Great Summer Vacations

India is an amazingly beautiful country with varied climatic and geographical conditions. Summers are truly unbearable in India which mostly begins in the month of March and ends in November. To hideaway from the scorching sun rays and to get some relaxation, both national and international tourists looks forward to those cool retreats in India which can offer them some relief.

Most of the people, irrespective of their ages, waits anxiously for the summer vacations. Summer vacation is a time to relax and unwind in a cool and pleasant atmosphere, shedding the boredom of day to day life. India has numerous summer destinations which has many attractive things to offer. These places  has a long list of activities to captivate the tourists and to make their vacation a memorable one.

These places are popular for many adventure sports like trekking on the hilly terrains, mountaineering, white water rafting in the wild mountainous rivers, hiking etc. Some of the famous summer tourist places in India are Dalhousie, Shimla, Manali, Nainital , Mussoorie, Dehradun etc.

Dalhousie, a wonderful summer destination located around 5 hills on the Dhauladhar mountain at an altitude of 6000-9000 ft above the sea level in Himachal Pradesh. This hill resort was established by the British colonial rulers of India and named after the Viceroy Lord Dalhousie. It has many elegant bungalows and graceful churches which have a colonial touch in their architecture. It is an ideal holiday destination for relaxation. Dalhousie is considered to be the ‘Gateway to Chamba’, an ancient town having rich collection of Himachali art, architecture and culture.  You can even explore the historic town of Chamba, while on holiday in the summer destination of Dalhousie.

Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, located in the north-west Himalayas, at an altitude of  2,130 m. It was declared as the summer capital of India during British raj in 1864. Due to which the architectural style of most of th old buildings exhibits the reminiscent of the colonial era. The main attarction of this hill sation are Rohru, known as the place of god, Hatkoti temple dedicated to goddess Durga, Christ church, The Mall, main shopping hub of Shimla, Shimla State Museum and the Sankat Mochan Temple.

Manali Trip:
Situated at distance of 32 km from the Kullu valley to the north, this Himalayan jewel has many breathtaking tourists places to charm the visitors. A significant story from mythology is related to Manali. Manali derives its name from the sage Manu. There is a temple which is also dedicated to Manu which is known as Manu Maharishi temple. Other famous tourist spots of Manali are Hadimba temple, Vaishisht temple, Manaligarh fort, Dassuar lake and Baes Kund. Rohtang pass and Solang Valley near Manali are famous among the adventure seekers.

Nainital famous as a “lake district” of India is a wonderful hill station situated at an altitude of 1,938 m above sea level in Uttarakhand . It was discovered by Lord Baron in 1841. During British era, Nainital was the capital of the United province.  Earlier Nainital has sixty tranquil lakes among which Naini lake is the most popular one. The famous attractions of Nainital are Naina devi temple, Church of St. John, Gurney House, and some snow-laden mountain peaks.

Mussoorie is a small hill station, situated in the foothills of Himalayas at a distance of 34 km from Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Moussoorie was explored by Captain Young, a British military officer in 1825. Some of the major vacation attraction of Mussoorie are Kempty fall, St. Marry Church, the oldest church in Himalayas, Gun Hill, Company Garden, Lal Tibba, Camel back road and the largest skating rink of India.

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