If there is one season we all need a respite from, it is summer. The summer heat seems unbearable and is bound to get us irritated. But, it is also the time for vacations. So, the best way to beat the heat is to head to places with a pleasant climate. India has several places that can let you enjoy your summer holidays. May is the season of travel in India and you will find tourists thronging to hill stations, to have a relaxing summer.

 

30 Best Places to Visit in India in May

In case you are looking for places to have a soothing summer vacation yet one filled with beautiful landscapes and captivating views, then here is a list of the 30 best places to visit in India during May. 

 

1.Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

 

Lansdowne is a quaint hill town located in the Pauri district of Uttarakhand. The landscape is laden with oak and pine trees. The town was named after the then Viceroy of India, Lord Lansdowne. One can still see buildings of the colonial period offering a stunning view of the mountains. Lansdowne is approximately 6 hours away from Delhi making it an ideal getaway spot.

 

 How To Reach:

 

· Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport from Lansdowne

· Train: Kotdwar is the nearest railway station which is around 40km from Lansdowne.

· Road: Lansdowne is well- connected with major cities like Delhi. National Highway 119 offers the best connectivity. 

 

 

Places to Visit:

  • Bhulla Tal Lake
  • St. Mary’s Church
  • Tip n Top
  • Bhim Pakora
  • Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Darwan Singh Museum
  • Garhwali Museum
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Things to do: 

You can enjoy boating in Bhulla Lake, camping, hike to Tip n Top, trek to Snow View point, visit Kalagarh Tiger Reserve to engage with wildlife, and shop at Alaknanda Market for leather goods. 

 

Local Food:

A mix of Garhwali, Chinese, Mughlai, Tibetan, as well as Continental cuisines, can be found in Lansdowne. The Garhwali and Kumaoni cuisine of Uttarakhand can be savored through dishes like Kafuli, Phaanu, Thechwani, Baadi, Kulath ki dal, Bhaang Ki Khatai, Sisunak Saag, Aloo ke Gutke, and sweet dishes like Gulgula, Arsa, Bal Mithai, etc.

Places to eat:

Fairytale Restaurant, Mahalaxmi Misthan Bhandar, Tipsy, Mithas Restaurant, Lansdowne Trip-Travel Cafe, Mayur Restaurant, Oaktown’s Flavour

Places to Stay:

Blue Pine Resort, S.B. Mount ResortKasang Regency Hill ResortFairytale Resort, The Alpine Resort, Windsor Cottages, IVY Green Resort, Mayur Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Ravine Palace. 

2.Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is a picturesque hill station in Arunachal Pradesh that has something for all. If you are an adventure-seeking person, then Tawang might be the best spot for adventure sports. If you love soaking in the beauty of nature, then Tawang has the most scenic views and breath-taking landscapes. You can also witness the Buddhist influence on culture through the various monasteries in Tawang. 

 

How to Reach: 

Air: Tezpur airport in Assam is the nearest airport to Tawang.

Train: Tezpur is also the nearest railway station to Tawang.

Road: Tawang is well- connected to Tezpur and Bomdila through regular bus and cab services. 

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Tawang Monastery
  • Tawang War Memorial 
  • Sela Pass- entry point to Tawang
  • Gorichen Peak
  • Shonga-tser Lake/Madhuri Lake
  • Taktsang Gompa
  • Geshila Peak 
  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake 
  • Thingbu Hot Spring
  • Bumla Pass
  • Jaswant Garh- in memory of Jaswant Singh 
  • Nuranang Falls
  • Nagula Lake

 

Things to do: Trekking, skiing in Pankang Teng Tso Lake, bird watching at Bhajagang lake, and other such activities. 

 

Local Food: 

 

The cuisine here is a blend of North-eastern food as well as the traditional cuisine of Monpas. So, along with the usual favorites- Momos and Thukpa, one should have the authentic Monpa cuisine known for its spiciness. Some must-try dishes are Zan, Khura, Puta, and Gyapa Khazi.

 

Places to Eat: 

Orange Bar & RestaurantDragon Restaurant, Blue Pine Restaurant, Sno-Yak Restaurant, Dharma Coffee House, and Library.

 

Places to Stay: 

Hotel Mon ParadiseHotel Tashi Ga- TselDolma CottageDondrub HomestayHotel Tawang HeightsMountain Mist Resort.

 

3.Kudremukh, Karnataka

Karnataka has several hidden treasures that are not so popular. Kudremukh in Chikmagalur district is one such place blessed with natural beauty. Kudremukh means 'horse-face' and is named so as the mountain resembles the face of a horse. It is surrounded by grasslands, biodiversity, flora, and fauna.

 

How To Reach:

Air: The closest airport to Kudremukh is Mangalore, which is at a distance of about 130 km from the town.

Rail: The nearest railway station is located at Mangalore.

Road: Kudremukh is easily accessible by road from Mangalore, Chikmagalur, and Sringeri.

 

Places to Visit:

  • Kudremukh Peak
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • Hanumana Gundi Waterfalls
  • Kalasa Temple Town
  • Sakya Dam
  • Gangamoola
  • Jalalabad Fort

 

Things To Do: 

Trek to Kudremukh peak, visit the Kudremukh National Park.

Local Food: 

Kudremukh does not have many food options. A few resorts and restaurants are offering South Indian food like Dosa, Kesari Bath, Akki Roti, Idli Vada, Uppittu, and sweets like Mysore Pak, Chiroti, etc.

Places to Eat: 

Chandan Hotel, Silent Valley Restaurant.

Places to Stay: 

Silent Valley Resort, Maralimane Homestay, Upasana Retreat, Trupthi Guest Home, Prakruthi Homestay, River Mist Resort. 

 

4. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

 

Manali in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, Manali has a picturesque landscape. Along with oak, deodar, and pine trees, Manali also has gushing waterfalls and lush green meadows. It boasts of rich history, visible through its architecture. 

 

How to Reach:

· Air: The nearest airport is in Bhuntar, which is 50 km from Manali.

