Top 10 North Indian Destinations That You Should Opt To Visit This Summer

 Top 10 North Indian Destinations That You Should Suerly Visit This Summer
The summer season is almost here and it brings with it unbearable heat, mangoes as well as vacation time for children. Since many parts of north India are home to a number of hill stations in the country, most vacationers head to this region to beat the heat. Even though there are several hill stations, there are a few popular ones and then ones where fewer tourists go.

When it comes to traveling in the summer, North India offers an array of destinations which stands unparalleled. We have the list of the best ones just for you. 

1. Shimla: Erstwhile summer capital of British India

Shimla: Erstwhile summer capital of British India;  Top 10 North Indian Destinations That You Should Opt To Visit This Summer 

Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India and summer is the best time to visit the place. However, be prepared to see a lot of other tourists as well when here in the summer especially honeymooners and families.

 If you love mountain views and nature, Shimla is apt for you. It is also famous for its adventure activities that include trekking, rappelling, zorbing, paragliding and more. Shimla is also home to several cafes and shops on the Mall Road that you must check out. There is accommodation available for all budgets as it is a very popular hill station. 

There are a lot of smaller tourist attractions to name a few better place to visit are the Mall Road, Kufri, Green Valley, Adventure island, Apple garden, go karting, Jhaku temple. The hill station is famous for delicious food as well.

2. Manali: The Valley of the Gods

 Manali: The Valley of the Gods; Top 10 North Indian Destinations That You Should Opt To Visit This Summer

Another popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh is Manali. Perched at an altitude of 6398 ft, this place offers clear views of the Himalayan range covered in snow. In fact, you can also visit Rohtang Pass where there is a spot called Snow Point. Here, you can rent clothes and gear and enjoy playing in the snow.

 Manali is also famous with trekkers and adventure sports lovers. From white water rafting to rock climbing and zip lining, there’s a lot you can do when here. Being so popular, you get all kinds of accommodation available in the hill station.

Manali is perhaps one of the most recognised tourist spots in north India. Located about 500 km from Delhi, Manali is one of the main honeymoon locations in north India. During winter months it is covered in snow and is well connected by other major cities. Places to visit would include Hadimba temple, Solong valley and Rohtang pass to name a few."

3. Ladakh (Leh): The mystical landscape of beauty

Ladakh (Leh): The mystical landscape of beauty   ;  Top 10 North Indian Destinations That You Should Opt To Visit This Summer 

The peaks of snow mountains on bright mornings part the dense clouds and soar into the skies. Beneath the skies like a world submerged, lies a lost kingdom. Ladakh, the roof of the world opened to tourists only in the last decade. 

At an awesome altitude, this highland is the bridge between the earth and the sky!

Part fantasy, part reality... Ladakh, is where, the forces of nature conspired to render a magical unrealistic landscape... a landscape of extremes... desert and blue waters... burning sun and freezing winds... glaciers and sand dunes... a primeval battleground of the titanic forces which gave birth to the Himalayas.

Leh-Ladhak is a must-visit place if you are nature lover and peace seeker so this is the right place for you. Tourist spot like Pangong Lake, Magnetic Hill, Nubra Valley, Tso- Moriri Lake, Lamayuru Trek and there are many more beautiful and scenic place are there, people here are so helpful and kind nature.

4. Srinagar: Historic gardens and beautiful houseboats

  Srinagar: Historic gardens and beautiful houseboats

Srinagar is one of the most beautiful destinations in India and even so, it sees lesser number of tourists than some of the other hill stations. This should be reason enough to visit it this year. The hill station’s prime attaction is the Dal Lake that is the lifeline of several people. But as a tourist, you can enjoy the vistas and the everyday scenes as well as stay in a shikara on the lake. The beautiful gardens are another attraction of Srinagar.

The centerpiece attraction of this beautiful place is the famous Dal Lake which has many houseboats which provide good and expensive accommodation. There are also 3 Maugham gardens which have a large variety of flowers and trees. 

There is also a tulip garden but it's not open all around the year. Hiking enthusiasts may climb up the hill overseeing the city to visit the Sankaracharya temple which provides a spectacular view of the city below.

5. Gulmarg: Bird's eye view from Gondola

Gulmarg: Bird's eye view from Gondola 

If you want to see snow and learn skiing, Gulmarg is another place you can visit. Known as a ski resort, this hill station is one of the most scenic places in India. From gondola rides to ski sessions, Gulmarg is perfect for adventure lovers who want to learn and try new activities on vacation.

Gulmarg has limited accommodation options and summer being the peak season, it is important that you book yours before you head there. You can also enroll for ski lessons and choose a package that offers training as well as stay.You can enjoy snow sports, like skiing, bike ride.

6. Nainital: Nestled amidst the mountains

Nainital: Nestled amidst the mountains 

Formerly a British hill station, it's set around Nainital Lake, a popular boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on its north shore. It is Called the Lake District of India, Nainital is known for its Lake Naini, temples and quaint atmosphere. 

The hill station in Uttarakhand is well-known and popular all over India and most people come here between May to July. However, you can go here before that too to avoid the crowds. Book a resort overlooking the lake or you can even stay in a quaint villa near it. The Kainchi Dham temple is also a sightseeing spot and several foreigners too throng it every year. Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are few famous people to have visited this temple.

