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Top travel destinations for summer 2017

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As the sweltering summer approaches, everyone starts planning for those much-awaited summer trips, where they can escape from realty and create memories with their loved ones. This is the time which gives them a good opportunity to travel places that have little to do with constantly rising temperature. But planning a vacation in India is a challenging task as the incredible diversity of the country throws up a long list of names.

Be it a plan to visit beachfront luxury at some of the finest South Asian beaches, tea plantations or lush valleys overlooking the Himalayas, we are here to help you with your planning for this summer vacation. So are you ready to experience the perfect and the most memorable summer break this year? Here are your options! Choose from a list of top travel destinations where you can enjoy without dipping too far into your savings account.

Ladakh – Land of high passes


Fondly referred as “The land of high passes”, Ladakh is no more an unexplored destination in India when it comes to travel and spending summer vacations in North India. Visiting this high altitude cold desert is an experience worth remembering. Every summer, motorcyclists from India embark on adventurous trip to Ladakh by road. Manali – Leh highway is a favorite among thrill seekers, and if you are amongst the lot then you are good to go to this beautiful, unique and incredible mountainous terrain.

Kerala – God’s own country


With its palm fringed backwaters, picturesque hill stations, abundant wildlife and vibrant culture, Kerala is one of the 50 must see destinations of a lifetime, as listed by National Geographic. It is one of the few places that will give you a glimpse of paradise on earth. Lying amidst verdant Western Ghats, Wayanad is one of the most captivating hill towns of Kerala. Also known as ‘Green Paradise’, this is a place where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of lush green fields, thick forests and misty hills. Some other tourist attractions in Kerala include Chembra Peak, Chethalayam, Neelima, Pakshipathalam, Meenmutty waterfalls and Banasura Sagar Dam.

Meghalaya – The abode of clouds


If you have already visited North and South, then its time you move a little towards the North Eastern part of India; where you will witness the fresh mountain air and the clear blue sky. Meghalaya, also known as the abode of clouds is a beautiful place in North East that never fails to impress travel enthusiasts.

Talking about the beauty of Meghalaya, one can never miss out on Shillong. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations in this state. Shillong has all that a traveler requires for a perfect holiday i.e. picturesque surroundings and salubrious weather, to add on to the beauty of the hill station. A few places of interest in Shillong are, Elephant Falls, Shillong peak, Don Bosco Centers and State Museum. So make reservations for a perfect summer getaway now.

Mount Abu – An oasis in the desert

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Mount Abu enjoys the honor of being a lone hill station in Rajasthan, thus attracting a pretty handsome amount of tourists. Offering welcome respite from the otherwise scorching summer, Mount Abu becomes one of the popular places to visit in North-West India. The best time to visit this hill retreat for summer holidays is in the months of April and May, when you can enjoy the beauty of this place in true sense. There are myriad opportunities for all kind of travellers when it comes to things to do and places to visit in Mount Abu. Some important tourist attractions here are Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temples and Achalgarh Fort. So plan wisely and book your perfect trip to this amazing hill station in Rajasthan.

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Manali – Valley of the Gods


Nestled amidst the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar range of Himalayas, Manali offers spectacular views, gurgling water streams and an array of mountain adventure sports. It is one of the finest all season tourist destination because of the pleasant weather that can be seen throughout the year. If you are thinking of visiting Manali with your family, there are umpteen things that you can do here, like indulge in adventure activities, set on a trek or visit tourist attractions. Some of the religious places you can visit here are Hidimba Temple, Tibetan Monasteries and Manu & Vashist Temple.

Kashmir – The heaven on Earth


A list of destinations is never complete without the mention of four great tourist attractions in Kashmir i.e. Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Srinagar and Pahalgam. Every year, these places allure a huge number of tourists from all around the world. If you want to spend some leisure time with your family, these places will offer great value for your money. You can enjoy various adventure sports ranging from river rafting to angling and cable car ride.

Make the most of your summer vacations in 2017 and plan an interesting escape to any of the above suggested destinations in India.


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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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