Dreaming of a summer minus the sweat and the swelter? Switzerland doesn’t have to be the only answer! Our country is blessed with a range of destinations which stay blissfully cool all year round, even as temperatures in the metros hit hideous highs. What’s more, they won’t burn a hole in your pocket either! Here’s looking at four super cool destinations within India which you can escape to this summer, with Kesari Tours.
Summer temperature: Minimum: 19°C & Maximum: 28°C
Set in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, this once the summer capital of British India still retains its cool and quaint air. Visit this highly popular hill station with Kesari Tours and be smitten by Shimla’s forested hillsides, winding Mall road, bustling bazaars, gorgeous colonial architecture and, best of all, its glorious views of the snow-clad mountains. The ‘Queen of the Hills’ definitely deserves repeat visits, we say!
Summer temperature: Minimum: 12°C & Maximum: 23°C
This Himalayan resort town in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, nestled around a pear-shaped lake, is surrounded by mountains. With Kesari Tours, you experience boating on the emerald waters of Naini Lake, enjoy the cable car ride up to the Snow View observation point for mountain viewing, and splash in the Kempty Falls. Love lakes? Then there’s simply no missing Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal, pristine waters amidst the hills that gladden the spirit.
Summer temperature: Minimum: 13°C & Maximum: 28°C
Witness the mighty Mt Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks, with Kesari Tours. If the slopes surrounding Darjeeling are redolent with its distinctive tea plantations, Sikkim’s dramatic landscapes simply take the breath away. Wildflowers swaying in alpine meadows and prayer flags fluttering alongside hilltop monasteries… it’s easy to feel blessed to be alive.
Summer temperature: Minimum: 7°C & Maximum: 20°C
The name Ladakh translates as the ‘Land of High Passes’ and there are few places on earth that can equal its stark, stunning beauty. Extending from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas, Ladakh is dotted with ancient monasteries, crumbling palaces, and exquisite lakes. Experience the thrill of Leh district in Ladakh, one of the coldest deserts in the world, with Kesari Tours. Heady and how!