The summers are here and it's holiday time for the kids! In India summers are not much fun as the temperature can go soaring making it difficult to bear through the day. How about taking a trip to North India this summer?
Here are some places in North India that you could visit this summer to escape from the heat and enjoy with your loved ones. This list is based on the climatic conditions of the popular tourist destinations in India.
When the weather is it, how better could it get than to escape to the snowy hills? Kashmir in J&K is one of the best places in north India to visit during summers as the temperature during the season never goes beyond 25degrees. The place is also relatively cooler than the rest of the country.
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Kedarnath in Uttarakhand is another beautiful destination to explore in North India this summer. The average temperature here during the period is around 17degrees and this is the ideal time to visit the Kedarnath Temple too.
Taking a boat ride in the lakes of Srinagar when the climate is pleasant is something you should try this summer. The temperature here doesn't go beyond 33degrees, making it a sought-after summer destination of North India.
Located in the Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand, Gangotri is a popular pilgrimage site among Hindus. With a pleasant climate throughout summer, this is the best time to visit Gangotri.
Some visit Shimla to play with snow flakes, whereas for some it is all about sightseeing. If you wish to visit Shimla when the temperature is not too low, summers are the best time to visit the place for trekking and sightseeing.
Leh in J&K has an unpredictable temperature throughout the year, but during summers the temperature is moderate and falls between 20degrees and 30degrees making summers the best time to visit the place.
Mussoorie in Uttarakhand is one of the best places to visit in North India this summer. It has enough sightseeing options making it one of the best tourist destinations of North India. The maximum temperature here during summers is 27degrees, thus an ideal time to visit the place.
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Kangra in Himachal Pradesh is also known as the Dev Bhumi, and it also has a mention in the epic Mahabharatha. This beautiful place has enough sightseeing options like lakes, temples and trek routes. The summers here are pleasant, making it the ideal time for trekking and exploring the tourist attractions of the place.
Lansdowne is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand and one of the best places to visit in North India during summer. Lansdowne has temples and other sightseeing options. This place was also a hub of freedom fighters during the colonial period. A visit to the war memorials would take you to the glorious past of Lansdowne. Summers as the best season to visit the place as the climate here is pleasant during the period.
Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh is a popular pilgrimage centre for both Sikhs and Hindus. Since the temperature during summers falls between 6degrees and 16degrees, this is the best time to visit the place. The temperature is otherwise too low in the region.
Almora in Uttarakhand is one of the best places to visit in North India during summers. This hill station offers breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas, making it popular among tourists. Summers are the best time to visit the place as the climate is pleasant during the season.