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Top 42 Hill Stations of India Where You Will Find Solace Amidst Nature

Mountains are the medicine to a tired body & mind. When you breathe the fresh mountain air, and treat your eyes to the spectacular views in the charming ambiance of the hills, you are bound to feel refreshed and calm. With such a great land mass and diverse geography, India has some of the best hill stations in the world, some of which offer an ideal setting for a romantic getaway, while others are just perfect to enjoy a vacation with family. The alluring and soothing landscapes of India will compel your mind and body to slow down and bask in the calmness from its blissful views.

From up north, till down south, India has numerous hill stations where you can visit even for a quick weekend getaway. Read along to know more about the tranquil hill stations of India that are sure to leave you with everlasting memories. Sometimes it is a good idea to escape the chaos of the city and go someplace where you will feel one with nature.

In this blog, we bring you the top 42 hill stations in India for the best holiday experience. Many of these hill stations can be explored throughout the year as well, be it summer or winter or monsoon, doesn’t that sound interesting? Every changing season brings with it some changes that add to the beauty of these places and create new memories for its visitors.

Updated List of 42 Best Hill Stations to Visit in India in 2024

Hill Station Name State
Nainital Uttarakhand
Munnar Kerala
Ranikhet Uttarakhand
Manali Himachal Pradesh
Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh
Mirik West Bengal
Darjeeling West Bengal
Gulmarg Jammu and Kashmir
Auli Uttarakhand
Shillong Meghalaya
Dalhousie Himachal Pradesh
Pahalgam Jammu and Kashmir
Ooty Tamil Nadu
Coorg Karnataka
Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu
Khandala Maharashtra
Mussoorie Uttarakhand
Shimla Himachal Pradesh
Tawang Arunachal Pradesh
Kalimpong West Bengal
Almora Uttarakhand
Saputara Gujarat
Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
Aizawl Mizoram
Wilson Hills Gujarat
Ananthagiri Hills Telangana
Lambasingi Andhra Pradesh
Meghamalai Tamil Nadu
Amarkantak Madhya Pradesh
Horsley Hills Andhra Pradesh
Sonmarg Jammu and Kashmir
Gangtok Sikkim
Bhimtal Uttarakhand
Pelling Sikkim
Dhanaulti Uttarakhand
Chopta Valley Uttarakhand
Mount Abu Rajasthan
New Tehri Uttarakhand
Ponmudi Kerala
Doodhpathri Jammu and Kashmir
Chikkamagaluru Karnataka
Panchgani Maharashtra

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital Boating

Situated in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and home to the spectacular Lake Naini, the famous hill station of India, Nainital, is often referred as the ‘Lake District’ of India.

It is a destination suitable for all types of tourists, but primarily, is an ideal family destination. It is well-connected by the major cities in North India, and offers a number of activities promising a good time to each member of the family.

Major Tourist Attractions in Nainital

  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Mall Road
  • Raj Bhawan
  • Gurney House
  • Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo
  • Tiffin Top
  • Astronomical Observatory
  • Snow View Point
  • Eco Cave Garden
  • Himalayan Botanical Garden
  • Himalaya Mini Golf

Top Things to Do in Nainital

  • Boating in Naini Lake
  • Shopping in Tibetan Market
  • Skating in Zoomland
  • Cable Car Ride to Snow View Point
  • Vantage Point to Overlook at Valley from Tiffin Top
  • Short Hike to China Peak
  • Golfing at Mini Golf Course
  • Stroll on the Mall Road

Where to Eat in Nainital?

  • Zooby’s Kitchen
  • Giannis Pure Veg
  • Sakley’s Restaurant & Pastry Shop
  • Machan Restaurant
  • China Town
  • Sonam

What to Buy in Nainital?

  • Clothes/Perfumes/Umbrellas: Tibetan Market
  • Rhododendron Squash: Mall Road
  • Fruit Marmalades & Jam: Mall Road
  • Souvenirs (Wood carved articles): Mall Road
  • Fancy Candles: Bara Bazar & Mall Road

How to Reach Nainital?

The nearest railway station to Nainital is in Kathgodam, which is around 36 km from the city. One can take a taxi from Kathgodam to reach Nainital. Alternatively, there are buses between Haldwani (40 km) and Nainital. However, they are mostly crowded. There are also buses from Delhi and other major cities of North India to Haldwani.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Nainital

December to February

Recommended Holiday Packages

Munnar, Kerala

Munnar Hill Station Kerala

With its well-preserved natural beauty and sprawling tea gardens, Munnar invites honeymoon couples to spend time amidst tranquil and scenic settings. This popular hill station in Kerala also houses some romantic hotels and several activities for the newlyweds.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Munnar

  • Echo Point
  • Atukkad Waterfalls
  • Pothamedu View Point
  • Photo Point
  • Tata Tea or KDHP Museum
  • Chinnakanal Waterfalls
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Periyar National Park

Top Things to Do in Munnar

  • Tree House Stay
  • Tea Estate Tour
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Wildlife Sighting
  • Boating
  • Ayurveda Spa

How to Reach Munnar?

The nearest railway station and airport to Munnar is situated in Kochi (126 km). One can take a cab from Kochi to reach Munnar.

