Why Summer Is Best Season For Family Travel in India

Summer vacation is an ideal time to travel. Travelling presents abundant opportunities to rejoice and rejuvenate. After a hectic year it is the best option to avail the benefit of a long summer vacation for children, for touring with family. India is a multicultural and multi-religious country.

Summer vacation is an ideal time to travel. Travelling presents abundant opportunities to rejoice and rejuvenate. After a hectic year it is the best option to avail the benefit of a long summer vacation for children, for touring with family. India is a multicultural and multi-religious country. A trip to India is just the perfect; firstly it helps to know more about the cultural diversity of the country and secondly the country present just the perfect sunny atmosphere during summers. Moreover, the diverse landscape of different places helps to enjoy travelling in the summer, by creating unforgettable family holidays. And not to forget the delicious food delicacies of Indian cuisine are simply irresistible. Some the places worth visiting in India are:

1. Mount Abu and Udaipur, Rajasthan: The place is the best tourist destination, especially if it is reached by road. The city host beautiful and spectacular places such as exquisite palaces and city palace museum. One can enjoy boating on Lake Pichola. Mount Abu is the only hill station of Rajasthan for enjoying cool weather during summers. Nakki lake is just the right place for boating and involving the kids in activities. Magnificently carved temples of Dilwara a must visit place.

2. Bhimtal and Naintal, Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand has many picturesque lakes and Naintal is the queen of them in terms of its mesmerizing beauty. It is surrounded by Kumaon Himalayas and presents the perfect ambience with food stalls and game parlors. Mall road offers an ideal match for strolling and shopping. One can also visit to Snow View to enjoy the stunning beauty of snow clad mountains. Bhimtal is also popular for nature trails and hikes.

3. Manali and Shimla, Himachal Pradesh: Shimla is the perfect place for summer holiday. The mall road offers shopping spree for the shopaholics; with shops and restaurants along the road. Christ Church is worth seeing. One must trek or ride a yak in Manali. One should visit the temple of Hadimba Devi. Rohtang pass connecting Lahaul & Spiti valleys, is open from May to November, and may show snow if one is lucky enough.

4. Leh, Ladakh: The erstwhile kingdom of the Himalayas is well known for its captivating beauty and tourist adventure. One can go for trekking or can visit the mountain passes like Khardung La. The fantastic beauty of Pangong Tso Lake and Buddhist monastery should not be missed out at any cost.

5. Kodaikanal and Ooty, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu is most sought of tourist destination during summers. Kodaikanal, the princess of all the hill stations is just the perfect for the kids. Among the must visit places are the star shaped lake, parks and waterfall around; presenting numerous opportunities for horse riding boating and cycling. The must visit place in Ooty is the Botanical Gardens and Doddabetta Peak; which presents an amazing view of the landscape around the valley. Pykara Lake and the cascading Pykara Falls are worth visiting. Must buy of the place is the famous Ooty chocolates.

6. Gangtok and Darjeeling, North-East: The relatively unexplored areas of northeast India, present the perfect place offering nature's tranquillity. It offers a great summer family holidays. The famous Darjeeling 'Toy Train' is the big hit among kids. Tiger hills offer a magnificent view of sunrise. The ghum has many Gompas (Buddhist monasteries), worth seeing. The Teesta river, incredible and thrilling rafting experience. Gangtok is the beautiful capital of Sikkim. The places worth visiting are Tashi Viewpoint and Ganesh Tok which presents a panoramic sight of Kanchenjunga. Chogyal's palace is open during Pang Lhabsol, which is a festival of the mountain god. Enchey and Pemayangtse monasteries must be visited to see the precious antique collections. Tsomgo and the Botanical garden are worth visiting.

7. Thekkady and Munnar, Kerala: Munnar is popular for its tea gardens. Besides visiting the tea gardens, a place worth visiting are Echo Point and Lakkam waterfalls, which offer for nature trails and trekking. The Mattupetty Dam offers great boating experience. In Thekkady, places worth a visit are Periyar Lake and Periyar sanctuary, which is a great tiger and elephant reserve. One can also indulge in a boat cruising in the place. The thousand year old Managala Devi Temple, fifteen kilometer away from Thekkady should be visited after getting permission from the forest ranger.

8. Gulmarg and Srinagar, Kashmir: The crowning beauty of India, present unmatched and amazing beauty, that it is often known as 'heaven on the earth'. In Srinagar, shikara ride in the Dal Lake is a must. The places worth visiting are Shankaracharya Hill Temple and the amazing Mughal Gardens. Staying in a houseboat in Srinagar is out of the world experience which children would love. In Gulmarg, a car ride to Khilanmarg snow point is surely a must do. The town is also well known for the popular ski resort.

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