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1. Gangtok, Sikkim

4.4 /5 View 28+ photos

705 kms from

Known For : Nathula Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Incredibly alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Lying at the height of 1650 m above sea level, the town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Gangtok is a base for adventure enthusiasts comprising of trekkers and campers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. During the months of March to Mid-May, blooming of wild Rhododendrons transform the surrounding regions in vast fields of colourful carpets.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 56

2. Darjeeling, West Bengal

4.3 /5 View 50+ photos

663 kms from

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 $ 71

3. Goa

4.5 /5 View 114+ photos

1,385 kms from

Known For : Calangute Beach Fort Aguada Cruise in Goa

Lying on the western coast, Goa is India's smallest state and unlike any other, known for its endless beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, world-heritage listed architecture. Spread across just 3,702 km, Goa lies in the Konkan region. It is a far cry from the hippie haven or a beach getaway, and one of the only few destinations that is open 24x7. The laid-backness (susegad) of Goa attracts as many international tourists as it does Indians, or even more so.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from $ 55

4. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

4.3 /5 View 19+ photos

930 kms from

Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Bhagsunag Temple

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Located in Kangra district, Mcleodganj's culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 51

5. Munnar, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

1,781 kms from

Known For : Top Station Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls

Munnar is a popular hill station of Kerala perched at an altitude of 1600 metres in the Western Ghats. Famous for its tea estates, various shades of green, blankets of mist forming natural-view points, Munnar is aptly known as the 'Kashmir of South India'.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from $ 26

6. Coorg, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 31+ photos

1,584 kms from

Known For : Abbey Falls Talakaveri Raja's Seat

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is a popular coffee producing hill station. It is 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 specializing in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from $ 94

7. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

4.5 /5 View 11+ photos

881 kms from

Known For : Solang Valley Hidimba Temple Old Manali

One of the most popular hill stations in Himachal, Manali offers the most magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges covered with snow for most parts of the year. 

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 26

8. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

4.2 /5 View 30+ photos

1,652 kms from

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

Nestled amidst Nilgiri hills, Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a top-rated tourist destination. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company, the Queen of the hills is a picturesque getaway.

Best Time: Throughout the year

9. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

4.4 /5 View 14+ photos

853 kms from

Known For : Parvati River Chalal Malana

Kasol is a quaint little village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati. Commonly known as the 'Amsterdam of India', Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Kasol is situated 23 kms from Bhuntar and next to the religious town of Manikaran and is one of the best places in the country just to sit back and chill in the panorama of snow-clad mountains, pine trees and gurgling river.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 27

10. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

4.2 /5 View 24+ photos

777 kms from

Known For : The Ridge Mall Road, Shimla Kufri

Shimla is the capital Himachal Pradesh in India and a popular hill-station among Indian families and honeymooners. Situated at the height of 2200m, Shimla was the summer capital of British India. Shimla still retains its old-world charm with beautiful colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly Mall Road and the ridge lined up with multiple shops, cafes and restaurants.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 88

11. Nainital, Uttarakhand

4.3 /5 View 36+ photos

496 kms from

Known For : Naini Lake Tiffin Top Snow View Point

The gem of Uttarakhand - Nainital is a charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. Located at an elevation of around 1938 metres, Nainital is located and developed around the beautiful Naini Lake, after which the town is named. The most visited hill station in North India, Nainital is a perfect weekend getaway from the Indian capital of Delhi and the nearby places.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 47

12. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

4.3 /5 View 11+ photos

972 kms from

Known For : Panchpula Khajjiar St. John's Church Dalhousie

Dalhousie, a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh is situated at a height of 1,970 metres above sea level. Boasting views of the snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar ranges, Dalhousie is famous for its meadows, dense jungles and waterfalls. Established in 1854, it was named after Lord Dalhousie and this hill station was one of the favourite summer destinations of the Britishers during the colonial era. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 88

13. Wayanad, Kerala

4.3 /5 View 71+ photos

1,643 kms from

Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

Replete with waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, Wayanad in Kerala is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Walking through the sprawling spice plantations, trekking to the pre-historic caves and experiencing a resort holiday are one of the many things you can do to get a taste of Wayanad.

