Unveiling India’s Top Ten Summer Escapes: June-July Edition

Unveiling India's Top Ten Summer Escapes: June-July Edition

Unveiling India's Top Ten Summer Escapes: June-July Edition

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From the lofty peaks of the Himalayas to the sun-kissed beaches of the Andaman Islands, India boasts an array of destinations that promise to captivate the hearts of wanderlust souls. 

27th May 2024

By Payoshi Bisht 

From the lofty peaks of the Himalayas to the sun-kissed beaches of the Andaman Islands, India boasts an array of destinations that promise to captivate the hearts of wanderlust souls. Join us on a virtual journey as we unveil the top ten travel destinations in India for June and July, where every corner is adorned with tales of culture, adventure and tranquillity.

1. Leh-Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir:

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime amidst the rugged terrain of Leh-Ladakh. June and July mark the onset of summer, making it the perfect time to explore the breathtaking landscapes, including Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Magnetic Hill. Brace yourself for thrilling activities like trekking, river rafting and camping under the starlit sky.

2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Himalayas, Shimla exudes old-world charm and tranquillity. Beat the summer heat by strolling along the Mall Road, exploring colonial-era architecture and indulging in delectable Himachali cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride the historic toy train from Kalka to Shimla, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. Darjeeling, West Bengal:

Embrace the ethereal beauty of Darjeeling, known as the ‘Queen of the Hills.’ Sip on a cup of piping hot Darjeeling tea as you gaze upon the mesmerising sunrise from Tiger Hill. Explore the lush tea plantations, visit the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and embark on a joyous ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, fondly known as the ‘Toy Train.’

4. Goa:

Dive into a world of sun, sand and serenity in Goa, India’s favourite beach destination. June and July offer respite from the crowds, allowing you to enjoy the pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife and mouthwatering seafood to your heart’s content. Whether you seek solitude or adventure, Goa has something for everyone.

5. Coorg, Karnataka:

Escape to the picturesque hills of Coorg, often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India.’ Immerse yourself in the lush greenery of coffee plantations, trek through the mesmerising landscapes of Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and rejuvenate your senses with a visit to the majestic Abbey Falls. Coorg is the epitome of tranquillity, perfect for a summer retreat.

6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand:

Embark on a spiritual journey to the ‘Yoga Capital of the World,’ Rishikesh. Nestled on the banks of the holy Ganges River, Rishikesh offers a serene environment for yoga, meditation and soulful introspection. Indulge in thrilling activities like white-water rafting, bungee jumping and cliff jumping, or simply bask in the spiritual aura of this sacred town.

7. Munnar, Kerala:

Lose yourself in the emerald landscapes of Munnar, a paradise nestled in the Western Ghats. June and July adorn Munnar with a carpet of blooming Neelakurinji flowers, painting the hillsides in hues of blue. Explore the tea estates, embark on nature trails in Eravikulam National Park, and revel in the tranquillity of this enchanting hill station.

8. Manali, Himachal Pradesh:

Discover the enchanting beauty of Manali, nestled amidst snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. June and July offer a plethora of outdoor activities, including trekking, paragliding and mountain biking. Unwind amidst the natural hot springs of Vashisht and explore the ancient temples and monasteries dotting the landscape.

9. Andaman Islands:

Embark on a tropical odyssey to the Andaman Islands, where azure waters meet pristine beaches fringed with swaying palm trees. June and July offer ideal weather for snorkelling, scuba diving and exploring the vibrant marine life of the coral reefs. Unwind on the secluded beaches of Havelock Island, or delve into the rich history of Cellular Jail in Port Blair.

10. Jaipur, Rajasthan:

Step into a bygone era of opulence and grandeur in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Explore magnificent forts and palaces, including the iconic Amer Fort and City Palace, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and heritage of Rajasthan. Indulge in traditional Rajasthani cuisine, shop for exquisite handicrafts and witness the breathtaking sunset at Nahargarh Fort.