Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India
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Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

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India is likely the only country in the world having almost every kind of landscape and weather. From desert to ice capped mountains and from rain forests to thousand and thousand kilometers of sea shores, this place is gifted with most diverse nature compared to any other part of this blue planet.

Today we are going to discuss about the top 10 hill stations to visit in India. When it comes to top hill stations in India, majority of them are situated in northern and north eastern part of the country. Some famous hill stations are also located in different regions such as in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh and even in Rajasthan. Make sure to pack the travel essentials before heading out for your adventure – many of which can be easily bought online and packed and shipped to India.

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Here in this post I have made an effort to included hill stations from almost every part of the country. If you are planning a vacation this year you must explore some of the best hill stations in India. Let’s start the list :

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India


Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

Shimla is the largest city as well as capital of the Indian state, Himachal Pradesh. This hill station was built by Britishers during the colonial period. It was declared as the summer capital of India by the British government in late 1845.

Shimla is located in the Himalayan foothills and situated at an altitude of 2159 meters, that’s why it is also called the “Queen of the Hills”. The entire city is surrounded with sharp hills and dense coniferous forest. The forest mostly contains pine, oak, deodar trees with more than thousand species of birds and wild animals.

Places to visit in Shimla:

  • Arki Fort

  • Jakhoo Temple

  • Viceregal Lodge

  • The Mall

  • Kufri

  • Tara Devi

  • Shimla State Museum

  • Christ Church

2. Binsar

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

If you want to spend some time away from the city rush and crowd then Binsar would be the perfect place to travel. Binsar is a part of Kumaon region of the Indian state Uttarakhand and situated at an altitude of 2414 meters from sea level.

Binsar is a small town of kumaon and is overloaded with scenic natural beauty. The ice capped mountains and dense coniferous forest offers multiple breathtaking views.

Places to visit in Binsar:

  • Binsar Wildlife Century

  • Bineshwar Mahadev Temple

  • Marry Budden Estate

  • Binsar “Zero Point”

3. Shillong

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’. Shillong is one of the most recommended and famous tourist hotspot in India and you must visit this place one in your life. This place is situated at an elevation of almost 1500 meters from sea level.

The weather is cool throughout the year and this place can be visited anytime. This north eastern city is blessed with exotic wildlife and dense rain forest. The state Meghalaya is also honored as one of the wettest places on earth and home to hundreds of lakes and falls.

Must visit places in Shillong:

  • Umiam Lake

  • Ward’s lake

  • Elephant Waterfalls

  • Botanical Garden

  • Mawlynnog Village

  • Mawplang Forest

4. Auli

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

If you fond of skiing then you must visit Auli for best experience. Winter is the best time to travel to this place when the meadows are covered with thick layer of snow making it best place to ski.

The weather is almost cool throughout the year and can be also visited in summers. Auli is honored with the Asia’s largest ropeway ride which is also a major tourist attraction.

Things to do in Auli:

  • Skiing

  • Boating

  • Cable riding

  • Trekking

  • Mountaineering

  • Boat riding

Places to visit in Auli:

  • Vishnu Prayag

  • Gurso Bugyal

  • Chenab Lake

  • Hot Spring point

  • Chattrakund

  • Kwani Bugyal

5. Mount Abu

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

This time we are heading towards the western part of India and featuring Mount Abu in this list. Mount Abu is situated in Rajasthan near the Aravali hill range. While most of the regions of Rajasthan is deserted, Mount Abu is a home to hundreds of lakes and waterfalls.

The one and only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount has been a summer capital from centuries. Every year more than 2.5 million travelers visit this place. If you have get bored by travelling Himalayan region every summers, this year you can explore a hill station with different landscapes and vegetation.

Places to visit in Mount Abu:

  • Guru Shikhar

  • Trevor’s Tank

  • Aravali Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Abu Road

  • Dilwara Jain Temple

  • Sunset Point

6. Amarkantak

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

Many of us don’t even have heard about this place. This is like a hidden gem in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Three mountain ranges including Vindhya, Satpura and Maikal meet at this point making it one of the top hill stations in India.

Amarkantak is also the place of origin of rivers such as Narmada and Son. I has been a historical and religious place from ancient times and home to one of the oldest temples and historic spots such as Narmada Udgam, Kabir Chabutra etc.

Places to visit in Amarkantak:

  • Narmada Udgam

  • Dudhdhara

  • Dhuni Pani

  • Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Sonmuda

7. Panchgani

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

Panchgani is a lesser known hill station near Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. I have made an effort to dig out few lesser known and exclusive hill stations of India and Panchgani is one of them.

Panchgani is one of the favorite Bollywood movie shooting hotspots. This place is surrounded with five mountain ranges including Khingar, Godwali, Dandeghar, Taighat and Amral. Panchgani was a summer capital during British raj because of its cool and fresh weather throughout the whole year.

Major tourist attractions in Panchgani:

  • Sydney Point

  • Table Land

  • Mapro garden

  • Dom Dam

  • Parsi Point

8. Darjeeling

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

It will be unjustifying not to include Darjeeling while featuring top hill stations of India. This hill station is situated at an altitude of 2045 meters in the north western region of India in the state of West Bengal.

Darjeeling is also one of the world’s biggest tea producers and home to multiple tourist hotspots. This place offers the best view of world’s third highest mountain peak, Mount Kanchenjunga. The Darjeeling mountain railway is the UNESCO world heritage site.

Must visit places in Darjeeling:

  • Tiger Hill

  • Famous Toy Train

  • Senchal Lake

  • Ghoom Monestry

  • Himalayan Zoological Park

  • Batasia Loop

9. Ooty

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

Let’s move to the southern part of India and here I have listed Ooty, the exotic hill station of Tamil Nadu. Ooty is located at the Nilgiri mountain ranges making it one of the most famous and visited hill stations of India.

The crowd during the tourist season may make you feel overwhelming thus exploring the remote areas for better experience will be a good idea. There are multiple places to hangout in Ooty and some of them are as follows:

  • Avalanche Valley

  • Lamb’s Rock

  • Rose Garden

  • Kalhatti Falls

  • Emerald Lake

  • Doddabetta Peak

10. Aru Valley

Top 10 Hill Stations to Visit in India

Last but not the least, closing this list of top 10 hill stations to visit in India with Aru Valley which is situated in Kashmir. There is romance in the air of Aru Valley that’s why it is considered as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.

This place is situated at an altitude of 2,424 meters making it one of the favorite’s destinations for trekkers, mountaineers and adventure enthusiast.

Things to do in Aru Valley:

  • Trout Fishing

  • Trekking

  • Hiking

  • Horse Riding

  • Photography

  • Sight Seeing

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