18 Coolest Places In India During Summer

There are 2 kinds of people in this world—the ones who love summer and the ones who hate it. You’ll find more summer-haters in India and it is absolutely justified, considering the scorching heat and the humidity that India has to offer in summers. We all want to get away from this heat and take a trip to someplace cooler. And then, the research begins!

We want all the information to ensure that the trip is absolutely worthwhile ‘cause all we want to do is get away from the hot summer sun. From travel and stay to weather, we start looking at everything to find the coolest places near us.

We have made a long list of the coolest places that will help you beat the heat this summer and bask in the sun without feeling like you are getting roasted.


Coolest places near you during the summers:

1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

 

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Known for its beautiful monasteries and picture-perfect sceneries, this town is the ultimate dive into nature that one needs. The temperature here is somewhere between 5°C and 21°C in peak summers. If you are looking at a place that will make you forget that it’s summertime, then Tawang is perfect for you. This place has something for everyone, you can go shopping, have an amazing session of meditation, go hiking, enjoy nature, binge on some delicious food and visit the famous Tawang monasteries.

2. Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

 

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This place is located in the Chittoor District and is known for its scenic beauty. You can witness beautiful sunrises and sunsets here. The temperature at this place ranges somewhere around 20°C to 30°C in summers which makes it an ideal place to visit during summers. This place is a big plus for people who love adventure. You can go trekking, swimming, rock climbing and do a lot of other fun things here. This is one of the best places to visit in Andhra Pradesh.


3. Haflong, Assam

 

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Haflong, the only hill station in Assam, is known for its rich wildlife and peaceful vibe. It has very pleasant weather during summers with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 29°C. The Haflong lake is a must visit. It has a breath-taking view and you can also enjoy boating here. This untouched tourist place in Assam is ideal for all: families, kids, couples or a group of friends. Maibong, Panimoor waterfalls, and Jatinga are a few places that you mustn’t miss when you are traveling to Haflong.


4. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

 

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Tirthan Valley is an untouched beauty, which is just a couple of kilometers away from the Great Himalayan National Park. This place is ideal for people who want to explore uncommon places. The temperature here during summers ranges from 10°C to 25°C. There are numerous adventure activities like river crossing, trekking, trout fishing, rock climbing, etc. This is perfect if you are looking for a combination of adrenaline rush and peace. It is an overnight journey from Delhi to Tirthan Valley.


5. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

 

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Gulmarg is a popular summer vacation destination. This hill station is located in Jammu and Kashmir and is known for skiing. The temperatures in summer are as low as 13°C and go up to 29°C. The strawberry valley and seven springs are two beautiful places that you must plan to visit. You can take a ride on the Gulmarg Gondola, go hiking and skiing. Also, planning a trip in the month of March will be a big plus because they have the Gulmarg winter festival during that time.


6. Coorg, Karnataka

 

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Coorg is a small district in Karnataka, which is famous for its coffee plantations. This destination is a paradise for all kinds of travelers. Though it isn’t the coolest place in terms of temperature, it sure feels pleasant. The temperatures range from 17°C to 30°C. Experience the Coorg homestays and indulge in Coorgi cuisine, take a walk through the coffee plantations, bathe elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp, take a bumpy jeep ride up Mandalpatti, explore Nisargadhama forest and breathe in the fresh air.


7. Munnar, Kerala

 

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This place is an ideal destination to relax and rejuvenate. Though it is a common destination for honeymooners, there are a lot of activities that you can do to get your adrenaline rush. Summers are pleasant here with temperatures going from 19°C to 35°C. You can explore wildlife and find rare species of animals. Go camping, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling or boating. You can also go on an elephant safari. Do not forget to try out some authentic Kerala cuisine when you are here.


8. Panchgani, Maharashtra

 

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This hill station is located in the southeast of Mumbai. It is half an hour away from Mahabaleshwar. It is a perfect place for a vacation if you want to beat the heat. The climate here is sunny during noon but very pleasant throughout the day. The temperature is around 16°C to 31°C. What can you do here? Well, you can go paragliding, buy some of the biggest and juiciest strawberries, explore Rajpuri caves, head up to Parsi point and enjoy the breathtaking view, go boating at Venna lake or go to the Sydney point for some peaceful time overlooking the Krishna Valley.


