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Top 5 Hill Stations in India for all the nature lovers

Hill stations in India

Hill stations are certainly the best option for anyone who wants a weekend getaway, escape the summer sun and enjoy moments of peace and tranquillity. Thankfully, India is blessed with a number of hill stations which attract a number of tourists every year. Majority of these hill stations in India are located in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya in the Himalayas and in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Western Ghats of the country.

A visit to these heavenly places is the perfect way to invigorate your mind and reinvent a calmer-self. Listed below are some of most beautiful hill stations in India to escape the summer heat this season:

1. Dharamshala

Nested peacefully amidst dense coniferous forest in the beautiful Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is located at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above the sea level. It is mainly famous for the presence of the Dalai Lama. Dharamshala is 475 kms away from Delhi and is also is also known as Little Lhasa.

Dharamshala - Hill Stations in India

Places to visit:

  • Triund Hills
  • Dalai Lama Temple Complex
  • Mc Leod Ganj
  • Masrur
  • HPCA Stadium
  • Tibetan Museum


2. Shimla

Commonly known as ‘The Summer Refuge’ Shimla boasts of immense scenic beauty. It is the capital and the largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The place is bestowed with breathtakingly beautiful views surrounded by green hills and snow-capped peaks. It is clean, beautiful and at a short distance from Delhi and Chanfigarh.

All these factors have made Shimla one of the most preferred destinations for tourists from all over the country.

Shimla - Hill Stations in India

Places to visit:

  • Viceregal Lodge
  • Prospect Hill
  • Glenn
  • Jakhu Temple
  • The Ridge
  • Tara Devi Temple


3. Mussoorie

Rightly called the ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie is counted among the most beautiful places in India. It is located in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range and situated at an elevation of 7000 feet above the sea level. The months from March to November are a good time to visit this place.

Mussorie - Hill Stations in India

Places to visit:

  • Kempty Falls
  • Lal Tibba
  • Happy Valley
  • Camel’s Back Road
  • Gun Hill
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Christ Church
  • Sir George Everest’s House
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • The Mall (Mall Road)


4. Almora

Widely known for its picturesque places and cultural diversity, Almora is the cultural heart of the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. The months April, May, June, September, October and November are highly favourable to visit this place. It is the perfect destination for the people having interest in history. The words of Mahatama Gandhi hold a mirror to the beauty of Almora, as he said, “In these hills, nature’s hospitality eclipses all men can ever do. The enchanting beauties of the Himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green that envelopes you leaves nothing more to be desired. I wonder whether the scenery of these hills and the climate are to be surpassed, if equalled, by any of the beauty spots of the world. After having been nearly three weeks in Almora Hills, I am more than ever amazed why our people need go in Europe in search of health.”

Almora - Hill Stations in India

Swami Vivekananda was also awestruck by the beauty of this place. “These mountains are associated with the best memories of our race: Here, therefore, must be one of centers, not merely of activity, but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope someone to realize it,” he once said.

Places to visit:

  • Kasar Devi Temple
  • Katarmal Sun Temple
  • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
  • Martola
  • Kalimut
  • Zero Point
  • Chitai Golu Devta Temple
  • Gobind Vallabh Pant Museum
  • Bright End Corner


5. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Yet another beautiful hill station located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand —Nainital is indeed a heaven for all the nature lovers. It is situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres and has an average area of 11.73 sq kms. 27°C(81°F) and 7°C(45°F) are the maximum and minimum temperatures of this place. It receives snowfall between December to February.

 Nainital - Hill Stations in India

Places to visit:

  • Nainital Lake
  • Naina Peak
  • Tiffin top
  • Gurney House
  • Eco Cave Gardens


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