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Top 7 Unexplored & Exotic Hill Stations in India

Exotic Hill Stations in India

India has a lot of opportunities to beat the track and explore the vast choices of hill stations that are considered to be the true hidden gems. Being the land of amazing hidden treasure, India offers the most memorable and beautiful vacations to tourists from all over the world. Hill stations, with their perfect weathers, are an ideal place for favorable holiday destinations for both the domestic as well as the foreign tourists. Although there are a few very well known hill stations, there are many hill stations that are unexplored yet and can be a great place for a family vacation or for honeymooners. Check out the perfect seven unexplored hill stations that are located in India-

Chopta Hill station

Being located in the Garwhal area, it offers a picturesque view and is considered to be a worth watching tourist place. It is a very tiny hill area which is adorned with mesmerizing tourist areas like Ukhimath, Kanchula deer sanctuary, Tungnath temple, Gopeshwar, Kedarnath national park, etc. It is an enchanting hill station which is draped with the most beautiful extensive orchids, vegetations, and high altitude other vegetations. Passionate trekking lovers should definitely visit this hill station. The best time to visit this hill resort is from December to the month of February.

Himalaya view from Tungnath Uttarakhand
Himalaya view from Tungnath Uttarakhand Image Source Wikipedia


Situated on top of Tirumala Hills, it is around seventeen km away from Araku valley and 112 km away from Visakhapatnam. It is a very charming hill station and another unexplored destination in Andhra Pradesh state. The apparent beauty of this hill station attracts all the pilgrims, tourists, and nature lovers, etc. It is a perfect retreat for the summers to cool down the heat. This beautiful place is enfolded in extensive orchids and mango groves.

Natural Arch in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India
Natural Arch in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons


The sole hill station in Maharashtra and the only coffee-growing place there. Chikaldhara is covered with majestic trees and velvet mist. The abundance of striking wildlife, placid lake, mesmerizing waterfalls, natural scenery, and a perfect summer place. The tourists are attracted towards Shakkar Lake, Devi Mandir, Gavilgadh Fort, Wan Sanctuary, Melghat tiger reserve, wildlife sanctuary, and others.

Deccan Traps Matheran
Deccan Traps Matheran Image via Wikipedia


In the southern part of India, this is an unexplored hill station resort located in Tamil Nadu in Shevaroy hills. The climate is extremely cool here as compared to other regions. The temperature of this hill station will never rise more than 30 degrees making it a perfect trekking place across the forested slopes. As compared to Kodaikanal and Ooty in southern India, Yercaud is a lesser expensive hill station. Some of the favorite tourist spots are Anna Park, Servarayan temple, the grange, Killiyur Falls, Lady’s seat.

Yercaud Lake
Yercaud Lake Image via Wikipedia


Kausani is located in Uttaranchal and is fifty-three km away. Driving fourteen hours by road from Delhi, this hill station offers beautiful scenic beauty. The snowy and snow-capped peaks and mountains of Trishul and Nanda Devi can be viewed from here. The best time to visit this hill station is from April to June and the temperature ranges between eleven degrees to twenty-six degrees.

Trisul, Nanda Devi and Himalayan range from Kausani, Uttarakhand
Trisul, Nanda Devi and Himalayan range from Kausani, Uttarakhand Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons


It is a hill station meant for the foodies. The best hotel deals can be availed between the months of September and October and March to June. Also, this is the best time to go to Dharamshala. Located northeast seventeen km away from the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, it has world-class cuisine and is a paradise for true food lovers. All the food lovers must try momos here. Mcllo, One- two cafes, Tibet kitchen, Village cage, Moon peak cafe, the chocolate log are the famous food joints here which serve the most reliable food with great taste and quality. This Himachal hill resort has wide-ranging restaurants that allure the modern travelers and the tourists to enjoy their variety of food.

View of Dharamshala valley
View of Dharamshala valley Licensed under Public Domain via Commons


A holiday at Kurseong, an unexplored beautiful hill station should not be missed at all. It offers extremely and hopelessly romantic train rides to the newlywed honeymooners. Although the train takes an extremely long time to actually cover the whole place the spectacular views from the train are worth seeing and the distance to be covered is worth it.

Kurseong Photo Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Commons

The hill station view and the train ride is a once in a lifetime splendid experience. Purchasing tea from the locally very famous Tea Estates outlet should not be missed at all by the tea lovers or the tourists. The hot steamy momos can be relished here in the cold weather and Chaang (A locally made drink of the fermented millets along with “tonba”) should be tried as well. From Siliguri, it is fifty-one km away and thirty km away from Darjeeling. The best months to visit the hill station are May, August, and October.

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Written by Tanmay Sharma

Tanmay Sharma is a wildlife enthusiast and a traveler, who is fond of exploring various national parks and adventurous places across the world. His passion and love for travelling has led him to travel in every nook and corner of India. Besides being a travel lover, he is blessed with flair of writing. He combines both his passion and flair, so as to share the unmatched travelling experiences and expertise with the world.

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