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A Cool Treat To The Wandering Soul Within You- The Best Summer Tourist Destinations in India

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“It’s all about the journey, not the destination”, a very famous author Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, but maybe it’s about the destination as well.

When the sun takes the hottest of avatars and raises the temperature, the wandering souls within us crave soothing destinations. Explicitly, the weather-specific ones, look out for the perfect summer break destinations as soon as Summers arrive. In India, summers commence from mid-march till the end of June. This is the time when the kids enjoy their summer holidays and elders look out to get some fun-filled moments with them.

So let’s get started, and allow us to take you on a wintry journey of exploring the best summer tourist destinations in India.


Water next to the building with Taj Mahal in the background

Due to its natural charm and distinctive beauty, Manali tops our list. It is one of the most popular Summer tourist destinations in India and a perfect blend of serene nature with unlimited adventure.

How to get there

Airport Nearby: Bhuntar, 50 km away

Railway Station Nearby: Chandigarh, 291 km

Road travel: Delhi, 546 km

What to Explore

  • Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Manali Gompa, Van Vihar Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa monastery, etc
  • River rafting in Beas River
  • Trekking, paragliding, zorbing, quad biking in Solang Valley
  • Snow Playing at Rohtang Pass
  • Apple orchards, Bird sanctuaries having several migratory birds
  • Nearby town Kullu, Manikaran Gurudwara, Jogini Falls, Arjuna Gufa, Bhrigu Lake, and Vashisht Hot-Water Springs.


A close up of a church with Taj Mahal in the background

Situated in North-East India, Presided by the majestic Kanchenjunga, and surrounded by the emerald-green tea plantations, the hill town is perfect for a relaxing summer vacation.

How to get there

Airport Nearby: Siliguri, 69.9 km

Railway Station Nearby: Jalpaiguri, 71.3 km

What to Explore

  • Toy train ride to the town
  • Batasia Loop and Gorkha War Memorial
  • Magnificent Tea Gardens at Happy Valley Tea Estate
  • Sunrise view from the Tiger Hill
  • Peace Pagoda trek areas at Charlemont Hill
  • Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park


Kerala is a perfect summer destination filled with lush beauty and hence known as God’s own place.

How to get there

Airport Nearby: Kochi, 107 km

Railway Station Nearby: Ernakulam, 125 km

What to Explore

  • The scenic beauty of tea gardens.
  • Sightseeing at Chithirapuram, Devikulam, and Chinnakanal
  • Magnificient Kundala Lake, Echo Point, and Elephant Lake
  • Elephant safari at the famous Carmelagiri Elephant Park
  • Trek at Anamudi Peak and Echo point
  • Mountain biking and Shikara ride at Kundala Lake


Ladakh is every biker’s dream destination and is a beautiful natural portrait with contrasting blue lakes and sky. 

How to get there

Airport Nearby: Leh, 9 km

Railway Station Nearby: Jammu Tawi, 700 km

Road Travel: Either from Manali or Srinagar

What to Explore

  • Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, and Hemis National Park
  • Marvelous Hemis, Diksit montasaries
  • Amazing Photo stop at Khardung-La Pass, Magnetic hill, etc
  • River rafting on the River Indus
  • At Nubra Valley, riding the double-humped Bactrian camel
  • Explore nearby Leh city


Auli is known to be the most cooler place in India in the summers. It is famous for its snow-covered hills, trekking areas, and beautiful lakes.

How to get there

Airport Nearby: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, 280 km away

Railway Station Nearby: Haridwar, 285 km

Road Travel: Delhi, 500 km

What to Explore

  • Joshimath onboard ropeway drive
  • Trekking on Gorson and Kuari Pass.
  • Auli Artificial lake, Serene Chenab lake, and Nanda Devi National Park
  • Shopping at local markets


Hence we see, India is enriched with the coolest of places that are enough to soothe your wanderlust to the core in hot summers. You’ve got a treat of options. To boast, India is blessed with cool mountains, breezy hills, relaxing beaches, serene forest ranges, calm riversides, and much more for a perfect expedition in the summers.

Thus, be prepared this summer season to give your wandering soul, a cool breezy-Weezy summer break.

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