 

· Train: The nearest railway station from Manali is in Joginder Nagar.

However, this is a narrow-gauge railway station and is not connected to all the major cities in the country. The major railway stations nearest to Manali are in Chandigarh and Ambala.

 

· Road: Manali is well-connected to major cities of North India. Buses and cabs are available to and from Manali. 

 

Places to Visit

  • Solang Valley
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Hidimba Temple
  • Old Manali
  • Manu Temple
  • Vashisht Baths
  • Manikaran
  • Beas Kund Trek
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Jogini Waterfall
  • Arjun Gufa
  • Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa
  • Creative Museum Of Himachal Culture And Folk Art

 

Things to Do:

Sightseeing, trekking, visit the Buddhist monasteries, shop at the famous Mall Road. 

 

Local Food: 

 

Manali is a great place to enjoy a variety of food items- right from local Himachali food to popular cuisines. One should try the street food in Manali. Apart from the usual favorites like chaats and samosas, one must not miss local Himachali dishes such as Khatta (a dish made of pumpkin, dried mango powder, and boondi) Sidu (a bread that is unique to Himachal), and Babru. 

 

Places to Eat:

Johnson’s Cafe, Renaissance, Dylans Toasted And Roasted Coffee House, Cafe 1947, Chopsticks Restaurant, Drifter’s Cafe, Fat Plate Restaurant, Casa Bella Vista. 

 

Places to Stay: 

Sun Park Resort, Himkund Cottages, Snow Valley Resorts, Urvashi’s Retreat, Apple Country Resort. 

 

5.Palani, Tamil Nadu

Palani is a mountain range in the Kodaikanal district of Tamil Nadu. It is an eastward extension of the Western Ghats. It is considered as an ‘Abode of Gods’ as it is believed that Lord Murugan resides here. There is a temple dedicated to him and Palani also has several other temples.

 

How to Reach:

· Air: The closest airport to Palani is Coimbatore airport.

· Train: The nearest railway station is Dindigul and Coimbatore. 

· Road: State transport buses, as well as private buses, are available from Palani to other cities of Tamil Nadu.

 

Places to Visit:

  • Palani Hills
  • Palani Murugan Temple
  • Palani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Polar Dam
  • Laxmi Narayana Perumal Temple
  • Dandayuthapani Temple
  • Periya Nayaki Amman Temple
  • Tiru Avinankudi Temple
  • Varathamanathi Dam
  • Saravana Poigai

 

Things To Do: 

Trekking, hiking, bird- watching, visit the Palani Wildlife Sanctuary to spot some rare and endangered species. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Altaf’s CafeMuncheez, Hotel Gowrikrishna, Cloud Street, Samayalkattu.

 

Places to Stay: 

Vatakkanal Home Stay, Kodai Resort Hotel, Silver Mist Kodaikanal, Avantara, Tamara Kodai, Apple Tree Cottage.

 

6.Kausani, Uttarakhand

Kausani in Uttarakhand is one of the best places to visit in May. It offers a view of Himalayan peaks- Trishul, Panchachuli, and Nanda Devi. Kausani is a perfect summer getaway to beat the heat and simultaneously admire the beauty of nature.

 

How to Reach: 

Air: The nearest airport to Kausani is Pantnagar Airport.

Train: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Kausani.

Road: Kausani is well-connected with the major cities by road. 

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Rudradhari Falls and Caves
  • Kausani Tea Estate
  • Gwaldam
  • Anashakti Ashram
  • Sumitranandan Pant Museum- dedicated to the famous Hindi poet who was born in Kausani.
  • Stargate Observatory
  • Lakshmi Ashram 
  • Baijnath Temple
  • Pinnath

 

Things to do: 

Trek to Pinnath, shop at Mall Road, buy tea from Kausani Tea Estate. 

Local Food:

Kausani is a small hill station having limited places to eat. A variety of cuisines are available like Indian, Continental, Chinese, and some Kumaoni dishes as well. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Yogi Restaurant, Garden Restaurant, Valley Restaurant, Hotel Pine Haven Restaurant.

 

Places to Stay:

 Hotel Hill Palace, Kausani Village Resort, Aashritha KausaniHotel Kausani Retreat, Chevron Mountain Villa.

 

7.Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Pachmarhi, the ‘Queen of Satpura ranges’ is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Located at a lower altitude, it is the best place for a summer retreat. Pachmarhi offers mesmerizing views and has a touch of history to tell through its ancient caves. 

 

How To Reach: 

Air: The closest airport is Bhopal airport. 

Train: The closest railway station is Piparia Railway Station.

Road: Regular bus services are available to Pachmarhi. 

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Bee Falls
  • Jata Shankar Caves
  • Pandava Caves
  • Dhoopgarh- highest point in the Satpura range
  • Handi Khoh
  • Mahadeo Hills
  • Duchess Falls
  • Satpura National Park
  • Chandigarh Temple 
  • Apsara Vihar 
  • Reechgarh 
  • Bison Lodge
  • Christ Church 
  • Gupt Mahadev 

 

Things/activities to do: 

Sightseeing, Trekking, Horse riding, Ziplining, hiking, cycling, etc.

 

 

Local Food:

Panchmarhi provides several food options and a variety of cuisines. The locally famous dishes of Madhya Pradesh are Dal Bafla, Kebabs, Bhutte ki Kees, Korma, Poha, Jalebi, Ladoos.

 

Places to Eat: 

Nandanvan Restaurant, China Bowl, Rasoi Dhawa, Pachmarhi Restaurant, Maheshwari Restaurant.

 

Places to Stay: 

MPT Karnikar Bungalow, MPT Club View, Woodland Adventure Resorts, Hotel Amaltas, Champak Bungalow, Satpura Retreat Resort, Ark Resorts.

 

8. Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad in Kerala is a treasure trove with so much in store. Along with offering an escape through lush greenery and soothing waterfalls, Wayanad is known for its spice plantations, pre-historic caves, and wildlife. It is called the ‘Spice garden of India’ due to the variety of spice plantations found here. It also has numerous wildlife sanctuaries having a diverse variety of flora and fauna.

