Want to See Snowline in Summer? Here are the Destinations You Should Visit with Your Friends

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We all know how relieving a quick shower on a hot summer evening is. So, how good would it be to witness snow-clad landscape in the summer of 2019 with your college gang?

While you were away, lost in the fascination of taking in the mesmerising views alongside your best buddies, we prepared a list of destinations you can visit to enjoy such snowline views with friends this summer. After all, few things can beat the joy of feeling the pleasant chill in the air with your pals in summers. Go on, enjoy!

1.) Spiti valley, Himachal

This high altitude cold desert valley in Himachal not only promises you the best escape from city hustle in summer but also an unforgettable adventure trip with friends. No wonder a trip to Spiti tops many bucket lists.

Top things to see and do:

1. Enjoy the natural beauty and adventurous road journey

2. Explore flora & fauna of Pin Valley National Park

3. Visit famous Buddhist monasteries including Key Monastery, Kungri Monastery and others.

4. Go camping at Chandra Tal lake

5. Go biking to Baralacha Pass

Best way to reach:

You can reach Spiti via Shimla or Manali, though the Spiti-Manali road remains closed from September to May. You can either travel by state-run buses or hire a taxi.

Where to stay:

Mangalam Guest House, NotOnMap - Tsedup’s House (Hikkim), Solo Yolo Homestay

2.) Nainital, Uttarakhand

When it comes to a quick escape from the scorching summer sun, Nainital is a go-to choice for many of us. Located in Kumaon, about 2,000 metres above the sea level, this hill station is home to some gorgeous view points and trekking trails, apart from the famous lake in the town. On a clear sunny day, you can witness spectacular views of some imposing snowline of Himalayan peaks.

Top things to see and do:

1. Visit China Peak

2. Cable car ride to Snow View Observation point

3. Enjoy bird watching and photography

4. Camping and hiking

Best way to reach:

Nainital is well connected to nearby cities by roads. So you can either take a bus or hire a taxi to Nainital, but the former is the most common and economical way to reach Naintal.

Where to stay

Ekam Lodge, Goroomgo Oak Shade Nanital

3.) Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Located at an elevation of over 2,100 metres above sea level and home to mesmerising viewpoints, waterfalls, nature parks, serene environs; Mukteshwar has almost everything to be your perfect summer escapade. Good road connectivity, snow view points, and budget-friendly accommodation options are some other reasons why you must visit Mukteshwar with friends in the summer holidays of 2019.

Top things to see and do:

1. Chauli Ki Jani and its nature parks

2. Bhalu Gaad Falls

3. Mukteshwar Dham Temple

4. Kilmora shop for handicrafts shopping

5. Enjoy local food

Best way to reach:

If you prefer rail travel, Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest rail link at 62 km. From there, you can either wait for local buses or hire a taxi. If you want to travel by road, reach Haldwani, the nearest major bus station, and then get a cab/shared taxi to reach Mukteshwar which is about 2 hour from Haldwani.

Where to stay:

Villotale Mukteshwar VS, Amazing Views

4.) Kasol, Himachal

Sitting on the banks of Parvati river in Parvati valley, Kasol is tiny hamlet with humongous popularity amongst the people living in cities, especially in north India. With scenery straight out of some famous photo magazine and entrancing hippie culture, Kasol comes to rescue of all those who can't stand the heat of summer in the bustling cities of India. Add to this some beautiful and pocket-friendly homestays.

Top things to see and do:

1. Go trekking to Chalal, Malana, Tosh

2. Visit Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

3. Photobomb the picturesque landscape

4. Enjoy the best Israeli food

5. Go camping and enjoy the ultimate natural bliss

Best way to reach:

Although Bhuntar Airport is just 32 km from Kasol, flying into the valley can be a costly affair. The most efficient mode of transport to reach Kasol is road. Catch a bus from Delhi, Chandigarh, and other nearby cities or you may hire a taxi as well.

Where to stay:

Blue moon homestay, Kasol Hills Camps & Cottages, Skylark Huts

5.) Bir, Himachal

Apart from hosting Paragliding World Cup already, Bir is one place in Kangra valley has landscape that can be an absolute treat for nature lovers out there who love the idea of adventure in hills. And guess what, it's one of the best alternative to the much-crowded Dharamsala.

Top things to see and do:

1. Camping and paragliding

2. Nature walks and landscape photography

3. Visit Baijnath Temple and Palpung Sherabling Monastery

4. Enjoy the laid back culture of this small hill town

Best way to reach:

Direct bus service to Bir is available from the respective inter state bus termini in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Pathankot.

Where to stay:

Hotel Highland Regency, Urban Forest, and Hotel Villa Camellia

Time spent travelling with friends is the time well spent. So, where would you go next with your gang?

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