The summer months (usually beginning from March and ending in May) in most parts of India are generally hot. So it becomes essential to seek relief from the heat. And the only way to achieve this is by traveling to hill stations that are ideally suited to provide relief. There are a few hill stations spread around India that make for perfect summer holiday destination.
The ten popular hill stations ideally suited to visit during the summer months are as follows
Popularly known by the sobriquet “Queen of Hill Stations”, Ooty possesses a pleasant climate throughout the year with temperatures ranging from a maximum from 17-20 degrees to a minimum of 5-12 degrees. It also provides for a perfect atmosphere to escape from the heat and, thereby making it an ideal destination for the summer.
Commonly referred to as “The Scotland of India”, Coorg famous for its coffee provides for pleasant summers with temperatures ranging from a minimum of 11 to a maximum of 28. Apart from its wonderful climate its extreme scenic beauty also helps in truly relaxing one’s mind, body, and soul.
Munnar is a perfect summer holiday destination due its pleasant summers with temperature ranging from 25 degrees maximum to 15 degrees minimum. Its breath taking landscapes also help refresh one’s soul and, thereby help relax.
Ladakh- Jammu and Kashmir:
Ladakh which literally means land of the high passes is an ideal summer retreat due its pleasant climate in summer ranging from 20 degrees to 30 degrees. Additionally its beautiful landscape is not only soothing to the eyes but is also soothing to the soul.
Nestled high up at an altitude 2,050 meters above sea level near the northern end of the Kullu Valley is Manali, which is a popular summer holiday hotspot. This is due to its pleasant climate during summer that ranges from 4 to 15 degrees and, also its extreme natural beauty.
Tawang- Arunachal Pradesh:
With an average temperature of about 10.3 degrees Tawang, a hill station located in Arunachal Pradesh is an ideal summer retreat. Apart from its pleasant climate its tranquil environment is another major reason that makes it a popular tourist destination especially during summer.
Known as “The Abode of Clouds” Shillong located in Meghalaya is yet another popular summer retreat due to its clean and pleasant climate, with temperatures ranging from maximum of 23 degrees and a minimum of 4 degrees. Additionally its natural beauty is also is a reason why it is a popular summer holiday destination.
Located in Uttarakhand Nainital with its pleasant climate with temperatures ranging from 27 degrees maximum to 7 degrees minimum is an ideal summer retreat. Its extreme scenic beauty only adds to the charm of this hill station.
Pachmarhi- Madhya Pradesh:
Pachimarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. As a result of which it is a popular summer retreat. It also possesses a rich flora and fauna which only adds more charm to this hill station.
Mount Abu- Rajasthan:
Also known as “Arbudaanchal” Mount Abu is a hill station that is popular summer retreat. The reason being that the climate throughout the year is generally pleasant. Apart from the climate its scenic beauty too is worth enjoying.