Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Ten things to do this summer in India you haven't done before!

The winter is almost over. As the temperatures rise in the country, exams end for children, it is time for another summer vacation. Vacationing in Summer means heading to the hills. To enjoy the pleasant weather and come back refreshed. We have all done that. Is there anything that is interesting we can do apart from what has been done?

Here is our list.

Cycling in Nilgiris

Weather in Ooty and Nilgiris is pleasant during Summer. Though crowded in summer, the queen of hill stations offer excellent roads for cyclists to explore the outskirts of the city like Avalanche or Emerald lake or Red hills. Going up and down the hills may be tiring but is worth it. Breathe fresh air as you pedal through the winding roads. You don't have to be a professional cyclist to enjoy this experience.

For more details on Ooty, check out this post on this blog

Ooty - An escape to Red Hills!

Trekking in Western Ghats 

This was easiest one to be picked into the list. Though winters are the best times to climb the mountains in Western Ghats, summers are not bad either.

For more details on trekking in Western Ghats of Karnataka and lovely trek to Dudhsagar Falls on railway track, please click here

Five lovely treks in Karnataka

Dudhsagar Falls - A Monsoon trek on a railway track!

Surfing, Scuba diving & Snorkelling

Yes. In the mornings, before the sun gets scorching, go for the dive or snorkel or ride the waves. The sea is clear and views are fantastic.

Read all about it here in this post

Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and Surfing in India

Say Hello to Big cats in Tadoba

It is hot. Scorching hot. But if you want to see big cat in wild, in all glory, this is the time. No better place than Tadoba for your tete a tete with Sher Khan!

Travel Tips - Tadoba is accessible by train and Bus. Nearest railway station is Chandrapur which is on Delhi - Chennai route. Nearest airport is Nagpur. Make sure you book well in advance as limited number of permits are issued daily. There are many options to stay both near the park and Amravati.

See Coorg from Sky

Have you ever thought about this? Yes, you can do it now. You can see Coorg from the sky and it is beautiful.

Check out details in this post here

Coorg from the sky!

Horse riding in Yusmarg

Yusmarg is an unexplored wonder of Kashmir. We did it in August and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Go there before the place gets crowded.

Read all about Yusmarg in this post in this blog

Yusmarg - Unexplored wonder of Kashmir

Golf in Srinagar

We are not golfies but we could not resist including this in the list. When we were in Srinagar last August, we saw this sprawling golf course bound by lovely mountains. The setting is fantastic. You will love it! The best part of this club is it is open to public and not members alone.

Check out details at their official website here

Royal Spring Golf Course, Srinagar, Kashmir

Count Rhododendrons in Yumtang

If it is April-May, it has be Sikkim. If it is Sikkim during this season, it has to be in Yumthang valley also known as Valley of flowers.

Travel tips - Make Gangtok as base to explore Sikkim. Nearest airport is Bagdogra and nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri. There are many options to stay in Gangtok.

Road trip in Kumaon

Road trip in Kumaon is fun. Distances are small. Excellent places to stay. Lovely weather. What else do you need?

Take the time tested route of Nainital - Bhimtal - Naukuchiatal - Mukteshwar - Binsar - Almora - Ranikhet - Corbett

Go for Himalayan treks

The summer months are best time for Himalayan treks whether it is Roopkund or Goecha La or Har Ki Dun. Go for it.

For more details on Hiking in Himalayas, you may look at this website

India Hikes - Trekking in the HImalayas

This was our list for the summer. What is yours? Do send it to us.

You may also look at this post on Summer Getaways from Bangalore

Summer Getaways from Bangalore

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