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Top 5 Summer Travel Destinations in India

Whether it’s a family break, a get-together with friends, escape from the tedious corporate existence or a romantic trip, here is a compilation of the best travel destinations to help you choose and plan your destination. You can choose from beautiful snow-clad mountains, gorgeous sun-soaked beaches and off the beaten path tourist destinations for a perfect and memorable summer vacation.


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You know it as the “Paradise on Earth” and there is definitely a good reason for it. This popular tourist destination is known for its lofty white snowcapped mountains, quaint “shikaras”, beautiful apple orchards, and colorful flowers. Major Tourist Attractions: A trip to Kashmir is incomplete till you visit the beautiful Gulmarg also known as the “Meadow of Flowers”, Pahalgam, the “Valley of Shepherds” with its fresh flowing Lidder River and surrounding snow-capped hills, and Sonamarg (“Meadow of Gold”) which is famous for its Thajiwas Glacier.



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One of the most popular summer travel destinations in the country, Ooty was established by the British as a summer retreat. Nestled in the beautiful blue mountains of the Nilgiris, this magical place retains the charm of the colonial era with its pretty cottages, thatched roof churches and lush gardens. Major Tourist Attractions: Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Pykara Lake and Falls, Tiger Hill, Kalhatty Falls


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Darjeeling, also known as the “Queen of Hills” is arguably one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. Whether it is a toy train ride with the family, a trek up Tiger Hills to watch the beautiful sunrise or a thrilling ride on the Darjeeling-Rangit passenger cable car, this scenic tourist spot has something for every kind of traveler. Major Tourist Attractions: Tea Plantations, Tiger Hill, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park


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Looking for a unique and offbeat tourist destination? Head to Leh-Ladakh, the enchanted land with pristine valleys and soaring mountains that make it an exceptional destination for adventure lovers. Major Tourist Attractions: Leh Palace, Tsemo Fort, Shanti Stupa, Pangong Lake, Hemis Monastery, Tso Moriri Lake, Thikse Monastery and Nubra Valley.

Andaman Islands

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Snow white beaches, lovely opaque emerald waters with marine life and surrounded by mangrove forests, the Andaman Islands is a tropical paradise that is a must-visit for beach lovers. Major Tourist Attractions: Neil Island, Cellular Jail National Memorial, Ross Island, Havelock Island Planning your vacation to one of these amazing destinations? Don’t forget to get travel insurance to ensure a worry-free, enjoyable vacation.

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Published on:15 Apr, 2015

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6 thoughts on “Top 5 Summer Travel Destinations in India

  1. Sangeetha

    Thanks for submitting such a knowledgeable blog about the summer travel destinations of India. From my view Kodaikanal, Munnar, Shillong is also the favorite summer destinations.


  2. steve

    How about mentioning Shillong.we have beautiful landscapes,tea garden certified organic green tea,natural water falls,natural caves, botanical garden,the biggest cathedral church in the north east,lakes,great shopping destination,local handlooms to choose from various clan that’s what I call a perfect tourist destination. common think Shillong think Ri-Khasi(Khasi land).


    • Aniruddha

      I totally agree wid Steve that all North eastern places are beautiful. Especially Shillong … Luvv to knw more and want to explore the culture of our Indian brethren.

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