India is a land with diverse terrains housing many mountain ranges at different parts of the country. There are the Himalayas to begin with, the western Ghats, Aravalli ranges, Nilgiris mountains and many more to continue. These ranges all have given rise to hill stations within where people have made a living in between the picturesque surroundings, along with some plantations and agriculture appropriate to the terrain. Tea and Coffee plantations top the list of crops grown in such climatic conditions and hilly regions. These attractions turn out to be major attraction at these hill stations. Visit Tour Packages & Honeymoon tour Packages
A few of these hill stations were named summer capitals by the Britishers and rulers back in their time which continued to develop further over the years while a few others have come up and gained the spot all by themselves. One of the popular forms of holidays in India has always been to visit these hill stations to enjoy the pleasant weather and picturesque landscapes during the hot months of summer.
These hill stations in India are perfect for any kind of traveler or vacation - A family tour, Honeymoon for the newly-weds, a place of solitude and peace for tourists seeking out of the regular city life hustle and bustle. Pick the best kind of Hill station tour packages that suits you.
We list out a few best hill stations around the country that must be visited, even though the list is quite longer than just these.
1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh:
As always Manali tops the list of Hill stations in India. A city located in a valley near Kullu runs alongside the river Beas. This is among the mountain ranges of the Himalayas which is nestled in between the green valley with a view of snow-clad and capped around. Tourists prefer this place because of the exotic location and beauty it has got to offer. Add on to this beauty there are adventure activities and a visit to the snow-clad areas which is most looked up to experience. There are places like Rohtang Pass, Gulaba, Solang Valley where people can indulge in activities like skiing, sliding in the snow, ATV rides, flying fox and others. There are river rafting activities river crossing to add on. One can visit the temples which emphasize the architecture of the place such as Hadimba Devi temple, Vashista temple which also has hot springs attached to it. Manali is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in India.
2. Nainital, Uttarakhand:
This is one of the summer capitals of North India which people used to easily fled to escape the summer heat. They not only provide an escapade into the cool zone wherein also provides a wonderful stay with scenic views, amazing food and activities to take part in. This region is rich in flora and fauna providing opportunities for amazing trekking, hiking, birdwatching and other adventure activities. Proximity to the Corbett national park also lets you g touring around on a jungle safari spotting the wild in action. Don't miss on boating around in the Nainital Lake, visiting Sattal, Bhimtal, and Naukuchiatal for more adventure and sports activities. The landscapes and scenic spots top the region for sight-seeing places around. Get Nainital added to your Hill station tour packages. Family, couples, solo travelers, friends or corporates, everybody has got something to involve and explore around.
3. Mount Abu, Rajasthan:
This is the only hill station in Rajasthan in the Aravali Range of mountains in the west. Because of this peculiarity of the region people visit this from places around the state and country. Located close to Udaipur and at the border of Rajasthan and Gujarath makes it an easy approach while on a vacation to any of these regions around. Mount Abu flaunts Temples around such as Dilwara Jain temple, Shri Raghunathji temple, lakes such as Nakki Lake, sunset point, which are worth visiting. This is a region of Rajasthan considered as the "oasis of the desert" houses some lakes, rivers and waterfalls making it one of the popular hill stations of India.Visit Rajasthan tour packages.
4. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra:
Located in Western Ghats is one of the most scenic hill stations of India. Make sure to get this Hill station tour packages of Mahabaleshwar to appreciate the less beauty of western Ghats. This is one of the most visited hill stations of the state Maharastra to get away from the scorching heat and humidity of sea-level areas. Known for the waterfalls and lush green surroundings this region houses some of the beautiful places to see. Vienna Lake, Dhobi waterfalls, Lingmala waterfalls, chinaman's waterfall all makeup to some of the freshwater points around. Observation points providing a wonderful view of the scenery are Conaught peak, Wilson Point, Kate's Point and a few others. Overall this hill station never falls short of the places to amaze its visitors and tourists.
5. Coorg, Karnataka:
Known as the Scotland of the East is a region of Karnataka providing fabulous views of long meadows, thick forests, rich biodiversity housing variety of wildlife and trees is Coorg. It is also known as Kodagu in the local language mostly inhabited by the Kodava tribe around the place is one of the must-visit places to by the wildlife and nature lovers in specific. It has many resorts providing treatment of luxury tucked amidst nature, wildlife sanctuaries for you to sight life in wild, plantations of coffee which are famous for the region because of the ideal elevation and weather conditions. It is one of the best places in Indi to visit during any time of the year, monsoons can become quite wet but an opportunity to witness the green in all its glory. Places of interest can be Madikeri the capital of the district, Talcauvery where the river Cauvery originates, Nagarhole National park, Kabini National Park, a Tibetian refugee colony - Kushal Nagar and others.
6. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Summer capital of South India is one of the honeymooners' paradises of the region. Nestled among the Nilgiris range of mountains, Ooty is a must-visit picturesque hill station of South India. This is also known as Udagamandalam originally, has got a great terrain for the cultivation of tea plants. Thus the plantations making this region even more scenic. Do not miss out on clicking pictures among these plantations while on a trip to Ooty. A toy train gives you a ride from Mettupalayam station to Conoor, one of the most scenic routes to take a ride-along. Botanical Gardens, Viewpoints, Boating around in a Lake are the main attractions of the city. Do include a visit to one of the tea processing factories in your Hill station tour packages which allows you to taste and also buy some tea leaves back home.
7. Munnar, Kerala:
This is an abode of Tea plantations at a larger scale producing one of the best qualities of tea leaves around the country. You can literally choose to stay in the middle of these tea gardens with a fantabulous view of peaks of mountains at the distances making you feel like you are waking up to a poster every day. Relax away your stress and workload on a vacation to Munnar which has abundant nature for your rescue. Tourists can visit Attukad waterfalls, the Echo point, Pthamedu view-point, Medupatty dam, and others. Wildlife Enthusiasts can tour around Eravikulam National Park as well. Visit Kerala Holiday Packages & Munnar tour packages
8. Darjeeling, West Bengal:
Another hill station nestled away in the Kanchenjunga ranges of the Himalayas. One gets to view the snow-capped peaks at a distance with green mountains in the front covered with tea plantations or Deodar forests as a whole. This city itself is so picturesque located in between the mountains perfectly planned in symmetry. You can choose to enjoy a toy train ride, Darjeeling Ropeway. Visit Tiger Hill, Nightingale Park, Himalayan mountaineering institute for some real fun. Adventure can be trekking the Tiger hill, rafting in Teesta. Don't miss out on shopping while visiting Darjeeling to enjoy the colorful streets as well as merchandises to carry along.
9. Gangtok, Sikkim-
Capital of the state is itself a picturesque city to go around visiting places. There are amazing places around Gangtok for the tourists to visit leaving them awe-inspiring and not wanting to go back. There are thick forests, beautiful waterfalls, peaks of Kanchenjunga visible from around the places, the Himalayas can never leave you disappointed. Pick Sikkim as your destination Hill station tour packages to visit in India. Tsomgo Lake at an altitude of around 12 thousand feet is nothing less of a fairytale to visit, Nathula Pass provides magnificent views en route which also is part of the ancient silk route. Monasteries can never fail to impress tourists when in Buddhist oriented areas. There are other prime attractions such as seven sisters’ waterfalls, Magnan, Ben Jahkri Falls and others which are a must-visit while in Gangtok.