10 Best Hill Stations Of India

 

There are plenty of options when it comes to spend the vacations on Hill Stations. There are many hill stations in India and the charming hill towns provide a perfect view of the beautiful hills and mountains. Hill stations near India provide the best options to spend your vacations and make your trip memorable. Following are the some best hill stations in India where you can go on a vacation.

  • Manali

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Manali is a hill station in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, near the Beas River Valley .It is located in the Kullu district, capital, of Shimla. It is often called the land of snow and skiing. In Manali there are many places to visit like Solang village, waterfall, arjun gufa etc. and many more places. Manali is a good place for married couples and family to visit. In Manali trekking, skiing, river rafting, paragliding, mountain biking are famous. Pahari, Mandiali and Hindi languages are spoken in Manali. The easiest and the most convenient way of getting around in Manali is by a private taxi from chandigarh as it is the closest place with a airport . The distance from chandigarh to manali is 309 km which takes 7 hours to reach.

  • Munnar

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Munnar is a town and hill station in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and the official language of the state. In the agricultural sector, coconut, tea, coffee, cashew and spices are most important. The state has the highest media exposure with newspapers publishing in nine languages, mainly English and Malayalam. It is one of the prominent hill stations of India, with beaches, Ayurvedic tourism and tropical greenery as its major attractions. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The closest airport is at cochin & the distance from cochin to munnar is 130km which takes 3 hours 40 minutes by taxi.

  • Shimla

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We all have the longing to enjoy the atmosphere of hill stations and Shimla is the one of the best hill station to get through a visit. Shimla is also called as “The Queen of Hill Stations”. The Jakhoo temple located on the Jakhoo hill, the top most point of the city. Shimla is a state full of handicrafts, sculptures, old coins and articrafts designed by local peoples of Himachal Pradesh. The mall road is the main attraction for the shoppers it is full of shops, restaurants and hotels. The calm and chilling climate is the good option to rejuvenate senses. Shimla is near about 372 km from Delhi. It is well-connected to Delhi by roadways and the best way to travel from Delhi to Shimla is by car. The journey by car is around 6 hours. There are plenty of restaurants and Dhabas on the roadside which makes the traveling full of joy. So, traveling to Shimla by car or taxi is also one of the best ways to reach Shimla.

  • Mussoorie

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Mussoorie is a hill station in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. This is, situated on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas and is known as “Queen of the Hills”. Mussoorie is a fascinating hill resort. Majestic view of Shivalik range and Doon Valley attracts thousands of tourists to visit every year. Mussoorie has several interesting tourist spots like Gun Hill, Camel’s back Rock, Jharipani falls; lal tiba etc. from this Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty. Mussoorie is also known as the gateway of Yamnotri and Gangotri. One of the best way to reach Mussoorie is by road because while traveling for Mussoorie there are many beautiful views which has been seen and it was a great fun while going through road, there are some taxis are also available while traveling there if you are not comfortable while traveling in hilly areas.

  • Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means “The Gift of the Forest”. The whole hill station is surrounded in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. There are many more places to be visited as it is a popular holiday destination.  The calm and chilling climate is the good option to rejuvenate senses and scenic beauty of the mountains. Kodaikanal is closest to madurai at a distance of 114 km, which takes 2 hours 45 minutes.

  • Nainital

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There are plenty of options when it comes for Resorts in Hill Stations near Delhi. There are many hill stations near Delhi offering a much-needed escape from the bustling streets and soaring temperatures. The charming hill towns provide a perfect respite from the scorching heat and the busy lifestyle. If you’re looking for a relaxed stay in a luxury resort overlooking the hills then Hill stations near India will provide best Options for you. One of the best ways to reach Nanital is by road because it has a lot of fun. The Highway offers a smooth ride with plenty of mountains, restaurants and Dhabas on the way. The road leading to Nanital is well-connected with National Highways. As the distance between New Delhi to Nanital is around 247 km by Road which is approximately 5-6 hours drive.

  • Srinagar

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Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum River. The city is famous for its gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits. The city is also famous for its nine old bridges, connecting the two parts of the city. The valley is surrounded by the Himalayas on all sides. Srinagar is one of several places that have been called the “Venice of the East”. Holy places in and around the city depict the historical cultural and religious diversity of the city as well as the valley. It is one of the most famous tourist spot in Srinagar to spend your vacations and make your trip so memorable. The distance to Srinagar from Delhi is about 840 km which is nearly a 16 hour drive. So, if you want to go Srinagar by car is not the one off the best option because it is a 16 hour long drive which is to difficult. So it is advisable to travel to Srinagar by train or by air.

  • Matheran

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Matheran is a hill station in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is Asia’s only automobile-free hill station. The various outdoor activities are rappelling, rock climbing, trekking etc. There are many more places to be visited like parks and gardens, lakes and dams, forests, museums, Nilgiri Mountains, historical buildings etc. Its natural beauty that attracts the tourists and it is a popular summer destination to spend your vacations and make it memorable. Matheran to Pune is 117 km which takes 2 hours 30 minutes by road. Matheran to Mumbai is 80 km which takes 2 hours to travel by road.

  • Ooty

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Ooty is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Ooty is situated in the Nilgiri hills and because of the beautiful mountains and green valleys, Ooty became known as the Queen of Hill Stations. The main language of the Ooty is Tamil. There are many more places to be visited in Ooty like parks and gardens, lakes and dams, forests, museums, Nilgiri Mountains, historical buildings etc. Its natural beauty attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination to spend your vacations and make it memorable. The distance to Ooty from Bangalore is about 274 km which is nearly a 7 hour drive. So, if you want to go Ooty by car you can a taxi from bangalore to ooty.

  • Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is a wonderful hill station in the state of Sikkim. Darjeeling, generally regarded as the ‘Queen of Hills’. Darjeeling is famous for its finest production of tea as the taste and aroma of Darjeeling tea is vary from season to season. This place is full of Sherpas, Gurkhas, Bhutias and Nepalis etc. generally Darjeeling is also famous for its shopping and as well as outdoor activities like jeep safari, mountain biking, trekking, paragliding etc. it is one of the most popular hill station to spend your vacations and get some relief from your stress or workload. The calm and chilling climate is the good option to rejuvenate senses and scenic beauty of the mountains. The easiest and the most convenient way of getting around in Darjeeling is by a private taxi. A lot of tourists prefer a self-drive to Darjeeling it is advisable to hire a taxi in case you are not comfortable with driving in mountains.

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