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Call of the Snow-Capped Hills

Posted by Indranil Bhattacharya on August 2, 2017

It’s May, and we’ve begun to encounter the wrath of the Sun on our skins. Facing the urban traffic in this heat must be wearing you down. Well, we here at Travelyaari happen to have a fitting idea to beat the heat.

Travel! Getting out of the house may sound like a bad idea given the temperature outside, but consider this, once you get to where you’re going, it will be nippy, picturesque and far away from the everyday chaos. Consider all the memories you’d build and all the new places you get to see and quaint, peaceful nights. India is full of beautiful locales that have the perfect breezy chill to their air, and they look mesmerizing this season.

Since we love making your decisions easier, we have categorized the places you may like to visit this crazy summer.

 

For the pilgrim in you

These are the places that along with being crisp and bright, could also invoke certain composure within you that remains with you for a long time even after you’ve returned home to your daily chores.

Dharamsala: The home of Dalai Lama is a charming hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. You can spend hours exploring the Tibetan monastery. The trip is delightful to the soul.

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Buddha Statue, Dharamsala.

 

Amarnath: The Amarnath cave located at an altitude of about 12ft, is one of the coldest places in India, all through the year. The Shiva-lingam formation is one of the wonders that make you a believer. This place is a little piece of heaven on earth.

Amarnath Yatra, Jammu and Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra, Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Vaishnodevi: No pilgrimage is ever as fulfilling as a trip to Vaishnodevi. With the breath-taking Himalayas in the backdrop, an atmosphere of spirituality and tranquility lingers all over the city.

Mata Vaishno Devi Temple

Mata Vaishno Devi Tempel, Jammu and Kashmir.

 

 For the love birds

These are trips ideal for couples who want to experience love in its truest form. Traveling with your partner, especially to our listed locations, can be as enthralling as it is exciting.

Kashmir: What more could be said about the place that is famous as Paradise on Earth. Its biggest charm lies in its location, food and the people. Take a hike with your beloved to the Naina peak and discover the panoramic snow-capped Himalayas.

Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir

Houseboat, Kashmir.

 

Shimla:  Endowed with gorgeous Victorian-era architecture and gabled cottages set amidst scenic view of the Himalayas, this is one of the favorite hill station of India. Get lost in the winding roads as you stare into each other’s’ eyes and time stops.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Landscape of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

 

Nainital: The picturesque lake city of Nainital is the epitome of pristinely sculpted natural beauty.

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Nainital Lake.

 

Dehradun: Get swayed by the charm of the capital city of Uttarakhand. The phantasmagorical combination of lavish greenery and the mesmerizing cityscape are sure to take your breath away.

Dehradun

Landscape of Dehradun.

 

Lansdowne:  One of the least explored unadulterated beauty located in the lap of Himalayas is a must-visit for the romantic at heart. Go trekking, take a stroll down the valley or just relax your nerves, this place is sure to make your heart skip a beat at first sight.

Bhulla Taal Lake Lansdowne Town

Bhulla Taal Lake, Lansdowne

 

For the lone wolves out there

For those who want to explore the wonders by themselves, following are our very own hand-picked selections of the ideal feed to ever-hungry souls.

Leh Ladakh: This place may bewitch your senses with its allure. Leh is too mesmerizing to put to words. Feel the sand beneath your feet and the starry sky above your head as you surrender yourself to an overwhelming sense of serenity.

The white desert, Leh

The white desert of Leh.

 

Kullu Manali: The twin cities are fast becoming one of the most desirable destinations for backpackers.  There is something the wind of Manali that pulls the adventurer in you.

Manali, the beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh.

A landscape of the gorgeous Manali.

 

Assam:  With the mighty Brahmaputra flowing through the heart of the state and the great Himalayas adorning the northern border, Assam is a paradise for the wild at heart. Unleash your inner explorer and stumble upon wonder you’ve only read in books.

Bihu Dance, Assam

Bihu Dance, Assam.

 

Arunachal Pradesh:  Trek through the quaint state of Arunachal Pradesh and fall in love with the rugged yet mellow atmosphere. Almost 40% of this state remains a mystery to date. Be the first to unearth Arunachal in all its glory.

Arunachal Pradesh - Photo Credits to Amit Tez

Arunachal Pradesh – Photo Credits to Amit Tez

 

Dalhousie: Developed during the British Raj, Dalhousie still speaks of the glorious yesteryears.  A traveler’s bucket list isn’t complete without a trip to this enthralling hill station.

Khajjiar Dalhousie

Khajjiar, Dalhousie

 

Lastly, and most importantly, wherever you go this season, make sure to make the fondest memories out of it. May your summer be glorious!

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