5 Summer Holiday Destinations You Need To Start Planning For Now

Are you looking to plan a hassle free summer holidays? New Woman is sharing a list of summer holiday destinations with you.

5 Summer Holiday Destinations You Need To Start Planning For Now

 

 

This list of some popular and some off the beaten path tourist places in India is our endeavour to help you plan an unforgettable summer vacation in India whether it’s a family break, a get together of friends, escape from your corporate existence or a romantic getaway and honeymoon trip.ladakh

1. Ladakh: Adventure, romance and Buddhism

Summer Holiday Destinations

Fondly referred to as the “Little Tibet”, Ladakh is no more the India’s best-kept secret when it comes to tourism and one of the finest places for summer holidays in North India. This high altitude cold desert in India is a once in a lifetime experience. A trip to Ladakh – just like love – can’t be expressed in words. The mighty Karakorum with its cotton-wool peaks bounds Ladakh, a terrain characterised by vast barren valleys, lofty mountain passes, beautiful lakes, and the last undisturbed home of Tantric Buddhist population.

2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Serene and historical

Summer Holiday Destinations

Renowned as one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India, Andaman group of Island consists of 52 islands out of which 36 are inhabited. Apart from the relaxed tropical ambience, amazing diversity of corals and marine life what draws the tourist to Andaman is an existence of the remnants of Stone Age culture and the colonial inheritance. Not long ago before India got independence, the freedom fighters were kept here in isolation in the Cellular Jail, now a museum and the place was notoriously referred to as “Kaala Pani” literally meaning black waters. Today this deep green tropical paradise is frequented by tourists from around the globe for this archipelago’s rich and diverse wildlife, snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities and other water sports.

3. Darjeeling: Tea, toy train and old school romance

Summer Holiday Destinations

Nestled on the precipice of a mountain ridge and bounded by verdant plantations of globally renowned teas, Darjeeling is so not West Bengal. With jagged peaks of the magnificent Himalayas offering spectacular panorama – you could even see the peak of Mount Kanchendzonga – Darjeeling is the place to be to savour unruffled luxury and to rejuvenate your senses. As with most other hill stations in India which were the playgrounds of erstwhile British rulers during Raj, you could find colonial mansions and churches as well as recent structures such as Buddhist and Hindu temples and botanical gardens. The steep narrow streets are crowded with colourful souvenir and handicraft shops and a good steaming brew and excellent Indian and Tibetan fare is never far away. You could also choose from exciting trekking trails which trace ancient trade routes not to mention the breathtaking sights.

4. Munnar: Etherial and picturesque

Summer Holiday Destinations

Stunningly mesmerising, Munnar is a heavenly tourist destination in Kerala, blessed with tranquillity, a nice weather, various tourist attractions and splendid scenery. Nestled at an elevation of 6000 feet above the sea level in Idukki district, Munnar was also popular during the British era as a summer resort. Away from regular city chaos, Munnar lies amidst the lush Western Ghats and is known to be the confluence of the three rivers Kundaly, Madhurapuzha and Nallathanni. The expansive tea plantations, verdant mountains, extensive spice and tea plantations, various tourist spots, aroma-filled air and picturesque locations attract tourists from all around the globe. Munnar is also quite popular amidst adventure enthusiasts and offers opportunities for trekking, cycling, mountaineering, boating, elephant rides, fishing and so on. Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Tea Museum, Helicopter tours, Horseback riding, visit top station are some of the other popular attractions here.

5. Masinagudi: Wild and wonderful

Summer Holiday Destinations

Being a part of an ecology so lush, Masinagudi in the southern corner of India tempts tourists from all over throughout the changing seasons. To be precise, it has its address in the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains, which makes it completely adorned with alluring beauties of nature. Ideal to beat the scorching the city heat, the hill station has its special charm in the months of summers (cool in the evenings).
Hiking and trekking across the dense forests are highly adventurous. Did we forget to mention that Masinagudi is a part of the Mudumalai National Park? Going by it, the nature trails in the region facilitated wildlife safaris. Catch the sight of a variety of wild animals; Indian Bison, elephants, Chital (Indian deer) would be the regular posers for your camera.

 

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