Best Places To Visit In Summer In India

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Best Places To Visit In Summers In India

Summers in India can be extremely unforgiving. When the mercury rises to above 40C, the high altitude mountains are a welcome respite. From the gigantic Himalayan mountains in the north to the emerald green tea plantation hills in the south, there are a multitude of places to visit in summer in India.

Here is the list of 61 Best Places To Visit In Summer In India

1. Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir - India's Own Moonland

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Known For : Pangong Lake Magnetic Hill Leh Palace

A land like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.

Best Time: Jun to Sep

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2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital

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Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Adventure Activities in Manali

Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness -  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has ever a reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,250

3. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India

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Known For : Khajjiar Satdhara Falls Panchpula

The tiny tinsel town Dalhousie tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh is a piece of paradise for all the travellers. It boasts of old world charm, mesmerising natural landscape, pine-clad valleys, flower bedecked meadows, fast flowing rivers, magnificent misty mountains and some of the most spectacular views in the world. The air smells of the Scottish and Victorian architecture and the ambience reminds you of the pristine British flavours.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

4. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh - The land of god

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Known For : Reckong Peo Kalpa Sarahan

Kinnaur, also known as "Land of god" is about 235 Km from Shimla and is known for its serenity and beauty of the lush green and rocky mountainscape having Satluj, Baspa and Spiti river snaking through it.

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from ₹ 7,900

5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

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Known For : Mall Road, Shimla Kalka Shimla Toy Train The Ridge

Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. among honeymooners and families alike.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

6. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

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Known For : Aru Valley Betaab Valley Lidder River

With untouched and gorgeous natural beauty, Pahalgam is a feast to the eyes and senses. Submerged in lush greenery and alluring Himalayan ranges, it calls for some moments of requiescence at nature's own home.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 11,000

7. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth

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Known For : Dal Lake Mughal Gardens, Srinagar Nishat Bagh

Famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, lies on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round, contributing to the perpetual influx of tourists visiting this city which offers a plethora of gorgeous scenic vistas.

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from ₹ 4,514

8. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir - The Skiing School and Honeymoon

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Known For : Kongdori - Gulmarg Gondola Skiing in Gulmarg Khilanmarg

Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys.

Best Time: October to June

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9. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir - The Holy Caves

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Known For : Vaishno Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi Ardh Kuwari Cave Bhairavnath Temple, Vaishno Devi

Located in Trikuta hills, 13 km from Katra at the height of 1560 m above sea level with bright clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi, with spirituality and vibrancy lingering in the atmosphere.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 4,216

10. Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir - Photographer's paradise

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Known For : Nathatop Paragliding in Patnitop Skiing in Patnitop

With endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

11. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa

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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Tsuglagkhang Complex

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 10,000

12. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World

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Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.
Rishikesh is the most beautiful blend of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. With Whitewater Rafting industry growing and a number of camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favourite, catering to people with different needs.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,396

13. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

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Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Jhula Devi Temple Majhkhali

Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

14. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

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Known For : Eco Cave Gardens Naini Lake Naina Devi Temple

One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). Also famously known as 'City of Lakes,' Nainital abounds in natural beauty, with its snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes lending it a nostalgic charm of its own. Situated at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has a pleasant climate all year round, and can rightfully be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

15. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The queen of hill-stations

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Known For : Lal Tibba Lake Mist Kempty Falls

If your idea of the perfect holiday involves tranquil hills, untouched nature and a holiday experience that is unadulterated in the truest sense of the term, Mussoorie is the place you should be heading to. Nestled amidst the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. The pristine, natural beauty of Mussoorie makes it a very popular choice of holiday for honeymooners. If you want to enjoy the beautiful sight of the rolling green slopes juxtaposed with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is the place for you to be.

Best Time: September to June

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16. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Jungle Safari, Corbett National Park Elephant Ride in Corbett National Park Corbett Waterfall

Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Best Time: Mid October to Mid June

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

17. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - The birthplace of Dalai Lama

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Known For : Sela Pass Tawang Monastery Madhuri Lake

Located at a height of about 3048m, is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous as the birth place of Dalai Lama.

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from ₹ 12,259

18. Kaziranga National Park, Assam - Home to the One Horned Rhino

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Home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site.

