What is the best way to ditch the brutal sun in summers? Yes, you got that right. Water Therapy. Because when blue hai paani aur din bhi sunny, all you can think of is getting soaked. The summers are approaching and it is time to get drenched and make a splash this summer. Here are summer destinations in India for the water splash as the sun gets harsh day by day:
Exotic showers of Sahastradhara, Dehradun
Immense beauty of the thousand-fold spring is simply bewitching. The sulphur water springs, 14 kms from Dehradun, are believed to have some medicinal properties. Dive into the water springs and rejuvenate your body. Its calming waters will provide you relief from the sweltering heat. While you’re there, go check out the raw beauty of caves surrounding the spring.
Time to spend: 3-4 hours
Nearby attractions: Tiger Falls in Chakrata, 80 km from Dehradun.
Accommodation: hotels in Sahastradhara are available just by the side of springs.
Pamper yourself at the pristine Renukaji Lake
Nestled among the lush green mountains of Sirmour (H.P.), the view of Renukaji Lake is not only a visual treat to the eyes but also a cure for your soul. Located 300 km from Delhi and 130 km from Chandigarh, it is a nature’s paradise. The lake is bound with temples on its banks. You can either feed the fishes and turtles in the lake or go for jungle safari. The option of boating is also available.
Time to spend- A day or two.
Nearby attractions: There are many places to visit in Nahan, the adjacent town.
Accommodation: Decent hotels in Renukaji are available.
Chillax at Chakki Mod, the youngster’s paradise
If you plan to escape to either Shimla or Kasauli on a weekend, do not forget to take a halt at the youngsters’ paradise. The turn next to the Timber Trail, Parwanoo will take you to a clandestine river bed nestled among the lofty mountains. It is a perfect picnic spot to chillax with your friends. Skinny dip your feet into the chilling waters while you enjoy the view around.
Time to spend: 2-3 hours.
Nearby Places: Kasauli, Shimla.
Accommodation: Hotels in Shimla and Kasauli are available.
Deep blue sea in Andamans
Why go to Spain when you can get that ZNMD feel right here in India? Havelock Island in Andamans lets you explore the deep blue sea and the hidden treasures that lie beneath. The white sand beaches or the backpackers’ paradise, is one of the best summer destinations in India as the weather is convivial all around the year. Have a laid-back summer vacation with so many exciting things to do in Andamans.
Time to spend: A week or so.
Accommodation: Luxury hotels and stays are available in Havelock, Andamans.
Rappel down the verdant Vihigaon Waterfalls
Vihigaon, just 2 hours drive from Mumbai, is the rappelling and canoeing site of Maharashtra. The verdant surroundings and the cascading waterfall makes the perfect getaway to escape the ennui at weekends. Feel the adrenaline rush as the chilling water splashes hard on you. It is a one day trip to Vihigaon and buses are available to and from Mumbai.
Time to spend: A day.
Nearby attractions: There are many places to visit in Nashik.
Accommodation: Hotels in Nashik are the ones available nearest to Vihigaon.
Nature’s coolants in Dandeli, Karnataka
The moist, deciduous forests of Dandeli are natural coolants with the beautiful river streams and unique nature spots. Duggi Village in Dandeli is where Kali River originates from. Enjoy boating in the native saucer-shaped coracles made of bamboo. Camping by the side of Kali River is a one-of-its-kind experience. Syntheri rocks located deep in the forests are a superb display of geological rocks. The place is an apt combination of nature, adventure, and wildlife.
Time to spend: A day or two.
Accommodation: Camp resorts and hotels available in Dandeli.
Hideout in Meenmutty Falls at Ponmudi, Kerala
Hidden in the dense forests, Meenmutty Waterfalls are your own little adventure in the woods. Situated on the way to Ponmudi, one has to hike about 2 km inside the jungle to reach the white, foamy waterfall. Not only will this place save you from the broiling heat, but also rescue you from the humdrum of life. It is an ideal getaway from Thiruvananthapuram.
Time to spend: 2-3 hours.
Nearby attractions: Golden Valley at Ponmudi.
Accommodation: Hotels in Ponmudi are available.
These very own derma-cool places make the best summer destinations in India. Head straight way to these places if you want to escape from the scorching heat. Slide into summer, and make a BIG splash. Stay Calm, Stay Cool!