Summer break is almost here and like every year, am sure we will end up planning our summer break to the same old destinations. Goa, Shimla or Kashmir top the list of all planners and all these destinations are packed to the brim every year. There is no doubt that these places hold unbeatable charm, something that makes us forget our mundane lives. But revisiting the same old places time and again does not really make any sense, does it?. This year, why shouldn’t we discover places that are more enchanting. Khurki brings you eight such offbeat destinations which will be perfect for your summer getaway and make you believe that these places exist in our very India!
Jammu and Kashmir is considered the favourite of most of people because of its delightful sceneries and peaceful ambience. Most people are not aware of the fact that apart from sightseeing and pristine beauty, the adventure junkies could do some serious stuff here. The Zanskar trek offers travellers a 20-day trek, which could be a once in a life time adventure during summers. It’s quite a *biggie thing* for a mountain trotter so only the dedicated ones must give it a try!
No matter how hopelessly we preach and pray, that sense of contentment is fulfilled when we actually visit some place of divinity. Varanasi could be one such destination, situated on the bank of Ganges. The sacred waters would also arouse the spiritual side of yours. For those whom summer heat is not too much of a deterrent, it can be a quick getaway.
This village is located in the Dhauladhar ranges of Himachal Pradesh could be your very personal rendezvous site. Not very much popular among tourists, this place while offering you a picturesque landscape and a feeling of solitude also offers the best of local culture and food.
The golden city of Punjab, famous for its Sikh shrine The Golden Temple, gives its visitors a treat of the legacy of food too. It’s a heaven for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Being a centre representing both religion and regional culture, it is one place worth visiting. This place offers a pleasant weather during early showers of July.
This breathtaking destination is tucked away in Uttarakhand. This place holds its natural beauty which is still assimilated within the non commercialised meadows and slopes. Perfect for tourists of all ages, one can find a number of activities from trekking to meditation having a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year.
Ever seen the town of Forks in the movie Twilight? It is dusky, cold and green. Situated in the Kullu district, this Tirthan valley is less travelled. One could plan a holiday in this valley offering rafting, trekking and sublime experiences of a perfect picnic.
If you want to experience the perfect place to find solace, you can visit Palampur with your family. You could just check in or rent a cottage amidst the tea gardens of this aesthetic destination. Activities here is negligible but one could go and sit near a tributary of a number of rivers which flow from this region.
One delight of a place for travellers. It offers visitors a vast variety of activities of trekking and mountaineering in Himachal Pradesh. Still untouched by the rest of the world, this place gives you the best of summers with its mesmerising atmosphere during summers.
So what are you waiting for? Go and have the best of summertime!