Summers have approached and it becomes a necessity to take a break from scorching heat and inland City’s life. You need to relax and take a peaceful vacation. These places are perfect for either a solo trip or for a family vacation.

If you are searching for a place uncharted, then this blog will help you in knowing new places for your summer getaway.

Every Summertime has its own story. Create yours at these ravishing destinations. 

1. Kalimpong

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If you want a less crowded place to spend your vacation, then Kalimpong is for you. The presence of monasteries and churches makes the ambience peaceful and soothing. Kalimpong is located in the northern region of West Bengal and is adjacent to Sikkim and Teesta River.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time visit this place is Summers and October as the place hosts a great annual flower festival.

Places to Visit:

There are many Gompas and Monasteries but these three are the main ones which you shouldn’t miss

  • the Tharpa Choeling Gompa,
  • the Tongsa Gompa and
  • Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa

Apart from this, you can also visit

  • Zang Dhok Palri Phodang,
  • Tsonga Gompa, Morgan House,
  • Dr Graham’s McFarlen church home,
  • Hanuman Tok and Science City

Things To Do:

rafting
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  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Paragliding
  • White water Rafting

How To Reach: 

By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport (79 km from Kalimpong)

By Train: Siliguri is the nearest railhead (77 km from Kalimpong)

Ideal Duration: 3- 4 days

Yercaud:

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Located at a height of 1515 metres from the splendid Shevaroy Hills in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a tranquil and scenic hill station. If you are planning a tour in Karnataka, include this mesmerizing place in your package. Yercaud is one of the top hill stations to visit near Bangalore and is surrounded by spice, orange groves and coffee plantations. The place has derived its name from the Yercaud lake that is located in its centre.

Best Time to Visit: October to June

Places to visit:

Kiliyur Falls
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  • Go on a Hike to Kiliyur Falls and witness the majestic view and take a soothing bath.
  • Gaze the beauty of Yercaud lake or sail in the water
  • Take refreshing walks on the aesthetic hills
  • Visit the Emerald Lake, Anna Park, Lady’s Seat, Shevaroy Temple, Small Lake, Bear’s Point, Pagoda Point and the Botanical Garden.
  • Visit the Guava, cardamom, black pepper, jackfruit plantations.

Things to do:

  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Taking walks
  • Trekking
  • Attend the Summer festival in May which has a 10-day flower exhibition, dog show and boating races.

How to Reach:

By Air: Closest Airport is Coimbatore Airport which is located at a distance of 185 km.

By Train: Closest railhead is Salem Junction which is at 31 km.

Ideal Duration: 2-3 days

3. Tawang

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Via: Goibibo

Also pronounced as Dawang, this is the birthplace of Dalai Lama and therefore it is famous for it’s beautiful and peaceful monasteries. The 17th-century monasteries and the iconic view have been stealing the hearts of the tourists since a very long time. The pleasant weather and warm hospitality of the people are the two main reasons to visit this surreal place.

Best Time to Visit: Summers is the best time to visit.

Places to visit:

Tawang war memorial
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  • Tawang Monastery
  • Sela Pass
  • Madhuri Lake
  • Nuranang Falls
  • Tawang War Memorial
  • Gorichen Peak

Things To Do:

  • Glance the surreal mountains
  • Visit Orchid and Tipid Sanctuaries
  • Enjoy the delicious Tawang cuisine

How to Reach:

By Air: The Nearest airport is Salonibari Airport at a distance of 315 km.

By Train: The Nearest railhead is Tezpur station, 385 km away.

Ideal Duration: 7-9 days

Also Read: Top 10 Summer & Spring Festivals In India To Witness In 2019

 

4. Ziro

ziro
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Ziro is a tribal unique picturesque town in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a paradise for peace seekers because of its quietude and tranquillity. The ardent valleys and the alluring view from this place are captivating. The temperature is soothing all throughout the year.

Best Time to Visit: All throughout the year

Places to visit:

rice farming
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  • Kile Pakho
  • Meghna Cave Temple
  • Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dolo Mando Trekking
  • Tarin Fish Farm – Paddy Cultivation

Things To Do:

  • Trekking
  • Visit the Pine Hills and Rice fields
  • Temple and Cave visit

How to Reach:

By Air: Nearest Airport is Tezpur, 280 km away

By Train: Nearest railhead is Lakhimpur

By Road: Road trip from Ziro to Guwahati 450 km.

Ideal Duration: 7-8 days

5. Almora

Almora
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The sprawling town of Almora is in the Himalayan ranges near Nainital. Almora is a horseshoe-shaped hill station which boasts of pre- British heritage. Famous for its delectable cuisine, magnificent wildlife, distinctive handicraft. Almora promises its tourists an unforgettable experience.

Best Time to Visit: During the summers.

Places to visit:

almora-kasar-devi-temple
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  • Jogeshwar
  • Lakhudiyar cave
  • Katarmal Sun Temple
  • Zero Point Kasar Devi
  • Chitai Temple

Things To Do:

  • Trek on the Himalayan treks
  • Shop at Thana Bazar
  • Enjoy the view from Bight End Corner
  • Picnic at Kalimath

How to Reach:

By Air: Nearest Airport is Pantnagar, 125 km away.

By Train: Nearest railhead Kathgodham, 81 km away.

Ideal Duration: 3-4 days

6. Majuli

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Majuli is the largest river island in the world located on the waters of Brahmaputra.  also known as the cradle of Assam civilization, this place is 2 km from Jorhat city. The island is pollution free and pristine place to spend your vacation. Due to the tribal inhabitants and it’s culture this place is very much loved among the tourists.

Best Time to Visit: July- March

Best Places to visit:

Majuli
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  • Dakhinpat Satra
  • Tengapania
  • Garmur
  • Auniata Satra
  • Kamalbari Satra

Things To Do:

raas festival
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  • Enjoy the town’s main festival Raas
  • Explore the rich culture and the preserved heritage of Majuli.

How to Reach:

By Air: Rowriah is the nearest airport 25 km.

By Train: Jorhat town is the nearest railhead 28 km.

Ideal Duration: 2-3 days

7. Pahalgam 

betaab valley
Via: Goibibo                                                                                                                                              Betaab Valley

The untouched natural beauty is a hill station in the northeastern state of Jammu and Kashmir. is a feast to eyes and senses. The little houses, saffron farms, alluring mountains and lush greenery all around, this place will surely take your heart.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Places to visit:

Mamleshwar-Temple-
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  • Betaab Valley
  • Lidder River
  • Chandanwari
  • Mamaleshwara temple
  • Kolahoi glacier
  • Aru Valley

Things To Do:

  • Golfing at Pahalgam Golf Club
  • Rafting
  • Trout Fishing
  • Baisaran on Pony
  • Shopping at the local markets

How to Reach:

By Air: Srinagar is the nearest Airport, 92 km away.

By Train: Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead, 283 km away.

Ideal Duration: 2-3 days.

Escape the harsh sunlight and move to these natural paradises and make this summer memory imperishable.