If you are willing to get free from your hectic professional life, then better take a break and plan out for a wonderful hilly adventure with your loved ones, be it family, close friends, or partner. But wondering which are the best travel destinations to pay a visit, then I bring you some of the top 4 travel spots in India, where you can make the best of your quality time with yourself or with the company of loved ones. So let us begin with:
Beginning with some of the top 6 hilly travel spots in India to explore in 2021 is Auli, located in the northern Himalayan at a high altitude in Uttarakhand. It is a wonderful travel destination in India to enjoy your summer vacation with family, friends, or partners. It is not popular for its scenic beauty but also for the number of activities including skiing, camping, ropeway ride, snowboarding, trekking, and hiking. At Auli, you can get a golden chance to see the peaks of Neelkanth and Nanda Devi.
What holds the attraction of tourists here is the sites like Chenab lake, flower valley, Auli artificial lake, Chattarkund, Gorson Bugyal, Nanda Devi National Park, Kwani Bugyal. If you seem to be a person with religious faith, then you can pay a visit to the Narsingh temple here and take the blessings of the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
If you carry your four-wheeler then it becomes the best option to reach Auli by road. However, there is a provision of public buses that run from Rishikesh to Joshimath. The distance is approximately around 16km from Auli. But it is better to explore this hill destination from December to February.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
When it comes to listing the top hill spots in India, then how can Darjeeling in West Bengal be skipped. Of course not. The eastern hilly region is very famous for tourist attractions. Darjeeling is popularly called the ‘Queen of the Hills’. It is the best travel destination to visit during winters and enjoy your vacations. Enriched with natural beauty, you can explore the popular sites here including the Toy Train, colonial architecture, sightseeing, Tiger Hill, Dhirdham Temple, Senchal lake, Observatory hill, Mahakal temple, Ghoom Monastery, and Bhutia Busty Monastery.
At Darjeeling, you can make the best of your time doing river rafting, trekking plus wildlife sightings. Some of the popular eatery spots to visit here include Tom & Jerry’s, Kunga restaurant, Sonam’s Kitchen, and others. Coming to Darjeeling and not having a sip of tea is not at all possible. Do have a hot tea at Nathmulla Tea. visiting a wonderful hill site like Darjeeling and not buying anything will make your journey incomplete.
So do buy woolen clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs, hand-knitted items, carpets and of course tea packets. Bagdogra which is at a distance of some 67 km away is the nearest airport to reach Darjeeling. If you want to board a train, then the closest railway station to reach is New Jalpaiguri, which is 72 km away. Cabs are also available to reach Darjeeling.
Lonavala is located in the western ghats that are nearer to Pune and Mumbai. It is one of the most eye-catching travel spots in Maharashtra. If you want to enjoy your summer vacations then better visit during the monsoon season. Here you can explore the scenic beauty of hills, lakes, and also the fascinating waterfalls. For those who love trekking, adventure sports, and camping, then Lonavala is the best travel site to visit.
For anyone who loves getting laid around nature, then Lonavala is the best pick to go with. This hill spot is acquainted with deep and dense forests, lakes, dams, and waterfalls. But Lonavala is more to its natural beauty. Karla caves, Bhaja caves, Tiger’s leap, Aamby valley, Ryewood lake, Bushi dam, and Rajamachi fort are some of the best tourist attractions that would drag your attention for sure.
If you are a foodie, then fulfill your desire with hard candy chikki. It is one of the popular eateries in Lonavala made with multiple nuts with jaggery. If you want to reach Lonavala, then road transport would be a suitable idea to go with. There are facilities for taxis, state buses as well as private buses also. Mumbai Pune road NH4 or Mumbai Pune Expressway are the two best ways to reach Lonavala.
Hopping on to the last one in the category of top 4 hill spots in India is Munnar in Kerala. Like the above scenic sites, this southern tourist destination is also bestowed with natural beauty. Like Darjeeling, Munnar also comprises tea gardens. It is the ideal destination for newlyweds to enjoy their honeymoon amid scenic beauty.
Munnar also has the top hotels and various activities to enjoy special moments with your partner. There are numerous tourist attraction spots to find here. Some of them include photo point, Periyar National Park, Echo point, Tata tea, Atukkad waterfalls, Mattupetty Dam, and others. Here you can enjoy boating, Treehouse stay, trekking, and wildlife sights.
To relax there is an Ayurveda spa. You can also buy dry fruits, spices, flavored tea, and other special tea stuff, aromatic oils, coffee, oils for massaging, and homemade chocolates. At Kochi, you can find the nearest railway station and airport which is 126 km to reach Munnar. You can also have a cab as another alternative.
So these are some of the 4 top hill spots in India that deserve to be visited to enjoy summer vacation with your loved ones. Newlywed couples can make the best opportunity to live every moment at these beautiful scenic sites. So guys, please take a break from your hectic work life, and give yourself a reason to relax and enjoy. It is indeed not possible to visit daily, but till the time you explore these places, make yourself free from any stress and worries. So pack your bags and explore your life.