What to buy in Munnar?

  • Factory Fresh tea, specialty teas, flavoured tea
  • Spices
  • Dry fruits
  • Coffee
  • Home-made chocolates
  • Massage oils
  • Aromatic oils

Check out: All Inclusive Munnar Tourism Packages

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet-Beautiful Forest Veiw

Built by the British, Ranikhet is a top hill station of India which you should visit to admire the beauty of topography, flora and fauna of the Himalayas.

It provides a calm atmosphere for any ideal family outing away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Adorned with the pristine and picturesque settings, this tourist destination in Uttarakhand has a relaxing vibe.

Major Tourist Attractions in Ranikhet

  • Jhula Devi Temple
  • Chaubatia Orchard
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Haidakhan Babaji Temple
  • Binsar Mahadev Temple
  • Sunset Points
  • Golf Course
  • Ashiyana Park
  • Tarikhet

Top Things to Do in Ranikhet

  • Enjoy with kids at Jungle-Themed Ashiyana Park
  • Walk Through Chaubatia Garden
  • Golfing at Upat Golf Course

Where to Eat in Ranikhet?

  • Mohan’s Cafe
  • Baba Cake
  • Dolma Restaurant
  • Lali’s Inn and Restaurant

What to Buy in Ranikhet?

  • Baal Mithai (sweet)
  • Shawls & Tweed
  • Candles
  • Woollen Clothes
  • Handicraft

How to Reach Ranikhet?

The nearest railway station to Ranikhet is in Kathgodam, which is about 80 km away. One can take a cab to Ranikhet from Kathgodam.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Ranikhet:

December to February

Check out: All Inclusive Ranikhet Holiday Packages

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala Himachal

Along with being one of the best mountain destinations in India for its tranquillity, solitude and center of Tibetan Buddhist culture, Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh is home to the holy Dalai Lama. Surrounded by the lofty mountains and home to dense deodar and cedar forests, this holiday destination in Himachal is counted amongst the most popular hill stations in India.

Situated at an altitude of about 1,487m in the Kangra Valley, it is divided into two parts namely, Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, and is separated by a village called Ganchen Kyishong. A large number of travellers along with family vacationers throng here for summer vacations. However, many tourists like to visit it during winters to enjoy the snowfall.

Major Tourist Attractions in Dharamshala

  • Dharamshala Cricket Stadium
  • Naam Art Gallery
  • Monolithic Rock Temples
  • Bhagsu Waterfall
  • Bhagsunag Temple
  • Kangra Museum
  • Kunal Pathri Temple
  • Chamunda Temple
  • Dal Lake
  • Mcleodganj
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Triund Hill
  • Naddi View Point

Top Things to Do in Dharamshala

  • Trekking
  • Shopping

How to Reach Dharamshala?

Dharamshala is well-connected from cities like Delhi, Ambala, and Chandigarh by road. There are regular buses to Dharamshala from these destinations.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Dharamshala: December to February

Where to Eat in Dharamshala?

  • Crepe Pancake Hut
  • Common Ground Cafe
  • Lung Ta
  • Trek and Dine
  • Illiterati
  • Peace Cafe
  • Morgan’s Place

What to Buy in Dharamshala?

  • Singing Bowls
  • Buddha statues, Prayer wheels and Prayer flags
  • Tibetan handicrafts
  • Bead necklaces, metalwork jewellery
  • Silk and satin wall hangings
  • Colourful Bags and Purses
  • Handcrafted diaries and handmade paper
  • Handwoven rugs and carpets

Check out: Dharamshala Himachal Tourism Packages

Mirik, West Bengal

Mirik Hill Station

If you decide to visit a hill station in 2022, go for Mirik! A beautiful hill station in West Bengal, Mirik is famous for its spectacular beauty, easy accessibility and makes for a great destination for family holiday in East India.

It is especially famous for its lake, called Mirik Lake or Sumendu Lake, tea gardens and opportunities for boating & horse riding.

Major Tourist Attractions in Mirik

  • Mirik Lake
  • Deosi Dara
  • Ramitay Dara
  • Devi-Sthan
  • Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery

Top Things to Do in Mirik

  • Boating
  • Horse Riding
  • Visiting the Tea Gardens
  • Nature Walk
  • Homestay

What to Buy in Mirik?

  • Handicrafts in Krishnanagar Area
  • Darjeeling Tea from Estates and Shops in Krishnagar Area

How to Reach Mirik?

The nearest airport to Mirik is in Bagdogra, which is about 44 km away. Cabs are available for Mirik from Bagdogra. The nearest railway station to Mirik is in New Jalpaiguri, which is 56 km away. Cabs are also available from here for Mirik. From the popular hill station of Darjeeling, Mirik is situated some 60 km away.

Recommended Tour Package

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling Hill Station

There cannot be a list comprising the top hill stations of India without mentioning Darjeeling. Fondly referred to as the Queen of the Hills, what makes it a best destination for winter vacations is its rich natural beauty, the Toy Train (UNESCO World Heritage Site), various sightseeing opportunities and colonial era architecture.

