Hill Stations in India For a Perfect Holiday

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Here is a list of Best Hill Stations in India:

India has abundant hill stations spread all over the country that makes for a tranquil and picturesque destination for tourists. Kashmir has some of the most beautiful hill stations in India which include Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Srinagar and Sonmarg. In Himachal Pradesh also tourists can be spoilt for choices which include Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie. Mussoorie and Nainital are among the most popular hill stations in north India. Coorg, Ooty and Kodaikanal are the most popular ones in South India. Matheran, Almora, McLeodganj, Gangtok, and Coonoor among others are the lesser crowded hill station in India.

Here is the list of 55 Hill Stations in India For a Perfect Holiday

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise

Manali, Himachal Pradesh - Lover's Paradise
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Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Adventure Activities in Manali

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Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness -  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has ever a reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round.

Best Time: October to June

43 Manali Attractions

2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris
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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

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The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind. Ooty is nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and enjoys a favourable climate all year round.

Best Time: Throughout the year

43 Ooty Attractions

3. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas
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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

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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

23 Darjeeling Attractions

4. Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
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Known For : Pangong Lake Magnetic Hill Zanskar Valley

A land like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.

Best Time: Jun to Sep

60 Ladakh Attractions

5. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The queen of hill-stations

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand - The queen of hill-stations
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Known For : Lal Tibba Gun Hill Lake Mist

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If your idea of the perfect holiday involves tranquil hills, untouched nature and a holiday experience that is unadulterated in the truest sense of the term, Mussoorie is the place you should be heading to. Nestled amidst the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie, also known as Queen of The Hills, stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. The pristine, natural beauty of Mussoorie makes it a very popular choice of holiday for honeymooners. If you want to enjoy the beautiful sight of the rolling green slopes juxtaposed with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is the place for you to be.

Best Time: September to June

30 Mussoorie Attractions

6. Auli, Uttarakhand - The skiing destination of India

Auli, Uttarakhand - The skiing destination of India
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Known For : Skiing in Auli Trishul Peak Auli Ropeway

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Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD.

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Auli Attractions

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7. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History
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Known For : The Ridge Kufri Chail

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Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. among honeymooners and families alike.

Best Time: October to June

45 Shimla Attractions

8. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim
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Known For : Nathula 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 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

33 Gangtok Attractions

9. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth
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Known For : Dal Lake Shalimar Bagh Wular Lake

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Famously known as ?Heaven on Earth?, Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, lies on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round, contributing to the perpetual influx of tourists visiting this city which offers a plethora of gorgeous scenic vistas.

Best Time: April to October

39 Srinagar Attractions

10. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa
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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Tsuglagkhang Complex

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Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Best Time: October to June

23 Mcleodganj Attractions

11. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations
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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

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Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

Best Time: September to May

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

12. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station
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Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls

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The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world's largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Best Time: September to May

46 Munnar Attractions

13. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains
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Known For : Naini Lake Eco Cave Gardens Mall Road Nainital

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One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). Also famously known as 'City of Lakes,' Nainital abounds in natural beauty, with its snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes lending it a nostalgic charm of its own. Situated at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has a pleasant climate all year round, and can rightfully be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

26 Nainital Attractions

14. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India
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Known For : Abbey Falls Talakaveri Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Best Time: October to March

36 Coorg Attractions

15. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir - The Skiing School and Honeymoon

Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir - The Skiing School and Honeymoon
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Known For : Gulmarg Gondola Skiing in Gulmarg Alpather Lake

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Situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys.

Best Time: October to June

20 Gulmarg Attractions

16. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Parvati River Kheerganga Trek Manikaran Gurudwara

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A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Commonly known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little village is resplendent in natural scenic beauty, and is one of the few places in the country that is yet to be ruined by urbanization and commercialization. Situated between the towns of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol might seem like a plain, nondescript village from the outside, but it is one of the best places in the country to just sit back and chill in the lap of nature.

Best Time: October to June

20 Kasol Attractions

17. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries
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Known For : Elephant's Head point Chinaman's falls Dhobi waterfall

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A hill town in Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.

Best Time: October to June

31 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

18. Lonavala, Maharashtra - Misty Weekend Getaway

Lonavala, Maharashtra - Misty Weekend Getaway
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Known For : Tiger's Leap Rajmachi Fort Imagicaa

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Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavla is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

41 Lonavala Attractions

19. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan

Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan
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Known For : Dilwara Temples Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Nakki Lake

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The only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning piece of architecture in the country. If you are a history or architecture buff, this is one of the places you should absolutely not miss out in India.

Best Time: October to March

15 Mount Abu Attractions

20. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh - Queen of the Satpuras

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh - Queen of the Satpuras
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Known For : Bee falls Jata Shankar caves Pandava Caves

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The only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is often known as the queen of the Satpura ranges.

Best Time: Throughout the year

18 Pachmarhi Attractions

21. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh - Little Switzerland of India
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Known For : Panchpula Khajjiar St. John's Church Dalhousie

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The tiny tinsel town Dalhousie tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh is a piece of paradise for all the travellers. It boasts of old world charm, mesmerising natural landscape, pine-clad valleys, flower bedecked meadows, fast flowing rivers, magnificent misty mountains and some of the most spectacular views in the world. The air smells of the Scottish and Victorian architecture and the ambience reminds you of the pristine British flavours.

