With the upcoming of scorching summer season, I along with my respectable teachers started rejoicing into the anticipation in association with imminent vacations. It is damn truth that the scorching sun definitely brings good news for all of us!

Places to Visit during Summer Vacation

Whatever I have noticed is that the bond between family members gets stronger when they go for travelling altogether. Below is a list of not-to-miss places that maybe visited during summer vacations within an interval of 4-5 days:

  • Gangtok & North Sikkim 

My personal favorite destination for summer vacation. Its majestic, breathtaking, adventurous. You can’t cover the whole of Sikkim at one time. But you can surely try this bellow: Gangtok, MG Marg (Shopping Center), Tsomgo Lake, Nathula, Baba Mandir, North Sikkim (Gurudongmar Lake, Zero Point, Yumthung Valley), South Sikkim (Namchi, Tea Garden).

  • Shimla

In terms of ideal destination for summer, the name of Shimla hits my mind firstly! A perfect place to enjoy a highly leisure and comfortable stay amid highly picturesque surroundings! I would first of all pick up Shimla because of its highly astounding climate along with plenty of accommodation options.

You may also enjoy a handful of cuisines along with shopping. The low traffic contributes in making it a calming place. Some of the most enjoyable places to enjoy at the most include Jakhu Temple, Kali Bari Temple, Mall Road and a beautiful church on the Ridge.

  • Darjeeling

Darjeeling is another inarguable destination that can be easily visited during the summer breaks. Also dubbed as “Queen of the Hills”, the charm of this beautiful destination is still young. Though a bit congested, you will definitely enjoy your tour to this busy hub. After successful trudging to the Tiger Hill peak early in the morning, boarding the Toy Train will be an enjoyable deal.

Also the Rock Garden along with the waterfall is in close proximity. Do not miss the ride on the Darjeeling-Rangit passenger ropeway as it will really give you a highly thrilling experience.  Some places of visit that will definitely make your tour a memorable one include the Chowrasta, Dali Monastery, Tamang Ghumba, Japanese Peace Pagoda, War Memorial, Red Panda Breeding Farm, Himalayan Zoo and the Dhirdham Temple.

  • Mussoorie

Though situated at an elevation of about 2000 metres, Mussoorie has always remained a highly popular tourist destination in India.  Variable flora in combination with green rolling hills makes the place not less than a fairyland. As the place becomes duly crowded during summer, it will be better to book hotels in advance.

By taking a ride on the ropeway you may easily reach the Gun Hill in order to capture the panoramic view. The Mall road is the most preferable spot for tourists as it comprises of numerous shopping options. Additional funny places to enjoy include Kempty Falls, Cloud End and Lal Tibba.

  • Nainital

There is hardly someone in this earth who has not heard the name of this astounding place. Nainital is well known for comprising of a highly religious routine especially along the Mall road. Though a small hill station, it is geographically situated at an altitude of 1,938 m approximately above the sea level.

The centrally located lake is among one of the most major attractions in Nainital where boating is enjoyed by all. Some additional places to visit in Nainital include Saattal, Naukuchiyataal, Bheemtaaland Khurpatal. If you are a bit adventurous then do not miss Snow View, Naina Devi Temple, Tibetan Market, Tiffin Top and China Peak.

  • Ranikhet

Situated at a stone throw distance of about 63 kms from Nainital, Ranikhet has been well known for its gigantic beauty and grace. The place will make your tour a memorable one. Some of the highly interesting places to visit here include Chaubatia Temple, Bhalu Dam, Mamkhameshwar Temple, Syalikhet and Tarikhet.

Along with trekking you may enjoy long leisure walks to explore the place. Do not forget too enjoy the Kumaoni delight!


Summer vacations can be enjoyed at the best provided you are pre-planned. By payin a viit to some highly gigantic places, you are grabbing the opportunity to explore the astounding beauty of nature.