Major Tourism Attractions in Darjeeling

  • Darjeeling Toy Train
  • Senchal Lake
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Mahakal Temple
  • Observatory Hill
  • Tiger Hill
  • Bhutia Busty Monastery
  • Dhirdham Temple
  • Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo

Popular Things to Do in Darjeeling

  • River Rafting
  • Trekking
  • Toy Train Ride
  • Wildlife Sighting at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Cottage Camping

Where to Eat in Darjeeling?

  • Sonam’s Kitchen
  • Kunga Restaurant
  • Glenary’s
  • Keventers
  • Tom & Jerry’s
  • Nathmull Tea

What to Buy in Darjeeling?

  • Hand knitted items at New Mahakal Market
  • Carpets at Tibetan Self Help Center
  • Handicrafts & Souvenirs at Chowrasta
  • Darjeeling Tea
  • Woollen clothes at Dragon Market

How to Reach Darjeeling?

The nearest airport to Darjeeling is in Bagdogra, which is some 67 km away. The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is in New Jalpaiguri, which is about 72 km away. Cabs are available from these destinations to Darjeeling.

Check out: Darjeeling Tourism Packages

Gulmarg, Kashmir


Gulmarg, also known as the Meadow of Flowers, is nothing less than a fairytale land tucked away in the picturesque valley of Kashmir. Unarguably amongst the best hill stations to visit in India, it is a popular skiing destination and is also known for one of the longest cable car projects in Asia.

Gulmarg is a haven for any adventure aficionado seeking an adrenaline rush through winter sports like skiing, heli-skiing and snowboarding. Apart from winter adventure sports, one can enjoy trekking and golfing as well.

Major Tourist Attractions in Gulmarg

  • Gulmarg Gondola
  • Golf Course
  • Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
  • Baba Reshi Shrine
  • Shark Fin
  • Kongdori
  • Maharani Temple
  • St Mary’s Church

Top Things to Do in Gulmarg

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Take a Ride on Gulmarg Gondola
  • Golfing
  • Explore wildlife at Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
  • Picnic at Ningle Nallah

How to Reach Gulmarg?

Gulmarg is well-connected by road with Srinagar, which is situated about 50 km away and has an airport that connects it with other cities of India. From Srinagar, cabs are readily available for Gulmarg.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Gulmarg

November to February

Check out: Gulmarg Holiday Packages

Auli, Uttarakhand

Snowfall in Auli

If there was one word to describe Auli, it would be gorgeous! This hill station in India is great for spending your summer vacation, not just for its beauty, but also for the opportunities it provides for adventure-based activities.

It attracts adventure enthusiasts in the winter season and like Gulmarg, offers a chance to enjoy skiing, which is believed to be the best when it comes to the gradient. Trekking is also extremely famous, with Auli serving as the base for treks like Kuari Pass and Gorson Bugyal. Also, the view of magnificent peaks like Nanda Devi and Neelkanth add to the adventure getaway in Auli.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Auli

  • Auli Artificial Lake
  • Narsingh Temple
  • Chenab Lake
  • Chattarkund
  • Kwani Bugyal (Trek)
  • Gorson Bugyal
  • Nanda Devi National Park (April to June)
  • Valley of Flowers (June to October)

Top Things to Do in Auli

  • Skiing (winter)
  • Snowboarding (winter)
  • Camping
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Ropeway Ride

How to Reach Auli?

The best way to reach Auli is by road. Auli is decently connected by public buses plying from Rishikesh to Joshimath, which is 16 km from Auli. One can either take the ropeway up to Auli or choose to travel either by road by hiring a taxi.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Auli

December to February

Check out: Auli Snow View Trekking Tour

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

With its incredible natural beauty, temples and sacred sites as well as the base for numerous adventure activities, Manali easily finds a spot among the top 10 hill stations in India.

One of the popular places to visit in Himachal, it is also renowned as the best honeymoon destination. You can enjoy sightseeing, try out several adventure sports and go shopping. No wonder it is such a popular tourist destination.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Manali

  • Hadimba Temple
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Solang Valley
  • Vashist Temples & Hot Water Springs
  • Tibetan Monasteries
  • Mall Road
  • Club House
  • Manu Temple
  • Nehru Kund
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Kothi
  • Naggar Castle
  • Manali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Old Manali
  • Sethan

Top Things to Do in Manali

  • River Rafting
  • Trekking
  • Shopping
  • Paragliding
  • Stay in an Igloo at Sethan
  • Skiing in Solang Valley (in winters)
  • Quad Biking in Solang Valley
  • Bird Watching

How to Reach Manali?

Manali is well-connected by road with several destinations in North India. From Delhi, Ambala, Dehradun, and Chandigarh there are buses on a regular basis for Manali. The nearest airport to Manali is in Bhuntar, fewer flights are available for here.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Manali

December to February

Recommended Tour Packages

Shillong, Meghalaya

Meghalaya Shillong

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, boasts lush green rolling hills, vibrant ambiance and tranquil settings, all of which lead to it securing a spot among the list of top 50 hill stations in India.

Shillong also houses some of the top romantic hotels that ensure the best holiday experience to the newlyweds. From Shillong Peak to Elephant Falls, the options for sightseeing are many, while the things to do range from boating and angling to horse riding.

