7 MUST VISIT HILL STATIONS IN INDIA
It is rightly said in the words of someone,” Some people waste their time to search peaceful place with some beautiful nature, others are born in hill stations.” Hill stations have always been a fascination for travelers all around the world especially for the people living in plains. People choose hill stations for their holiday destinations to escape from the super fast and busy life of cities and spend some peaceful time with their families. They get to enjoy the beautiful creations of nature by staying so close to it. There are immensely beautiful places all around the world but our country is also famous all around the world for it’s beautiful hill stations. Some of the must visit hill stations of India are:
- OOTY, TAMIL NADU
Ooty also known as Udagamandalam is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular hill station located in Niagra Hills. You can visit Ooty lake, Nilgiri mountain railways that help you to experience the beauty of nature closely. Also, Ooty is famous for St. Stephen’s Church, Thread Garden, Stone House, Doddabetta etc. This can definitely make your trip memorable.
- PAHALGAM, JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Pahalgam is a hill station in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mountain trails run northeast to Amarnath Cave Temple, a Hindu shrine and site of the annual Amaranth Yatra pilgrimage. You can visit Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary which is a home to animals including brown beers and musk deer. The Liddle River runs through scenic Betaab Valley. In southeast, Tulian Lake is flanked by frozen mountain peaks.
- SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA
Shillong is a famous hill station of India and is the capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s famous for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park and Ward’s Lake which is surrounded by walking trails. Also, the Don Bosco Centre for indigenous cultures features displays on the region’s native people. The city also houses waterfalls which includes the Elephant Falls in the southwest. In the East, forested Shillong peak offers city views.
- KODAIKANAL, TAMIL NADU
Kodaikanal is a hill town in Tamil Nadu. It is set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. The town is centered around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. You can visit Bryant Park, Silver Cascade Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple and Bear Shola Falls.
- MUNNAR, KERALA
Munnar is located in the Western Ghats mountain range in Kerala. It was a former resort for the Britishers. It is surrounded by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations established in the late 19th century. It also has Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m tall Anamudi peak.
- MOUNT ABU, RAJASTHAN
It is situated in Rajasthan, neat Gujarat border. Set on a high rocky plateau in the Aravali range and surrounded b forest, it offers a relatively cool climate and views over the arid plains. In the centre of town, Nakki Lake is a popular spot for boating. You will also find Dilwara Temples, ornately carved from white marble which are many centuries old and are of great spiritual importance.
- DARJEELING, WEST BENGAL
Gaze over the horizon, walk through the clouds, witness some of the mesmeric peaks in the world and cater to one of the most memorable holidays in Darjeeling. It, famous for it’s Toy Train and distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot it’s surrounding slopes. It’s backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga which is among the world’s highest peaks.
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