 

How to reach:

Air: The nearest airport to Wayanad is Calicut International airport (Kozhikode airport).

Train: Nearest railway station to Wayanad is Nilambur railway station. The bigger railway station is the one in Kozhikode.

Road: Wayanad is well connected with nearby cities of South India such as Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, and Kozhikode. Buses and cab services are available to Wayanad. 

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Banasura Sagar Dam- considered to be the largest earth dam in India.
  • Chembra Peak
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Edakkal Caves- pre-historic caves.
  • Soochipara Falls
  • Karappuzha Dam
  • Pookode Lake
  • Thirunelli Temple
  • Meenmutty Falls
  • Sulthan Bathery
  • Wayanad Heritage Museum
  • Lakkidi View Point
  • Kuruva Island
  • Meppadi Hills
  • Pallikunnu Church
  • Puliyarmala Jain Temple
  • Varambetta Mosque

 

Things to do: 

Hiking, Sightseeing, walking through the spice plantations, bird-watching, watching the wildlife.

 

Local Food: 

Along with other types of cuisines, Wayanad lets you have a taste of the authentic cuisine of Kerala. A specialty is the Bamboo rice (called Mulayari by locals) and Bamboo rice payasam is worth a try.

 

Places to Eat: 

Clay Hut Restaurant, 1980's A Nostalgic Restaurant, Jubilee Restaurant, Green Gates Restaurant, Wilton Restaurant, Udupi Restaurant, Taste Tree Restaurant.  

 

Places to Stay :

Vythiri Village ResortMount Xanadu Resort, Banasura Hill Resort, Wayanad Blooms, Marmalade Springs.

 

9.Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the western part of the Sahyadri Hills. It is a favorite summer spot for people belonging to Mumbai and Pune. Mahabaleshwar boasts of majestic peaks, serene rivers, and mesmerizing cascades. It is popular for its strawberries as well as the spectacular views of sunrise and sunset. It was once the summer capital of Bombay during British rule, which is reflected through its colonial architecture. 

 

How to reach:

Air: The closest airport to Mahabaleshwar is located in Pune.

Train: The nearest railway station is in Wathar, at a distance of 60km from Mahabaleshwar. However, the major railway station is in Pune. 

Road: Mahabaleshwar is well-connected by road to nearby cities of Satara, Pune, and Mumbai. There are buses available from Mumbai and Pune to Mahabaleshwar.

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Elephant's Head Point
  • Chinaman's Fall
  • Dhobi Waterfall
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Venna Lake
  • Wilson Point
  • Morarji Castle
  • Elphinstone Point
  • Lingamala Falls
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple
  • Pratapgadh Fort
  • Tapola

 

Things to Do:  

Enjoy boating in Venna Lake, rock climbing, horse riding, visit Mapro Garden, shop for jellies and jams, shop for handicrafts, and Kolhapuri footwear. 

 

Local Food:

Mahabaleshwar is known for its strawberries, mulberries, toffees, syrups, fudges, ice creams, whipped creams, jellies, etc.

Mahabaleshwar trip is incomplete without a visit to Bagicha Corner which is famous for its strawberry cream, mulberry cream, ice creams, syrups, and corn patties.

Mapro Garden Restaurant is another must-visit place serving delicious pizzas, ice creams, and chocolate brownies.

Places to Eat: 

Grapevine Restaurant, Royal Garden Restaurant, Elsie's Dairy & Bakery, Aman Restaurant, Saayali Restaurant.

 

Places to Stay: 

Le Meridien, Evershine Resort, Mayank Residency, Veena View Hotel, Citrus Chambers, Brightland Resort & Spa.

 

10.Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Chail is a scenic hill station close to Shimla. It was once the summer capital of the Patiala kings. Chail is known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel- Chail Palace. The scenic beauty, mesmerizing views, lush greenery, dense forests, and pleasant climate make Chail a major tourist attraction. 

 

How To Reach:

Air: Jabarhatti airport in Shimla is the nearest airport.

Train: Kalka railway station is the closest railway station.

Road: Chail is close to Shimla and can be easily accessed by road.

 

Places to Visit:

  • Chail Palace
  • Chail Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Sidh Baba ka Mandir
  • Cricket Ground
  • Sadhupul Lake
  • Kali ka Tibba
  • Gurudwara Sahib

 

Things to do: 

Camping, rock climbing, trekking, nature walk, horse riding, and other adventure sports.

 

Local Food:

Chail has a few restaurants offering local Himachali cuisine as well as other kinds of cuisine. The options for food are somewhat limited. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Chail Palace Restaurant, Sharma Vaishno Dhaba, Kanwar Bhojanalaya, Soni Dhaba.

 

Places to Stay: 

Treehouse Chail Villas, Livingstone Eco Resort, Mountain View Resort, Kanishka Retreat Resort.

 

11.Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep

Kadmat Island, popularly known as the Cardamom Island, is a part of the Amindivi sub-group of Lakshadweep islands. It is a coral island having crystal-clear beaches, blue lagoons, and coral reefs making it a favorite spot for a honeymoon. However, the island can be visited by all kinds of tourists as it offers a range of water sports to enjoy like sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. 

 

How To Reach:

The best way to reach Kadmat Island is through air travel. The nearest airport to Kadmat Island is in Agatti, which is approximately 77 km away. Regular flights are operating to Agatti from Cochin, Bangalore, and Cochin.

From the airport, there are regular ferry services, speedboats, and catamaran to Kadmat Island.  

 

Places to Visit

There are some tourist attractions in and around Kadmat. The nearby islands of Agatti, Bangaram, Kavaratti, Kalpeni offer a lot to explore. 

 

  • Kadmat Beach
  • Andrott Island- archaeological remains of the Buddhist culture and tomb of Hazrat Ubaidullah.
  • Mohiyudeen Mosque
  • Agatti Island- Golden Jubilee Museum
  • Kavaratti

 

Things to do: 

Snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and kayaking on the island.

