5 Unexplored Hill Stations of India

Bangalore: India is a land of diversity, rich in scenic beauty and renowned place for exotic flora and fauna. It also offers beautiful climate, tranquil surrounding and beautiful landscape. In India, there are many attractive hill stations like Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Srinagar and Nainital but apart from these, there are some unexplored hill stations as well, which are equally amazing and exotic like the prominent one.

Dhanaulti Hill station

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A woody paradise, Dhanaulti is located between Mussoorie and Chamba track. This picturesque hill station is about 24km away from Mussoorie and 29km from Chamba. It is located at an altitude of 2286m and the beauty of the place lays in its tranquil environment and alpine forests of Rhododendron, Oak and Deodar. For trekkers who are looking to explore snow-clad Himalayas, Dhanaulti is the starting point. The main attractions of the place are ECO-Park, Surkanda Devi Temple and Himalayan Weavers, who make hand-woven handloom products with natural dyes and wools. This hill station is one of the idyllic places to rejuvenate and relax. Dhanaulti is easily accessible with well connected roads from Delhi and Dehradun.

Coonoor Hill station

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Coonoor is one of the most picturesque hill stations in the Nilgiris, encircled by tea plantations. This serene hill station is located at an altitude of about 1800m. The beauty of Coonoor hill station lays in its pleasant climate and lush green tea plantation and eucalyptus trees. The major attractions are Sim's park, Dolphin's Nose, Lamb's Rock and Kotagiri, which is well-known for Coffee plantation, Rangaswamy Pillar and Peak; and Elk Falls and is situated about 21kms from Coonoor. Other places to visit in Coonoor are the Pomological Station, the Ralliah Dam and Lady Canning's seat. The perfect time to visit this place is from October to March. Coonoor is easily accessible with well connected roads from Mettupalayam and Ooty.

Chopta Hill station

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Chopta is located on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath track and approximately 40kms away from Gopeshwar, at an altitude of about 2900m. Chopta Hill station is one of the most charming places in the whole Garhwal region. This serene hill station offers magnificent view of the Himalayan ranges and the neighboring areas. The beautiful place is surrounded by alpine vegetation, rhododendrons and orchids. The major attractions are Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Gopeshwar, Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, Tungnath Shiva Temple and Ukhimath, which is 31Kms away from Chopta and it's said that the place is the winter seat of lord Kedarnath. The best time to visit Chopta is between the months of April to June.

Tawang Hill station

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Tawang, the land of Monpas is one of the magnificent hill stations in the district of Arunachal Pradesh, at an altitude of about 3500m. The tranquil hill station is known as the land of Monpas as the Monpa tribes are the major domination in this region. The place is renowned for its serene environment and natural beauty. The hill station is encircled by Tibet in the northern side, Kameng in the east and Bhutan in the south-west. The place has Buddhist influence in its culture and lifestyle. The place attains its beauty mostly during snowfall in the month of December and January. The major attractions are Tawang Galden Namgyal Lhaste also known as Tawang or Gompa Monastery, which is a 400 years old Mahayana Sect Buddhist Monastery in India and Pankang Teng Tso Lake. The place is also renowned for adventurous activities like rock climbing, paragliding, skating and river-rafting.

Dharamsala Hill station

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Dharamsala is one of the most charming and unexplored hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. The place is surrounded by pine trees, Deodar forests and tea gardens and is known for its unique serene beauty. The place has gained popularity because of Dalai Lama, which has been His home since 1959. The surrounding snowline, climate and scenic beauty have made this place truly majestic. The main attractions are St. John'S Church in Wilderness, Chamunda Devi Temple, Nurpur Fort, Dall Lake, Kangra Art Museum, amongst other. Except monsoon, all seasons are good to visit this place.

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