Arun Mishra Upsidc Top 15 Hill Stations in India

 

 

Hill stations of India gives the most Spectacular views of the city. India is a land of all seasons so hill stations in India can be visited any time of the year. Indian hill stations are blessed with scintillating beauty of nature in the form of refreshing rivers, evergreen trees, kissing hills,,Magnificent waterfalls and gorgeous landscaped. There are eight mountain ranges in India,blessed with beauty of nature. Most of the hill stations in India are situated form Shimla to Gulamarg the north, Ooty to Munnar in the south,Lonavala, Mount Abu in West and  Gangtok, Darjeeling in East. Dharamshala is the one of the most beautiful hill stations in north India. Its very difficult to explorer all of them at once, so i am listing here few very frequently and most popular hillstations in India. Mainly the Himalayan states has some of the most beautiful hill station which are also counted as best winter season destinations.

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Gulmarg

Gulmarg

The paradise on earth, A beautiful hill station that lies magnificent Himalayas at a distance of 56 kilometres from Srinagar. Gulmarg is mainly famous forthe 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. The Valley of Kashmir decorated by the Snow-capped mountains, chinar trees and apple orchards. Gulmarg, The “Meadow of flowers” is famous for its legendary beauty and sightseeing. Patnitop is also one of the famous hill station in Kashmir and known as one of the best winter season destination.

Shimla

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Shimla is located in Himachal Pradesh and is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. The city is famous for its buildings styled in tudorbethan and neo-gothic architecture. The “Queen of Hills” is connected to the city of Kalka by one of the longest narrow gauge railway. Shimla has Asia’s oldest natural ice-skating rink. Himachal is famous for its beautiful mountains, hill stations ,adventure sports trekking,camping and ice-skating. Kullu Manali in Himachal is also one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India.

Nainital

Nainital

Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake called Naini lake at middle of the city and surrounded by mountains. Nainital is situated in Uttaranchal and among the most popular and demanding hill stations of North India. Its magnificent views of lakes and forested hills are really Breathtaking. Nainital is also famous for Bhimtal Lake,The lake which is larger than Naini lake. Jim Corbett Park, The first national park in India and also the first tiger reserve in the country situated in Nainital. Mussoorie is another beautiful hill stations in India and the most frequently visited.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling-tea-Gardens

The “Queen of Hill station” situated at the hills of West Bengal in located in the Mount Kanchanjangha. Darjeeling is famous for its Tea gardens, natural beauty, clean fresh air and Dense evergreen forests of sal and oak. Darjeeling is famous not only for its superior variety of tea but also for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or the “Toy Train” is narrow-gauge railway from Siliguri to Darjeeling in West Bengal.

Gangtok

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Gangtok is located in the Shivalik Hills of the eastern Himalayan range. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim “The One Brother of Seven Sisters”. This is one of the most picturesque hill stations in India popular for its natural beauty and culture. The mysteriously beautiful town of Gangtok is centre of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning with the presence of several monasteries.

Tawang

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Tawang Hill Station situated in Arunachal pradesh at north east India. Twanang means The land of the rising sun, the hill station is covered by two to three inches of snow. A beautiful town famous for its Buddhist monastery, one of the biggest in India. Tawang is one of the most beautiful hill stations in north India, with natural beauty,beautifully landscaped and Buddhist Monasteries. Another beautiful hill station is Haflong in Assam.

Shillong

Shillong

Shillong Hill Station in Meghalaya recognized for its fascinating hills Garo,Khasi and the Jaintia Hills and Magnificent waterfalls. Shillong the capital of Meghalaya is a very attractive hill station with beautiful getaway landscaped,sparkling lakes and abundant beauty of nature. The Seven Sister of India are full of natural beauties,hills,lakes and landscaped.

Araku

Araku

Araku Valley hill station situated in Eastern Ghats near Vizag in Andhra Pradesh. The gorgeous greens valleys is famous for its rich tribal heritage, Borra caves and thick forests. One can have a wonderful trekking trip and the lovely bonfires in the cottages. The Ananthagiri hills on the way to Araku Valley are famous for coffee plantations.

Ooty

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Ooty situated in deep of The Blue Mountains or the Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu. Attractions of Ooty are The Blue Mountains,Ooty Lake -The pride of the Blue Hills,natural beauty and Falls at charming hills. The awesome sceneries of ooty hill stations is one of the amazing experience that should not be missed. Coonoor the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills and Kodaikanal are the two most popular hill station in South India.

Munnar

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The beautiful hill station Munnar is located in the Idduki district of Kerala and situated in Western Ghats of India. The popular hill station is famous for Green forests, wildlife, beautiful valleys,magnificent waterfalls,lagoon lakes and great mountains. The green hill station is full of lush green tea plantations and breathtaking scenery which makes munnar as one of the best hill station in India. Nelliampathi is also one of the popular hill station and best tourist spots of Kerala.

Coorg

coorg

Coorg is situated on the Western Ghats in the amidst of verdant valleys Karnataka. Coorg is one of the most beautiful places and one of the favourite destinations in Karnataka. Croog is famous for sandalwood forests, coffee plantations, Nature Beauty, excellent foods and culture. It is the birthplace of the legendary river Cauvery,The most sacred rivers of India. Karnataka has many well known hill stations. Each one is famous for its own unique charm. One of the famous hill stations of Karnataka is Agumbe, the most scenic places with lush green view all around and also one of the wettest place in India. The highest waterfalls of India,Kunchikal Falls is situated in Agumbe hill station.

Mahabaleshwar

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Mahabaleshwar situated amidst the high Ranges of sahyadri at the Western Ghats range in Maharashtra. The most spectacular and the largest hill-stations in  of Maharashtra also has few evergreen forests of the world. Mahabaleshwar is one of the coolest hill stations in Maharashtra which makes it a hot spot for the couples. Climate of Mahabaleshwar is perfect for the Strawberries and Mulberries, Strawberries with Cream should not be missed while visiting Mahabaleshwar. The Venna lake and Mahabaleshwar Temple nearby Panchgani are the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar. Another most popular hill station in Maharashtra is Lonavala and khandala.

MountAbu

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Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan. It is the only hill-station of Rajasthan & famous for the Jain temples of Delwara. Mount Abu is home to a number of tourist attractions as its heights are home to rivers, Nakki Lake, waterfalls and evergreen forests Mount Abu is an ideal place for trekking, the flora and fauna, animal and birdlife, one can also enjoy Camel safari in The Great Thar Desert of Rajasthan. It is also one of the most famous and highly visited summer travel destination in India.

Saputara

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Saputara, or the “abode of serpents” as it is popularly referenced, is the one and only hill station in entire Gujarat. This picturesque hill station is situated in Sahyadri Range with lush with flowers, rolling hills,Gira Waterfalls and Lakes. A snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshipped by the Adivasis. Major Sight-seeing of Saputara are National park, Sunrise and Sunset Points, Ropeway and museum.

Pachmarhi

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Pachmarhi is the only one hill station in “The Heart of India” called Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi is situated in ranges of Satpura so it is also known as “Satpura ki Rani”. Dhupgarh is the highest point in the Vindhya and Satpura ranges in the central India. The most beautiful town is famous for Sunrise and Sunset Points and many streams of waterfalls.

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