10 Best Summer Destinations in India for a Perfect Family Vacation

Summers are approaching, you must be planning for a summer holiday? You must be searching for something interesting to go for? Here you go; India has a mixture of places catering to natural beauty, beaches, traditional values, ethnic culture and much more. You might be confused in choosing your summer vacation destination because of the long list of varied scenic beauty that India has. To help you in your choices we have come up with these 10 different places in India. Select where you want to go and enjoy the summer vacations with your family.

Family holidays are always fun, aren’t they? It’s the best time to strengthen bonds and rejuvenate the love between dear ones. To maintain this bond, what could be better than travelling Sikkim? A beautiful place, with scenic boundaries, delightful food can put you in the best mood and you can spend a quality time with your family.
Tourist Attractions :
✔    Yumthang Valley
✔    Rumtek Monastery
✔    Tsomgo Lake
✔    Nathula Pass


Leh Ladakh
Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. The spectacular beauty of Leh Ladakh is something that you must experience at-least once in a lifetime. There is a bundle of attractions in Leh Ladakh, which are filled with unique characteristic.
Tourist Attractions:
✔    Zanskar and Ladakh Mountain Range
✔    Pangong Tso Lake
✔    Tso Moriri Lake
✔    Khardung la Pass
✔    Nubra Valley
✔    Magnetic Hill
✔    Shanti Stupa
✔    Hemis Monastery





Shimla is one of the dream place for every person who is fond of natural beauty. Starting from the snow covered mountains, breathtaking lakes, pleasant climate, and alluring greenery, this place offers everything which one wants from a hill station. Shimla is known as the queen of hill stations. This city has many destinations which amazes people with its beauty. Shimla has a beautiful magic in its air which gives a lively feel to the visitors with ‘n’ number of attractions and famous places. The best nearby places in Shimla is Kufri which is a must watch place.
Tourist Attractions :
✔    Jakhoo Temple
✔    Rashtrapati Niwas
✔    The Ridge, Shimla
✔    Mall Road


Many of you might have visited Manali earlier but now it’s time to make it on the top of your vacation list this summer. Manali is forever charming as this place never fails to make you go awestruck. Thick forests and cool breeze characterize the hill station.
Tourist Attractions :
✔    Hidimba Devi Temple
✔    Solang Valley
✔    Bhirgu Lake
✔    Rohtang Pass



Munnar is famous for its pleasant climate and is considered the all-time favorite destination for travelling in every season; be it summers, winters or monsoon. One can enjoy in every way he/she wants to.
Tourist Destinations :
✔    Tea Gardens
✔    Photo Point
✔    Attukal Waterfalls
✔    Thoovanam Falls
✔    Lock Heart Gap


Darjeeling is a state located in West Bengal, mainly famous for its tea industry. This town offers its visitors with rich cultural history and natural resources and has a pleasant climate throughout the year and is popular tourist destination.
Tourist Destinations :
✔    Tiger Hill
✔    Peace Pagoda
✔    Japanese Temple
✔    Ghum Monastery


Khajjiar is a small town located near Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as the mini Switzerland of India. Its beauty is fully blended with forests, lakes and much more to enjoy and roam around. This place is full of greenery which is best for nature lovers. It has dense forests and beautifully made historic temples too.
Tourist Destinations :
✔    Khajjiar Lake and Ground
✔    Kailash View
✔    Khajji Nag Temple
✔    Panch Pandav Tree


Srinagar being the capital of Jammu and Kashmir is a glorious place and is often termed as Jannat on earth for its beauty. The sun kissed mountains with beautiful gardens and lakes here will make you fall in love with this place. It is a must watch place for everyone to enjoy and collect memories.
Tourist Destinations :
✔    Dal Lake
✔    Shalimar Bagh
✔    Shankaracharya Temple
✔    Nigeen Lake
✔    Pari Mahal



Chakrata is the best picnic point and a very famous tourist spot located 7000ft above the sea level. This place is filled with lush greeneries and dense forests making it a more nature full place. This is the best place for nature lovers, trekkers, bird watchers and wild life enthusiasts.
Tourist Destinations :
✔    Tiger Falls
✔    Budher Caves
✔    Deoban
✔    Chilmiri neck
✔    Skiing and Trekking in Mundali


Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman and Nicobar is the best place for beach lovers. This place is totally blessed with greenery, forests, marine life, beaches and everything which can make you feel blissful for your presence. So check out the below attraction points before visiting this beautiful place.
Tourist Destinations :
✔    Ross Island, South Andaman District
✔    Viper Island
✔    Elephant Beach
✔    Northbay Beach
✔    Radhanagar Beach


Written By

Anjali Kapoor