If you would ask a travel freak, what kind of place he would wish to visit first, then 9 out of 10 times his answer would be a hill station. A hill station with its refreshing atmosphere and scenic beauty always makes it topping the list of favorite destinations for travelers. The photographic hills and mountains covered with lots of greenery all around just makes you feel like being at some divine place.
India is full of astonishingly beautiful hill stations all over the country, attracting a mammoth of visitors from all over the world each year. Below we have listed some popular hill stations from India:
Srinagar is located in the Kashmir valley of Jammu and Kashmir and with its surprising beauty, often called the Heaven on earth. Kashmir is particularly famous for its heavenly beautiful lakes and rivers ,also in winters, the snow covered mountains all over the places just look phenomenal.Dal lake,Wullar lake,Manasbal lake,Nagin lake,Nishat garden, Shalimar garden,Chashma Shahi,Dachigam Wildlife sactuary,Pari mahal,Jama Masjid,Hari parbat,Kashmir Golf Course are the worth seeing places in Srinagar. Though Srinagar looks equally awesome all over the year, but the best time to visit Srinagar is from April to October.
Darjeeling is another top rated hill station, situated in West Bengal state of India. The snow covered Kanchenjunga peak, the third ranked peak among the world’s highest peaks, the vastly spread tea valleys and Himalaya toy train are the main attractions for a Darjeeling Visitor. Also it is a great place for mountain trekking. Tiger Hill, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan zoological park, Chowrasta, Batasia loop. The Himalayan railways, Passenger Ropeway, Mahakal temple, Ghoom monastery, Neora Valley National Park are the other popular places. Except the rainy season from July to mid September, you can choose any time to visit Darjeeling as per your suitability.
Moving towards South, Munnar is amongst the most recommended places to visit. Munnar is the popular hill station situated in Kerala state of India. Munnar is blessed with natural beauty all around in the lights of beautiful mountains, astonishing waterfalls and the peaceful tea velley.On the urge of facilitating exclusive holiday vacations, there has been established plenty of high class hotels, resorts and restaurants.Mattupetty Dam,Kundala Dam lake,Eravikulam National Park,Lakkam waterfalls, Rose Garden,Attukal Waterfalls,Anamudi peak,Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, the extensive tea gardens and View Points are the desirable places in Munnar. September to March is the recommended period to visit here.
Manali ,the beautiful hill station is located in Himachal Pradesh, the northern state of India. Manali is peculiarly famous as a honeymoon destination. This is the probably the best spot in India to enjoy adventure sports like river rafting, skiing, paragliding etc.Moreover the snow covered mountain valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, beautiful lakes and the climate itself are some of the distinctive ingredients for a great romantic trip.Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Devi temple, monasteries, Manali Sanctuary, Pandoh Dam, Bhrigu lake, Pin Valley National park are the main attractions for a tourist in Manali. You can easily find the luxury and standard hotels and resorts at affordable prices. The summer season and specially the snow fall in January attract thousands of native and foreign tourists each year.
Ooty alias Udhagamandalam is often famously called as the Queen of Hill stations in India and is regarded as another honeymoon paradise in India. It is located in the Tamilnadu district, the southern state of India. The lakes and dams, waterfalls, reserve forests, herbal garden and parks and Nilgiri peaks just enrich Ooty as a perfect picnic spot and travel destination for nature lovers. Ooty lake,Doddabetta Peak, Rose Garden, Botanical Garden, Emerald lake,Pykara Lake, Avalanche lake,Kalhatty waterfalls,Nilgiri Mountain railway, Stone House,Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary,Kodanad View point are famous places at Ooty. From April to June and September to November are the best times to visit Ooty.
Total cost per person: 25K INR approx
Worth seeing places: PETRONAS Towers, Batu caves, Mount kinabalu, Gunung Mulu National Park, Kek Lok Si and Kuala LumPur Bird Park etc.