Hill Stations In India

In India there are numerous Hill Stations attractions which you can see, each more beautiful than the other.India harbours some of the richest biodiversity in the world. Out of those thousands, here we list out the top Hill Stations attractions to see in case you are on a short trip to India. Even if you are on a long visit, these are the ones which you must not miss out. Read more about them...

South India Hill Stations

1 Munnar in Kerala

Munnar, located in Kerala, is one place known for its well-preserved natural beauty of the virgin forests.Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The environment and climate of Munnar are very salubrious that compels you to just chill and relax. There are waterfalls, coffee gardens and scenic valleys where you can stroll and have the ultimate time of your life.

2 Devikulam in Kerala

Devikulam is located in Kerala, just 16km (approx) form Munnar, this gorgeous hill station symbolises nature in her pristine glory. It is mostly visited by the tourists to enjoy the picturesque landscapes and the mineral water springs. It has many legends associated with Devikulam Lake, which gives the hill station its name.

3Idukki in Kerala

A landlocked district, idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of kerala . The high ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers- periyar, thalayar and thodupuzhayar- and their tributaries. The river pamba also has its origin here. As a tourist destination, idukki offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc. Idukki has a large population of tribals who have unique customs and beliefs and maintain an ethos which is distinctly different from that of the mainstream culture.

4Ponmudi in Kerala

The salubrious hill station of Ponmudi is at a distance of 61 kms from Thiruvananthapuram.

5 Vythiri in Kerala

Vythiri is a picturesque place located in the sylvan Northern High Ranges of Kerala in Wayanad District.

6Wayanad in Kerala

Wayanad, One of the fourteen districts in Kerala (India) is situated in an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in Western Ghats.

7 Peermade in Kerala

Peermade gets its name from the famous Sufi saint Peer Mohammad who is said to have visited the hills. It is known throughout the world for its marvelous medical treatments. The scenic vista is over-awed by the fragrance of Cardamom that trails throughout the hills.

8 Chembra Peak in Kerala

14 km west of kalpeta, at 2100 m above mean sea level, chembra is the highest Peak in wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking.

9 Chithirapuram in Kerala

10 kms from munnar, with its sleepy little cottages bungalows, old playgrounds and courts, chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home of the pallyvasal hydel power project, this hill town is also famous for its picturesque tea plantation.

10 Lakkidi in Kerala

55 km east of kozhikode / 5 km south of vythiri, lakkidi the gateway to wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level. At the crest of the thamarasseri ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luzuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station.

11 Pythal Mala in Kerala

65 kms from kannur town, this enchanting hill station, situated 4,500 ft. Above sea level near the kerala - karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a six kilometre trek to the top of the hills.

12 Wagamon in Kerala

65 km from idukki town, situated at an elevation of 110 m above sea level, this hill station is a trekker's delight. Wagamon is surrounded by beautiful meadows, valleys and tea gardens.

13 Mattupetty in Kerala

Situated at a height of 1700 m. Mattupetty is famous for its highly specialised dairy farm - the indo swiss live stock project. Over a 100 varieties of high yielding cattles are reared here. The mattupetty lake and dam, just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot.

14 Nellyampathy in Kerala

52 km south of nemmara, this fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea level. At least 10 hairpin bends have to be negotiated on the ghat road that passes through the breathtaking evergreen forests of the sahya ranges. Seethakundu at nellyampathy offers a panoramic view of about one third the are of palakkad district.

15 Peruvannamuzhi in Kerala

60 km from kozhikode, the peruvannamuzhi dam site set amid hills is a beautiful picnic spot. The reservoir here provides facilities for speedboat and row boat cruises. Uninhabited island, a bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm add to the charm of the place.

16Gavi in Kerala

Gavi Eco-Tourism a project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation has caught the attention of tourists, mostly from European countries. The project is exclusive in many respects and the majority who visited was nature lovers and adventure tourists. Over a short period of time visitors to Gavi gradually increased, especially after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India.

17Ilaveezhapoonchira in Kerala

Skirting Kottayam district are the beautiful valleys of Ilaveezhapoonchira, spread over thousands of acres. This delightful picnic spot located in the midst of beautiful hillocks near Kanjar, is also ideal for trekking.

