Summers in India can be rough. metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai bear the brutal brunt of the sun during the months of May to July. Even the monsoons are not particularly cool with several days of high temperatures. During this period, people look towards the northern part of India for respite from the heat. The state of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are home to several hill stations which are absolutely splendid during the summer season.(ALSO SEE 5 Reasons to Visit Kheerganga in May 2018) In case you are looking for summer holiday spots for this summer, here are the best places in Uttarakhand for a getaway.

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand

Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand

Perhaps one of the most iconic wildlife places in the country, Jim Corbett National Park is worth visiting for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife. A safari here is a thrilling experience while staying amidst the quiet forest is an equally rejuvenating experience.

Almora

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Surrounded by snow-clad peaks and lush green fields, ALmora is a delight for anyone who like mountains and spectacular views. Weather in May is perfect for sight-seeing and nearby places like the Binsar Wildlife sanctuary offer great experiences. CHECK OUT Best tourist places near Mumbai in summer

Uttarkashi

Photograph Courtesy: Atarax42/Wikimedia Commons

Photograph Courtesy: Atarax42/Wikimedia Commons

Uttarkashi is one of the most popular regions of Uttarakhand. Known for its enchanting greenery and salubrious summer weather, Uttarkashi has loads to do for all kinds of tourists. The famous Kashi Vishwanath temple holds great significance for Hindu devotees. The Gangotri glacier is an absolute gem for nature lovers and the Dayara Bugyal trek a dream for trekkers.

Auli

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One of India’s prime skiing destinations, Auli is known for its rolling white slopes. Combined with the surrounding coniferous and oak forests, these white slopes form stunning landscapes. Just north of Auli are other prominent Uttarakhand attractions like the Badrinath temple and the popular Valley of Flowers trek.

Valley of Flowers National Park

Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand

If you are familiar with Uttarakhand, then you certainly have heard of this famous attraction of the north Indian state. Known for its variety of endemic alpine flowers, the Valley of Flowers transports you to a world which seems like paradise compared to anywhere else in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers is a delight for nature lovers and trekkers alike. The diverse flora and fauna of this region make your trip totally worth the effort.

So, take your pick from one of these places in Uttarakhand and enjoy a memorable summer vacation.