9 offbeat places in India that are cool for the Summer.

"We can not stop the Summer from coming.
But we can choose what we will contribute when it arrives." 

Summer is the season of fun: Adventures, Mountains, Hiking and water. People often love to visit cool places in the Season but the common destinations might let you to walk into a queue for every single thing you do, end up in massive crowds that make it hard to even enjoy the peace and serenity. As an alternative, you can break free & gather some memories with your friends and family during these "exploring Offbeat Places" Summer Holidays in India.

Here is the list of 9 Offbeat yet spectacular places to visit in India that are cool for the Summer.

1. Chakrata, Dehradun, Uttarakhand: A magical Hill Station.

A Magical Hill Station

A cantonment town in Dehradun district, This mystical hill station features some of the ravishing waterfalls that are enough to entice the weary souls for having a betrothal in the lap of nature. 
For the adventure buffs, there are numerous colossal caves and ancient tampled that can be explored here. March- June is the best time to visit the place.

2. Rasol, Parvati Valley, Kasol, Himachal Pradesh : Foot hills of Himalayas

Foot Hills of Himalayas

Hidden deep within the foot hills of the Himalayas lies a small village by the name of "RASOL” which is at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level and has not more than 75 houses. Rasol is located in the "Parvati Valley" which is in the state of Himachal Pradesh. 

Reaching the village of Rasol by hiking from the town of Kasol takes around three to four hours to reach with a hand full of steep climbs which are very much do able for even a rookie hiker.  

3. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh : Blessed with waterfalls.

Queen of Satpura

Pachmarhi is sure to make you feel calm, the way you felt when you put your bare feet on the garden grass for the first time, as a child.

Being at an elevated height and surrounded by beautiful forests of the Satpuras, with their streams and waterfalls Pachmarhi gives any tourist a serene and memorable experience. Since Pachmarhi was discovered and developed in the modern times by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army, this city houses charming churches built in colonial style architecture.

The place is a treasure with ancient caves of the Buddhist era.

4. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: Explore the Unexplored.

Explore the Unexplored

The place has an imposing landscape of beautiful lush green forest, rivulets and elevated patches. It is famous for paddy-cum-pisciculture cultivation. The area is renowned for the terrace paddy fields where the unique system of poly-culture and water management is practiced by the local people.

5. Majuli, Assam : Water Water everywhere.

Water water everywhere!

A lush green environment-friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water island in the river Brahmaputra.

Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting and is one of the key reasons why people love this place so much. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam. The festivals celebrated here are all joyous and vibrant. The main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and witnessing it is an interesting spectacle."

6. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh: A feast for the eye

Feast for the eye

Spiti is a delight for travellers. A virgin hill resort with opportunities for adventure sports, it fills visitors with awe at its majestic grandeur. Spiti is a relatively offbeat haven for trekkers and soul seekers, being home to many Buddhist temples and monasteries. May to October is the best time to visit Spiti. The region receives light to medium rainfall at the time and the rain gives it the blush of a maiden fair, which makes this the best time to visit Spiti. The winters are harsh and many-a-time unbearable and should be avoided.

7. Hemis, Jammu & Kasmir: The snow leopard’s home

The snow Leopard's home

One of the less talked about places in the Jammu and Kashmir map, Hemis is a beautiful place surrounded by snow capped ranges all around. Pay a visit to the Hemis Gompa or the Hemis National Park, which is home to the snow leopard. Let your camera have some fun here! May-June is the best time to visit Hemis. Temperatures in winter can fall as low as -30 degrees Centigrade.

8. Tamenglong, Manipur: A subtle kiss from the North-East

A Subtle kiss from the North East

Revel in the peace and enjoy some quietude in this beautiful hill town. Not very famous in tourist circuits in India, Tamenglong's beauty and pristine glory never fail to mesmerize. It is home to oranges and other exotic flora and fauna and any nature lover will find respite in Tamenglong. October to April is a good time to visit Tamenglong. The summers and monsoons here are best avoided.

9. Mokokchung, Nagaland: Seated in the hills.

Seated in the Hills

Mokokchung is one of the biggest urban centres of Nagaland. The main tourist attractions are the District Museum, the Town main park, Unman village and the Ao village. Visitors might also be interested in places like Longkhum, Langpangkong, Mopungchukit and Chuchuyimlang which are situated in the district. October to June. The sowing and Harvesting festivals are colourful and alluring, so visiting at those times makes for a pleasant experience.


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