Top 8 Hill Stations In India To Escape The Heat And Enjoy A Relaxing Holiday

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India is a diverse country, and this is reflected in its topography as well. Some of the most beautiful hill stations in the country provide breathtaking vistas, solitude, and tranquilly.

Below are eight of India's among most beautiful hill stations 
that you must visit at least once in your life!
  1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is an excellent choice for a beautiful hill station to visit in India. In addition to its colonial heritage, Shimla features grand old buildings, such as the Viceregal Lodge, interesting iron lampposts, and Anglo-Saxon names. Shimla offers a diverse range of activities, from hiking, Ice skating, paragliding to forest camping. During the months of May and October, and December and January, Shimla is at its best.

The Ridge, Kufri, Chail, Kalka Shimla Toy Train, Tattapani, and Mall Road are some of Shimla’s most popular sights. Jubber Hatti Airport (23 km) is well connected by flights from Delhi and Kullu.

  1. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is a lovely hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also known as India’s Lake City. Nainital is set in a valley and surrounded by mountains on all sides. It is usually warm between April and July, with an average of 23 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is heavy in Nainital from July to September during the monsoon season.

The lakes of Nainital, as well as the scenic views from the Snow View Point and the Tiffin Top, Eco Cave Garden, Himalayan Botanical Garden & Himalayan Mini Golf are popular tourist attractions in Nainital. In Nainital, tourists can also participate in a variety of adventure activities such as trekking, mountain biking, and river rafting. The nearest airport is in Pant Nagar, which is 72 kilometres from Nainital.

  1. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

In India, Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations. This city is located in the northern part of the country, in the state of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie is known for some of India’s best boarding schools like Woodstock and Wynberg Allen. It is a popular tourist destination across India and around the world.

There are many tourist attractions in Mussoorie, such as Kempty Falls, Company Garden, Gun Hill, Mussoorie Lake and many more. You can engage in many activities, such as trekking, paragliding, hiking and rock climbing. The Distance between Dehradun Airport and Mussoorie is 54 km.

  1. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station in West Bengal, India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,045 metres. Darjeeling is known for its tea plantations, which produce some of the best tea in the world.

Summer months from April to June are ideal for Darjeeling tourism because the climate is at its best and so many outdoor activities can be enjoyed. Darjeeling has many attractions such as Kanchenjunga Mountain, Tiger Hill, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and Himalayan Mountaineering. Darjeeling’s nearest airport is Bagdogra, which is approximately 95 km away.

  1. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty is a well-known hill station in Tamil Nadu, India. It is at an elevation of 2,240 metres above sea level. It is a popular tourist destination and home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railways is an unforgettable experience. Other tourist attractions include Avalanche Lake, Upper Bhavani Lake, and the Emerald Lake.

Ooty is approximately 85 kilometres from the Coimbatore Airport.

  1. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala, India, known for its natural beauty. The area around Munnar is covered in lush green vegetation and is home to a variety of animal species.

Munnar’s climate is very pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 10-28 degrees Celsius in winter. The best time to visit Munnar is from November to February.

Munnar has many different tourist attractions, such as Tea Plantations, Mattupetty Dam, and Anamudi Peak etc.

International and domestic flights are available from Cochin to Munnar, and the distance between the two airports is 122 kilometres.

  1. Matheran, Maharashtra

Matheran is a hill station in Maharashtra, India. It is situated in the Western Ghats range at an elevation of 800 metres above sea level. It is one of the smallest hill stations in India and is about 90 km from Mumbai.

It is surrounded by dense forest and has several hiking trails through it. Matheran also has a number of lakes and waterfalls. Charlotte Lake, Echo Point, Louisa Point, Porcupine Point, and One Tree Hill Point are the most popular tourist attractions.

The distance between Mumbai Airport and Matheran Road is 80 kilometres.

  1. Lonavala and Khandala, Maharashtra

During the monsoon season, the waterfalls in Lonavala and Khandala are breathtaking. Tourists can combine their visit to Lonavala with visits to the Karla, Bhaja, and Bedsa caves. Because of its beautiful valleys, milky waterfallsand pleasant cool winds, this hill station is also known as the ‘Jewel of Sahydri.’

Hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities are available to visitors in these hill stations.

The distance between Khandala and Lonavala and the Pune International Airport is 73 kilometres.

Trekking, camping, mountaineering, and paragliding, among other activities, are popular among adventure seekers who visit India’s hill stations. Hill stations are also popular destinations for honeymoons and family vacations. Kalpana Tours & Travels is a great option for booking if you want a stress-free, enjoyable vacation without having to worry about tickets or vacation preparation. They can handle all of your domestic travel needs and offer a variety of packages.