4 Top destinations to visit in India this summer

In the scorching heat of summer, lets renounce the daily mental stress, fatigue and work routine for seeking bliss in the arms of some mesmerising “cool” destinations by the cultivation of natural provisions and planning the tour with your dear ones. Here are a few such places and how to reach there and enjoy your summer.

1 GULMARG

Golf course at Gulmarg

One of the beautiful tourist spot in Kashmir, Gulmarg means the valley of flowers as it houses some of the rarest and magnificent blooms of flowers all year round, providing a blissful experience along with other natural treasures. It is known for its calm and serene surroundings that is encapsulated with pine trees and distant picturesque view of snow capped peaks, thus providing an enthralling travel experience amidst the mighty Himalayas .

HOW TO REACH

A flight to Srinagar airport and then a 52km car or a bus journey to Gulmarg.

WHERE TO STAY

The state tourism development corporation provides pre booked huts and bunglows at the rate of INR 1800 for two rooms. Apart from that many hotels and holiday resorts are also available.

NOT TO MISS

Gulmarg trip is incomplete without a visit to the world’s highest (2730 metres) Golf Course which holds golf tournaments in summer. Apart from that a visit to the century old St.Mary’s Church, Rani mandir and Maharaja Palace is also a must. Tourist can enjoy ropeway and horse rides to Khilanmarg where nature is found to get submerged in all its forms.

2 OOTY

A Serpentine road in Ooty

Southern India’s one of the famous summer tourist destinations, Ooty is situated at an height of 4000 feet in the lap of Nilgiri hills. It attracts human vision to its carpeted hills of Tea gardens, coconut trees and curry leaves.

HOW TO REACH

An express train to Chennai, from there Nilgiri Express is taken to reach Coimbatore and then a 100km bus ride to Ooty.

WHERE TO STAY

Ooty has innumerable hotels and resorts hence finding a shelter at suitable price would not be a tough job.

NOT TO MISS

Dodabetta, the highest peak of the Nilgiri range is situated at a distance of 10km. The view point provides the tourists with telescopic view of the surrounding. The most enthralling experience that can be gathered in Ooty is an adventurous ride in the Toy Train amidst the dense tropical forest. The Paikara Lake gives a mesmerising cool view of nature. The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National park also attracts tourist.The Ooty Botanical Garden preserves some rare species of plants and trees and organises a flower show every May. A lot can be known about the life and culture of the ancient tribes of Tamil Nadu from the Government Museum. Ooty is famous for its tea, coffee, herbs, spices and aromatic oils and hence can give great shopping experience as well.

3 MUNNAR

A way to Munnar

Situated in the heart of Kerala, along the foothills of the Western Ghats, Munnar is a cool summer destination of immense historical importance. The Scottish and Portuguese sailors established the culture of this tourist spot. It houses Southern India’s highest mountain peak, The Anaimudi.Munnar is also known for its flourishing tea gardens.

HOW TO REACH

At first tourist need to reach Ennakulam by train or flight and then its a 130km road journey.

WHERE TO STAY

Apart from Kerala tourism hotels , Munnar has many hotels and resorts.

NOT TO MISS

Munnar gives the tourists to gain live tea processing experience. Mudrapujha, Nallathali and Kundala are the three major rivers flowing across the city. Pothamedu, situated at a distance of 6km has many cardamom gardens. The Madupatti lake provides boating experience.The hilly calmness can be obtained in Debikullam Sitadevi lake. Apart from this some mouth watering delicacies can be enjoyed at any local restaurants, not to miss the tea and coffee. The local food has a blend of Indian as well as Portuguese spices and flavours.

4 BOMDILLA

Tourists rafting in kameng river

Situated in Arunachal Pradesh, this land of snow capped mountains is known for its pan-chromatic view and appraisals.

HOW TO REACH

The nearest air port is Tejpur, situated 120km away with provisions of 7 hours journey by jeep and buses carrying tourists through smooth serpentine hilly roads amidst dense forests of utmost lush greenery. This very route gives a glimpse of the Kameng river and not to forget certain ”beauty spots” like the famous Tenga Valley.

WHERE TO STAY

Tourists can enjoy their pleasant stay in wooden villas and bunglows amidst the nature thus having and picturesque view of the surrounding. Certain hotels and guest houses are also available at varied rates.

NOT TO MISS

At Taiwang, tourists are not to miss the ancient Lower Monastery adorned with Tibetian engravings and sculptures. Apart from that the Bomdilla Pass gives a view of the Indo-China border, the McMahan Line. The Cultural Museum houses ancient assets and heritages. The entire region has many apple trees and women can have a shopping spree of some beautiful handicrafts made by the Manpa and Akaa tribes.

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