Offbeat hills to visit this summer
Summer is here and the rising mercury is a solid reason to pack the bags and set out for some place which is very cool and calm. Most of the people who live in tropical countries like India are doing the same. And as a result, almost all the popular hill stations are already jam packed.
There is actually no point in running away from a crowded city to another place which is overcrowded with tourists. One needs to find out a place which is pleasant and serene. So, picking up an offbeat summer place is always worth it.
Here are some exotic cool places in India which one can try this summer.
Nainital is a very popular and hence crowded tourist destination. So it is a great idea to give this place a miss and visit Naukuchiatal instead. The name of this place actually means the ‘lake of nine corners’ and it is one of the best kept secret destinations of Uttarakhand. Here, the lake is almost 175 feet deep and the hill station is surrounded by greeneries. Also it is a quiet and calm place where one can relax for a few days.
This is a very less explored town situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is high time to give break to Shimla and Manali to visit this place. It has a scenic lake and quaint cafes. One can stroll in the winding roads and spend a peaceful holiday here.
This summer pick the splendid Kotagiri instead of popular destinations like Munnar and Ooty. This place has a cool climate and one can go for trekking and try rock climbing. Also there are many tea plantations here which one can visit. The natural waterfalls and the valleys and hills surrounding this place make Kotagiri a blissful experience to the travellers.
Kurseong is a very small and quiet hill station located about 30 kilometres from Darjeeling and one can reach here by car or by a toy train. This place is beautiful as it has full of white orchids. This place is also termed as a haunted hill station. So, for those who have fancy for haunted places must visit this.
This is also a very least explored place in India located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This place is also not very easy to reach. Here the temperature is quite low in summers as well. But people do visit here to see the famous Tawang Monastery and the Jang Waterfall.
Located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, this peak is 6900 feet high and it is in the lush lap of the Western Ghats. For those who love to go to treks, this can be a perfect destination. But to reach the peak one needs permission passes from the Forest Department. To reach this peak, one crosses a heart shaped lake named Hridaya Saras.
To book train tickets one can take help of online booking sites. One can get food on train if it has a pantry car or can order from e catering services.