12 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in India

Come summers and its vacation time. People all across the world, really look forward to the year’s much-awaited long vacation with friends and family during this time.

However, this year is way different due to the global pandemic which has left most of the travelers heart-broken, as all vacation plans stand cancelled.

We would definitely try to provide solutions to bring the smile back on the travelers’ face, with our virtual summer travel tales in the following destinations:

12 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in India

1# Manali

Nestled on the banks of River Beas, is renowned amongst the travelers for its skiing and trekking adventures.

Manali is a complete holiday package in itself from a tranquil environment to busy markets, relaxing retreats to adventure activities and pilgrimage sites.

Paragliding, amazing trekking trails, river rafting, mountain biking, waterfalls, the Rohtang Pass and the Solang Valley are some of the gems of Indian Tourism.

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2# Kasol

A favorite summer travel destination for youngsters is a quaint hamlet in the foothills of the Himachal.

The food savouries and the German bakeries are a super-hit amongst its travelers. Kasol is known for its tranquility and varied adventure options like camping, trekking and river crossing, which helps to attain eternal bliss.

3# Dharamshala

The land of stunning Buddhist Monasteries is the best place for a summer gateway to enjoy its snow-clad mountains. The main attraction in Dharamshala is to visit McLeodGanj, the home of Dalai Lama on his exile from Tibet.

Few of the main travel destinations in Dharamshala include the Norbulingka Institute, Gyuto Monastery, Jwalamukhi Devi Temple, Bhagsunag Temple and the Tea Garden.

A distinct blend of the Kangra and the Tibetan culture adorns the town with travelers from across the globe throughout the year.

4# Shimla

Known as the Summer Capital of British India, is best discovered when traveled on foot, while one sets forth on its Heritage Walks. Beautiful churches, Observatory Hill – Viceregal Lodge and the Mall are some of the major travel destinations.

Sunset view during the monsoon definitely is the limelight from the Jakhoo Hill, the highest point in Shimla, with a Hanuman temple at its tip. Chail and Mashobra, at a distance of 60 km and 14 km from Shimla, are two destinations definitely not to be missed.

A 6-hour climb up the Shivaliks from Kalka to Shimla by the toy-train is a once in a lifetime experience. Shimla is definitely a shopper’s paradise due to its wide variety of woolens, décor items, rugs and Tibetan carpets to be taken back as souvenirs.

5# Kinnaur

Is a treasure trove for the daring adventure seekers, Kinnaur lies on the ancient route between India and Tibet.

Renowned for its serenity and alluring beauty, with lush green forests and the rivers flowing like Satluj and Spiti, it is one of the prominent destinations in Indian Tourism.

A land of Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, major tourist destinations are Reckong Peo, Sarahan, Nako, Kalpa and Ribba.

6# Kanatal

If one is looking for an offbeat tourist spot to spend the summer vacation, Kanatal, a quaint village located at a distance of 38 km from Mussoorie, is their go-to destination.

This summer vacation destination is famous for camping, trekking and Jetskiing in Tehri Lake while witnessing amazing views of the sunrise and the sunset.

7# Shillong

Known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is known for its rich scenic beauty and heritage. The magical charm of its waterfalls, mountain peaks, museums and zoos, make it a favorite travel destination.

8# Tawang

Tawang, a quaint and picture-perfect town of Arunachal Pradesh is a summer travel destination, located amidst the Himalayas at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

Known as the “new Ladakh” for bikers, and its tranquil green landscape, it is bestowed with snow-capped mountains, valleys, lakes and dense forests. The best time to visit the hills of Tawang for sightseeing and exploring is from April to June.

9# Majuli

Known as the cultural capital of Assam, Majuli is the world’s largest river island inhabited by the tribals. This island is a summer travel destination due to its rich cultural heritage that is preserved in its traditional religious practices, art, literature, dance and theatre.

10# Cherapunji

The second wettest place on Earth, this place is known for its unique and fascinating living root bridges, constructed by the tribals from Khasi and Jaintias, using the aerial roots of the rubber fig tree.

One of the favourite travel destinations for nature and adventure lovers, it is home to The Seven Sisters Waterfall, Krem Phyllut, Nokrek National Park and the Dainthlen Falls.

11# Dzouku Valley

Trekking amidst the dense rainforests located 20kms from Kohima, the North Eastern Valley of Flowers is a treat to the wandering soul and appetite to hungry travellers.

While winter has snow-clad valleys in winter, summer witnesses the vivid green hillocks that lead the way to the blue mountaintops adorned with bright flowers.

12# Ziro

A quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, famous for its pine hills and paddy fields has natives from the Apa Tani tribe.

Ziro, famous as a perfect destination for trekkers and hikers to satisfy their adventurous desires; ‘Dolo Mando’ situated atop a hill near the valley is a must-visit hiking destination,that offers breath-taking vistas of old Ziro town fringed with verdant forests and the snow-laden Himalayas.

Some of the major travel destinations, like the Meghna Cave Temple, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Ziro Puto, Dolo Mando attract tourists from all over the globe.

So, get ready for a summer extravaganza as you plan the trip and create your own route to these trending destinations with Adotrip’s AI circuit planner tool and the online route planner.

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Author Bio: Stella Wilson is an avid travel blogger currently working with Adotrip. She loves to write first-hand accounts of her travels. Apart from writing, her hobbies include reading and travelling. She has traveled extensively in India and her favorite travel destinations are Jaipur, Goa and Manali.

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