 

Local Food:

The cuisine of Kadmat Island contains a lot of seafood, mixed with a generous amount of coconut. The food is highly influenced by Kerala cuisine. The Lakshadweep Tourism Resort at Kadmat serves buffet meals. 

 

Places to Stay: 

Kadmat Island does not have several accommodation options to choose from. The only place to stay here is the Kadmat Island Beach Resort. 

 

12.Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu

Kotagiri is a quaint hill station in the Nilgiri mountains. If you want to explore beyond the popular hill station Ooty, then this is the place to head to during summer. It is a site for sprawling tea plantations that add to its beauty. 

 

How To Reach:

Air: Coimbatore airport is the nearest airport.

Train: You can take the Nilgiris Mountain railway from Mettupalayam and get down at Ooty.

Road: There are buses from Ooty to reach Kotagiri. 

 

Places to Visit:

  • Elk Falls
  • Longwood Shola
  • Catherine Falls
  • Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar
  • Kodanad View Point 
  • John Sullivan Memorial

Things to Do:

Sightseeing, walk through the tea plantations, trek to Rangaswamy Pillar, rock climbing at Kodanad. 

 

Local Food:

Kotagiri is famous for its South Indian dishes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Also, try the variety of tea flavors available here.

 

Places to Eat:

Orange Pekoe Restaurant, House of Terrarium Restaurant, Waldorf Restaurant, Prana Restaurant, Silvertip Cafe, The Tandoor Hut. 

 

Places to Stay: 

Hillcroft Bungalow, The Door to Nirvana Hostel, Teanest Nightingale, Green Nest Resort, Twin Tree.

 

13.Almora, Uttarakhand

Almora, located in the Kumaon hill ranges of 

Uttarakhand is a dainty hill town. Shaped like a horseshoe, Almora has a rich cultural heritage. This hill town has a spiritual touch with several old temples and the traditional markets that keep its culture alive.

 

How To Reach:

· Air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar which is at a distance of 125 km. 

· Train: The closest railway station is Kathgodam.

· Road: Almora since it is well connected to all major North Indian cities and other hill stations. There are buses run by private and government operators to Almora.

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Places to Visit:

  • Jageshwar
  • Katarmal Sun Temple 
  • Zero-point 
  • Chitai Golu Devta Temple
  • Martola
  • Deer Park
  • Kasar Devi Temple
  • Kalimat
  • Simola

 

Things to do: 

Sightseeing, trekking, shopping.

 

Local Food:

Almora has several restaurants that serve authentic local cuisine of Uttarakhand. The must-try items include Bhaang Ki Khatai, Kappa, Sisunak Saag, Aloo ke Gutke, Bal Mithai, and Singauri.

 

Places to Eat: 

Glory Restaurant, Baba Cake, New Soni Restaurant, Bansal Cafe, Dolma Restaurant, Kasar Rainbow Restaurant, Silver Oak Restaurant. 

 

Places to Stay: 

Imperial Heights, Itmenaan Estate, Kasaar Jungle Resort, Binsar Eco Resort, The Himalayan Woods. 

 

14.Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hills, located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh is the escape you are looking for. The landscape of Horsley Hills is laden with natural beauty and is home to the oldest Eucalyptus Tree. It is also known for adventure sports like rock climbing, rappelling, zorbing, and trekking. 

 

How to reach: 

Air: The nearest airports are Tirupati and Bangalore airports.

Train: Madanapalle is the nearest railway station. It is connected to all the major parts of Andhra Pradesh. 

Road: The city is close to Bangalore and Tirupati making it accessible by road. State Buses, as well as private buses, are available. 

 

Places to Visit:

  • Tada Falls
  • Gali Bandalu
  • Kailasakonda Waterfalls 
  • Horsley Hills Zoo
  • Gangotri Lake
  • Kaigal Falls
  • Talakona Waterfalls
  • Chennakesava Temple
  • Mallamma Temple
  • Kalyani: famous Eucalyptus Tree

 

Things To Do: 

Sightseeing, trekking, hiking, rappelling, shop for local handicrafts.

 

Local Food: 

One can enjoy the traditional Andhra cuisine consisting of a lot of rice and spicy dishes. Ragi Mudde is an alternative to white rice. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Abhiruchi Restaurant, Hotel Bhaskara, Haritha Restaurant

 

Places to Stay: 

Haritha Hill Resort, Holiday Homes Resort. 

 

15.Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Set against the background of the mighty Himalayas, Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh is one place you should add to your travel list. The term Spiti means 'The Middle Land', as Spiti Valley separates India from Tibet. The valley is blessed by natural beauty and houses some of the oldest monasteries and temples. This scenic valley with its spectacular views makes for a postcard-worthy trip. 

 

How To Reach:

Air: Kullu or the Bhuntar airport is the nearest airport from Spiti.

Train: Shimla railway station is the nearest railway head.

Road: Direct buses are available from Chandigarh, Shimla, Kullu, Manali, and some other parts of North India.

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Chandratal Lake
  • Kye Monastery 
  • Dhankar Monastery
  • Dhankar Lake
  • Tabo Monastery
  • Kunzum Pass
  • Kibber
  • Baralacha La
  • Suraj Tal
  • Trilokinath Temple
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Keylong Market

 

Things to Do: 

Sightseeing, bike ride, and camp at Chandratal, trekking, river rafting, admire the beauty of flora and fauna in Pin Valley National Park.

 

 

Local Food:

Spiti offers a delectable mix of food items from various cuisines. Though Tibetan food dominates, one can find North-Indian food as well. The local food items that one should not miss include Momos, Thukpa, Butter tea, Chang (a locally made beer), Arkah (a locally made whiskey), and many more. 

 

Places to Eat: 

The Himalayan Cafe, Dragon Restaurant, Cafe Kunzum Top, Hotel Mehfil, Yak Cafe, Hotel Dupchen, Sol Cafe.

 

Places to Stay: 

Spiti Sojourn, Moustache Kaza, Wanderer’s Nest, Hotel Spiti Heritage, Grand Dewachen, Spiti Valley Hotel, Hotel Sakya Abode.

