Saturday, March 23, 2013
Popular Hill-Stations For Summer Vacation
From golden sands dunes of Rajasthan to palm-fringed beaches in Goa; from pristine backwaters in Kerala to picturesque hill-stations in Uttaranchal, India has a lot in store for holidaymakers. Summer season in the country is perfect time to pack bag and opt for hill-station tour to North India. Refreshing hilly areas dot the region and is well known for adventure activities like river rafting, trekking, mountaineering, skiing, parasailing, hiking, boating and ice-skating. Get a snippet of the popular hill-stations in North India and enjoy a wonderful summer vacation tour:
Nestled at an elevation of 1,651m above the sea level, the charming place is embellished with the backyards of fir and pine groves. Public Museum, Nanda Devi Temple, Deer Park, Simtola, Chetai temple, Bright & Cornerare major attractions in Almora.
Sandwiched in the twin mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan, the holy town is one among the four in the country's Char dham circuit. Badrinath Temple, Tapt Kund, Panch Shilas, Neelkanth, Panch Dharas and Brahma Kapal are some places of interest.
Leh & Ladakh:
The popular hill-station in Jammu & Kashmir is one of the sought after destinations of adventure lovers. Located at an altitude ranging from 2,750 metres to 7,672 metres, Leh Ladakh is dotted with historic Buddhist monasteries. Hemis Gompa and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa are highly visited by religious holidaymakers, here. Also, called as the 'Land of Passes', the place is a trekkers paradise.
Located at an altitude of 1220 meters above the sea-level, Mount Abu is an oasis in the desert state, Rajasthan. The 11th and 13th century Dilwara Jain Temples are worth visiting. Visitors can enjoy refreshing moments in Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Honeymoon Point, Ashok Vatika and Gandhi park.
Deep-seated in the mesmerizing Himalayan ranges, Nainital is one of the most-visited hill-station in Uttarakhand. Situated at 6, 360 feet above the sea level, the place is marked with travel attarctions like Naini Lake, Naina Devi temple, Hanumangarh Temple, Cheena Peak or the Naina Peak, Snow View point, St. John Church, Zoological garden and The British Cemetery.
Other must-visit hill-stations in North India are Rishikesh, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Mussoorie and Dehradun.