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Where to Holiday This Summer?

As India gears up for the long scorching summer, travellers might be planning to take some time off. Yes! Summers are the best time to open up your horizons and look forward to an exciting, fun-filled trip to some of the most amazing destinations around the world. As the temperatures go high in India, it is time for one to explore those nations which offer a retreat from the hot and humid weather.

As a traveller, you might have different preferences if asked about the kind of holiday you would love to go on! Your travel plans might also be based on whether you are just a group of friends, a couple, or a family. While some like beaches, others are more bent towards adventure sports and yet others love to spend time amidst a completely different culture and history of people, preferring to visit museums or historical sites. And while you travel, you can relish on specialised cuisines that form an incredible part of your trip to any place.

Come summer, do not sit at home, but explore different places and make best use of the summer holidays and long weekends that will welcome you this year!

Best summer travel destinations you just cannot miss!

Paris, France

France’s capital city offers a good amalgamation of history, culture, and adventure for travellers. At the outset, the Eiffel Tower, the Museum of Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe will be on your priority list when you decide to visit this place.

However, apart from these, consider an amazing view of the city from the highest point in Paris on the Roman Catholic Church, Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre! Is it not mesmerizing to even think of it? And how can one forget to visit the place of the last stage of the popular Tour de France: The Champs Elysees? The wonderful avenue is full of bars and bistros on both sides giving one’s taste buds the most relishing experience of a lifetime! Just for your information, most of the Parisian museums offer free entry on the First Sunday of every month. So, if you are an artwork freak, plan your holiday accordingly!

Best time to visit: In June

London, United Kingdom

London can be a dream destination for numerous people across the world. The place offers a mix of retreats for a variety of people. For those who are more interested in what royalty can look like must pay a visit to the Buckingham Palace consisting of the Queen’s gallery that is home to the best art collections in the world!

Shakespeare’s fans can have a gala time visiting the Globe theatre which is constructed in a manner that it reminds you of the setting in which the band used to stage his plays! Apart from this, the London Eye presents a beautiful view of the lighted city especially at sunsets. Oxford Street, Harrods and Portobello Road Market are the best for indulging in shopping and spending time at cafes.

Best time to visit: March to May (Enjoy Easter celebrations also)


The wonderful island in the Indian Ocean has a history of colonisation and thus, you will find a mix of languages being spoken in different parts of it. Do not forget to try out as much as street food as possible. You will find a wide variety in this too including Indian, Chinese, African and Creole cuisines which are completely worth the money.

Couples can spend quiet time at a variety of beaches like Flic en Flac and the Mont Choisy beach. The latter is the longest one on the island. Get a chance to explore the coral reefs at the Trou aux Biches even if you are a non-swimmer! Scuba Dive or hire a bike for some time to explore the island on your terms!

Best time to visit: In May

Bangkok, Thailand

If you are visiting Bangkok, you cannot miss visiting the Siam Square, which is the best shopping hub at the heart of the city. Apart from that, the religious temples like the Temple of Dawn, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha located at the most wonderful places give solace to your heart!

Combine the religious retreat with the most amazing dinner while on a cruise on the Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise! And your trip will become way beyond what you had thought!

Best time to Visit: May to August

When in doubt, travel…..

Do your research on whichever place you want to visit as a refuge from the scorching summer heat in India and make the best of your vacations. But wait! While you do all the planning, do not forget to ensure your safety!

Consult the best travel insurance companies to avail a suitable travel insurance plan.

Need for Travel Insurance:

  • Travel insurance must form an important part of your trip portfolio in case you need a cover for:
  • Baggage loss
  • Immediate Travel assistance in case you lose essentials like passport or wallet
  • Medical evacuation facility due to an accident or some emergency
  • Missing or delay of flight

In special cases, for example, travelling to the Schengen area (which includes 26 European nations, including France) makes it compulsory for you to avail a travel medical insurance policy for your medical evacuation and expenses in case of any emergency

It is better to avail a comprehensive travel insurance plan to get suitable help in a foreign nation rather than being clueless on what to do there. The good thing is, you can buy the insurance online at a click of the mouse! So, before you plan your holiday this time, spend a little extra on your safety and have a time of a lifetime at some foreign destinations of your choice!


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Images credit (under CCL) by order: feature, Bangkok

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