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With summer just around the corner and the mercury starting to soar, iced drinks and air conditioners can only do so much to provide respite from the sweltering heat. Here are five cool Indian getaways to beat the heat this summer.

1. Manali

Lachulungla Pass- Manali

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by snowy peaks, Manali is a magnet for tourists seeking both leisure and adventure.

Manali offers travelers a way to unwind with its scenic views and quaint villages around the main town on the banks of the Beas River. You can also explore your adventurous side with a myriad of adventure sports such as skiing, trekking and rafting.

2. Mussoorie

House in Mussorie

Mussoorie is a misty town in the Doon valley with picturesque views of the lush green valley below and the white peaks of the Himalayas above. It is known for its scenic waterfalls and Victorian architecture.

It is a perfect destination for families looking for relaxation and picnicking as well as for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The cool and foggy climate provides a stark contrast to the sticky summer heat of the city.

3. Bhimtal

Bhimtal Attraction

Bhimtal is a quiet hill town situated in the lake district of Kumaon. With a pleasant summer climate, undulated environment, and a huge pristine lake, it is the perfect destination for travelers looking for a secluded holiday in nature’s lap.

Less crowded than its more famous counterpart Nainital, Bhimtal offers you a calm and serene holiday away from all the commotion of your busy life. The hills around Bhimtal are perfect for walks, hikes and indulging in a bit of bird watching. The lake, which is the largest in the area, is great for boating, and the island in between houses an exotic aquarium.

4. Mahabaleshwar



Mahabaleshwar is a famous hill retreat located on a plateau amidst the Western Ghats. Located close to two busy cities, Mumbai and Pune, Mahabaleshwar is a perfect destination for a calm weekend getaway.

Mahabaleshwar’s winding roads, cool breezes, and beautiful lake make it a perfect family escape. You can enjoy fresh strawberries, breath-taking views of the sunrise and sunset, a lively market and row boats on the lake. Mahabaleshwar with its cool climate is a perfect destination to beat the summer heat.

5. Goa

Goa Beach


Goa is a quintessential summer destination not only for tourists from India but from around the world. With swaying palm trees, sandy beaches, and cool waters, Goa is a perfect place for tourists to relax.

Apart from the numerous beaches, Goa is a lovely place with lush environs and beautiful Portuguese architecture. Experience rich, cultural history in Goa with the delicious local cuisine and its forts and beautiful cathedrals.

Don’t let inadequate accommodation ruin your stay. Find comforting hospitality with world-class amenities and guest-centric services for your perfect holiday, here.

11th May 16

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