The summer season is here. This is the time for kids and families to venture out to travel and spend time having fun. The summer vacations are the ideal time to go for family trips to the best summer holiday destinations.
North India has a variety of places that you could visit during the summers. Taking a break to these hill stations and other top summer destinations would be refreshing for you and your family. Here are some of the best places you can explore this summer season!
Kashmir, fondly called as the heaven on earth, proves to be a heavenly retreat during the summers. Packed with picturesque landscapes, mountains and valleys, this place can even give wings to your imagination. Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Patnitop are some of the main tourist attractions of Kashmir.
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Rishikesh is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in India. Located in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is also a destination to escape from the scorching heat of the summers. The main attractions to visit here include Parmarth Niketan, Triveni Ghat, Laxman Jhula and other tourist places too.
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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is one of the best places to visit in North India. This hill station is a perfect summer retreat as summers here are the best for trekking and sightseeing. You can visit these places and have a great vacation with your family and kids.
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Summers are the best season to visit this valley of flowers in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the main tourist places here is the Khardung La Pass which is the highest motorable road in the world. The other attractions of the place are listed here.
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Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamshala is one of the best hill stations of North India. The pleasant weather at the place makes it to one of the best summer destinations in North India for families. Apart from enjoying the scenic views of the hill station, you can also visit the Kangra Museum, Dhauladhar ranges and also visit the Hindu and Jain temples here.
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Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Kasauli is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh that can be visited throughout the year for its pleasant climatic conditions. Some of the places to visit here include the Monkey Point, Baba Balak Nath Temple, the Kasauli Brewery and the Christ Church.
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Manali is a famous hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. The snow-capped mountains and the tourist places here make it one of the best summer holiday destinations for families. Some of the places to visit here include the Great Himalayan National Park, Solang Valley and the Solang Valley among the rest.
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McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh
McLeod Ganj is a small village in the suburbs of Dharamshala of Himachal Pradesh. The place is known for the Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan sites like Namgyal monastery, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, etc. The other attractions you can visit here include the Shiva Temple, and the Kangra Fort.
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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie is a hill station that is spread over five hills in the Dhauladhar range in Himachal Pradesh. The Chamunda Devi Temple, Rang Mahal and the Khajjiar Lake are some of the tourist attractions of Dalhousie.
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Nainital, the Lake District of India, is located in theHimalayan belt and has a number of lakes that attract tourists from various parts of the world. A few places that you shouldn't miss here are the Naini Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Land's End, Snow-View and Raj Bhavan.
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