Best Time: Throughout the year

21 Dalhousie Attractions

22. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World
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Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

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Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.
Rishikesh is the most beautiful blend of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. With Whitewater Rafting industry growing and a number of camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favourite, catering to people with different needs.

Best Time: Throughout the year

53 Rishikesh Attractions

23. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land
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Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

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Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view.

Best Time: September to May

13 Panchgani Attractions

24. Matheran, Maharashtra - Cutest little hill-station of India

Matheran, Maharashtra - Cutest little hill-station of India
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Known For : Louisa point Charlotte lake Monkey Point Matheran

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Nestled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a cosy little hill station that stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level, and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, making it the perfect weekend getaway. With its name literally translating to ?overhead forest?, Matheran is the smallest hill station in all of India, but it is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Best Time: Throughout the year

29 Matheran Attractions

25. Saputara, Gujarat - The abode of serpents

Saputara, Gujarat - The abode of serpents
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Known For : Artist Village Hatgadh Fort Vansda National park

Snuggled in the Sahyadris or the Western Ghats, Saputara is a quaint little hill station in the Dang district of Gujarat. Popular for lush green forests, undulating mountains, dazzling waterfalls, dreamy winding roads, livid landscapes and plenty of charming cubbyholes to spend time with your loved ones, the town is the first favourite among tourists. It is located at a height of 875 metres above sea level and is a perfect getaway for eco-lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and people who love adventure sports.

Best Time: Mid March to mid November

20 Saputara Attractions

26. Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir - Photographer's paradise

Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir - Photographer's paradise
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Known For : Nathatop Paragliding in Patnitop Skiing in Patnitop

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With endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest.

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Patnitop Attractions

27. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Chandratal Lake Key Monastery Kunzum Pass

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Long winding roads and picturesque valleys presenting glimpses of cold deserts and snow-crowned mountains, with intermittent greenery and picture-perfect villages welcome you when you set foot into Spiti Valley. Bordered on all sides by the Himalayas, Spiti Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh, has an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level, and gets around 250 days of sunshine in the year, making it one of the coldest places in the country. With the thick Himalayan snow cutting Spiti off from the rest of the country for around 6 months a year, the summer months are the only time Spiti is directly accessible via motorway.

Best Time: Mid May to Mid Oct

31 Spiti Attractions

28. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh - Mini Switzerland of India
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Known For : Adventure Activities in Khajjiar Khajjiar lake Kalatop wildlife sanctuary

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Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures.

Best Time: Throughout the year

9 Khajjiar Attractions

29. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Library of Tibetan Works and Archives St. John in the Wilderness Church

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Dharamsala is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km fro Kangra City. The city is distinctively separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself whereas the upper division is popularly known as Mcleodganj.

Best Time: October to June

22 Dharamsala Attractions

30. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka

Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka
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Known For : Kudremukh National Park Mullayanagiri Baba Budangiri

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If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Very famously known as the ?Coffee Land of Karnataka?, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Best Time: Throughout the year

18 Chikmagalur Attractions

31. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little hill-station

Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh - Cozy little hill-station
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Known For : Monkey Point Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli Sunset Point Kasauli

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Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush.

Best Time: Throughout the year

12 Kasauli Attractions

32. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.
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Known For : Killiyur Falls Lady's Seat Bear's Cave

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Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views.

Best Time: October to June

20 Yercaud Attractions

33. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly town

Lansdowne, Uttarakhand - Quaint little hilly town
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Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top St. John's Church

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Perched amidst the Garhwal Hills of Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town that not many tourists know of. Off the beaten tourist trail, Lansdowne is an untouched, pristine town, miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated at 5670 feet above sea level, Lansdowne is more famously known for being home to the Garhwal Rifle regiment of the Indian Army. This hill station is neither commercialised nor heavily urbanised, making it the perfect getaway for anyone looking to take a break amidst peace and solitude.

Best Time: Throughout the year

14 Lansdowne Attractions

34. Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

Shillong, Meghalaya - Scotland of the East
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Known For : Umiam Lake Elephant Falls Police Bazar

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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

31 Shillong Attractions

35. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode
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Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

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Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and home stays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.

Best Time: Throughout the year

34 Wayanad Attractions

36. Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Tashi Jong Monastery Tea gardens in Palampur Saurabh Van Vihar

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With pine and deodar forests and tea gardens encircling the town and numerous streams pouring in, Palampur is known for the enchanting combination of water and greenery.

Best Time: Throughout the year

11 Palampur Attractions

37. Kufri, Himachal Pradesh

Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Kufri Fun World Skiing in Kufri Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak

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Kufri in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought after holiday destinations, and more so for couples, because of its proximity to Shimla and relatively higher altitude which makes it a place with snow all through the winters.