Major Attractions for Tourists in Shillong

  • Shillong Peak
  • Umiam Lake
  • Lady Hydari Park
  • Elephant Falls
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture
  • Laitlum Canyons
  • Mawphlang
  • Sweet Falls
  • Spread Eagle Falls
  • Diengiei Peak
  • Meghalaya State Museum
  • All Saints Church
  • Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
  • Air Force Museum
  • Police Bazaar

Top Things to Do in Shillong

  • Boating in Umiam Lake
  • Angling in Dawki
  • Trekking
  • Horse Riding
  • Camping
  • Golfing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Shopping

How to Reach Shillong?

The nearest airport to Shillong is situated in Barapani, which is some 30 km away. Cabs are easily available for Shillong from the airport. The nearest railway station to Shillong is in Guwahati, which is around 100 km away. Cab service is available from Guwahati to Shillong on a regular basis.

Recommended Tour Package

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie Himachal

Dalhousie, a beautiful tourist spot in Himachal, is one of the best hill stations to visit in India. Offering a panoramic view of Dhauladhar Mountain Range, it is its ethereal beauty which finds it a spot among the list of top 20 hill stations in India.

The tranquil and picturesque surroundings, cozy hotels and several places to visi/t make it an ideal honeymoon destination in Himachal.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Dalhousie

  • Alla
  • Karelanu
  • Dainkund Peak
  • Khajjiar
  • Bakrota Hills
  • Village Lohali
  • Gandhi Chowk
  • Dalhousie Cantonment
  • Sadar Bazar
  • Tibetan Market
  • Panchpula
  • Kalatop
  • Panjpulla
  • Subhash Baoli

Top Things to Do in Dalhousie

  • Boating on Chamera Lake
  • Trekking at the Dain Kund Hill
  • Shopping at Gandhi Chowk
  • Watch Wildlife at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Horse Riding

How to Reach Dalhousie?

The nearest railway station to Dalhousie is in Pathankot, which is around 80 km away. Cabs are readily available from Pathankot to Dalhousie. Anothe way to reach Dalhousie is by road. State-run buses are available for Dalhousie from New Delhi.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Dalhousie

December to February

Recommended Tour Package

Pahalgam, Kashmir

Pahalgam Jammu Kashmir

Pahalgam, with its utterly picturesque landscape, is an unmatched honeymoon destination in India. The romantic ambience and scenic vistas of lofty Himalayan peaks adorned with tall deodar cedar trees and warm Kashmiri hospitality makes it counted among the top 10 honeymoon places in the country.

The newlyweds can choose to stay in some of the best romantic hotels that will also arrange the activities like horse riding and river rafting for you.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Pahalgam

  • Betaab Valley
  • Aru Valley
  • Lidder River
  • Kolahoi Glacier
  • Chandanwari
  • Mamaleshwara Temple
  • Lidder Amusement Park
  • Sheshnag Lake
  • Baisaran Hills
  • Avantipur Temple
  • Tulian Lake
  • Pahalgam Golf Course

Top Things to Do in Pahalagam

  • Trekking
  • Horse Riding
  • Nature Walks
  • Golfing
  • Trout Fishing

How to Reach Pahalgam?

The nearest airport to Pahalgam is in Srinagar, which is some 88 km away. The best way to reach Pahalgam is to take a cab from Srinagar.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Pahalgam

December to February

Check out: Pahalgam Tourism Packages

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty Hill Station

Ooty or Ootacamund is famous for its picturesque sites, pristine lake and rolling hills. But the chief attractions of Ooty are the sprawling tea gardens. This beautiful hill station in Tamil Nadu has for long been the favourite of the honeymoon couples, and nothing has changed.

Ooty remains an incredible Indian destination for honeymooners who would love to spend time relishing the picturesque beauty of the place.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Ooty

  • Ooty Lake
  • Ooty Botanical Gardens
  • Ooty Rose Garden
  • Doddabetta Peak
  • St Stephen’s Church
  • Thread Garden
  • Tiger Hill
  • Kamraj Sagar Lake
  • Thunder World
  • Ketti Valley View
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway
  • Cairn Hill
  • Adam’s Fountain

Top Things to Do in Ooty

  • Toy Train Ride
  • Hiking
  • Nature Walks
  • Boating in Ooty Lake
  • Tea Factory Tour
  • Chocolate Factory Tour

How to Reach Ooty?

The nearest airport to Ooty is in Coimbatore, which is some 84 km away. Cabs are available for Ooty from Coimbatore. One can also board the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway’s Toy Train to reach Ooty from Coimbatore.

Recommended Tour Package

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg Hill Station

The coffee aroma-infused air of Coorg makes it all the more compelling to choose Coorg as a honeymoon destination in India.

The lush green landscape and the tranquil settings of Coorg offer the perfect venue to newlyweds to spend time together. Coorg also has salubrious weather and some cozy tailor-made hotels for the honeymooners.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Coorg

  • Coffee Plantations
  • Abbey Falls
  • Irupu Falls
  • Trekking
  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Golden Temple/Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Omkareshwar Temple
  • Madikeri Fort
  • Gaddige Raja’s Tomb
  • Dubare Elephant Camp

Top Things to Do in Coorg

  • Bathe the Elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Trekking
  • Food Tour
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • River Rafting
  • Heritage Tour
  • Quad Biking

How to Reach Coorg?

