Groove in the Summers 2022
Since childhood, everyone waits for the summer season, and the reason could be either their love for mangoes or the unforgettable vacation with their family. Summer vacations have their charm when you travel somewhere in the hill stations and enjoy a memorable time with your family at a new place around new people.
When we plan any vacation, we firstly think about where we can go as many places you might have covered. You want to explore any other area so to save that time of yours, and we have some of the fantastic places here that you can consider as a destination for the summer vacation.
Andaman & Nicobar Island
Andaman & Nicobar Island is one of those places you can visit in both winter and summer seasons and you will enjoy the place at its best. As though the business does not need any introduction, you can call it a paradise for water enthusiasts.
It is an exciting location for couples and families, along with kids will love the place as they might have seen this place in the calendars. If you are bored with God, so plan for Andaman as just imagine running on the soft beach sand, along with the crystal blue water and clear sky, just like a perfect vacation.
You can experience many adventure water activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and many more. Apart from this, you can visit Port Blair and enjoy the sound & light show, plan trekking to Madhuban, experience undersea walking, and various activities at Havelock Island.
If you are planning the trip, look for the booking to avoid the rush & disappointment and you can reach Andaman via air or sea, but the plane is more comfortable as it takes around 50 to 60 hours via sea to reach Andaman. But for planes, Port Blair is the nearest airport which is very well connected to the Andaman.
Gangtok, one of the most beautiful destinations that lie in the lap of Sikkim, located at the height of 5500 feet, offers many unique things for tourists to make their vacation wonderful.
Visiting Gangtok is about the natural beauty, mountains, and snow. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India. You can experience the fantastic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and not only this you camping & trekking, as this pace is a heaven for the trekking enthusiasts.
Enjoying the culture and the urban identities is a unique experience. It is almost a paradise and a perfect location if you are looking for a refreshing vacation along with your family & friends as well.
Meanwhile, you can visit other locations like Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, and for white water rifting river Teesta is one of the best locations. You can also drive to Tsomgo Lake, explore through Nathu La Pass, and more. It is just like a treasure you will find new things once you reach the place, and also don’t forget to enjoy the momo, coffee, and Tibet food.
One of the ideal summer vacation destinations is located between the hills of Himachal Pradesh. The place is also called the Switzerland of India, and it is not so far from one of the known destinations Dalhousie, so it is a perfect option to cover both the destination at one go.
It will satisfy your family’s need for a vacation, and you will enjoy the best in between the nature with any workload. Apart from that, the snow-capped mountains will glaze your eyes as mountains from all four sides surround the place and also do not forget to have the ‘panado wali Maggi.
You can enjoy the Khajjiar lake, explore the local places, go for a walk to Chamera Dam, visit Bhuri Singh Museum, and not only this you can plan trekking, go paragliding, zorbing and many more.
You can enjoy the view of the Dauladhar mountains with lush greenery, pines, and dense deodar, and all these together give a panoramic view along with the mountains. You can go horse riding, which seems perfect, like riding the horse in between the forest and the mountains.
You can plan your Khajjiar trip via Dalhousie or if you are opting for the railway, Pathankot is the nearest railway station.
Cherrapunji, also recognized as the wettest place on the planet Earth, lies in the lap of Meghalaya. The location holds the record for rainfall across the year, and if it does so, you will feel the cold.
The place is located 1490 meters above sea level and here, you can experience the cloud view that will be soothing to your eyes and make your day perfect.
Apart from all these, you can experience some amazing waterfalls and subtropical forests. You will gaze with the greenery they have, just like we see in the stories, a very peaceful place with a fresh breeze away from the pollution.
In Cherrapunji, you can experience the living Root Bridge explore other places like Mawsmai Cave, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Eco Park, Khasi Hills, Seven Sisters falls, Nokhalikai Falls, and many more. It is full of sights and will make your trip worthwhile. The nearest airport is the Guwahati Airport after that, and you have to access public transport or a private cab.
One of the perfect places for spending your summer vacation with the snowfall and many adventure activities. The place is located in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand and is situated at around 2800 above sea level.
Not only this, Auli is known to have the highest number of flower species that you will not find anywhere else across the globe. We have so much beauty and surprises inside our country.
It is a paradise for skiing and hiking enthusiasts, and the place is surrounded by the oak forest that gives a magnificent view of the place and the photographs too.
To encourage skiing in India, there are winter sports organized in Auli, and the trek route is very well maintained. Even if you want to go on a solo trip, this place is just awesome, and you get so many options for the activities.
It is one of the hidden gems and unexplored hill stations located in Tamil Nadu. You will be amazed at the soothing beauty of the place once you visit it. If you love being around nature and want to spend your time, it is one of the best places.