18Agasthyakoodam in Kerala

Part of the Sahyadri ranges (Western Ghats) of mountains, Agasthyakoodam, at a height of 1,890 m above sea level, is the second highest peak in Kerala. Teeming with wildlife, the forests of Agasthyakoodam abound in rare medicinal herbs and plants, and brilliantly hued orchids. A bird watcher’s paradise, this legendary mountain is accessible by foot from Kotoor, near Neyyar Dam and also from Bonakkad. Trekking to Agasthyakoodam is believed to be healthy, the very air here is supposed to have healing properties. It is believed that sage Agasthya, the mythological character lived here.

19 Coonoor in Tamil Nadu

The green cover over the hills in Coonoor offers a spectacular view of the Nilgiri hills that takes away your breath. Try out trekking while in Coonoor.Coonoor is a most charming hill station of the Nilgiri Mountain Range in Tamil Nadu. Coonoor is situated on the eastern side of the southern extremity of the Doddabetta range, at an altitude of 1,858 metres above the sea level.It has got it’s the name from the Kurinji Flowers that are found on the mountain slopes. The hill station is also renowned for its aromatic teas. Trekking and hiking are the two popular adventure activities that the visitors can indulge in apart from bird watching.

20 Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu

Located at a height of 2100 meters above sea level and 120 km from Madurai, Kodaikanal is a prefect hill destination to escape the maddening crowd of the cities and is often called “Kodai”. It is well-known for its spices, homemade chocolates, herbal teas and coffees, oils and the orchids. The landscape of Kodai has compelled people to call it the “Princess of Hills”.

21 Ooty in Tamil Nadu

Ooty or Ootacamund is the capital of the Nilgiris.Ooty also known as Udhaga-mandalam is surely the 'Queen of hills' and the most popular hill station in Tamilnadu. The moment you come here the serenity and its natural charm takes you to another world of peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the lap of Nilgiri ranges, Ooty is definitely a must visit. It is famous for the picturesque picnic spots, but; still the chief attraction remains the mile long tea gardens. Whether you are a kid or an adult, nobody skips the Nilgiri Toy Train ride. It takes you along the picturesque topography of the Nilgiris.

22Yercaud Tamil Tourism in Tamil Nadu

Although not so popular like Ooty, yet having its own charm, Yercaud attracts holiday goers from different parts of the world. A less explored destination, yet a great place for spending summer vacations.

23Yelagiri Tamil Tourism in Tamil Nadu

Love to try out different adventure sports and testing your endurance? Then Yelagiri is an ideal hill destination for you and your friends. Also get to rejuvenate your senses in the lap of nature at this popular hill station in Tamil Nadu.

24Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu

The ideal location and a backdrop of plush tea estates, Kotagiri is surely a place for those who are looking for some peace. Also do not forget to taste the famous Nilgiri tea at this serene hill station in Tamil Nadu.

25Velliangiri Hills in Tamil Nadu

Come here to see its natural beauty along with the mountain shrines in Kongunadu dedicated to Lord Shiva.

26Coorg in Karnataka

Known as the “Kashmir of South”, what more reason one requires for visiting Coorg. The hill station is located in Karnataka.Easily one of the most attractive regions in India, Coorg or Kodagu is an enchanting expanse of natural tourist spot that nestles amid the hills and valleys of the picturesque Western Ghats. It is famous around the world for the variety of coffee and tea plantations. The landscape of the hill station is very mesmerizing with pleasant climate throughout the year.

27 Nandi Hills in Karnataka

Nandi Hills known as the sunrise hills of Karnataka, 60 km from Bangalore , offers the chance to see the memorable sunrise one can ever witness. The hill station is blessed with pleasant climate throughout the year. The monsoons are the most spectacular time of year in Nandi, as the hills are all covered up by the mists, giving it a mystical sense.It is a popular hill resort with delightful climate.Tipu Sultan’s Palace, the Gandhi Nilaya,the Nehru House and the Yoganandeeswara Temple are the other attractions. The Pennar, the Palar and the Arkavati rivers originate in these hills.The Chikmanglur district is full of scenic surprises – hills, valleys, streams and snow white coffee blossoms. It is also trekker’s territory.

