Hill Stations In East India For A Weekend Getaway

Hill Stations

Hill Stations In East India

Hill stations in East India are absolutely stunning places to visit due to them being less crowded and more quaint. With crystal clear blue waters, endless verdant greenery and the unexplored hill ranges, one can not find the time to list out the infinite tourist places in East India. The region is known to be a haven for wildlife lovers and adventure junkies but has a lot to offer to travellers of all kinds and ages.

Here is the list of 30 Hill Stations In East India For A Weekend Getaway

1. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

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Known For : Double Decker Living Root Bridge Dawki Mawlynnong

Among the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunjee is a hill station in East India with clean and pristine surroundings is an excellent place to sit back and unwind. Cherrapunjee is popular for many things but more so for its living root bridges. A feat of human genius and nature’s magic, these bridges which are spread across the city are built through the roots of trees.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 6,292

2. Daporijo, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Meghna cave temple Kamala reserve forest Rafting in River Subansiri

Paddy Fields, rainforests with bamboo trees along with beautiful Subansiri River flowing along the town, Daporijo is a small town on the way from Ziro to Along. Daporijo is a scenic hill station in East India situated 600 meters above the sea level in the upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. Daporijo is typically a good town to stopover on the route of Along to Ziro for a break, otherwise, the town does not have much to offer to its tourists. The town is known for its varied ethnic cultures succinct at one place.

Best Time: December to February

3. Diphu, Assam - Beauty in and around

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Known For : Arboretum Botanical Gardens Marat Longri National Park

This picturesque town is a popular hill station in East India with people from nearby cities coming here to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.

Best Time: August to December, February to May

4. Dooars, West Bengal - India's gateway to Bhutan.

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Known For : Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary Sumsing and Suntalekhola Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

Starting from river Teesta in the East to river Sankoshi in the west, Dooars is a local name given to the floodplains of North-East India around Bhutan. The name 'Dooars' has emerged from 'door' as Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan.

Best Time: Throughout the year

5. Khonsa, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Kheti and Lajo village Khonsa Museum Namdapha National Park

Khonsa is the headquarters of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh and is located in the Tirap Valley surrounded by Himalayan ranges. Streams, deep gorges, dense forests and snow-clad hills are some of the features which describe this hill station in East India.

Best Time: September to Apr

6. Mamit, Mizoram

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Known For : Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary Saitlaw West Phaileng

The Mamit district is the fourth largest district of the state of Mizoram. Known for its exquisite scenic locales and magnificence, don't miss out to add this place in your itinerary in Mizoram.

Best Time: November to March

7. Mawsynram, Meghalaya

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Known For : Mawsmai Caves Mawsmai Falls Nohalikalai Falls

Acknowledged as one of the wettest place in the world, the mesmerizing village of Mawsynram is a nature lover's delight and the perfect hill station in east India to behold the beauty of the rains. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight margin in being the wettest place in India.

Best Time: September to November

View packages starting from ₹ 5,799

8. Netarhat, Jharkhand - Queen of Chotanagpur Plateau

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Known For : Betla National Park Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls Lower Ghaghri Waterfalls

Falling in the Latehar district of Jharkhand, Netarhat is popularly known as the Queen of Chotanagpur. It is best known for the sunrise and sunset views it offers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

9. Phek, Nagaland - A colourful side of Nagaland

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Known For : Shilloi Lake Khezhakeno Village Glory Peak

Phek is a hilly area rich in flora and fauna. Apart from being a spell-binding hill station in east India, Shilloi lake is an important attraction. The important and spellbinding hills of Phek district are Kapamodz and Zanibou, while the main rivers are Tizu, Lanye, and Sedzu. The Khezhakeno tourist village also stands out as a must see here. Phek waterfall orchid feels add just the right icing to this off-beat travel destination. This offbeat destination in Nagaland abounds in colours and festivities which can make the tourists experience a more vibrant one.

Best Time: October to May

10. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

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Known For : Mawlynnong Umiam Lake Elephant Falls

A beautiful city encircled by pine trees, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Standing as tall as 1496 meters, Shillong provides a relief from the heat across the country. This hill station in east India is known for its picturesque sights and traditions. The soothing climate makes Shillong suitable to visit in all seasons. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind adds to the joy of visiting this hill station. This place is also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’. One can find descendants of the Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal and Langrim tribes.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 5,476

11. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.

Best Time: February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

12. Aizawl, Mizoram - The land of Mizos

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Known For : Durtlang Hills Reiek Vantawng Falls

Aizawl is a hill station in East India and is home to the beautiful Mizoram State Museum, along with being the cultural and religious capital of the Mizos.

