Top Summer Holiday Destinations in North India

Top Summer Holiday Destinations in North India

First Published on: May 30, 2016 | Last Updated: February 2, 2020

The northern part of India makes for the perfect summer holiday destination thanks to the amazing mountain ranges. If you want to escape the scorching heat of the summer, here are some of the most popular holiday destinations in North India:

Leh And Ladakh

Also known as little Tibet, Leh-Ladakh is characterized by several lakes, mountain passes, and beautiful valleys. This is where biking enthusiasts flock into Ladakh to experience one of the best rides of their lives. If you want to feel at complete peace and tranquility, Ladakh is the place to be.


A panoramic view of hills covered with fog in Shimla

This tiny hill station in Himachal Pradesh has been a popular summer vacation destination for several years now. You can visit the famous Dorje Drak and Jonang Takten Phunstok monasteries, several temples, caves, rapids, beautiful waterfalls and of course, go trekking in the pristine and green valley that Shimla has to offer. This is one of the most preferred holiday destinations for families.


Manali is the perfect holiday destination for anyone who is seeking a bit of adventure. Paragliding, white water rafting and trekking are the most popular sports that one can enjoy in Manali. Besides that, quaint streets lined with tiny handicraft markets attract tourists from all over the world during the summer. Of course, you would love to witness the beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges of the Himalayas as you sip a warm cup of tea.


The capital of Kashmir, Srinagar is one of the most buzzing tourist destinations. It is made up of gorgeous lakes, surrounded by the mountain range of the Himalayas, dotted by several gardens and swamps. A houseboat stay in Srinagar is something that you must certainly try this summer.


Rishikesh is where Yoga was born. People visit this holy place to experience the power of meditation and yoga. In addition to that, there are several camping sites. You can try several interesting Ayurvedic cuisines while you are at Rishikesh if you love to indulge in some novel tastes.


This is one of the best family holiday destinations in north India. Beautiful valleys made up of forests and lakes attract several tourists to Nainital every year. The sight of the lake form your window is definitely not to be missed.


Also known as the queen of hills, Mussoorie is located in Uttarakhand. You will see the first glimpses of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas when you visit this tiny town. It is also known for the Kuli Bazaar, which is a buzzing market in the heart of Mussoorie.

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This is the spiritual land of Dalai Lama and is filled with mist eternally, adding to mystic appeal. Hence, attracts several celebrities from across the globe including the likes of Richard Gere who come here to learn about the Buddhist traditions.

You can make your summer blissful by choosing any one of the destinations above. Forget the alps, you have everything you need right here in India!


Kumaresh Das

Kumaresh Das

An avid traveler, football crazy and of course love riding bike.

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