Best Time: Throughout the year

14. Pondicherry

4.1 /5 View 29+ photos

1,520 kms from

Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Auroville

Pondicherry, officially known as Puducherry, and commonly referred to as just Pondy, is one of the seven Union Territories of India which is bounded by the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This former French colony is a perfect amalgamation of the traditional Indian sensibilities and French architecture, making it a dreamy escape that offers the best of both worlds.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from $ 91

15. Auli, Uttarakhand

4.2 /5 View 12+ photos

607 kms from

Known For : Skiing in Auli Trishul Peak Auli Ropeway

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 the 8th Century AD. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVL) runs a ski resort and a ski rental shop. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

16. Alleppey, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 62+ photos

1,869 kms from

Known For : Stay in Houseboat Marari Beach Alappuzha Beach

Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is the picture-perfect place known for its beautiful backwaters and the houseboats offering overnight stays. The coastline of Alleppey offers some of the best beaches in Kerala with water sports during the dry season. 

Best Time: June to March

View packages starting from $ 101

17. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

4.1 /5 View 31+ photos

669 kms from

Known For : Kempty Falls Gun Hill Lal Tibba

Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations located at a distance of 290 km from Delhi in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. With a backdrop of Shivalik range of Himalayas and doon valley, 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. Once the British summer capital, Mussoorie is a popular getaway for honeymooners and families.

Best Time: September to June

View packages starting from $ 114

18. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

4.3 /5 View 37+ photos

624 kms from

Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River, Rishikesh is a small town in the Dehradun district, located close to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh (also called as Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as the "Yoga Capital of the World". Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh is also a pilgrimage town and one of the holiest places for Hindus.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 20

19. Gokarna, Karnataka

4.3 /5 View 21+ photos

1,444 kms from

Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Paradise Beach, Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. Situated on the coast of Karwar, every year Gokarna welcomes hordes of tourists from around the world in search of sanctity and relaxation. The out-of-town beaches like Kudle beach and Om Beach are a different contrast to life inside the town. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

20. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh

4.3 /5 View 15+ photos

969 kms from

Known For : Adventure Activities in Khajjiar Khajjiar lake Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town located close (20km) to Dalhousie and is great for a day or overnight trip. Khajjiar is known for its grassy meadows, deodar forests, and cottages. There is a small lake in the middle of the meadow and you could enjoy the scenery by yourself or take part in some of the adventure sports including paragliding, zorbing, and horse-riding.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 54

21. Sonamarg, Jammu & Kashmir

4.4 /5 View 19+ photos

1,169 kms from

Known For : Thajiwas Glacier Zoji La Vishansar Lake

Sonamarg is a picturesque hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, located 80km north-east of Srinagar. At an elevation of around 2800 km from sea level, Sonamarg is known for its snow-laden fields, surrounded by majestic glaciers and serene lakes which casts subtle spells on the travellers.

Best Time: May to October

View packages starting from $ 101

22. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

1,176 kms from

Known For : Dal Lake Shalimar Bagh Wular Lake

Famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is located in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, on the banks of river Jhelum. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar is known for the stationary houseboats and colourful Shikararas on Dal Lake.

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from $ 61

23. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

4.4 /5 View 25+ photos

1,752 kms from

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodaikanal Lake Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. A Lakeside resort town of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal has a beautiful climate, mist-covered manicured cliffs and waterfall that come together to create the ideal setting for a perfect getaway. Kodaikanal means 'the gift of the forests'.

Best Time: September to May

24. Nandi Hills, Karnataka

4.0 /5 View 49+ photos

1,412 kms from

Known For : Tipu's Drop Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple Tipu's Summer Residence

Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years and has now become a well-known weekend getaway.

Best Time: October to June

View hotels starting from $ 16

25. Mumbai, Maharashtra

4.2 /5 View 69+ photos

1,163 kms from

Known For : Elephanta caves Marine Drive, Mumbai Juhu Beach

Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra, is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamour and squalor, modernity and tradition. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay - Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles.

