India is land of amazing hill stations ranging from gigantic Himalayas to stunning Aravalli & vindhya ranges. You’ll find hill stations in every part of India which offer some spectacular views which you can’t resist. They are perfect for any scenery or wallpaper, giving you all the freshness you need. So, we have made a list of Top 10 Hill Stations of India below:
1. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang Monastery is the second largest monastery in Asia. Established by Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto during the 17th century. Buddhism followers have high importance of Tawang Monastery, since young Buddhist monks comes here to learn about Buddhist culture.
2. Shillong, Meghalaya
It is also called ‘ Scotland of the East ‘ due to its striking similarity with the Scottish highlands. Located on Khasi Hills, the colorful city offers adventurous outdoor activities such as rock climbing and boating. This hill station offers clean, serene, cool and pollution free environment to tourists. The romantic city of Shillong is one of the important tourist destinations in the northeast.
3. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Located in the Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is known for its tea industry. The city is located amidst the lower Himalayas that are also known as the Mahabharat Range. The town was developed in the mid-19th century by the British and soon the town came to be known for its vast tea estates that produce the best Tea in the country.
4. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Mussoorie is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The hill station is located at the foothills of the Garhawl Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname “The Queen Of Hills”. The place is also known as the gateway to the “Gangotri and “Yamunotri” shrines.
5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is one of India’s most popular hill resorts, buzzing with a happy flow of Indian vacationers and full of echoes of its past role as the summer capital of British India. The long, winding main street, the Mall, runs east and west just below the spine of the hill. South of it, the maze-like alleys of the bustling bazaar cascade steeply down to traffic-busy Cart Rd, which has the train station, Old Bus Station and taxi stands.
6. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Indulgent houseboats, historic gardens, distinctive Kashmiri wooden mosques and a mild summer climate combine to make Srinagar one of India’s top domestic tourist attractions. Except, that is, when intercommunal tensions paralyse the city with strikes and shut-downs. Srinagar’s three main areas converge around Dalgate, where the southwestern nose of Dal Lake passes through a lock gate.
7. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
Home to the Dalai Lama and Tibetan government in exile, and starting point for some exhilarating treks into the high Himalayas, DHARAMSALA, or more correctly, its upper town McLEOD GANJ, is one of Himachal’s most irresistible destinations. Spread across wooded ridges beneath the stark rock faces of the Dhauladhar Range, the town is divided into two distinct and separate sections, separated by 10km of perilously twisting road and almost 1000m in altitude.
8. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests, the quaint charm of Manali has captured the world’s attention and has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The pristine River Beas flows right through the town, creating a mesmerizing and spellbinding landscape. Nestled at one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a popular hill station with attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley nearby.
9. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is one of the most idyllic tourist destinations, to say the least. It is a hill station located in the Idukki district of India’s Kerala state. Munnar bears a breathtaking beautiful testimony to the adage: ‘God’s own country’. Munnar enjoys a salubrious climate. It has cold winters and pleasant summers. It also enjoys a vivacious monsoon when the springs and rivulets flow with lively gusto and the dew-drenched tea gardens are a treat for the eyes. The months between May to September are the best times to visit the place.
10. Coorg, Karnataka
Coorg, is aptly termed as the Scotland of India and the Kashmir of Karnataka. The place is famous for its evergreen forests, lush green valleys, misty hills, sprawling coffee plantations, tea estates, orange groves, lofty peaks and fast flowing streams. It is a popular weekend getaway in Southern India, especially for people from neighboring Dakshina Kannada, Hassan and Mysore districts of Karnataka and Kannur and Wayanad districts of Kerala.