28Yans in Karnataka

The gigantic rock formations of Yana stand proud and tall among the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats in Uttara Kannada district. Located 25km from the coastal town of Kumta and 40km from Sirsi near the Chandrika River , Yana is an ideal destination for pilgrims, trekkers, and nature-lovers alike.A 16km trek through the cool and breezy hills brings you to the foot of the mountain where the rock formations begin. At the top, a stunning sight awaits you: The awesome Bhairaveshwara and Jaganmohini shikharas, or peaks. A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva lies below these shikharas. The vagaries of time have caused these limestone structures to turn blackish brown; a profusion of beehives dots the rock surface.

29Kodachadri in Karnataka

Situated 100km from Shimoga and 36km from Hosanagara is this enchanting mountain, which overlooks the vast Western Ghats . Kodachadri is famed for its glorious sunrises and sunsets. The peak of Kodachadri (at an altitude of 1343 m above sea level) can be reached by a five-hour trek. On the western side, the hill descends steeply for about 1220m, meeting the forests of Udupi district. The famous temple town of Kollur is 12km away. These hills (4411ft.) constitute one of the largest forest areas in Karnataka, and part of this region forms the Mookambika Nature Reserve. Kollur is an ideal base to explore the hills. The Mookambika Nature Camp is 4km south of Kollur.

30Keemangundi in Karnataka

An ideal retreat of solitude and natural beauty, located in Baba-Budan range. Placed at a height of 4,702 ft above sea level, Kemmangundi has a bracing climate, mineral enriched water and a tranquil verdant mountains cape. The two waterfalls-Kalahasti and Hebbe are ideal picnic spots. BABABUDAN MOUNTAINS , 30 km from Kemmangundi, are the loftiest range of hills with a stupendous ridge. The Dattatreya Peetha here is a well known pilgrimage shrine both for the Hindus and the Muslims.

31Kundadri in Karnataka

Located on Theerthahalli-Agumbe road, about 12km from Theerthahalli, Kundadri Hill is a gigantic monolithic rock formation. Surrounded by dense evergreen forests, it is a lovely place for trekking. A rough, stone-paved path leads to a Jain temple perched atop the hill. Camping in the open at Kundadri Hills on a full moon night is an exhilarating experience.

32Agumbe in Karnataka

If you enjoy spectacular sunsets, sparkling streams, verdant village vistas, and an unspoilt rustic ambience, Agumbe is the place for you. Situated at an elevation of 826m in Shimoga district, Agumbe provided the perfect setting for R. K. Narayan to film his novel Malgudi Days. Agumbe and its environs are full of exciting trekking routes. Forested trails lead from here to a jungle pond called Emkal Kere, a hillock called Nishani Gudda, and to Barkana Falls . Agumbe is also known as the Cherrapunji of South India.You can also stop by the 14th century temple with Hoysala-style sculptures dedicated to Lord Gopalakrishna. The sunset as seen from Agumbe is a spectacular sight and many visitors come here to watch it, especially between November and January. A microwave tower, a significant landmark of Agumbe, is located at this point.

33Chikmanglur in Karnataka

The district takes its name from the headquarter town of Chikmanglur which literally means youngest daughter’s town.

34Kudremukh in Karnataka

Literally means 'Horse face'. The deep valleys and steep precipices of this hill station have great natural beauty. It is also known as 'the Mining Giant of Asia' and is famous for Iron. The broad hills 95km south-west of Chikmagalur town overlook the Arabian Sea and are chained to one another by deep valleys and steep precipices. As yet ‘undiscovered’ by tourists, Kudremukh is a trekker’s paradise. Let the wonderland of lush green forests interspersed with rivers, grassy slopes, captivating cascades, rare orchids, caves, ruins, and traces of old civilizations amaze you as you trek your way through it. The best time to visit is after the monsoon when everything is lush green and the rivers, streams, and waterfalls are at their best.