Best Time: October to June

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19. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

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Known For : Mawlynnong Umiam Lake Elephant Falls

A beautiful city encircled by pine trees, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Standing as tall as 1496 meters, Shillong provides a relief from the heat across the country. This hill station is known for its picturesque sights and traditions. The soothing climate makes Shillong suitable to visit in all seasons. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind adds to the joy of visiting this hill station. This place is also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’. One can find descendants of the Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal and Langrim tribes.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 5,476

20. Kohima, Nagaland - A land ruled by the Nagas

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Known For : Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak Kohima Museum Touphema Village

Kohima is the hilly capital of Nagaland, which is one of the seven sister states of India. ‘Kohima’ is the anglicized name given by the British, the original name being 'Kewhira' derived from the Kewhi flowers found in the region. Famous for its ethereal environment and untouched beauty, it is a land of folklore passed down through the ages. Situated at a height of 1500 metres above the sea level, it is endowed with quaint hills, emerald forests and a picturesque landscape. It is the go-to place for all you adventure enthusiasts as it is ideal for trekking, camping and hiking.

Best Time: October to June

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21. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

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Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge Dawki Mawlynnong

Among the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunjee with its clean and pristine surroundings is an excellent place to sit back and unwind.

Best Time: September to May

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22. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Tarin Fish Farm - Paddy cultivation Kile Pakho Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, Ziro is the peace seeker's paradise. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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23. Majuli, Assam - World's Largest Fresh Water Island

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Known For : Kamalabari Satra Dakhinpat Satra Garmur

Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city.

Best Time: July to March

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24. Puri, Orissa - Rath Yatra and the Beaches

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Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Chilika Lake Puri Beach

One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple.

Best Time: July to March

25. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.

Best Time: February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

26. West Sikkim, Sikkim - The base of Kangchenjunga

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Known For : Pelling Geyzing Pemayangtse Monastery

West Sikkim, located at the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, offers one of the best views of Southeast face of Mt. Kangchenjunga.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 14,174

27. North Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Gurudongmar Lake Lachung Yumthang Valley

One of the most uninhabited areas of the country, yet extremely beautiful and charming, North Sikkim shares its boundary with China and Nepal.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 12,000

28. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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Known For : Nathu La Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird’s eye view in a cable car.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

29. Kalimpong, West Bengal

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Known For : Durpin Dara hill Cactus Nursery Morgan House

Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc.

Best Time: March to June, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

30. Dooars, West Bengal - India's gateway to Bhutan.

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Known For : Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary Sumsing and Suntalekhola Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

Starting from river Teesta in the East to river Sankoshi in the west, Dooars is a local name given to the floodplains of North-East India around Bhutan. The name 'Dooars' has emerged from 'door' as Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan.

Best Time: Throughout the year

31. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh - Queen of the Satpuras

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Known For : Bee falls Jata Shankar caves Pandava Caves

The only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is often known as the queen of the Satpura ranges.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View hotels starting from ₹ 599

32. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

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Known For : Atukkad Waterfalls Echo Point, Munnar Pothamedu View Point

The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 4,498

33. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

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Known For : Banasura Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Edakkal Caves

Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and home stays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.

Best Time: Throughout the year

34. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

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Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Best Time: October to March

35. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.

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Known For : Killiyur Falls Emerald Lake, Yercaud Bear's Cave

Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views.

Best Time: October to June

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36. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Ooty Rose Garden

The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind. Ooty is nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and enjoys a favourable climate all year round.

Best Time: Throughout the year

37. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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Known For : Law's Falls Sim's Park Lamb's Rock

One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1930 meters and just 19 km from Ooty.

Best Time: October to March

38. Nandi Hills, Karnataka - Hillocks borrowed from heaven

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Known For : Paragliding in Nandi Hills Tipu's Drop Tipu's Summer Residence

It is often said that 'the best places are off the beaten path', and Nandi Hills is a clear testimony to that. Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years, and has now become a well-known holiday spot. Situated at a height of 4851 feet above sea level, this ancient hill fortress is an idyllic escape from the daily city life. Once used as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monument, and is surrounded by mesmerizing views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise.

Best Time: October to June

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39. Mysore, Karnataka - A glimpse of Southern India

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Known For : Mysore Palace Somanathapura Temple Brindavan Gardens

Famously known as The City of Palaces, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Mysore is one of the most flamboyant places in the country. It is replete with the history of its dazzling royal heritage, intricate architecture, its famed silk sarees, yoga, and sandalwood, to name just a few. Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the third most populated city in the state of Karnataka, and its rich cultural heritage draws millions of tourists all year round.

Best Time: Throughout the year

40. Nagarhole, Karnataka - Of national parks and bird sanctuaries

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Known For : Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Nagarhole National Park Kutta

Nagarhole is southern storehouse of rich flora and fauna and is host to Nagarhole national park, celebrated as one of the best wildlife parks as well as the Bandipur bird sanctuary.

