Just imagine going to a new place, sitting under the sun, watching the adorable beauty of the surrounding can give us a good feeling than being lazy at home watching tv and switching the channels. Now, what have you planned this summer? ...Nothing. Then the best entertainment you can get by traveling and exploring new places. You need to know that meditation, Yoga is good for you but in addition to this, you need to add traveling to that list,, which offers a host of health benefits to your mind, body, and soul.Anybody who has traveled outside his or her comfort zone can attest to the excitement that comes from being in a new environment. What better way to escape the summer heat than to find some relief, away from the plains. God has blessed India with mountains,beaches, exotic forests what not, to visit in summer that provide some respite from the scorching heat wave.

For those looking to break free & gather some memories with your friends and family during these summer holidays in India, there are some amazing cold places in India. In addition to these mountainous regions, there are some other cool places to visit in India in the summer. Here’s a list of the best places to visit in summer, have a look at them and make your choice.

1. Gangtok

This not so well known tourist destination, but I suggest youGangtok is one of the most beautiful places to visit in India in May and June on your northeast trip.It's the capital city of Sikkim that is snuggled in the clouds and enclosed by the lush vegetation, profound valleys and amazing backdrop of Khangchendzonga.The Nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, 148 Kms away. You will be surrounded with many snow capped hills and the culture of the people is different and unique.We find people with different accessories and clothes. You can observe that in order to reach the mountain top we need a car or a van and the journey to the top would be thrilling and amazing.

We must make sure we wear woolen clothes and to play in the snow gloves and boots are mandatory.When you visit Gangtok you need to surely Trek to Chhangu Lake and Tsomgo Lakes & for a perfect bird’s eye view of Gangtok take a ropeway to the highest point of the city.

The craziest thing you can ever do is a ride on YAK, I am sure you will surely enjoy it.Let the alpines flora and fauna leave you spellbound along the Indo-China Route.Tashi View Point has to be on your itinerary for the gorgeous views.

2. Manali

Manali is among the most beautiful places to visit in India in summer. It is bequeathed with mercerizing scenery, lush greenery, and miraculous flora and fauna.Manali is 546 Kms away from Delhi.A holiday in Manali, near the green mountains amidst the snow-covered ranges, a breath of fresh air and a relaxing vacation. You can also visit Kullu that is very near to it if you have time.

So it has many valleys and the roads are very narrow. We can enjoy a lot during the travel near to the hills watching snow everywhere outside, getting chilled in the cold climate.To play more in snow you need to head to Rohtang Pass.If you are a birds lover then Spot the most beautiful migratory birds in a bird sanctuary nearby. Also, try to Indulge in adventure sports at Solang Valley as it is one of the best things to do in summer. Try paragliding, zorbing, quad biking, etc...

3. Darjeeling

Darjeeling pleases with its scenic panorama and captivating aroma of tea. The joyful toy train ride is a must for kids as well as adults, while the gorgeous views of Kanchendzonga Peak from Tiger Hill at sunrise are loved for all. Overall, this is one of the finest summer holiday places in India and its surreal natural vibe certainly proves that.The nearest major city from Darjeeling is Kolkata, 165 km away.Darjeeling has its own railway station, named Darjeeling Railway Station.

So we can find different varieties of flora and fauna in the largest high altitude zoo in India, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. you can spend an evening in the bustling Batasia Loop, one of the major tourist attractions of Darjeeling. It is also famous for its monasteries like Ghoom Monastery. Totally, it is the best place to visit this summer.

4. Ooty

Udhagamandalam or Ooty is a heavenly hill-station in South India. It is the capital of the Nilgiri district. After you reach there you feel so soothing for the eyes as well as the soul.

The lush woodlands, manicured gardens, shimmering lakes fringed with massive dams, and the coos of Nilgiri Mountain Railway meandering through the hillocks will leave you spellbound as the ride feels amazing at it is the best way to enjoy the beauty of nature. It is near to Bangalore, at a distance of 280 km.

When you visit Ooty the first thing you get loved with are the resorts. They are spacious and well furnished. You must watch the sunrise from Doddabetta Peak and take the peaceful boat ride on Ooty Lake.

5. Kodaikanal

It is in district Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.It is a hill town and is an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and grassy hills. The best part is we can hire rowing boats and also cycles to go through the Lake Road path around the shore. It is one of the best destination places you can ever think of. Kodai lake lays in the heart of Kodaikanal and is a star-shaped man-made lake of 60 acres.There are also boating, horse riding, cycling etc...are available.

The Green Valley view is one of the tourist attractions which is also called a SUICIDE POINT.To reach this beautiful spot we must have panoramic walks through the misty woodland.

Bear Shola Falls is named because of the fact that many bears used to drink water from this fall. We can also find this as the best picnic spot.The Pillar Rocks of Kodaikanal are located around 8k from the lake. It has a beautiful mini garden.the place is so named as it has three vertically positioned boulders reaching up to the height of 400 feet.Here for a trekker delight, Kodaikanal has some exquisite locations to offer to both the professional trekkers and the novice ones.This adds more fun and adventure to our trip.

The best part in any trip is the train journey that revives us with joy and excitement especially with our family members. This gives a complete feel and covers all the places we missed out in hurry.These are the few places that I loved. There are many more exciting places to be visited in India that are very cool and Beautiful places like Ladakh, Shimla, Shillong, Kashmir, etc...

For hassle-free summers in India, visit these summer holiday destinations and break-free from the punishing weather.Plan your trip in India and have a great vacation.

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Thank you :)
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Really beautiful!!
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Well written! Please check out my articles too!
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I'm glad that you liked it.
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It was fun reading this. Nicely written.