Best Time: November to March

9 Kufri Attractions

38. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
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Known For : Malshej Falls Pimpalgaon Joga Dam Harishchandragad

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A beautiful hill station with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

Best Time: July to March

4 Malshej Ghat Attractions

39. Madikeri, Karnataka - A picturesque getaway down south

Madikeri, Karnataka - A picturesque getaway down south
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Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Namdroling Monastery

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Generally covered as a part of trips to Coorg, Madikeri is a quaint hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view.

Best Time: February to September

19 Madikeri Attractions

40. Bir, Himachal Pradesh

Bir, Himachal Pradesh
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Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing Tibetan Colony Chokling Monastery

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Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation.

Best Time: Throughout the year

15 Bir Attractions

41. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

Bhandardara, Maharashtra
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Known For : Umbrella Falls Wilson Dam Kalsubai Peak

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Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

Best Time: June to March

7 Bhandardara Attractions

42. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - The Call of the Hills

Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - The Call of the Hills
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Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp Jalagamparai Falls Nature Park

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A quaint little hill station located in Vellore, Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, and at a height of over 1100 metres above sea level, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful places like the Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards and rose garden, among others. The ideal destination for nature lovers, Yelagiri is a town that is completely off the beaten tourist trail, lending it a quieter and much more peaceful vibe compared to other more famous hill stations nearby. Originally belonging to the Zamindar family of Yelagiri, the hill station began to gain popularity since the colonial rule, when it was used by the British as a summer getaway. Ever since then, it has been one of the hidden gems of South India, replete with rocky hills and natural scenic beauty, making it the perfect place to take a break from the fast-paced city life.

Best Time: November to February

13 Yelagiri Attractions

43. Kudremukh, Karnataka - Close to the Nature's Face

Kudremukh, Karnataka - Close to the Nature's Face
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Known For : Kudremukh Trek Kudremukh National Park Hanuman Gundi Falls

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With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty.

Best Time: October to May

10 Kudremukh Attractions

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

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - The birthplace of Dalai Lama
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Known For : Sela Pass Tawang Monastery Madhuri Lake

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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

9 Tawang Attractions

45. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Mukteshwar Temple Sitla Chauli ki Jaali

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Mukteshwar is a small hill town mostly known for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling etc. and the amazing view of Himalayan ranges you get from there.

Best Time: October to June

10 Mukteshwar Attractions

46. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh - The land of Hill Kingdoms, Temples and Monasteries

Chamba, Himachal Pradesh - The land of Hill Kingdoms, Temples and Monasteries
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Known For : Chamera Lake Manimahesh Lake Lakshmi Narayan Temple

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Chamba is that one getaway you've always dreamed off. Minimal human alteration in the topography and environment and the balanced temperatures of the area make it the perfect destination all year round. The river Ravi cuts across town and adds to the scenery. Chambal is present at the confluence if Ravi river with Chal river.

Best Time: October to June

18 Chamba Attractions

47. Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.

Almora, Uttarakhand - A cozy heritage town nestled in the Himalayas.
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Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Chitai Temple

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Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station that boasts of a pre-British heritage and an adyllic vibe.

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Almora Attractions

48. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

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One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1930 meters and just 19 km from Ooty.

Best Time: October to March

17 Coonoor Attractions

49. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand - Serene valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand - Serene valley of Flowers
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Known For : Valley of Flowers National Park Nanda Devi National Park Fauna & Flora

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Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli district (near Badrinath) of Uttarakhand, approximately 300 km to the north of Rishikesh. This is a picturesque national park, gracing the beauty of Western Himalayas.  Valley of flowers was discovered in 1931 and is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.

Best Time: May to October

3 Valley Of Flowers Attractions

50. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - The Queen's Farm
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Known For : Chaubatia Orchards Majhkhali Golf Course

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Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Ranikhet Attractions

51. Kalimpong, West Bengal

Kalimpong, West Bengal
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Known For : Durpin Dara hill Cactus Nursery Morgan House

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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

21 Kalimpong Attractions

52. Khandala, Maharashtra

Khandala, Maharashtra
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Known For : Rajmachi Fort Visapur Fort Bedsa caves

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Perched on the foothills of Sahyadris, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population, with its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls.

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Khandala Attractions

53. Idukki, Kerala

Idukki, Kerala
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Known For : Hill View Park Kulamavu Dam Idukki Arch Dam

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With remains of Chera dynasty, Vembolinad Kingdom, and European plantations in the later years, this rugged hill resort is best known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

37 Idukki Attractions

54. Araku valley, Visakhapatnam

Araku valley, Visakhapatnam

A hill station located close to Vizag is the Araku Valley. Naturally been bestowed upon with beautiful streams, enchanting waterfalls and a lovely weather, Araku valley is placed at a height of 3100 feet in the effluent hills of Anatagiri.

55. Horsley Hills, Chittoor

Horsley Hills, Chittoor
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Nicknamed 'Andhra Ooty', this hill station located near Madanapalle town, is one of the three hill stations in Andhra Pradesh. With its peaks kissing the clear blue sky, a panoramic view of the virgin green cover, sweet chirpings of the birds, colourful flora on the pathways, this place is surely going to take your breath away.

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