The hills have been successful in holding up the century-old traditions and cultures that have prospered the lives of the people in Incredible India. India is dotted with the awe-inspiring hills all over the country starting right up from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, encapsulating over 20 mountain ranges. Here’s a list of top 7 hill stations of India.
Shimla, formerly known as Simla, is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India. One of the most famous tourist destinations of India; Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station. Also known as Simla, your travel to this place will be one event of your life that you shall never forget. This beautiful hill station derives its name from “Goddess Shyamla”, who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. This lovely hill station was ‘discovered’ by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Read about Shimla tourism and know more about Simla travel.
Located in the Western Ghats at a height of 7,500 ft. Ooty is known for its extraordinary scenic beauty and salubrious climate amidst the “Nilgiri’s” or “Blue Mountains”. Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South.
Darjeeling, one of the most wonderful hill stations in India surrounded by huge Himalaya, Mount Everest & Kanchenjunga and well known as the Queen of hill stations.
Mussoorie – The Queen of Hills. Located at a distance of 35 kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station in Uttarakhand situated at a height of 2005 mts above the sea level. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the Queen of the Hills.
Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, it has a cooler climate than the plains below and is a popular holiday destination. The town centers around star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest.
The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun has a picturesque location with a beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges and river Ganga flowing on the either sides of the city. Mussoorie is located at a distance of about 38 km from Dehradun. It is touted to be the ‘Queen of Hills’ and attracts many tourists every year.
7. Kullu and Manali
Beautiful valleys with mesmerizing effect. Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.