Buget Places to visit in India in summers while, Summers in India can be extremely unforgiving. When the mercury rises to above 40C, the high altitude mountains are a welcome respite. From the gigantic Himalayan mountains in the north to the emerald green tea plantation hills in the south, there are a multitude of places to visit in summer in India.
Manali is one of the foremost suggestions that come to mind when we think ‘hill stations.’ Well, good for Manali, because the town is a stunning summer getaway. It maintains the perfect weather at this time of the year, perched high as it is in the snow-capped ranges of North India. It is not too cold, but cooler than the other scorching parts of India. There may not be any snow to play in at this time, but you can rest assured that there will be loads of greenery, some snow to see on far flung mountains, cool days and cooler nights. You can indulge in trekking, zorbing, mountain and quad biking as well as paragliding in Manali in summer, and go visit the beautiful bird sanctuaries nearby.
Activities: Visit temples and Monastaries, Chill at an Apple Orchard, experience the Yesteryears Charms at Old Manali, soak yourself in hot spring, shop around the Mall, indulge the adventure freak in you
Must- eat Cuisines from Manali : Khatta, Sidu, Babru, Trout, Chana Madra, Mash Dal, Patande and Momos.
One of the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is located on the Indo-Tibet border. Situated at a distance of 235 km from Shimla, Kinnaur hosts the views of Zanskar Valley, snow-draped Dhauladar range, Chitkul – The last village on the indo-Tibet border and have Satluj, Baspa and Spiti rivers meandering through it. Also known as “Land of God”, the most important attraction of Kinnaur district is the religious “Shiva Lingam”, the representation of Lord Shiva and the mesmerising rock formations change its colours several times during the day.
Places to visit: Reckong Peo, Kalpa, Sarahan, Nako, Ribba, Trekking in Kannaur.
Food : Wheat, Ogla, Phafra, barley, peas, black peas and other similar things come under the common food habits of people in Kinnaur. Non vegetarians eat goat and ram’s meat, sipping alcohol in daily routine and occasions is also a common affair here.
Dalhousie is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh, boasting views of the snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar ranges. Dalhousie is famous for its meadows, dense jungles, and waterfalls. It is especially famous amongst honeymooners and family vacationers. Established in 1854, the valley is named after Lord Dalhousie, and was one of the favourite summer destinations of the Britishers during the colonial era. Dalhousie offers an old-world charm, mesmerizing natural landscapes, pine-clad valleys and magnificent misty mountains.
Places to Visit: Panch Pulla, Khajjar, Kalatop Wildlife Sactuary, Satdhara Falls
Food: Dalhousie offers options for food that differ in style, elements and genre. You can indulge in global cuisines at a number of restaurants as well as eateries attached to hotels and resorts.
Coorg is a hill station in Karnataka known for its spices, lush verdant mist-covered mountains and waterfalls. During summer, while the lowlands of South India are a cauldron of fire, travellers prefer to escape into the hills of Coorg to chill. With its scenic position and views that sweep in front of you, this town is perfect to relax, rejuvenate and recuperate.
Places to visit : Raja’s Seat, Abbi Falls, Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwara Temple
Food: When in Coorg, you just can’t afford to miss the local delicacies here, known as Kodava Cuisine. Make sure you try local preparations like Akki Roti, Pulvas, and Puttu with mouth watering pork, dried fish, and crab meat. Also, don’t miss out on the Baimbale Curry made with Bamboo Shoots, Kumm Curry with wild mushrooms and Chekke curry with unripe jackfruit.