Can’t Handle Heat? Say Good-bye to 5 Indian Destinations in 2016

One of the ways to get relief from summer. Photo Credit - The Hindu
One of the ways to get relief from summer

Summer in India is terrible. With most parts of India are experiencing waves of Loo, there are some places that display a ray of hope to avid travelers. The vast and diverse country won’t let you sit idle and do nothing. You can have an array of thrilling activities if you could manage to escape these travel hot spots.

Dozens of pages have been written on the Internet, awareness has been made on TV and Radio, government initiatives have been taken to avoid the sweltering heat of with soaring temperatures going above 45 degree C. This is the true picture of India. Incessant sweat running down the body, making clothes completely drenched and droughty throat; locals have no courage to move out of their houses and challenge the sun. If you are all set to beat the heat and accept the challenge, the obvious destinations to resort would be the hill stations. Popular hill stations in India that can be taken into consideration are Mahabaleshwar, Munnar, Coonoor, Coorg, Kodaikanal, Ooty, Nandi Hills and Wayanad.

So, you already know these places. Let’s have a look at the destinations or cities that you should avoid during his trip to India this summer in 2016 if you want your days to be pleasant and nights to be cold.

5. Chennai:

This is true that southern region of India is cooler than the northern part. But Chennai is an exception. The mere temperature rises above 45 degrees in the months of April, May and June. The native of this hot place has given a unique name to this particular phase. It is called Fire Star – in native language it is called Agni Natshatram.

4. Delhi:

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Couple Under Tree Shade

Delhi is the political capital of India, but not the summer capital. And the Britishers were right choosing Shimla as the summer capital of India. Summer in Delhi is hot and deadly. For vacationers and Delhiites, to holiday in the capital in summer is like having a blast in the furnace. What adds to the already existing misery is the paucity of water. Think twice before heading to this part of India with family unless your tour operator preserves a five-star accommodation.

3. Jaipur:

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A dry city as it is known, summer witnesses extreme hot from April to June. The temperature rises above 42 degrees. The fun of exploring the Pink City extinguishes in the roasting heat. Instead of taking a stroll along the beautifully painted walls of ancient forts and castles, you would rather prefer to take a nap in the centrally air conditioned heritage hotel.

2. Agra:

Agra, Taj Mahal

Will the spell-casting majesty of the Taj Mahal be able to comfort you from the frying heat? Or will you be enthralled to take a dip in the River Yamuna? Agra certainly deserves to be in this list as the city gears up to be claimed as one of the hottest destinations in the country. There is no denying that even the most discerning holidaymakers want to get a glance of the love epitome.

Also Read: A Short Trip to Agra

1. Goa:

Evening on the Beach, Goa
Evening on the Beach, Goa

The best time to be a part of India’s beach lifestyle is the advent of winter; hence, avoiding beaches is avoiding unbearable heat. Pristine beaches, hot sand, blazing sunlight and intolerable searing breeze will increase the percentage of melanin in your body. Goa is an iconic destination, but saying NO to Goa in summer is a wise decision.

Agree? Or do you have a bigger list that includes some more places?

You might be interested in reading Top 10 Monsoon Destinations in India that You Should Not Miss

Vacationing in India this Monsoon? Here are the top Travel Tips

Monsoon has arrived in India. People have already started backpacking in the hope of witnessing the natural wonders and enjoy a greener, cleaner and quieter India. The Indian sub-continent land brings a plethora of activities and attractions from the snowcapped Himalayas in the north to the sexy beaches and natural beauties in the south.

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So Beautiful!

While some deny visiting India during monsoon, I strongly recommend you to taste the original charm of India i.e. donning superbly in green hues. I have furnished the top travel tips that you might find quite fascinating.

Raincoat and Umbrella Are a Must: I suggest vacationers to wear a raincoat or have an umbrella whether you are enjoying tranquility through a backwater ride in Kerala or visiting the Mughal monument Taj Mahal in Agra. Synthetic clothes prove to be very essential as they dry out fast. Buy rain-proof boots if you don’t have.

Medical Kit in Your Bag: Diseases are widely seen during this season. Consult your physician and ask for a medical kit prior to your India trip. In case, you feel sick contact the local doctors immediately.

Avoid Street Food & Tap Water: Though street foods are extensively popular, better you avoid having them this time. They are not hygienic and you might end up falling ill; hence, wasting a great tour. Carry mineral water while touring to places where drinking water is an issue. I prefer a cup of tea or coffee than settling down to cold drinks.

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Have some Tea

Drive Slowly: Don’t just hire a car and take long road trips. Indian roads are not so great except metro cities. The zigzag and narrow roads won’t give you good driving experiences. Be careful of landslides if you are driving in the hilly areas. Drive slowly or better ask a chauffeur.

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Drive Carefully!

Plastic Bag for Mobiles & Tablets: Make sure you have plastic bag for mobiles and tablets to protect them from getting damaged by rain – unless you are using a waterproof gadget.

Mosquito Repellent: Mosquito can be your companion if you don’t wear full-clothed dress or carry a mosquito repellent.

Have a Hair Dryer: I believe that a hair dryer can help you stay away from cold. It is definitely an added benefit in monsoon.

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Alluring, isn’t it?

An India trip is so beautiful and enjoyable when you keep these travel tips in mind. Explore the vibrant lush greens, cool breezy weather, foggy clouds, spiritual aroma and get soaked in the rain on the terrace – you have ample things to do this monsoon. 🙂