As the scorching sun takes over our conversations and schools and colleges close down for a couple of months, the timing is perfect for a family holiday, no matter how short. After all those extra hours of studying for exams and working to meet year-end targets, you guys have earned yourself a much needed break.
To help you beat the heat, bond with each other and rejuvenate yourself, we bring you a list of beautiful, breezy places you can consider visiting this summer:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
This Indian archipelago made up of around 300 islands is a beauty to behold. Its palm-lined, white sand beaches, the sparkling blue waters, and dense green rainforests are postcard-worthy. Apart from being a treat to the eyes, the islands’ coral reefs and rich marine life offer great opportunity for water sports like diving, snorkeling, sea-walking etc.
Located at the foothills of the Himalaya in West Bengal, Darjeeling is one of the most popular summer resorts in India, since the days of British rule. Located at around 6700 feet above sea level, Darjeeling’s temperature rarely ever goes above a pleasant 18 degree Celsius. Apart from the scenic beauty, the varied cuisine of this region is also worth enjoying.
Dharmshala is a beatific city located in the shadows of the Dhauldhar mountains, in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. The Kangra Art museum at Kotwali bazar, McLeod Ganj, rock cut temples of Masrur, Namgyal Monastery are some of the places you can visit here.
This northeastern state of India, a part of eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the most unexplored regions of India. The average annual temperature of Sikkim, which is around 18 degree Celsius, makes it an ideal summer retreat. The Teesta river, the lofty mountains, the greenery, cascading waterfalls and treks all add to the beauty of this place.
Also known as the Abode of Clouds, Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya. It has pleasant, pollution-free summers with the average high temperature of around 23 degree Celsius. In fact, March and April are the best months to visit Shillong. Some of the interesting places you can visit here are the Don Bosco Centre of Indegenious Cultures, Elephant falls, Mawjymbuin cave, Laitlum canyons, Mawphlang sacred forest, and Khasi heritage village.
Set high on the Western Ghats, Wayanad is situated in north-east of Kerala. The place boasts of lush green, misty hills, ancient temples, splendid waterfalls, and serene lakes all round. If you are an animal lover then Wayanad has a lot to offer in form of the Begur wildlife sanctuary, Pakshipathalam bird sanctuary and the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.
Auli, meaning meadow in Garhwali, is a ski resort and hill station in Uttarakhand surrounded by coniferous and oak forests. The abundant forests, floral richness and apple orchards, make it one of the best trekking and camping sites during summer. Apart from the adrenaline pumping activities, Auli also offers spectacular sights of the surrounding snow-capped mountains which leave onlookers bewitched.
So, go ahead, sit your family down and pick one of these cool places to wipe away all the exam and appraisal stress. If you are worried about the budget, relax, because this site brings you all the latest and best travel offers in one place.