India is a vast country and there are so many places to travel in India. But, whenever, we always get confused and not able to get the right place to visit with our family on vacation. Traveling with family gives you a better experience and unforgettable memories too. Every place has its own specialty and significance. But, if you are planning your trip in summer, then, it is quite difficult to get the right one. Hence, there is a list of some of the best places to visit in summer with family. Read on to know more-

1. Shimla

The cool and pleasant climate of Shimla makes it a perfect destination for tourists during summers. Shimla provides scope for adventure activities like camping, trekking and many more. Among various tourist spots, the mall road is a very famous market in Shimla that has a good number of banks, restaurants, shops, post office, theatre and most famously elevator. The nearby areas of Mashobra and Kufri are also the ideal destination for having leisure walk with flora and fauna. It is also one of the best place for photography. You should visit here once.

Transport – Mountain train from Kalka, it also has an airport through the nearest international airport is Chandigarh International Airport.

2. Dehradun

Located between Ganga and Yamuna, the capital city of Uttarakhand provides spectacular scenery. The cool weather during the summers makes it a perfect destination for everyone. It serves as a base for various facilitating memorials, museums, iconic clock tower, zoo and many more. You can also plan a picnic at Sahastradhara on the banks of the Baldi River with your family to make your trip more memorable.

Transport – Very well connected by Air, Trains, and Roads.

3. Shillong

The Scotland of East is blessed with a number of Natural Waterfalls, beautiful lakes resembling those of Scotland. The traditional culture of North-East India is still visible in the city. The beauty of nature and frequent dews makes the visit just more memorable or unforgettable. When you visit here, then don’t forget to visit the Lewduh market as it is the largest open-street market of North East India, for shopping where they can find the local products of their culture.

Transport – Local buses available from Guwahati, which is very well connected by air and rail network. It takes around 3 hours in buses to reach Shillong from Guwahati.

4. Gulmarg

A small part of Earth’s Paradise, Kashmir, the city is known throughout the state for its exquisiteness. The city has one of the most amazing treks in the world which are accessible during summers. Sight-seeing can be done through Gondola. This 1.5 KM cable car is amongst the longest in the world. Because of its natural beauty, it is the best place to visit in summer with family.

Transport – Srinagar is the nearest point connecting all the other places through air and rail networks. It takes 2.5 hours to Gulmarg from Srinagar.

5. Ooty

Ooty is the queen of Nilgiris and is also known as Udagamandalam which is one of the most beautiful and famous place to visit in Tami Nadu. It is a beautiful hill station, situated in South India. Ooty is the capital of Nilgiri district of Tami Nadu. This beautiful place is popularly known as the Princess of the hill station, which is an ideal holiday destination for you. You can visit this place with your family and friends. Ooty is famous for its tea plantation and handmade chocolates. This beautiful place is also famous for its cultural heritage also. Tamil is an official language in Ooty, but Hindi, English and Kannada are also spoken here. If you are interested to visit this place then May to June is the best time to visit. This place is fully covered by the natural beauty that attracts thousands of tourists every year. 

Transport – Nearest airport is Coimbatore around 90KM away, toy train from Coonoor

6. Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the best tourist spot in India, surrounded by the holy river, Ganges, this city is frequently visited for spirituality. It is located in the northern state of Uttarakhand in Himalayan Foothills beside the Ganges River. It is one of the wonderful places to visit in the summer as a summer holiday destination. It is the perfect destination for those who love peace and adventure at the same time. Rishikesh is also one of the famous yoga capitals of the world. Every year, in March there is also a long international yoga festival hosted by Rishikesh. This beautiful place is known as a gateway to the Char Dham. There is a number of Temples near the river. In addition to this, River Rafting is most popular amongst them. Moreover, one can also experience Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Camping, Kayaking and much more. Visit here for its natural beauty and peace.

Transport – Nearest airport is in Dehradun around 15KM away from the city, the rail network is connected by Haridwar from where we can get a local train to Rishikesh.

