Come summer, everyone wants to travel to new destinations and have their holidays filled with fun and adventure. With easy availability of cheap flight tickets these days, planning for travel has become more convenient now than ever. Here’s a list of 5 out of the endless list of fabulous hill stations to visit in India in the summer.
- Shillong, Meghalaya
Also known popularly as the Scotland of the East, Shillong – capital of Meghalaya – is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the world. With unimaginably beautiful cascading waterfalls surrounded by serene green hills, this place offers a stunning view. Enjoy sudden unexpected showers and in the next moment, an equally sudden sunshine filled day. Hike up Shillong peak which offers the best view from the top. Capture the scenic beauty in your camera in panorama shots and selfies. This place is also an ideal picnic spot. The Elephant Falls are one of the most beautiful falls here. It is generally believed that the falls got their name due to a large elephant-shaped rock which was later said to be destroyed in an earthquake. But the name stuck around. For shopaholics, the Police Bazaar is an ideal place to shop. You will get every item you could possibly want at this market. Riddled with eateries that offer momos and other delicacies, be sure to bargain your way through as you shop for clothes, jewelry, shoes and other trinkets.
- Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
An exceptional part of Jammu and Kashmir state in India, Ladakh is a cold desert also commonly called “Little Tibet.” Situated at a high altitude, it is one of the best places to visit in summer. One of the things people fly to Ladakh for is the bike trips organized by various agencies here. So if you’re an adrenalin junkie who loves to go on road trips, this is THE place to be. Bike your way across endless lanes which offer breathtaking views. Pass by beautiful lakes with crystal clear waters and untouched, peaceful homes of Buddhist monks in the region. Book first class cheap flights and fly down to Ladakh this summer to zoom your way through one of the most beautiful passes in the world.
- Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Located in the Nilgiris and popularly known as the “Queen of Hill Stations” Ooty is a stunning sight to behold. Plantations of tea and coffee plus a marvelous spread of Gardens all over the hill station are an incredible treat for the eyes. Nature lovers can go on Bike Tours organized on a daily basis to pass through lanes at a convenient pace and enjoy the scenic beauty the region has to offer. There are countless photo ops available for those who wish to document their trip, or just as a memory keepsake. You can also go fishing, bird watching and trekking in Ooty. You can indulge in retail therapy as well; handmade chocolates, aromatic oils, spices and cheese are some of the best things to buy here other than the usual purchase of clothes and jewelry of the region.
- Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
This place is an absolute visual delight for all those who love nature and greenery. The land of Dalai Lama, this region is a popular tourist destination even with Hollywood celebrities (Richard Gere and Uma Thurman). Shrouded pleasantly in the peaceful mist of Buddhist traditions, Dharamsala is a must-visit for all seeking solace in travel. Although camping and trekking through beautiful hills is the most popular things to do here, there are other more adventurous things one can try as well such as paragliding and mountain-bike riding.
- Lakshadweep Islands
This one’s especially for water lovers! A cluster of 36 islands banded together, Lakshadweep is a Union Territory in India located off the coast of Kerala. Although a hill station, people generally flock to this region for the fabulous seascape here. Book first class tickets and fly down here as soon as you can. Crystal clear water, sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs shock and awe all visitors. There are endless things to do and see in the archipelago. Go yatch sailing, fishing in lagoons or scuba diving, the choice is yours! For the slightly less adventurous but still seekers of a little thrill, get on one of the regular boat tours of the Island. The Marine Aquarium is a must-visit place, especially for those traveling with kids. Do not forget to enjoy local hospitality and especially the delicious local seafood.
There are scores of other such striking places to visit in India not just in the summer but all through the year. So plan your travel and let Indian Eagle help you with booking cheap plane tickets so you can save more. We also have some of the best deals in low cost business class airfares and international business class deals with all major international airlines.