India is a land of different natural as well as cultural attractions. Each and every traveler has got his/her own perspective on India. Backpackers enjoy traveling in India as it is one of the most affordable countries in the world. India offers extremely cultural, diverse and challenging experiences to its travelers.
Many parts of the country are awfully hot in summers, temperature of some regions even reach 50 degrees centigrade. Proper travel plan is advisable to visit India in summers. Here are our top six summer destinations in India. Most of them are hill stations and they would surely offer some unique picturesque experience for the international travel buffs.
Top Summer Destinations In India
Leh, definitely stands on the top of this list. It is one of the most mesmerizing and surreal destinations in the whole world. Blissful and soul embracing Buddhist monasteries awakens your spiritual being to absorb the nature as much as possible. If you are a bike riding enthusiast, get ready for a magical riding experience in the streets of Leh. Leh is also a paradise for trekkers.
2. Ooty (Udhagamandalam or Ootcamund)
Ooty was the colonial summer destination of British Raj in the late 19th century. Dhodabetta, Dolphin nose near Coonoor, Pei Mund near Ooty, Lamb’s rock near Coonoor, Ooty Botanical gardens, Annamalai temple, Upper Bhavani Lake, Avalanche are some of the wonderful places to visit in Ooty.
Toy train journey from Ooty to Coonoor can be a life time experience for your kids as well as you. Ooty is also one of the popular honeymoon destinations in the country. One must not miss Palaniappa Mango estates when they visit Ooty. Have fun walking in those estates.
Shimla was also the colonial style summer destination for British Raj, just like Ooty. The elevation of 2200 meters above the sea level made Shimla a special tourist spot in India. Shimla is blessed with innumerable gifts from Mother Nature.
One can have an outstanding view of those grand Himalayas while walking on the tracks sidelined with giant pine trees and deodar trees. Shimla surely deserves the title “Queen of hills”. Shimla is the number one honeymoon destination in India. And also it is a heaven for street shopping lovers.
Coorg is referred by different names. Some of them are “Kashmir of the South”, “Indian Scotland” etc. It is one of the most prosperous hill stations situated in Western Ghats, Karnataka. There are many trials to explore in Coorg if you are an outdoor fanatic.
Talakaveri, Madikeri Raja’s Seat, Bylukuppe Namdroling Monastery in Kushal Nagar, Elephant training base camps in Nisarga Dharma are some of the major attractions in Coorg. Coorg is a delight for bird watchers and flora and fauna lovers. Spice and coffee plantations can be frequently seen in Coorg when you are travelling by roads. Omkareshwara temple, one of the popular piligrim spots is near Coorg.
5. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman is the only place in this list which is not a hill station. Andaman was formerly known as “Kala Pani” (Black waters) referring to its notorious cellular prisons. Marine life, beautiful corals, incredible deserted beaches, brilliant colonial buildings and remains of Stone Age ethnicities etc makes these islands very mysterious and attracts travellers from all over the world for its surreal appeal. Explore the islands through cycling to experience the unique scenic villages and lifestyles.
The list wouldn’t be complete without Darjeeling in it. Darjeeling is a great summer tourist spot, but is quite expensive when compared to the above mentioned destinations. You can get a lucid view of Mountain Kanchjunga from Darjeeling.
Also Read: Top 6 Travel Destinations In India
Trekking enthusiasts may have great fun trekking at Chattakpur and Singalila. Toy train ride is an obvious fun for kids as well as adults. Don’t forget to pack some samples of Darjeeling Tea for your friends. Darjeeling is absolutely West Bengal’s ultimate attraction.