May 22nd, 2016 by Abhijit Chakraborty admin

The summers are back with a vengeance. Now is the best time to plan a great escape to some place cooler. Luckily, India abounds in hill-stations that offer the much-needed relief from the heat, and with OYOs in these places, a vacation is convenient and inexpensive.

Read on to discover some of India’s best hill-stations for that perfect summer getaway.

 

Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir is a state full of enchanting beauty, and Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, ranks among the best places to be this summer. The beautiful Nishat Bagh, the serene Dal Lake, the lofty peaks surrounding the valley, and the lip-smacking Kashmiri cuisine are just some of the many reasons that make Srinagar the crowning glory of a place that has often been called a ‘Paradise on Earth’.

 

Dal Lake, Srinagar
Dal Lake, Srinagar

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Mount Abu

A cool hill-station in the desert state of Rajasthan – sounds unbelievable? Welcome to Mount Abu, the most popular hill-station in the Aravallis. Famous for the Nakki Lake that offers visitors a chance to enjoy boating and the ornately carved Dilwara Jain Temples that breathe magic into marble, Mount Abu offers a unique combination of climate and culture that cannot be found anywhere else.

Read More: These Places in Mount Abu Will Make Your Holiday a Great Experience!

 

The famous Toad Rock, Mount Abu
The famous Toad Rock, Mount Abu

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Ooty

This hill-station in Tamil Nadu has been known by many names – Udhagamandalam, Udhagai, Ootacamund and Ooty. A number of vantage points offer stunning views of the valley below, most notably the Dolphin Peak. The town houses India’s largest rose garden as well as the 65 acre wide Ooty Lake. The Deer Park is a zoo located on the edge of the lake. Another interesting feature is the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

The area surrounding Emerald Lake, Ooty
The area surrounding Emerald Lake, Ooty

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Wayanad

Away from the bustle of the busy cities lies Wayanad, a quaint district not yet accessible by train. A picturesque road through the Western Ghats (including a famous hairpin bend) connects this district to the rest of the country. The place is best known for its natural beauty, thanks to a number of gushing waterfalls, lush green forests and wildlife.

 

Soochipara Falls, Wayanad
Soochipara Falls, Wayanad

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Coonoor

The second largest hill station in the Nilgiris after Ooty, Coonoor is famous for its Nilgiri tea. Apart from its beautiful tea estates, Coonoor is also famous for the Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint and Lamb Rock viewpoint. Droog Fort, located 13 km away from Coonoor was once used by Tipu Sultan. Coonoor also has the famous Law’s Falls.

A house in the tea fields, Coonoor
A house in the tea fields, Coonoor

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So, these were five great summertime destinations for your vacation this season. Need more options? Read Part 1 of this blog post here.

 

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