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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 $ 158

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 $ 111

3. Goa

4.5 /5 View 114+ photos

1,385 kms from

Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

Lying on the western coast, Goa is India's smallest state and unlike any other, known for its white-sand 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 $ 54

4. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

4.3 /5 View 19+ photos

930 kms from

Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Tsuglagkhang Complex

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

View packages starting from $ 133

5. Munnar, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

1,781 kms from

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point 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 and craggy peaks, Munnar is aptly known as the 'Kashmir of South India'.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from $ 60

6. Coorg, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 31+ photos

1,584 kms from

Known For : Abbey Falls Talakaveri Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

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

View packages starting from $ 99

7. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

4.5 /5 View 11+ photos

881 kms from

Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Adventure Activities in Manali

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 every reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 83

8. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

4.1 /5 View 30+ photos

1,652 kms from

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

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

9. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

4.2 /5 View 14+ photos

853 kms from

Known For : Kheerganga Trek Trekking in Kasol Tosh

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. Situated 23 kms from Bhuntar and next to the religious town of Manikaran, Kasol 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 $ 86

10. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

4.2 /5 View 24+ photos

777 kms from

Known For : The Ridge Kufri Chail

Situated at the height of 2200m, Shimla is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh in India. Set amidst beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla has been a very popular hill-station among Indian families and honeymooners.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 93

11. Nainital, Uttarakhand

4.3 /5 View 36+ photos

496 kms from

Known For : Eco Cave Gardens Naini Lake Naina Devi Temple

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, the epicentre of the town’s popularity and beauty lies within the gorgeous Naini Lake, after which the town is named. Founded by the British due to its resemblance to the Cumbrian Lake district, Nainital brims with elegant colonial structures that amplify the beauty of this place. It is a perfect weekend getaway from the Indian capital of Delhi.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 93

12. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

4.0 /5 View 11+ photos

972 kms from

Known For : Khajjiar Satdhara Falls Panchpula

The tiny tinsel town of Dalhousie is a paradise tucked away in the lap of Himachal Pradesh. It boasts of old-world charm, mesmerising natural landscapes, pine-clad valleys, flower-bedecked meadows, fast-flowing rivers and magnificent misty mountains. This hill station was one of the favourite summer destinations of the Britishers during the Indian colonial era. The Scottish and Victorian architecture reminds you of its colonial heritage while the wispy air continues to hone British aromas.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 86

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

4.0 /5 View 29+ photos

1,520 kms from

Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Cafes in Pondicherry

Pondicherry, officially known as Puducherry, and commonly referred to as just Pondy, is one of the seven Union Territories of India. 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 $ 90

15. Auli, Uttarakhand

4.0 /5 View 12+ photos

607 kms from

Known For : Skiing in Auli Gurso Bugyal View Points in Auli

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

16. Alleppey, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 62+ photos

1,869 kms from

Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Alleppey Backwaters

Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is a city in the South Indian state of Kerala. Bordering the Laccadive Sea, it is known for its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed canals called backwaters and rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts. Allepey is also popular for its Houseboat cruises that pass through the serene backwaters, where you can catch glimpses of green paddy fields, choir making activities, beautiful avifauna and witness the life of locals in Kerala. 

Best Time: June to March

View packages starting from $ 99

17. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

3.8 /5 View 31+ photos

669 kms from

Known For : Lal Tibba Lake Mist Kempty Falls

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. The fact that it was a popular holiday destination during the British era can be seen from British remnants in the city, such as the archaic architecture of the hotels and churches.

Best Time: September to June

View packages starting from $ 113

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 (also called as Hrishikesh) is known for its adventure activities, ancient temples, popular cafes and as the "Yoga Capital of the World". With whitewater rafting industry growing and varied camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favourite, catering to people with different needs.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 85

19. Gokarna, Karnataka

4.2 /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 near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 53

21. Sonamarg, Jammu & Kashmir

4.1 /5 View 19+ photos

1,169 kms from

Known For : Thajiwas Glacier Zoji-La Pass Vishansar Lake

Sonamarg is a town in Jammu and Kashmir, with snow-laden fields, surrounded by majestic glaciers and serene lakes which casts subtle spells on the visitors. Translating into 'the Meadow of gold', Sonamarg is a picturesque town located 80km north-east of Srinagar at an elevation of around 2800 km from sea level.

