Top 25 Hill Stations in India

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Top 25 Hill Stations In India

Holiday Travel presents top 25 hill stations in India. In summer Hill stations provide you necessary respite from heat and dust. While in Winter they provide you with breathtaking mountain views and snow. No Doubt Indian Hill Stations are one of the unique hill stations in the whole world specially in Himachal and North east India due to Mighty Himalays.

1. Shimla - Best Hill Station in India - Near Delhi

Simla, is the capital and largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. One of the most famous hill stations in India, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh & was also the Capital of the British Raj. The unique thing about this hill station is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India. It is generally known as Queen of Himachal Pradesh. Here you can find plenty of places to visit and desire new thing in your life. It attracts Thousands of People to visit and explore their holidays.

Shimla is no doubt the one of the best hill stations in himachal pradesh and also one of the unique and best Hill stations near delhi, Even in summer it is one of the cool places in india,  Nearest and best  hill station from delhi.

Places of Interest

  • Mall Road, Scandal Point

  • Naldehra Golf Course, Kufri, Shogi

  • Kamna Devi Temple

  • Chadwick Falls

  • Dhilon Pond

  • Green Valley

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2. Pachmarhi - Madhya Pradesh - Shimla of Central India

Pachmarhi is Called the Shimla of Central India and one of the best  hill station of Madhya Pradesh situated in Wild Satpura ranges, also known as “Queen of Satpura”. Pachmarhi is approx 3 hours drive from Bhopal - the capital of madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is the most favorite tourist spot as well as Honeymoon destination in Central India. & Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal. Pachmarhi sightseeing is usually 4-5 days long and can be extended to one week also. Satpura National Park also has Royal Bengal Tigers.

Places of Interest

  • Bee falls

  • Pandava Caves

  •  Dhoopgarh

  • Jata Shankar caves

  •  Mahadeo hill

  • Handi Khoh

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3. Mount Abu

A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren desertscape that's Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range the hill retreatowes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs, the road leading to Mount Abu is a curved one characterized by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquisite

Places of Interest

  • Dilwara Jain Temples

  • Nakki Lake

  • Abu Road

  •  Guru Shikar

  • Trevor’s Tank

4. Ooty

Ooty is also known as "Udhagamandalam". It’s been rightly titled as the as Queen of Hills. Ooty, the headquarters of The Nilgiris district is one of the famous hill stations in India. Ooty is situated in the Nilgiri hills, also known as The Blue Mountains. It is unknown whether this name comes from the blue smoky haze given off by the eucalyptus trees that cover the area. Ooty was well-addressed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as the queen of the hill stations and therefore, it is gorgeous tourist destination of Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu. The city offers stunning picturesque to its visitors.  the treasures of Ooty are located deep inside and on remote corners. Well manicured parks & gardens, temples, sunset points, Raj era Bunglows and verdant surroundings dotted with pines and moss are Ooty’s charm

Places of Interest

  • Botanical Gardens

  •  Doddabetta Peak

  • Avalanche Lake

  • Pykara River

  • Ooty Lake

5. Darjeeling

Darjeeling the queen of all hill stations and also the 'Dream-land of the East', famous for its natural beauty, clean fresh air, year round plesent weather and above all, The plethora of fresh air, scenic beauty and pleasing weather of this district attract thousands of tourists round the year. Numerous tourists and nature lovers` have made the Darjeeling.

Places of Interest

  • Singalila National Park

  • Tiger Hill

  • Observatory Hill

  • Batasia Loop

  • Happy Valley Tea Estate

6. Nainital

Nainital has such titles to its credit because of its scenic landscape dotted with lakes.  Come to the land that is surrounded by seven hills and lakes all around. This is the city that brings you closer to that nature. You can have a fabulous view of the Himalayas covered with white snow. If you visit Naintal then you will finbd Fantastic places to visit and enjoys your Holidays with your Friends and Family

Places of Interest

  • Nainital Lake

  • Tiffin Top

  • Gurney House

  • Snow View

7. Lonavala

Lonavla and the adjacent Khandala are beautiful, charming and twin hill stations, 622 m. above sea level and 5 Kms a part from each other are situated in the Sahyadri ranges. Lonavala is also known as the 'Jewel of the Sahyadri' is situated in the western part of Maharashtra. is known for its natural beauty . Beautiful lake and streams of tourists to the heart of the city is ready to welcome the whole year to win the Royal Attraction

Places of Interest

  • Tiger Point

  • Karla Caves

  • Lion’s Point

  • Bhaja Caves

  • Kune Falls

8. Almora

Almora Is A Scenic District Of Uttarakhand Situated In Its Eastern Part With Spectacular Himalayan View That Attracts Thousands Of Tourists Across The Globe Due To Its Fascinating Beauty Of Nature. One of the popular hill stations in uttarakhand, Almora is a town located in the state of Uttarakhand. The scenic beauty and the charming weather make it an ideal tourist destination. The town is situated at an altitude of 5,417 feet amidst the southern part the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayas. Hundreds of tourists come to Almora to get a feel of the scenic beauty and idyllic charm. The town is surrounded by beautiful pine, fir and rhododendron trees. There are a number of tourist attractions in Almora which travelers should visit.