 

16.Kohima, Nagaland

Kohima, the capital of Nagaland is home to the Naga tribe. ‘Kohima’ is the anglicized name given by the British. The original name was 'Kewhira', which is derived from the Kewhi flowers found in the region. It is a land steeped in history and culture. Kohima became the site of an intense 64 day battle with the Japanese during World War II. Today, you can see the War Cemetery which is a memorial to the soldiers who lost their lives during this war. 

 

How to reach:

 

Air: Kohima does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Dimapur Aiport. 

Train: The nearest railway station is also in Dimapur. 

Road: Kohima is easily accessible through road. Buses run from major cities of North-east. 

 

 Places To Visit:

  • Japfu Peak
  • Dzukou Valley
  • World War II Cemetery- dedicated to the 10,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives at the time of the Japanese invasion during World War-II.
  • Kohima Zoo
  • Touphema Village
  • Shilloi Lake
  • State Museum
  • Khonoma Village
  • Kohima Cathedral
  • Naga Heritage Village in Kisama
  • Ruzaphema Market
  • Naga Bazaar

Local Food:

Kohima offers both traditional Naga cuisine as well as multiple cuisines. The local cuisine is dominated by spicy and non-vegetarian preparations. Pork, beef, mutton, chicken and also lots of jungle animals are eaten here. Delicacies prepared with bamboo shoots, ginger, Naga King chilly are also found. 

 

Places to Eat:

 Popular Bakery, Dream Cafe, Flaming Wok, Chingtsuong Restaurant, Deccan Kitchen, Fifa Cafe, D Cafe, Mhachaki, Amaris. 

 

Places to Stay: 

Niraamaya Retreats, Hotel Japfu, The Heritage, Hotel Grand Tzu. 

 

17.Dandeli, Karnataka

Dandeli, located in the north-west region of Karnataka is considered as ‘The Adventure Capital of South India’. If you are up for a little adventure during the summer, you must visit this place. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in India. The place is perfect for all nature lovers as it houses rare and exotic species of animals and birds.

 

How To Reach:

Air: The nearest airport to Dandeli is in Hubli. 

Train: The nearest railway station is Alnavar.

Road: Local buses are available from Alnavar, Dharwad, Belgaum, and Hubli to Dandeli.

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Shiroli Peak 
  • Dandelappa Temple 
  • Sykes Point
  • Molangi Falls 
  • Moulangi Eco Park
  • Kavala Caves 
  • Syntheri Rocks
  • Kodasalli Backwaters 
  • Dandakaranya Park
  • Sathodi Falls
  • Ulavi Temple
  • Mini Tibet
  • Supa Dam

 

Things to do: 

Dandeli is known for adventure activities like white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, ziplining, rappelling, canoeing, jeep safari at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

 

Local Food:

Dandeli has several restaurants that provide authentic South-Indian cuisine. The local delicacies consist of Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, and sweets like Mysore Pak, Chiroti, etc.

 

Places to Eat: 

Kamath Refreshment, Bison River Resort, Amara Homestay Restaurant, Vali’s Hyderabadi Biryani Plaza, Hotel Ambika, Erappa Khanavali.

 

Places to Stay: 

Bison River Resort, Panther Jungle Stay, Magenta Resort, Whistling Woods, Dandeli Kali Adventures.

 

18.Sandakphu, West Bengal

Sandakphu, located at a height of 3636 meters is termed as ‘The Trekker’s Paradise’. It is the highest peak in the entire Singalila mountain range. The trek to Sandakphu starts from Manebhanjan. The trek route lies along the border of India and Nepal and it takes you through picturesque locations and quaint towns. The peak is a vantage point from where one can see four of the world's highest peaks – Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse. May is the right time to trek as you can see the blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolias radiating the path with their vibrant colors. 

 

How To Reach:

 

Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport.

Train: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station. One can hire a cab/jeep from Jalpaiguri to Sandakphu.

Road: Buses are available from Siliguri to Manebhanjan. From there, one can trek to Sandakphu. Land rovers are also available from Darjeeling and Manebhanjan to Sandakphu.

 

Highlights of the Trek:

  • The spectacular panoramic views of Mt.Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu.  
  • The trek route to Sandakphu goes all along with the Singalila range and therefore, it is also known as the Singalila trek.
  • The cluster of Kanchenjunga, popularly called ‘The Sleeping Buddha’ can be seen right from the start of the trek.
  • The trek also lets you discover some of the unexplored parts of Sikkim and Nepal.
  • The Singalila National Park is a place with rare species like Red Panda and several species of birds. 
  • Spot the Rhododendrons and Magnolia in full bloom reflecting their red, pink, and white shades during spring.
  • Some interesting places that you will come across during the trek are Manebhajan, Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Tumling, Chitrey, Tonglu, Samanden, and Gorkhey. 
  • Witness the sunrise as it touches the towering peaks and soaks in the beauty of nature. 

 

Local Food:

The must-try food items include Thukpa, Momos, Gundruk, Chicken Thenthuk Soup, Chicken Wonton Soup, Honey lemon tea. 

 

Places to Eat: 

There are local stalls and restaurants along the trek route. Darjeeling and nearby places of Sandakphu have several restaurants like Nesang’s Gorkha Case &Rest, Lotus Restaurant, Lohit Sagar Restaurant, Sainik Restaurant.

 

Places to Stay:

Sherpa Chalet Hotel, Hotel Namo Biddha, New Singalila Park Homestay, The Rimbick Farm House, Rammam Saino Homestay. 

 

19.Kargil, Ladakh

Kargil is a small town in Ladakh which is located in proximity to the Line of Control(LOC) with Pakistan. The place was the center for the Kargil War that took place in 1999 between India and Pakistan. Besides its glorious history, Kargil is blessed with an abundance of nature. Kargil rests on the banks of River Suru and gives you a beautiful glimpse of the Himalayas. Today, a majority of the population belongs to the Shia Muslim community and there are also the minority communities of Sunni Muslims and Tibetans. The architecture styles reflect a blend of Tibetan, Iranian and Turkish styles. 

