Wondering where to visit, during the summer holidays this year? Take your pick from the options that we have provided in this post.
We are fast approaching the spring of 2013, and summer would soon be upon us. Indian summers are generally characterized by searing temperatures and high humidity levels – never a very pleasant combination. How can you beat the heat, and make your summer vacation an occasion to savor? Simple! Visit any of the places listed below, and spend a literally ‘cool’ time:
Kodaikanal – This South Indian hill-station has considerable charms of its own, as an idyllic summer getaway. The temperatures remain pleasant, unlike most other locations in this part of the country. Kodaikanal also boasts of quite breathtaking views and natural beauties, living up to its billing as the ‘princess’ among the Indian hill-stations.
Coorg – There are plenty of good hotels and other accomodation options over here, where you can set up base – before setting out to check the local tourist hotspots. The orange plantations at Coorg present a soothing sight for all tourists; you should also check out the local coffee gardens. Give expression to your shopping instincts – by visiting the well-stacked marketplaces at Coorg too. Who said summer is one of the most stressful parts of the year in India?
Darjeeling – The first sight of the magnificent Kanchenjunga would automatically make you feel refreshed, if you indeed plan a trip to this North Bengal hill-station, in the summer of 2013. Right from the Tiger Hill and the Ghoom Monastery, to the enchanting botanical gardens and tea gardens – there is no dearth of places to visit at this lovely place. The toy-train and cable-car rides are also not something to be missed – while you are at Darjeeling. You won’t have much of a problem to find a luxurious accomodation option over here either, with the grand Windamere Hotel in Darjeeling standing proudly at the heart of Darjeeling.
Goa – No, the temperatures at Goa during summer is not even close to being as low as that at the Indian hill-stations – but that does not diminish the charms of this place as a summer destination in any way. You will have the time of your life on the exotic Goan beaches, while the relaxed way of life over here is likely to capture your fancy too. Satisfy your gastronomic cravings with the yummy seafood preparations and spicy dishes that are typical of the place.
Shimla – The Brits ruled over India for two centuries and a distinct English aura still lingers over this mesmerizing summer vacation destination. The local monuments and heritage buildings are also symbolic of a beautiful blend of Indian architectural mastery, and British styles. Several luxury resorts are present here as well, making Shimla one of the ideal places for an enjoyable family holiday.
Ooty – Visit Ooty during the summer of 2013, and witness the magical Blue mountains. Located in Tamil Nadu, the place has several other enchanting natural tourist attractions as well. The lush green vegetation that is typical of Ooty is relaxing for the eye as well as the mind, and you can also plan guided tours to the local tea gardens.
Manali, Nainital and Munnar are also highly popular summer holiday destinations in India. Visit any of these places, revel in the local scenic beauties and tourist attractions, and make the summer of 2013 really memorable.
So, where will you be going to, this summer?
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