Summer vacation is a time for you to relax, unwind, and open yourself up to experiencing the beautiful sites around our country. You’ll have the perfect opportunity to take a break from your daily routine, and we want you to make the most out of it. So, pack your bags, put on your shade, and don’t forget the sunscreen as you embark on a journey to create memories of a lifetime. We’ve curated a list of places ideal for your summer getaway trip!
Top 10 Places For Your Next Summer Vacation
Nestled between the Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, Ladakh is a high-altitude desert known for its breathtaking landscapes. The stark beauty of Ladakh lies in its rugged mountains, pristine lakes, ancient monasteries, and deep valleys. You’ll find Tibetan Buddhism to be the most common influence in this region, and you’ll also witness their festivals, cuisine, and traditional architecture. Ladakh is ideal for a road trip as it is the home to one of the highest motorable passes in the world, which is perfect for a motorcycle expedition.
Places to visit- Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri, Hemis National Park, Zanskar Valley, Magnetic Hill, Lamayuru Monastery, Khardung La Pass, Spituk Gompa.
Shimla is a hill station that lies in the foothills of the Himalayas and is amongst the top places to visit in summer. Adventure enthusiasts can entertain themselves with recreational activities like trekking, mountain biking, and skiing. You’ll also come across apple orchards where you can pick some of the finest apples in India. Moreover, the town is enclosed by dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron, keeping Shimla’s natural beauty alive. Mall Road, Christ Church, and Shimla Toy Train are a few known landmarks here that you can cover in a day before heading back to your Treebo Hotel.
Places to visit- Mall Road, Kufri, The Ridge, Jakhu Temple, Shimla State Museum, Christ Church, Summer Hill, Tara Devi Temple, Annandale, Viceregal Lodge.
Darjeeling is a charming hill station with lush tea plantations and a rich cultural heritage. Your summer vacation experience will be elevated with the views of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, with snow-capped peaks and an ethereal landscape. Tourists can also opt to partake in the tea-making process, from plucking leaves to packaging the final product. The culture of Darjeeling is an authentic blend of Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan influences. The bustling streets, monasteries, and refreshing cafes will give you a much-needed break from the summer heat.
Places to visit- Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), Batasia Loop, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling Ropeway, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Ghoom Monastery, Observatory Hill.
If you want to soak in the summer vacation vibes and go home with a sun-kissed look, Goa is the place for you! The vibrant nightlife and Portuguese heritage make it quite distinct from other places as it is closer to European culture than Indian. Goa boasts crystal-clear beaches, water sports, and exquisite cathedrals. You can find some of the best seafood cuisines here, along with numerous clubs and pubs. The place serves both party animals and recluses alike and has risen to one of the most in-demand tourist places after the release of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ in the early 2000s.
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Places to visit- Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar Falls, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Chapora Fort, Dudhsagar Spice Plantations, Old Goa, Dona Paula.
The Western Ghats of Kerala are serene and enchanting, and one such place here is the Munnar hill station. The misty mountains and chill atmosphere are all you need for a relaxing summer vacation. You can spot elephants, tigers, and several endangered species of flora and fauna in its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Interact with the locals of the Muthuvan tribe to get a holistic experience of Munnar, which will also provide you with a glimpse into its colonial past. Thrill seekers can try out activities like camping and rock climbing here, between the lush valleys and mountains. One can also shop for souvenirs, clothes, and more at the local market to carry a piece of Munnar back home.
Places to visit- Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Tea Gardens, Top Station, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Attukad Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Blossom Hydel Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Coorg is an idyllic hill station situated in the Western ghats of Karnataka, where you’ll come across mesmerizing terrains, forests, and streams. The diverse species of birds, butterflies, and animals here are a sight to see. Coorg is known as the coffee lover’s paradise, and you can find several coffee plantations here, where you’ll be provided with a tour of the process from handpicking and pulping to roasting the beans. The aroma of these freshly brewed drinks, which will also be served to you at our Treebo hotel, will tantalize your senses. The Kodava people are the locals of these places, and they are friendly toward visitors from all regions.
Places to visit- Abbey Falls, Talakaveri, Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja’s Seat, Nagarhole National Park, Madikeri Fort, Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple), Iruppu Falls, Mandalpatti Viewpoint, Tadiandamol Peak.
Ooty is a picturesque hill station in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu and makes an ideal summer vacation spot due to its stunning landscapes, architectural charm, and plantations. The cool and pleasant climate, along with the rolling hills, create a relaxing ambiance. The Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, and Doddabetta Peak are some landmarks that represent the true enigma of this hill station. The cultural immersion and leisure activities are some of the best you can find across India, and Ooty also promises excellent accommodation services through our Treebo Hotels.
Places to visit- Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Rose Garden, Emerald Lake, Pykara Lake and Falls, Avalanche Lake, St. Stephen’s Church, Government Botanical Garden.
Manali is amongst the most pristine places to visit during your summer vacation, as the hill station that’s located in the heart of Kullu Valley is the peak of scenic beauty and heritage. The gurgling rivers, long-running forests, and sky-high peaks are the standout elements of this place. It is a paradise for people who want to try out paragliding, skiing, and other adventurous activities. The Vashisht Hot Springs is one of the famous hot springs here, which is known to have medicinal properties that can cure ailments. The retro bazaars sell unique handicrafts, jewelry, and woollens which you can take back as gifts for your loved ones. While you’re here, also visit the monasteries and temples, such as the Hidimba Devi Temple and the Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa.
Places to visit- Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Beas River, Jogini Falls, Vashisht Temple and Hot Springs, Old Manali, Tibetan Monastery, Manali Sanctuary, Great Himalayan National Park.
Rishikesh can be classified as a spiritual haven due to the townfolks who are deeply engaged in yogic traditions and their holy practices. Here, you can immerse yourself in a mystical aura and form a deep connection with the nature of Rishikesh. There are many yoga ashrams that stand proud in Rishikesh, where practitioners can learn different forms of yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Needless to say, there are multiple trails where you can trek and enjoy the view of waterfalls and lush greenery.
Places to visit- Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Parmarth Niketan, Triveni Ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Beatles Ashram (Chaurasi Kutia), Rajaji National Park, Shivpuri, Kunjapuri Temple, Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat.
Mussoorie is the pride of Uttarakhand, as the hill station offers majestic views of the Himalayas and verdant valleys. You’ll find panoramic viewpoints here as the Lal Tibba and Gun Hill, known for their cascading waterfalls; the architecture is a testament to Mussoorie’s colonial history and exuberates a timeless charm. The hill station is also more pocket-friendly than most places, with reasonable accommodation offered by Treebo Hotels. You must go to Mussoorie if you’re on a budget and want to enjoy your summer vacation without burning a hole in your pocket.
Places to visit- Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake, Camel’s Back Road, Jharipani Falls, Bhatta Falls, Cloud’s End, Company Garden, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary.
These are our top 10 recommendations, and now you’re well-informed about choosing places to visit this summer vacation. The best part? Treebo Hotels are available at all these places where you can enjoy a stay that fits your needs. So, wait no further; book your tickets and rooms before the summer ends.