Five Amazing Hill Stations in India

Hill Stations are thrilling getaways to add chills, excitement and ecstasy to your vacations. The icy weather of these tourist destinations is what makes them unique and a more relaxing treat to get a break from the teeming towns. India has been the most famous for its hill stations especially Shimla, Darjeeling, Mount Abu, Nainital and many other locations that are situated amidst the euphoric mountains and valleys and are all alluring and tempting in themselves. These havens are the favorite escapes for family trips and honeymoons and here we will be exploring these amazing hill-stations of our Incredible India and what makes them astonishing and a must to travel to on your next holiday vacations.

1. Auli – The Idyllic Adventure

auli Hill Stations in India
auli – Hill Stations in India Photo by Anuj Kumar Garg, CC BY-SA 2.0

Situated in the beautiful mountains of Uttarakhand, Auli is a dreamland for those who love to retreat amidst the valleys and is also a ski haven for adventure lovers. The winter months’ gifts Auli with a layer of snow covering the abundant meadows and making it an ideal location for snow skiing. The largest ropeaway adventure is also a famed endeavor in Auli. Further, visit Valley of Flower, Hemkund Trek and if you want to have a spiritual experience, take a trip to Kedarnath, Badirnath and Joshimath.


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2. Ooty – A Blessed Charisma of Mountains

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ooty Photo by Satheeshkumar K, CC BY 2.0

Back during British rule in India, Ooty was named the capital of Madras as they were enchanted by the charismatic beauty of this town. Today it’s a known hill station in India and its backdrop of the serene Niligiri Mountains blends the aura of Ooty into a blissful one. The Botanical Gardens and Avalanche Lake are a must to stopover, while the Mudumalai National Park is an amazing sanctuary for bird-watching. Most of the tourist attractions of Auli are gorgeously spellbinding and giving you a chance to be more with the lush greenery and the mesmerizing charm of nature.

3. Mcleodganj – A Cultural Tibetan Hub

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mcleodganj Photo by Manuel Menal, CC BY-SA 2.0

A town of exiled Tibetan settlement, Mcleodganj is a joyful town to relax in. There are monasteries where you can meditate in serenity, a rustic setting of enchanting Himalayas, appealing cafes and bistros, and tons of adventure activities to spice up your spirit with. It is a hub of Tibetan culture and you will find many of the Tibetan monasteries situated all around where you can know more about this tranquil and vibrant culture. Moreover, an added delight is the coracle in Dal Lake and the colorful shops with souvenirs and handicrafts to take back as cherishing memories. If you are planning go there, you must visit Bhagsunag Waterfalls, Triund and Tibetan Children’s Village. To explore McLeodganj and its nearby places, see: http://www.transindiatravels.com/himachal-pradesh/mcleodganj/tourist-places-to-visit-in-mcleodganj/

4. Shillong – A Pristine Heaven

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shillong Photo by Masrur Ashraf, CC BY-ND 2.0

India’s North-East locations have been the most pristine heavens of alluring beauty and what makes them more amazing is you will find less crowds and more solace to retreat in. Shillong is one of these locations where you will be surrounded by an immaculate and unruffled landscape with pine trees, wonderful waterfalls, and a dreamy scene which can hypnotize anyone. Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls and David Scott Trails are the destinations where you can find the real air of Shillong dipped in quietude and heavenliness. Especially Umiam Lake is a hub of water adventures from kayaking to scooting and Bara Bazaar is a special place for shopaholics to shop the creative handiworks of Shillong.

5. Nainital – Divinely Mesmerizing

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nainital Photo by Aman Arora, CC BY-ND 2.0

A picturesquely magnificent town, Nainital lures tourists with its lovely lakes and blossoming hills. Naini Lake and Naina Devi Temple are the beautiful legacy of this tourist place and Bhimtal, Khurpatal, Naukauchia Tal are the must visit lakes of Nainital to experience the joyful delight of being in this heavenly setting. Also, the resorts in Nainital offer a wonderful stay amidst the scenic valleys and let you escape in this pristine form of nature.

Nainital at Night
Nainital at Night By Akhil jayachandran – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57247833

So, if you are happy wander lusting through these famous yet tranquil hill stations of India, add them to your bucket list for your next holidays and we assure you that these heavens will cater every breathtaking enchantment that you have dreamt of! Bon Voyage!

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