We all know the summer holidays are around the corner. With the scorching heat of sun and the summer vacations lazily stretching out, it’s time to bring on some fun factor. So what have you planned? What’s the fun in staying at home and not having fun during summer holidays? There are some places here in India which are real paradise for your vacations. It is a special time to enjoy and bond with your kids, but as all parents know, finding a destination which also keeps the kids happy can surely be a big challenge.
Here are five holiday destinations you can hit this summer with your family! Your kids will treasure this fun, exotic vacation, the rest of their lives. So just pack your bags and get ready to explore some beauty and add a twist to your summer vacations with these amazing destinations.
1. The Gorgeous City of Ooty:
This is the most popular hill station in south also called the “Queen of hill stations“. This is the most attractive holiday destination for people all around the world. The Nilgiris, also known as the Blue Mountains, is a veritable fairy land.
There are cloud kissing peaks, rushing streams, and undulating emerald green plains. It is also famous for its tea plantation. Though crowded during summer, Ooty remains the favorite for travelers across the country. The misty mountains and the green valley’s are a paradise on earth. The most striking feature of this hill mountain is its scenic beauty.
The Botonical garden, doodabetta (highest peak in the hills of nilgiris), kamraj sagar lake, ooty lake, rose garden, tea factory are well worth a visit.
2. Nanital, The Lake District:
This is a beautiful place of lakes, nature walks, mountains, adventure, charm and tranquility. The mountains, bounded by the great snowy range makes it a wonderful place for site seeing. Nanital has earned the name of “Lake District” of India. The Naini Lake offers ample opportunities with yachting, boating and padding facilities.
Nanital zoo is among the most attractive tourist destination where you can find rare species of snow leopard, barking deer, steppe eagle, hill fox, palm civet cat and Himalayan black bear. Some places like Haldwani, Ramnagar, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar and Bhimtal are quickly rising to the top of must-visit lists.
If connecting with the nature and trekking is what intrigues you, this is the perfect tourist destination for you and your family. The weather is pleasant for most parts of the year. For a little adventure you can opt for whitewater rafting, kayaking on the river and rappelling, trekking and bungee jumping along the Himalayas nearby. This place is surrounded by scenic beauty on all three sides with various temples along the river Ganges.
4. Srinagar, A Paradise on Earth:
The city of Srinagar, is located in the beautiful Kashmir valley on the banks of the River Jhelum. This place of splendid natural beauty which is also known as the land of lakes and gardens, still remains the most popular destination. Tourists enjoy a shakira ride while exploring life on dal and nigeen lakes.
There are many spectacular places to visit like the Mughal Gardens, Indra Gandhi tulip garden, Shalimar Bagh Pari Mahal and Dachigam wildlife sanctuary.
5. Shimla, A Mesmerizing Hill Station:
You can cool off your heels here. This picturesque city is a place of peace and pleasure. Some of the main attractions within the city include the mall road and the ridge road, the Jakhu hills, shimla state museum, summer hill, daranghati sanctuary and chadwick waterfalls. The hilly terrain offers plenty of trekking opportunities. Experience a world of paradise like never before.
May you have a fantastic, memorable and fun-filled holiday!