With rising temperatures in Delhi, here we are giving you some ideas on the cool places you can visit this summer to beat the heat and revitalise yourself , since we love to help you all around! Check these out and plan a vacation:
- Coorg (Kodagu), Karnataka
Spread out across the Western Ghats, the misty valley of Coorg offers the perfect getaway from the disgusting summer heat. Fondly referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ due to its breathtaking beauty and pleasant weather conditions, Coorg has a special place among all hill stations in India. A place where you can just sit around and watch the fog roll by, cool isn’t it?
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Styling itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, Rishikesh is a magnet for spiritual seekers. Surrounded by the fast-flowing Ganga and forested hills, the setting is definitely conducive for relaxing and meditation. Rishikesh is also a popular white-water rafting centre and backpacking hang-out. Spiritual and adventurous woaahh!
- Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
A heady mix of religion, history and nature, Tawang is one of the least discovered towns in Arunachal Pradesh. Dotted with Buddhist monasteries and mystical gompas on one end and a war memorial on another, the valley begins to work its magic on travellers the moment they start descending the hills. Can you feel the hills calling?
- Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Established as a retreat from the heat of the summer by the British, Ooty is a visual delight filled with pretty cottages, fenced flower gardens, thatched-roof churches and terraced botanical gardens. Venture a few kilometres out and find yourself surrounded by greener, quieter areas filled with an abundance of pine trees (and visit the haunted hotel of Bipasha Basu starrer “RAAZ” to have some adrenaline rush).
- Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations and set against a backdrop of jagged white Himalayan peaks, Darjeeling is situated in the northern regions of West Bengal. A journey on the ‘Toy train,’ which meanders up the hills to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri in the plains is a great way to explore and soak in the magnificent surroundings of this hill station.
- Munnar, Kerala
Sprawling tea plantations, picture-perfect towns and winding lanes make Munnar a perfect destination for those looking for relief from the summer heat. Although the town itself is forever buzzing with activity, wander a few kilometres out and you’ll be engulfed in a thousand shades of green. A little peaceful time is all what we need, right?
7. Pahalgam, Kashmir
Known as the ‘Valley of Shepherds,’ Pahalgam is a low-rise town that stands at the confluence of Lidder River and Sheshnag Lake. The surrounding mountains contain many picturesque spots and over 20 lakes to which countless guides and horsemen and more than eager to take you to. The reason why Kashmir is called “Heaven on Earth” will become clear to you when you see this place!
8. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
With mountain adventures calling from all directions, Manali is the perfect destination for those looking to explore their adventurous side during the summer months. Backpackers come to hang around in the villages near the main town and adventure tourists come for trekking, paragliding, rafting and skiing. About 53 km away from Manali is the famous Rohtang Pass offering up breathtaking sights of glaciers, peaks and valleys. Agai n, what is stopping you?
9. Nainital, Uttarakhand.
A welcoming relief from the heat of Delhi, Nainital is a small town in Kumaon which encircles the calm Naini Lake. There’s a busy town bazaar and a web of walking tracks around the forested hillsides, which have excited travellers since pre-independence days to retreat to Nainital during the summer months.
10. Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The perfect summer getaway, Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer tourists a relaxed tropical ambience and an array of thrilling adventure activities. Tourists from all over the world visit this tropical paradise for its rich and diverse marine life which is best seen while snorkelling and scuba diving around its many beaches. Yes folks there are good and clean beaches out there waiting to be explored!
Tag your friends, pack your bags, let free your spirit and enjoy these beautiful destinations with your friends or family. If you have already been to any of these, do not forget to give your suggestions about the place you loved the most to others who are soon planning to give it a visit in the comment section below.