35Aruku Valley in Andhra Pradesh

Araku Valley, 115-km from Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh is close to the Orissa State, border. The magic of the valley could be felt right from the moment when you take the road to Aruku through the dense forests. The hill station is surrounded with the dense forests. The calm environment of this hill station will certainly help you to knock your stress. A trail to the Sangda Waterfall is said to be the one of the most beautiful trails you will ever come across in your life.

36 Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh. They have a very picturesque and eye soothing landscape. It is one hill station that vouches for the relaxation it provides to the tourists.

37Anantagiri Hills

Anantagiri Hills are located at the top of the Elysian Tirumala Hills and is about 17 kilometers from the Araku Valley. Anantagiri Hills are located along the Eastern Ghats. Anantagiri Hills is like a store house of energy. It can replenish the lost energy of a sick person and enable him to get back to normal life with former energy and vigor. The exquisite views of sunrise and sunset at Anantagiri Hills lures the tourists.

West India Hill Stations

38Amboli in Maharashtra

Amboli is located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This hill station is at an altitude of 690m above the sea level. Having dense forests and steep mountains, Amboli is the last hill resort before the coastal plains begin in the southern ranges of the Sahyadri Hills.

39Bhandardara in Maharashtra

Bhandardara is located at a distance of 70 km from Nashik. It is a small and peaceful area. This hill station is popular for fun loving and picnic lovers. Radha Falls, a deep valley, a clean and large Arthur Lake,

40Chikhaldara in Maharashtra

Chikhaldara is located in Amaravati district of Vidarbha region. The only hill station in the Vidarbha region offers you an abundance of wildlife, viewpoints, lakes and waterfalls.

41Jawhar in Maharashtra

Jawhar hill station is in Thane district of Maharashtra. Gifted with exotic valleys, thick rich forests and pleasant climate, Jawhar offers dofferent type of enjoyment comparing to other hill stations of Maharashtra.

42Lonavla in Maharashtra

Locating at an altitude of 625m, Lonavala and Khandala are famous for its beautiful hills, deep green valleys, huge lakes, historic forts and waterfalls etc. These two hill stations are at the Sahyadris Mountains of Maharashtra.It is the twin hill station to Khandala. It is famous worldwide for the sweet “chikkis” that are made here. It has many caves, lakes and waterfalls. Karla caves are the must visit caves as they have connections to the Buddhism dating back to the 9th Century.

42 Khandala in Maharashtra

It is one of the hill stations in Maharashtra that has attracted many tourists. It is very well connected to the cities of Pune and Mumbai. There are many beautiful caves, mountains and waterfalls that when mixed with the greenery of the hill station is one vista that anyone cannot afford to miss.

43Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar is also known as the Queen of all Hill Stations. This hill station is situated at an altitude of 1,372m in the heart of Sahyadri Hills in Satara District. Its name is derived from a Lord Mahadev temple and three Sanskrit words.Mahabelashwar is the perfect tourist destination in the state of Maharashtra. It is a most visited hill station of the state. There are umpteen numbers of lakes offering an opportunity to the visitors to try their hand in boating and fishing.

44Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra

Malshejghat is in Pune, Maharashtra. This hill station is known for its special attraction for trekkers, hikers, adventurers, and nature lovers. Malshejghat is at an altitude of 700m above the sea level.

45Matheran in Maharashtra

Matheran is an important hill station of Maharashtra as it is the closest one to Mumbai and Pune. This 800m high hill station is located in Alibagh district of Maharashtra.It is Asia’s only automobile free hill station, providing the cleanest and freshest air and atmosphere to dwell in. The most mesmerizing part of the trip is the toy train ride from Neral to Matheran that covers the entire topography of the hill station.

46Panchgani in Maharashtra

Panchgani is in Satara district of Maharashtra. One can see the Krishna River on one side and the coastal plain on the other. This hill station lies at an altitude of 1,334m above the sea level.Panchgani is the most popular hill station of Maharashtra. It is surrounded by the 5 hills from which Panchgani has derived its name. It is a marvellous spectacle of old British and Parsi homes. The prime landscape of Panchgani is the sight of the river Krishna from the Table Land a famous flat mountain range.

