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Top Destinations To Spend Your Summer Vacation

Updated on May 26, 2011

Summer Vacation in India

India is an ideal destination to spend your summer vacations. It consists of many beautiful and diverse terrains suited to different tastes depending on whether you desire adventure, the beaches, the scenery or a peaceful romantic vacation. There is a vast diversity in culture, dressing style, food habits in different parts of India and exploring these different cultures is an exciting way to spend your summer. Here are some of the top locations which you could consider vacationing in:-

1. Summer Vacation in GOA Beaches:

Goa is the smallest state in India and consists largely of beaches like the famous Dona Paula and the Miramar beach. There is also the church known as Born Jesus Basilica which consists of the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier which is therefore considered as a world heritage site. You will also find numerous forts in Goa such as Aguda and the Corjuem. There are a lot of resorts and hotels of various ratings and the sea food here is definitely worth a try.

2. Summer Vacation in Kodaikanal Hill Station:

It is a beautiful hill station in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. Many people flock to these places during the summer because of its cold climate compared to the high temperatures in the plains. It is an ideal place for a romantic honeymoon consisting of a star shaped Kodaikanal lake where you can do boating or go cycling around the lake. The other places to visit are

  • Coaker’s walk
  • Bear Shola falls
  • Bryant Park 
  • Silver cascade waterfalls.

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Dona Paula, Panaji, Goa, India
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B markerAguda goa -
Fort Aguada Rd, Arpora, Calangute, Goa, India
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C markerCorjuem. -
Corjuem, Goa, India
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3. Pilgrimage To Mahabaleshwar :


Mahabaleshwar is located in the state of Maharashtra and is a popular destination for holiday goers and also an important pilgrimage site for the Hindus because of the Mahabaleshwar temple. Venna Lake is a major tourist point. This place is also famous for its fresh strawberries and one can visit strawberry farms and enjoy the fresh fruit. Panchgani is also a nearby place which also has many sites such as the ‘Table-land’ from where the views are amazing.


4. Manali Hill Station :Hot Spot for Honeymoon Couples:

This hill station is commonly known as Kullu Manali, as it is located in the Kullu valley in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh. The temperatures reach really low during winters and snowfall can be expected. You can enjoy the adventurous activities like skiing, trekking, kayaking etc. It is also famous for its Buddhist monasteries and an important hot spot for the honeymooners.

5. Munnar Hill Station:

Munnar is located in the Idukki district in the southern state of Kerala. The most predominant scenery you will notice in this high range area is the tea plantations. Although recognized as a tourist spot only in the early 90’s, this place is a top spot to spend your summer vacation because of its cool climate and scenic beauty. You can also visit Rajmalai National park where you can see the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr.

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A markerKodaikanal -
kodaikanal, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
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B markerMahabaleshwar -
Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra, India
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C markergoa -
Goa, India
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D markerManali -
Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India
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E markerMunnar -
Munnar, Kerala 685612, India
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F markerCoorg: -
Coorg, Karnataka, India
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G markerShillong -
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
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H markerGulmarg -
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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I markerTawang -
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
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J markerHavelock Islands -
Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
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6. Coorg: Summer Tourist Centre

While Munnar is known for its tea plantations, Coorg located in the state of karnataka is famous for its coffee estates. There are many other places of tourist attractions such as the Talakaveri, where the river Kaveri originates; beautiful Abbey falls; Dubare elephant capturing and training camp by the forest department; and the Nagarhole national park and wildlife resort. It is easily accessible by rail from Mysore and the nearest airport is the Mangalore International airport.


7. Summer Vacation in Shillong

It is the capital of the North eastern state of Meghalaya. Shillong is well connected by roads to all the major North eastern cities and some of the top tourist spots include the Wards lake located right at the heart of shilling; the Lady Hydari park cum mini-zoo with some exotic species of animals, Shillong peak providing a splendid view of Shillong and last but not the least the Shillong golf course which is of the largest natural golf courses in Asia.

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8. Gulmarg Hill Stations:

Gulmarg is a hill station in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an area of high security and the time taken to reach the destination can be delayed due to security checks. The population is very low and there are attractive ropeway ferries available here. It has the highest and longest cable cars known as the Gulmarg Gondola.

Skiing is a major sport here and there is a few places of religious importance here as well.

9. Tawang Buddhist Monastery :


Tawang is a district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The major attraction here is the Tawang Monastery which is the largest Buddhist monastery in India. In addition to the monastery there is a Handicrafts center which promotes the small scale industries for local hand-made crafts.The Sela Top Pass nearby to Tawang is a place that rises steeply and has snowfall almost though out the year.

10. Havelock Islands:

These islands are the largest of islands in the consisting of the Ritchie Archipelago in the Andaman Islands. These islands are most popular for their beaches and one of the most famous beaches is the ‘Radha Nagar’ Beach .Other beaches include the Vijaynagar beach and the Elephant beach. There are also some uninhabited islands in the Havelock islands.

It is definitely worth the money to spend your summer vacations in the above mentioned locations explore and delve deeper into the beauty of nature in these places. It will provide you with all the leisure and relaxation which you hoped for from the daily hectic schedules of life.

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      LensMan999 5 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi joshmeth88,

      Nice to know about Leh Ladakh. I will surely visit the place during summer. Thanks for commenting.

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