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Top 25 Hill Stations in India

17 Jan 2024 02:09 PM
Top 25 Hill Stations in India

Hill Stations in North India

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1. Shimla

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One of the most famous hill station in India, Shimla is the capital and also the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India. Travel to this place will be one event of your life that you shall never forget. The unique thing about this hill station is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India.The city also has sporting venues like the Indira Gandhi Rajya Khel Parisar, the main sports complex and the Naldehra Golf Club.

 

 

2. Manali

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Manali is the city in the kullu Valley in india a hill station nestled in the mountains of  Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the roadway to other northern hill stations. As the popularity of the place would have it, different people have different tastes- some appealing to the sense, other excitement. There are different places for worship - Hidimba Temple, Manu Maharaj Temple, Lord Ram Tample

3. Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is one of the best hill station of east India and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. Flowers are everywhere. The days are cold and the sun almost seems to play hide and seek with us". This is the land of the muscatel flavoured Darjeeling tea and largest exporter of tea.

4. Kalpa

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Kalpa is an amazing hill station in Himachal Pradesh, kalpa has transformed  into a modern  town that is charm of the kinnaur district  of Himachal. This ideal tourist destination will lure you if you want to relax and want to take a break from daily routine. The best thing about Kalpa which makes it different from other tourist destination is its culture and tradition to welcome their guests.  Apples are a major cash-crop for the region. Major attraction of kalpa are Sangla Valley, Mount Kinner Kailash, Kamru Fort, and Kothi.

5. Yamunotri

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Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti 7 km. Away. A thrilling and exhilarating location in the footsteps of Garhwal mountain ranges, A legendary place, which demands lots of courage and stamina to reach.

6. Dharamsala

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Dharamsala is a hill station located in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. A hill station having cricket stadium of internationl standards. Dharamshala has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission. Dharamshala attracts a diverse assortment of people from all corners of the earth who come to study and meditate and to make contributions to the Tibetan cause.

7. Mcleodganj

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Mcleodganj is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeod Ganj, but many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts, etc McLeodGanj is a small but bustling international centre which blends flavours of Lhasa with elements of a modern Euro-American town in the setting of an Indian shepherds’ village.

8. Solan

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A hill station known as the "Mushroom city of India", Solan is crowned as the "City of Red Gold", in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area. Blessed with a pleasant climate all the year round. Solan is a district headquarter and has the famous temple of Shoolini Devi and from Solan the Jatoli village 15 km and a sprawling horticulture and forestry university at Nauni 16 km.

9. Sundar Nagar

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Sundar Nagar is a hill station in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Formerly it was a princely state, known as Suket. It is also home to Asia's biggest Hydel Project - the Beas-Stulej hydro-electric project, irrigating nearly one-fourth of the northern plains of India, has brought unprecedented prosperity to Sudernagar.  The  town is famous  for its temples with the Mahamaya Temple being the prominent among them.

10. Patnitop

10. Patnitop
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Patnitop or Patni Top is a hilltop tourist location in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state of India. The river Chenab flows in close proximity to this location. Snowfall and avalanche in winter at Patnitop obstructs National Highway 1A a few times every winter and causes long queues of vehicles - sometimes for days at length. Patnitop have a beautiful spots for enjoyable picnics and breath taking views of the Chenab basin and the Pir Panjal range beyond. For solace one can visit the beautifully located Nag Mandir at Karlah village.

11. Chakrata

11. Chakrata
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Chakrata is a cantonment town in Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated between the Tons and Yamuna rivers. Chakrata was earlier known as jaunsar bawar and the region is mostly populated by Jaunsasri tribes of Garhwal. Chakrata is an access-restricted military cantonment, and foreigners face severe restrictions in visiting. Chakrata is an ideal hill station for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure lovers and wild life enthusiasts as the place  is like home of nature and provides ample  opportunities.

