Summers are upon us all but apart from some hill stations, summers in India can get pretty intolerable! Though the second coldest inhabited place on earth is located in India, winters in most regions are not as severe. And if winters aren’t cold, you can imagine what the summers in most places is like! However, if you’re keen on traveling to an extremely cold place, then we have the best suggestions for you. From countries in Asia and Europe to some in the Americas, these 10 nations are colder right now than winters in most parts of India. Also Read - No Mask, no Fuel: Petrol Pumps in Odisha Launch New Rule to Contain COVID-19 Spread

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1. Russia

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Right now,the average temperature in Russia is between 10ºC and 14ºC. Oymyakon, a village in Russia is the coldest inhabited place on earth. Russia is the biggest country on the planet and there are several places you can visit here like Moscow, St Petersburg and Vladivostok among many others. Also Read - Unnecessary 'Parallel Governance': Shiv Sena Slams Governor Koshyari's Review Meeting



2. Estonia

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Photograph courtesy: Neil Howard/Creative Commons

Estonia’s temperature is approximately 12ºC on any given summer day. Mumbai rarely has a winter morning temperature as low as 12ºC, right! Places like Tallinn, Narva, Taru and Saaremaa are some of the tourist favorites in Estonia.

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3. Mongolia

Photograph courtesy: Bernd Thaller

Photograph courtesy: Bernd Thaller

Ulaanbaatar, Khovsgol Nur and Ondorkhan are some of the places you can visit in Mongolia. While a lot of places remain closed for tourist through the winters, the best time for a visit is from May to October. It’s probably going to be far more pleasant with an average temperature of 14ºC in May than cities like Delhi, Chennai or Mumbai.

4. Finland

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Photograph courtesy: Mariano Mantel/Creative Commons

Finland has a nice weather, green pastures, hills and valleys, what else do you need to get away from the cruel summers in India, right! The approximate temperature in most places is close to 12ºC. Places like Suomenlinna, Helsinki and Seurasaari are some among the many places to visit in Finland.

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5. Canada

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Photograph courtesy: Lilly Bzh/Creative Commons

Though a lot of places in Canada aren’t as cold as some others, a lot of destinations in Canada have an average temperature of 10ºC. Places like Quebec, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa are some of the cool destinations in Canada.

6. Iceland

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Photograph courtesy: Aigle Dore/Creative Commons

Iceland has an average temperature of 7ºC in May! Can you imagine getting away from an average f 35ºC in India to some place so cool? While in Iceland, these are the places you must visit: Reykjavik, Gulfoss, Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan.

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7. Kazakhstan

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Photograph courtesy: Mariusz Kluzkiak/Creative Commons

The average temperature in most places in Kazakhstan is 14ºC. This central Asian country is over 80% landlocked and is surrounded by tall mountains. Places like Almaty, Medeu and Bayterek are some of the top tourist destinations in Kazakhstan.

8. Ukraine

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Photograph courtesy: Elena Penkova/Creative Commons

Places like Pripyat, Kiev, Lviv and Yalta are some of the most interesting destinations in Ukraine. The average temperature of Ukraine is around 15ºC. It’s a unique and offbeat destination for a summer vacation.

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9. Norway

With a sunny day in May not crossing 11ºC, there’s no reason why Norway must not be on your list of destinations to visit in May. Geirangerfjord, Bryggen, Oslofjord and Floyen are some of the best destinations to explore in Norway.

10. Greenland

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Grenland is one of the least polluted places on earth. The average temperature of this Arctic destination never exceeds 12ºC. Places like Nuuk , Illulissat, Sisimiut and Kulusuk are among the places you must visit in Greenland.

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