 

How to reach:

Air: The nearest airport from Kargil is in Leh. 

Train: The nearest railway station is in Jammu.

Road: Regular bus services operate to Kargil from Srinagar and Leh. 

 

Places to Visit:

  • Mulbekh Monastery 
  • Drass War Memorial 
  • Suru Valley
  • Rangdum Monastery
  • Lamayuru Monastery
  • Karste Valley
  • Sani Monastery
  • Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum

Local Food:

Kargil is known for its apricot farms and is one of the largest producers of apricots in India. One can experience the traditional Kashmiri cuisine in Kargil, along with other types of cuisines. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Parsa’s, Roots Travel Cafe, Tawheed Kargil Restaurant, PC Palace Restaurant.

 

Places to Stay: 

Hotel Siachen, Rangyul Resort, Hotel Kargil Heights, Hotel The White Castle.

 

20.Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Kinnaur, located at an altitude of 6000 meters above sea level is the last Indian district on the Indo-Tibet border. Surrounded by the majestic ranges of the Himalayas, the Dhauladhar, and the Zaskar, it is a sight to behold. The beautiful orchards of apple, cherry, apricots, and oranges make it one of the most beautiful places to visit. The flowing rivers of Baspa, Sutlej, and Spiti against the backdrop of these mountains make for a memorable experience. 

 

How To Reach:

Air: The nearest airport is in Shimla. From there, you can take a cab or board a bus to reach Kinnaur.

Train: The closest railway station is in Kalka. 

Road: Kinnaur is well-connected by road with cities like Shimla, Chandigarh, and Delhi.

 

Places to Visit:

  • Reckong Peo
  • Sarahan
  • Nako 
  • Kothi Village
  • Moorang- has an old fort built by Pandavas.
  • Lippa 
  • Namgya
  • Nichar
  • Kalpa
  • Kamru Fort

Local Food:

Kinnaur has several restaurants offering a variety of cuisine. Do try to eat the red apples grown in Kinnaur and also drink ‘cha’, a salted tea known to refresh the soul.

 

Places to Eat:

 Hotel Mehfil, Little Chef's Restaurant, Blue Moon Restaurant, Raacho Cafe

 

Places to Stay: 

Echor- The Alpine Crest, The Wanderer’s Nest, Hotel Little Chef, The Monk by Livingstone, Kalpa Deshang. 

 

21.Pelling, Sikkim

Pelling is a small town in Sikkim offering the breath-taking sight of the Kanchenjunga and the neighboring peaks. Pelling can be the silent escape you are looking for with flowing waterfalls, ancient ruins, and natural beauty to keep you company. 

 

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest airport to Pelling is Bagdogra Airport.

Rail: The nearest Railway Station from Pelling is Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

Road: Pelling is well connected with the other cities of Sikkim through state and private bus services.

Places to Visit:

  • Sangachoeling Monastery
  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • Darap Village
  • Sewaro Rock Garden
  • Singshore Bridge 
  • Rimbi Waterfall
  • Kanchenjunga Fall
  • Khecheopalri Lake
  • Rabdentse Ruins 
  • Pemayangtse Monastery
  • Tashiding Monastery

Things to Do: 

Trekking, bird-watching, fishing at Rimbi River, shop for local handicrafts. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Gupta Restaurant, Melting Point Restaurant, 

Bhanshaghar, The Rabdentse.

 

Places to Stay:

Pachu Village Resort, Summit Newa Regency, Hotel Parodzong, Hotel Attri, Magpie- The Chestnut Retreat.

 

22.Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Tirthan Valley in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh is one place you can escape to. The snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas, looking over the Tirthan River create an enchanting view. The valley is known for trout fishing and adventure activities. One of the major attractions is the Great Himalayan National Park that allows you to engage with wildlife. 

 

How To Reach:

Air: The closest airport is Bhuntar.

Train: The nearest railway station is Kiratpur or Ambala.

Road: Regular bus service from Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana to Tirthan Valley are easily available.

 

Places to Visit:  

  • Tirthan River
  • Serlosar Lake
  • Jalori Pass
  • Chhoie Waterfall
  • Jibhi
  • Raghupur Fort
  • The Great Himalayan National Park 

 

Things to Do: 

River crossing in the Tirthan Valley, fishing, trek to Chhoie Waterfall. 

 

Local Food: 

Tirthan Valley is a small place having fewer restaurants or cafes outside the hotels or resorts. However, many restaurants in Banjar are close to Tirthan Valley.

 

Places to Eat: 

Great Himalayan Cafe, Reverberate Cafe, Out House on the River. 

 

Places to Stay: 

The Tirthan View Homestay, Whitestone Cottages, Green Alpine Homestay, Kudrat- A Boutique Homestay.

 

23.Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, inhabited by the Apatani tribe. It is known for its paddy cum pisciculture cultivation. Ziro has a landscape of lush greenery with rice fields, pine trees, and bamboo groves adding to its natural charm. If you want a calming vacation amidst all the greenery and at the same time witness the cultural traditions of the Apatani tribe, then do visit Ziro. 

 

How to reach: 

Air: The nearest airport from Ziro is in Jorhat, Assam which is 98 km away. The nearest international airport of Ziro is at Guwahati.

Train: The railway stations close to Ziro are at Naharalagun and North Lakhimpur. Regular Intercity train from Guwahati and once a week one train from New Delhi ply to Naharalagun. 

Road: State buses are available to Ziro from Itanagar, Guwahati, and Lakhimpur. There is a daily night bus from Guwahati to Ziro. 

One can also hire a cab to Ziro from Lakhimpur or Itanagar.

