17 Best Places to Visit in Summer in India


Last Updated on June 27, 2021 by Editorial Staff

Summers often remind us of scorching temperatures and intense sunlight almost in every region on earth. India being in close proximity to the equator faces extreme heat during the summer months.

Therefore, it is the best time to break the ice and leapfrog to a soothing colder destination to get some relief from the monotonous heated life. When it comes to India, we get a handful of exceptionally wonderful and eye-soothing places to visit during summers. A few of them are described below to help you zero into a perfect summer travel destination this summer.


Manali in Himachal Pradesh is one of the popular summer holiday destinations in India. It has the perfect combination of scenic extravagance and adventure that you need to rejuvenate yourselves during the rising mercury levels.

The picturesque town of Manali is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, the sparkling flow of River Beas, and an abundance of greenery that will make you fall in love with the place.

It offers several adventure activities such as trekking, river rafting, paragliding, zorbing, and more that will never let boredom strike you.

Places to Visit: Solang Valley, Rohtang pass, Hadimba temple, Manu Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, Jogini Falls, Desi Swaad, The Great Himalayan National Park.

Things to Do: Trekking, Paragliding, Rafting, Camping, Zorbing, Quad Biking, Skiing, Jeep Safari, Snowboarding, Zorbing, Cable Car Ropeway, and many more


Shimla is an ideal destination to get rid of summer woes. It is famous for its natural exquisiteness and a salubrious climate. Mall Road, Kufri, Chail, Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, Mashobra, etc., are some of the attractions worth exploring. All in all, a trip to Shimla is truly blissful during summers.

Places to Visit: The Ridge, Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens, Shri Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo, Christ Church, Kali Bari Temple, Scandal Point, Mall Road

Things to Do: River Rafting, Paragliding, Trekking, Ice Skating, Heli Skiing, Camping, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Rock Climbing


Known as the ‘Queen of Hills,’ this place proves to be an age-old retreat during the summer season. Its lush green flora, typical hill demographics, and pleasant weather are a boon for the visitors.

Lal Tibba, Dhanaulti & the lovely Mall Road are some of the attractions of this beautiful place.

Places to Visit: Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Lake Mist, Gun Hill Point, Company Garden, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Jwala Devi Temple, Mall Road 

Things to Do: Paragliding, Trekking, White Water Rafting, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Skywalk, Mountain Biking and many more


This marvelous hill station of Uttarakhand has more than just beauty to soothe you during the summer season. Amidst magical lakes, snow-clad mountains, & an awesome feeling of a small town, Nainital lets you delve into nature. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, noise, and pollution, a fun and refreshing holiday time is what you take away from a summer trip to Nainital.

Places to Visit: Naini Lake, Tiffin Top, G B Pant High Altitude Zoo, Naini Peak, Snow View, Shri Maa Naina Devi Temple, Cave Garden

Things to Do: Paragliding, Flying Fox, Kali River Rafting, River Crossing, Kayaking, Lake Crossing, Ropeway, Water Zorbing, Boating, Horse Riding


Kalimpong is another top summer destination that offers you a peaceful environment, soothing climate, and magnificent views. The pleasant Teesta River, lofty Mt. Kanchenjunga, and plenty of attractions make this place worth visiting.

Places to Visit: Delo Park, Durpin Dara Hill, Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, Morgan House,  Jang Dong Palriffo Brang Gompa, Delo View Point

Things to Do: Camping, Paragliding, Biking.


Also known as the ‘Scotland of the East,’ Shillong is a much pocket-friendly place and a nice choice to trip in summer. This small town in Meghalaya gives ample scope to refresh oneself either by experiencing the chilly weather or trekking or simply commuting by the side of the shopping area.

Places to Visit: Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong View Point, NohKaLikai Falls, Don Bosco Museum , Lady Hydari Park, Mawlynnong 

Things to Do: Boating, Angling, Trekking, Horse Riding, Camping, Rock Climbing, Stay in Tree House, Zip Lining, Cliff Jumping, Snorkeling, River Rafting  


Gangtok is known for its bewildering beauty. The unexplored caves, cascading waterfalls, & scintillating trekking trails are some tourist attractions that leave the tourists awestruck. Besides, the peaceful and soothing atmosphere makes it one of the most trending destinations for summer visits.

Places to Visit: Hanuman Temple, Ganesh Tok, Nathula Pass, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Ban Jhakri Falls Park, Tashi View Point, Kanchenjunga, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple

Things to Do: Trekking, River Rafting, Paragliding, Cycling on Silk Route, Yak Safari, Cable Ride, Helicopter Ride, Hang Gliding,


Darjeeling in West Bengal is one of the favored holiday gateways during summer. Surrounded by the majestic mountains, green tea plantations, vibrant rhododendrons, and an abundance of blissful sights and wrapped in delectable Tibetan culture, Darjeeling is a perfect place to indulge in nature’s tranquility.