47Panhala in Maharashtra

Located at an altitude of 3177 feet and 18 km away from Kolhapur, Panhala is a scenic hill station and quite popular among tourists. The place houses famous Panhala fort which has great acquaintance with Maratha Empire. Panhala though being the smallest city in Maharashtra holds a very prominent place in the history of the state. It is the place to visit if you want to study the history or the culture of the great Marathas in detail. The pollution-free atmosphere of Panhala offers a very pleasant and cool climate that makes your stay very calm and peaceful.

48Sawantwadi in Maharashtra

Locating at the Sahyadri Mountains at an altitude of 690m above the sea level, Sawantwadi hill station offers hours of fun to visitors. This hill station is in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

49Toranmal in Maharashtra

Toranmal is at Satpura Hills in Akrani Taluka of Nandarpur district in Maharashtra. This hill station lies at an altitude of 1461m above the sea level. The surroundings of the Toranmal plateau are cool and greenery.

50Saputara Hill Station in Gujarat

Gujarat's picturesque hill station is perched on a plateau at an altitude of about 1000m in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadari Range.The places of interest are: Artists Village, Boating Club, Echo Point, Forest Nursery, and forest log huts, Hatgadh Fort, Honey Bees Centre, Lake View Garden, Museum, Nageshwar Temple, and Purna Sanctuary.Apart from being the only hill station in Gujarat, it definitely is its “Aankhon Ka Taara”. It is the one place you should visit, if you want to enjoy the monsoons. The place is full of lush-green forests, enchanting waterfalls etc. The picturesque landscape of Saptura leaves everyone spellbound.

51Waghai Hill Station

Taking advantage of this and banking on Gujarat’s natural beauty, numerous hill stations have popped up in the region. One such is the central town of Waghai, which is 49 km from Saputaa. In and around Waghahi, numerous chaming tourist destinations are located. Due to scenic vistas of the area, the drive from Saputara to Waghai is an experience in itself.

52Mahal Hill Station

60 km from Saputara is the beautiful region of Mahal. Close to the Purna Sanctuary, Mahal Hill Station is a slightly long drive from Saputara. But the drive is worth the effort as the scenic vistas of this magnificent area are refreshing to the human soul. To reach Mahal, one passes through the most enchanting parts of Dangs. The high woods, bamboo glades interspersed with serene glades and rivers making it a perfect spot for picnics, treks and walks.

East India Hill Stations

53 Shillong in Meghalaya

The topography of Shillong has compelled the folks to call it the “Scotland of the East”. It is the capital of the India state of Meghalaya. It has one of the largest golf courses of Asia. The awe-inspiring beauty of the lakes in Shillong couldn’t be expressed in words.Perched at an altitude of 1,496 m, this lesser known hill station is also called the "Scotland of the east".

54 Haflong in Assam

Haflong is a spectacular hill station of Assam, which is located at an altitude of 680 m above the sea level. It serves as the district headquarters of North Cachar Hills, one of the 23 districts of Assam. It is located at a distance of 85 km to the north of Silchar and 345 km from Guwahati. Haflong is a land of nature manifested in its true spirit. It has greenery all around, with varieties of flowers and fruits.

55 Jatinga in Assam

Jatinga, an obscure gorgeous well-forested valley located in North Cachar Hill, is famous for its orange orchards and legendary for its phenomenal �bird suicide�. The mystery of Jatinga remains unveiled till date and attracts ornithologist from all over the world. On foggy, moonless nights, thousands of migratory birds die, rather commit suicide, between 7 pm and 10 pm.

56 Maibong in Assam

Maibong is a popular tourist destination of Assam, which used to be the old capital of the kingdom of the Kachari rulers from 16th to 18th century. Today, it serves as the regional headquarters of the district of North Cachar Hills. It is located at 25.3�N and 93.17�E. It has an average elevation of 355 meters. It is located at a distance of about 338 kilometers from the commercial city of Assam i.e. Guwahati.

57 Umrangshu in Assam

Umrangshu is one of the well-known hill-stations of Assam, which is located exactly at the border of Assam and Meghalaya. It is about 112 km from Haflong and lies against the superb background of the exquisite North Cacher Hill region. It is located at a distance of 224 km from Guwahati, the commercial city of Assam. The hill-station deserves a commendable importance as one of the must-visit places of Assam.