The nearest airport to Coorg is in Mangalore, which is 137 km away. The nearest railway station to Coorg is in situated in Mysore at a distance of 117 km. Cabs and buses are available from both of these destinations for Coorg. Bus service is also available between Bengaluru and Coorg.

Recommended Tour Packages

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal Hill Station

Well-known for its spices, homemade chocolates, herbal teas and coffees, oils and the orchids, Kodaikanal is an incredible hill station in South India to plan a trip with elderly parents.

These tranquil settings and picturesque views along with good accommodation options make Kodaikanal one of top 50 hill stations in India where you can plan a vacation with your elderly parents.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Kodaikanal

  • Coakers Walk
  • Kodai Lake
  • Kurinjiandavar Temple
  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Bryant Park
  • Green Valley View
  • Kodaikanal Solar Observatory
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Pillar Rocks
  • Devil’s Kitchen
  • Berijam Lake

Top Things to Do in Kodaikanal

  • Nature Walks
  • Boating in Kodai Lake

How to Reach?

The nearest airport and railway station to Kodaikanal is in Madurai, which is at a distance of 117 km. Cabs and buses are easily available for Kodaikanal from Madurai.

Recommended Tour Package

Khandala, Maharashtra

Khandala Hill Station

Khandala, a famous hill station in West India, is home to many beautiful caves, mountains and waterfalls, and offers an ideal escape from the hurriedness of city life! Apparently, it is the scenic beauty and the quietude that draw family vacationers as well as other tourists during the weekend from Mumbai and Pune to this hill station in Maharashtra.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Khandala

  • Celebrity Wax Museum
  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Lonavla Lake
  • Bhushi Lake
  • Bhaja Caves
  • Kune Waterfalls
  • Duke’s Nose (Nagphani)

Top Things to Do in Khandala

  • Trekking
  • Shopping
  • Nature Walk

How to Reach Khandala?

Khandala can be reached by Mumbai-Pune Expressway and NH4. Mumbai is at a distance of 79 km whereas Pune is about 68 km away from Khandala. There are state-run as well as private buses available for Khandala from these two nearby destinations.

Recommended Tour Package

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie Uttarakhand

Mussoorie needs no introduction, as this tourist place in Uttarakhand is one of the top 10 hill stations in India for a summer holiday. What makes it popular is the fact that it is a kids-friendly destination.

There are plenty of activities for kids in Mussoorie and most of the hotels here offer children’s play areas. There are rides available for them in gardens and there’s even a zoo nearby.

Major Attractions for Kids in Mussoorie

  • Lal Tibba
  • Jawahar Aquarium
  • K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum
  • Company Garden
  • Picture Palace Gaming Zone

Top Things to Do for kids in Mussoorie

  • Watch Magic Show and Play Games at Lal Tibba
  • Rides in Company Garden
  • See Animals in Dehradun Zoo
  • Play Video Games and Watch 5D Movies at Picture Palace
  • Cable Car Ride

How to Reach Mussoorie?

The nearest airport and railway station are in Dehradun. Cabs are easily available for Mussoorie from Dehradun.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Mussoorie

December to February

Recommended Tour Package

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla Jakhoo Temple

Everyone’s favourite, Shimla, has always received accolades for being a kids-friendly destination. This is one of the most popular hill stations in India, and has so much in store for the little visitors.

There’s an amusement park, an ice-skating rink (in winter), horse riding, toy train ride, and some more activities for kids in Shimla.

Major Attractions for Kids in Shimla

  • Kalka-Shimla Railway
  • Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park
  • Kufri

Top Things to Do for Kids in Shimla

  • Toy Train Ride
  • Rides in Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park
  • Ice Skating (in winter)
  • Horse Riding
  • Yak Riding in Kufri

How to Reach Shimla?

The nearest railway station to Shimla is in Kalka, which is about 86 km away. One can enjoy one of its kind toy train journey between Kalka and Shimla, which takes around 4 hours. The other and quicker way to reach Shimla from Kalka is to take a cab. Buses from Chandigarh and Delhi are also available for Shimla on a regular basis.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Shimla

December to February

Check out: All Inclusive Shimla Tour Packages

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Hill Station

Amidst the visually arresting settings, the town of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is probably every nature lover’s dream destination. The Shangri-la like place, adorned with India’s largest Buddhist Monastery, reflects the unmatched peace and beauty of Northeast India.

This hill town in East India is usually considered the adventurists’ base with numerous trekking trails around it. Tawang otherwise has a laid-back vibe and thus is perfect for those looking for a peaceful holiday in Northeast India.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Tawang

  • Tawang Monastery
  • Tawang War Memorial
  • Nuranang Falls
  • Madhuri Lake
  • Sela Pass
  • Jaswant Garh War Memorial

Top Things to Do in Tawang

  • Hiking and Trekking
  • Shopping

How to Reach Tawang?

