The scorching summer is almost about to hit and it is a great reason to plan a trip to escape the heat. Summer in India lasts from March to June and the temperatures shoot up to 38 - 39 degrees. Break free from the heat while making some of the best travel memories
We bring to you 5 top destinations you can backpack to and have some great adventures.
1. Bir & Billing - Paragliding Paradise
Paragliding in India is becoming one of India's most sought after adventures fast. The rising popularity can be attributed to the fact that Bir Billing in Himachal gained fame for hosting the first very paragliding world championship. The paragliding here is an absolutely safe experience and is perfect for the adrenaline junkie in you.
Though Bir Billing is famous for paragliding, there are more destinations to explore in and around :
Trek to Raj Gundha village – the semi-tribal living of the villagers is must-see.
Hanumangarh - Day hike to the top of the valley (11500 feet).
Palpung Sherabling Monastery - Meditate here.
9th-century Baijnath Temple - Explore the ancient temple.
2. Tawang - Go Monastery Hopping
A beautiful and picture-perfect escape sitting amidst pristine Himalayan ranges at an altitude of 10,000 feet. Tawang is home to the world's second-largest Monastery and surrounded by serene valley's, lake's and more.
These are the must-do activities in Tawang :
Taktsang Gompa – Find your inner peace.
Sela Pass – Cross this motorable and check out the pristine Sela lake nearby.
Tibetan Settlement Market – Shop till you drop.
Nuranang Waterfalls – For all them waterfall chasers.
Shonga-Tser Lake – The perfect picnic spot.
The Dragon Restaurant – Take your taste buds on a ride.
3. Almora - Colonial Paradise
Almora is one of the places in the North that has low temperatures even during the summer months. Just a little after Nainital, known for its prevailing colonial structures and heritage sites. The history of Almora is rich and rumors to be settled even during the Mahabharata. It was found by Kalyan Chand in 1568 and was taken under the Chand dynasty. It was also the sight of the Anglo - Gorkha wars and many more.
Things to do in Almora :
Hike to Zero Point - A viewpoint which is about a 2 km hike, offers sweeping views of Kedarnath Peak, Nanda Devi Peak and more.
Katarmal Sun Temple - The second most important Sun temple and approximately 800 years old, it houses one main temple and 45 mini shrines.
Kasar Devi Temple - A 2nd-century temple that offers beautiful views of the valley and the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
4. Wayanad - Head Down South
You must be wondering that Kerala is probably not the best choice for summers but Wayanad is home to some great places that will ease up the summer heat. It is home to some amazing waterfalls, soothing ayurvedic massage, and small treks.
Things to do in Wayanad :
Meenmutty Waterfalls: For Scenic Beauty.
Chembra Peak: A Heart-Shaped Lake.
Banasura Sagar Dam: Charming View Of Mountain Folds.
Ghat ViewPoint: Enjoy The Sunset.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary: Spot The Animals.
Edakkal Caves: Stunning Vistas Of Nature.
5. McLeodganj - Cozy cafes and good vibes
The land of Dalai Lama, it is the perfect retreat to escape the scorching heat. Located in upper Dharamshala, the town offers panoramic views of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges.
The town has a heavy influx of backpackers and has given rise to many hostels promoting the backpacking culture.
Things to do in McLeod Ganj :
Boating in Dal Lake - Set amidst towering Deodar trees, it is a serene visit.
Tibetan Institute Of Performing Arts - Visit and experience the Tibet culture.
Visit Tsug La Khang - Checkout the Dalai Lama temple and see the art on display.
Triund Trek - A 9 km easy trek to get amazing views of the Himalayan peaks.
With so many amazing places at your disposal now, plan a trip soon and give your wanderlust the break it needs.