8 Mar, 2021

Snow-capped peaks, frosty winds, and breathtaking landscapes are some of the cool sights one sees when travelling during winters. But then, hibernating under a cosy blanket is an experience of its own. Balancing your wanderlust with the sloth mode occasioned by wintry mornings can be challenging, but before you fret about missing any locations on your bucket list, we have something that will tempt you into heading out, come snow or shine.

So, here are some breathtaking destinations that exude a serene vibe in winters and are equally mesmerising during the summer season. Break free from the scorching plains and head to the hills to witness the diverse hues of beauty at these picturesque spots.

1. Ravangla, Sikkim

Ravangla, Sikkim

When the sun is high, what better way to escape the heat than to find refuge in a hill station? Nestled at a height of 7000 feet in southern Sikkim is Ravangla, an enchanting town encircled by dense forests with the mighty Kanchenjunga in the distance. Ravangla is a fantasy town where you can lose yourself in quaint old streets that take you back in time. A must-visit is Buddha Park, where a 130-foot statue and vibrant plantation greet you. Steeped in religious tradition, the Ralang Monastery brings age-old Buddhist practices and artistic creations to life.

As you navigate long distances on highways, the Cruise Control feature on your MG Hector 2021 can step in as a copilot. By automatically maintaining a pre-set, consistent speed for your car, it puts you in a vacation mood and lets you enjoy the drive without exerting yourself. And, we all know what goes well with long drives – an equally long and melodious playlist, and your new Hector 2021 comes inbuilt with Gaana app with a Premium account. So, set out on a new adventure, one song at a time. 

2. Panamik, Ladakh

Panamik, Ladakh

Panamik is a scenic village in the Nubra Valley, and a holiday there is certain to treat you to some brilliant views. One of the world’s highest battlefields, winters in Panamik can be severe, making summer the ideal season to enjoy its captivating beauty. Blessed with hot springs that contain high amounts of sulphur, a dip in these is believed to cure ailments such as rheumatism. A humble hamlet, Panamik is also home to the 250-year-old Ensa Gompa that houses Buddhist scriptures and ancient murals.

Driving on hilly roads can test the most seasoned drivers but not when you are in MG Hector 2021. Packed with intuitive provisions such as the Electronic Stability Program, which prevents the tyres from skidding, and Hill Hold Control that makes it easier to ascend any elevation, there is no location you can’t explore in The New Hector. 

3. Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh

Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh

Perched among the lofty ranges of the eastern Himalayas, Bomdila is a beautiful town in Arunachal Pradesh. A place lost in time, Bomdila remains unspoilt by commercial tourism. It is home to some breathtaking Buddhist monasteries. Do not miss the wide-angle view of the snow-capped Himalayas at sunset. Lined with offbeat trekking trails that take you through apple orchards, Bomdila is an adventure-seekers paradise. This hidden gem is also home to wildlife parks and sanctuaries where you can enjoy a view of the Kameng River and its waterfalls with your travel buddies.

Summers are upon us in full bloom, and chances are your family is dropping hints to go on a vacation. Comfort is always a top priority when travelling with a large group, and MG Hector 2021 ensures that everyone and everything has its place. Available as a smartly designed 7-seater that can comfortably accommodate your entire family or brood of friends, the more will always be merrier in the new Hector. 

4. Lava, West Bengal

Lava, West Bengal

Hidden in the mist, Lava is an undiscovered gem of northern Bengal that will take you by surprise. Pine forests provide a natural canopy against the sweltering heat that engulfs the rest of the state. After exploring the local flora and fauna, head to Sherpa View Point to see the snowy mountains of Bhutan. In spring, the entire area blooms with rhododendron flowers that exude a heady fragrance. The red buildings of Lava monastery offer moments of peace and are ideal for anyone seeking serenity. Also in the area is Neora Valley National Park, home to some rare birds in India such as the Darjeeling woodpecker and the Satyr tragopan.

There’s no mystery why a road trip calls for a great deal of excitement. But summer road trips also mean plenty of heat and sweating. Fortunately, that’s not a problem in the MG Hector 2021. This SUV includes AC vents for all three rows that keep you chill even when the mercury rises. What’s even better is that you can control the AC through voice command; just say AC on kar do, and your MG will understand. The all-new Hector understands you in your language and makes every drive so much more fun. 

Last words

Now that winter’s long gone, it’s time you set off on a summer adventure to one of these stunning destinations. Your perfect companion for long road journeys is the new MG Hector 2021, which is powered by i-Smart and offers a range of features, such as the Know Your Vehicle status, which reassures you that your car is in top condition before you set off on your road trip.

Summer adventure

Designed with the minutest needs in mind, every inch of the 2021 Hector aspires to make your journey more comfortable and enjoyable. Whether it is wireless charging to keep you connected or warm ambient lighting that takes cosiness a notch higher, there will never be a dull moment on the road when you are aboard the all-new MG Hector 2021!

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