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Top 20 summer getaways in India

Source: ANI
May 20, 2016 18:38 IST
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Ooty retains the top spot, and close on its heels are Ooty, Coorg and Shimla.

Read on to find out about the other destinations.  
If you are getting irritated with the scorching heat and want a gateway, then Wego has some perfect destinations for you., a leading travel website, has brought up 20 high altitude escapes this year, for a cool summer retreat.
"India is such a vast country with so many different climates, and when it comes to summer time in the city, we love to escape to destinations with cool breezes and mild temperatures," said Ashwin Jayasankar, General Manager of Wego India.
"Ooty retains its top spot as most popular destination during summer months, followed by Coorg, Shimla and Manali, who have all increased in the number of searches compared to last year," he said while speaking about the spots.
"However the biggest movers for this summer are Mussoorie, Mount Abu, Dalhousie, Dharamshala and Gulmarg, have all surged as summer destination options this year, and among the Top 20 Most Popular on Wego India for this period,” Jayashankar added.
Further speaking about some international spots, the General Manager said that Dubai retains its number one spot for Indian summer travel, followed by Southeast Asia destinations, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
"A European summer in London and Paris are also on this year's list, both comparatively cooler than a summer at home," he added.
Scroll down to see which of the Indian getaways feature on this list. 

Ooty, Tamil Nadu


IMAGE: Ooty's greenery is breathtaking. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Ghost Particle/Wikimedia Commons 

Coorg, Karnataka


IMAGE: The intoxicating aromas of coffee will draw you to Coorg. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Cyndy Sims Parr/Creative Commons

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


IMAGE: Get a taste of Switerzland in Shimla. Photograph: PTI Photo

Manali, Himachal Pradesh


IMAGE: Manali's beautiful sceneries make it a dreamy destination. Photograph: Kind Courtesy D J Singh/ Creative Commons

Mahabaleswar, Maharashtra


IMAGE: Mahabaleshwar's cool climate is a treat for tourists. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Rishabh Tatiraju/Creative Commons

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu


IMAGE: Kodaikanal offers the best escape from the heat. Photograph: Kind Courtesy premasagar/Creative Commons

Munnar, Kerala


IMAGE: The tea estates of Munnar are a sight to the sore eyes. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Ben3john/Creative Commons

Nainital, Uttarakhand


IMAGE: This lake at Nainital looks inviting for a boat ride, doesn't it? Photograph: Kind Courtesy Ekabhishek/Wikimedia Commons

Darjeeling, West Bengal


IMAGE: The green mountain ridges of Darjeeling are alluring. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Joydeep/ Creative Commons

Gangtok, Sikkim


IMAGE: Gangtok is situated in the lap of nature. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Daniel Peckham/Creative Commons

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand


IMAGE: The dense forests of Mussoorie will bring you closer to the wild. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Mohithdotnet/Wikimedia Commons 

Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Mount Abu

IMAGE: The beautiful hillstation of Mount Abu offers some splendid views. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Andreas Kleemann/Creative Commons

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh


IMAGE: Get up, close and personal with nature at Pachmarhi. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Abhayashok/Wikimedia Commons 

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradhesh


IMAGE: If you like playing in the snow, Dalhousie is the place for you. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Amareshwara Sainadh/Wikimedia Commons

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh


IMAGE: Get a taste of the local market in Dharmshala. Photographs: Kind Courtesy John Hill/Creative Commons

Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir


IMAGE: Spend a day out skiing at Gulmarg. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Dehradun, Uttarakhand


IMAGE: The clouds crowd the skies of Dehradun. Photograph: Kind Courtesy shivanjan/Wikimedia Commons

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand


IMAGE: Lansdowne is known for its pristine lakes. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Sudhanshusinghs4321/Wikimedia commons 

Yelagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu

Yelagiri Hills

IMAGE: The clouds loom over Yelagiri Hills. Photograph: Kind Courtesy solarisgirl/Creative Commons

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh


IMAGE: The picturesque hills of Kasauli will interest everyone. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Harpreet Singh/Creative Commons
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