AskMe.com’s TOP 5 SUMMER DESTINATIONS 5 HOURS AWAY FROM INDIA by Vir Sanghvi

Want to head to holiday destinations near India for the summer but don’t want to spend too much time traveling or money? Don’t know who to ask for suggestions? Worry not, Vir Sanghvi has the answer. The travel and food guru is here with 5 international getaways within 5 hours’ travel time from India. Here’s a sneak peek. If you’re short on time and are looking for tourist places around India, the Golden Triangle made up of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand is a great destination where you can experience the beaches and the hills all within the same trip. From the northern hills of Thailand to the serene waters of Mekong river, this will be a holiday like none other!

Bhutan

The stunning kingdom of Bhutan is a lovely Himalayan getaway for those who are looking for a tranquil time. This small country is known to be the highest country in Asia not to mention plastic free and extremely clean. These factors alone should have you running towards the border for a superb holiday experience!    Average temperature in summer: 20 degrees Celsius   Hotels starting at: INR 3000 onwards    Known for: Nature, Trekking    Airport to arrive: Paro International AirportBhutan, Summer holiday destination near India

Thailand

Another one of the holiday destinations near India that has timeless ruins steeped in history, rolling surfs, cheap yet delicious food and drink, fun train rides and famous teas, pack your bags and head to Sri Lanka. The best part about this country is the sheer range it has to offer – from picturesque mountains to sunny relaxed beaches, Sri Lanka is a great mix of luxury but within a budget!    Average temperature in summer: 29 degrees Celsius    Hotels starting at: INR 1000 onwards    Known for: Nature, Trekking, Jungle safaris    Airport to arrive: Bangkok International AirportThailand, Summer holiday destination near India

Sri Lanka

For timeless ruins steeped in history, rolling surfs, cheap yet delicious food and drink, fun train rides and famous teas, pack your bags and head to Sri Lanka. The best part about this country is the sheer range it has to offer – from picturesque mountains to sunny relaxed beaches, Sri Lanka is a great mix of luxury but within a budget!    Average temperature in summer: 31 degrees Celsius    Hotels starting at: INR 650 onwards    Known for: Beaches, Trekking, Shopping, Seafood    Airport to arrive: Colombo International Airport Sri Lanka, Summer holiday destination near India

Dubai

While not a traditional choice to head to a desert for a summer getaway, Dubai’s phenomenal infrastructure and architecture allows for vacationers to have a lovely time despite the searing heat. From malls that have the latest fashion, to eateries that serve the most exotic food and desert safaris that raise the adrenalin levels – if you’re up for an exciting time in the Middle East, Dubai will enchant you like no other!    Average temperature in summer: 40 degrees Celsius    Hotels starting at: INR 1700 onwards    Known for: Malls, Shopping, Desert Safaris, Eateries   Airport to arrive: Dubai International AirportDubai, Summer holiday destination near India

Maldives

From turquoise waters, to pristine beaches, Maldives isn’t a destination one would think is pocket friendly but if you go during the summer months, it is rather affordable. One of the most stunning holiday destinations near India, Maldives is all about relaxing by the beach with a fruity cocktail in your hand to romantic walks on the beaches during sunset or scuba diving in the clear waters. As you can see, Maldives and its islands have a lot to offer if you choose to head there this summer.    Average temperature in summer: 28 degrees Celsius    Hotels starting at: INR 3500 onwards    Known for: Beaches, Spas, Scuba Diving    Airport to arrive: Male Ibrahim Nasir International AirportMaldives, Summer holiday destination near India

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