Top 10 summer destinations to beat the summer heat in India!

1. Ladakh

This autonomous region is also called “little Tibet” . Similar to Tibet in its culture and traditions it can be called one of the most beautiful places to visit in not just India, but the entire world.

The third region of the great state of Jammu and Kashmir, it is one of the most wonderful places and every traveler’s delight. We have compiled 10 topmost places to visit while here. Also do not forget to have a try at actual, traditional momos and thupka soups when you visit!

2. Kinnaur

Kinnaur is a land of beauty and simplicity. There are various tourist places of interest and things to do in Kinnaur. It has something for everyone and one of the best travel destinations in The Himalayas.

3. Amritsar

Amritsar is one of the holiest places for those belonging to the Sikh community. But the golden temple is a beautiful and holy place which should be visited by all. Immerse yourself in some tranquillity as you take a dip in its holy waters.

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The khets in Punjab are truly green and filled with crops throughout the year. You should definitely visit this region to enjoy some breathtaking beauty of a real village and its cultures.

4. Gangtok

Gangtok is a beautiful serene town located in Sikkim. It lies in the Shivalik hills and sits at a very high altitude of 1437 meters above sea level. With beautiful mountain tops and green valleys, it’s great to chill in the summer heat away from home.

5. Jammu

It is the largest city and called the winter capital of the state. With the mighty Himalayas on one side and lush-green valleys on the other, it makes for a wonderful tourist spot.

Though mainly known as a hill station and cold city, its surprising to note that the region also experiences extreme summers. It is therefore advisable to visit during the months of January and February when it is cool. You can enjoy extreme winters and beautiful snow.

6. Dehradun

Welcome to the winter capital of Uttarakhand- Dehradun. This beautiful city is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the majestic Doon valley. It is a great place and is the best gateway to a variety of places like Mussorie, Auli, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.

The city of Dehradun or also known as DehraDoon is thus a one of a kind city. It has various tourist spots for all the different kinds of emotions you like to experience as a fellow tourist. It is one of the best hill stations to visit during the summers for some great environment and is an ideal place to cool off.

7. Rishikesh

One of the holiest places to ever exist, the name of this place itself resonates divine energy. There are many ancient temples to visit but do not miss out on the Lakshman Jhula while here.

This famous jhula is said to have been used by the great lord Lakshman himself to cross the Ganges and today stands concrete filled for many people to visit. Get enthralled by its beauty and feel the great gods in your soul as you walk on this bridge and visit the temples in the vicinity.

8. Manali

A small town situated in the Mighty Himalayas is what describes Manali best. This popular hill station is a popular tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh.  A part of the Kullu district, it is one of the innumerable beautiful spots of Himachal Pradesh.

Stretching between the snowy hills, this beautiful patch of land is a must-visit alley. Filled with various snow-peaked hills on both sides the valleys in Manali are a treat to look at.

As you drive your vehicle along this path, do not forget to absorb all the beautiful surroundings. The white tiny snowflakes falling to the ground looks like heaven.

9. Munnar

This serene state located in Kerala is really a paradise. It boasts of luscious, green tea estates where you can drive through scenic roads. It is also one of the few hill stations present in the South of India where you can cool off during summers.

Moreover, located in Kerala you can also have a detour to Allepey to enjoy Houseboats in the backwaters.

10. Lonavla

Though most hill stations are located in the northern parts of India, Lonavla is a great place to cool off the summer heat if you live closer west. It can also be planned in very little time and can be carried out over a weekend.

This beautiful city nestled in the ghats is surely the perfect weekend getaway. Rains and a slow breeze during monsoons make it a very joyful experience. Add to it a chai cuppa and corn on the cob and you have a smiling weekend ahead of you.

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