58 Diphu in Assam

Diphu ia a superb hill station of Assam, located at a distance of 271 km from Guwahati. It serves as the headquarters for Karbi Anglong District. It has a well developed infrastructure and is connected by NF Railway and State Transport Buses from Guwahati. The nearest airport is Dimapur, at a distance of 54 km.

59 Gangtok in Sikkim

It is the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok is one of most serene and captivating cities in the world. Gangtok offers a lot of adventure thrilled activities. The scenic view of the five peaks of Kanchenjunga makes its topography really breath-taking.

60 Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang lies in the state of Arunanchal Pradesh. It has India’s biggest Tibetan Monastery, and is a holy place for the Buddhism Pilgrimage. It is filled with numerous monasteries, nunneries, waterfalls, hot water springs and pristine lakes.

61 Darjeeling in West Bengal

Darjeeling is also known as the dreamland of the east. Its natural beauty is enough to lure a tourist and keep him captivated all his or her life. The hill station has many exotic waterfalls, hills blossoming with flowers of every shade, and the tea gardens. The Darjeeling Tea is one of the most popular teas in the world.

62 Kalimpong in West Bengal

Kalimpong is a live example of Colonial Architecture in India. The place is replete with many monasteries and churches. It has a very peaceful and calm atmosphere, where the hustle and bustle is only limited to the local “bazars” (market). Kalimpong is renowned for its beautiful orchids and nurseries that produce flowering plants.

63Mirik in West Bengal

Jeweled with tea estates and orange orchards, Mirik is one of the mesmerizing hill stations in West Bengal. It is a place of remarkable natural beauty and the grandeur. The reflection of Kanchanjunga Peak in the crystal-clear lakes will certainly captivate your attention.

North India Hill Stations

64Barog in Himachal Pradesh

65Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

Chamba valley is a picture-perfect hill station in Himachal. There are many mystical and historical past connected to the valley. It is dotted by many temples most of them dedicated to Lord Narayan “the most versed deity” in Hinduism. Chamba is a paradise for the ardent nature lovers and enthusiasts. The captivating view of the wonderful mountain ranges that surround the valley is simply irreplaceable.

66Chail in Himachal Pradesh

67Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh

68Dharamkot in Himachal Pradesh

69Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh

70Churdhar Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh

71Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh

72Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh

73Keylong, Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh

74Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh

75Kiarighat in Himachal Pradesh

76Kufri in Himachal Pradesh

77 Kullu in Himachal Pradesh

Kullu is known as the ‘Valley of Gods’. It has many mystical stories attached to its existence. Kullu and Manali are two twin hill stations that are flooded by the tourists throughout the year. Kullu is adorned by many beautiful scrapped temples and festivals. The grandeur and the vicinity of the Himalayas over-awe every single person who has ever visited this magnificent place.

78Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh

79 Manali in Himachal Pradesh

It is a retreat in Himachal Pradesh, well known for its bewitching beauty and numerous adrenaline pumping activities. From Heli Skiing to the Temples, it has a varied diversity of everything. Manali is also renowned as the “Prime Honeymoon destination”, of India. Last but not the least, it the starting point of the most fascinating and enthralling highways in India – The Leh-Manali Highway.

80Mashobra in Himachal Pradesh

81Palampur in Himachal Pradesh

82Haripurdhar in Himachal Pradesh

83Rewalsar in Himachal Pradesh

84 Shimla in Himachal Pradesh

The once summer capital of the British, now the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is surely a delight for the eyes. With its spectacular vista, Shimla is a region that is highly appreciated for its ethnic culture and eternal beauty. “Nati”, a local form of dance could be seen performed by the ever-friendly jubilant locals. Shimla is also an architectural paradise, flaunting many splendid colonial architecture buildings.

85Nahan in Himachal Pradesh

86Solan in Himachal Pradesh

87Thaneek Pura in Himachal Pradesh

88Dhanolti in Himachal Pradesh

89Almora in Uttarakhand

The beauty of the hills has captivated millions including Swami Vivekananda, who meditated here and wrote some of his popular speeches. It has provided a sanctuary for the people who visit the hills to find solace from the monotony of life. It was the serenity of the picturesque landscape that helped Rabindranath Tagore and many others in their conquest to rejuvenate the lost sparks of their lives.