Best Time: October to February

26. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

4.5 /5 View 12+ photos

1,213 kms from

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

The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, 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 $ 81

27. Bangalore, Karnataka

4.1 /5 View 69+ photos

1,457 kms from

Known For : Lalbagh Commercial Street Bangalore Palace

Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is India's third-largest city. Bangalore is loved for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks and the many lakes here. Bangalore is renowned for its eateries, street food corners, quirky cafes, coffee roasters and pubs dotting every corner of the city, serving cuisines from all over the world. Brunches, buffets, burgers, rooftop cafes, late-night eats - Bangalore has it all.

Best Time: Throughout the year

28. Lonavala, Maharashtra

4.1 /5 View 38+ photos

1,145 kms from

Known For : Tiger's Leap Rajmachi Fort Imagicaa

Situated in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala is the most visited hill station in Maharashtra and the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, it is a popular destination for camping, trekking and other adventure sports.

Best Time: Throughout the year

29. Amritsar, Punjab

4.4 /5 View 44+ photos

967 kms from

Known For : Golden Temple Wagah Border Jallianwala Bagh

Home of the glorious Golden Temple, the iconic city of Amritsar, portrays the heroic character of the Punjab. A day in this peaceful city starts with the spiritual prayers from Gurudwaras. The original name of first the ancient lake, then of the temple complex, and later the surrounding city, meaning "pool of ambrosial nectar."

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from $ 74

30. Mysore, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 35+ photos

1,561 kms from

Known For : Mysore Palace Brindavan Gardens Somanathapura Temple

Famously known as The City of Palaces, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Mysore, currently Mysuru, is one of the most important places in the country regarding ancient reigns. It is replete with the history of its dazzling royal heritage, intricate architecture, its famed silk sarees, yoga, and sandalwood, to name just a few. Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the third most populated city in Karnataka, and its rich heritage draws millions of tourists all year round. The highlight is the majestic Mysore Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a must-visit.

Best Time: Throughout the year

31. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

4.4 /5 View 23+ photos

114 kms from

Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dashashwamedh Ghat Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

World's oldest living city, Varanasi - also known as Kashi (City of Life) and Benaras, is the spiritual capital of India. It is one of Hinduism's seven holy cities. The old city of Varanasi lies along the western banks of the Ganges, spread across a labyrinth of narrow galis. Be prepared to walk on foot and encounter some holy cows! Temples at almost every turn engulf Varanasi but the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the most visited and the oldest of the lot. Benaras is known as the city of Lord Shiva for a reason, and rightfully so.

Best Time: October to March

32. Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

4.3 /5 View 37+ photos

912 kms from

Known For : Ajanta Caves Grishneshwar Temple, Ellora The Buddhist Caves, Ellora

Ajanta and Ellora caves, considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves, are located near Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India. Ajanta and Ellora caves complex is adorned with beautiful sculptures, paintings, and frescoes and include Buddhist monasteries, Hindu and Jain temples. The Ajanta caves are 29 in number and were built between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD, whereas the Ellora Caves are more spread out and 34 in number and dates to the period between 6th and 11th Century AD.

Best Time: June to March

View hotels starting from $ 16

33. North Sikkim, Sikkim

4.5 /5 View 35+ photos

703 kms from

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 $ 162

34. Shillong, Meghalaya

4.3 /5 View 21+ photos

1,007 kms from

Known For : Umiam Lake Elephant Falls Police Bazar

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 $ 68

35. Vythiri, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 15+ photos

1,661 kms from

Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembara peak Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages.

Best Time: October to Apr

36. Kovalam, Kerala

4.2 /5 View 26+ photos

1,964 kms from

Known For : Vellayani Lake, Kovalam Water Sports in Kovalam Lighthouse Beach

Kovalam is an idyllic coastal town located around 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Famous for its three adjacent crescent-shaped shallow water and low tidal beaches, Kovalam is dotted with resorts and ayurvedic massage centres.

