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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

Prettily situated on a hillock at an altitude of 1800 meters, Gangtok can be safely said to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

2. Darjeeling, West Bengal

4.3 /5 View 50+ photos

663 kms from

Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

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

Best Time: February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

3. Goa

4.5 /5 View 114+ photos

1,385 kms from

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

Situated on the Western Coast, Goa is the place associated most with touristy beaches, happening nightlife and old Portuguese architecture.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 4,100

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 and with a heavy Tibetan culture with British influence.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 10,000

5. Munnar, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

1,781 kms from

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls

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.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 4,498

6. Coorg, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 31+ photos

1,584 kms from

Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

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.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,500

7. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

4.5 /5 View 11+ photos

881 kms from

Known For : Solang Valley Rohtang Pass Adventure Activities in Manali

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.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,250

8. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

4.1 /5 View 30+ photos

1,652 kms from

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

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.

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 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.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

10. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

4.2 /5 View 24+ photos

777 kms from

Known For : The Ridge Kufri Chail

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

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

11. Nainital, Uttarakhand

4.3 /5 View 36+ photos

496 kms from

Known For : Eco Cave Gardens Naini Lake Naina Devi Temple

Nainital with its beautiful lakes, temples and exotic scenery around is the perfect honeymoon paradise nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,999

12. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

4.0 /5 View 11+ photos

972 kms from

Known For : Khajjiar Satdhara Falls Panchpula

Dalhousie is a hill station with amazing scenic views and prominent traces of India's British association such as colonial mansions.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

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 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

14. Pondicherry

4.0 /5 View 29+ photos

1,520 kms from

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

Puducherry was the largest French colony in India and the French influence on the city can still be seen.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,768

15. Auli, Uttarakhand

4.0 /5 View 12+ photos

607 kms from

Known For : Skiing in Auli Gurso Bugyal View Points

Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars; 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 Backwaters in Alleppey

Famous backwaters of God's own country, Kerela, the city of Alleppey is known for its beaches, temples, boat races and Ayurvedic spa and wellness centers.

Best Time: June to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,500

17. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

3.8 /5 View 31+ photos

669 kms from

Known For : Lal Tibba Lake Mist Kempty Falls

Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft., Mussoorie is a popular hill station famous for its colonial heritage and its religious sites.

Best Time: September to June

View packages starting from ₹ 8,499

18. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

4.3 /5 View 37+ photos

624 kms from

Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,396

19. Gokarna, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 21+ photos

1,444 kms from

Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Water Sports in Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage 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 ₹ 4,000

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 with snow-covered flower-laden fields, surrounded by majestic glaciers and serene lakes.

Best Time: May to October

View packages starting from ₹ 16,500

22. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

1,176 kms from

Known For : Dal Lake Mughal Gardens, Srinagar Nishat 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.

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from ₹ 4,514

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

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.

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

Small mounds near Bengaluru, Nandi hills serve as a great trekking destination and a weekend getaway for people in the metro.

Best Time: October to June

View hotels starting from ₹ 1,300

25. Mumbai, Maharashtra

4.2 /5 View 69+ photos

1,163 kms from

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

Labeled with multiple titles such as 'Financial capital of India', 'The Maximum City', 'Land of Bollywood', 'The dream City' and much more, Mumbai is Maharashtra's capital and India's most populous city which has multiple faces making it all things to all people.

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

Perfect for an off-beat holiday, 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 ₹ 6,000

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 lakes all around the town.

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 especially appealing to hikers and trekkers, Lonavla is famous for its historic caves, striking forts and pretty lakes

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 to the famous Golden Temple, the historical city of Amritsar is a famous pilgrim centre.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 11,499

30. Mysore, Karnataka

4.0 /5 View 35+ photos

1,561 kms from

Known For : Mysore Palace Brindavan Gardens Somanathapura Temple

The third largest city in Karnataka, Mysore has a royal history, a rich and regal heritage and an important center of art and culture.

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

Famously known as Banaras or Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi is located on the banks of river Ganga and is considered one of the holiest cities in India owing to its location and the numerous temples in it.

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 are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in the world owing to the magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well carved sculptures of Ellora.

Best Time: June to March

View hotels starting from ₹ 789

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 ₹ 12,000

34. Shillong, Meghalaya

4.0 /5 View 21+ photos

1,007 kms from

Known For : Mawlynnong Umiam Lake Elephant Falls

Born in the laps of nature, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and offers every one of its bequeathed element for exploration to the wanderlust.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 5,476

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, popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cozily nestled in the forests of Wayanad.

