Places to Visit in North India in Summer

Most of the tourists prefer not to travel in Summer especially to India. The reason is due to the harsh climatic conditions in India. There are some places t visit in North India where you can enjoy in summer as well. Besides the unlikely period to travel, rafting in Rishikesh, trekking in the Himalayas and enjoying amid the snow in Kashmir will make your trip memorable.

Choosing the right option for your summer vacation is not an easy task. There are plenty of options to choose from temples to monasteries, verdant meadows to hill stations, gorgeous valleys to mighty mountains. You should check the weather conditions and budget before planning your summer trip.

Here is the list of top 10 Places to visit in North India in Summer:

1. Gulmarg

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Gulmarg is a colourful spot located in Jammu & Kashmir. It is a mountain base and most of the snow-based games will be closed during the summer season. You can enjoy the green life of the region with sledging, horse riding, golfing, trekking, gondala ride and many more. All these games are available only during the summer season. There are some interesting sightseeing places to visit like Khilanmarg, Maharani temple, Kongdor cable car, Alpather Lake and Baba Reshi Shrine.

Best time to visit Gulmarg

Summer will be from May to August and the temperature ranges from 13 degrees Celsius to 29 degree Celsius. It is better to plan a 16 days tour here along with other places lie Kashmir, Taj Mahal and Leh.

2. Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is also known as “tea capital of India” which is located in Sikkim. It is an exotic hill station which is located in the Himalayan foothills. The best way to reach this hill station is through a toy train ride. As far as Geography is considered, this is the small region but it contains plenty of tourism activities. Rock climbing, mountain walking, mountain biking, jeep safari, trekking, cable car are some of the activities here. For sightseeing, you can choose places like Srubbery park, rock garden, observatory hill, Batasia loop, Himalayan zoo, viewpoints, temples, peace pagoda.

Best time to visit Darjeeling

Summer will be from May to July and the temperature ranges from 11.2 degrees Celsius to 19.1 degree Celsius. It is advised to plan a 5 days tour.

Read more – Tea Plantation in Darjeeling

3. Mount Abu

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Mount Abu

Mount Abu is located in the desert state, Rajasthan. It is a unique hill station located near to Gujarath border. This hill state is at a sea level of 1220 m. This is the best places to visit for your summer vacation and to escape from the summer heat. You can enjoy many hill station activities like viewpoints, natural sightseeing, adventurous activities and many more. You can even spot the Aravalli wildlife sanctuary, Nakki Lake, Achalgarh Fort, Dilwara Jain temples. You can plan for a jeep safari or trekking in the wildlife sanctuary, as it is famous for the panoramic view and natural wealth.

Best time to visit Mount Abu

Summer will be from April to June and the temperature ranges from 23 degrees Celsius to 33-degree Celsius. It is advised to plan a 16 days tour.

Read more – 10 Places to Visit in Mount Abu for Honeymoon

4. Srinagar


Srinagar is the city which is located on the banks of River Jhelum, the biggest city in Jammu & Kashmir and best places to visit. It is famous for unique handicrafts, rich fruits, natural beauty, Kashmiri gardens, houseboats and water activities. It is well known for many mosques like Jamia Masjid, Hazratbal and few temples as well. You can buy souvenirs, enjoy trekking, tandem flight and spend some adventurous time here. Paper mache products, pashmina shawls, chainstich rugs are the best things to purchase here.

Best time to visit Srinagar

Summer will be from May to June and the temperature ranges from 11 degrees Celsius to 23-degree Celsius. It is advised to plan a 7-night Golden Triangle tour with Kashmir here.

5. Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley is the cold desert valley located in the Himachal Pradesh. It is the middle ground between Tibet and India. It is famous for monasteries, glacier background, crystal clear rivers, mountain forests, magnificent view, mountain biking and trekking. It is a special attraction during the summer season because the snow will melt and the real beauty is shown. Jeep Safari is the best way to just sit back and relax. You can spot wall paintings, musical performances, murals, Lamas dance practice, rituals and many more.

Best time to visit Spiti Valley

Summer will be from May to mid-October and the temperature ranges from 8 degrees Celsius to 15-degree Celsius. It is advised to plan a 15 days trip here.

6. Rishikesh

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the yoga capital of India, located in Haridwar. This is the best places to visit for you if you are looking for serenity and peace. Soothe your nerves by indulging in activities like meditation and yoga. After a cup of calm, you are full and you want fun and excitement, then start a trekking trip to the high Himalayan hills or enjoy river rafting on the Ganges River. You can enjoy the view of famous temples and picturesque beauty of River Ganges while travelling here.

Best time to visit Rishikesh

Summer will be from March to June and the temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius to 35-degree Celsius.

Read more – Best Adventurous Activities to do in Rishikesh

7. Mussorie

Kempty Fall in Mussorie

Mussorie is located in the foothills of Himalayas, in Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by lush green plantations. The composed luxury will be offered to the tourists at Mussoorie. There are some sights which will behold you like gorgeous Doon Valley, high-rising Shivalik ranges, exotic flora and fauna and many more. The most memorable ride on Mussoorie’s second highest peak, Gun Hill is a thrilling experience.

Best time to visit Mussorie

Summer will be from March to June and the temperature ranges from 14 degrees Celsius to 26-degree Celsius.

Read more – Best 10 Places to Visit in Uttarakhand in Summer with Family

8. Nainital


You can escape from the blistering heat of the sun by travelling to this beautiful hill station Nainital, which is located in Uttarakhand. You can have memorial experiences like fishing facilities in Naini Lake and boating yachting. A breathtaking view of the hill station will be offered by the Naini peak. Staying in Nainital is incomplete without visiting Snow View Point which is the coldest area in Nainital.

Best time to visit Nainital

Summer will be from April to June and the temperature ranges from 10 degrees Celsius to 28-degree Celsius. It is advised to plan a 4-day trip here.

Read more – Top Tourist Attractions and Things to Do in Nainital, Uttarakhand

9. Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali is a famous tourist destination located in Himachal Pradesh. You can enjoy the fruit orchards, pine trees, deodar, Beas river, snow-covered peaks and many more. This tour will revitalize and refreshes you. Dharmshala is decked with sprawling tea gardens, strawberry hills and Kareri hills. This is the enchanting and enriching place in Himachal Pradesh.

Best time to visit Kullu Manali

Summer will be from March to June and the temperature ranges from 10 degrees Celsius to 25-degree Celsius. It is advised to plan an 8-day trip here.

Suggested tours – 7 Nights / 8 Days – Shimla Manali Kullu Tour

10. Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley is also known as the valley of flowers, located in Ladakh. It is a backpackers heaven. You can fulfill your several years of serenity and adventure by a long drive, leisurely walk, gazing at pious Buddhist monasteries and many more. Or an expedition to Gulmarg, the only Alpine ski resort in Asia with its sparkling meadows and snow-capped mountains can be exciting and seductive. You can even have a journey in a quaint looking houseboats in the Dal Lake.

Best time to Visit Nubra Valley

Summer will be from April to July and the temperature ranges from 8 degrees Celsius to 20-degree Celsius. It is advised to plan a 15-day trip here.

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