 

Places to Visit : 

  • Kile Pakho
  • Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Meghna Cave Temple
  • Shiva Linga
  • Tarin Fish Farm
  • Pine Grove
  • Midey
  • Dolo Mando 

 

Local Food:

Ziro lets you taste the traditional food of Arunachal. Rice is a staple diet, along with bamboo shoots and meat- be it chicken, mutton, or pork. Some specialties include bamboo-chicken, the local preparations of silkworms, Pika pila, Apong (fermented rice beer )

 

Places to Eat: 

A&C’s Kitchen, Highland Restaurant, Pine Ridge Restaurant, Moti Mahal Deluxe, DJ Restaurant. 

 

Places to Stay: 

Ziro Palace Inn, Suchusi Homestay, Hotel Blue Pine, Siiro Resort, Abasa Homestay. 

 

24.Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor is the second largest hill station in Tamilnadu. Nestled in the Nilgiris, Coonoor is famous for its Nilgiri Tea. The landscape is covered with sprawling tea plantations. However, it has a lot in store and makes for a great summer retreat. 

 

How to reach:

Air: Coimbatore Airport is the closest airport. 

Train: Coonoor does not have a railway station of its own and the nearest railway station is Mettupalayam. Coimbatore junction is more well connected with the rest of India.

Road: There are buses operated by the government and private companies to all neighboring major cities. 

 

Places to visit: 

  • Sim’s Park
  • Droog Fort
  • Heritage Train
  • St. George’s Church
  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Law’s Falls
  • Rallia Dam
  • Highfield Tea Factory: Soak The Views
  • Hidden Valley
  • Lamb’s Rock 
  • Ketti Valley
  • Wellington Golf Course – Oldest Golf Course

 

Things to Do: 

Experience Ayurvedic healing at the Ayurveda Yoga Meditation Resort in Coonoor. 

 

Local Food:

Along with the local cuisine, both North Indian and South Indian cuisine are available in Coonoor. Coonoor is famous for its unusual fresh fruit jams like Peach, Mulberry, and Passion Fruit. 

 

 

Places to Eat: 

Quality Restaurant, Jharoka Restaurant, Open Kitchen, Khana Khazana, Ced’s Cafe, Cafe Diem, La Belle Vie.

 

Places to Stay: 

Kurumba Village Resort, Neemrana’s Wallwood Garden, Sunvalley Homestay, Tea Nest, Gateway Coonoor. 

 

25.Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie is a popular hill station in Uttarakhand. Nestled amidst the backdrop of Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie is an enchanting destination. The winding mountainous roads, spectacular valleys, and colonial architecture add to its appeal. 

 

How to Reach: 

Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Mussoorie.

Train: Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Road: Several state government and private buses connect Mussoorie with nearby places of Uttarakhand as well as with Delhi and cities of Uttar Pradesh. 

 

Places to visit: 

  • Lal Tibba
  • Gun Hill
  • Kempty Falls
  • Lake Mist
  • Cloud’s End
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Jharipani Falls
  • Landour
  • Dhanaulti
  • Bhatta Falls
  • Nag Tibba Trek
  • Company Garden 
  • Jwala Devi Temple
  • Camel’s Back Road
  • George Everest’s House
  • Happy Valley
  • Mussoorie Heritage Centre
  • Mossy Falls
  • Christ Church
  • K Devbhumi Wax Museum

 

Local Food:

One can savor a variety of cuisines in Mussoorie, but Kumaoni and Garhwali cuisine is commonly found in Mussoorie. There are several restaurants and food stalls that specialize in local cuisine. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Kalsang Restaurant, Urban Turban Bistro, Landour Bakehouse, Little Llama Cafe, Char Dukaan.

 

Places to Stay: 

Royal Orchid Fort Resort, EllBee Mussoorie, The Pine Retreat, Rokeby Manor, Hotel Padmini Nivas.

 

26.Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Nubra Valley is located at the confluence of the Shyok and Nubra river. It is situated on the ancient Silk Route and is still a major trade center for woolen textiles made of Pashmina and locally produced fruits like apples, apricots, walnuts, etc. The valley is famous for its Bactrian camel rides, Himalayan views, orchards, and monasteries.

 

How to reach:

 Air: The closest airport is Kushok Bakula Rinpoche airport at Leh.

Train: The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi. The other nearest station is Udhampur railway station. 

Road: The main road route to Nubra Valley passes through Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads in India. 

 

Places to Visit:

  • Bactrian Camel Safari 
  • Samstanling Monastery
  • Diskit Gompa
  • Maitreya Buddha statue
  • Panamik Village
  • Yarab Tso Lake
  • Hunder Sand Dunes
  • Khardung La

 

Local Food:

Nubra valley does not have many restaurants. However, you can find some food stalls or restaurants serving local food. The popular dishes include Sku, Sattu, Pava, and Chamber (a type of local bread). Kashmiri dishes commonly served as part of a grand feast or Wazawan are Roghan Josh, Yakhni, Goshtaba, Rishta, and Marchwangan Korma.

 

Places to Eat: 

Gyantse restaurant, Rangyul Guest House.

 

Places to Stay: 

Nubra Eco Lodge, Lchang Nang Retreat, Shyok Camp-Nubra, Stone Hedge Hotel, Apple Nubra Cottage. 

 

27.Panchgani, Maharashtra

Panchgani is a popular hill station in Maharashtra, deriving its name from the five hills of Sahyadri surrounding it. Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are like twin cities. The soothing view of the mountains, fresh strawberries, golden hues of the sunrise, and sunset make for a splendid vacation. 

 

How to reach: 

Air: The closest airport is Pune airport, at a distance of 100 km.

Train: The closest railway station to Panchgani is Wathar, but it is not so well-connected. The major railway station is at Pune. 

Road: Regular buses are available from Pune and Mumbai to Panchgani. 

 

Places to Visit:

  • Kaas Plateau
  • Table Land
  • Kate’s Point
  • Mapro Garden
  • Sydney Point
  • Dhom Dam
  • Parsi Point
  • Devrai Art Village 
  • Rajpuri Caves
  • Panchganga Mandir
  • Wai
  • Bhilar Waterfalls

Things to Do: 

An essential thing to do in Panchgani is to shop for jams, jellies, syrups, strawberries. One can also shop for leather items, wooden items, chappals, etc. at the Shivaji Circle.

