Hill Stations in East 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...

Hill Stations in Meghalaya

1 Shillong

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".

Hill Stations in Assam

2 Haflong

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.

3 Jatinga

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.

4 Maibong

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.

5 Umrangshu

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.

6 Diphu

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.

Hill Stations in Sikkim

7 Gangtok

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.

Hill Stations in Arunachal Pradesh

8 Tawang

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.

Hill Stations in West Bengal

9 Darjeeling

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.

10 Kalimpong

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.

11Mirik

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.

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

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