Top 10 hill stations of India

MyTravaly_Logo  Michelle Singh Aulakh 05 Jul, 2023 7 mins read 210
Top 10 hill stations of India

India's diverse landscapes are well-known, and its hill stations are among the most well-liked tourist attractions in the world. These charming communities provide relief from the scorching summer heat and breathtaking views of the mountains, valleys, and waterfalls nearby. Here is a list of India's top ten hill stations. 

Shimla 

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. With buildings from the British era, it is renowned for its colonial charm.
Popular tourist destinations include Christ Church, Ridge, and Mall Road. In the neighbouring Kufri, visitors can engage in activities like paragliding, skiing, and trekking.

Manali 

Located in the Himachal Pradesh province's Kullu Valley, Manali is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and those who like the great outdoors. It provides breathtaking views of peaks covered in snow, luscious valleys, and gushing rivers. Major attractions include the Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, and Rohtang Pass. Manali is a good place to start if you want to explore the picturesque Spiti Valley.

Darjeeling 

The town of Darjeeling, which is part of the state of West Bengal, is well-known for its tea plantations and the famed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The third-highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga, can be seen in all directions from the town. Must-see attractions include the Happy Valley Tea Estate, Tiger Hill, and Batasia Loop.

Ooty

Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a picturesque hill town in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri Mountains. Tourists from all across the nation visit this city because of its beautiful weather, tea gardens, and colonial-era structures. Notable highlights include Doddabetta Peak, the Botanical Gardens, and Ooty Lake. A beautiful train journey is also available on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nainital

The gorgeous hill station of Nainital is located in Uttarakhand's Kumaon region and is renowned for its scenic beauty and lovely lakes. Popular tourist destinations include Mall Road, Naini Lake, and Naina Devi Temple. In addition, visitors can do horseback riding, cable car riding, and boating. Hill towns like Bhimtal and Ranikhet are close by and are a short drive from Nainital.

Munnar

Munnar, a town in Kerala's Western Ghats, is well known for its verdant tea gardens, mist-covered hills, and pleasant weather. Popular tourist destinations include the Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, and Eravikulam National Park. A base for trekking and exploring the wildlife in the nearby Nilgiri Hills is Munnar.

Mussoorie

Located in Uttarakhand's Garhwal area, Mussoorie is frequently referred to as the "Queen of Hill Stations." It provides sweeping vistas of the Himalayan mountains and verdant valleys. Major tourist destinations include Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, and Mall Road. Additionally, Mussoorie acts as a gateway to the sacred sites of Yamunotri and Gangotri.

Gangtok

Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, is hidden away in the Eastern Himalayas. It is a gateway to discovering North Sikkim's natural beauty. It is renowned for its breathtaking Kanchenjunga views, monasteries, and adventurous pursuits. Major highlights are the Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, and Nathula Pass. 

Mount Abu 

Mount Abu is the sole hill station in Rajasthan, and it is located in the Aravalli Range. It is renowned for its pleasant weather, serene lakes, and historic temples. Popular tourist destinations include Guru Shikhar, Nakki Lake, and the Dilwara Jain Temples. Mount Abu offers a refreshing break from the desert landscapes of Rajasthan.

Kodaikanal 

Kodaikanal is located in Tamil Nadu and is popularly referred to as the "Princess of Hill Stations." It is renowned for its picturesque beauty, mist-covered hills, and comfortable climate. Popular tourist destinations include Pillar Rocks, Coaker's Walk, and Kodai Lake. Additionally, there are options for biking, trekking, and boating in Kodaikanal.

Wrapping up Words 

These top 10 hill stations in India offer an oasis of peace and escape from the bustle of the city, as well as the opportunity to indulge in a variety of outdoor activities. Because each hill station has its own distinct charm, they are popular destinations for travellers looking for a peaceful and therapeutic escape.

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