Hot! Hot! Hot! Yes, temperatures are rising everywhere. With day temperatures settling in the late thirties and early forties in several parts of India, the summer season is definitely here!
We generally begin to feel the summer heat from the month of April but March also becomes extremely brooding in South and Central India. If you find yourself a little annoyed and exasperated at work these days, it time for you to explore the nearest hill station during the coming weekend. We bring you the 10 most popular summer destinations in India.
Leh and Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
The mystical mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, also known as the Abodes of the Gods, are popular with visitors for their exquisite beauty, crisp fresh air, spiritual connotations and exciting travel opportunities. To escape the sapping summer heat of the plains you can visit Leh and Ladakh, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Srinagar, Bhaderwah, Vaishno Devi hills, Amarnath and many more other exciting places.
Picture: The picture above is of Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It’s a must visit places if you are visiting the place for the first time.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
The eternal snow-capped peaks of Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh, sometimes make it hard for us to believe that we are in India. While Manali entices adventure lovers, Shimla is appealing to the romantic hearts.
On your trip to Himachal, you can also visit McLeod Ganj, a suburb of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. In the towns of Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj one can study Buddhist philosophy and Vipassana meditation.
Picture: The picture above gives a glimpse of the beauty of Manali.
Nainital, amidst beautiful lakes, is a traditional honeymoon destination in India. The whole hill city is located surrounding Naini Lake, which is the nucleus of Nainital’s exquisite beauty. Summer is the best time to fly high like a bird at Naukuchiatal. Go for paragliding to explore the beautiful skies of this place.
Picture: Naini Lake