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from $ 101

37. Matheran, Maharashtra

4.3 /5 View 26+ photos

1,138 kms from

Known For : Louisa point Charlotte lake Monkey Point Matheran

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 India but is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Best Time: Throughout the year

38. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

4.0 /5 View 17+ photos

579 kms from

Known For : Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple Bhulla Lake Darwan Singh Regimental Museum

Lansdowne is a quaint little hill town located at a distance of 258 km from Delhi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand. Laden with oak and pine forest and dotted with buildings of the colonial era, this hill station is a haven for bird watchers, casual hikers and weekenders from NCR.

Best Time: Throughout the year

39. Kudremukh, Karnataka

4.5 /5 View 33+ photos

1,533 kms from

Known For : Kudremukh Trek Kudremukh National Park Hanuman Gundi Falls

Popular and named after a mountainside that resembles a horse's face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty. A popular hill-station among the Bangalore crowd, Kudremukh is actually a hill range in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Kudremukh Peak is a paradise for trekkers and naturists alike, with its mountainous paths and floral and faunal diversity.

Best Time: October to May

View hotels starting from $ 81

40. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

4.4 /5 View 20+ photos

1,190 kms from

Known For : Elephant's Head point Chinaman's falls Dhobi waterfall

Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located in the Western Ghats, in Satara district of Maharashtra. Apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks. It is among the most sought after weekend getaways from Pune & Mumbai, located about 120km south-west of Pune and 285km from Mumbai.

Best Time: October to June

41. Devikulam, Kerala

4.6 /5 View 12+ photos

1,785 kms from

Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala.

Best Time: November to May

42. Varkala, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 23+ photos

1,936 kms from

Known For : Water Sports in Varkala Varkala Beach Edava Beach

Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high 'Northern Cliff' adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is popular for its hippie culture, shacks on the cliff serving great seafood and playing global music and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru. Varkala is also known for Jardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 121

43. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

3.7 /5 View 40+ photos

1,167 kms from

Home to the largest population of the one-horned rhino on earth, Kaziranga National Park is one of India’s national treasures in terms of flora and fauna. Located in the state of Assam in North-Eastern India, its total area is shared by the districts of Nagaon, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong placing it roughly at the centre of the state. Approximately around five hours by road from Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park stands tall as the epitome of successful wildlife conservation in India. In 1985, it was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 96

44. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

3.9 /5 View 28+ photos

1,568 kms from

Known For : Emerald Lake, Yercaud Pagoda Point Botanical Garden, Yercaud

Nestled in the Shivaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a hill station in the Eastern Ghats steeped in abundant greenery. Commonly called ‘Ooty of the Poor’, this region has a history dating back to the time of the British. Located at an altitude of 4970 feet, Yercaud is known for its vast expanses of coffee plantations and great weather.

Best Time: October to June

45. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

4.0 /5 View 40+ photos

617 kms from

Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Temple

Haridwar, considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India, is an ancient city located on the banks of River Ganga in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Dotted with temples, ashrams and narrow lanes across the city, Haridwar is a famous Hindu temple town where millions of devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganges. It's believed that taking a dip in the holy Har Ki Pauri relieves you of all your sins.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 27

46. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

4.3 /5 View 11+ photos

764 kms from

Known For : Reckong Peo Kalpa Sarahan

One of the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is located on the Indo-Tibet border. Situated at a distance of 235 km from Shimla, Kinnaur hosts the views of Zanskar Valley, snow-draped Dhauladar range, Chitkul - The last village on the indo-Tibet border and have Satluj, Baspa and Spiti rivers meandering through it.

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from $ 106

47. Kamshet, Maharashtra

4.5 /5 View 9+ photos

1,132 kms from

Known For : Paragliding Shinde Wadi hills Pawna Lake

Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats, renowned for paragliding and flying schools. Surrounded by Western Ghats, this place is regularly featured in the top 10 must visit destinations of India for an adventurous junkie.

Best Time: October to June

48. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

4.7 /5 View 26+ photos

1,025 kms from

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 for being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. 

