In India, the summer season starts from February and lasts till May and the heat in some parts of India can be extreme and hard to bear. In such hot weather, all you may crave for is to go to a cool place, right? So, here we suggest a few beautiful places to spend a cool summer vacation
Summer is the hottest season of the year. But, for children it is a fun time as they get holiday from school for about 45-60 days. And, for many families in India, it is the time when they go for a family vacation to the coolest parts of the country. India, has a diverse topography and it is naturally blessed with several hilly regions where the climate is pleasant during the summers and therefore are a most preferred holiday destination for many.
Let us look at some of the best places in India that you can visit during the summer –
One of the most beautiful hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is located in the Palani hills about 7200 metres above sea level. Surrounded by lush green, and beautiful grasslands, waterfalls and meadows, it is a perfect spot to chill your heels during the summers.
Apart from the pleasant weather, the peaceful surroundings give you the much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city and lets you relax and enjoy to the fullest. The closest airport is the Madurai airport and the nearest railway station is the Palani station.
If you are travelling by flight, it is better to book your ticket about 40-60 days in advance. Many affordable airlines run regular flights to Madurai and you would have better chances of getting cheap domestic flights in India.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Located in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the seven union territories of India. If your idea of a summer holiday is relaxing on a hammock by the beach, this is your ideal holiday destination.
With a beautiful surrounding at every turn, and plenty of sporting and leisurely activities to indulge in, you can be sure to have a good time with your family in the Andamans. But, remember, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a popular tourist destination and tourists from all over the world visit the island. So, it is better to do your hotel and other bookings well in advance to avoid any last-minute hassles.
Nestled in the Aravalli ranges, Mount Abu is a popular hill station in Rajasthan. Popularly known as the ‘oasis in the desert,’ Mount Abu is a wonderful place to spend your summer vacation amidst lush greenery, waterfalls, rivers and lakes.
The hill station attracts thousands of tourists all year around, and particularly during the summer as people come here to relax and get away from the summer heat. There are plenty of places to visit nearby like the Guru Shikhar, Nakki Lake, Achalgarh Fort, Crocodile Park, etc.
A popular weekend getaway for the people of Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is known for its pleasant weather, beautiful valleys and majestic peaks. Located in the Western Ghats, the place attracts plenty of tourists who come here to cool off and enjoy munching on the fresh strawberries and other delicacies made from strawberry.
The best thing about this place is that it is one of the few holiday destinations that attracts tourists of all age groups. While the family vacation-goers come here to take their time off from the busy schedule and relax and rejuvenate, many youngsters visit the place to indulge in various adventurous activities like hiking.
So, there are many places in India where you can spend quality time with your family and friends during the summers and escape the scorching heat.