Showing 50 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 50 Hill Stations in India
Known For : Solang Valley | Rohtang Pass | Adventure Activities
Nestled at one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a hill station with attraction such as the Rohtang pass nearby and is popular among tourists, especially during summers.
Known For : Pangong Lake | Shanti Stupa | Tso Moriri Lake
Lying in midst of the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.
Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination.
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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.
Known For : Dal Lake | Mughal Gardens | Shalimar Bagh
Lying on the banks of River Jhelum with deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, Srinagar symbolizes nature, beauty, harmony and romance.
Known For : Ridge | Mall Road | Kufri
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.
Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Nagarhole National Park
Located amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers, an affluent hill station in Karnataka.
Known For : Rose Garden | Echo Point | Elephant Arrival Spot
Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is an idyllic hill station, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks.
Known For : Kheerganga Trek | Trekking and Rock Climbing | Parvati River
A destination that is tinted in the best shades that nature can offer is a small village of Kasol, known for its Israeli inhabitants, Parvati river, trekking base-camp and backpackers and Malana.
Known For : Elephant's Head point | Chinaman's falls | Dhobi waterfall
A hill town in Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.
Known For : Kodai Lake | Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Pillar Rocks
Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charisma.
Known For : Kongdori - Gulmarg Gondola | Skiing in Gulmarg | Khilanmarg
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.
Known For : Tiger's Leap | Bushi Dam | Imagica Adlabs
Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai especially appealing to hikers and trekkers, Lonavla is famous for its historic caves, striking forts and pretty lakes
Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh | Lakshman Jhula | Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple
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.
Known For : Louisa point | City Shopping | Panorama point
With close to 40 look-out points offering great sunrise and sunset views in the smallest hill station in India with, Matheran clearly wins on the rejuvenating experience it provides to visitors.
Known For : Dharamshala Cricket Stadium | St. John in the Wilderness Church | War Memorial
Dharamsala is a hill station which is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan Government in exile.
Known For : Chandratal Lake | Key Monastery | Kunzum Pass
Famous for its splendid views and untouched natural beauty, Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan culture, Spiti is a destination for trekkers, hikers - only the string hearted.
Known For : Emerald Lake | Killiyur Falls | Pagoda Point
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.
Known For : Nathatop | Paragliding in Patnitop | Skiing
With endless meadows lined with towering pine trees and panoramic views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its best.
Known For : Bhulla Lake | Jungle Safari | Bhim Pakora
Lansdowne at an altitude of 1,706 mt on a hillock is famous for its pristine Himalayan beauty, oak and pine forests, snow-covered peaks and lovely fresh air.
Known For : Table Land | Kaas Plateau | Paragliding
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.
Known For : Kufri Fun World | Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak | Skiing
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 round the winters.
Known For : Malshej falls | Pimpalgaon Joga Dam | Harishchandragad Fort Trek
A beautiful hill station with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.
Known For : Trekking | Chingara Falls | Namdroling Monastery
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.
Known For : Adventure Activities | Khajjiar lake | Kalatop wildlife sanctuary
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.
Known For : Paragliding in Bir Billing | Hand gliding | Nature Walks and meditation at Sherab Ling Monastery
Bir is a popular destination for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks close to nature and also as the town for meditation.
Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp | Jalagamparai Falls | Nature park
Yelagiri is small hill station, in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. If your looking for a hill station out of the ordinary, then you need to make your way to Tamil Nadu!
Known For : Kudremukh Peak Trek | Kudremukh National Park | Trekking
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.
Known For : Mukteshwar Temple | Sitla | Chauthi Jaali
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.
Known For : Chamera Lake | Lakshmi Narayan Temple | Manimahesh Lake
Minimal human alteration in the topography and environment, and the balanced temperatures of the area make Chamba the perfect destination all year round.
Known For : Zero Point | Jageshwar | Kasar Devi Temple
Cradled in the wilderness of Himalayan ranges, the sprawling town of Almora shaped like a horse-shoe is a hill station located in Uttarakhand that boasts of a pre-British heritage.
Known For : Sim's Park | Lamb's Rock | Dolphin's Nose
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.
Known For : Hemkund Sahib | Valley of Flowers National Park | Nanda Devi National Park
Valley of flowers, discovered in 1931 is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.
Known For : Neugal Khad | Tashi Jong Monastery | Tea gardens
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.