10 Summer Getaways for You and Your Family

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Looking to plan a summer getaway with your entire family? Then check out our list of carefully picked places to visit to beat the heat:

Nainital

Nainital

Nestled in the Kumaon Hills, Nainital is one of the most famous hill stations in India. Enjoy the cool weather while you’re there by going boating on Naini Lake, exploring Cave Gardens, or even trekking to Naina/China peak.

GoFro Tip: You can also trek or take a horse ride to Tiffin’s Top and enjoy panoramic views of the hill station.

Manali

Manali

A beautiful hill station in the Kullu Valley, Manali is known as the staging point for many treks. It’s also famous for various sports like rock climbing, white-water rafting, skiing, zorbing, snow scootering, river crossing, etc.

GoFro Tip: Plan a trip to Rohtang Pass from Manali, which is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road.

Leh, Ladakh

Leh, Ladakh

Leh is the perfect respite for a tranquil holiday. Leh in Ladakh has an abundance of natural beauty, unique flora and fauna and a stunning landscape to offer.

GoFro Tip: One of the must-visit places in Ladakh is Moon-Land-View on the Leh-Kargil Highway.

Ooty

Ooty

Nestled in the lush green Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Be sure to visit the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Dobbadetta Peak, and the Pykara Falls, among many other places.

GoFro Tip: Take the toy train to Coonoor to see the Fruit Show at Sims Park.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling

With clouds descending down and a pleasant weather wrapping up the entire town, Darjeeling is a traveler’s dream come true. The town has plenty of places to visit like the tea plantations, the Peace Pagoda, and the Buddhist monasteries.

GoFro Tip: Get stunning views of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill.

Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutan is an ideal place for a family vacation; the no-visa requirement helps too! Explore more than 300 slate carvings at the Simtokha Dzong in Thimpu, or Changangkha Lhakhang, which is a 12th Century fortress sitting precariously on a ridge.

GoFro Tip: Visit the Taktsang Monastery to enjoy breathtakingly beautiful views.

Munnar

Munnar

Munnar is a hill station in Kerala that is famous for its endless tea gardens. When you’re in Munnar, you should visit the Echo Point, Lakkam Waterfalls, Chithirapuram, Eravikulam National Park, among other tourist attractions.

GoFro Tip: Spend some quality time together with boating at the Mattupetty Dam.

Srinagar

Srinagar

Rightly called the Switzerland of India, Srinagar is the capital of Kashmir. When you’re here, you can take a Shikara Ride or you can even stay in a houseboat on the vast Dal Lake.

GoFro Tip: Visit the Mughal Gardens to enjoy panoramic views of the Dal Lake and picturesque mountains as you stroll amongst the vibrant flowers.

Shimla

Shimla

An old town set in the backdrop of the bygone colonial times, Shimla is a gorgeous town in Himachal Pradesh. With its ancient temples, stone churches and wooden cottages, Shimla offers spectacular views of the snow-covered peaks that change colors as the day comes to an end.

GoFro Tip: See the world’s largest Hanuman statue at Jakhoo Temple.

Gangtok

Gangtok

A popular place for trekkers, Gangtok is in the capital of Sikkim. If you’re in this pretty city, make sure you visit the Enchey and Pemayangtse monasteries, Botanical Garden, Chogyal’s Palace, and Tsomgo Lake.

GoFro Tip: You could also take a ropeway from Bidhan Sabha to Deorali to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the town.

Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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