20 Best Summer Holidays in India

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Do you wish to have hassle-free summer holidays in India and want to go to a place where you can really cool off? If yes, do you know the best destinations out here? Given below destinations are some of the best summer holiday in India:

North India

1.Ladakh

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It is known as ‘Little Tibet’ and is India’s most favorite place when one talks about tourism and exotic holiday. It is located at very high altitude and is termed to be the cold desert of India.

2.Manali

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It is one of the most popular hill destination in North India. Scenic, mystic and adventurous- Manali has it all.  It is nestled among Dauladhar and PirPanjal range of Himalayas. It offers excellent view of mountain ranges and gurgling water streams. The Rothang Pass and Solang Valley here are not to be missed.

3.Kashmir

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Summer destination list is incomplete if we don’t include Pahalgam, Srinagar and Gulmarg in Kashmir Valley. Various options for nature walks and sightseeing are offered by these 3 paradises. It is a popular honeymoon destination.

4.Rishikesh

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It is considered as Yoga’s birthplace. It is a very peaceful place if one wants to relax with meditation and Yoga in India. It lures many visitors due to its temples, ashrams , yoga centers and most of all awe-inspiring adventure sports like Bungee Jumping and While Water Rafting.

5.Shimla

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Shimla is known to be a perfect getaway for summers. Once you visit here, you will find some beautiful mountains and valleys, which will just make you very relaxed.

East India

6.Sikkim

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It is considered to be a mystical and unexplored place in India in North East Region. One place that offers you with abundance beauty of hills, mesmerizing high altitude lakes, magical valleys and snow capped mountains  It is among the best summer holiday destinations  in India.

7.Tawang

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One of the most beautiful districts of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China Tawang is a paradise on earth. The beauty of the place can be measured only when seen. One can enjoy breathtaking  glacial lakes, mountain passes, amazing treks and Asia’s largest Buddhist Monastery here.

8. Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is basically known for its tea plantations and picturesque surroundings. It offers spectacular views of Himalayas and also of Mount Kanchendzonga. It is a perfect place for rejuvenating your senses and enjoying unruffled luxury.

9.Shillong

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Shillong known as the “Scotland of the East”is one of the oldest hill stations of India and yet beautiful and serene.  It lies at a height of around 1491 meters above sea level with lush green undulating hills, lovely cottages for stay tucked in its folds with a sprinkling of old world cathedrals and churches here and there.

10. Kalimpong

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One of the most lovely and uncluttered hill stations in India, with the Kanchendzonga Range on one side and green hills on the other, it is a place where nature still lives in undisturbed splendor.  Kalimpong is known for  exquisite orchids and scenic long winding paths on the hills that surround the area.

South India

11.Coorg

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It is nestled among valleys and rolling hills of Western Ghats. It is considered to be a very serene, scenic and classy hill station in Karnataka that offers a luxurious holiday in misty hills, lush green forests with variety of flora and fauna with the titillating aroma of coffee all over.

12. Ooty

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An old favorite of many, though crowded at times Ootyis  definitely considered to be a very good retreat from summers. There is a toy train that takes you to this little hamlet. Here, you will find stunning scenery.

13. Kodaikanal

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Also known by the name Kodai, it is a very popular honeymoon destination in Tamil Nadu. It lies 7200 above sea level and most of the times has a pleasant and foggy weather. It is known for its verdant hills, beautiful scenery  and lush forests.

14. Wayanad

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It is a very captivating hill station in Kerala with lush green tropical forests all around and is also known by the name ‘Green Paradise’. It is known for its misty hills and thick forests.

15. Munnar

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It is a mesmerizing hill station in Kerala and a perfect tourist spot for summers. The green tea plantation  carpeted hills are simply a sight to behold.  It has several tourist attractions like a lovely lake, nature trails and adventure sports options and is known for its splendid scenery and nice weather.

West India

16. Mahabaleshwar

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This hill station is located at a height of 1372 meters above sea level and it lies 115 kms from Pune. This is one of the most popular and scenic hill stations in the state of Maharashtra. There are many points here, from which you can enjoy breathtaking views of valleys and mountains.

17. Pachmarhi

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Situated in Madhay Pradesh and  known for its beautiful scenery Panchmarhi  is  considered to be a very lush hill station. It is a perfect place for spending a peaceful vacation amidst nature. While here one can also visit the Satpura Tiger Reserve.

18. Mount Abu

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It is the only hill station in Rajasthan and a favored one too. Many tourists are attracted from surrounding states due to natural green beauty and loveliness of the place. An amazing getaway all year round its known for its scenic beauty.

19. Matheran

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Matheranis one such hill station that has tried hard and been successful in maintaining its unpolluted, untouched beauty. Literally meaning the “woodland overhead”, Matheran is unique in the fact that it does not allow any vehicles inside its city limits, its really quite, serene and pollution free.

20. Panchgani

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Encircled by five magnificent hills of the Sahyadri range, this hill station is famed for its undeniable attractiveness. A picture-perfect getaway for relaxing and rejuvenating, the air in Panchgani is said to have healing attributes.

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