most of the towns of Kerala. Here, the children can enjoy bumpy elephant rides, behold some gushing waterfalls, tea plantations, grasslands and forest covers. Being a great place to escape for a family tour from sizzling scorching summer, Munnar is home to some soul soothing places such as Marayoor Sandalwood Forests, Kundala Lake, Blossom Hydel Park, Rose Garden, Echo Point, Mattupetty, Elephant Lake and Rajamalai National Park. To get to know Munnar better, the best way is trekking and cycling.
Ooty: Queen of Hill Stations in South India
Lovingly called the ‘Queen of Hill Stations in South India’, Ooty, which is located in Tamilnadu state of India, provides its visitors the thrilling experience of fine weather to keep the days of the tourists enriched with excitement and activity. This hill station is home to several fun places to be explored such as the Botanical Gardens, Rose Garden, Wax Museum, Doddabetta Park, Mudumalai Forest Sanctuary, Pine Forest and Annamalai Temple. As the place offers several fun-filled alternatives for children as toy train ride, boat rides and horse riding, the Ooty Lake is a must visit spot in this hill station, if you are travelling with family. The Jolly World Children Park is ideal for a thrilling go Karting session. Black Thunder, which is counted among the finest theme parks, is also a must visit on a tour to this hill station. Here, the children can take the enjoyment of water rides and other adventures on the swimming pool constructed around an artificial volcano.
On the basis of the things mentioned above, it can be said that these tourist destinations of India are ideal for beat the heat of summer or for taking the enjoyment of luxurious honeymoon with your beloved. If you are also willing to enjoy your honeymoon in any of these destinations, you can book Honeymoon Packages from ARV Holidays at affordable prices. All the India Tour Packages can also be customized as per the requirement of the clients. We hope that this detail would assist to its readers to gain the information about the summer destinations of India and choose one of them as per their desire.