If you want to spend your summer vacations in India among the picturesque hills, Dharamshala is a great option. Best known as the home of Dalai Lama of Tibet, Dharamshala is famous for its temples and monasteries, which make it stand out among the tourism destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Thanks to the introduction of ODIs and IPL T20s at the HPCA stadium, the hill station has been attracting a lot of regular sports enthusiasts from across the world. It is also the first smart-city of Himachal Pradesh.
Places to visit: Kangra Fort, Bhagsu Falls, Bhagsunath Temple, Namgyal Monastery, HPCA Stadium, Dalai Lama Temple complex, and tea plantations of Kangra valley
Things to do: Boat ride in Dal Lake, meditation in Namgyal Monastery, and walks through the tea plantations
Places to eat: Illiterati, KhanaNirvana, Lung Ta Japanese Restaurant, Seed Cafe
Places to stay: Hotel Udechee Huts, Hotel Pine Spring, Quartz Himalayan Brothers, Hotel Forest Hill
One of the extremely popular places to visit in India during summer, Mussoorie becomes quite crowded during these months. It has a lot to offer to its visitors, including the varied flora and the lush green hilly lands, Kempty Falls, Jwalaji Temple, Mall Road, Gun Hill, and much more.
Places to visit: Sir George Everest House, Kempty Falls, Jwalaji Temple, Landour Clock Tower, Rajaji National Park, Gun Hill, Library Point, and Cloud’s End
Things to do: Cable car ride to Gun Hill, boating in Lake Mist, paragliding around Mussoorie Lake, and roller skating in Kulri Bazaar
Places to eat: Funjabi Tandoorzzz, Urban Turban Bistro, Kalsang, Clocktower Cafe
Places to stay: WelcomHotel The Savoy, Walnut Grove Resort, The Three Oaks Boutique Hotel, Jharipani Castle
For those who are looking for an offbeat destination to spend their summer vacations, the quaint village Kanatal located at a distance of 38 km from Mussoorie is a must-visit destination. Tshis beautiful place is surrounded by lofty mountains. The sunrise and sunset views are amazing there.
Places to visit: Tehri Lake, Surkanda Devi
Things to do: Trekking, camping, jetskiing in Tehri Lake
Places to eat: Brothers Cafe And Restaurant, Forest Cafe, Chacha Sip And Dine, Milan Restaurant
Places to stay: Hotel Dhanagiri, The Hillside Cottages, The Woodland Cottages, Nama-Stay