Best Time: May to October

View packages starting from $ 219

22. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

1,176 kms from

Known For : Dal Lake Mughal Gardens, Srinagar Shalimar Bagh

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 $ 60

23. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

4.4 /5 View 25+ photos

1,752 kms from

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai 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

3.9 /5 View 49+ photos

1,412 kms from

Known For : Paragliding in Nandi Hills Tipu's Drop 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 $ 17

25. Mumbai, Maharashtra

4.2 /5 View 69+ photos

1,163 kms from

Known For : Marine Drive, Mumbai Gateway of India Colaba Causeway

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

4.2 /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 $ 80

27. Bangalore, Karnataka

4.0 /5 View 69+ photos

1,457 kms from

Known For : Bangalore Palace Cubbon Park MG Road, Bangalore

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

4.0 /5 View 38+ photos

1,145 kms from

Known For : Tiger's Leap Bushi Dam Lonavala Lake

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

29. Amritsar, Punjab

4.3 /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 $ 152

30. Mysore, Karnataka

4.0 /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

4.2 /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 the state of Maharashtra, India. Adorned with beautiful sculptures, paintings and frescoes, Ajanta and Ellora caves are an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments as the complex includes both Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples. The Ajanta caves are 29 in number and were built in the period between 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 $ 10

33. North Sikkim, Sikkim

4.3 /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 $ 159

34. Shillong, Meghalaya

4.0 /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 $ 73

35. Vythiri, Kerala

4.0 /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 $ 99

37. Matheran, Maharashtra

4.3 /5 View 26+ photos

1,138 kms from

Known For : Louisa point Panorama Point Charlotte lake

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

38. Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

3.8 /5 View 17+ photos

579 kms from

Known For : Bhulla Lake Tip N Top St. John's Church

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

4.2 /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 $ 79

40. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

1,190 kms from

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.

Best Time: October to June

41. Devikulam, Kerala

3.6 /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

4.2 /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 $ 119

43. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

3.4 /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 $ 106

44. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 28+ photos

1,568 kms from

Known For : Killiyur Falls Lady's Seat Bear's Cave

Nestled in the Shivaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a tranquil 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. A paradise for nature lovers, this quaint town is an ideal place to experience nature at its enchanting best.

Best Time: October to June

45. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

3.6 /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 $ 54

46. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

3.9 /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 and snow-draped Dhauladar range and have Satluj, Baspa and Spiti rivers meandering through it.

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from $ 105

47. Kamshet, Maharashtra

4.0 /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

4.3 /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 $ 162

49. Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

3.7 /5 View 22+ photos

772 kms from

Known For : Timber Trail Monkey point, Kasauli Mall Road, Kasauli

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

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from $ 106

50. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

3.5 /5 View 31+ photos

925 kms from

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

Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km 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(Famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile). Dharamsala is prominently visited for the bus connections and the bustling market.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from $ 119

51. Almora, Uttarakhand

3.6 /5 View 20+ photos

509 kms from

Known For : Zero Point Jageshwar Katarmal Sun 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 $ 364

52. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 41+ photos

1,983 kms from

Known For : Thirparappu Falls Vivekananda Rock Memorial Thanumalayan Temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil

Located at the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Earlier known as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari is surrounded by mountains and bordered by vibrant sea shores, lined with paddy fields and coconut trees, and also boasts of aesthetic elevated patches of hills with undulating valleys and plains in between the sea and the mountainous terrain. Ever since ancient times, Kanyakumari has been one of the major centres of religion, art and culture. Famous for being the only place in India where you can observe the sunrise and sunset at the same beach, Kanyakumari is a very popular tourist destination, not just because of this unique geographical phenomenon, but also because of its pristine beaches as well as its temples and churches which attract a huge number of tourists to this city all year round.

Best Time: October to February

View packages starting from $ 90

53. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir

4.3 /5 View 11+ photos

1,075 kms from

Known For : Vaishno Devi Mandir Ardhkuwari Bhairavnath Temple Vaishno Devi

Located in Trikuta hills, 13 kms from Katra (in Jammu and Kashmir); Vaishno Devi is a town that's home to the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir. This renowned shrine allures millions of devotees from all over the world. Popularly known as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi and Trikuta, Vaishno Devi is a manifestation of the Hindu Goddess Durga. 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

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812 kms from

Known For : River Crossing Trekking in Great Himalayan National Park Serloskar Lake

The land of untouched and mystifying beauty, Tirthan Valley is a destination with a plethora of delights. Lying nearly 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

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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

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56. Kumarakom, Kerala

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1,845 kms from

Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kumarakom Backwaters

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

View packages starting from $ 117

57. Alibag, Maharashtra

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1,194 kms from

Known For : Water Sports in Alibaug Kolaba Fort Alibaug Beach

A little coastal town tucked away in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Alibaug is a very popular weekend getaway holiday destination and has earned itself the name of 'mini-Goa', owing to the high tourist footfall all year round. Steeped in colonial history, Alibaug is a quaint little town located about 110 kilometres from Mumbai, and is replete with sandy beaches, clean unpolluted air and plenty of forts and temples, ensuring that despite being a small town, you never run out of activities to do.

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

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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

View hotels starting from $ 8