Summers in India can be quite brutal. The scorching heat often makes you want to pull your hair. It is also the time when children in most states get a long vacation making it the best time for a family holiday. Mercifully, India is also blessed with a number of destinations where summer doesn’t really feel like summer. (ALSO SEE 10 places in India where summer actually feels like winter) The pleasant weather and amazing picturesque beauty of these places make them the best summer vacation spots in the country. There are a number of tour operators who offer fantastic summer holiday packages to these stunning locales. Here are 5 such amazing packages from Yatra for your summer vacation.
Duration: 6 nights
Cost: Starting Rs.40,899
Where you will stay: RK Sarovar Portico in Srinagar, Hotel Heevan in Pahalgam, Hotel Highlands Park in Gulmarg, Wangnoo Houseboats in Srinagar
Known as heaven on earth, Kashmir is the dream destination for many a vacationer. Its natural beauty surrounded by scenic hills and picturesque locales and landscapes make it an alluring summer holiday spot. On this trip, you will visit some of the local attractions in Srinagar, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashm-e-Shahi and Botanical Gardens. This will be followed by a visit to Sonmarg which will include a pony ride and culminate at the Thajiswas Glacier. You will also chec out the beautiful saffron fields in Pampore en route Pahalgam, which has earned the sobriqiet the Valley of Shepherds. Other attractions include the Avantipura Ruins and also some the best cricket bat factories in the area. And of cpurse, you will enjoy the Gondola ride in Gulmarg and a Shikhara ride in the Dal lake of Srinagar. DO SEE 5 best places to visit in Kashmir during winter
Ooty – Natural Splendors
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Cost: Starting Rs.8,499
Where you will stay: Hotel Gem Park in Ooty
Ooty is known as The Queen of Hill Stations for a reason. Its peaceful green surroundings as as mesmerizing as its colonial-style buildings, viewpoints and botanical gardens. You will be taking a tour to Doddabetta Peak to check out the spectacular views of the valley below. The Sim’s Park and Government Botanical Gardens are a delight for nature lovers. You will also go on an excursion to Ooty Lake and Dolphin’s Nose which are popular attractions of Ooty. CHECK OUT Top 10 forests of India that every nature lover must visit
Duration: 7 nights
Cost: Starting Rs.32,700
Where you will stay: Hotel Re Nam in Gangtok, Hotel Takura in Peling, Hotel Darjeeling Palace in Darjeeling
Northeast India is one of its lesser explored regions. If you are looking for a peaceful and rejuvenating vacation amidst a place which is not very crowded, then this is the trip for you. Sikkim’s snow-capped mountains and lush green surroundings will awe you. Darjeeling’s famous toy train and lovely tea estates are so refreshing that you will be ready to start a new life. Views of the majestic Khangchendzonga range in Pelling will leave you speechless. And then there is Gangtok and its monasteries, museums and historic sites which will complete your trip. Kalimpong, one of India’s offbeat gems is also home to vast tea estates which you would love to explore.
Corbett & Mussoorie : Wildlife to Scenic Hills
Duration: 4 nights
Cost: Starting at Rs 14,999
Where you will stay: Corbett View Resort in Corbett. The Perfect Hideout in Mussoorie
The north Indian state of Uttarakhand is an absolute marvel during summers. Not only are its lush green mountains and sprawling forests a treat for nature and wildlife lovers, its spiritual ambiance makes it a fantastic destination for the quiet and calm travelers too. The Corbett National Park, an abode to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, is one of Uttarakhand’s most precious holiday spots. A jeep safari in this beautiful park will get you to witness herds of wild elephants roaming around freely in their natural habitat and nearly 600 types of colourful birds. This will be followed by the cute, quaint hill station of Mussoorie which is famous amongst Indians as a prime summer holiday destination. The British charm and pleasant weather of this place will make you want to stay longer.
Summer Manali Volvo Package
Duration: 4 nights
Cost: Starting Rs.9,999
Where you will stay: Hotel Vintage in Manali
And what better place than Manali for a summer holiday with family? Perhaps India’s most popular summer spot. Its snow-clad peaks and green surroundings clubbed with its lovely weather make it a delight for families. It is easily accessible and has a number of activities for all kinds of travelers. Your tour will begin with a scenic drive from Delhi on a comfortable Volvo. As you take the picturesque route full of meandering roads surrounded by deodar trees, you will already be in Manali mode. Once you reach the hill station, you will check out famous attractions like the Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Village and Mall Road.You will also go on an excursion to the enchanting Rohtang Pass which is a must-visit. NOW SEE 10 things I learned on my Delhi-Manali road trip
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