India is filled with wonders when it comes to geographical locations. India has satisfied people with the variety of her natural beauty especially for the nature lovers. India is blessed with God gifted wonderful hill stations. The hill station tour in India has made Indian tourism successful and its captivating beauty has made people from all over the world to accept that India is really incredible. Though India has hills and mountains at various parts of the country but the northern Himalayan range is simply unbeatable.
For the nature lovers and people who love to go for holidays to hill station let us discuss some of the wonderful rather best hill stations in India.
Best Hilly Station in India are:
Shimla is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Ones it was used as the summer capital of Britishers when they used to rule over India. Shimla is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Shimla has snow covered mountain and green environment which is surrounded by oak, pine and rhododendron forests. The Scandal point and the Viceregal lodge on the Observatory Hill in Shimla will help you to have a picturesque view of sunrise and sunset. Shimla does flourish its ethnic culture. You can see the local form of dance known as “Nati” performed by small local dance groups. For NRI’s Shimla is their darling spot. Shimla has old colonial style buildings, the old church and the old railway station which are also visited by tourists.
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Ooty is the most popular hill station of south India which is situated in Tamil Nadu. Ooty is located on the Nilgiri Hills and is always crowded with visitors during April and May. British Indian Government used have headquarters of Chennai government during summers in Ooty to escape from the high heat of Chennai. Ooty is a place which provides relaxation to people. The weather and environment of the place is best for the people to relax and heal themselves. Ooty is one of popular shooting spots. Ooty has cool environment it’s not too cold or hot. It has pleasant cool weather. The awesome scenic beauty of the place attracts people. The attractions of Ooty are the Blue Mountains, the trekking to Dodabetta peak, the Ooty Lake and the charming falls, 22 hector long Botanical garden, the mild long tea gardens. The Nilgiri toy train ride named Metupalaiyam is great to have fun.
Darjeeling is also known as the “Queen of hill stations” and is the most attractive hill stations in Eastern India. Darjeeling is situated in West Bengal. Darjeeling the hill station is located in the Mount Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest peak. Darjeeling has famous long tea gardens and clean fresh air which keeps you far from pollution. Darjeeling tea is always very famous. Darjeeling has dense forest of Sal and Oak. The Himalayan Railway has gifted a toy train ride which takes you from Siliguri to Darjeeling. The Darjeeling hills also have waterfalls. There are also places of attraction such as the Botanical gardens, the monasteries, the zoo, the rope way named as Rangeet Valley Passenger Rope way cable car.
Manali is in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is second best after Shimla. From Shimla it takes 250 kilometers far and people often visit both together. Manali is also good as honeymoon spot. Manali is beautifully bordered with pine forests and the captivating view of river Beas. People who love to do adventurous activities Manali is a good option for them. There are lots of options for mountaineering, trekking, rafting, hiking, skiing, biking, para gliding. The Leh- Manali Highway is very fascinating.
Munnar is in Western Ghats of Kerala. Munnar town is in Kannan Devan Hills village which falls under Devikulam Tehsil in Idukki district in Kerala. The hills are covered with dense tea garden and green plantations. This hill station is famous for its beautiful captivating valleys, wildlife, green forest, waterfalls, mountains, lagoon lakes and coffee gardens. People who love adventures can try for the trekking to Annamudi which is the highest peak in South India. The scenic beauty of these virgin green forests will make you feel the wonderful creation of God that is nature.
There are also many other hill stations which one can visit in India such as Nanital, Gangtok, Matheran, Coorg, Gulmarg, Mount Abu, Lonavala, Mirik, Kodaikanal, Mussoorie, Mirik, Shillong, Kalimpong, Badrinath, Kullu, Chamba, Almora and many more.