The Best Summer Holiday Destinations In North India (part 2)

3. Manali

Manali is a favorite honeymoon and backpacking destination in Himachal Pradesh. Located amidst the Pir Panjal & Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, it is one of the most popular destination for summer holidays in North India. It is also famous position among those who like adventure activities or holy places.

Top places to visit: Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Jogini Falls, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa monastery, Club House, Vashisht Hot-Water Springs, and Arjuna Gufa

Top things to do: Paragliding at Solang & Rohtang Valleys, praticing yoga at Shri Hari Yoga Ashram, dipping in hot-water springs at Vashisht, and yak-riding at the wildlife sanctuary

Top places to eat: The Johnson’s Cafe And Hotel, Casa Bella Vista, Sunshine Café, Chopsticks Restaurant

Top places to stay: Hotel Ambika Residency, Hotel Mountain Face, Royal View Cottage, HighQ Manali

4. Kasol

If you are looking for a hippie destination in India, Kasol in Himachal should be your top pick. This quaint hamlet is frequented mostly by youngsters. The cafes serve delicious food and the German bakery offers great desserts. The views of the mountains are very majestic and the camps by the river creates a great stay option.

Top places to visit: Chalal, Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

Top things to do in Kasol: Riverside camping and Chalal trekking

Top places to eat: The Evergreen, Jim Morrison Café, Moon Dance Cafe, Little Italy

Top places to stay: Parvati Hill Cottage, Jim Morrison Homestay, Wood Rose, Moksha

5. Nainital

Located in the lap of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 1,938m above the sea-level, Nainital is one of India’s prime destinations for summer holidays. The quaint hill-station is often pictured as a forested valley which lies a beautiful lake.

Top places to visit: Raj Bhavan, Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, and Naina Devi Temple

Top things to do: Boating in Naini Lake, view the sunrise from Tippin Top, view sunset at Hanuman Garhi, shopping at Tibetan market, and enjoy a ropeway ride

Top places to eat: Sakley’s Restaurant And Pastry Shop, Simz Cafe, Zooby’s Kitchen, Pots And Stones

Top places to stay: Hotel Chandra Inn Royal Rose, Hotel Lakeside Inn, The Manu Maharani, Shikha Resort By Golden Plate

Manali – A Mysterious Place to Discover

Located at the western end of the Himalayas, Manali is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level, cool all year round and with heavy snow in winter.
Manali stretches on both sides of the famous Beas River. The river is not very deep, there are many rocks in the river bed, and white foam water fades like a fairyland. From the two sides, the Himalayas can be seen all year round. Running along the river is the green coniferous forest. The river in the upstream water brings a both wild and pure beauty.

The life of Manali is captivating. The green forest mountains, murmuring streams, from the people to the flowers are fresh and clear. Despite being a popular tourist destination in India, the mountain town still avoids the hustle and bustle. People love and how to make tourism here is very professional and friendly. This is especially meaningful for people traveling to dust alone often trapped by tours that must cover or buy packages by group.

Around Manali there are many interesting discoveries. First of all, Rohtang Pass is 3,978m high, always attracting tourists who like to risk because of its majestic and dangerous level. Then the village of Nagar, once a capital of over 1,500 years old in the land of Kullu, is now known for the Nagar fortress and especially the museum and home of a famous Russian painter who moved here.
Manali is divided into two areas: New (New Manali), where there is a bus station, a central market … and the Old (Old Manali) area with many old architecture. The two areas are connected by an iron bridge over the Beas River, which is splattered with water. Western guests mainly choose to stay at Old Manali to learn culture while Indian guests choose new area for a vacation or honeymoon. Old Manali is located on a small hill surrounded by white snow-covered mountains with mixed pine forests.
Arriving in Manali with the original intention to avoid heat, but we have discovered many interesting things beyond expectations here. It seems that in India, every mile is an epic page with a series of colorful stories.