Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in India

Summer is in full swing in several parts of India. Many places are experiencing scorching hot weather. People are struggling to keep themselves hydrated and active. Travel freaks are craving vacations to the mountains or cooler places in the country. Summer vacations will soon commence probably by next month May onwards. Hence I thought of sharing the top summer holiday destinations in India to plan for your next trip.

Manali

One of the perfect summer holiday destinations in India, beaming with exotic natural beauty. A picture-perfect landscape with snow-clad mountain ranges, sparkling river streams, and artistic villages. Deep gorges, gorgeous meadows, and heavenly beauty greet the travelers. The freshness in the air during summers is truly amazing, entertaining the minds and soothing the brains. The sky is crystal clear, a perfect treat for the eyes.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is lovingly known as the “The Queen of the Hills”, very popular among travelers. It is one of the enchanting summer holiday destinations in India. The beauty of Darjeeling is unparalleled and captivating. The view of the breathtaking Kanchenjunga, the dense green and brightly colored flora, and the refreshing weather are perfect for spending a tranquil vacation. Traveling on the toy train and feeling the cool breeze in the air is a pleasure.

Shillong

The capital city of Meghalaya is a wonderful place to explore and embrace nature’s beauty in its magnificence. The journey through the romantic town is entertained with the majestic clouds playing hide and seek with the gigantic mountains. It is good to plan for a tour for 3 to 4 days to visit Shillong and its adjoining places; quenching your traveling desire with the madness of the incredible mystic landscape. No doubt it is one of the spectacular summer holiday destinations in India.

Lonavala

One of the spectacular summer holiday destinations in India. A small hill station but wrapped with nature’s magnificent flora. You can easily reach the city from Mumbai and Pune by road. The journey along the road is refreshing and filled with. greenery. There are some waterfalls in and around the place, dams, and ancient forts to visit in Lonavala. If you are looking for a weekend trip, then it is the best place to visit.

Ooty

Ooty is a small and picturesque hill station in Tamil Nadu. To beat the summer heat, you can visit the place on a weekend or for a short vacation. The place is encompassed by lush greenery that rejuvenates the mind. It is wonderful to witness the tranquility around and roaming around the streets of the hill station.

Puducherry

Puducherry, a simple and beautiful town in Southern India, is dotted with natural beauty and historical buildings. Indeed one of the fascinating summer holiday destinations in India. Puducherry is famous for its serene and tranquil beaches with golden sands and shimmering sea waters. You can entertain yourself with the glittering sunrise and sunset spreading a radiant glow across the blue sky. And needless to mention the ashram of Sri Aurobindo, where you can sit and meditate amid a soothing environment.

Munnar

A hill station, encompassed by lush greenery, terraced tea, coffee, and spice gardens, and the majestic Western Ghats mountain ranges. Munnar is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in India. You will be mesmerized to watch the scintillating beauty of the place, fascinating the travelers with its enigmatic landscape. Driving through the mountain roads, or hopping onto the plantations, is something you will definitely cherish. Gushing waterfalls splashing across the rocky terrains and streams of water flowing past the mountains are other key attractions of Munnar.

Gangtok

Gangtok in Sikkim is adorned by the scintillating mountains, glittering lakes, and a soothing breeze. The atmosphere around entertains and refreshes the minds. It is one of the best summer holiday destinations in India. Watching the sunrise and the sunset across the mountain ranges is something you must not miss. Walking past the streets, feeling the freshness around, and going for some shopping are the best ways to enjoy the place.

Nainital

An idyllic village in Uttarakhand, one of the best summer holiday destinations in India. The greenery prevailing through the hill station is incredible along with its numerous lakes. You can do boating in Lake Naini; have some delicious fried cuisine at Chandni Chowk, and admire the scenery of the Himalayas from Snow Point. The Eco Cave Garden is also worth a visit.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is definitely one of the best summer holiday destinations in India. The beauty of the hill station during the summers is magical, filled with surreal calmness and pristine views. You will love the lush greenery prevailing throughout the panoramic landscape. There are plenty of activities for the adventurous minds, river rafting and paragliding being popular among them. Beautiful hamlets, gorgeous valleys, and green meadows bring in a feeling of enthrallment and happiness once you visit the place.

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Kuntala

A travel enthusiast craving to explore the exotic destinations in the world, deciphering the mysteries and the thrill concealed in them.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

15 thoughts on “Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in India

  • April 26, 2022 at 8:31 am
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    All of these spots are gorgeous, I am not sure if I could pick which I’d want to visit first. ooty looks great though, love the garden looks and it would be fun to explore.

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  • April 26, 2022 at 4:25 pm
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    Thanks to you I am expanding my knowledge of India beyond the usual places we Europeans know. I also see that the settings change from the mountains to the sea!

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  • April 26, 2022 at 4:57 pm
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    oh wow! All these amazing places, take me there now. I would love to explore these stunning cities of India.

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  • April 26, 2022 at 6:01 pm
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    We’re considering going on holiday next year. These are all really lovely suggestions. I love that there are so many lovely places in India to visit. We could do a few of these on a visit.

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  • April 26, 2022 at 6:09 pm
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    What lovely summer holiday suggestions. Ooty sounds so idyllic. So many pretty places to see there!

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  • April 26, 2022 at 7:07 pm
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    I have always wanted to visit India. I hope to take my family one day to see it all in person.

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  • April 26, 2022 at 7:33 pm
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    So much beauty to discover in India! I haven’t been to any of these destinations before but hope to when I return to India again one day.

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  • April 26, 2022 at 11:56 pm
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    Oh it’s beautiful in India! What a special place to explore during the summer months and the coastal cities look so relaxing.

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  • April 27, 2022 at 1:43 am
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    So many wonderful areas to visit! I want to explore India in the future, it looks like a fascinating country.

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  • April 27, 2022 at 4:31 am
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    Some lovely summer holiday destinations here, making a list of all these places especially Darjeeling. Is Puducherry the same as Pondicherry? I have been there before as well as Ooty and loved it there

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  • April 27, 2022 at 12:38 pm
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    I really want to go on holiday to India, and this list makes me want to go so much more! Summer looks like soo much fun there.

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  • April 27, 2022 at 6:19 pm
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    What a beautiful selectin of place to visit. I love the look of Ooty, and its location too. I will keep these great spots in mind if we travel to India.

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