Five summer holiday destinations in India you MUST visit

29 May 2018, 12:21 PM
Five summer holiday destinations in India you MUST visit (Source-PTI)
Five summer holiday destinations in India you MUST visit (Source-PTI)

Summer has arrived and everyone is looking for a long getaway from the scorching heat and a break from the hustle-bustle of the cities. With the temperature touching new highs, places with cool clime is what holidayers are looking for. From the snow-covered Himalayas in the north to the blue Andaman Island in the south, India has enough options to choose from. But if you haven’t decided which place to visit , we have compiled a list of five perfect holiday destinations to spend your summer this time.

Shillong

Shillong is arguably one of the best places to spend summer holidays in India if you are considering the north-eastern states. Known as Scotland of the east, Shillong is India’s only hill station which is accessible from all sides. From lush green hills with pine trees to shimmering lakes and mystical waterfalls to adventurous pathways, Shillong offers all what one expects during holidays.

How to reach

By Air: Shillong Airport in Umroi (40 km from Shillong city)

By Rail: Guwahati Railway Station (105 km from Shillong)

Tawang

The yellow roof monastery in Tawang has been a major tourist attraction and also a pilgrimage centre. Rather unexplored, Tawang is imbued with a sense of calm and serenity. From Buddhist monasteries to mystical gompas to war memorials, the hill station has a lot to make your summer holiday truly special.

How to reach

By Air: Salonibari Domestic Airport at Tezpur (317 km from Tawang)

By Rail: Tezpur Railway Station (315 km from Tawang)

Ladakh

If you want to enjoy snow-covered roads, beautiful mountains and blue lakes, then Ladakh is the perfect place for you. Engulfed between the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, Ladakh is a tourist delight.

How to reach:

By Air: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

By Rail: Jammu Tawi (700km from Ladakh)

 Srinagar

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, is known for its picturesque beauty. The beautiful city is famous for its natural beauty, waterfronts, gardens and houseboats. Called as the ‘Venice of the East’, Srinagar will take your breath away with its picturesque beauty.

How to reach

By Air: Sheikh ul Alam Airport (15 km from Srinagar)

By Rail: Jammu Tawi

Manali

The beautiful town of Manali, nestled in the mountains, serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district. The hill station is a popular tourist destination for skiing and one can spend time away in the lap of the scenic topography.

How to reach

By Air: Bhuntar airport (50 km from Manali)

By Rail: Chandigarh railway station (310 km from Manali)

First Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 07:48 PM
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