Places to visit during summer

Places to visit during summer:-

Period:- April to june

1.Kashmir

Language- Kashmiri, Hindi, English

What makes holidays in Kashmir so special you ask? From the placid lakes in the valleys to the turquoise & emerald ones at high altitudes in Ladakh surrounded by lofty Himalayan peaks and from the awe inspiring Mughal Garden that were meant to be representation of the Charbagh in Jannat (heaven) to the picturesque valleys in Pahalgam.
For adventure enthusiasts, there is skiing, golf, trekking and gondola ride in Gulmarg. 
For those looking for tranquility and seclusion, there’s Betaab Valley and Aru Village in Pahalgam as well as more than 20 lakes and magnificent views of Himalayas plus opportunities for angling and fishing in Lidder River. The golden triangle of Kashmir holiday package comprises of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar but the icing on the cake is provided by spending a day or two in Sonamarg. With its lush meadows, alpine forest, gurgling water streams and inimitable charm and tranquility, Sonamarg is a hot favorite among those looking for honeymoon in Kashmir.
Kashmir

For the seekers of thrill, two of the popular places for adventure and fun in snow are Patnitop and Nathatop in Uddhampur district of Jammu. Paragliding activities are also available here for Nathatop and Sanasar. And then there’s more to holidays in Kashmir for devotees throng Jammu and Kashmir to pay reverence to Maa Vaishno Devi and other important religious shrines like Baba Amarnath, Shankaracharaya temple and Hazratbal Mosque. 

How to Reach Kashmir by air-
To fly into Kashmir, take the Srinagar Airport (15 km away), which is well connected to prime Indian cities.After reaching the airport, visitors can hire taxis to reach various cities and towns of Kashmir.

How to Reach Kashmir by road-

The state of Kashmir is well connected by a network of state and private buses with several nearby cities and towns. National Highway 1-A connects Srinagar with Jammu. Also, the popular Jawahar Tunnel connecting Jammu with the valley of Kashmir also falls on the way. A number of J&K State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC), luxury and private deluxe buses ply frequently to and from state. These buses are extremely comfy and cost-effective.

How to Reach Kashmir by Rail-

Jammu Tawi Railway Station, situated at a distance of about 330 km, is the nearest railhead serving the beautiful valley of Kashmir. New Delhi-Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express, Jammu Mail and Jammu Tawi Express are some of the prominent trains operating from Delhi. From outside the railway station, one can hire private taxis or take state or private buses to reach various places in Kashmir.

2.Mussoorie

Language- Hindi, Punjabi, English and Kumaoni.

Mussoorie
Situated at an elevation of 2000 m, Mussoorie has always been a popular tourist destination in India. Green rolling hills and varied flora makes it no less than a fairyland.The Mall Road is quite the charmer as this place allows tourists to shop for various gifts items to take with them for their family members and friends. Another fun place to visit in Mussoorie is Kempty Falls, where one can enjoy bathing under a giant waterfall to one’s heart’s content. Other than these Cloud End and Lal Tibba are some must visits in Mussoorie. 

How to Reach Mussoorie by Air-

Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Mussoorie. Direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai are available till Dehradun.

How to Reach Mussoorie by Road-

A number of state government and private buses connect Mussoorie with nearby places like Delhi, Dehradun and other important towns of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Buses for Mussoorie are available on frequent and daily basis, so passengers can choose a bus depending on their convenience.

How to Reach Mussoorie by Rail-

Dehradun Railway Station, located around 36 km away serves as the nearest railway station to Mussoorie. Number of trains from far and near of cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Jammu and Amritsar serve Dehradun city. After reaching Dehradun by train, visitors can board local taxis or buses for Mussoorie.


3.Nainital

Language-Hindi, English and Kumaoni. 

Nainital
Nainital is a small hill station, which is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,938 m above sea level. The centrally located lake is a major attraction in Nainital; boating is something that is enjoyed greatly by tourists here. There are many places to see around Nainital like Sattal, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal and Khurpatal. Naina Devi Temple, Tibetan Market, Snow View, Tiffin Top and Naina Peak are must see in Nainital.

How to Reach Nainital by Air-

Nainital does not have direct air connectivity. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, is the nearest commercial airport to Nainital. As every flight of all domestic and international airlines connect Delhi with rest of the world, travellers can board a flight till Delhi if they are travelling to Nainital.

How to reach Nainital by Road-

Nainital enjoys excellent road connectivity with several cities and small towns of north India. Daily bus service to Nainital is available from Delhi and Kathgodam. Coaches like Volvo, AC and non AC are available in this route. Boarding an overnight bus from Delhi is the most convenient way to reach Nainital.

How to Reach Nainital by Rail-

Kathgodham Railway Station, located around 34 km away, is the nearest railhead to Nainital. Plenty of trains connect Nainital with Delhi and Dehradun. Passengers coming from Kolkata, Lucknow, Agra and Mathura, can even take a train till Kathgodam and then hire a private cab or shared taxi for Nainital.

4.Pachmarhi

Language- Bhilodi, Nahali, Gondi, Hindi and English

 Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh offers respite from the sweltering summers. It is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh and is replete with colonial charm. At Pachmarhi, nature is the way of life! Trekking and leisure walks are activities that you can enjoy along with sightseeing. Reechgarh, Bada Mahadeo, Pandav Caves, Padmini Lake, Priyadarshini Point and Apsara Vihar places that one can visit with family. Boating in Padmini Lake is a major attraction in Pachmarhi.

How to Reach Pachmarhi by Air-

Bhopal and Jabalpur airport serves as the nearest airports to Pachmarhi. Visitors can avail direct flights to these cities from Delhi and Indore. Otherwise connecting flights till Bhopal or Jabalpur from other Indian cities including Raipur, Hyderabad and Amhedabad can be availed. From the airport, buses or cabs are available for Pachmarhi.

How to Reach Pachmarhi by Road-

Plenty of state government and private buses are available for Pachmarhi from nearby cities like Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Indore and attractions like Kanha National Park and Pench National Park. Being a cantonment town, road condition here is quite good. Visitors must note that even if they are travelling by train or flight, the last journey till Pachmarhi has to be done by road.


How to Reach Pachmarhi by Rail-

Visitors have to board trains till Pipariya railway station, the nearest railway station to Pachmarhi. Quite a number of direct trains link Pipariya with important cities like Kolkata, Jabalpur, Agra, Gwalior, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Nagpur etc. In case one cannot find a direct train till Pipariya, train till Itarsi railway station can be boarded.