Cool Travel Ideas for Summer Holidays

No wonder summer is the best time to sneak out with family and friends to scenic spots and cooler climes. Here is the next lot of more chilled Holiday Ideas from OkTataByebye.com. Let's plan, pack and head to places where heart desires. Von Voyage!

Hill Holidays   Wild Thrills
Thanedar: Tucked away in Himachal; spectacular mountain views, fruit orchards & quaint temples, 9hrs from Delhi.
Ramgarh: fragrant pine forests and orchards to relax & rejuvenate. 325 km from Delhi - Uttaranchal.

Darjeeling: Tea, toy train & timelessness flavored with scenic beauty & monasteries - 3 hrs from Bagdogra
Haflong: Assam's surprise - a nature lover's dream with picturesque walking trails and awesome views. 413 km from Guwahati.

Matheran: walker's paradise, trekker's joy - Matheran is simply beautiful and amicably peaceful.
Mahabaleshwar: temples, picnic spots, lakes, boating, fishing, waterfalls and more! Maharashtra

Munnar: lush tea gardens, majestic environs and an experience of a lifetime- beautiful drive from Bangalore
Horsley Hills: put up your feet and relax with walks, picnics in the lush forests - Andhra Pradesh.
Great Himalayan National Park: alpine wildlife hotspot, scenic and plenty in flora & fauna- 50 km from Kullu.
Dudhwa National Park: In northern Uttar Pradesh's terai belt, Dudhwa is great for Tiger and Barasingha sightings.

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary: much acclaimed One-horned Rhino Land with bison, elephants, and pygmy hog - In Jalpaiguri, West-Bengal.
Manas National Park: In northern Assam, on the Bhutanese border the best place for Tiger and Elephant sightings.

Desert National Park: diverse life in the desert- famous for Chinkara & Great Indian Bustard- 42 km from Jaisalmer
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: a bird watcher's delight, also see Malabar Giant Squirrel and chase exotic butterflies- 275 km from Bangalore

Nagarhole National Park: a well-known elephant habitat, also best to see leopard, dhole and gaur- 235 km from Bangalore.
Silent Valley National Park: watch wildlife in its full glory and the famous Lion Tailed Macaque -125 km from Coimbatore.
Beach Heritage
Konark: exquisitely carved temples, beaches and archaeological museum, Orissa
Porbandar: Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace has temples, palaces, beach and his ashram in Gujarat
Panaji: a cultural melting pot -  Portuguese style houses on carnival beaches, antiquities, temples, museums, churches and a heady cuisine.
Udupi (Karnataka): India's Kitchen town 60 km north Mangalore - Hindu Pilgrimage & unmarred Beach. Foodie's fantasy.
Weekend Getaways   Hidden Jewels
Nahan: rolling hills, colonial feel, peal of temple bells - relax, re-wind & recharge - 5 hrs from Delhi, Himachal.
Sattal: a group of seven lakes- fresh air, plenty of trekking options, adventure sport and tranquility - 320 km from Delhi.

Gopalpur-On-Sea: Orissa's a picturesque beach resort and also the site for an ancient commercial port, which now lies in ruins
Murshidabad: charming palaces + mosques + handloom silk = Murshidabad an ideal weekend getaway, West Bengal

Jawhar: 'Mahabaleshwar of Thane' - laidback, easygoing with natural beauty - a perfect escape 3 hours from Mumbai.
Udvada: that perfect cultural getaway - heritage structures reflecting the Zoroastrian faith - 206 km from Mumbai.

Halebid: Hoysala sculpture, architecture, and its temples- charming place to walk around - 226 km from Bangalore.
Yelagiri Hills: climb a hill, pedal a boat, walk along mulberry plantations or go trekking - 233 km from Chennai
Chowkori: beautiful balmy weather and fine views, Chowkori is 112 km from Pithoragarh, Uttaranchal.
Harsil: sleeping beauty on way to Gangotiri that had Raj Kapoor travel to shoot Ram Teri Ganga Maili all the way to Harsil.

Tawang: scenic landscapes, history, religion and impressive of all - Tawang Monastery- 10 hrs from Tezpur, Arunachal.
Tezu: famous for the Parasuram Kund (hot water pond) and the Glow lake- a must -154 km from Dibrugarh, Assam.

Purandar Fort: a perfect getaway from Pune - re-visit history of Maratha warriors, who fought hard to save the fort .
Prabal Fort: 10 km from Karjat (Maharashtra) - a day long trek to the fort from where you get excellent views of the surrounding hills..

Kanoor Fort: awe inspiring trek - forested hill slopes, teeming with wildlife and dotted with picture-perfect villages - Karnataka.
Thekkady: wildlife Sanctuary & tiger reserve - Game spotting from boat - 140 km from Madurai, Kerala
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