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