India is a diverse country with all kinds of weather types which makes it a very special country for a tourist. You always have a getaway in case of extreme weather conditions. There are many places that could serve as ideal location when you are looking for a break from the summer heat. Both north as well as south of India is bestowed with such beautiful places. In this article, you will read about two amazing getaways in the south and two in the north. These places can easily help you avoid the summer heat.
When it comes to thinking about a place in India with perfect weather, Alleppey is the first name that pops up in our head. Alleppey is one of the most beautiful destinations in Kerala that attracts many tourists every year. It is the most important tourist destination well known for Kerala backwaters and houseboats. You can easily rent a Kerala houseboat for the entire day and it takes you through the backwaters of Kerala where you can enjoy the natural beauty and village life in Kerala.
Houseboats have spacious rooms with toilets so you can even rest there and spend overnight here. They also provide you with a provision of having amazing local cuisines including a sadya in the banana leaf in the boat. They serve a hearty lunch so you can enjoy it like a local. Along with the boat rides, Alleppey also has a beach church which makes it very attractive for the tourists. Alleppey has a pleasant weather through all the seasons and it is ideal to visit at all times of the year.
Munnar is another beautiful destination to escape the heat this summer. It is endowed with natural beauty and tea estates. You can see greenery everywhere in Munnar. Best things to do in Munnar include renting a nice homestay in the middle of the tea estates and enjoy the natural beauty. There is also a tea museum that you could go and enjoy the different flavors of tea. It is surrounded by mountains which make the view of the city totally breathtaking. Munnar also has Anamudi, which is the highest peak in South India. There are also nice cafes and eating joints where you can enjoy the local food and forget about all your worries about sweating in the heat this summer. The weather remains pleasant all through the year so you can plan a visit anytime you feel the heat is too much and you need a cool break.
If you are in the north and you want to get away from the extremely heated summer then you can easily go to Rishikesh and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayan valley. The beautiful river Ganges makes the city even more serene. You can hear chanting from the temples around and many foreigners walking around enjoying the beauty of the city of Rishikesh. The bridge called “Lakshman Jhula” is a good landmark which goes over river Ganges and divides the city into two parts. On the other side of the bridge, you can find various cheap lodges and alternative cafes with mouth watering food. The place is completely vegetarian so you can leave away your meat craving for some time and enjoy the totally vegetarian meal. It is a very nice and calm place which makes it perfect to get away from the heat and noise of the city. The weather gets a little cold at night and you might need more than a sweater but you can enjoy a little cold during the day with the sun usually shining brightly. You can also plan to go on for some treks that are open during that time. It is fun to trek in winters and since there is no snow in Rishikesh, you can easily do it.
Dharamsala which is among the most popular honeymoon destinations in India and can also be a good option to take you away from the heat in the summer when you can visit honeymoon destinations like Bali or Mauritius. It gets really cold in Dharamsala with some occasional snow. This could be the idea if you really need a break from an extremely hot weather. Dharamsala has some beautiful Buddhist sites to visit too. It has the famous Buddhist Monastery where you could sit and meditate for hours in the calm and peace. There are also some famous meditation centers with a drop in sessions so you could easily take a relaxing break. It is unlikely that the trek trails would be open during that time due to snow but you can always walk around the city and explore its beauty. You can easily get a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas from the top of the city which makes your trip totally worthwhile.
There are many such places in India but the above-mentioned places are the best ones in both North and South. So what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and go for your trip.