The nearest airport to Tawang is in Tezpur, which is 330 km away. Cabs are available from Tezpur for Tawang. One can also take a flight to Guwahati and there on either take a helicopter ride to Tawang or take a bus/cab. The nearest railway station to Tawang is in Naharlagun (457 km), cabs are available for Naharlagun for Tawang.

Best Time to See Snowfall in Tawang

November to February

Check out: Tawang Holiday Packages

 Kalimpong, West Bengal

Kalimpong Hill Station

Kalimpong, because of its colonial architecture and beautiful landscape, is counted among the famous hill stations in India. This town in West Bengal makes for a great family vacation destination with its laid-back feel and peaceful and calm atmosphere, where the hustle and bustle is only limited to the local bazars (market). It is also known for its beautiful orchids and nurseries.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Kalimpong

  • Durpin Dara Hill
  • Cactus Nursery
  • Morgan House
  • Deolo Hill
  • Dong Palriffo Brang Gompa
  • Galingka
  • Thongsa Gompa
  • Crockety
  • Teesta Bazar
  • Nature Interpretation Centre
  • St Theresa Catholic Church
  • Lepcha Museum
  • Neora National Park

Top Things to Do in Kalimpong

  • Paragliding (not suitable for elder members of the family and kids below 5 years of age)
  • River Rafting (not suitable for elder members of the family and kids below 5 years of age)
  • Nature Walks
  • Village Tour
  • Wildlife Sighting at Neora National Park

How to Reach Kalimpong?

The nearest airport to Kalimpong is in Bagdogra, some 76 km away. Cabs are avaible from Bagdogra airport for Kalimpong. The nearest railway station to Kalimpong is in New Jalpaiguri, which is about 72 km away. Cab service is readily available for Kalimpong from here.

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Almora, Uttarakhand

Kasar Devi Temple Almora

Wildlife, Cuisines and pre- colonial Heritage attractions, Almora, the gorgeous hill town of Uttarakhand is a tourist attraction which will elevate your travel experience to a different level. It is one of the most beautiful hill stations to visit in India for a vacation. Decked with abundance of Pine forests and Fir trees, its beauty is so irresistible that even Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekanand could not stop themselves from mentioning Almora in their books. You will also witness two rivers Koshi and Salmali flow through this region. A day in Almora is like a colour palette of unique cultural experiences, Wildlife Safaris, scenic age-old temples and gorgeous markets.

Major Tourist Attractions in Almora

  • Kasar Devi temple
  • Zero Point
  • Deer Park
  • Martola
  • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jageshwar
  • Simtola
  • Dwarahat Village
  • Lakhudiyar
  • Kalimath
  • Chitai Golu Devta Temple

Top Things to Do in Almora

  • Wildlife at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and Deer Park
  • Trek to Zero point
  • Glimpse of Stone Era at Lakhudiyar
  • Shopping in Thana Bazaar
  • Sunset at Bright End’s Corner
  • Picnic at Kalimath

How to Reach Almora?

Almora is 83 km from Kathgodam Railway station. Buses and Taxis are easily available from Kathgodam to Almora.

What to Buy in Almora?

  • Angora Wool
  • Brassware
  • Handicrafts
  • Sweets
  • Rabbit Wool Clothes
  • Jams & Pickles
  • Ringaal Handicraft
  • Wooden Crafts
  • Pashmina

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Saputara, Gujarat

Saputara Hill Sation Gujarat

Dotted in Sahyadri Range, Saputara is the only Hill Station in Gujarat. Saputara’s literal meaning is ‘the abode of Serpents’ as snake god is worshipped by the tribals of the region. The crispy mountain air, the fresh tint of green trees and enchanting lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, tribal culture, scenic hiking trails, gorgeous gardens and museums – the list is endless. If you are planning a vacation with family then Saputara is one of the best hill stations to visit in India.

Major Tourist Attractions of Saputara

  • Saputara Lake
  • Ropeway
  • Artist Village
  • Lake and Boat club
  • Nageshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Vansda National Park
  • Saputara Museum
  • Hatgadh Fort

Top Things to Do in Saputara

  • Boating in Saputara Lake
  • Visit Artist Village
  • Explore Hatgadh Fort
  • Wildlife at Vansda National Park
  • Take a dip at Gira Falls
  • Visit Saputara Tribal Museum

How to Reach Saputara?

Bilimora is 50km away from Saputara and you can get buses and cabs from Bilimora for Saputara without any hassle. Waghai is also not very far from Saputara. You can reach Saputara from Waghai by any bus or cab.

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Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

The beauty of Srinagar will be etched on your heart if you once visit this lovely hill station. The warm hospitality of people, the soul soothing, forever enchanting Jhelum River, pleasant weather, amazing houseboat tours, picturesque landscapes, lush Mughal Gardens, Serene Dal Lake, Kashmiri and Mughlai cuisines, mosques, gorgeous lofty mountains – you will receive far more what you seek if are looking for best hill stations for an amazing family vacation.

