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The Best Places to Travel this Summer in India!

Soon scorching summers will start and everyone will start looking for a long getaway, away from the scorching high temperatures and hustle-bustle of the daily routine city life. Nowadays everyone wants to spend their vacations exploring wonderful sights and enjoying pleasant weather with their loved ones. We suggest before mercury gets rising, start preparing yourself with your travel plans for summer holiday destinations. We understand that it is quite a challenging task about planning a summer vacation in India as the list is long to decide where to head. But, need not worry as we are here with our pick of best summer holiday destinations in the country. No doubt that all these places are incredibly beautiful and will surely add to your best holidaying experience!

Manali: Snow-Covered Mountains

Planning a vacation is a beautiful idea. Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country, it is nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Dhauladhar ranges and Pir Panjal. A vacation in Manali charms up images of green mountains amidst the snow-covered ranges, a breath of fresh air and a carefree holiday. The best part of this place is the jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness. No doubt that Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty and it has every reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year around.

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Ways to Reach:

Road trip: Manali is 546 km away from Delhi 

The nearest railhead is in Chandigarh, 291 km away from Mana

Nearest Airport is Bhuntar, 50 km away from Manali

Ideal Duration to plan a Vacation is of 3-4 Days

Things to do in Manali:

One of the best things to do in India in summer is adventure sports at Solang Valley. You can try zorbing, quad biking, paragliding, etc. 

If you have some time left in hand then you can head towards Rohtang Pass to play in the snow. 

Srinagar: The Paradise on Earth

Srinagar is famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, it is located in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, on the banks of river Jhelum. No doubt this place is one of the best among the places to visit in Kashmir. The city has enjoyed importance since historic times and rulers have forever been attempting to win the paradise city for themselves. It is one of the most loved tourist places in India in summer.

Ways to Reach:

By Air: Srinagar Airport 

By Rail: Udhampur Railway Station it is 229 km away from Srinagar

Ideal Duration to plan a Vacation is of 3-4 Days

Things to do in Srinagar:

You can go for bird watching at Hokersar, take Shikara rides in Dal Lake, wildlife seeing at Dachigham National Park and even you can go for shopping from the floating markets of vegetable &flowers in Dal Lake.

Ladakh: India’s own Mainland 

Ladakh, every biker’s dream location to go in their vacations. It is a land like no other with a superabundance of attractions to visit and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, without doubt, we can say that Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth. It is probably one of the best destinations who need a thrilling place for their summer holidays. The mighty mountain peaks, the breath-taking views, the stunning lakes, and the perfect weather makes it a perfect vacation destination.

Ways to Reach:

Leh airport is well-connected to cities

The closest railway station from Ladakh is Jammu Tawi Railway Station has located about 700 km away from Leh city in Ladakh. This is the closest railway station from Ladakh.

The closest major city from Ladakh is Delhi, 1300 km away

Ideal Duration to plan a trip to Ladakh is for 5-7 days

Things to do in Ladakh:

Explore the rocky routes of Ladakh on an Enfield. Watch Llamas perform colourful champs, get a ride on a double-humped Bactrian camel through the sand dunes of Nubra Valley, and spot a snow leopard at the Hemis National Park.

Ranikhet: Queen’s Meadow

Ranikhet meaning Queen’s farm is a lovely cantonment hill-town in Uttarakhand. It was developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, moving Himalayan hills and forests. Ranikhet can freshen up your senses to the very core with its cool climate and simple natural beauty. It is also popular as the Headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army and has the Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum. The museum has a splendid display of weapons, photo etc. to introduce you to the grandness and significance of the military and its various historical instances. Ranikhet is popular for its views of the Nanda Devi Peak, trekking ranges, mountainous climbs, golf courses, orchards and temples.

Ways to Reach:

Nearest airport from Ranikhet is Pantnagar Airport, at a distance of 110 km.

Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest major railhead near Ranikhet. Both are located 75 km away from each other.

Road trip: Nearest major city from Ranikhet is Delhi, 355 km away from each other.

Ideal duration to plan a trip to Ranikhet is 2-3 days

Things to do in Ranikhet:

Feel the serenity beside Bhalu Dam, try indulging yourself in adventure activities like mountain biking and paragliding and also you can visit the pious shrines like Jhula Devi Temple and Mankameshwar Temple.

Spiti Valley: Trekking mecca and a virgin paradise

These summers roll in summers like never before at one of the most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, Spiti Valley. This place is a perfect summer retreat for you. Long winding roads and valleys that present unforgettable glimpses of cold dessert and snow-crowned mountains welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. This beautiful place offers exceptional views of snow-capped mountains and desserts that will treat your eyes. With the thick Himalayan snow cutting Spiti off from the rest of the country for around 6 months a year, the summer months are the only time Spiti is directly accessible via motorway.

Ways to Reach:

The nearest airport is Pantnagar, 125 km away

The nearest railhead is Kathgodham, 81 km away

If you are planning for a Road trip then it is 408 km away from Delhi to Almora

Ideal Duration to plan a visit at Spiti Valley is 3-4 days

Things to do in Spiti Valley

If you are visiting Spiti Valley then you should go on a memorable bike ride, enjoy at the famous mountain ropeway from Kibber to Chichum and you can even go for trekking on any of the various trekking trails.

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