If you’re planning a summer vacation this holiday season, look no further because we’ve got you covered. One of the best hill stations located in South India, these tourist spots are most visited in summer. From Coorg in Karnataka to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, plan your summer getaways this year from Vizag to one of these places.
Here’s a list of Vizag’s best summer getaways.
This densely forested mountainous region of the state of Kerala is scenically beautiful away from the hectic city life. Known for its Neelakurinji flowers which occur once every 12 years, the place is also called the Spice Garden of Kerala. Idukki’s specialty is its 650ft long and 550ft high arch dam on the Periyar River, which is also the first arch dam in India. Take a trip to Idukki this summer from Vizag and visit the most beautiful green and landlocked region of Kerala.
Founded as a resort town of the British Raj, Ooty, short for Udhagamandalam, is a famous hill station in Tamil Nadu. Famous among Bollywood directors for film shoots, this hill station is the most visited in summer. With many tourist spots to enjoy, don’t miss boating at Lake Ooty.
Famously dubbed as the coffee hub of India, this hill station enjoys one of the best climates in the Western Ghats during summers. Although the ocean of clouds cannot be seen, the hilly hikes and viewpoints are worth the trip. Take a summer vacation from Vizag to Chikmagalur and you will not be disappointed. Do not miss the Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri Hill viewpoints.
Located in Kerala, this verdant resort is known for its lakes, rafting, wild camping and the Wild Life Sanctuary. Spot Asiatic lions, tigers, leopards and more as you venture into the wild in an open-top jeep. Mostly visited in the summer, as it marks the right time to spot nature, making it a suitable summer holiday destination. Reach Kerala from Vizag by train or plane and take local transport to reach the most beautiful summer destination for an adventurous trip.
Filled with gushing waterfalls and grassy hills, it is also a very famous honeymoon destination. Best valued for its year-round cool weather due to its strategic location at a height of 7,200 feet above sea level. One of the best secluded places to escape the rigors of life everyday, this hill station lets you sit back and relax. Located in Tamil Nadu, it is well connected by road and if you are planning to take a summer vacation from Vizag, you need not worry.
Famous mountain range among Indian trekkers, this Karnataka hill station is less known among tourists. If you want to experience the life of the locals, there is no better place than Kudremukh. Stay with the locals, savor their cuisine and have a completely different experience of city life. With plenty of activities to immerse yourself in, plan this summer vacation from Vizag to Kudremukh.
Have you ever tried Munnar tea? How about experiencing the tea making process in person. Located in Kerala, this hill station is surrounded by tea plantations dating back to the 19th century. Home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr mountain goat, this destination also offers plenty of hiking trails for enthusiasts. With pleasant weather, Munnar must be on your list of summer holidays from Vizag.
Located 30 km from Salem, this hill station is famous for its spices and thick bamboo. The place takes its name from Lake Yercaud. Despite the scorching heat of summers across Tamil Nadu, Yercaud seems to have a standard temperature of between 10 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius. The main tourist attraction of the place is the lady’s seat located towards the southwest, which offers fascinating views from the watchtower and the telescope. Don’t miss the Yecaud Summer Festival which puts on India’s best flower show.
Locally called Madikeri, framed by the Western Ghats, the hill station is known for the seat of Raja, a simple monument overlooking the forests and rice paddies of Coorg. Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwar Temple and the famous Abbey Falls are must-see destinations. With pleasant weather in summer, it is a must-visit tourist destination in Karnataka.
#10 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Indian archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal is yet another most visited summer destination. From breathtaking views to white sand beaches, this island also has mangroves and tropical rainforests. If you love the underwater world, try scuba diving and spot the best corals in India. The undeveloped islands carry many stories for those who are interested.
Let us know which of these spots are your favorite summer getaways from Vizag in the comments below!