Best Time: October to Apr

36. Kovalam, Kerala

4.2 /5 View 26+ photos

1,964 kms from

Known For : Water Sports in Kovalam Lighthouse Beach Hawah Beach

An idyllic village along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is most famous for its three pristine beaches with shallow waters and low tidal waves where one can go surfing, wooden and motor boat riding.

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,500

37. Matheran, Maharashtra

4.3 /5 View 26+ photos

1,138 kms from

Known For : Louisa point Panorama Point Charlotte lake

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.

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 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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

39. Kudremukh, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 33+ photos

1,533 kms from

Known For : Kudremukh Peak Trek Kudremukh National Park Hanuman Gundi Falls

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

View hotels starting from ₹ 5,999

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

This quaint little hill-station located at an altitude 1800 m above sea level is best known for its mythical Sita Devi Lake, rolling hills, waterfalls and its innumerable tea and spice plantations.

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

Famous for its natural fisheries and springs, Varkala is a coastal town with scenic beaches, lakes, forts, lighthouse and for the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

43. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

3.4 /5 View 40+ photos

1,167 kms from

Home to two-thirds of the world's one horned rhinoceros population, this national park has been declared as a World Heritage Site.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 8,000

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 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

45. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

3.6 /5 View 40+ photos

617 kms from

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

Situated along the holy Ganges, Haridwar is famous for its temples and ghats where pilgrims bathe to relieve themselves of their sins.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 4,100

46. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

3.9 /5 View 11+ photos

764 kms from

Known For : Reckong Peo Kalpa Sarahan

Kinnaur, also known as ""Land of god"" is about 235 Km from Shimla and is known for its serenity and beauty of the lush green and rocky mountainscape having Satluj, Baspa and Spiti river snaking through it

Best Time: April to October

View packages starting from ₹ 7,900

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 for all kinds of tourist, especially those who love nature and adventurous paragliding activities

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, Tawang 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 ₹ 12,259

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, away from the rush.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 8,000

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 a hill station which is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan Government in exile.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 9,000

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 located in Uttarakhand that boasts of a pre-British heritage.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 27,500

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 part of India, Kanyakumari with its beautiful beaches, Vivekananda Memorial and the perfect sunset is one of the most exotic places to go in India.

Best Time: October to February

View packages starting from ₹ 6,768

53. Vaishno Devi, Jammu & Kashmir

4.3 /5 View 11+ photos

1,075 kms from

Known For : Vaishno Devi Temple, Vaishno Devi Ardh Kuwari Cave Bhairavnath Temple, Vaishno Devi

Located in Trikuta hills 13 Kms from Katra at a height of 1560 m above sea level with shimmering clouds and thinning air, this town is the holy cave temple of Mata Vaishnodevi.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 4,216

54. Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

4.0 /5 View 7+ photos

812 kms from

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

The great Himalayas with snow covered tops looking over the Tirthan River, this valley is best known for its trout fishing and for surprisingly high influx of foreigners.

Best Time: Mar to June, October to November

View packages starting from ₹ 6,000

55. Kochi, Kerala

3.8 /5 View 46+ photos

1,818 kms from

Known For : Mattancherry Palace Fort Kochi Jewish Synagogue

Situated on beach-side, Kochi is a bustling commercial port with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years, and is till today the financial capital of Kerala.

Best Time: July to April

View packages starting from ₹ 5,591

56. Kumarakom, Kerala

4.0 /5 View 18+ photos

1,845 kms from

Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Backwaters Vellavali

Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake.

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from ₹ 8,800

57. Alibag, Maharashtra

3.7 /5 View 17+ photos

1,194 kms from

Known For : Water Sports in Alibaug Kolaba Fort Alibaug Beach

A popular weekend getaway destination for Mumbai folks, Alibaug is a coastal town in the Konkan region well known for its sandy beaches, clean water and fresh, unpolluted air.

Best Time: November to March

58. Udaipur, Rajasthan

4.5 /5 View 58+ photos

828 kms from

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

Located in a valley and surrounded by 4 lakes, it is at times referred to as the 'Kashmir of Rajasthan'

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 5,228

59. Jog Falls, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 18+ photos

1,448 kms from

Known For : Jog Falls Water Sports in Jog Falls Sigandur

The highest waterfall of India, these magnificent falls are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka, the spellbinding view of which gives everyone a memorable experience.

Best Time: July to December

View hotels starting from ₹ 1,000

60. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

3.9 /5 View 16+ photos

480 kms from

Known For : Bee falls Jata Shankar caves Pandava Caves

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

Best Time: Throughout the year

View hotels starting from ₹ 567