Top 10 Hill Stations In India

While you can experience all the four seasons in India, summer, in particular, can take a lot of toll on you. While the majority of the hill stations in India were made by the British during the colonial rule, to date they serve as a great focal point for some fantastic scenic beauty. Neither less to say, hill stations works as a great escape route from the scorching sun during the summer season. 

Here is our list of the top 10 hill stations you must visit in India:

1) Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok is the best place to visit in Sikkim, and the capital of Sikkim, which is one of the recent states that became a part of India in 1975. Its mountain ridges sit at the height of 5500 feet above the sea level. It is a small independent Buddhist kingdom that has recently become one of the most popular tourist places throughout India. Gangtok is also well known among the trekkers with attractions such as monasteries, viewpoints, and cable cars. Book your Gangtok tour

2) Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal is situated at the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu. The name Kodaikanal literally means Gift of the Forest, and it is a great place with a variety of flora and fauna. During the summer season, travelling to Kodaikanal and staying at one of the buildings with gabled roofs is an exquisite experience on its own. And if you visit Kodaikanal, don’t forget to buy the eucalyptus oil that is particularly popular in the area. Book your Kodaikanal tour

3) Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Want to spend your summer holidays in the lush tree gardens, then don’t forget to visit Darjeeling. You might have already heard about the nation’s famous Darjeeling tea, but there is a completely different excitement when you see them by yourselves. In addition to this, the view of Mount Kanchenjunga is also a great tourist attraction along with the historic toy trains. Book your Darjeeling tour

4) Ooty, Tamil Nadu

While being more on the crowded side during its peak season from April to May, Ooty is worth visiting during the summertime. One of its tourist attractions includes the 22-hectare Government botanical garden which covers a variety of the local flora and fauna. Boating in Ooty is also famous among the travelers, which is worth the shot. Book your Ooty tour

5) Munnar, Kerala

Our list continues with yet another great tea plantation region. If you are someone who loves tea, Munnar is the place to be. Here on Munnar, adventurous trekkers can take advantage of the Anamudi, which is the highest peak in entire south India along with exploring Eravikulam National Park and climbing the rocks. Book your Munnar tour

6) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is one of the best tourist places of India During the colonial rule, Shimla was the summer capital of the British Raj. At the present day, it is the capital of Himachal Pradesh along with great mountain ridges and historical buildings to look for. The old Christian Church is yet another prominent landmark that is worth visiting in Shimla. Book your Shimla tour

7) Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie is exactly in one-hour distance from Dehradun in Uttarakhand. While it is a great destination place for all the north Indians, it is also considered as a honeymoon spot. Mussoorie has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years due to the development of a lot of facilities for the tourists. Whether it is a cable car to Gun Hills or a picnic at the Kempty Falls, you can experience all the exciting adventures in Mussoorie. Book your Mussoorie tour

8) Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital, a name derived from the emerald-colored Naini Lake, is a place you must visit during the summertime. There is nothing like enjoying the mildly cold weather of Nainital during summer. Neither less to say, you can always experience the trilling forest walk, explore the area on horseback or just relax on a boat in the Naini Lake at Nainital. Book your Nainital tour

9) Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is the best Himachal Pradesh tourist place where you can enjoy the true essence of the Himalayas. It is also one of the most famous tourist destinations in India, offering the perfect opportunity for adventure and the blend of tranquillity. Located in the Kullu Valley, Manali is completely bordered by cool pines on one side and the Bias river on the other. This itself gives off a completely different aura than the rest of the hill stations. Book your Manali tour

10) Srinagar, Kashmir

Srinagar, Kashmir
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The list of hilly areas can’t be completed without the summer Capital of Jammu and Kashmir or more specifically the heaven in India. In fact, there is nothing more delightful than spending your leisure time in one of the boathouses at Dal Lake. Srinagar is also referred to as the Land of Lakes and Gardens due to the abundance of mesmerizing and beautiful gardens throughout the area. Even a tulip festival is held every April of the year at Srinagar which makes it the perfect tourist spot for not only Indians but worldwide. Book your Srinagar tour

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