With my favorite summer season on the horizon, a slew of travel bugs have been gazing into their crystal balls to decide their choice of destinations of summer 2018. Over the last few years, traveling has become the coolest hobby one can have. And, to be honest, I don’t know what took so long. Visiting a new city, trying new experiences or even just taking a break to enjoy the picturesque view of the beach… There is literally no good reason to not travel. So, as we enter this summer, get your planners out to block out your vacation dates. You know what they say – the sooner the better. So, here’s our (me and my friends at Goibibo) recommendation list of 5 Best Summer Holiday Destinations!
Don’t worry, I’ve done the homework for you and collated the best of 5 top summer holiday destinations. And the best part is you need not to worry about booking hotels, tickets etc., as my friends at Goibibo have helped me create this list with recommendations and their most convenient and affordable services thereby offering special Goibibo offers on selected hotels across several countries. Turn the vacation mode on!
1. Paris, France
Did anyone say that Paris is always a good idea? Well, we can’t agree more. Let’s go a bit further with this and say France, as a whole, is a very good idea this summer. The country is brimming with incredible destinations to discover, from the Flemish Lille in the north to the sulfurous Marseille port city on the Mediterranean coast. So, if you plan on traveling to France this summer, indulge your wanderlust by ticking off some utterly amazing destinations on your itinerary list. For a beautiful experience, you must explore the Old Port that has been in trading action for many years. (Don’t forget to meet me when you visit!)
The best time to visit France is from June to July. You can also visit places such as Notre-Dame de la Garde, Palais Longchamp, Marseille Cathedral, and more.
2. Bali, Indonesia
Can we ever say that we are just enough of beaches? No. never. And, then comes just one destination to our mind – Bali. Literally at the top of my summer holiday destinations! Much has been written and said about the majestic island already. Full of magnificent beaches, as well as breathtaking mountains, valleys and lakes it is an ideal spot to escape your daily grind for a fabulous holiday. To add to this is the rich cultural history of the island which makes it a heavenly destination in Asia for all your senses. You can not only relax with your loved ones on the beach, gazing at the vastness of the sea but can also try some spell bounding things on your trip to Bali.
When in Bali, you need to visit Balangan, one of the most gorgeous beaches on the entire island of Bali. Adventure lovers can also learn to surf on the Kuta Beach, can climb Mount Batur for a gorgeous sunrise, can go rafting on Ayung River at Sayan or visit the Uluwatu temple to see the famous Kecak dance at sunset. All set?
3. Zermatt, Switzerland
Nestled in between the Swiss Alps, Zermatt is a quaint little town which is much famed as a haven for hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing enthusiasts. Zermatt lies in the foothills of the famous Matterhorn peak in Switzerland. The Alps’ prettiest ski place. It is neither the highest mountain in the Alps nor the hardest to climb. But something about the elegance of its form and the splendor of its situation contrives to make it the most mountain-like of mountains. Being a famous mountain retreat, Zermatt undoubtedly tops the charts when it comes to the best summer holiday destinations in the world.
The best time to visit this stunning city is from June to September. You can also enhance your trip by visiting the Matterhorn Museum, Observatory in Gornergrat, Schwarzsee Lake, Gorner Gorge, and more.
4. Gulmarg, India
Just as the summer heat gets even more unbearable, stop everything and head to India’s meadow of flowers – Gulmarg. If you too are drenched in summer’s bad sweat, then it’s time for you to take a trip to Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir. Tired of Mumbai ka fashion? Then try Kashmir ka mousam. The place is well-known for having the world’s highest and Asia’s longest cable car project which is called ‘Gulmarg Gondola’. No, this is not all! Gulmarg has much more to offer when it comes to sightseeing.
Gulmarg provides with the best Himalayan view which you really can’t afford to miss. Trek lovers? Gulmarg is a popular trekking base. So without further ado, book your tickets to Gulmarg ASAP.
5. Seychelles, East Africa
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 idyllic islands nestled in azure waters but it isn’t just the otherworldly beaches, luxury resorts, or alluring palms that make it special! What makes Seychelles special are the sensory experiences that are unleashed on guests the moment they step foot on the islands. Seychelles is synonymous with a flawless beach paradise. Set in the Indian Ocean, with a shimmery coastline, smooth white sand beaches, palm-lined shores, and crystal clear waters, Seychelles is absolutely one of the stunning and best summer holiday destinations in the world.
The months between March and June are perfect to visit Seychelles. The weather is hot but waters are calm and ideal for sailing and water sports. You can visit places such as Places Curieuse Island, Aride Island, Bicentennial Monument, Anse Lazio Beach, Morne Seychellois, and more. You can’t afford to miss Snorkelling and enjoy nature walking in the reserves of Vallée de Mai.
It’s summers already and we all are looking for a long getaway! From the lofty peaks and the majestic mountains to the exotic islands; the world has a lot of options to help you chill out. I have already booked our tickets, have you ?
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