12. Auli

12. Auli
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Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli, also known as Auli Bugyal, in Garhwali, which means meadow. This might be the single spot where the visitors would get the unusual opportunity of a nice promenade. Auli is well known ski destination than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali. The harsh frosty storms, the sylvan peaks and the long stretch of snowy valleys would make idyllic surroundings for a skier

13. Dehradun

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Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. Located in the Garhwal region, Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers — the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. The beautiful town is referred as the Gateway to Mussoorie and Garhwal interior. It is also famous  for aromatic  long grain rice-Basmati Chawal Rice and delicious Litchies.

14. Kausani

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Kausani Originaly known as Valna, Kausani is a hill station situated in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Nature has bestowed Kausani with  its  beauty to make  it a destination par-excellence level. There are very few places in the Himalayas that can compare with the beauty of Kausani. The peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchachuli are distinctly visible for  Kausani.

15. Mussoorie

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Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal boardin the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. This hill station is situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. Mussorie also has the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the premier training institute for officers of the Indian Administrative Service I.A.S and other civil services. This unique institute is located about 2 km from Gandhi Chowk.

16. Nainital

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Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothillsof the outer Himalayas. Come to the land that is surrounded by seven hills and lakes all around. This is the city that brings you closer to that nature. You can have a fabulous view of the Himalayas covered with white snow. Coming to this wonderful town will refresh your mind and calm your soul.

17. Ranikhet

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Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment KRC and Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army. Ranikhet literally means Queen's meadow, got its name from a folk story that a beautiful Indian queen paid a visit to this place and amazed with the beauty of it. Forests in Ranikhet are thick with pine and oak trees.

18. Rishikesh

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Rishikesh is a city, municipal council and a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and Yoga Capital of the World'. Rishikesh, literally means Lord of the Senses, stands for Lord Vishnu and the city is blessed with the flowing of Holy Ganges. The main attractions in this exciting tourist and religious spot include Gita Bhavan, Nilkanth Mahadev, Lakshman Jhula, Swarga Ashram and Triveni Ghat, all the places having great religious importance.

Hill Stations in East India

19. Dalhousie

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The Dalhousie is a hill station in north India located in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie has many places to visit. A favorite spot for tourists is the area near Alla. It is famous for his precious water major attraction of the town are Village Lohali , Bakrota hills, sadar bazaar and lots of other places, It is a potato field and it offers mesmerizing scenic landscape.

20. Shillong

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Shillong is the captivating capital city of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. Shillong holds great place in the list of hill stations of India, especially the main destination for honeymooners and nature-lovers. The people of Shillong are really very polite and humble. They are very creative too and this reflects in the items made by them like cane works, hand-woven shawls, etc. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland

21. Gangtok

21. Gangtok
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Gangtok is a municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. While one thinks of a perfect vacation, choosing a perfect place is necessary and Gangtok is more than perfect. Gangtok is a perfect hill station for trekking, hand gliding, mountain biking and white water rafting. Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.

Hill Stations in South India

22. Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest". Kodaikanal is the only Hill Station in India developed by the Americans. Kodaikanal is also popularly known as the princess of Hill Stations. The cool and misty weather, row in the lake, bath in one of the splashing waterfalls go for horse riding and cycling around the lake or simply admire the views.

23. Ooty

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It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with manufacture of medicines and photographic film. Ooty was well-addressed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as the queen of the hill stations and therefore, it is gorgeous tourist destination of Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu. The city offers stunning picturesque to its visitors. God has blessed this city with bountiful natural beauty where one can witness superb tea and coffee plantations. Its natural beauty attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination.

Hill Stations in West India

24. Lonavla

24. Lonavla
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Lonavla is a town and a hill station in Municipal Council in Pune district in the Indian State of Maharashtra. In 1818, the British started ruling and then after independence, Lonavla became one of the prime hill stations in Maharashtra. The forts, caves and lakes are some of the historical sites worth visiting. Bhaja caves and Karla caves are believed to have been created way back in the 2nd century.  It is known for its production of the hard candy chikki and is also a major stop on the railway line connecting Mumbai and Pune.

25. Mahabaleshwar

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It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. With one of the few evergreen forests of India, If you are looking for a spiritual experience, visit the Mahabaleshwar and Krishna Temples. In addition to these you must visit the origination point of five rivers, Krishna, koyna, Gayatri, Savitri and Veena.  it served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj

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