7. Katra

Another most visited place in India is Katra, the city is prominent for Maa Vaishno Devi Shrine. The temple is on a mountain and one has to cover 14KM to reach there. Summers are the best time to visit the place as the temperature is pleasant and there is less chance for heavy rain and landslides during the journey to the temple. It is the city which is fully filled with spirituality. There is also no Alcohol and non-vegetarian food permitted inside the city.

Transport – Nearest airport is in Jammu. Katra is connected to other cities by rail and road network.

8. Saputara

A fully developed well-planned picturesque hill station in Gujrat which is very famous for its dense forests. This city has the famous sunset point in India. The beauty of nature and the sunset view gives an eye-catching view and attracts most of the tourists towards it. The famed Saputara lake is surrounded by greenery and makes it an ideal place for sailing. Paragliding, River Rolling and Zorbing are some other activities that can be enjoyed. It is also advisable to carry your camera when you go to Saputara. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for a trip to Saputara. Have Happy Vacations!

Transport – Nearest airport is Surat from where we can travel to Saputara

9. Havelock Island

Amongst the most visited islands in Andaman, Havelock Island is the home of many beautiful beaches like Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach and with no excuse, summers are the best time to enjoy beaches. It is one of the main hubs of Scuba Diving, Sea Walk making the trip truly terrific. The divine beauty of the island cannot be ignored as well. Recently, this island has been named as “Swaraj Dweep”

Transport – Ferries from Port Blair

10. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is one of the most famous and beautiful gateways which is located in the South of Mumbai. It is a beautiful hill station which is fully covered with evergreen trees. The natural beauty of this place makes it more beautiful and appealing. It is a small town and a municipal council which is located in the Satara district of Mahabaleshwar. situated at an altitude of 1372 meters above the sea level and also about 120 km southwest of pure. It is a perfect holiday destination to visit in summer. It is a place where you can enjoy and have fun with your family and friends. Mahabaleshwar is also good for photography, videography, and trekking. Hence, it is a perfect weekend gateway from your hustle bustle schedule.

Transport – Buses from Mumbai and Pune

11. Darjeeling

Darjeeling is famous for its tea garden, located in the western state of Himalayan Foothills. Darjeeling is one of the beautiful and wonderful places to visit in West Bengal. Darjeeling is a hill station and is called the summer capital of Calcutta. It is a perfect holiday destination for you and your family. During sunrise, you will get a mesmerizing view of the Kanchenjunga peak from Tiger Hill. In addition to this, the natural views of this place are breathtaking and attract most of the tourists towards it. It is also an ideal destination for photography too because of the beautiful views of this place. Darjeeling is the place where you can relax your mind and a perfect destination too for your busy schedule.

Transport- Buses And Tarins

12. Leh Ladakh

Leh Ladakh is one of the most beautiful and wonderful places to visit in the summer. It is located near Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is the joint capital and also one of the largest towns of  Union Territory of Ladakh. Leh is located in Leh district, which was the historical capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh. Ladakh is situated at a height of 3000 meters in Kargil and 8000 meters in the Karakorum. It is an extremely cold climate only because of this high altitude. Ladakh is famous for its natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. It is a dream destination for bike riders and trekkers too. You can also enjoy some trekking opportunities at Khardung La pass. In addition to this, it is a beautiful place for photography, and solo travelers. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to enjoy your vacations in the lap of nature. 

Transport- Buses, Bikes And Cars

13. Manali

Manali is located in the nearest mountains of Himachal Pradesh in the northern end of the Kullu valley. The official language which is spoken in Manali is only Hindi. It serves as a summer’s capital of the British. Vacation at Manali gives picturesque memory with green mountains, fresh air, breathtaking sceneries, and many more. This is the perfect destination to enjoy your vacation with your family and friends. Here you can also get experience in many adventurous sports like trekking, paragliding, zip-lining, bungee jumping, and so on. This place is surrounded with the lush greenery, flora and fauna that elevates the charm of the place and makes it one of the dream destination for everyone. The best time to visit this place is from May to June. You seriously can’t miss this place! Hey, yes! Don’t forget to bring your camera and a cheerful smile on your face. Happy Vacations! 

