Are you planning a memorable summer vacation in 2020? then these are the top handpicked summer destinations to visit in India in 2020. Let us know which destination you have chosen?
1. Mount Abu – Rajasthan (20°C)
This is one of the top destinations to visit in Indian in summer due to the elevated height of this hill town in Rajasthan.
This is one of the few places that provides respite in the rising mercury levels in the hot state of Rajasthan.
This attractive must – visit place anytime of the year catches everybody’s eye who visits here mainly due to the massive clouds over the skies and water dropping to the earth.
Mount Abu is best for the people who want the perfect getaway to nature as well as adventure or spirituality.
Ideal for: Nature lovers, Honeymooners, adventure enthusiasts
Things to do: Sightseeing, trekking, boat rides and enjoy pleasant climate.
How to reach: Nearest railway station is Mt. Abu Rlwy Stn. That connects to major cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. Abu road railhead is along the Delhi – Ahmedabad Railway line.
Attractions: Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Arbuda Devi Temple, Achalgarh Village, Trevor's Tank, Toad Rock, Raghunath Temple, Brahma Kumaris Ashram Mount Abu, Mount Abu Honeymoon Point, Gaumukh Temple, Mount Abu Sunset Point
Hotels to stay: Hotel Royale Palace & Hotel Hillock
Souvenirs: Sari and junk jewelry or bangles.
Weather in Mount Abu in Summer: The climate stays pleasant with temperature ranging from 25°C min to 34°C maximum. It is pleasant during day and nighttime as it is a hill station.
2. Auli – Uttarakhand (10°C)
This beautiful region that is abundant in nature is one of the best places to visit in India in summers.
You can go there alone or have a great family time as there are several adventure sports and activities for all ages.
During winter it is popular for skiing resort that completely dons a different hue in summer. This Himalayan town is an ideal place to visit in summer in India.
Ideal for: Summer Getaway visitors, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts
Things to do: Skiing, sightseeing, trekking, cable car, hiking, paragliding.
How to reach: Nearest railway station is Rishikesh and nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun. Buses are also available from Rishikesh and Haridwar.
Attractions: Nanda Devi Range, Joshimath, Trishul Peak, Chenab Lake, Kwani Bugyal.
Hotels to stay: Hotel Mount View, Auli Echo Resorts, & The Royal Village
Souvenirs: Woolen wear, wooden artifacts, and beaded jewelery.
Weather in Auli in Summer: It is pleasant as climate ranges from 10OC to 30OC during summers.
3. Shillong – Meghalaya (17°C)
This beautiful place called Shillong is a picture postcard tourist spot situated in one of the Seven Sisters called Meghalaya.
The region receives a good amount of rainfall even during the summer season. The most famous regions here include the Jayanti Hills and Khasi valleys.
The waterfalls are a great sight and you can find one about anywhere. This place is one of the greatest places that provides an amazing scenic view of nature.
Ideal for: Wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, mental peace.
Things to do: Spotting wildlife, trekking, boating, marvel at nature and hills
How to reach: The nearest railway station is in Guwahati which is around 100 km distance from Shillong. The only other way is by taxi from the railhead to Shillong by road.
Attractions: One of the top attractions here is the David Scott Trail which is one of the most ancient in the entire state of Meghalaya.
Hotels to stay: Ri Kynjali Serenity by the lake, The Heritage Club
Souvenirs: Shawls, stoles and bamboo goods
Weather in Shillong in Summer: The climate is pleasant all through the year even in summer with highest temperatures going up to 25°C.
4. Lonavala – Maharashtra (25°C)
Are you staying in Maharashtra or in the big commercial region of Mumbai? Then you surely need an escape to nature this Summer 2020.
Head to Lonavala a breathtaking getaway from the hustle – bustle of city life and pollution. It is not even very far but just by your side!
The Sahyadri mountains and the western ghats are one of the greatest nature summer getaways with suitable weather, cascading waterfalls and verdant greenery.
Ideal for: Trekkers, nature lovers, family holiday and adventure enthusiasts.
