Top 8 Hill Stations in India
A delightful hill station that lies great Himalayas at a separation of 56 kilometres from Srinagar. Gulmarg is mainly famous for the GANDOLA or rope way, which is the highest cable car in the world. Kashmir is among the most favourite holiday destinations and the most famous hill destinations in India, mostly visited to enjoy the shikara rides, winter sports activities like Skiing or Snowboard.
Shimla is located in Himachal Pradesh and is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. Shimla is popular for its cool mountain air in the hot season, its snowfall in the winter and the famous scenic toy train ride on the way down (or up). As we all know Himachal is famous for its beautiful mountains, hill stations, adventure sports trekking, camping and ice-skating.
Just hill station that pulls in numerous Indian vacationers from the fields of neighbouring Gujarat state, and those withdrawing from the abandon warmth of Rajasthan. You can do some nice treks here too and there are temples to admire and a polo ground too. Diwali is really big here and it gets very crowded at this time.
Darjeeling is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by snow-capped peaks and lies in the North East foothills of the Himalayas. You can wander through lush green forests, enjoying the fresh mountain air and explore brightly coloured Buddhist monasteries. This is an excellent spot to begin a North East India tour into the Himalayas.
The town itself is not so attractive in its’ architecture, but the views, when clear of clouds, are very impressive. There are excellent views of the Kangchenjunga Range from various points along the way. Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, towers over all of the scenery, dwarfing its surroundings. It is viewed as a hill station holiday resort by many holidaying Bengalis. It can get very busy at festival times for this reason, so bear this in mind if you’re thinking of including Sikkim in your India tour.
You’ll find the fresh mountain air and the cool air a welcome change from the city smog and hectic traffic. Meander up to the delightful waterfall in the slopes over the town, or visit the Norbulingka Institute, a masterful foundation for youthful Tibetans set among wonderful patio nurseries. Trekking and alternative and holistic therapies are also on offer here.
This hill station is a cool retreat from the heat of the plains in Tamil Nadu state. It is around 120 kms from the bustling, colourful temple town of Madurai. It has a relaxed pace and is popular with Indian honeymooners. High season in Kodai is from April to June and this is reflected in the hiked prices for accommodation. Indian tourists love row boats and pedal boats and take them out on the lake here.
Munnar town itself is not so great to look at, but the reason to head up to this hill station is the sea of emerald green tea plantations that surround the town. It’s a real joy to walk through the rolling green hills and take in the cool air and tranquillity of this region. Some of the highest commercial tea estates of the world are in this area.