Best Time: Throughout the year

13. Siliguri, West Bengal - Gateway to the North-East

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Known For : Salugara Monastery ISKCON Temple, Siliguri Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated on the banks of the river Mahananda, Siliguri is a tiny hill station in East India nestled in between the Himalayan foothills and the Doar region of West Bengal. Also known as the Gateway to North East India, Siliguri serves mainly as a base for tourists to camp in before moving out to explore nearby tourist attractions such as Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok. However, Siliguri itself is a perfectly good holiday destination, with sufficient things to see and do.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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14. Kurseong, West Bengal - The Land of White Orchids

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Known For : Tea Gardens in Kurseong Ambotia Shiva Mandir Eagle's Craig

Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station located close to Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, temples and Buddhist gompas apart from the excellent view that the place provides.

Best Time: April to May, August to October

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15. Mokokchung, Nagaland - An urban habitat to Ao Naga

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Known For : Longkhum Ungma Village Langpangkong Caves

The most significant urban centre in all of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima and the home of Ao Naga.

Best Time: October to June

16. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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Known For : Nathu La Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station in East India nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird’s eye view in a cable car.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

17. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Tarin Fish Farm - Paddy cultivation Kile Pakho Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, this hill station in east India - Ziro - is the peace seeker's paradise. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,000

18. Chandel, Manipur - A cultural rainbow

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Known For : Yangoupokpi - Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary Tengnoupal Moreh

Chandel, also known as Lamka is tiny, but a scenic district in the North-Eastern state of Manipur. It is one of the main nine districts in the state and also the second least populous of all. Situated along the lines of the international border separating India and Myanmar, it has come to be known as Gateway to Myanmar. It lies about 64 kms away from Imphal, with NH-39 passing through.
It’s  famous for being home to more than 20 native tribes. Chandel is a wisp of culture and traditions, given the huge number of tribes that live here. Each tribe offers a unique identity to the area, where colours of their cultures are blown out in all directions. Travelers visiting Chandel can soak in the alluring art forms along with sprightly music and dance.



Best Time: October to May

19. North Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Gurudongmar Lake Lachung Yumthang Valley

One of the most uninhabited areas of the country, yet extremely beautiful and charming, North Sikkim shares its boundary with China and Nepal.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 12,000

20. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - The birthplace of Dalai Lama

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Known For : Sela Pass Tawang Monastery Madhuri Lake

Located at a height of about 3048m, is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous as the birth place of Dalai Lama.

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from ₹ 12,259

21. Anini, Arunachal Pradesh - Where clouds kiss the land

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Known For : Local Sightseeing Trekking

Anini is where the clouds come down the kiss the land. With much of its beauty peeking from behind the misty air, this unexplored town is the place to visit for pristine calmness.

Best Time: November to March

22. Mon, Nagaland - The Home of Konyaks Nagas

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Known For : Veda Peak Shangnyu Village Chenloisho Village

Home of the Konyaks nagas, Mon provides tourists with a unique and quite mesmerizing view of tattooed faces wearing feathery loincloths.

Best Time: October to May

23. Tura, Meghalaya - An unexplored bit of the Garo Hills

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Known For : Tura Peak Siju Caves Balpakram National Park

Located in the West Garo hills, Tura provides a spellbinding as well as serene environment being quite an unexplored town.

Best Time: Throughout the year

24. South Sikkim, Sikkim

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Known For : Namchi Ravangla Borong

Surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic hills, South Sikkim is the perfect vacation spot for someone looking for a retreat in the midst of nature in its most natural form.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 6,200

25. Mirik, West Bengal - The Valley of the Sun

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Known For : The Mirik Lake Pashupati Nagar Orange Orchards

Located on the banks of a huge lake, the hill town of Mirik adds to North Bengal's bounty. Amidst the Himalayan Valley, Mirik has more to offer than just beautiful mountains and lakes.

Best Time: March to July

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26. Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh - Himalaya's Veranda

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Known For : Bomdila Monastery Apple Orchards Bomdila View Point

With majestic Himalayas bestowing their shadow, the beautiful town of Bomdila will offer you all an area in this terrain should.

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from ₹ 21,500

27. Jowai, Meghalaya

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Known For : Tryshi Falls Nartiang Monoliths Krang Suri Falls

Located in the Jaintia Hills district, Jowai is famous for its scenic setting and breathtaking views with the perfect mix of heritage and culture.

Best Time: October to Mid May

View packages starting from ₹ 8,000

28. West Sikkim, Sikkim - The base of Kangchenjunga

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Known For : Pelling Geyzing Pemayangtse Monastery

West Sikkim, located at the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, offers one of the best views of Southeast face of Mt. Kangchenjunga.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

View packages starting from ₹ 14,174

29. Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh - An unknown Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Outdoor activities Sessa Orchid Sanctuary Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary

Apart from being the nature lover's paradise, Bhalukpong can provide you a complete experience with wildlife and a host of activities complimenting its natural beauty and the environment of a place lesser known

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,000

30. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

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Known For : Hazaribagh National Park Canary hills Hazaribagh Jheel

Located in the Chhota Nagpur plateau, 93 Km away from Ranchi, Hazaribagh is a beautiful place with dense forests and natural formations including rock formations and lakes. The forests in Hazaribagh are mostly unexplored and are in its best and purest form with full of greenery.

Best Time: October to March

View hotels starting from ₹ 680

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