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Best summer holiday destinations in India

Posted by Avis on May 16, 2019 | people viewed

Summer is here and so is the vacation time. But planning a vacation to escape the scorching heat is not an easy task. Don’t worry we have shortlisted a few of the coolest destinations that are perfect for your summer getaway.

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North India

North India is pleasant during summers and the Capital has many popular holiday spots around. Hire a car from Avis and set off to explore the following destinations;

New Delhi

Ladakh

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Ladakh
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The mighty mountain peaks, the breath-taking views, the stunning lakes, and the perfect weather make it a perfect vacation destination. Leh trip by car from Delhi is the most cherished and is one of the best summer holiday destinations in India. If you haven’t experienced it yet then now is the time as it is the best experienced between April to September.

The mighty mountain peaks, the breath-taking views, the stunning lakes, and the perfect weather make it a perfect vacation destination. Leh trip by car from Delhi is the most cherished and is one of the best summer holiday destinations in India. If you haven’t experienced it yet then now is the time as it is the best experienced between April to September.

Distance- 1019 Km

Places to visit-  Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park

Srinagar

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Srinagar
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One of the most loved tourist places in India, Srinagar makes the best summer holiday destinations in India. It is popular for its Shikara rides, floating gardens, and serene beauty. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to October.

Distance- 809.2 Km

Places to visit- Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, and Shankaracharya Hill

Manali

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Manali
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Most popular Honeymoon destination in North India is both adventurous and religious. Paragliding at Solang & Rohtang Valleys, yoga at Shri Hari Yoga Ashram, yak-riding at the wildlife sanctuary and dipping in hot-water springs at Vashisht.

Distance- 538.4 Km

Places to visit-Hadimba Temple, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa monastery, Club House, Solang Valley, Jogini Falls, Arjuna Gufa, and Vashisht Hot-Water Springs.

 Dharamshala

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Dharamshala
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Home to the Dalai Lama, Dharamshala is the perfect family holiday destination. There are plenty of best places to visit in Dharamshala for a quiet and peaceful vacation like visiting the temples & monasteries, boat ride in Dal Lake and walks through the tea plantations.

Distance- 474.4 Km

Places to visit- Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple complex, HPCA Stadium, and tea plantations of Kangra valley.

Mussoorie

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Places to visit in Mussoorie
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Another popular family vacation spot is Mussoorie. It has a lot to offer from shopping on Mall Road to the ropeway cable car to Gun Hill, and from Kempty Falls to the Jwalaji Temple. Best time to visit Mussoorie is from March to July.

Distance-299.5 Km

Places to visit- Kempty Falls, Landour Clock Tower, Jwalaji Temple, Rajaji National Park, Gun Hill, Library Point, Sir George Everest House, and Cloud’s End.

Shimla

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Shimla
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Every North Indian’s favourite spot, Shimla is easily accessible. Temperature is pleasant and cool in summers making it an ideal summer vacation spot.

Distance- 342.2 Km

Places to visit- Lakkar Bazar, Chadwick waterfall, Annandale, Jakhoo Hill, Scandal Point

South India

A perfect blend of hill stations, beaches, tea plantations make Southern states a popular spot for vacation all year around. Make your holiday even better by hiring a car from Avis and experience the journey like never before. Following are a few destinations;

Bengaluru

Coorg

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Coorg
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 Known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is one of the most affluent vacation destinations in India. Its rich beauty and pleasant weather make it an ideal vacation spot.

Distance- 264.9 Km

Places to visit- Abbey Falls, Nalknad Palace, Barapole River, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, Namdroling Monastery, and Nagarhole National Park.

Ooty

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Ooty
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Known as Queen of Hills, Ooty is nestled in the Blue Mountain Hills, Nilgiri. This beautiful Hill Station offers many fun and adventure activities.

Distance- 273.1 Km

Places to Visit- Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, tribal Toda huts, Deer Park, Upper Bhawani Lake, Avalanche Lake, St Stephen’s Church, and Kalhatty Waterfalls

Hyderabad

Horsley Hills

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Best places to visit in Horsley Hills
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Drive from Hyderabad to this Andhra Ooty is extremely panoramic and scenic and has thick vegetation of trees lining on both sides of the road. It is covered in lush green dense forest and has a wide variety of trees like Gulmohar, Allamanda, Reeta, Amla, Eucalyptus, and Sandalwood.

Distance- 533.9 Km

Places to Visit- Viewpoint for sunset, Gali Bandalu, Mallamma Temple, Kaigal Falls, and Talakona Waterfalls.

Lambasingi

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Places to visit in Lambasingi
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Referred to as Kashmir of South India, this hill station is the only place to receive snowfall in the South with a minimum temperature reaching to -2C.

Distance- 602.5 Km

Places to visit- Lambasingi Dam, Erravaram Waterfall

Kochi

Munnar

 Munnar’s beauty is not hidden from the world. It is known for its salubrious climate, lush hills and the vast expanse of tea plantations. It is the perfect destination for a quiet and a refreshing holiday like stay in a tree house, trekking to the echo point, mountain biking, Shikara ride in Kundala Lake and an elephant safari at the Carmelagiri Elephant Park.

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Munnar
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Distance- 129.1 Km

Places to Visit- Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Elephant Lake, Anamudi Peak, Tata Tea Museum, Chithirapuram, Devikulam, and Chinnakanal

Vagamon

Best summer holiday destinations in India
Places to visit in Vagamon
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Nestled between 3 hills; Thangal hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala are one of the most beautiful destinations of South India. It is also given the name of Scotland of Asia. Hills covered n lush green grass, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon the best summer holiday destinations in India.

Distance- 105.8 Km

Places to Visit- Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Vagamon meadows, Pine Hill, Kurisumala, Vagamon Falls.

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