Set in the picturesque mountains of Uttarakhand, Auli is a little ski destination that not many people know about. As it’s a snow destination, visit Auli between March and May (summers) when the average temperature is about 15 degree C. With stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, various treks and pristine lakes, Auli is the perfect holiday destination to should visit this summer!
Even though Himachal Pradesh is an extremely popular travel destination today, Bir Billing is a spot that’s not known to many people. Bir is also known as the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’ and is the perfect place for an adventure-seeker. As it’s a hill station, it’s usually cold throughout the year, but the best time to visit Bir would be between April and June as it’s the most pleasant during those months.
This gorgeous waterfall destination is situated in Kerala and has the most breathtaking view ever. If you’re someone who loves the water, we recommend you take a trip down south to visit this 80 feet tall, gorgeous looking waterfall. The area surrounding the waterfall also includes a forest, so expect to spot some exotic animals around! The best part about it is that it never dries out, so you can visit it almost anytime during the year. But of course, during the rainy months it gets a little difficult to visit the waterfall and the areas around. It’s hence recommended to take a trip to the falls between September and January.
Arunachal Pradesh is barely preferred when it comes to travel destinations, but Ziro Valley will definitely change your opinion about that. If a peaceful trip is something you’re seeking, head to Ziro valley and you will not be disappointed– a soul-searching trip to Ziro should definitely be on your bucket list this year. You can also hang out with the people from ‘Apatani’ tribe who reside there. We promise it’ll be an experience that you will never forget. Ziro is extremely pleasant during the summers, so plan your holiday accordingly.
Visit Majuli for breathtaking views of the Brahmaputra river! It’s also the world’s largest river island and that alone should be the reason you should visit this beautiful place. As Majuli can be a little difficult to explore in the Summers as it’s said to get extremely hot and icky at that time, plan a late winter trip to this gorgeous, less explored destination in India.
If exploring a brand-new culture is the aim of your trip, you’ve got to visit the village called Hemis, which is situated in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir. The main attractions include the Hemis National Park and the Hemis Monastery. There’s also the ‘Hemis Festival’ which is hosted by the same monastery. It’s celebrated on the 10th day of the Tibetan lunar month–birth of Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan buddhism is celebrated during the festival. There are Lama performances, mask dances, locals dressing up in the most vibrant colours and loads of jewellery etc. to look out for during this 2-day festival. This year, it’s taking place on the 23rd and 24th of June! So, book your tickets to witness a culturally rich village that you’ll definitely love.
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Written by Vaishnavi Thakur on Jan 12, 2018