Unique Ways & Interesting Places to Spend Summer Vacation in India

case you are tired of everyday monotony then it means that you need a refreshing experience. This can be one of the best luxury holidays in summer of your lifetime. So get prepared, get started, and head off to one of these scenic locations. They are sure to give you the necessary revival you need to re-start everyday busy life in the city. Give yourself the most needed break, one that will refresh you from within. These are the most unique ways for a perfect holiday for yourself & family.

We have handpicked a few of the most beautiful locations in our country. You will definitely find your body, mind and soul refreshed.

1. Tour the ‘Earth Resort' at Kochi

Kochi lies in Kerala and the beautiful place to experience the nature. This makes you forget the pollution and population of city life. Breathe in the freshness of nature as you forget yourself in nature. A 3 hour drive from the Calicut Airport, this UNESCO Heritage Site is spread across 35 acres of land. It consists of cashew nut plantations and built with most natural material like bamboo shoots and coconut leaves and/or palm leaves roof tops. The roads too are made of mud. It is worth all the expense and you revitalize your senses here. Don't miss the backwaters of Kerala as you will not find it anywhere. There are lots of things to do in Kochi.

Must Do Sightseeing / Activity: Chinese Fishing Net, Bolghatty Palace, St. Francis Church, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace) and Paradesi Synagogue are the must visit attractions. Check out the Oriental Bamboo Restaurant called GuaDua for healthy traditional Indian dishes.

Earth Resort Kochi

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Suggested Tour : 10 Days - Hills and Backwaters of Kerala Tour

2. See ‘Paradise’ at Park Hyatt Resort & Spa

Set on the shores of ‘Paradise Beach’ in Goa amidst coconut trees and palm trees it makes you feel like you are in Paradise. It is all of a 15 minutes drive from the Dabolim Airport to this heavenly family resort. This Hyatt Camp offers a great vacation time for all members of the family as it caters to all age groups. There are activities like Pool Sliding for smaller age groups from 5 – 10 year old kids. This serves as a perfect family entertainment as they have movie room, books library, and other activities too. For females there is even cooking classes available to know the traditional Goan cooking methods.

Must Do Sightseeing / Activity: Fine Dine at the Oriental Goan Restaurant Casa Sarita. Watch the magnificent sunset by the Mandovi side while Scuba Diving at the Bogmala Beach.

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

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Suggested Tour : 10 Days - South India Tour with Goa and Mumbai

3. Chill Out at Himalayas - ‘The Khyber’ Spa

In the hot summer season what other than a cool skiing experience can beat the heat on the snow tipped Himalayan mountain ranges. Moreover you can also get the best view of the Apharwat Peak from this wellness spa cum resort located just 65 kilometers from the Srinagar Airport in Gulmarg. The best part is that you can view the entire Pir Panjal Ranges in 360 degrees. This is the best spot for adventurous people as they offer Sledding and Mountain Biking too. Depending on the room there is also free Wi-Fi. The Wellness Spa has optional Aromachologie Massage too.

Must Do Sightseeing / Activity: Sip the best tea at Tea Lounge to warm up your cold day and look out for Cigar Sheesha Lounge too.

The Khyber Spa, Jammu and Kashmir

Suggested Tour : 10 Days - Kashmir With Taj Mahal Tour

4. A Palatial Stay at Thengal Manor

Take a 15-minute drive into the Ancient Palatial era from the Jorhat Airport in Assam. Experience the olden day’s comfort that is left out in today’s busy life at this sleepy Assamese village called Jalukonibari. The softness of lush green lawns at the Welcome Heritage Palace Best is suited for those searching for alone peace. There are games to play including Chinese Checkers & Scrabble. Even decor and furniture retain the ‘old look’ as the place is unchanged over decades. There is a portico that gives a classy look to the 70- year-old structure. Taste a spread of cuisine from authentic North – Eastern to International at the In-House Restaurant.

Must Do Sightseeing / Activity: Watch artisans in their activities and don’t forget to go fishing on fishing tours.

Thengal Manor Jorhat Assam

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Suggested Tour : 14 Days - East India Wildlife Tour

5. Live Atop the Backwaters of Kerala

You may have lived on top of land or gone under water to view ocean life. But have you thought about living on top of water. That is possible in St. Crispin Heritage Houseboat Kottayam. You get to float atop the shimmering waters and view exotic flora & fauna. Not to mention the authentic freshly cooked Kerala seafood along with a welcome drink punch. Enjoy cushiony sleep at night and listen to romantic music from the music system while dining comfortably on the dining table. It is worth all the expense as there are most modern facilities to enjoy. This ‘floating’ ride is best for romantic couples and is situated far into nature at 2 hours and 30 minutes from Kochi Airport. Not only Kochi, there are various places where you can go for backwaters - Alleppey, Kumarakom, Trivandrum, Munnar etc.

Must Do Sightseeing / Activity: Feel the fresh sea breeze while comfortably being seated on the deck sit-out for a perfect romantic evening.

Backwaters of Kerala in Summer

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Suggested Tour : 10 Days - Best of Kerala Tour

6. Live Portugal at 16th Century Fort

The Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel is situated on the northern tip of the tiny state of Goa. Get a 360- degrees view of the pristine ethereal beauty while dating back to palpable history. The fresh mornings and pleasant evenings make a magical family holiday vacation. There is yummy cuisine laid out amidst colorful decor. Set in the back drop of nature this former military base has a Church within the Portuguese Fortress. View the local residents who make the Holy Mass at Festival time like Christmas & Easter more vibrant at Hotel Tiracol.

Must Do Sightseeing / Activity: The perfect sunset view point located just behind the Hotel makes quality family time. Watch dolphins dance from the restaurant area.

Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel, Goa

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Suggested Tour : 11 Days - Goa with Kerala Tours

From time to time vacation time is necessary to remove the monotony of life. While some of these heavenly sites make a perfect family holiday vacation or spending quality time with loved ones, others are for spending time alone away from busy life. Some may be for newlyweds or romantic couples. You can feel the celestial experience for the rest of the year. Whatever it may be the type of activities you can sink into and indulge yourself completely gives you the best time of your life.

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