PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA DURING SUMMER
‘Some like it hot and some like it cold !’ Nothing could sum it up better when we discuss the climate.
India, the land of diversity, is known for its varied range of people, languages, religion, seasons and topography. So during our changing seasons, one can be fortunate enough to take their pick of location and climate, time and finance permitting!
Indian summers are well known for its sun and scorching heat, so you can take your pick of the ‘sun, sand and sea’ locales or the pleasant, cool and invigorating hill stations or the rejuvenating, cold mountain tops !
There’s nothing as enchanting, lively and fun as road travel to some of these places or at least to places close to them before you make your final exit via other modes of travel. So in this digital age, why wait in long queues at bus stations to procure your bus tickets………get going and book your bus tickets online to wherever possible along some of these routes and make the most of your summer holidays !
Abhibus.com offers some great deals this summer, so please feel free to call our 24×7 customer support for any travel related queries.
To many, this would be a daunting destination in the summer because of the searing heat, but to those who love the sea, sand and tranquility, this would be an ideal get-away…… especially coupled with the off-season bonanza ! Bonanza, we say, as Goa in the summers is much less crowded, offers very affordable and great coastal cuisine with super discounts on (a) accommodation, (b) amazing water-sport activities, (c) exhilarating and a must-try parasailing activity and (d) an awesome shopping experience with varied items at astoundingly reasonable rates. Marvel at some beautiful churches and old temples that Goa is famous for ! What better way to have a cool holiday ?
Abhibus.com is happy to help you make this fun trip via bus services that it offers from various destinations like Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai etc. Book bus tickets online and check availability of bus service from your desired location to Goa without running around physically.
These are an archipelago of 36 coral islands, of which only a few are inhabited and is a visual treat with clean waters, pristine sandy beaches lined abundantly with coconut palms, a beautiful green expanse and wonderful coral reefs ! Tourists enjoy spotting the Asian Dolphin and exotic marine life while canoeing on boats with transparent fiberglass bottoms. Some islands have been promoted for diving and water sports only. The ornately decorated Urja Mosque at Kavaratti and Kavaratti Aquarium, showcasing regional fish, shark and coral species are some of the other tourist attractions. Lakshadweep can be accessed from Kochi (Kerala) and a permit is required to visit these islands (including Indians).
You can avail discounts on online bus ticket bookings to Kochi from various cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirupur etc.
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLAND
These scenic, forested islands are extremely beautiful and surrounded by the blue sea and white waves. This destination
has minimal variations in temperature and has pleasant weather almost all year through, making it ideal for just lazing around on the pristine beaches or enjoying the clear and unpolluted water, with adventure activities like deep sea diving, scuba diving/ snorkeling and sea-walking. This attractive tourist hub is well known for its exotic marine life, water sports and interesting places in Port Blair (its capital), Havelock Island and Neil Island.
OOTY – TAMIL NADU
Tired of the pollution, excessive noise and hustle-bustle of a crazy city life ??? Escape to serene, tranquil Ooty (the queen of
hill stations) which is nestled 7000 feet above sea-level, among verdant hills of the Nilgiris…….where the air is intoxicatingly fresh…… and one is privileged to view beautiful mountain landscapes. Ooty offers you beautiful botanical gardens, peaceful lake rides, scenic locales, coffee and tea plantations, lovely local cuisine and some wonderful hand-made chocolates by the locals.
Every year in the month of May, the tourism department organizes an annual summer festival to boost tourism in Ooty, which showcases many cultural programmes, flower shows and boat races. This attracts a lot of visitors from across the country.
One can book bus tickets online at Abhibus.com to Ooty from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hosur, Mysore and Salem cities.
MOUNT ABU – RAJASTHAN
This solitary hill-station in Rajasthan is a wonderful destination to escape to in the summers, where the days are pleasant and the nights are cool ! Located 1220m above sea level, Mount Abu lies in the Aravalli range and is surrounded by dense forests with coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. Apart from its hilly topography, rich green cover and wildlife, this place is especially dear to the Hindus and Jains because of its beautifully carved temples. Some of the other attractions in Mount Abu are the Nakki Lake, Abu Road, Wildlife Sanctuary, Trevor’s Tank etc. with a must-visit to the local eatery Sher-E-Punjab for its sumptuous food !
Abhibus.com has bus services to Mount Abu from Surat, Baroda, Ahmedabad, and Udaipur. So take advantage of Summer Offers on online bus ticket booking and create some wonderful memories on this road trip !
LANSDOWNE – UTTRAKHAND
This quiet, relatively untouched hill station lies in the Uttarakhand state and is situated at a height of 1700 mtrs above sea level.Though well connected with motorable roads, Lansdowne is still remote in its own way. This peaceful locale is blessed with pleasant weather all year and is picturesque with its thick oak and blue pine forests. In fact adventurous tourists enjoy the Jungle Safari, to explore these forests and enjoy the cool temperature of this locale. The Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple, St.Mary’s Church, Bhulla Tal (lake) and the Regimental Museum are some of the other attractions, while on a lazy, chilled out getaway to this place. The buildings and churches here, date back to the pre-Independence period and have a charm of its own.
MANALI – HIMACHAL PRADESH
One of the most visited tourist destinations in India, this spell-binding and beautiful hill station, is situated at an altitude of 6260 feet above sea level and beckons all those who love the majestic snow clad mountains and heavenly pine forests. Sitting alongside the beautiful river, letting the tingling cold water brush your feet and enjoying the cool, rejuvenating air is something that city folk yearn for and Manali is one such place that lets you experience this. Showcasing the majestic Himalayan beauty, the major attractions are the Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund, Solang Valley, Chandrakhani Pass, Mall Road and Pandoh Dam in Kullu among others. This otherwise romantic locale also excites adventure lovers, hikers/trekkers with activities like biking, rafting, trekking, mountaineering, paragliding etc.
AULI – UTTARAKHAND
With a backdrop of snow-covered Himalayan peaks, the oak trees and cool coniferous forests of Auli are a great escape for urban dwellers during the wam summer months. Located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Auli is nestled at a height of 2500-3050 ft above sea level.
A delight to trekkers, nature lovers and people yearning for nature walks, this destination also provides an ideal setting for skiing. Tourists can revel in the overwhelming and panoramic view of the snow-clad mountains in cable cars, visit some beautiful lakes and sacred places of Hindus.
PHOTO CREDITS :
Auli – Tripoto.com ; Manali –Cloud9miles.com, yatra.com ; Lansdowne – Adil_Pulse ; Mount Abu – indiamike.com; Ooty – wordpress.com ; Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Holidify; Lakshadweep Islands – Ghumakkar by Rachna Tomar