Top Destinations To Cool Off The Summer Heat : Pack Your Bags For A Summer Fiesta 2015!

Cotton briefs- check; Ray- Ban coolers- check; expensive sun tan lotion- check; favorite Nicholas Sparks’ collection- Oh yes! Its summer time and getting out of town from work, school and appointments is inviting. Doing the same with touring plans across the country is way cooler than that!
India’s natural wealth and resources render some proud moments within oneself. A country with such blessed treasures ought to be explored every valley and hilltop! Some of the touring destinations that ought to be in your travel list this summer is going off grids and the shortlisted content follows.

Recommended places to chill out this summer!

Rohtang Pass : A Fabulous Pass Embraced By The Majestic Himalayas!

Royal Palace in Leh | Image Resource : potala-himalaya.com

Spend a summer evening at the ruined Royal Palace in Leh and join the biking trek in Ladakh as the moonrise shimmer the eccentric yet awe- inspiring Rohtang Pass. For serious motor bike lovers, an accelerated ride through Tanglangla, the second highest motorable pass with bar- headed geese, snow foxes waiting to cross the path are something to be thrilled in Ladakh. With the view of those drifting clouds clothing the mountain and hardly revealing any trail of the pass, these places are suitable to visit during summer. The snow melting down and glaciers watering the rivers, Jammu and Kashmir is breathtaking as always.

Bike trek in Ladakh | Image Resource : s1.ibtimes.com
Jammu and Kashmir | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Shillong A Watersports Paradise : Cool Off The Scorching Summer Heat!

Track down the rare Pitcher Plant and the more than 300 variety of orchids opulently fledged over the breathtaking valleys in Meghalaya. Cheerapunji, the wettest place in the world, is blessed with the Nohkalikai falls and many other pine forests.

Nohkalikai falls & Pitcher Plant Shillong | Image Resources : wikimedia.org, flickr.com

An aerial view of the Elephant falls and the Wards Lake under the crepuscular rays of the rising sun in Shillong is a heavenly place calling upon you this summer! Now don’t ever miss the water sport activities in Shillong like the River rafting at Ranikor, Kayaking at Kynshi River or water rappelling at Elephant Falls!

Elephant falls & Wards Lake Shilong | Image Resource : soumyadipc.blogspot.com, goibibo.com
Kayaking at Kynshi River & River rafting at Ranikor | Image Resource : plus.google.com, tourmyindia.com

Stretch your Happiness Miles across Kanchenjunga Mountains in A Bicable ropeway ride!

Bicable Zig back ropeway Gangtok | Image Resource : travel195.co.in

A 7 minute Bicable Zig- back ropeway ride to see the Gangtok city and the famous Kangchenjunga Mountains painted with the rising sun’s glow can tempt you to turn your small vacation into a month’s stay! While the world’s highest lake, Gurudongmar, the cloud wreathed Dzongri top and the intimidating Nathula pass wait on your arrival, don’t forget to include the jewel city of Pelling during your journey.

Dzongri top view & Gurudongmar Lake Sikkim | Image Resource : flickr.com, travel195.co.in
Jewel city of Pelling | Image Resource : planmyvacation.in

Tamilnadu A Cocktail of Seashores, Charming Hill stations and Soothing valleys!

Take four goes to one of the classy, prestigious and culturally diverse state in India. If it’s not Tamil Nadu nothing can top your summer jaunt! Hit the seashores and the toasty plains if you can take the heat. Or nestle yourself in Ooty! The Queen of Hills stands majestically with her vast kingdom open for freaky travelers and honeymooners who wish to be carried away into paradise! Coonoor is a small town nearby with the most beautiful sunlit coniferous and pine forests and wild Gaurs, Cheetahs and this is the hilltop where flora and fauna meet for cocktails with nature offering cheers!

Coonoor hill stations | Image Resource : scoopwhoop.com
Wild Gaurs Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary | Image Resource : wikimedia.org
Cheetah at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary | Image Resource : outlookindia.com

Kullu Valley : Amazing Views of Clouds that Dance with its own Shadows!

The list can never end without mentioning Himachal Pradesh. The very word has the beauty within that has to be explored and felt personally. One can freeze in the winters here but the summers are the icing in the cake. With the flowers of the Kullu Valley breaking their dormancy, the small towns and foothill landscapes take refuge under the snow melting- sun each day. Shimla is the one precious stone that adorns the state. With a Britain- in- summer view, the capital city has a lot to offer apart from the winter amusements.


Tranquil settings and A Soulful love song : Added Bonus of sailing in kayaks in Alleppey!

Houseboat in Alleppey Backwaters | Image Resource : blog.panoramicsearesort.biz

To listen to the rower’s lost love song while he kayaks you ashore through the glistening backwaters in Alleppey is a sure romantic thrill. A month’s vacation wouldn’t be enough to explore the spice gardens, beaches, plantain- leaf dining and wildlife in Kerala. To guard yourself from the arid air and salty sea breeze, the Periyar river banks with loitering tuskers and rare species of birds and the fairytale like Munnar with its spectacular hills and soothing estates can be a great choice.

Munnar Hill Station & Periyar river banks of Kerala | Image Resource : wikimedia.org, divine-traveller.blogspot.com

Kolkata The Joyous City Where Fun Never Ends!

This summer, go sleepless not in Seattle but in the city with never ending traffic buzz but with every road and turn historically laid with royalty and extravagance. With the IPL fever raising in Fahrenheit, Kolkata, the Cultural Capital Of India has the astounding Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace and many more along with the Eden Gardens’ heat! Though you can get roasted all the way, the Howrah Bridge spanning above Hooghly River and a ride in the steam locomotive through the Lesser Himalayan Range in Darjeeling will strike you with awe- inspiring beauty.

Fort William & Victoria Memorial | Image Resource : imgbuddy.com, thebetterindia.com
Kolkata Eaden Garden & Marble Palace | Image Resource : hotelsheldon.in, wikimedia.org
Hooghly River & Howrah Bridge | Image Resource : wikimedia.org, itimes.com

Bundle up the video games and cancel the cookery or knitting classes this summer! Borrow your sib’s backpack; stack it with an old pair of jeans and feather- like T- shirts along with some spirit of adventure and craziness and set off to explore the incredibleness of India. Visit these places and your personal diary will run out of pages as you pen down the memories!

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