Written by: Avishek Singh
Summer holidays have always fascinated me since school days. No pressure of packing the bags for the next day, not hurrying up in the morning to catch the school bus, no morning assembly and the best part was waiting for that day when the packing begins for a family trip. The excitement used to be at its peak. Do these days still give you a feeling of moving back to the same life? Indeed, who doesn’t want to re-live these moments. But as they say your happiness depends entirely on your actions. And if you are one of those who want to re-live those moments with your friends or family, business connect brings you the list of 5 perfect destinations to spend your summer holidays in India in 2019.
1:Auli: This is one of the best places in India you must visit. With its snow capped mountains and lush green beauty, Auli has a mesmerising beauty. No matter whatever time of the year you decide to go, do not forget to carry your warm clothes.
Top places to visit:Chattrakund Lake, Joshimath, Chenab Lake, Chattrakund, Gorson Bugyal, Joshimath.
Activities: Trek to Gurso Bugyal, Visit the Artificial Lake, Visit valley of flowers, Cable car ride.
How to reach: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport which is 280 kilometres from Auli. Haridwar railway station is the closest and is 285 kilometres from Auli. Nearest major city is New Delhi , located at a distance of 500 kilometres by road.
2: Manali: This is one of the most visited hill stations in Himachal. Scenic beauty is absolutely fantastic. It’s a small town which is surrounded by hills with snow covered on them. This is a picture perfect place.
Top places to visit: Kullu, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Temple, Beas River Tibetan Monastery and Jogini Falls.
Activities: Paragliding in Solang valley, River rafting, Beas Kund Trek, Ride a yak, Bike ride to Rohtang Pass.
How to reach: Nearest airport is Bhuntar which is 50 kilometres away. You can easily find state run busses as Manali is well connected by road.
3: Nainital: The lake city Nainital is situated in the lap of Uttarakhand and has multiple beautiful destinations. With so much to do and with such beauty around this is a paradise for nature lovers.
Top places to visit: Himalayan View point, Snow view point, Tiffin top, Mall Road, Naini Lake.
Activities: Viewing sunrise from Tiffin top. Boating in Naini Lake, travel through ropeway, night first camping, rock climbing , rappelling, Slithering
How to reach: Nearest Airport is Panthnagar which is 65 kilometres from Nainital. Nearest railway is Kathgodham which is 34 kilometres from Nainital. Nainital has excellent bus connectivity too.
4: Ladakh: This is a perfect thrilling vacation destination. Plan for Ladakh and be sure of an amazing vacation. Huge mountain peaks, untouched lakes, chilled yet so pleasant weather and away from the hustle bustle of city life. It promises to be full of excitement and variety.
Top places to visit: Spituk Gompa, Zanskar valley, Khardung-La-pass, Spituk Gompa, Tso Lake and Hemis National Park
Activities: Roam about the town of Leh, Visit Khardung-La-pass and cycle all the way down to Leh, white water rafting in Zanskar river, interact with Monks.
How to reach: Nearest airport Kushok Bakula Rimpochee in Leh. You can take a bus from Srinagar or Manali. Nearest railway station is Tawi which is 700 kilometres away from Ladakh.
5: Srinagar: Famously known as heaven on Earth. With so much in news all the year round, it’s obvious people will think twice before planning. However, tourist places are perfectly safe. It is as safe as any other part of the country. The beauty which you will find in Srinagar is class apart and your every single moment of stay would turn into happiest of memories.
Top places to visit: SPS museum,Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Dal Lake, Shankaracharya Hill and Jama Masjid
Activities: Stay in a boat house, stroll in Shalimar Garden, wildlife beauty at dachigam National Park
How to reach: Srinagar has its own airport. Udhampur railway station is the nearest railway station which is 229 kilometres away from Srinagar.
So make your life a little more lively. When you will look back at the pictures of skiing and playing with snow, feeling the clouds against your face these will be some of the priceless memories of your life. Only you can plan it.