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from $ 165

49. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

4.0 /5 View 22+ photos

772 kms from

Known For : Monkey Point Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli Gilbert Trail

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town that makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, especially for a weekend getaway.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 108

50. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

4.1 /5 View 31+ photos

925 kms from

Known For : Dharamshala Cricket Stadium Namgyal Monastery, Mcleodganj Triund

Dharamshala or Dharamsala city is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18 km from Kangra city. Dharamsala is separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself. whereas, the upper-division is located 3km away and popularly known as Mcleodganj. Dharamsala is prominently visited for the bus connections and the bustling market. 

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 51

51. Almora, Uttarakhand

3.9 /5 View 20+ photos

509 kms from

Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Chitai Temple

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

View packages starting from $ 222

52. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

4.1 /5 View 41+ photos

1,983 kms from

Known For : Thirparappu Falls Kanyakumari Beach Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Bordered by the three seas - Arabian, Indian and the Bay of Bengal, Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula. A small coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari was earlier known as Cape Comorin. The town is a mountainous terrain amid three seas, with elevated patches of hills, coconut trees and lined with paddy fields. Kanyakumari is also the only place in India where you can observe the sunrise and sunset at the same beach. 

Best Time: October to February

View packages starting from $ 53

53. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir

4.4 /5 View 11+ photos

1,075 kms from

Known For : Vaishno Devi Mandir Katra Ardhkuwari

Vaishno Devi is a temple town that's home to the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir. Popularly known as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi and Trikuta, Vaishno Devi is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Durga. Located in Trikuta hills, 13 kms from Katra (in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir); this renowned shrine allures millions of devotees from all over the world. It is believed that during the pooja and aarti, Goddesses arrive at the Holy cave to pay their respect to Mata Rani. Devotees believe goddess herself calls the devotees to reach here.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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54. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

4.7 /5 View 7+ photos

812 kms from

Known For : River Crossing Serlosar Lake Jalori Pass

Tirthan Valley in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh is perched at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level. Deriving its name from Tirthan River flowing through it, Tirthan Valley lies around 3 km from the entrance of Great Himalayan National Park. This place is abundant in adventurous activities and a paradise for nature lovers.

Best Time: Mar to June, October to November

View packages starting from $ 81

55. Kochi, Kerala

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1,818 kms from

Known For : Mattancherry Palace Fort Kochi Jewish Synagogue

Situated on the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.

Best Time: July to April

View packages starting from $ 75

56. Kumarakom, Kerala

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1,845 kms from

Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kumarakom Backwaters Visit to Toddy Shops

Located at a distance of 16km from Kottayam in Kerala and located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake.

Best Time: September to March

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57. Alibaug, Maharashtra

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1,194 kms from

Known For : Alibaug Beach Water Sports in Alibaug Kolaba Fort

Alibaug (also spelled as Alibag) is a small coastal town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, known for its beaches, villas, and beautiful scenery. Alibag is very popular as a weekend getaway from the cities of Mumbai and Pune. 

Best Time: November to March

58. Udaipur, Rajasthan

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828 kms from

Known For : Lake Pichola City Palace, Udaipur Fateh Sagar Lake

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India.  A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.

Best Time: October to March

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59. Jog Falls, Karnataka

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1,448 kms from

The second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction in Karnataka and is the highest waterfall in the state. Second, to the Nohkalikai Falls of Meghalaya, Jog falls drops about a huge 253 m (850 ft. ) in a single fall. However, due to the construction of Linganamakki Dam which is a hydroelectricity plant closeby, the flow in the falls is hugely restricted before monsoons. So, it is best to go during the Monsoon season to see the falls in its full form.

Best Time: July to December

60. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

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480 kms from

Known For : Bee falls Jata Shankar caves Pandava Caves

Pachmarhi is the only hill station and is the highest point in Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi is also often known as "Satpura ki Rani" or the "Queen of the Satpura Range". Situated at an altitude of 1,067 metres, the picturesque town is a part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to leopards and bison.

Best Time: Throughout the year