10 Best & Unmissable Summer Holiday Destinations


Cool sunnies, breezy clothes, flipflops, and sunscreen: how many times have you packed your imaginary bags to escape the maddening life. Let me, Samiksha, guide your wanderlust to your next summer holiday destinations:

Best International Summer Holiday Destinations

#1 GoT-Inspired Vacay: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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What’s better than the beaches in Croatia? The stunning architecture!

A Game of Thrones addict or not, Dubrovnik in Croatia is one of the hippest holiday destinations in Europe. Must visit the impervious City walls and the little alleys of the old town. Also check out the Cathedral and Lovrijenac Fort for some architectural wonder. After your share of Croatian history and architecture, enjoy the Adriatic beaches at the Lokrum island by sailing or kayaking! Do not forget to get high on the local wine with some Manistra na pome!

Get enchanted this summer!

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#2 Experience The Italian Hotspot: Florence

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The beautiful city of Florence

If you are a sucker for old-world charm, head to Florence, Italy, for an eyeful of exquisite architecture at the Piazza della Signoria and Loggia de’ Lanzi and a stomach-ful of lip-smacking Italian food and heavenly gelatos at the trattorias in San Lorenza! Wear those walking shoes and explore one of the beautiful & best vacation destinations in Europe!

Don’t miss the chance to explore the best of Europe!

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#3 Discover Cobalt-Skied Koh Samui, Thailand

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Close your eyes and let the Thailand breeze take your breath away

If you are a class A beach bum & sand between your toes is the best definition of a summer holiday destination, book your tickets to Koh Samui! Pristine azure beaches laced with palm trees is what Koh Samui is made of. You can go fishing or snorkeling at Ko Taen, party all night at Chwaeng beach, or indulge in some luxurious spas in Bangrak. It is a perfect summer retreat and one of Thailand’s best travel destinations!

Thailand will definitely sweep you off your feet!

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#4 Enjoy Mind-Blowing Maldives

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Discover Maldives, a sweet escape!

Palm-fringed beaches of the Indian ocean welcome you to this heaven on earth: Maldives! Powdery white sands kissing the blue lagoon, endless summer cobalt-hued skies: the perfect setting for tranquility, peace, and romance. Be it the water villas of Como cocoa islands, the luxurious resort spas at Baros, or the Dive club in Male: Maldives has everything to offer to the soul searching for the perfect summer holiday destinations!

Ditch the regular, be awe-struck by Maldives instead!

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#5 Spend Chilly Summers In Whistler, Canada

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For those hailing from sunny locales, head to Whistler, Canada, for a cool summer vacay! Strap your skis & escape the summer heat while cruising down the Blackcomb’s peak. If not a skier, get your adrenaline rush by mountain biking down the Cheakamus Lake Trail or the more edgier Howler trail. There are so many more options like golfing, kayaking, ziplining, among others. Its beauty and climate make Whistler one of the best places to visit in summer!

Enjoy chilly summers in Canada!

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#6 Get Bowled Over By Bali

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Go temple-hopping when in Bali to ignite your spirituality!

For those whom midlife crises has sucked the life out of, go the Bali way! Imagine eat, pray, love & realize it in Bali. Pray for your fulfillment of dreams at mesmerizing temples of Taman Ayun, Ulun Danu, and others. Eat the best of Balinese cuisine including amazingly fresh vegetable salads and sushi as well as some Java coffee at the local pubs and cafes of Ubud. Indulge in some self-love by experiencing a yoga retreat to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. If not that, a Balinese spa experience at the Taksu Spa is a must have. Thank me later for suggesting one of the finest summer holiday destinations!

Lose yourself in the magnificence of nature!

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#7 Explore Astounding Andaman

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Laze around on the beaches of Havelock, Andaman Islands

Welcome to the Thailand of India: the amazing archipelago of 527 Andaman and Nicobar islands. This place has everything for beach lovers: the pristine stretch of Radhanagar, the historically rich musuems in Port blair, snorkeling at North bay, scuba diving or elephant tours in Havelock! It is pocket friendly and make up for the best summer holiday destinations!

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Best Summer Holiday Destinations In India

#8 ‘Leh’ Me Take You There: Ladakh

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Find the famous ‘double-humped’ camels, also known as ‘Ships of the Desert’ in Ladakh

If you are saving up some moolah & want some summer joys in India minus the heat, head straight to Leh! Away from the maddening cities of India, Ladakh is a surprisingly quaint beautiful arid desert where you may get a sunstroke from standing in the sun and a frostbite from standing under the tree! Leh has many facets to display to its visitors: try white-water rafting at the Zanskar valley; unravel your patriotism at Kargil by visiting the war memorial; soak your eyes up with the beautiful sights of the Nubra valley; or simply be a badass and ride your wheels on the Khardung La pass: the highest motorable road in the world. No matter what you seek, you will find it here. Truly one of the best vacation spots in India!

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#9 Visit The Paradise On Earth: Kashmir

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If you are looking for heaven on Earth, it is here

No words can better define Kashmir than the famous poet Firdaus’s “if there is heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.” Kashmir, one of the many good holiday destinations, has a postcard-esque view no matter which side of the vehicle you sit. A shikara ride in the amazing Dal lake will sink you in the beautiful sound of water ripples. For thrill seekers, try paragliding at Sonmarg or Gulmarg  or enjoy the vaadi with a pony ride in Pahalgam. Don’t miss the royal gardens of Srinagar to truly soak in the Kashmiri beauty. Also, retail therapy is the most advised & indulged in Kashmir: from shawls to expensive saffron, shop away!

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#10 Meet The Seven Sisters

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Samiti Lake in Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

Looking for some untraveled good vacation spots? Try the seven beautiful states in the quaint Northeast India. Still unharmed by tourist commercialism, visit the North east for a great summer escapade. How can one not mention the Tawang monastery here! This gorgeous gompa in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world. Don’t miss the Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim for its riveting beauty and amazing view. If you are a trekker, avid or shy, Phawngpui Peak in Mizoram is a must climb for its sheer magnificence. For more scenic wonders, try the Loktak Lake in Manipur to capture the phumdi (a floating vegetation). There are so many varied places to visit in this untouched part of India. Do visit them for they make the best holiday destinations!

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Now that you have the dope, pack your bags and cruise away to one of these summer holiday destinations!


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