Major Tourist Attractions in Srinagar

  • Dal Lake
  • Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden
  • Nishat Bagh
  • Nigeen Lake
  • Tulip garden
  • Chashme Shahi
  • Aru Valley
  • Jamia Masjid
  • Anchar Lake

Top Things to Do in Srinagar

  • Trekking
  • Visit Temples and Mosques
  • Houseboat Tour
  • Shikara Ride on Dal Lake
  • Visit Mughal Gardens
  • Shopping
  • Flower Walk at Tulip Garden
  • Visit Floating Vegetable Markets
  • Paragliding

What to Buy in Srinagar?

  • Walnut Wood Items
  • Carpets
  • Papier Mache Artifacts
  • Pashminas
  • Kashmiri Tea
  • Copperware
  • Dry Fruits
  • Spices

How to Reach Srinagar?

Banihal Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Srinagar. From the station you will get a bus, cab and taxis to reach this beautiful destination called Srinagar.

Best Time to Visit Srinagar

April to October

Top Recommended Srinagar Hill Station Tour Packages

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Aizawl, Mizoram

Aizawl Mizoram

On your joyful journey to explore the best of nature tourism, you must consider Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram in North East India. The city decked on the lofty hills where clouds floated across the sky. Here everything is decorated with simplicity. Amazing ridges, hills, valleys, local markets, shopping complexes, hotels, gurgling rivers, thrilling adventure activities and delightful nightlife – Aizawl will always bring solace to nature lovers and solo backpackers. It is indeed one of the best hill stations to visit in India.

Major Tourist Attractions to See in Aizawl

  • Durtlang Hills
  • Reiek
  • Vantawng Falls
  • Solomon Temple
  • Falkawn Village
  • Saiha
  • Tam Lake
  • Phawngpui

Top Stay Places at Aizawl

  • Jenny’s Guest House and Homestay
  • Aizawl Guesthouse Homestay Ensuite and View
  • The 1998 Homestay
  • Darlawn Tourist Lodge
  • Berawtlang Tourist Complex
  • The Grand Aizawl

Best Time to Visit Aizawl

Throughout the Year

How to Reach Aizawl?

Lengpui Airport is connected to all the major cities like Kolkata, Guwahati and Shillong etc. NH44 is the best route to reach Aizawl.

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Wilson Hills, Gujarat

Wilson Hills Gujarat

The refreshing vibes and panoramic views of the Wilson Hills in Gujarat is not only a visual enchantment but also the serene ambiance will heal your toil-weary soul. For nature photography and honeymooners, Wilson Hills is one of the top places to visit in India for hill station holidays. The delightful climate, lush greenery all around, foggy clouds, alluring lake views and mesmerizing valleys- The whole world here is like a garden of Eden, whose beauty will be a cheerful invitation to feel the trance that nature has kept hidden only to tell those who really wants to listen.

Major Tourist Attractions in Wilson Hills

  • Barumal Shiva Temple
  • Wilson Hills Museum
  • District Science Center
  • Bilpudi Twin Waterfalls
  • Steep Valley
  • Ozone Valley
  • Marble Chatri
  • Sunset and Sunrise Point

Best Time to Visit Wilson Hills

July to September

How to Reach Wilson Hills?

You will get Buses from Valsad and Dharampur and the nearest airport to Wilson Hills is Surat Airport.

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Ananthagiri Hills, Telangana

Ananthagiri Hills Station

Ananthagiri Hills is one of the most beautiful hill stations to enjoy weekend holidays in India. This place has something for everyone. Amazing trekking trails for adventure lovers, blissful forts and monuments for history buffs, serene temples for solace seekers, beautiful streams, picturesque forest views and pleasant weather for nature lovers. What else do you need for a peaceful and relaxing hill station holiday in India?

Major Tourist Attractions in Ananthagiri Hills

  • Ananthagiri Viewpoint
  • Ananthagiri Temple
  • Kotipalli Reservoir
  • Tyda Park
  • Musi River
  • The Bora Hills and Caves
  • Coffee Plantations
  • Tribal Museums

Top Things to Do in Ananthagiri Hills

  • Kayaking
  • Trekking
  • Temple Hopping
  • Nature Walks
  • camping

Best Time to visit Ananthagiri Hills

July to October

How to Reach Ananthagiri Hills?

Srikakulam Railway Station is the nearest Railhead to Ananthagiri and it offers panoramic views of Eastern Ghats.

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Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh

Lambasingi Andhra Pradesh

You must visit Lambasingi for your hill station holidays in India. Lambasingi is a small but a very unique village located in Visakhapatnam district. The thing which makes it unique is the enchanting snowfall which is rare in South India. Nowhere in South India you will find snowfall destinations. Lambasingi is the only place where you will witness the delightful snowflakes. This is the reason why it is known as Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh. It is also very popular for its emerald tea and coffee plantations, serene waterfalls and rich varieties of flora and fauna. Here the pleasant vibes will definitely match the cheerful vibes coming from you.

Major Tourist Attractions in Lambasingi

  • Kothapalli waterfalls
  • Susan Garden
  • Ghat Road
  • Annavaram Temple
  • Yerravaram Waterfalls
  • Bojjannakonda
  • Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary
  • Thajangi Reservoir

Top Things to Do in Lambasingi

  • Village Walks
  • Temple hopping
  • Birdwatching
  • Waterfalls Sightseeing

Best Time to Visit Lambasingi

November to January

How to Reach Lambasingi?

