Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in India for Vacation

Shillong lake beautiful aerial view

India is the most diversified destination in the world. You can find destinations for every season such as winter, summer and rainy season. Summer has already started and people are planning for their vacation. Coolest places/destinations for summer vacation in India is the popular choice of all. We have compiled a best list of tourist destinations in India for summer period. Most of these places are famous and most popular for summer tourists.

10 Best Summer Holiday Destinations in India

1. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong is god gifted city. Waterfalls, beautiful hills, forest and historical places makes Shillong best destination for summer time in India. Shillong has everything to offer any tourist required in the summer time. For example, Lady Hydari Park which is the perfect tourist spot for children and newly married couple.

Shillong is blessed with so much beautiful places such as ward’s lake, spread eagle falls, sweet falls, elephant falls, Shillong peak and so many others. This is my favourite destination during summer time in India.

Shillong Lake
Shillong Lake

2. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is another Kashmir in India. Enjoying Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the best experience. Visiting Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoologiacal Park is the most fablous experience. Darjeeling is the most natural destination in India.

Darjeeling is also known as most popular hill station for summer in India. It is the perfect destination for nature lovers in India. It has best locations for summers such as Happy Valley Tea Gardens, Suntalekhola, Peace Pagoda and many others. Gardens of Darjeeling is must to visit to feel richness of the city.

Darjeeling Toy Train and Garden
Darjeeling Toy Train and Garden

3. McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

Mcleod Gunj is the perfect destination for hill station lovers. Every year, thousands of tourists visit this beautiful destination to relax from their routine life. Mcleod Gunj has beautiful and calm atmosphere which is well suited for city tourists.

It is the perfect summer holiday destination in India. Local handicrafts and jewelry are the perfect things to buy as souvenirs. Mcleod Gunj is also world famous place due to His Holiness Dalai Lama. It is the official residence of HH Dalai Lama.

Mcleod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh
Mcleod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

4. Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

Ladakh is India’s high altitude cold desert which provides once in a lifetime experience. Beauty of Ladakh is unbeatable in the world. Ladakh is one of the most visited place in valley due to its beautiful mountains, lakes and traditional homes.

Motor cycle trip is the best way to feel Ladakh beauty. There are lots of tour operators in India provides Ladakh trip in bike. Every summer, good numbers of bikers start their trip to Ladakh by road to feel the thrill of tour.

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

5. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is the land of greenery everywhere. River Kaveri adds the beauty into magic of God. Summer places must visit in Coorg, Nagarhole Park, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary to feel the beauty of nature.

Coorg is the most popular hill station in India due to its lush environment. Coorg is the known as ‘Scotland of India’ and ‘Kashmir of South’ due to its beautiful greenery and environment.

Coorg Beautiful Lake Hills
Coorg Beautiful Lake Hills

6. Havelock Island, the Andamans and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Island group is the most popular honeymoon destination in India. There are many reasons to visit Havelock island, people living with stone age culture and marine life, diversity of corals attracts tourists.

January to April and May to October is the best time to visit the island. Time Magazine has also voted Havelock as ‘The Best Beach in Asia’. Havolock island is the perfect destination for romantic tour. Crystal clear waters, boating, rich marine life and best scuba diving experience makes tour much memorable.

Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is the ideal place for summer vacation in Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is situated 10,000 feet above sea level which makes it pleasant tourist destination. Tawang’s Tipi Orchid Sanctury is the house best orchids. Sightseeing at Pankang Teng Tso Lake feels like haven.

April to October is the best time to visit Tawang. Try to avoid Tawang after monsoon arrival in India. Tawang’s other major tourist attractions for summer holidays are Sela Pass and Tawang Galden Namgyal Lhatse.

Tawang, India
Tawang, India

8. Ooty, Tamil nadu

Ooty is one of the most visited hill station in India. Ooty is also famous film shooting location due to its beautiful greenary and hills. Riding on the Nilgiris Mountain Railways will make your holiday so much special.

Ooty is the perfect place to see sunset, botanical gardens and tea plantations. Other major tourist attractions of Ooty is Tiger Hill, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak.

Botanical Garden, Ooty
Botanical Garden, Ooty

9. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is so much developed due to British Government and East India. Shimla was once India’s summer capital. Due to hit of summer in Delhi, British Government made Shimla as their summer capital of India. From that day, Shimla becomes summer destination in India during hot days.

Lush environs, beautiful gardens and hill makes Shimla perfect summer holiday destination to relax from hit. Shimla is also having toy train, a perfect way to enjoy with your kids in the summer vacation. Major tourist attractions of Shimla 1. Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge 2. Wildflowers Hall 3. Hills 4. Gardens and so on.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

10. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar is widely known as weekend gateway for Mumbai and Maharashtra people. Mahabaleshwar is beautiful hill station located near Mumbai. It is situated on the western ghats, 115 km from Pune. Mahabaleshwar has beautiful hill station, historical colonial buildings, lush environs and lovely rivers.

Mahabaleshwar is the perfect place for April to June heat of summer in India. Monsoon arrival makes Mahabaleshwar’s beauty more like have. Rain makes forest awesome and we can feel inner peace.

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Article last re-published on March 8, 2016.

4 Comment

  1. kiran.waghere says: Reply

    I want to go for summer vacation in this may with my two kids and wife.and the place should be cool.pls suggest me the places

  2. rishabh says: Reply

    pl. Help to identified place for visit with family 2 kids in summer (7th june to 12th june)

  3. Hey great article, I am planning to spend my next summer in India. Please let me know the best summer holiday destinations in India including the natural as well as holy places. I would like to visit all these places with my family members or friends. I also like to visit beaches, mountains and crystal clear water islands. It would be good, if you can provide some of the suggestions on this.

  4. Saeed says: Reply

    Good post. I planned to visit one of those in June this year. Thanks, Saeed

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