Panoramic Hill Stations of India

Panoramic Hill Stations of India

Are you planning for a vacation? If yes, you can visit the exotic hill stations of India decorated with snowy peaks, deep gorges, green valleys, misty woods, frothing rivers, azure lakes and flower-filled meadows. These misty, mystical and serene hill stations of India make for a perfect holiday Paradise. Let us explore some of them here.


Manali is located about 250 kilometres north to the state capital, Shimla. It is an important hill station near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Not only is it famous among the visitors for its snow capped beautiful peaks, but is also a hub for great adventure sports. There are many beautiful worthwhile places to visit in and around Manali. The Naggar Fort, a remnant of the Pala Empire, Hidimba Devi Temple, dedicated to a wife of the Pandava prince Bhima, Rahla Waterfalls, Manikaran hot springs and not to be missed Rohtang Pass situated at 13000 make for a great vacation.


The meaning of Kodaikanal in Tamil means "The Gift of the forest". It is also referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations". This gorgeous hill station with breathtaking views is located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. One of the main tourists attractions is the Kodaikanal Lake, an artificial lake built a century and a half ago. The Coaker's Walk, a paved walking path winding around Mount Nebo provides a great view of the plains, and the Bear Shola Falls, Green Valley View Point, Pillar Rocks, Guna Caves, Silver Cascade, Dolphin's Nose and the Kurunji Andavar Murugan temple are the places worth visiting.

Mount Abu:

The town of Mt Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. It is a home to a number of Jain temples. Mt Abu has been historically and culturally relevant in India as it reflected the existence of Rana Kumbha's fort. The Dilwara temple complex is famous amongst Jains .The Nakki Lake and the nearby Toad Rock are visual delights, along with the rest of the contrasting green that engulfs this destination in the middle of an arid dessert.


The Kashmiri hill station Gulmarg's legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally makes it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. The cup shaped meadow, surrounded by snow capped mountains is a wonderland .On a clear sunny day one can easily view the Nanga Parbat and Srinagar city from here. Skiing is one of the most popular activities among the visitors here. The high cable cars are one of the favourite tourist attractions in Gulmarg as it ferries around 600 people an hour in peak season.


The Capital city of Sikkim is located in the Shivalik hills of the eastern Himalayan range. Gangtok is famous for ecotourism in India as most tourist activities here spin around nature, for example, trekking, river rafting, mountaineering etc. It is a good spot for adventure seekers and Momo lovers. The must to visit tourist places here are Tassi view point, Yumthang Lake, Lachen Lake, Lachung Lake and Grurudombar Lake. Nathula Pass on the India - China border is also worth a visit. The Hanuman Talk, Ganesh Talk and the Baba Mandir are famous religious sites on this hill station.


Ooty is the land of picturesque picnic spots located in the Blue Mountains ( Nilgiri Hills) of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu. The hill station is surrounded by lofty mountains, great lakes, dense forests, sprawling grasslands and seemingly endless tea gardens and eucalyptus trees. The scenic view from Doddabetta Peak at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats is breathtaking. Ketti Valley, Pykara Lake Boat House , Pykara Falls and Kamraj Sagar Lake are also not to be missed by visitors. Ooty used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days.

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