Things to do: horse riding, trekking, sightseeing, and bungee jumping.
How to reach: Nearest railway station is Lonavala Railway Station where almost every train halts. Mumbai city is less than 2 hours distance and Pune is less than 1.5 hours distance while the Mumbai airport is closest to Lonavala and is situated at 90 km distance.
Attractions: Experience the waterfalls as they fall off Tiger Point cliff top. Feel peace in the quaint Karla caves dating back to 2nd/ 3rd century BC by Buddhist monks. Enjoy the sight of Bushi Dam and surrounding ambiance including the waterfalls.
Hotels to stay: Treebo Trend Indralok Inn, And Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat And Spa
Souvenirs: Wooden artifacts and a local sweet snack called Chikki.
Weather in Lonavala in Summer: The climate is hot and humid but is definitely pleasant compared to surrounding cities and unlike other hill station climate, it ranges anywhere from 25°C - 35°C.
5. Kalimpong – West Bengal (18°C)
One of the greatest places to visit in West Bengal this area abundant in nature maintains very pleasant climate all through the year.
The quaint town that is less crowded is an ideal place to visit in summer as it is situated on the foothills of the great Himalayas.
It offers splendid views of the green meadows and garden parks as well as the hills around. Moreover, sitting on the ridge over the River Teesta, it is one of the best summer places to stay in India.
Ideal for: sightseeing tourists, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts
Things to do: River rafting, trekking at multiple hills, cheese shopping, heritage tour.
How to reach: There is nearest railhead near New Jalpaiguri that connects to major cities such as Kolkatta, Delhi and Mumbai, while the nearest airport is situated at a distance of 50 km from Kalimpong. It is Bagdora airport in Siliguri.
Attractions: Admire lush gardens from Durpin Dora Hill, Morgan house, cactus nursery, and Jang Dog Palriffo Brang Gompa.
Hotels to stay: Hotel Mansarovar Stay, Holumba Heaven
Souvenirs: Tibetan handicrafts, Darjeeling tea, woolens and wood crafts.
Weather in Kalimpong in Summer: The climate is pleasant to cold with lowest temperature at 16°C and maximum goes up to 25°C.
6. Coorg – Karnataka (16°C)
This is not just an ideal summer getaway to beat the heat but this is also a great romantic honeymoon destination for couples.
It makes a great family vacation spot for families, friends and solo travelers too. It is mostly covered in dense forests that makes it all the more alluring for nature lovers.
Admire everything in this rich bio-diversity from the dense flora and rare fauna, high cascading waterfalls, and aromatic coffee plantations to sub-urbs and taste the traditional succulent cuisine.
Ideal for: Nature enthusiasts, honeymooners, friends and family vacation.
Things to do: Walk through coffee plantations, interact with elephants, ride a horse, trek.
How to reach: There are 3 nearest railway stations as Coorg does not have a railway station. You can take train to Hassan, Mysore, or Mangalore. The nearest airport is in Mysore at 120 km distance. By road from Bangalore, the journey takes roughly 5 hours and situated at distance of 275 km.
- Witness 2nd highest waterfalls in India at jog falls
- Experience wildlife at Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
- Go for an exhilarating trek and hike at Korbetta
Hotels to stay: Evolve Back, and the Tamara in Coorg
Souvenirs: Coorg Wine and coffee beans from plantations.
Weather in Coorg in Summer: The climate stays pleasant with very chilly nights almost 18OC and highest temperature of 28°C.
7. Nainital – Uttarakhand (22°C)
The lake city and a splendid hill station is one of the suitable places to visit while you visit India in summer.
The town that has its name after the famous Naini lake is situated at the picturesque foothills of the mighty Himalayan mountain range called Kumaon.
There are also many adventure activities and this wonderful places to visit near Delhi and popular international tourist destination in India will give you a memorable holiday forever.
Ideal for: Nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, honeymooners, and families.
How to reach: Nearest airport to fly to is Delhi International Airport and you can travel by different types of inter-city buses from Delhi / Kathgotham which has a railhead situated 35 kilometers from here.