 

Local Food:

Panchgani does not have a unique local cuisine but has a variety to choose from- Gujarati, Parsi, Continental, Chinese, Mughlai, Punjabi, South Indian, and Maharashtrian along with countless options for desserts. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Strawberry Inn, Akbarali’s Paratha House, Meher Cafe, Hilltop Ice Cream, Lucky Restaurant, Rasoi by Food Ville.

 

Places to Stay: 

Ravine Hotel, Miraya Hotel, Panchgani Cottages, Jivanta Hotel, Rainforest Villas. 

 

28.Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh 

Mcleodganj is a hill station, located in upper Dharamshala of Himachal Pradesh. It is known as ‘Little Lhasa’ as the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama resides here. The 14th Dalai Lama moved to India in 1960 after his exile from Tibet and set up his base in Dharamshala. After this, many Tibetans moved here. The town of Mcleodganj has now become a pilgrimage place for the Buddhists. Along with spirituality, Mcleodganj is blessed with spectacular views of the mountains. If you visit this place in May, you can witness the celebrations held on Buddha Jayanti.

 

How To Reach:

· Air: Gaggal Airport is the closest airport to Mcleodganj.

· Train: Pathankot Junction serves as the nearest railway station. 

· Road: One can reach Mcleodgunj from all the major cities.

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Tsuglagkhang
  • Bhagsu Falls
  • Bhagsu Nag temple
  • Tibetan Museum
  • Church of St. John
  • Triund
  • Dal Lake
  • Dharamkot
  • Kangra Fort

 

Things to do: 

Go on a sightseeing tour of the city, enjoy boating in Dal Lake, trekking, camping, hiking, and shopping. 

 

Local Food:

Mcleodganj is dominated by authentic Tibetan cuisine. The famous food items are Momos, Thukpa, Tingmo, Bakleb. Another specialty of this place is honey ginger lemon tea. One can also savor other cuisines here. 

 

Places to Eat: 

Four Seasons Cafe, Namgyal Cafe, Jimmy's Italian Kitchen, Lung Ta, Carpe Diem, Nick's Italian Kitchen, Peace Coffee House, Tibet Kitchen, Illiterati Books, and Coffee.

 

Places to Stay: 

Hotel D’s Casa, Glenmoor Cottages, Udeechee Huts, Backpacker’s Inn, Hotel Norbu House, Cygnett Style Signature. 

 

29.Ravangla, Sikkim

Ravangla in Sikkim is located at an altitude of 7000 ft., offering a splendid view of Kanchenjunga and several other peaks. The majestic Himalayas, diverse flora and fauna, waterfalls, and numerous old monasteries attract several tourists to Ravangla.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest airport to Ravangla is Bagdogra Airport.

Train: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the closest to Ravangla. It has regular trains operating to and from major cities across India.

Road: Ravangla has a good road network which makes it easily accessible from major states across the country. 

 

Places to Visit: 

  • Buddha Park
  • Ralang Monastery
  • Bon Monastery
  • Maenam Hil
  • Doling Gompa
  • Temi Tea Garden
  • Rayong Sunrise Point
  • Borong Hot Springs
  • Kheunpheling Carpet Centre

 

 

Things to Do: 

Sightseeing, trekking, bird-watching, shopping for local handicrafts, and woolen carpets.

 

Local Food: 

The local cuisine of Ravangla includes Gya Thuk or Thukpam, Phagshapa, Momo, Niguro along Churpi, Sael Roti, and Gundruk. Another popular item is the Squash Chilly.

 

Places to Eat: 

The Taste of Sikkim, Kookay’s Restaurant, Tathagatha’s Kitchen, Roots and Shoots, Zing. 

 

Places to Stay: 

Hilltop Rabong Resort, The Barfung Retreat, Buddha Retreat, Hotel Zumthang, Hotel Chulyang, Kewzing Village Homestay.

 

30.Pahalgam, Jammu, and Kashmir

Pahalgam, situated at a height of 7200 ft., is one of the most popular hill stations in Jammu and Kashmir. It is located on the banks of the Lidder River and is known as ‘The Valley of Shepherds’. Surrounded by the captivating Himalayas, it serves as a base camp for the Amarnath Yatra. Its natural terrain offers a chance to take part in various adventure sports. 

 

How to reach: 

Air: Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport that connects Pahalgam to major cities in India.

Train: The nearest railway station is at Udhampur. However, there are limited trains to Udhampur. The major railway station is Jammu Tawi, which is connected to prominent cities of India. 

Road: Pahalgam has a well- connected road network. Regular bus services are available from Srinagar, Jammu, and Anantnag. You can also hire taxis or cabs from these places.

 

Places to Visit:

  • Aru Valley
  • Mamleshwar Temple
  • Betaab Valley- got its name from the Bollywood movie Betaab that was shot here.
  • Sheshnag Lake
  • Lidder River
  • Pahalgam Golf Course
  • Tulian Lake
  • Chandanwari
  • Kolahoi Glacier
  • Lolab Valley
  • Panchtarni
  • Baisaran Hills
  • Tarsar Lake
  • Avantipur Temple

Things to Do: 

Trekking, white water rafting, camping, horse riding, fishing in Lidder River, and shop for Kashmiri handicrafts and woolen clothes, carpets, etc. 

Local Food:

When in Pahalgam, do try the Kashmiri Wazwan with dishes like Rogan Josh, Goshtaba, Rista, Dum Aloo, Kabab. Pahalgam also offers delicacies like Matschgand, Kaanti, Modur Pulao, Muj Gaad, Nadir Yakhni, Marchawangan korma.

 

Places to Eat: 

Troutbeat, Volga Restaurant, Cafe Log Inn, Nathu’s Rasoi, Dana Paani.

 

Places to Stay:

 WelcomHotel Pine n Peak, The Pahalgam Pines, Kolahoi Green Resorts, Hotel Royal Hilton, Pahalgam Hotel, Freshwater Resort, Magic Himalayan Cottage. 

 

 

 

 

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