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20 Best Places to Visit in India for a Summer Vacation
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on January 11, 2022 Share on

20 Best Places to Visit in India for Summer Vacation 2022!

India has plenty of gem destinations that are perfect for a summer vacation. Despite the warm and hot summer in most of the part, there are still many places with wonderful weather, views and fun. The difficult part is not to travel but to choose where to travel! So, here is the list of 20 places to visit in India for a summer vacation. Be it a solo trip or a getaway with friends and family, plan and experience some unforgettable memories!

20 Best Places to Visit in India for Summer Vacation are –

  1. Kasol
  2. Auli
  3. Darjeeling
  4. Gangtok
  5. Manali
  6. Mysore
  7. Ranikhet
  8. Cherrapunji
  9. Kodaikanal
  10. Jaipur
  11. Mussoorie
  12. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  13. Mahabaleshwar
  14. Shillong
  15. Nainital
  16. Ooty
  17. Dharamshala
  18. Kashmir
  19. Pondicherry
  20. Kalimpong

1. Kasol

The place is truly a gem of Himachal Pradesh. It is a small town that is getting popular day by day! This place is perfect for adventure junkies as well as nature lovers! You can visit Gurudwara at Manikaran Sahib, have a peaceful picnic by the side of the Parvati River, visit Tosh village, and so much more!

Kasol, Places to Visit in India for Summer Vacation
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2. Auli

It is a perfect summer vacation destination and is famous for skiing! Explore the mesmerising sight of the spectacular Himalayas. This place also offers the Auli ropeway, which will surely give you the best seat and picturesque views down below!

Also read – Tirthan Valley – The untouched gem of Himachal Pradesh

3. Darjeeling

Darjeeling is situated amongst the beautiful Himalayas equals wonderful views and a lot of fun! This hill station has lots to offer such as the famous toy train ride, bustling Chowrasta, strolls on the beautiful roads, tasty local food and so on!

4. Gangtok

This place embraces the modern lifestyle as well as keeps the traditions ignited! You can visit the Rumtek Monastery, the Nathu La Pass, explore the local cuisines, and participate in thrilling adventures like rafting on the Teesta. This hill station vacation will give you peace, serenity and fun!

gangtok, Places to Visit in India for Summer Vacation
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5. Manali

A common destination name that pops in every mind when you think to have a fantastic summer holiday vacation! The glittering waters of River Beas, majestic mountain views, delicious local food, magnificent Rohtang Pass, the Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, the Himalayan National Park and many adventure sports like rafting, trekking and camping are waiting for you at Manali. 

Also read – Mesmerizing Weekend in Manali – 1 night 2 days itinerary

6. Mysore

Mysore is a majestic place where you will learn about the culture and values! The famous and must-visit tourist spots in Mysore are the Mysore Palace, the Brindavan Gardens, the Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, you just can’t miss these places! And of course, don’t forget to have the world-famous Mysore Pak (an Indian sweet) on your trip to Mysore.

7. Ranikhet

Ranikhet is all about holy shrines, breathtaking nature, and peace! This not so famous town in Uttrakhand is slowly gaining popularity. Most people love to visit the Jhula Devi temple and the Bhalu Dam in this magnificent town! This is one of the places to visit in India for summer vacation and have a great time!

ranikhet, Places to Visit in India for Summer Vacation
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8. Cherrapunji

Rain, misty clouds, waterfalls and aesthetic vibes. If you are looking for all of this in one destination for this summer vacation then Cherrapunji will be the perfect choice for you! In the summertime, you can visit one of the cold-water springs or waterfalls and spend some quality time with your loved ones! Major attractions at Cherrapunji are the Nohkalikai Falls, Khasi Monoliths, and the Krem Mawmluh cave.

Also read – Things to do in Cherrapunji for an Unforgettable Vacation

9. Kodaikanal

For a perfect summer retreat, plan your visit to this amazing place in Tamil Nadu – Kodaikanal! This place can be described as forests, lakes, waterfalls which results in magnificent views, magical moments and serenity. You can visit the Kodaikanal Lake, Shenbaganur Museum, and Bryant Park. 

10. Jaipur

The Pink city is a perfect amalgamation of modern India and ancient India! The place is rich in history and you can explore the local culture of the city reflecting within its food, clothes, monuments and of course people! The major attractions of Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amber Palace, Nahargarh Fort and so on!

jaipur
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11. Mussoorie

The hill station, Mussoorie, will offer you cool weather even in summer because it stands tall at 7000 feet. You can participate in the trek at the Cloud’s End which will give you stunning views, go boating on the Mussoorie Lake or visit the local market and eat tasty local food or buy great souvenirs.

Also read – Things to do in Mussoorie for a wholesome Uttarakhand holiday

12. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands provide ample opportunities for tourists to have a good time. You can visit Havelock Island, Ross Island, or North Bay Island, and there are many more options. Participate in fun and thrilling water sports activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, scuba-diving and sea-walking.

13. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a famous hill station in Maharashtra. This place is well known for lush greenery, forests and ravishing views! You can visit Elephant’s Head Point, Venna Lake and Lingamala Falls and make some good memories.

mahabaleshwar
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14. Shillong

The Northeast is filled with some of the best places to visit in summer and one of those is Shillong. It is also referred to as the ‘Scotland of the East, where you can explore the Shillong Peak, the Elephant Falls, and the Living root bridge. This majestic place also offers wonderful activities such as trekking, camping, and even waterfall rappelling.

Also read – Shillong Tourism – Explore and get enchanted in the land of clouds

15. Nainital

Surrounded by rolling hills, lush greenery and several lakes, Nainital is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand. It is a great summer holiday destination with its old-town charms. Major attractions of this place are Nainital Lake, the Naina Peak, and the High Altitude Zoo.

16. Ooty

Ooty is in the southern part of the country and can be your prime spot for summer vacation! It is a very popular destination and perfect for all nature lovers. You can bask on a boat and have a peaceful ride on Ooty lake, enjoy a beautiful sunset from Doddabetta Peak, or ride on the Nilgiri Railways. 

ooty
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17. Dharamshala

For spiritual calmness and serene vibes, Dharamshala is the destination you are looking for. You will witness the Tibetian influence on the architecture and culture of the city. Apart from all of this, you can engage yourself in thrilling activities like trekking, camping, and paragliding. 

Also read – Mountains Calling! Top 11 – Best places to visit near Dharamshala

18. Kashmir

To have a true experience of heaven, visit Kashmir! As a tourist, you can fulfil all of your wishes here. Have a ride on a houseboat or take a Shikara ride on the crystal Dal Lake. Click tons of pictures in the blooming valleys of tulips of Srinagar or have a cute little picnic. 

19. Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a place where you will find the remnants of French culture and Heritage in almost everything. You can go for a walk on the rock beach, relish your taste buds with French cuisine and delicacies and visit Auroville! You surely have got a perfect holiday destination for yourself!

pondicherry, Places to Visit in India for Summer Vacation
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20. Kalimpong

Maybe last on the list but the magnificent hill station in West Bengal is waiting for you to explore it! Explore the Pedong Monastery, the Tharpa Choling Monastery, trek to the Deolo Hill, engage in paragliding and bike through the quaint town.

Also read – Kalimpong Tour- The Ultimate Guide to this Paradise in Sikkim

Have I made it easy for you or now you want to travel to every destination and are lacking days? Hahaha no worries, choose a perfect destination for this summer vacation and wait no more. Pickyourtrail provides amazing travel packages made just for you! You can also customise your itinerary as you want and have a fun holiday!

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