Places of Interest

  • Bright End Corner

  • Kasar Devi Temple

  • Katarmal Sun Temple

  • Martola

  • Kalimut

9. Matheran

The most unforgettable things about Matheran is deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. The atmosphere here is pure & fresh. The ban on motor vehicles inside Matheran has helped to preserve its beauty and keep intact its natural touch. It is famous and most visited Hill station of Maharashtra. Visit and explore your Holidays in Matheran

Places of Interest

  • Echo Point

  • Charlotte Lake

  • Louisa Point

  • Sunset Point

  • One Tree Hill Point

10. Gangtok

Gangtok is one of the most often visited destinations in northeast India. Nestling in the lush greenery of the Himalayas, Gangtok showcases Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze, exotic orchids and chirruping birds in a colourful melee. Gangtok is famous for its scenic beauty and spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga, one of the highest mountains in the world. It is said to be very famous hill station whre you can find lush grennery and affection with makes you feel good and fresh or it helps to make your holiday perfect.

Places of Interest

  • Tsomgo Lake

  • Saramsa Garden

  • Ganesh Tok View Point

  • Tashi View Point

  • Hanuman Tok

  • Nathula Pass

11. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists from all over the world. The pride of Kodaikanal is the 'Kurinji-flower', which blossoms once in 12 years. The hill-plantain fruits and plums are known for their freshness and taste. Kodaikanal lies pretty in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu. The summer retreat of Kodaikanal literally means ‘gift of the forest. The cool and misty weather, row in the lake, bath in one of the splashing waterfalls go for horse riding and cycling around the lake or simply admire the views. A tourist can indulge in various activities - one can go for cycling, horse riding, boating, trekking and many more adventurous activities.

Places of Interest

  • Berijam Lake

  • Coakers Walk

  • Kodai Lake

  • Dolphin’s Nose

  • Green Valley View

12. Shillong

Shillong is the captivating capital city of Meghalaya and it is famous as Hill station of Meghalaya. Shillong is a beautiful hill station & the capital of Meghalaya located at the height of 1496 meters. It is also called ‘Scotland of the East ' due to its striking similarity with the Scottish highlands. Very easily people find themselves lost counting the ways Nature on hills can surprise them. The same theory applies in Shillong as well, If you want to make your holiday perfect then you have Shillong Hill station with scenic beauty

Places of Interest

  • Shillong Peak

  • Laitlum Canyons

  • Elephant Falls

  • Mawjymbuin Caves

13. Munnar

Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations of the southern Indian state of Kerala. Located in the hill ranges of Kerala 1600 m above the sea, where three mountain streams. Munnar, is the breathtakingly beautiful heaven of peace and tranquility in Indian State Kerala. It is the idyllic tourist hill destination in God's own country-The Kerala. There are also opportunities for nature walks, trekking and bird watching tours in Munnar.

Places of Interest

  • Atukkad Waterfalls

  • Muniyara Dolmens

  • Echo Point

  • Eravikulam National Park

  • Mattupetty Dam

  • Chithirapuram

14. Auli

Auli is the most popular skiing destination of Uttaranchal state. Auli is situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal region covering elevation from 2,519mts to 3,050mts above sea level. Auli is a "bugyal" which means meadow in the regional language. Auli is often compared with best ski resorts of the world y foreigners.

Places of Interest

  • Auli Artificial Lake

  • Joshimath

  • Gurso Bugyal

  • Bhavishya Badri

  • Trishul Peak

  • Chenab Lake

15. Coorg

Coorg or Kodagu is one of the smallest districts of Karnataka which covers an area of 4,104  It was only in 1956, it lost its position as a state and became a district of Karnataka. Coorg in Karnataka in South India is a beautiful hill resort It is beautiful hill country most of which is between 3000 and 4000 feet high. The tallest mountain peak is around 6000 feet high. Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is famous for coffee plantations. The coffee estates here produce some of the world's best coffee.