9. Imphal, Manipur

 

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The capital of Manipur, Imphal is filled with beautiful picturesque landscapes and significant history. The climate here is very pleasant which makes it an ideal destination for your summer getaways. The temperatures range from 19°C to 29°C. Loktak lake is the largest freshwater lake in the north-east region. It is a must-visit for travelers.
Things to explore: Tharon caves, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Imphal Valley, and the Manipuri cuisine.


10. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

 

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Cherrapunji is considered one of the wettest places on Earth. It is a nature lovers’ paradise and is full of exotic cultures. This place is very cool even during summers with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 23°C. It has a lot of beautiful waterfalls. Some places you must visit in Cherrapunji are the double-decker root bridge, Mawlynnong (the cleanest village), Nohkalikai waterfalls, Krem Mawmluh, Mawsmai waterfalls (highest waterfall in India), Mawkdok Dympep valley for the beautiful scenic view and Dawki.  


11. Mamit, Mizoram

 

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Mamit is an untouched beauty surrounded by beautiful towns and villages. The summers are pretty cool here considering the temperatures go from 20°C to 30°C. It has the biggest cave in Mizoram, the Pukzing caves and you can explore their flora and fauna at the Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary. You can go fishing and boating and visit the beautiful villages in and around Mamit.


12. Mokokchung, Nagaland

 

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Mokokchung is a mesmerizing hill station in Nagaland, which is the ultimate getaway if you are looking for a peaceful place. It is very cool even during summers. The temperatures go from 16°C to 29°C. It is well-connected to a lot of beautiful villages where you can absorb their culture. You can also explore the caves in Mokokchung. Don’t forget to visit Longkhum and experience its panoramic views.


13. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

 

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Mount Abu is the highest peak on the Aravalli range. This hill station is surrounded by lush green forests and has a cool, pleasant climate even during summers. The temperatures during summer are as low as 23°C and range up to 33°C. Though Rajasthan is known for its forts and palaces, Mount Abu has a lot more in store for you. It is a great destination for adventure lovers as you can go hiking, trekking, rock climbing, and rappelling. You can head over to Nakki lake for boating, go on a helicopter excursion and visit Dilwara temple. If you are a nature lover, head over to Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary to experience wildlife or you can even visit Trevor’s Tank to birdwatch and spot crocodiles.


14. Pelling, Sikkim

 

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Pelling is a small town in Sikkim at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. This place is filled with culture and because it is an uncommon tourist destination, its beauty remains untouched. The summers feel like winters here. The temperature here ranges from 7°C to 27°C during peak summers. Some of the must-visit places in Pelling are Sewaro Rock Garden, Singshore bridge, Rimbi waterfalls, Khecheopalri Lake, Khangchendzonga National Park, and Rabdentse ruins.  


15. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

 

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This hill station in Tamil Nadu is famous for its tea estates. It is a perfect blend of adventure, peace, and scenic beauties. It has a very pleasant weather during summers. The temperature here is around 20°C to 25°C. You can take a joyride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railways, walk through the tea plantations, visit Dolphin’s Nose for a breathtaking view, hike up Law’s falls and swim at Catherine’s falls. If you aren’t in the mood for any of this, stay at a luxurious resort and breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the Coonoor weather and relax.


16. Kausani, Uttarakhand

 

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Uttarakhand is full of beautiful landscapes. Kausani is one such hill station that has a spectacular view. The climate here is amazing. The temperature in summer goes from 15°C to 27°C. You can do a few adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, trekking, etc. Stargate observatory is an interesting place that you can visit. Along with it, don’t forget to visit the Ashrams and Rudradhari falls.


17. Mirik, West Bengal

 

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Mirik is one of the most beautiful hill stations and tourist places in West Bengal. This destination is ideal for families, couples and friends. It has something for everyone. The temperature ranges from 10°C to 20°C, making it an ideal summer vacation spot in India. The Mirik lake, orange orchids, Bunkulung, tea gardens, and Rameetay Dhara are some of the must-visit places at Mirik.


18. Your home

coolest places in India during summer

Your perfect staycation can be in the comfort of your home. Rent ACs and Coolers from RentoMojo and make your home your getaway. Get your friends or your loved ones home, set up your bar, put on your favorite movie and cook a scrumptious meal.

Seema Rath

Lifestyle blogger. Licensed Zumba instructor. YouTuber. Not a sesquipedalian!

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