Hot HooootSummer Most of us head out to a hill station with our families to make it coooooool. We are giving some information regarding some places of vacation in this hot time.
Kashmir… The Valley of Fun and Adventure
Kashmiri lady, who lives in the same building that I live in, once over a cup of tea said something th.at urged me to go and visit Kashmir. She said “go to Kashmir, not because several brochures, websites and magazines tell you to, but because you should!”
The amiable people and the heartwarming hospitality add to the charm of the valley.
So, what to see in Kashmir?? Well, you have four great destinations for spending holidays in Kashmir;
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Pahalgam is a perfect destination for families looking to spend some leisure time; there are many hotels and resorts in Pahalgam that offer great value for money. If you have kids older than 8 years, you can go river rafting in Lidder River or skiing in Aru Valley. Angling and leisure walks are other activities you can try out to when in Kashmir.
Gulmarg couldn’t charm you more! Set amidst lofty snow-clad mountains, Gulmarg offers holidayers the time of their life. A major attraction in Gulmarg is the cable car ride to and from Kongdoori and Apparwath Peak. The view from the top is breathtaking! Though, Sonmarg is a bit of an offbeat destination for families, yet it has lot of interesting things to offer.
Camping, tent-staystrekking –to Thajiwas Glacier, fishing, and strolls along the lake side stroll are some of the things you can do in Sonmarg. Our fourth destination Srinagar is amongst the best places to go on a summer holiday with family in India. Besides being the state capital, Srinagar is also the cash cow of Jammu & Kashmir tourism. Shikara ride, houseboat stay and water-skiing (if your kids are minimum 12 years of age) are some activities that can be enjoyed with family in Srinagar. For sightseeing, you can go to Mughal Gardens namely, Chashma-e-Shahi, Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Garden, Hazratbal Shrine and Hari Parbat Fort.
Ladakh… Family Holiday with a Change
Ladakh is beautiful, unique and incredible! It is something that you have never seen before! A perfect holiday destination in the state of Jammu & Kashmir…But we would only recommend a family holiday here to people who think they can handle the moody weather and have older kids. As beautiful as this place is, it is equally rigorous and challenging. The best places to visit in Ladakh with family are Leh and regions. The reasons being, first, it is easy to reach Leh, as there is air services to Leh from Delhi and Jammu. Secondly, during the summer season, the mercury remains steady at 30 degree Celsius, making it quiet a pleasant time to visit. You would like to visit the 800 year old Kali Mandir, perched on top of a mountain; the Shanti Stupa situated right outside the city; and the 17th century Leh Palace. Thiksey and Hemis monasteries are other prime attractions of Leh. If your health allows and your kids get well acclimatized , you can head out of Leh city and visit the beautiful Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake and Nubra Valley.
Manali… A Perfect summer place
Needless to mention that Manali is exceptionally beautiful! Adding grace to the abundant beauty of Himachal Pradesh is the Manali hill station, one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The snow-covered mountains, the evening scarlet sky and the picture perfect Rohtang Pass, these images kept tugging at my heartstrings and reminding me about Manali for a very long time. The perfect settings also make Manali a perfect honeymoon destination. Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Vashisht Village, Naggar, Rahala Falls and Rohtang Pass are some popular sightseeing places in Manali.
Shimla… The Urban Summer Point
Shimla is an ideal destination to spend your summer holiday in India. It offers one of those home away from home experiences and draws attention of families who are looking for a comfortable, leisurely stay amidst picturesque surroundings. There are several avenues for dining (all cuisine are available), plentiful shopping and accommodation options, and the low-traffic. There is calming peace everywhere just does the trick for you! Linger around the Mall Road, eat, shop and visit