Hill Stations near Kolkata

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Here is the list of 14 Hill Stations near Kolkata

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

3.8

12 photos

666 kms from Kolkata

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.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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2. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

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50 photos

615 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway | Tiger Hill | Batasia Loop

Household name because of its varieties of teas, Darjeeling is a hill station with vast expanses of tea estates and Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine.

Best Time : February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

Read More 20 Darjeeling Attractions

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

2.1

14 photos

562 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Salugara Monastery | ISKCON Temple | Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated on the banks of the river Mahananda, Siliguri is a tiny hill station 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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4. Kalimpong, West Bengal

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20 photos

623 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Durpin Dara hill | Cactus Nursery | Morgan House

Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc.

Best Time : March to June, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

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

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17 photos

587 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Tea Gardens | 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

Read More 9 Kurseong Attractions

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

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9 photos

592 kms from Kolkata

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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7. Lolegaon, West Bengal - Nature's Cabin

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6 photos

652 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Rishyap | Canopy Walk lo | Lolegaon Viewpoint

Located about 120 Kms from Siliguri, Lava and Lolegaon are merely 25 kms apart. These two pristine villages offer beautiful snow capped mountains and ancient Buddhist monasteries, among other enthralling sights. If you want to experience nature as nature intended, this is your perfect getaway.

Best Time : October to June

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Read More 10 Lolegaon Attractions

8. Singalila National Park

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5 photos

663 kms from Kolkata

Singalila National Park, located on the Singalila Ridge at a height of 7000 feet above sea level, is a national park of India in Darjeeling. The park is well known for the trekking and other adventure sports. The national park is similar to a paradise for the trekkers and adventure lovers.

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9. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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28 photos

671 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Nathu La Pass | MG Road | 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 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

Read More 26 Gangtok Attractions

10. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

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21 photos

1,120 kms from Kolkata

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 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 ₹ 8,000

Read More 32 Shillong Attractions

11. Ajodhya, West Bengal

3.0

347 kms from Kolkata

42km away from Purulia via Sirkabad, Ajodhya is a famous tourist destination. It is a woody mountain with table land on top. Many small streams make their way through the slopes of the hill to meet Subarnarekha on the west and Kangsabati and Kumari from the northern slope.

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12. Sandakphu

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9 photos

639 kms from Kolkata

Sandakphu Peak (11,941 Feet) is the highest peak in West Bengal. The highest peak of Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district, almost near the border of Nepal, it is located very close to Singalila National Park.

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13. Pokhara, Nepal

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47 photos

1,074 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Annapurna Circuit | Phewa Lake | Shanti Stupa

Pokhara is the second largest city after Kathmandu in Nepal. It is also the base city for many treks in Annapurna range including the famous Annapurna circuit trek.

Best Time : September to November

View packages starting from ₹ 13,400

Read More 28 Pokhara Attractions

14. Netarhat, Jharkhand - Queen of Chotanagpur Plateau

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9 photos

575 kms from Kolkata

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

Read More 5 Netarhat Attractions

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