With our mighty old Sun shining at its full glory, and temperatures soaring above the 32-degree mark, everyone is on the lookout for a getaway. The best way to escape the scorching temperature is to explore the mountains, hills, dense forests and beaches that India has to offer.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
An archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of 572 picturesque islets. These islets are covered with rain-fed evergreen forest and is a treasure trove of exotic flora and fauna. The nearest airport is at Port Blair and the must-visit spots are Havelock and Neil island. Take out time to join a glass bottom cruise exploring the breath-taking views of exquisite corals. A travel package to Andaman could cost you Rs.50,000+ per person depending on the activities you enroll for.
An epitome of peace and tranquility, Tawang is a well-known tourist attraction featuring a 14th century Tawang Monastery. The nearest airport is the Salonibari Domestic Airport. The best places to visit are Paradise Lake at Sea Pass, Tawang Monastery, Gorichen Peak, Taktsang Gompa, Nuranang Waterfall, and Pankang Teng Tso Lake. An 8-day package with 3-star hotel stay would come at a pocket pinch of Rs.83,000+ per person on twin sharing basis. NBFCs offer Personal Loan for travel to meet your travel needs.
The best Indian summer destination for thrill seekers, Ladakh is speckled with artistic Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Walk in the footsteps of Marco Polo to explore Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park. The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh and the nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi. A trip to this arid mountainous region could come at a price range of Rs.74,000+ per person including airfare. If you are feeling adventurous enroll for a Ladakh road trip at Rs.54,000+ including fuel costs.
The “Scotland of India”, Coorg provides an abundant display of lush greenery. The town is located in the foothills of Western Ghats and features forest-covered hills, spice and coffee plantations. Must visit places are Abbey Falls, Nalknad Palace, Barapole River, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, Namdroling Monastery, and Nagarhole National Park. The nearest airport is in Bangalore and the nearest railway station is in Mysore. A Coorg travel package with 5 star hotel stay can cost you around Rs.72,000+ per adult on twin sharing basis.
Heaven on earth, Kashmir is famous for its scenic beauty and delightful aesthetics. Enjoy the tranquility of snow-clad mountains, and if you are fortunate, you might stand witness to a repeat of the April snowfall in 2017. The nearest airport is in Srinagar and the nearest railhead is at Jammu. Do remember to visit Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, and Shankaracharya Hill. You can avail a 7-nights Kashmir tour at Rs.86,000+ per person on twin sharing basis. If you plan to fund your trip with a personal loan utilize this EMI Calculator for better financial planning.
The residence of Dalai Lama is the perfect spiritual retreat away from the hustle-bustle of the city. If you are looking to spend your summer holiday in picturesque hills, aesthetic monasteries and temples visit this town in Himachal Pradesh. Cricket enthusiasts have greater motivation for planning their visit with the HPCA stadium organizing ODIs and T20s. Must visit places are Kangra Fort, Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple complex, HPCA Stadium, and tea plantations of Kangra valley. Gaggal is the nearest airport and the nearest railhead is the Pathankot Railway Station. A tour package to Dharamshala could come at a pocket pinch of Rs.46,000+ for a 5-day trip.
The above list is only an indicator of the popular travel destinations during summer, you can also consider other options like Manali, Shimla, Auli, Nainital, Rani Khet, Mount Abu, etc. Remember to plan your trip comprehensively to avoid any last minute emergencies.