From summer holidays in Shimla to a weekend getaways to Darjeeling, you get amazing opportunity to explore the best of the hilly terrains through Indian hill stations. With a motto of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava” India’s map is dotted with some awe-inspiring hills stretched from North to South and East to West. With many alluring hill stations to tour in India, it always becomes intimidating for tourists to choose. To cut down the challenge, here are the best hill stations to visit in India:
Once the summer-capital of the British, Shimla is the most striking hill station in India. With picturesque surroundings, cool breezes and soothing sun atop, holidays in Shimla is equivalent to spending leisure time in a paradise.
Another marvelous hill station in the north of India is Nainital, Uttarakhand. Adored by millions of tourists for its beauty and tranquility, Nainital boasts of a volcanic lake ‘Naini’. Besides amazing mountains and greenery to adore, it is also a hot shopping spot for shopaholics.
Tremendous beauty to adore, Manali is just like heaven on earth. Snow covered mountain tops, green deodar and rhododendrons trees and lots & lots of adventure activities best describe Manali. With some romantic landscapes to spot, Manali also happens to be a Honeymooner’s paradise.
Experience calm and peace of mind at this hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Primarily inhabited by Buddhist people, the town offers you religious and natural diversity. Enjoy trekking, shopping or a visit to a Buddhist monastery at this incredible hill station.
The Sking Paradise of India, Auli is located in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand. A perfect getaway for summer as well as winter, Auli is vibrant, serene and majestic at the same time. You can enjoy skiing, ropeway drive, trekking and spirituality at the hills of Auli.
Making East India proud, Darjeeling is a dream come true. With a perfect balance of tough hilly terrain and comforting plains, Darjeeling invites millions of visitor every year. Besides alluring tea gardens famous across the globe, the hill station welcomes you to a sight of exotic waterfalls, flower-laden hills, and warm-hearted locals.
For your love of adventure and thrill, Gangtok makes the perfect hill station of India. The state capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is one of the most serene cities of the world. From here one can enjoy the iconic view of five renowned peaks of Kanchenjunga.
Not much time before, Tawang was a secretive land known to a handful of people only. But, good things can’t kept hidden for long. Tawang today is renowned as one of the best hill station of India to physically and spiritually refresh your systems. With various monasteries, nunneries, hot springs, waterfalls and pristine lakes, Tawang must be on your list.
Better known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is a truly a nature’s blessing. With long stretched green grounds to pointed mountainous peaks, the town binds you in its natural splendor. The largest golf course of India is located in Shillong only.
Just a few miles away from Mumbai, there is a famous tourist hot-spot, Khandala. Perfect for a weekend’s getaway from Mumbai or Pune, Khandala has many caves, waterfalls, grounds and mountains that attracts tourists across the globe.
If you are a person in love with lakes, Mahabaleshwar gives you plenty. A renowned hill station in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is famous for its lakes and pristine beauty. Surrounded with abundant of greenery these lakes bring back excitement in your dull lives.
Let’s move to Rajasthan, yes the known for its hot cities like Jaipur, Udaipur and more, Rajasthan also boasts of a hill station at its map. The summer capital of the state, Mount Abu has rich mountains with a green cover. The Dilwara Jain Temples and picturesque sunset points here are famous all across the world.
The pride of Kerala, Munnar is one of the hill station where you can experience the nature at its purest forms. The virgin forests of Munnar gives you a perfect opportunity to unwind from your hectic urban lives. Here you can enjoy the scenic beauty, exotic waterfalls and alluring coffee gardens.
Also known as the Kashmir of South, Coorg is where you attain total peace. A hill station in Karnataka, Coorg also produces the best tea and coffee in the world.
Another marvel from the south, Ooty or Ootacamund is located at the foot of Nilgiri hills. The mile-long tea gardens and the charming picnic spots are the prime attractions of this hill station.
These are some of the hill stations of India that you must visit in your next trip to India.