Top 10 Places In India To Visit In Summer With Your Family

By RimTim Staff Writer
June 2, 2017
Best Summer Destinations to travel in India

It’s summer, that time of the year when the kids are restless because the schools are out and they are bored. So you want to know where to take your family in India this summer for a memorable vacation? Great! You have come to the right place.

India is generally hot and humid during summer time. But the best places to visit during summer in India remain cool, remarkably so, even when the rest of the country struggles in the oppressive heat.

Each of the summer getaways listed here will allow you to freshen up, recharge and rejuvenate, especially after a hard year at work or school. Let’s find out more about them!

Top Ten Places in India to Visit in Summer

  1. Kempty Fall, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

    Kempty fall Mussoorie Uttarakhand Situated on the Yamunotri Road at a distance of about 15 km from Mussoorie, Kempty Fall is known as the best waterfall vacation spot in India. Initially, Kempty Fall was founded as a place for casual get-togethers and organized tea-parties. But later, it was transformed into a public tourist attraction and a popular place for families to picnic.
    One can enjoy a refreshing dip under the milky stream of the waterfall which is located at a height of 4500 ft. Boating facilities are also available at a nearby pond near the waterfall. Food is available for purchase at nearby shops at affordable rates. In order to reach Kempty Fall, one can commute using a bus or taxi which are easily available from Mussoorie station. Dehradun Railway station and Jolly Grant Airport are the nearest to it.
  2. Coorg, Karnataka

    Coorg, Karnataka Located in the Indian state of Karnataka, this is the biggest coffee producing region in the country. You will certainly enjoy going on a walk through the expansive coffee plantations here with the special someone in your life.
    There is a thick fragrance of coffee in the air everywhere you go in Coorg. The climate here remains cool even in the hottest of summers, and you will love the feel of the cool breeze caressing your face. Have as much coffee as you like and soak in on the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of this unique place.
  3. Imphal, Manipur

    Imphal, Manipur Both foreign and domestic tourists have always given a pass to the state of Manipur in North East India, which is understandable, given that this state was caught up in a brutal militancy. But things have returned to normalcy in Manipur since, and there haven’t been any serious incidents of violence here for many years.
    This is a great opportunity for you to witness firsthand the big changes that are happening in Manipur and spend time in the lovely city of Imphal, the capital of Manipur. Imphal is a throwback to a much older period, the colonial era when the British ruled India.
    There are still many wonderful architectural designs of that period here, and they have been preserved very well. There are waterfalls, rivers, and lakes just a short drive from Imphal. You will also enjoy playing golf here, amid the region’s natural beauty Imphal remains cool in April and May even when the rest of the country is burning hot.
  4. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

    Ooty, Tamil Nadu Ooty is the quintessential South Indian summer getaway and has always been popular with tourists from across the country. Ooty is more expensive than some of the other popular summer destinations in the country. It’s hard to book hotel rooms here is the summer unless you make the reservation well in advance because the place is literally teeming with tourists during this time.
    Ooty is a photographer’s delight, so make sure to carry your best camera with you during your visit. Couples will enjoy going on a romantic boat ride on the lakes with perfectly transparent, crystal clear waters.
  5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

    Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and has been a traditional favorite with tourists. It has been a popular summer haunt since the days of the British Empire. India’s former British rulers spent most of the summer in the cool surroundings of Shimla as they couldn’t stand the heat and humidity of the rest of the country.
    Shimla, in a lot of ways, reminded them of home. It is the famous hill station in India and a beautiful city, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. The folks here are very friendly and helpful. There is a certain relaxed atmosphere around Shimla that is easy to love.
    You will also enjoy shopping in the busy, bustling markets here. You may be interested in particular in the beautifully designed handicrafts and inexpensive jewelry made by local artisans of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
  6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

    Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Rishikesh is where all the people from the rest of India go to when they’ve had enough of the oppressive heat the country during the summer. Rishikesh has something for everyone. It has a lot to offer to the religious or spiritual minded. There are many historic temples and other holy places here. If you are an adventure junkie, you can take part in a number of different adventure sports such as river rafting, hand gliding, rock climbing, hiking, mountaineering, diving, bungee jumping and more. You must try out river rafting in Rishikesh. That is one of the most fun things you can do this summer.
  7. Nubra Valley, Ladakh

    Nubra Valley, Ladakh Nubra Valley is situated in the stunning region of Ladakh, in the northernmost part of India. It lies right in the bosom of the Himalayas and miraculously, it is one of the few places in the country where it actually snows.
    Yes! If you want to experience snow in India you should visit Nubra Valley. But not in the summer, though. You won’t get any snow here during the summer, but you will enjoy the sight of the clear Nubra Valley night sky with millions of brightly lit stars glowing at you.
  8. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

    Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Tawang is one of the most charming towns in North East India, which is a delightful place to visit during the summer. Tawang belongs to the state of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India, which is the most sparsely populated region in the country.
    So if you want to get away from the mad Monday traffic of Delhi or Mumbai, head to Tawang. Among the places to visit here in Tawang are the Tawang Monastery, which is the biggest Buddhist monastery in the country and the second biggest in the world, the Tawang War Memorial, and the imposing Gorichen Peak.
  9. Darjeeling, West Bengal

    Darjeeling, West Bengal No summer destinations list in India is complete without Darjeeling, a beautiful hill city in West Bengal which is famous for its tea plantations. It stays cool for much of the year, even amid the worst of Indian summers. There is thick greenery everywhere in Darjeeling and there are no crowds or traffic as in the rest of India. You will enjoy your walk through the tea plantations as much as you will love the flavor of the Darjeeling Tea.
  10. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

    mount-abu-rajasthan Situated at the highest pinnacle of Aravalli range, Mount Abu is one of the most visited places in Rajasthan. In fact, it is also one of the most visited hill stations in India. Mount Abu is widely renowned for its cooling and soothing atmosphere which makes it the late spring capital of Rajasthan. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Dilwara Jain Temples and Nakki Lake are the famous attractions to visit in this astounding hill station. Sightseers can also enjoy a three-day summer celebration of traditional music and exhibitions related to unique Rajasthani handicrafts here.

It’s been a very hot summer so far in India. Don’t you wish you could just get away somewhere with your family for a quick break?

So which of the listed places to visit in summer in India did you like best? Do let us know!