Places of Interest

  • Coffee Plantations

  • Waterfalls

  • Mountains and Trekking

16. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is one of the most spectacular and the largest of Maharashtra hill-stations.  It tenders charming sight of the plains along with lush green forests that look spectacular and amazing. Lying at an elevation of 1372m Mahabaleshwar grabs the attention of many tourists, There is the famous Veena lake that deserves a visit during your Mahabaleshwar tour.

Places of Interest

  • The Carnac Point

  • Babbington Point

  • Bombay Point

  • Connaught Peak

  • Dhobi Waterfall

  • Elphinstone Point

17. Dharamshala

Dhramshala is a well visited Hill station where you can find number of famous attraction to visit and enjoys your holidays with Family And Friends. The hill resort set in exotic surroundings of lush green forests comprising of beautiful pine trees and velvety tea gardens, is known for its exceptional natural beauty, calmness and serenity. One of the major advantages in visiting Dharamsala is its easily accessible snowline

Places of Interest

  • McLeod Ganj

  • Masrur

  • Kangra Museum

  • Kangra Fort

  • Dal Lake

  • Namgyal Monastery

18. Manali

Manali is a beautiful hill station at an altitude of 1926 metres, with snow clad peaks , peaceful environment, located on the northern edge of Kullu valley in India.It is a a wonderful holiday destination ideal for a family vacation, a honeymoon or any vacation.. The mighty River Beas hurtling through Manali adds a dramatic tone and you can spend hours watching the river rush by.

Places of Interest

  • Rohtang Pass

  • Hadimba Temple

  • Vashist Hot Water Springs

  • Solang Valley

  • Basheshwar Mahadev Temple

  • Nehru Kund


19. Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is built on around five hills. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, This small historic hill station is spread over 14 KM area consisting of five hills Tehra, Kathlog, Bakrota Balun and Potreyn

Places of Interest

  • Khajjiar

  • Kalatop Rest House

  • Dainkund Peak

  • Ganji Pahari

20. Kalpa

The town of Kalpa is a major attraction of Himachal Pradesh. If you want to relax in the tranquility of nature, then this is the perfect place to be in. Kalpa is an amazing hill station in Himachal Pradesh, kalpa has transformed into a modern town that is charm of the kinnaur district of Himachal

Places of Interest

  • Sangla Valley

  • Kinner Kailash

  • Roghi village

  • Suicide Point

  • Kamru Fort

21. Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeod Ganj, McLeodganj is the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile and the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. People enjoy their weekend tour at Mcleodganj hill station.

Places of Interest

  • Bhagsu Waterfall

  • Triund

  • Dal Lake

  • Bhagsunath Temple

  • Dharamkot

  • St. John's Church

22. Saputara

Saputara is the only hill station in the Dang district in the south of Gujarat. This small and peaceful town of lies at an altitude of about 1000 metres, and features a consistently pleasant climate all through the year. The Saputara Lake is another major tourist attraction, set amidst the backdrop of lush greenery and paddle boats for visitors. The Pushpak Ropeway is considered the longest ropeway in the country and there are some beautiful gardens to stroll through as well

Places of Interest

  • Saputara Lake

  • Gira Waterfall

  • Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

23. Solan

A hill station known as the "Mushroom city of India", Solan is crowned as the "City of Red Gold", in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area. Solan city fascinates its tourists with its several attractions. It is popularly known as the “mushroom city of India” as it is has a mushroom centre situated in Chambaghat.

Places of Interest

  • Mohan Shakti National Park

  • Karol Tibba

  •  The Mall Road

  • Shoolini Mata Temple

24. Dehradun

Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal The Young Himalayas as they are called, harbour the Doon valley and the small but exceedingly beautiful Dehradoon town lying in its womb, which is talked of as an epitome of natural beauty as far as Hill Stations in India, are concerned. ehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between two of India's mightiest rivers — the Ganges on the east and the Yamuna on the west. The beautiful town is referred as the Gateway to Mussoorie and Garhwal interior

Places of Interest

  • Sahastradhara

  • Tiger Falls

  • Robber’s Cave

  • Tapovan

  • Mindrolling Monastery

  • Tapkeshawar Temple

25. Mussoorie

The hill station of Mussoorie also serves as the gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri, much popular Hindu shrines in north India. The shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath make up the Char Dham Yatra, four highly sacred destinations of the Hindus. It is famous Hill station to fell advenrture and enjoy every beat of your life.

Places of Interest

  • Kempty Falls

  • Lal Tibba

  • Happy Valley

  • Camel’s Back Road

  • Gun Hill

  • Mussoorie Lake