8 Places to head to this summer.

So summers are around the corner and so are soaring temperatures! If you want a respite from the merciless summer woes, read on as we give you the 7 best destinations to wander this summer. And yes, these are budget-friendly and smile-friendly options too.

1. Kashmir.

When summers first come to mind, the first thing you wish for is snowy, breathtaking landscapes and cool temperatures. In such a case, the Paradise on Earth’ cannot be given a miss! Known for the wonderful atmosphere and generous people, Kashmir is a complete package when it comes to travelling.

Places of Interest:Ladakh,Dal Lake, Vaishno Devi, Amarnath Temple, Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Leh. 

2. Coorg, Kodagu. 

An admired locale in the South, Coorg provides for a distinct hill-station. You can expect something different than the regular hill stations at Coorg. Love trekking? Coorg has the Tadiandamol peak to satisfy this pleasure. There’s lots in store for the history-lovers, too. The traditionally rich people of Coorg are sure to leave you spell-bound with their unique taste of dressing, cuisine and mannerisms.

Places of Interest:
Kushalnagar, Virajpet, Madikeri, Talakaveri, Somwaarpeth.

3. Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

One of the most prominent hill stations in the South, Ooty is the first-love for foreign and Indian travelers alike. Ooty is a must-watch for the ones who love beauty and cool temperatures in equal measure. With a variety of sight-seeing destination in Ooty, give your eyes those treats they shall cherish for a lifetime.
Places of Interest:
Ooty Lake, Doddabetta, Government Rose Garden, Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Stone House, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake.

4. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the scenic beauty which Shimla offers is priceless. Shimla offers its visitors with everything that is special and awe-inspiring. Get ready to collect the simple yet elegant wooden souvenirs at Shimla. Admire the opportunities of wanderlust that Shimla offers and make eternal memories.
Places of Interest:
The Ridge, Jakhoo, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Christ Church, Summer Hill.

5. Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

Wondering how Rajasthan could be a ‘summer destination’? Mount Abu in Rajasthan will put those doubts to rest! The tag to the Mount Abu- oasis in the desert- says it all. Unlike deserts and camels, which Rajasthan is world-famous for, Mount Abu takes pride in its evergreen landscapes, rivers and waterfalls.
Moreover, you can always boast of the fact that you have visited the onlyhill destination in Rajasthan.
Places of Interest:
Dilwara Temples, Toad Rock, Turtle Rock, Chacha Museum, Arbuda Devi Temple, Trevor’s Taank, Raghunath Temple, Achalgarh Fort.

6. Mussoorie, Dehradun.

In a single word, Mussoorie is ‘WOW’! A long list of tourist attractions await you at Mussoorie. Right from interesting road travels to thrilling Ropeways, there’s not one thing Mussoorie misses on. It enjoys the fame of being the ‘Fairyland’ for tourists, thanks to the rich flora and and fauna which Mussoorie displays in abundance.
Places of Interest:
 Lal Tibba Nahata Estate, GunHill, Kempty Falls, Lake Mist, Mussoorie Lake Municipal Garden, Jharipani Fall Bhatta Falls, Mossy Fall, Sir George Everest’s House, Nag Devta Temple, Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill), Cloud End, Van Chetna Kendra.

7. Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Two things Darjeeling is famous for: Tea and Tourism.
Darjeeling’s exquisite locations and pristine scenery will leave you mesmerized. With plentiful of flora and fauna, Darjeeling promises a summer vacation you cannot resist. Just like Mussoorie, Darjeeling, too, prides on its ropeways and the popular narrow-gauge railways.
Places of Interest:
Tiger Hill, Peace Pagoda, Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Bhutia Busty Monastery.

8. Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Snow covered mountains, breathtaking sceneries and pine-wood forests are some of the many wonderful things that you will witness in Manali. Manali is situated at the northern most part of the Kullu valley and is at an elevation of 6020 feet.

This small hill station in Himachal Pradesh hosts a fleet of tourists in the summer season who find themselves in the bed of Himalayas to escape the scorching city heat and pollution.

Places of Interest:

Hidamba Temple, Chandrakhani Pass, Buddhist Monateries, Rohtang Pass, Parvati Valley, Solang Valley, Beas Kund, Nagar Village.

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