You will be gazed with the beauty of flora & fauna and along with that the pleasant weather. It is a very peaceful place and even if you are planning for a solo trip, you can consider Masinagudi on your list.
Not only you can explore the Jeep Safari through which you can look at the undisturbed nature animals, but you can also walk along the Maravakandy Dam, visit the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, experience the Moyar river and the natural view of the location.
If you are planning for some adventure, you can go camping. So overall it is a very fun place, and the best part is it is unexplored as not many know about this place.
If we are talking about Tamil Nadu, how can we miss Kodaikanal the name is unique but means the gift of the forest? You will love to visit the place referred to as the princess of hill stations, isn’t it?
The city is not so populated but it is a very known tourist destination, and this place & the beauty is a gift from the early tribal residents. It is an ideal destination if you are planning any bike trip or road trip as you will enjoy the journey and the destination.
It has many natural attractions which give panoramic view and attracts tourists. You can explore some waterfalls and other viewpoints, it is a good place for camping & trekking. You can camp by the side of the lake.
The greenery is something that will seep off your feet as it looks so magical, just like we used to see in the stories of princes & fairies. According to the time, you must visit the Devil’s Kitchen, Bear Shola Falls, Kodai Lake and plan something more interesting.
How can you forget the heaven on land that is Kashmir? The evergreen destination, even you want to go for a religious tour you will come to Vaishnav Devi and other than that you will enjoy the nature, snow and the mountains of the place.
Kashmir is not alone. It has the share of Jammu also which makes the place one of the best destinations for tourism. You can visit Leh, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Doda, Pahalgam, Kupwara, and many more locations here.
The less will be less if you go to cover the whole Jammu & Kashmir, and it is even better if you can cover Vaishnav Devi. Not only this is a very good location for adventure enthusiasts, but they also offer many adventure activities like river rafting, paragliding, and many more. You can even plan for trekking.
Also if you are in Kashmir, do not forget to take the Shikara ride on the Dal Lake, and also it would be great if you could opt for a boat stay, you will enjoy it. Apart from that, you can go for bike rides on the ranges and skiing.
Shillong is one of the most beautiful destinations for a vacation that lies on the lap of Meghalaya and is always ready to amaze everyone with its beauty. The place is surrounded by greenery, mountains, and pine trees that give you the peaceful time you are looking for.
It is one of the country’s smallest states, but it is an epitome of gems, including old monasteries, waterfalls, lakes, and many more. The place is referred to as the abode of clouds.
Many places like Elephant Falls, Umia, Lake, Shillong Peak, Laitlum Canyons, Don Bosco Museum, Air Force Museum, and many more. The pleasant weather and peace will drive you away & it will be a memorable vacation with your loved ones.
One of the unexplored locations in Arunachal Pradesh, a small town, but it has the power to amaze you with its presence. It looks like an isolated place away from the whole country which follows its vibe and appears like the hidden town from the stories.
You can consider Tawang as a relaxed vacation destination, and along with that you can explore many local places; you can go hiking, Sela Pass, Nuranang Falls, Madhuri Lake, Tawang Monastery, and many more.
You will get to explore the place’s culture along with the locals, the local food, and the pleasing hospitality. You have through a road trip to Tawang but it will be worth going.
Kerala is one of the evergreen destinations in India, but it has Munnar for the summers, which will serve with the best hospitality and many unique experiences. The location is rolled up with the tea plantation and the hills, bringing you closer to nature.
Munnar is one of the famous hill stations and is often referred to by travellers, it is ideal for a family vacation and even for the honeymoon trip. You can experience many viewpoints, lakes, hills, and rocky spots, but the view will be worth it even if it is a very good location for treks and camping. You can explore the tea plantation in Munnar; staying at the treehouse will enhance your trip experience, and you must visit Anamudi waterfall and the Pothamedu Viewpoint.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and that is why it is a very famous tourist place. The place gives you the vibe of hill stations and the culture, heritage, and feel of being in the royal land.
Rajasthan is known for hospitality, food, forts, and culture, making it more interesting. You must experience the traditional cuisines and markets. It is a plateau surrounded by the forests in the Aravalli Range.
The place is known as the ‘Oasis in the desert’, and there are many temples and many places that you can enjoy on Mount Abu.
Nainital is one of the famous tourist destinations in India, and even if you are a mountain enthusiast, it is a good vacation destination. You can go hiking, cable car ride, boating, and many more with many sightseeing options.
You can enjoy shopping at the Tibetan market, Naina Devi Temple, Jim Corbett National Park, and many more.
So these are some of the best locations that you can consider to escape the heat in the summers and spend time with your family & friends away from the workload and daily life.
edited and proofread by nikita sharma