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Popular Hill Stations In India – Where Adventure Begins

Are you looking for the change from hectic work routine? Need peace for the most. Plan a hill station trip with your friends or family. I tried to shortlisted the most visited hill stations across India which is budget friendly and full of nature beauties. Before you plan for your trip make sure your train, flights or bus booking are all done and your travel plans are chalked way ahead of time. Get the best offers and deals on Flights, Train or Bus Bookings right here and start your journey to the hills today.

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Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

Shimla – the capital of Himachal Pradesh and it is also called as queen of the hills which is located at an altitude of 2159 meters (7000 feet approx.). The city offers wide variety of shopping and entertainment activities like Camping, heli-skiing, rock climbing, trekking, and rafting and many more. Popular as a honeymoon destination, but a great place to visit and experience nature’s thrilling scenery. If you are looking for more adventure, then don’t forget to visit tourist destinations like Kufri or Kullu Manali which is also located in Himachal Pradesh.

Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra)

Situated in Western Ghats of Maharashtra, it is one of the most visited hill station destination in the state. Elevated at a height of 1353m, it offers beautiful view of lakes, greenery and trekking experience. It also has variety of shopping markets. Vienna Lake, Pratapgarh Fort, Pachgani, Elephant’s Head point, Arthur Point, 3 Monkey Point etc. are the famous tourist spot. It’s a 2 hour’s drive from Pune City.

Nanital (Uttrakhand)

One of the most famous destinations in India where you can do a lot of things like Parasailing, horse-riding, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and much more. It’s a perfect destination for all, whether you are looking for a romantic gateway or a perfect family outing. You will fall in love with Nanital and want it to experience again and again.

 Matheran (Maharashtra)

One of the most popular hill stations in West India where vehicles are entirely banned from entering and this is the most unique thing. Explore plenty of walking trails and lookouts. So plan your weekends here and explore the things here like Shady forests, criss-crossing foot trails, breathtaking lookouts, fresh air or beauty of nature. Best place to relax and away from any noise and pollution. Best time to visit here in September.

Ooty (Tamil Nadu)

Ooty is the queen of the hill stations and it is located in the Nilgiri mountain range in Tamil Nadu. It’s a Land of Picnic Spots and Lakes. You can explore a lot of things with your special ones like parks or gardens, temples, sunset points. Don’t forget to skip the Toy Train Ride.

Gangtok (Sikkim)

Gangtok is one of the most peaceful and fascinating hill stations which is popular for its charming valleys and great monasteries. If you love trekking then this place is just for you. Here you can explore a lot of adventure thrilled activates.

Shillong (Meghalaya)

The capital of Meghalaya and is famous for green fields, beautiful landscapes and sweet aura of flowers. If you a nature lover then you will definitely fall in love with Shillong. The beauty of the lakes could not be expressed in words.

McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)

McLeodganj is the best spot for holidays or trips and you can visit here any time of the year. There are so many beautiful temples and Tibetan shops where you can buy beautiful jewellery that is shipped from various regions. It is the perfect place for peaceful trip. Here you can do a lot of activities like meditation, volunteering and nature walks. You can also visit Dharamshala or Triund for trekking.

Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir)

One of the most romantic hill stations in India. People called as Valley of Kashmir. In Gulmarg you can see the beautiful grassland with blooming flowers. It looks like fantasy place coming straight out of your dreams.

Article written by Preeti Gautam

Necessity is Mother of Invention. For me, Never thought I would be writing articles, it just evolved in me. Intention behind this blog is to share some things I observed, learnt or experienced. Knowledge Shared is Knowledge Gained. Preeti Gautam: 25| Female| Mass Media| Enthusiast