When summer hits the plains of India and temperature soars well into the 40s it is time for a vacation. India has literally hundreds of resort towns and places to explore. We bring you five of the best –

1) Shimla

It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India, is located in Himachal Pradesh and is a large and well-known mountain resort. Also known as Simla, your trip to this place will be an event of your life that you will never forget. This beautiful mountain resort got its name from “Goddess Shyamla,” who is an incarnation of the goddess Kali. This charming mountain village was discovered by the British who immediately fell in love with the place and developed the township. In fact, they came to declare Shimla as their summer capital. Everywhere you look, you will see hills with evergreens. It is just a gift for the eyes. You would be so fascinated by the vision that you will thank God for creating this great masterpiece.

2) Manali

Manali is located in the wild areas of Pir Panjal and Dauladhar in the Himalayas and is a very popular summer holiday destination. With a wide range of adventure sports in Manali, it is absolutely perfect for those looking for strong emotions. Paragliding, rafting, and hiking are everyday activities in this city of Himachal Pradesh. The valley of Solang has an incredible view for all.

3) Ooty

Ooty is one of the most famous mountain resorts in India in Nilgiris. The coffee and tea plantations, the numerous gardens and Lake Ooty are exciting places in India in May. The best part of this trip is the beautiful view of the mountains. Kudremukh in Karnataka is a small town in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Kudremukh literally means “horse face” and refers to an impressive panoramic view of a mountain landscape that looks like the face of a horse. Natural meadows and dense forests characterize these hills.

4) Kashmir

Can a list of summer travel destinations in India be complete without mention of Kashmir. The tribe of Gulmarg, Srinagar, and Pahalgam in the Kashmir Valley is undoubtedly the biggest attraction of the crowd when the sun hits. There are a variety of activities, and the view offered by these places is something you have to experience to believe.

5) Sikkim

The northeastern part of the country is one of the most mythical and unexplored regions of India and is a paradise for travelers. With the rapid water of the Himalayas and the river Teesta that accompany you on the way, you can admire the stunning beauty of this place. Sikkim, to be precise in northeastern India, is undoubtedly one of the best places in India to relax and spend summers. Monasteries, waterfalls, hikes and unexplored valleys will undoubtedly cool down with the summer season. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, has favorable weather conditions in May. You can visit the fantastic Yumthang Valley, where you can see wild yaks, snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and rivers in the middle of the valley. Do not forget to take a look at Lake Gurudongmar.


Escape to one of these picturesque places and get yourself a break. It will relax you and make you rejuvenated and able to face life without stress.