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Summer Vacation 2020 - Best Summer Holiday Destinations

By Finserv MARKETS - Mar 19,2020
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Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer is the best time for a solo backpack trip or a fun family vacation. Indian summers can be quite unforgiving so it’s no surprise that India has seen a major increase in the number of travelers, growing by 218% from 2006 to 2015. Looking for a great summer holiday destination for this year? Here’s a list with 10 of the best places to visit in summer.

1. Madrid

Summer Vacation Ideas
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is often ranked the number one tourist-spot during the summertime. You can explore elegant boulevards and expansive eye-catching parks like the Buen Retiro. Madrid is also known for being among the largest repositories of European art including the Prado Museum’s works by Velázquez, Goya, and other Spanish artists. You can also learn about Spain’s history when you visit the baroque Royal Palace and Armory.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Euro
  • Famous Food: Cocido Madrileño, Callos a la madrileña, Bocadillo de calamares
  • Duration of Visit: 10 – 14 days

2. Sri Lanka

Summer Vacation Ideas
Traveling to Sri Lanka can be one of the best places to visit in summer, as it is stunning to look at without being too expensive. With its blue beaches, abundant heritage, and mouth-watering seafood, Sri Lanka engulfs travelers into a different world. Being closeby, one need not expect a long flight to reach Sri Lanka. Expenses each day for tourists in fall roughly between ₹1500 to ₹2000.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Famous Food: Fish ambul thiyal, Kottu, Kukul mas curry
  • Duration of Visit: 14 days

3. Hungary

Summer Vacation Ideas
Hungary is one of the overlooked summer vacation places. Yet, it is one of the most affordable summer holiday destinations in Europe. Hungary is famous for its thermal spas, indulgent desserts, and countryside retreats. To visit and explore Budapest, Hungary’s beautiful capital city, you only require using a modest ₹85 train ticket to reach there. What’s more, street food like Paprikás and Gulyás can be enjoyed at only ₹200 per person.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Hungarian forint
  • Famous Food: Gulyás (goulash), Lángos, Halászlé
  • Duration of Visit: 5 days

4. Bhutan

Summer Vacation Ideas
For those looking to escape the sweltering heat, Bhutan is the summer holiday destination for you. A world of monasteries among mountains, Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom that became popular for prioritizing its ‘happiness GDP’ by talking to locals. Unsurprisingly, a trip to Bhutan is relatively inexpensive. Even in the summertime, it’s possible to enjoy the snow on the mountaintops coming from the eastern Himalayas. Bhutanese food will not disappoint you as you chow down on dumplings and take in the panoramic views of hills.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
  • Famous Food: Ema Datshi, Jasha Maroo, Red Rice, Momos
  • Duration of Visit: 14 -21 days

5. Turkey

Summer Vacation Ideas
With its alluring Eastern charm and deep historical background, Turkey is among the best places to visit in summer. It has striking palaces and mosques with a unique architectural touch that has allowed cities like Istanbul and Izmir to age beautifully. Sweet-tooths can enjoy Baklava, a popular dessert in Turkish cuisine.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Famous Food: Baklava, Döner, Köfte, Meze
  • Duration of Visit: 10-12 days

6. Philippines

Summer Vacation Ideas
Looking for summer vacation places with pleasant tropical weather? The Philippines is perfect. It is the place to visit for travelers looking for a beachy vacation. It also has water buffaloes, and fuming volcanoes, among gorgeous tropical islands for tourists to gawk at. One can pitch a tent and spend a starry night on the Philippines’ Palawan coastline. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, popular activities in Boracay include kayaking, ziplining, and mountain biking.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Philippines peso
  • Famous Food: chicken adobo, longganisa, tapa, torta
  • Duration of Visit: 14-21 days

7. Thailand

Summer Vacation Ideas
Thailand is commonly favored among Indians as a summer holiday destination. Those looking to really relax on their holiday while engulfing themselves in a new culture can consider it. You can expect delicious coconut curries, swimming with turtles in turquoise water, and rejuvenating massages when you visit Thailand. Bangkok is one of the best destinations for fashion-forward budget shopping. Phuket islands, on the other hand, is popular for water activities like snorkeling and deep-sea diving. If you are an adventure junkie, we highly recommend securing yourself with a Thailand insurance plan. Allow yourself to enjoy your trip to the fullest with the right travel insurance coverage in place.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Thai baht
  • Famous Food: Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Gaeng Keow Wan Gai
  • Duration of Visit: 21 days (4 days in Bangkok, 7 days north of thailand, 10 days island hopping)

8. Georgia

Summer Vacation Ideas
Georgia is a hidden gem located at the cusp of Asia and Europe. It has authentic cobblestone pavements and steps and winding streets that allow travelers to immerse themselves into a mini-Europe without paying too much for it. The weather is also pleasant, making it a summer-friendly vacation spot.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Georgia Lari
  • Famous Food: Khachapuri, Shkmeruli, Kuchmachi
  • Duration of Visit: 7 days

9. Vietnam

Summer Vacation Ideas
Vietnam is a must-visit summer holiday destination that offers tourists lush and sprawling landscapes, and a deep and rich historical background to immerse themselves in. Cities in Vietnam like Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, and Hanoi use ‘Grab’ scooters as their most popular mode of public transport, along with buses and cabs. Hanoi is famous for its French Old Quarter which preserves a post-colonial charm and is a hub for every kind of shopping imaginable- from little trinkets to TVs, lights, and fridges. Rural Vietnam, on the other hand, offers visitors lavish greenery, and wonderful trekking opportunities.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Vietnam dong
  • Famous Food: Bahn Mi, Pho, Goi Cuon
  • Duration of Visit: 14 days

10. Singapore

Summer Vacation Ideas
Singapore -an eye-catching city-state off of the coast of southern Malaysia- innovatively blends lush greenery with modern skyscrapers. Besides its impressive urban planning, exotic food markets, stunning views of the skyline, and a wonderful tropical climate are rewarded to those visiting Singapore. Singaporean street food comes in a generous variety at affordable costs so that travelers open to new cuisines can expand their palate. The daily costs of traveling, living, and food in Singapore fall within the range of ₹6,000 to ₹7,500 per person.

  • Reach By: Air
  • Currency: Singapore Dollar
  • Famous Food: Hainanese chicken rice, Chili crab, Nasi Lemak
  • Duration of Visit:2-3 days

Conclusion

Now that your travel bucket list is in place, it’s time to book those tickets, pack your bags and get jet setting. Another crucial item that should figure at the top of your travel checklist is travel insurance. Don’t let hassles like losing your luggage, delayed planning, and unforeseen cancellations ruin your summer vacation. With travel insurance, you can expect financial coverage in any of these unfortunate situations. What’s more, in case you become ill, your travel insurance can also help fund medical expenses you may incur. Secure your travels today with Bajaj Allianz Travel Insurance, available on Finserv MARKETS.

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