The scorching sun in the summer feels never-ending. The heat and sweat make us exhausted. However, on the positive side schools and colleges have summer holidays. So, why not enjoy the best of it. Plan the perfect summer vacation with the best places to visit in India:

1. Ladakh

With the wild valleys and mountains, lush green pasturelands, and abyssal lakes, Ladakh is one of the best places to visit in Summer. Moreover, the beauty of the snow-covered Himalayas will delight your soul. The place is also perfect for enjoying adventures. You can go river rafting on the winding rivers of Ladakh. 

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Tourist Spots

Here are some of the popular tourist places.

  • Tso Moriri Lake
  • Magnetic Hills
  • Pangong Lake
  • Leh Palace
  • Shanti Stupa.
  • Pangong Tso

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2. Shimla

If you are looking for a place to relieve the heat, then you can visit Shimla. The Queen of Hills was once a summer capital. The scenic beauty and the pleasant weather will calm your mind. 

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Tourist Spots

If you go to Shimla, then you must visit these places:

  • Jakhu Temple.
  • The Ridge.
  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.
  • Kali Bari Temple. 
  • Annandale
  • Christ Church. 

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3. Srinagar

Plan your summer vacation in the unparalleled magnificence of Kashmir, Srinagar. With the clear skies, stunning lakes, and houseboats, the city has its own charm. 

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Tourist Spots

The top tourist attractions are:

  • Dal Lake
  • Nishat Bagh
  • The Hari Parbat
  • Shalimar Bagh
  • Baramulla

4. Manali

Manali is one of the best places to visit in summer. The lush greenery, unspoiled streams, and pleasant climate are what you need to refresh from the scorching sun. You can also try river rafting, paragliding and other fun activities.

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Tourist Spots

Here are some of the popular tourist attractions of Manali:

  • Hadimba Devi Temple.
  • Solang Valley.
  • Beas River.
  • Manikaran Gurudwara.
  • Jogini Waterfall.

5. Darjeeling

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is a temptation to people across the globe. The icy chilly weather of the city is ideal for spending a few days in summer. You can also try the world-famous Darjeeling tea.

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Tourist Spots

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Book a hotel where you can see the scenery of Kanchenjunga Mountain. Apart from tha, here are some of the well-known tourist spots:

  • Tiger Hill.
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda.
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
  • Batasia Loop.
  • Darjeeling Ropeway.

6. Sikkim

In the North-East state of India, Sikkim is one of the best places to visit in summer. Astonishing waterfalls, pristine forests, Tibetan-style Buddhist Gompas, alpine meadows, rhododendron, there are so many places to visit.

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Tourist Spots

There are some of the places you must visit in Sikkim:

  • Gangtok.
  • Tsomgo Lake.
  • Nathula Pass.
  • Lachen.
  • Lachung and Yumthang Valley.
  • Pelling.

7. Ooty

Encircled by the Nilgiri Hills, the small town of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a popular travel destination. The pleasant weather of this hill station makes it perfect for summer vacation. Ooty was also a favorite stomping ground in the British era. 

Tourist Spots 

  • Avalanche Lake.
  • Ooty Lake.
  • Emerald Lake.
  • Ooty Botanical Gardens.
  • Kalhatty Waterfalls.
  • Kamraj Sagar Dam.

8. Mussoorie

The hill station of India, Mussoorie, can make you feel at ease. Mussoorie is a place to visit for people of all ages. The fun activities will quench the thirst for adventure. Enjoy some thrilling activities, including wildlife safari, horse riding, trekking, rafting, paragliding.

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Tourist Spots

  • Kempty Falls
  • Gun Hill Point
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Lal Tibba
  • Bazar Road.
  • George Everest’s House
  • Kempty Falls

9. Munnar

The lush green hill town of Munnar is an excellent place to spend some quality time with your family. The picturesque magnificence of Munnar makes it a perfect destination for summer vacation, even in summer. 

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Tourist Spots

Here are some of the popular places to visit in Munnar.   

  • Atukkad Waterfalls.
  • Echo Point.
  • Anamudi Peak. 
  • Tea Museum.
  • Pothamedu View Point.
  • Eravikulam National Park.

10. Pondicherry

Last but not least on the list of best places to visit in Summer is Pondicherry. The French architecture Encircling the city is perfect for spending a few days with your loved ones. The picturesque scenery of the town makes it ideal for insta-worthy pictures.

Tourist Spots

  • Promenade. 
  • Old Lighthouse.
  • Our Lady of Angels Church.
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram. 
  • White Town. 
  • Auroville.

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