The Best Hill Stations Of India

By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 16, 2017
The Best Hill Stations Of India

India houses the highest mountain ranges of the world, known as the Himalayas. It runs from north to east of the country, and the stunning Vindhya and Aravalli ranges flake the central and western parts of India. Hill stations of India are a great way to take a respite from the country’s oppressive summer heat. From the adventure packed Manali to misty valley of the Coorg, here lists some of the best hill stations of India.

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Surrounded by emerald green tea plantation slopes and set against jagged white peaks of the Himalayas, Darjeeling in West Bengal is a treat to the eyes of a nature lover. Take a ride on the ‘Toy Train’, and explore the magnificent surrounding of this marvelous hill station.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Darjeeling


The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is situated among the Khasi Hills. Click here for more information on the Indian states and their capitals. One of the most spectacular hill stations of the country, it receives highest rainfall across the world, and known for its vibrant music scene.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Shillong


Spread out over the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Coorg is engulfed in acres of spice, tea and coffee plantations, along with emerald landscapes. Also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, it has pleasant climatic conditions and verdant natural beauty.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Coorg


The British established this hill stations as a summer retreat. Filled with terraced botanical gardens, thatched roof churches, fenced gardens of flowers and pretty cottages, venture around Ooty a few miles, and find an abundance of greener pine trees.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Ooty


Nestled in Nilgiri Mountains, Coonoor is surrounded by coffee and tea plantations and rolling hills. Take a Toy Train from Coonoor to Ooty, and you will witness some of the most scenic spots of Tamil Nadu on your way.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Coonoor


Manali in Himachal Pradesh is the ultimate destination for adventure lovers. Backpackers come from different parts of the world for skiing, rafting, paragliding and trekking. 53 kms away from Manali is RohtangPass, where you should visit for some really breathtaking views of the peaks, valleys and glaciers.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Manali


Tea plantations, spectacular vistas and winding lanes make this Kerala destination a favorite amongst hill stations of India. Munnar and its surrounding places are engulfed with thousand shades of the green.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Munnar


Famous for its historic gardens, houseboats and mild climate in the summers, Srinagar rests along the banks of the JhelumRiver in the KashmirValley.

The Best Hill Stations Of India - Srinagar


Located in Uttarakhand, this is the popular hill station among honeymooners. Mussoorie gives superb views of the Himalayas, and has a lot of facilities especially developed for tourists. Ride a hose for Lal Tibba, enjoy a picnic at the KemptyFalls, take a nature walk by Camel’s Back Road or catch a cable car for Gun Hill.

These are some of the best hill stations of India frequently visited by Indians and foreigners alike. Visit some of them to have an idea of the natural beauty of India and its mountain ranges.

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