Transport- Buses And Trains

14. Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, located in the North-East part of India. This alluring place is surrounded by lush greenery, mountains and clouds. The Himalayan Mountain Range is the paradise for trekkers. One can also get a spectacular view of the mountains and clouds from Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is truly an ideal destination to spend your precious time with your family, especially during summertime. The eye-catching birds’ view is also the greatest advantage of this place. The name hill-top indicates the Gantako as a wonderful hill station in the country. You will also get to know about the rich culture of this city. Gangtok is the only place in India that is abundant in Natural Beauty. Thus, how can you miss this scenic and gorgeous place? Hey, don’t worry! A trip to Gangtok will not be going to burn your bank balance! 

Transport- Trains And Buses

15. Nainital

Nainital is one of the most famous and popular hill stations in India which is located in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 2,084 meters above sea level. This place is famous for its natural beauty and due to its favorable climate. Nainital is the home of many lakes. It is a perfect holiday destination for you and your family. This place is fully surrounded by the Kumaon Himalayas which gives a perfect view of nature. This alluring natural view attracts many of the tourists towards it. You can visit this place by roadway, airway and railway, all are good for you. The lush greenery and hills are also an advantage to your trip. Here you can also enjoy many adventurous activities like, paragliding, zip-lining, boating, rafting, trekking, etc. Thus, take time from your busy schedule and have a trip to Nanital to refresh your mood.

Transport- Cars, Buses And Trains

16. Srinagar

Srinagar is also one of the most beautiful and famous summer holiday destinations with family and friends. Srinagar is a beautiful city that is the summer capital of Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir, located in Kashmir valley which lies in the Jhelum River. Srinagar is also famous for its beautiful traditional handicrafts and dry fruits. The word Srinagar comes from the Sanskrit word and according to History the empire Ashoka founded this beautiful city Srinagar. It is truly a Heaven on Earth because of its lush greenery, beautiful lakes, and some houseboats. These beautiful things increase the beauty of Srinagar. It is also good for photography, videography, and trekking also. The best time to visit this place is in summer because of its cool and clean environment. During winter, there is heavy rainfall and sometimes snowfall too. Hence, summer is the best time to visit here.

Transport- Buses, Trains And Flight

17. Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is a Hill station and India union territory, located on the Northern side of India map. It is a perfect summer holiday destination to spend your precious time with your family. It is an ideal destination for photography, videography, and trekking. Jammu and Kashmir are the hometowns of various valleys such as Tawi valley, Chenab valley, Kashmir Valley, Poonch Valley, Lidder Valley, Sind Valley and many more. These valleys are founded by Maharaja Gulband Singh. It is one of the perfect destinations to spend your holidays in the lap of nature. The breathtaking views, chirping sound of birds, cool breeze, colorful environment, blue sky will surely help you to get an unforgettable experience. Moreover, this location is perfect for any videography or photography. Hence, don’t forget to bring your camera. In addition to this, you will experience a rich culture too. Thus, you should visit here!

Transport- Trains And Buses

18. Harsil- Uttarakhand

Another famous place to visit in summer with family is Harsil, located in the Uttrakhand state of India. The best time to visit here is during the summertime because of its calming and relaxing environment. Surrounded by the Himalayas and dense forest gives a picturesque view of this place. The River Bhagirathi is the main highlight of this beautiful city of Uttrakhand. Trust me, a visit to Harsil will energize you and help you to make your vacations memorable. You can enjoy a snow clad picturesque view and a visit to hot spring at Gangnani. This place is truly a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers. So, what are you waiting for? Take a break from your hustle-bustle life of the city and pack your bags for an amazing trip to Harsil with your family this summer. Hey, don’t worry, a trip to Harsil will not going to burn your bank balance.

Transport- By Car and Bus

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