If you are planning for a summer vacation this holiday season, look no further as we have you covered. One of the best hill stations all located in the South of India, these tourist spots are the most visited in summers. From Coorg in Karnataka to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, plan your summer getaways this year from Vizag to one of these places.
Here is a list of the best summer getaways from Vizag.
This densely forested mountain area in the state of Kerala is a scenic beauty away from the bustling city life. Known for its Neelakurinji blooms that happen once in 12 years, the place is also called the Spice Garden of Kerala. Idukki’s speciality lies in its 650 feet long and 550 feet high arch dam across the Periyar River, which is also the first arch dam in India. Take a trip to Idukki this summer from Vizag and visit the most beautiful land-locked, lush green area of Kerala.
Founded as the British Raj summer resort, Ooty short for Udhagamandalam is a famous hill station in Tamil Nadu. Famous among Bollywood directors for movie shootings, this hill station is the most visited during summers. With many tourist places to enjoy, do not miss the boating at Ooty Lake.
Famously called the coffee hub of India, this hill station has one of the best climates in the Western Ghats during summers. Though one may not be able to spot the ocean of clouds, the hilly treks and viewpoints are worth the visit. Take a summer vacation from Vizag to Chikmagalur and you will not be disappointed. Do not miss the Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri Hill viewpoints.
Located in Kerala, this lush green vacation spot is known for its lakes, river rafting, camping in the wild and Wild Life Sanctuary. Spot Asiatic lions, tigers, leopards and many more as you can venture the wild in an open jeep. Mostly visited in summer, as it marks the right time for spotting the wild, making it an apt summer vacation destination. Reach Kerala from Vizag through train or flight and take local transport to reach the most beautiful summer destination for an adventurous trip.
Filled with gushing waterfalls and grassy hills is also a very famous honeymoon destination. Mostly loved for its chilly weather throughout the year due to its strategic location at a height of 7,200 feet above sea level. One of the best-secluded places to escape from the rigours of daily life, this hill station allows you to sit back and relax. Located in Tamil Nadu, it is well connected by road and if you are planning to take a summer vacation from Vizag, you don’t have to worry.
A famous mountain range among the hikers of India, this hill station in Karnataka is lesser-known among tourists. If you want to experience the life of the locals, there is no better place than Kudremukh. Stay in the homestays, enjoy their cuisines, and take away an experience completely different from city life. With many activities to immerse yourselves in, plan this summer vacation from Vizag to Kudremukh.
Ever tried the Munnar tea? How about experiencing the process of making tea in person. Located in Kerala, this hill station is surrounded by tea plantations dating back to the 19 century. Home to the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr, this destination also has many trekking trails for enthusiasts. With pleasant weather, Munnar has to make it to your list of summer vacations from Vizag.
Located 30 km from Salem, this hill station is famous for its spices and thick bamboo trees. The place gets its name from lake Yercaud. Despite scorching heat in summers across Tamil Nadu, Yercaud seems to have a standard temperature ranging between 10 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius. The main tourist attraction of the place is the lady’s Seat located towards the Southwest, which offers some mesmerizing viewpoints from the Watchtower and Telescope. Do not miss the Yecaud Summer Festival which puts up the best flower show in India.
Locally called Madikeri, framed by the Western Ghats the hill station is known for the Raja’s Seat, a simple monument overlooking the forests and rice paddies of Coorg. The Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwar temple, and the famous Abbey Falls are destinations one should not miss. Dotting pleasant weather in summers, this is a must-visit tourist destination in Karnataka.
#10 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Indian archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal is yet another most visited summer destination. From breathtaking views to white-sand beaches, this island also has mangrove and tropical rainforests. If you are someone who enjoys the underwater world, go try scuba-diving and spot the best corals in India. The untapped islands carry many stories for those who are interested.
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