7. Pahalgam: The base camp for Amarnath

Pahalgam: The base camp for Amarnath

A must visit place for everyone who visits Kashmir, with Lidder river gushing speedily and flowing beautifully around the mountains creating a picturesque memory which will stay with you for a very long time. Places like Aru Chandanwari and Betab valley are one of their kinds.

The area holds a rich cover of vegetation, the dominant forest consisting of conifers which account for over 90%. The principal species are Cedrus deodara, Pinus griffithii, Abies pindrow, Aesculus indica etc. The major shrubs are Indigofera heterantha, Viburnum spp., Sorbaria tomentosa etc. the ground cover is very rich and dicotyledonus herbs dominate: Rumex patientia, Primula spp., anemone spp., etc.

There are many species of rare, endangered and protected species. The main species are hangul, musk deer, serow, brown bear, Leopard, rhesus macaque, grey langur, Himalayan mouse hare, etc. Wild bears still roam much of the area, and local villagers are on constant alert for their presence. Due to the constant threat of illegal border crossings, the Indian army is always patrolling the area and is on constant high alert.

 As the local population cannot carry firearms, this has saved the bears from being hunted to extinction. With the abundance of fresh trout in the rivers and local farm animals, they have plenty to eat. Monkeys also populate the area. The area houses a good population of pheasants and upland birds apart from other species, both resident and migratory. The common birds are griffon vulture, monal, snow cock, koklas, blue rock pigeon, Kashmir roller, European hoopoe, jungle crow etc.

8. Dalhousie: The perfect summer retreat

 Dalhousie: The perfect summer retreat 

Dalhousie is a gorgeous hill station located on the western border of the Dhaula Dhar Range of the great Himalayas. It was founded in 1854 by the British Viceroy Lord Dalhousie, It was a delightful summer retreat for the British troops and bureaucrats.

 Dalhousie is the most famous hill station of Himanchal Pradesh and is located 563 kms from Delhi. Beside its breath taking landscapes the other highlights are the ancient temples, untouched beauty of Chamba & Pangi valley, the valley of milk, honey and streams.

The main highlights includes the lush green forests of pine, cedar and deodar attract nature-lovers, along with the usual throng of tourists seeking shelter from the sweltering heat of the plains.

Set on five hills - Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun and facing the Pir Panjal range, one can view the Ravi, Beas and Chenab rivers from certain vantage points. Fold after fold of mountains, snow-capped and pristine, can be viewed from the jagged Pangi Valley, which is a trekker's paradise. If your heart beats for Kashmir, head here, for this is the only part of Himachal Pradesh that juts into Kashmir.

Whether claims that Rabindranath Tagore penned his first poem here or Subhash Chandra Bose visited it secretly hold good or not, Dalhousie's spectacular landscape sure warrants a visit! Overall Dalhoise is a perfect destination for Honeymooners.

The Khajjiar is one of the eye-catching places to visit, also known as mini Switzerland. The Chamera lake is also one of the mind blowing destination for boating. For the adventure camp and trekking, I would like to recommend Kalatop.

9. Dharamshala: The gateway to the Kangra valley

Dharamshala: The gateway to the Kangra valley 

If mountains are your loveand  you are looking for a vacation that offers a different feel and gives you a peek into a different culture, Dharamshala has to be your more intimate lover. The hill station is where you will find several monasteries and Tibetan monks lost in meditation. Dalai Lama also resides in Dharamsala and you can even get an opportunity to meet him. The weather in Dharamsala is very pleasant and the view of snow-clad mountains make for a complete trip. You will easily find cheap accommodation options here.

Scenic views of Dhauladhar ranges, the lovely Dal lake, Kangda fort, snow-capped hilltops and presence of Dalai Lama makes up for a perfect mix of frolic and spirituality. Don't forget to catch a game of cricket at the world's highest stadium while you're around.

10. Pachmarhi: The land of five caves

Pachmarhi: The land of five caves 

Pachmarhi is a popular tourist retreat. Tourists visit Pachmarhi throughout the year. There are lots of hotel mostly situated near the market. Only few cottages and resort and mp tourism hotels are situated in the peaceful location of pachmarhi 2 or 3 km away from bus stand.

Pachmarhi has a lot of cave paintings in the forests, some of which have been estimated to be as much as 10,000 years old. Shown in the picture is the garden at the base of a tourist attraction called Pandava Caves. 

The caves are Buddhist in origin but the name persists. The place has rich timber reserves including teak, but being a part of a reserve no new construction or felling of trees is allowed. Having a rich and rare flora as well as fauna, Pachmarhi needs central and state government approval for any new construction outside the town area.

It is known as Queen of Satpura. It is beautifully embellished by nature and history. There are too many places to visit in Pachmarhi. Pandava caves are known for its historic as well ancient Hindu mythological myths behind that.

Rajat Prapat waterfall, Bee fall and Duchess fall are three beautiful waterfalls that you should never miss to see. Dhoopgarh is the highest point in Satpura range in Madhya Pradesh known for its beautiful sunrise and sunset point.


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