Himalayas – An Interesting Summer Holiday Destination

As the temperatures in the rest of the country continue to soar and summer seems to approach faster than ever, it is natural to experience an almost distracting sense of wanderlust. It’s time to resolve those day dreams of cool wind in your hair and head to those serene snowcapped mountains along the zig-zag winding roads.

Now your Himalayan plans can take several faces – romantic vacation, family vacation, a spiritual journey, adventure trip or an exploring expedition with friends that doubles up as a reunion too. Irrespective of what the cause is, you’ll need a convenient base camp. This requisite can be easily taken care of with the several Club Mahindra Resorts in the Himlayan Region

The Stay

Good resorts generally cater to a diverse set of possible needs you could have such as arranging transport to famous locations, arranging adventure sports, treks, and medical services on top of the  usual hospitality. Basic pointers while picking resorts are good accessibility both to the resort and from resort to desired locations to be visited, reliability of services, good view, sufficient amenities and opportunities for fun-filled activities within or through the resort.

The Play

The great thing about the Himalayas is that they are so huge that there are several access points to the mountains, each with its unique offering.For instance –

  • Romantic vacations are best experienced at luxury resorts in Shimla, Kullu, Manali and Darjeeling which offer breath-taking views
  • The Chardham (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri), the famous Amarnath and KailashMansarovar are better suited for the spiritual ones

Even different adventure sports can be experienced from different locations such as –

  • Rishikesh, Ladakh, Shimla and Gangotri, etc. for river rafting
  • Kashmir Valley, Amarnath, Darjeeling, Garhwal and Kumaon, etc. for trekking
  • The Himalayan National Park, Corbett and Namdapha for wild safaris

Similarly there are many more specific areas for rock-climbing, biking, camping, mountaineering and skiing many of which are often a part of the packages offered by some fine Himalayan resorts. The Himachal region definitely offers plenty for the adventurous at heart

The Ideal Day

Brilliant views, cool temperatures, snow, adventure activities, pilgrimages, luxurious living options, exotic and diverse wildlife, warm-hearted welcoming people and lip-smacking local food – you couldn’t possibly ask for more or even make enough time for all of it. Read any travelogues, blogs or ask your friends who’ve been there – they all will have one common thing to say – time just flew past!

There’s so much to explore and so much out there to surprise anyone no matter how many times one has been there. Naturally this is why the Himalayas and its surrounding hill stations are the ideal summer holiday destinations. This is also why the planning and reservations have to be done well in advance. Planning is possible only after a good deal of research and hopefully this post served as a starting point.

Club Mahindra offers scintillating adventure holidays for the entire family across vacation resorts in India and abroad.