Places to Visit: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hills, Batasia loop, Himalayan Mountaineering, Peace Pagoda, Observatory Hill View Point, Mahakal Temple,

Things to Do: River Rafting, Paragliding, Trekking, River Rafting, Mountain Biking,


Pelling is a place that amazes you with its glittery waterfalls, transparent lakes, old monasteries, hamlets, and remnants of erstwhile rulers. It’s a heavenly beauty that is a must-visit during the summer.

Places to Visit: Rabdentse Ruins, Sanghak Choeling Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Upper Pelling – Football Ground, Rimbi Water Falls

Things to Do: Trekking, Skywalk,


It is one of the most favored destinations because of its tranquility and scenic beauty. The place is a host to mountain passes, lively lakes, barren valleys, and age-old Buddhist monasteries.

Besides, the quaint villages and rugged landscape add to the glory of Ladakh. Ladakh exhibits a beautiful blend of beauty and serenity.

Places to Visit: Pangong Lake, Khardung La, Magnetic Hill, Nubra Valley, Kargil, Zanskar Valley, Tso Moriri, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis National Park

Things to Do: Biking, Chadar Trek, Camping, Jeep Safari, Trekking, Camel Safari, Paragliding, Quad Biking, Rafting, Rock Climbing,


Staying closer to mountains is one of the best things to do during the hotter months, and to do so, Auli is the perfect destination. It is a splendid hill station set at an elevation of 3000 meters, popularly known as the ski resort.

It bears the charm of the Himalayas and is full of dense apple orchards and pines, which is one of the top reasons for the tourists pouring into this place is not just summers, but all the year-round.

Moreover, Auli is also well-known for its artificial lake, trekking routes, beautiful snowy peaks, and fun-filled chair car rides.

Places to Visit: Trishul peak, Joshimath, Gurson Bugyal, Nanda Devi National Park, Rudraprayag, Kwani Bugyal, Chenab Lake, Auli Artificial Lake

Things to Do: Skiing, Cable car ride, Trekking, Camping, Hiking,

Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and is an ideal place to heal from the scorching summer heat. The town of Mount Abu is a busy and chirpy place while the Jain temples here offer you complete peace and freshness. It offers you a holiday full of fun and memories.

Places to Visit: Nakki Lake, Dilwara temples, Toad rock cafe, Guru Shikhar, Honeymoon Point, Wildlife Sanctuary, Universal Peace Hall, Arbuda Devi Temple, Raghunath Temple, Trevor’s Tank, Dilwara Temple, Achalgarh Fort

Things to Do: Boating, Trekking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Caving,


Coorg is an eye-catching hill station of Karnataka that is famous for its unmatched natural beauty. It has an overwhelming view combining valleys, mountains, and rich forests and is one of the best summer retreats in the country.

Places to Visit: Abbey Falls, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Namdroling Monastery, Talakaveri

Things to Do: Camping, Trekking, River Rafting, Sunet Jeep Safari, Quad Biking, Microlight Flying, Waterfall Rappelling


Lying in the Palani Hills of the Western Ghats, this hill station provides a sphere of delightful views. It is a breathtaking destination during the summers.

Places to Visit: Bryant Park, Kodaikanal Lake, Silver Cascade Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Bear Shola Falls, Devil’s Kitchen

Things to Do: Camping And Trekking


Ooty is one of the mesmerizing hill stations in South India. It is also a perfect place to enjoy during summers due to its moderate climate and captivating scenic magnificence.

Snuggled in Nilgiris, this pretty hill town offers a myriad of delightful experiences as you visit here in the summer.

Out of them, the Toy train ride, beautiful tea estates, vibrant flower gardens, colonial attractions, and undulating waterfalls are some of the top favorites amongst visitors.

Places to Visit: Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Boat House, Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, Dolphin’s nose, Rose Gardens

Things to Do: Hang Gliding, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Zip Lining, Sky Bridge, Camping


Cuddled in an emerald green landscape, Munnar is one of the heavenly destinations to explore during the hotter summer months. With enticing sights, tea plantations, unique flora and fauna, the wonderful aroma of spices, and lovely pleasant weather, Munnar turns out to be a perfect escape from the summer heat.

Places to Visit: Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park, Pothamedu View Point, Tata Tea Museum, Echo Point, Attukad Waterfalls,

Things to Do: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Elephant Safari, Boating 


Kashmir is the ultimate summer destination where you can find some solace. It has got some breathtaking views and a lovely climate. The Kashmir valley with the perfect trio of Srinagar, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam is a paradise on earth.

Places to Visit: Vaishno Devi, Gulmarg, Srinagar, Amarnath, Patnitop, Pahalgam, Nubra Valley, Sonamarg, Lamayuru,

Things to Do: Trekking, Shikara Ride, Camping, Snowboarding, Skiing, Horse Riding, River Rafting, Paragliding

Although summer is an integral part of the Indian climate, it’s definitely unavoidable stuff. Yet, we tend to temporarily immerse ourselves within a brief session of a pleasantly colder climate for the sake of soaking in the essence of the cold weather and relaxing.

And all these beautiful destinations are true to their commitment to giving you the scope of doing the same. These places are surely going to befriend you and leave no stone unturned in delivering you one of the most surreal experiences that you could hardly think of.


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