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