Top 7 Summer Holiday Destinations in North India for 2022

Nothing is more exhausting than a summer in India. During the summer, rising temperatures drain energy from people, and they only want a few days with cool temperatures. Holidays are the most ideal time to take a break. India’s high mountains make it an excellent destination for people who want to escape the summer heat and enjoy time together with family and friends.

This summer, where should you visit in North India?

In this list, we introduce some amazing places in North India, such as hill stations, that would be ideal for your summer travels this year.

  • Nainital, Uttarakhand
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
  • Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh
  • Leh-Ladakh
  • Kashmir Valley 

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is undoubtedly one of the most stunning summer hill destinations in India. Exploring Nainital is a way to rejuvenate yourself in the lap of nature during a weekend trip with friends or a family vacation. Known for its magnificent mountain views and magical lakes, this hill town of Uttarakhand is a popular tourist destination.

Top Nainital Attractions

  • Enjoy a boat ride on Naini Lake, Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal, Sattal, etc.
  • Enjoy watching the sunset at Tiffin Top.
  • A trek to Naina Peak or Cheena Peak, the highest point in Nainital, provides amazing views of the city.
  • Experience the thrill of a ropeway ride through the snow-covered mountains.

3 Nights 4 Days Nainital Tour

    Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Manali is one of India’s top summer holiday destinations, offering stunning views of snowcapped mountains, lush green valleys, and rushing rivers. Manali is an ideal place to escape the sweltering heat of summer because of its natural beauty and cool climate.

    Top Manali Attractions

    • Take a relaxing stroll along the Manal-su river bank.
    • Explore the Club House, Manu Temple, Old Manali, Hadimba Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture.
    • Enjoy the snow at Rohtang Pass.
    • Experience some adventure sports such as river rafting, paragliding, and zorbing.
    • Take a day trip to Manikaran, Kullu Valley, Bhrigu Lake, Jogini Falls, Atal Tunnel, and Arjuna Gufa.

    3 Nights 4 Days Manali Tour

      Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

      The city is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and boasts a picturesque landscape of colonial buildings against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas. Formerly designated as the ‘British Summer Capital of India,’ Shimla truly lives up to this label. The summer is all about pleasant weather, cool breezes, and escape from the heat.

      Top Shimla Attractions

      • Enjoy the views from the hills as you stroll along Shimla Mall Road.
      • Explore the murals representing Hindu myths at Jakhu Temple.
      • Take a look at the Viceregal Lodge and learn about the British Raj.
      • Visit Kufri, Chail for a day trip and soothe your eyes with the greenery.

      2 Nights 3 Days Shimla Tour

        Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

        Lansdowne is one of the quaint winter destinations in the Garhwal Himalayan region- despite being a popular weekend getaway in nearby cities, it has its own characteristics of being remote. A colonial atmosphere set in a lush oak and pine forest creates a fusion of history and nature. Tourists are captivated by the wonderful weather during the winter season.

        Top Lansdowne Attractions

        • Your trip to Lansdowne is simply not complete without seeing the Himalayan ranges from Tip-In-Top. It is worthwhile to take in the view of India’s highest peak, Nanda Devi, and its surrounding peaks from here.
        • The St. Mary’s Church, close to Tip-In-Top, is an example of colonial architecture that attracts many tourists.
        • Lansdowne is also home to the Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial, Garhwali Mess, and St. John’s Church.

        2 Nights 3 Days Lansdowne Tour

          Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

          Mashbra is located in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Lord Dalhousie built the Hindustan-Tibet Road in 1850, which connects the city with Shimla, the state capital. You can visit this places through Master Trip’s package if you want to see majestic natural beauty of Mashobra during your next holiday.

          Top Mashobra Attractions

          • Experience the tranquility and peace of Mashobra
          • Visit the famous Durga Mandir , Sipur , a nice tourist hang out amidst shadows of cedar trees and the highest peak of the belt named Shali can be reached by trekking from Mashobra

          2 Nights 3 Days Mashobra Tour


            There is nothing comparable to all that Ladakh offers, including the highest mountain passes, blue lakes, crystal clear skies, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Ladakh is truly worth a visit at least once in a lifetime due to its stunning geographical views, cultural diversity, and enticing adventures along the way.

            Top Leh-Ladakh Attractions

            • Discover Leh’s attractions, including the Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Main Bazar, and Shanti Stupa.
            • Explore the Nubra Valley, home to the world’s highest motorable road, the Khardung-La pass. Experience camel riding at Hunder and Diskit Monastery.
            • Explore the scenic landscapes of Pangong Lake, situated at a height of 4,250 metres.
            • At an altitude of 4,530 metres, Tso Moriri Lake is one of the most impressive lakes in Ladakh.

            5 Nights 6 Days Leh-Ladakh Tour

                Kashmir Valley

                The Kashmir Valley is among the most beautiful places on earth. A stunning valley that has become one of the most popular summer destinations in India over the years. Kashmir Valley is one of the best summer retreats. You must include some of the stunning places in your itinerary if you are planning a visit to this ‘Heaven on Earth.’ Srinagar, Gulmarg and Sonamarg, Aru Valley, Pahalgam, Betaab Valley, and Patnitop – places where you can create life-long memories – are just a few examples.

                Top Kashmir Attractions

                • Enjoy trout fishing in the Lidder River in Pahalgam.
                • Take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir.
                • Take a houseboat out on Dal Lake for a day.
                • Enjoy the snow-covered mountains on a Gondola Ride in Gulmarg.
                • Ride a pony through the scenic valleys of Kashmir. There are several options in Sonamarg, Patnitop, Betaab Valley, etc.
                • In Pahalgam, you can fish for trout in the Lidder River.

                6 Nights 7 Days Kashmir Tour

                  You can enjoy charming weather, explore amazing sights and indulge in adventures without being bothered by the daily stress of a busy life. You can also avoid the heat of summer at these 7 places. Choose one of these summer holiday destinations in India according to your preference and plan your trip for this summer.

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                  Written By

                  Rahul Sonwal