5 Safe Places to Visit in India during this Summer Season

Posted On July 22nd, 2021

5 Safe Places to Visit in India during this Summer Season

As the storm of the second wave calms off and the world starts unfolding again to promising dawn, you can plan a weekend getaway to ditch the scorching heat of the summer. The dreaded, seemingly never-ending lockdown is gradually being lifted from many places in India. However, the risk of another outbreak as predicted for the third wave is not completely off the board. Therefore, you should plan a trip to someplace safe with a relatively lower number of cases and strictly follow the travel advisory and guidelines for safe travel in India. Here are 5 safe places to visit in India during this summer:

Manali

The queen of hills – Manali is an all-time-favorite getaway destination for tourists. The tiny hill station has an alluring charm that attracts visitors from all over India and abroad. This picturesque town nestled amidst snow-capped mountain peaks and blessed with immense greenery is a backpacker’s paradise. It has numerous tourist destinations and ample activities to keep you indulged during your trip. 

Rejuvenate your senses at the epic Hadimba Temple, the calming premises of the Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa monastery, and the pleasing Solang Valley. Relax and refresh your mind at the Arjun Gufa, Jogini Falls, and the Vashisht hot-water springs. Get some gaming experience at the Club House. How about paragliding at the Solang Valley and skiing at the Rohtang Pass

You can also enjoy yak-riding at the wildlife sanctuary. Calm your inner self with some yoga asanas at Shri Hari Yoga Ashram. Do not forget to follow COVID-19 protocols. Remember to wear a mask all the time, maintain social distancing, and use hand sanitizer on the go. Also, check for state government guidelines and restrictions before planning your trip. 

Ooty

Ooty is an amazing tourist destination to ditch the heat of summer. The weather of this charming hill station is perfect during mid-summer for exploring different tourist attractions. From spectacular views of pleasing mountain ranges to picturesque sights of patchy greens and ravishing gardens; the hill station has everything to overwhelm nature lovers. 

Admire wonders of nature at the Botanical Garden and Rose Garden. Get a tour of the Ooty Boat House and St. Stephen’s Church. Enjoy a refreshing hiking and sightseeing experience at the Doddabetta peak. Do not forget to take the Toy train ride that provides a one-of-a-kind experience of the hills. Carefully follow all preventive measures to avoid penalties.

Ladakh

Ladakh is a heaven for adventure seekers. The warmth of the summer sun and the sparkle of the sunshine over the snow-capped peaks make the place even more alluring for the visitors. Capture spectacular views of this high-altitude cold desert. Witness awe-inspiring hues of blue at the earthy hillscape of Ladakh. Take Insta-worthy pictures of whitewashed stupas and picture-perfect gompas. 

Visit the Kargil border, Zanskar Valley, Khardung La Pass, Pangong Tso Lake, Magnetic Hill, and the Nubra Valley for a magical holiday experience. Trek some of the famous trails of Ladakh, including the Chadar trek and Stok Kangri Trek. Have a remarkable camping experience with activities like rock climbing, ice hockey, and a campfire. Make sure to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 96 hours before entering the borders of Ladakh. Otherwise, you may need to undergo a mandatory quarantine for seven days and get a compulsory COVID-19 test.

Dharamshala

If you seek solitude and tranquility during the summer holidays, you cannot find a better place than Dharamshala. This picturesque hill station not only provides a chilly break from the summer heat but also rejuvenates your senses with its calm and peaceful ambiance. Get a soulful experience at beautiful temples and alluring Tibetan monasteries. 

Visit the Bhagsu falls, Bhagsunath Temple, Kangra Fort, Dalai Lama Temple complex, Namgyal Monastery, and HPCA Stadium. Enjoy a refreshing boat ride in the spectacular Dal Lake. Have a rejuvenating walk through lush green tea plantations. Plus, you do not require special permission or approval to visit Dharamshala. All you need is to download the Aarogya Setu App on your mobile. 

Andaman and Nicobar

Chilly margaritas and sandy beaches on your mind? Head straight to Andaman and Nicobar islands. Indulge in jaw-dropping water sports to get a dose of adventure. Enjoy amazing water activities from snorkeling to scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of Havelock Island. Admire corals at the North Bay Beach. Delve into local delicacies at the white-sand beaches. Explore the ancient caves, anthropological museum, mesmerizing waterfalls, and the world-famous Cellular jail. Remember, it is mandatory for all visitors to carry a negative COVID-19 report.

FAQs

Q1) Is it safe to travel to any of these places soon after the second wave?

Ans. Although there are various speculations for the third wave of COVID-19, it is completely safe to travel to any of the above-mentioned places with utmost precaution. Make sure to follow the mandatory COVID guidelines for inter-state travel. Follow social distancing, wear a mask, and use hand sanitizer. 

Q2) Is it mandatory to carry a negative COVID-19 report for interstate travel?

Ans) It is not mandatory to carry a negative COVID-19 report for all interstate travel. Only some states are requesting a negative report before entering their borders. Since the regulations apply differently for different states travelers are advised to check State Regulation Guidelines before planning a commute. 

Q3) I am planning a summer getaway with my friends. Which locations in India are best to plan such a trip?

Ans) You can plan a trip to Manali, Chail, Rishikesh, Shimla, Darjeeling, Shillong, or Parvati Valley with your friends. Make sure to follow COVID guidelines and check for statewide travel advisory to enjoy a memorable trip at any of these locations. 



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