Best Time: October to May

41. Ranthambore, Rajasthan - One of the best national parks of the country

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Known For : Jeep Safari Ranthambore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Ranthambhore Fort

This is one of the best tiger reserves of the country, known to have "friendly" tigers and chances of sighting one here is reasonably better than many other tiger reserves of India. Along with this Ranthambore has one of the richest flora and fauna making it an absolutely must visit area

Best Time: October to Apr

View packages starting from ₹ 5,500

42. Kabini, Karnataka - Home to the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

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Known For : Jungle Safari, Kabini Elephant Safari Boating in Kabini

Once a private hunting area for the British, this famous wildlife destination has a rich variety of flora and fauna making it a gorgeous tourist spot.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View hotels starting from ₹ 2,500

43. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

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Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view.

Best Time: September to May

44. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

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Known For : Elephant's Head point Chinaman's falls Dhobi waterfall

A hill town in Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.

Best Time: October to June

45. Raigad, Maharashtra

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Known For : Raigad Fort Diveagar Beach Jagadishwar Temple

Raigad, is a historically rich district is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Located at 2,851mts, it is surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri and the Arabian Sea.

Best Time: November to March

46. Harihareshwar, Maharashtra - Dakshin Kashi

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Known For : Harihareshwar Beach Kalbhairav Temple Ganesh Gully

Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination especially for people in Mumbai and Pune.

Best Time: October to March

View hotels starting from ₹ 2,000

47. Bangalore, Karnataka - Garden city of India

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Known For : Bangalore Palace Cubbon Park MG Road, Bangalore

Having evolved gradually from being the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is the third largest and one of the most livable cities in India.

Best Time: Throughout the year

48. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan

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Known For : Dilwara Temples Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Nakki Lake

The only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning piece of architecture in the country. If you are a history or architecture buff, this is one of the places you should absolutely not miss out in India.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 5,207

49. Thekkady, Kerala - Periyar-India's Largest Tiger Reserve

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Known For : Periyar National Park Periyar Tiger Trail Bamboo Rafting

Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is a great way to enjoy a jungle vacation.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 7,464

50. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh - The Tiger's Den

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Formerly a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Rewa, this National Park is world-renowned as a tiger reserve.

Best Time: October to June

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51. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh - The land of Jungle Book

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A delightful town situated in the district of Mandla, Kanha National park is the haven of an exceptionally wide variety of wild animals, including the majestic creature tiger. Wide open grass plains with a backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered bamboo forests play host to a wide variety of wildlife and diverse birdlife with over 300 species recorded. The present-day area stretches over 940-kilometre square which is divided into two sanctuaries: Hallon and Banjar. Located in a central region of Madhya Pradesh it is the largest National Park in central India and has been ranked as one of the best parks in Asia. Among the 22 species of large mammals, the royal Bengal tigers are a major attraction.

Best Time: October to June

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52. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

Best Time: September to May

53. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Sitla Mukteshwar Temple Mukteshwar Inspection Bunglow

Mukteshwar is a small hill town mostly known for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling etc. and the amazing view of Himalayan ranges you get from there.

Best Time: October to June

54. Auli, Uttarakhand - The skiing destination of India

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Known For : Skiing in Auli Gurso Bugyal View Points

Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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55. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

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Known For : Malshej falls Pimpalgaon Joga Dam Harishchandragad Fort Trek

A beautiful hill station with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

Best Time: July to March

56. Matheran, Maharashtra - Cutest little hill-station of India

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Known For : Louisa point Panorama Point Charlotte lake

Nestled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a cosy little hill station that stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level, and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, making it the perfect weekend getaway. With its name literally translating to “overhead forest”, Matheran is the smallest hill station in all of India, but it is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Best Time: Throughout the year

57. Devikulam, Kerala - A lake in which Goddess Sita bathed

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Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala.

Best Time: November to May

58. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Munsiyari Chandak Kafni Glacier Trek

A small urban town bustling with tourists is a prime example of raw beauty of nature and is often fondly referred to as the ?Little Kashmir?.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

59. Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.

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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Katarmal Sun Temple

Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an adyllic vibe.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 27,500

60. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Chandratal Lake Key Monastery Kunzum Pass

Long winding roads and picturesque valleys presenting glimpses of cold deserts and snow-crowned mountains, with intermittent greenery and picture-perfect villages welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. Bordered on all sides by the Himalayas, Spiti Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh, has an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level, and gets around 250 days of sunshine in the year, making it one of the coldest places in the country. With the thick Himalayan snow cutting Spiti off from the rest of the country for around 6 months a year, the summer months are the only time Spiti is directly accessible via motorway.

Best Time: Mid May to Mid Oct

View packages starting from ₹ 8,000

61. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Kheerganga Trek Trekking in Kasol Tosh

A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Commonly known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little village is resplendent in natural scenic beauty, and is one of the few places in the country that is yet to be ruined by urbanization and commercialization. Situated between the towns of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol might seem like a plain, nondescript village from the outside, but it is one of the best places in the country to just sit back and chill in the lap of nature.

Best Time: October to June

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