Attractions: Subhash Dhara, Nainital Zoo, Cheena Peak and several lakes of Nainital
Hotels to stay: Hotel Shervani Hilltop, Sterling Nanital hotel
Souvenirs: Pine tree craft, unique candles and bamboo goods
Weather in Nainital in Summer: The climate is moderate and not very hot with pleasant evening breeze. The minimum temperature ranges from 14°C and maximum – 30°C.
8. Darjeeling – West Bengal (18°C)
This place is synonymous with the famous Darjeeling tea plantations.
This is something green and nature friendly place where you find all greenery everywhere. You can find light showers and dew early in the mornings which makes this one of the perfect getaways for a summer holiday in India.
It is situated at an elevation and this hill stations is popularly called ‘Queen of the Hills’.
Ideal for: Honeymooners, friends, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts
Things to do: Sip farm fresh Darjeeling tea, travel in toy train, visit monastery, shopping.
How to reach: Flights are available from Kolkatta airport and the Nearest railway station to Darjeeling is the New Jalpaiguri that is situated roughly 60 km from destination. It connects to major cities in India.
Attractions: Darjeeling toy train, Darjeeling monastery, rangeet valley cable car and adventure sports.
Hotels to stay: Chamong Chiabari, Mayfaur Hotel
Souvenirs: Carpets, rugs, plantation fresh tea, and specially hand knitted items
Weather in Darjeeling in Summer: The average to maximum temperature is 21°C and this is an elevated place so the summer is also very cool and pleasant.
9. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (10°C)
This largest city of the state of Himachal Pradesh for which it is the capital city too.
This city with mystical charm is situated in a woody and hilly place elevated at over 2000 meters above sea level! It is very famous for tourists and honeymooners especially during summer months.
Many families visit the popular Ridge where only walking is allowed, and Mall Road that hosts several restaurants, cafe, and shops. There are great old ancient historical places that are now converted to museum / hotels, etc.
Ideal for: Nature lovers, tourists, honeymooners, families.
Things to do: Sightseeing, forest camping, nature camping, trekking.
How to reach: The Nearest railway station is at Kalka which is less than 90 km from Shimla. From there you must travel by road by taxi, buses, or toy train ride. Nearest airport is Chandigarh over 100 km far.
Attractions: Experience walking through Ridge, shopping at Mall Road, Kalka to Shimla Toy Train, Kufri, and highest cricket grounds at Chail.
Hotels to stay: The White Haven B&B and Tweet Tweet Homestay Family Suite
Souvenirs: Wooden ornaments and handicrafts, handmade paper, jewelery, and old artifacts.
Weather in Shimla in Summer: As it is a hill station there is wet climate most of the year and the summer average temperatures range from 15°C to maximum 35°C in hottest month of May.
10. Manali – Himachal Pradesh (8°C)
This is one of the most popular hill stations in India with snow capped mountains and lush meadows and blooming flowers.
The ultimate getaway for summer for anybody as it is situated amidst the picturesque mountains of Pir Panjal and Dauladhar ranges.
From sightseeing for historic museums and temples to dare devil adventure sports, all in Manali – the tourists’ magnet place.
Ideal for: Pilgrims, nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, families, honeymooners.
Things to do: Camping in nature, paragliding, trekking, white river rafting, hot air balloon.
How to reach: The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar situated at a distance of 50 km but does not connect to major cities. The nearest airport is Bhuntar, also 50 km distance. Take taxi from there otherwise travel by inter-city bus to other cities in Northern India.
Attractions: Visit Hadimba temple, Rohtang pass, Solang Valley, River Beas Kund Trek
Hotels to stay: Boutique Heritage Home, Cedrus Riverside Villa, The Duffdon House
Souvenirs: Himalayan Handicrafts, Woolens, Kinnauri Shawls and Kullu caps, Prayers Wheels.
Weather in Manali in Summer: As it is near Himalayas, climate is cool most of the year and the summer average temperatures range from 12°C to maximum 32°C in hottest month of May.