Summer is the most favourable season to make any trip enjoyable and memorable. There are two main things which makes summer a best season to go on a trip, viz, vacations and hot weather. The best thing about India is that it offers places for every type of holidays in the every corner of the country.
Here is a list of some awesome places in India where you can visit with your family and friends too. These places don’t remain much crowdy as compared to other destinations such as Nainital, Manali, etc. Just switch off your AC and move out to these places to get a cool and fresh new experience.



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Famous for the tea estates, Munnar is considered as one of the best tourist spots in South India, due to its awe-inspiring beauty and amazing climate. Its beauty consists of reclining tea gardens, lush green valleys and the pleasant weather. This small but beautiful hill station is situated on the Western Ghats in Idukki district of Kerala. The major tourist spots in or near Munnar are Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Lake, Eravikulam National Park, Echo Point, Attukad Waterfalls, etc. One can also trek to Kodaikanal through Top Station.



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Settled in the dense forests of Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra. The climate of this place remains cool and favourable around the year. During monsoons, all the waterfalls of this hill station become active, which makes this place a must visit destination during this season. The major attractions are Venna Lake, Arthur’s Seat, Wilson’s Point, Kate’s Point, Monkey Point, Tapola and Pratapgarh.



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Dhanaulti is a small hill station situated near Mussoorie in the state of Uttarakhand. One can experience the breathtaking panoramic views of Garhwal Himalayas ranges such as Swargarohini and Bandarpunch and the mighty Nanda Devi mountain. The best thing about this hill station is that in spite of being situated near Mussoorie, it remains away from the hustle bustle of the city. Some attractions are Eco Park, Surkanda Devi Temple, etc. Some adventure sports facilities are also available such as Horse Riding, Flying Fox, Burma Bridges, etc.



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If you are planning to spend your summer vacations in Kashmir then you have five great options, i.e., Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Ladakh and Srinagar. In all these, Pahalgam is a perfect destination if you are planning with your family. Pahalgam has an elevation of 2740 m and it is also known as the “Valley of Shepherds”. The major attractions are Betaab Valley, Aru, Chandawari, Tulian Lake, Kolahoi Glacier, etc. One can also go for trekking or skiing in Aru valley or river rafting in Lidder river.



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If you want a different taste in your holiday, then an incredible destination called Ladakh, is waiting for you. Ladakh is extremely beautiful and unique place to spend any type of vacations. It is home to several attractions such as Pangong Tso Lake, Tso Moriri Lake, Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery, etc. One can also do a camel safari in the Nubra Valley or one can pay a visit to magnetic hill for a magical experience. Ladakh is something that you have never seen before.



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Sikkim is one of the best states to travel in India. In spite of being the second smallest state in the country, it has lot to offer to its guests. Unlike all other holiday destinations, Sikkim is different from all in terms of Culture, Places, People, etc. Take some good time off and discover this incredible place. There are number of destinations where people can visit to get an unforgettable experience. Such destinations are Gangtok, Pelling and Ravangla. Some other stunning attractions are Rumtek Monastery, Gurudongmar Lake, Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake, etc. One can also try these exciting activities there like Kayaking, Trekking and Rafting.


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Pachmarhi is blessed with verdant greenery, soothing ambiance and rich flora and fauna which makes this place an ideal destination to spend vacations with family. This serene hill station is away from the rush of city life. There are various points and attractions which offer panoramic views of Satpura ranges such as Bee Fall, Dhupgarh, Handi Khoh, Apsara Falls, Jatashankar Pachmarhi Hill, Waters Meet, Mount Rosa, Reechgarh, Mid Point of India, etc. Pachmarhi also offers two wildlife sanctuaries for wildlife lovers and trek routes to adventure lovers.


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Undoubtedly, Darjeeling is the most prominent destination to spend summers in India. Acquired the title “Queen of the Hills”, the place is actually act as the queen due to its uncountable attractions. Such attractions are Singalila National Park, Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Happy Valley Tea Estate and Neora Valley National Park. Apart from all this, the main attraction of this place is Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. One can also visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park to see the only Red Panda found in India.


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If you get bored by visiting places in North and South India then Tawang can be the best retreat for you. Tawang is considered as the best destination in North East India. This less populated place is brimmed with many attractions such as Sela Pass, Gorichen Peak, Bap Teng Kang Waterfall, Gorsam Chorten, Shonga-tser Lake, Gehsila Peak, Bang Jang Lake, etc. There are also some beautiful monasteries situated like Tawang Monastery, etc.
Happy Travelling !!

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Manu Khandelwal

An engineer and a travel blogger. Loves trekking and doing bike road trips. Burger lover (want to try every burger in the world). Clinomaniac. Sports fanatic. Likes technology but not a technology addict.