90Askot in Uttarakhand

90Auli in Uttarakhand

92 Badrinath in Uttarakhand <

Embellished with many spiritual treasures, it is the one of the most pious pilgrimage points in India. Badrinath apart from being a pilgrimage place also facilitates many mountaineering and trekking expeditions. It is the vista apart from the temples that provides unmatchable silence for meditating and finding comfort.

93Bageshwar in Uttarakhand

94Berinag in Uttarakhand

95Bhimtal in Uttarakhand

96Binsar in Uttarakhand

97Chamoli in Uttarakhand

98Champawat in Uttarakhand

99Chaukori in Uttarakhand

100Chopta in Uttarakhand

101Dehradun in Uttarakhand

102Didihat in Uttarakhand

103Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand

104Gangolihat in Uttarakhand

105Garhwal in Uttarakhand

106Joshimath in Uttarakhand

107Kausani in Uttarakhand

108Kedarnath in Uttarakhand

109Landour in Uttarakhand

110Haridwar in Uttarakhand

111Lansdowne in Uttarakhand

112Lohaghat in Uttarakhand

113Mukteshwar in Uttarakhand

114Munsiyari in Uttarakhand

115 Mussoorie in Uttarakhand

Mussoorie perched in Uttarakhand, is famed as the “Queen of Hills”. It is an extremely beautiful hill station to explore. While glaring over Dehradun, Mussoorie provides the “déjà-vu” missing out in one’s life. An evening walk on the Mall Road is enough to entangle you to get “relocated to Mussoorie” and cherish long-lasting memories. Flooded with many top boarding schools of India, Mussoorie is a tourist and education hub of Uttarakhand . The beauty of the hills has even captivated the celebrated writer like Ruskin Bond. The travel destinations near Mussoorie are Dhanaulty, Dehradun, Rishikesh and so on.

116 Nainital in Uttarakhand

Based in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand surrounding the volcanic lake Nani, Nainital is adored by millions and is often referred as the ‘Lake District’ of India. It is a destination for all, whether you are looking for a perfect family outing, or a romantic getaway. It is well connected by the major cities and offers a lot to rejuvenate your body and soul. Nainital Mountaineering Club; the name is enough to cheer the adrenaline seekers. With the variety of treks and the picturesque locations, Nainital is surely a must visit location.

117Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand

118Naukuchiatal in Uttarakhand

119Pauri in Uttarakhand

120Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand

121Tarkeshwar Mahadev in Uttarakhand

122Ranikhet in Uttarakhand

123Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

124Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand

125Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand

126Marchula in Uttarakhand

127Joshimath in Uttarakhand

128Ranikhet in Uttarakhand

Built entirely by the Britishers, Ranikhet accounts for the beauty of fauna and topography of the Himalayas. It provides a very calm atmosphere for the visitors to relax. Britishers were captivated by its beauty to an extent that they thought of naming it as the summer capital instead of Shimla.

129Valley of flowers in Uttarakhand

130Kanatal in Uttarakhand

131Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg or “Meadow of Flowers” is nothing less than a fantasy place coming straight out of your dreams. The valley is 3km long and a kilometre wide. It is filled with beautiful blueberries, daisies and many other flowers that lighten up your mood. It also has a popular golf resort and renowned as a prime skiing destination.

132Bhaderwah in Jammu and Kashmir

133Patnitop in Jammu and Kashmir

134Aru in Jammu and Kashmir

135Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir

136Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir

137Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir

138Yusmarg in Jammu and Kashmir

139Leh in Jammu and Kashmir

140 Mount Abu In Rajasthan

Apart from being the only hill station in Rajasthan, it is also the summer capital of the state. Mount Abu is renowned worldwide for the Dilwara Jain Temples. It offers many breathtaking sunsets points, from where you could cement the bond of love with your loved ones. Being close to Gujarat, it offers a good variety of Rajasthani and Gujarati handlooms, textiles, artifacts and the list goes on.

More great destinations can be found in the Explore India page.

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