Visakhapatnam Airport (107km) is the nearest airport to Lambasingi and you will get private as well as government buses to reach Lambasingi from the airport.

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Meghamalai, Tamil Nadu

Meghamalai Hill Station

Meghamalai has a beautiful meaning. In Tamil language it is known as Paccha Kumachi which means ‘Green Peaks’.  It is also known as the hills covered in clouds. This name is very apt for this palace as it is really covered in beautiful clouds. The calm and tranquil ambiance, the breathtaking cloud covered hills, forests on all sides, lakes, rivers and pleasant climate, serene tea estates, cardamom plantations, exotic wildlife, bliss-inducing waterfalls – this is a place where words truly fail to express their beauty. For a peaceful weekend hill station holiday, Meghamalai is a must-see tourist place to visit in India.

Major Tourist Attractions in Meghamalai

  • Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Suruli Falls
  • Iravangalar Dam
  • Murugan Temple
  • Mangala Devi Temple
  • Maharaja Mettu Viewpoint
  • Kombai Thozu

Top Things to Do in Meghamalai

  • Visit Tea Plantations
  • Off-Roading
  • Exotic Wildlife of Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Birdwatching
  • Nature Walks

How to Reach Meghamalai?

You will easily reach Meghamalai from Highways Dam. Meghamalai. Madurai Railway station is the nearest Station located 119 km from Meghamalai.

Best Time to Visit Meghamalai

October to May

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Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh

Amarkantak Hill Station Madhya Pradesh

Amarkantak is a combination of all. Hills, forests, waterfalls, temples, rivers and historical places. If you are a kind of a traveller who wants to enjoy the best of all then Amarkantak is the best Hill station to be in. Exquisite beauty of Vindhya and Satpura range, serene Sone and Narmada rivers, ancient temples, lofty hills, heritage destinations that keeps the legacy of erstwhile rulers still intact will make your heart dance with joy. Amarkantak is also known as Teerthraj as it is the origin point of the sacred river Narmada. It is one of the best hill stations to visit in India for nature, heritage and pilgrimage tourism.

Major Tourist Attractions in Amarkantak

  • Kabir Kothi
  • Kapil Dhara Fall
  • Narmada Udgam and Kund
  • Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Dugdh Dhara Falls
  • Vindhya Range
  • Achanakamar
  • Mai Ki Bagiya
  • Kalachuri Temples

Top Things to Do in Amarkantak

  • Wildlife at Achanakmar
  • Evening Aarti at Narmada Kund
  • Visit Ancient Temples of kalachuri
  • Sightseeing

How to Reach Amarkantak?

Pendra Road is the nearest Railway Station that connects Amarkantak to major parts of the country. From Pendra Road you will also get State buses to Amarkantak.

Best Time to Visit Amarkantak

The best time to visit Amarkantak is during the festival of Narmada Jayanti which is celebrated in January.

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Sonmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Sonmarg Jammu Kashmir

Sonmarg’s golden landscapes justifies its name. The name itself signifies Land of Gold. Every mile in Kashmir will lead you to serene paradise where the colors of nature fascinates the eyes. If you want to see the beautiful countryside then Sonmarg is one of the top Hill station destinations to visit in Kashmir. It is situated at an altitude of 2370 meter. The beautiful snowclad mountains in the background, emerald meadows, blue sky, jagged glaciers, still lakes and beautiful valleys will elevate your holiday experience with beautiful nature sightseeing.

Major Tourist Attractions in Sonmarg

  • Zoji La
  • Thajiwas Glacier
  • Vishansar lake
  • Nilagrad river
  • Baltal Valley
  • Krishansar Lake

Top Things to Do in Sonmarg

  • Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • Gangabal Trek
  • Visit Thajiwas Glacier
  • Try White Water Rafting

What to Buy?

  • Pashmina Shawls
  • Kashmiri Carpets
  • Walnuts
  • Pure Saffron
  • Attractive Silver and Copperware
  • Home decors

How to Reach Sonmarg?

Srinagar international Airport is around 80 km from Sonmarg. You can also visit here by a train through by Srinagar railhead. NH1D, Srinagar- Ladakh road is another best option t visit here by road.

Best Time to Visit

April to June

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Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok Sikkim

In the Enchanting hills of Eastern Himalayas, the capital of Sikkim Gangtok is one of the top visiting hill Stations to explore in India. If you visit here, Gangtok will make your day with lots of adventurous thrills. The fun filled and thrilling trekking trails, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding and river rafting etc., the list is endless. Gangtok is also a very popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. There are monasteries which are not only visually appealing but also the spiritual ambiance will lift your spirit with positive thoughts. For nature lovers, Gangtok’s picturesque views will never fade from your memory. Shoppers can also enjoy a lot here. Sikkimese Handicrafts, artefacts and local hangout centers are delightfully chaotic.

Major Attractions in Gangtok

  • Kanchenjunga Mountain
  • Phodong Monastery
  • Magnan
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Ganesh Tok
  • Nathula Pass
  • Ban Jhakri Falls
  • Do drul Chorten Stupa
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Tashi Viewpoint
  • Fambong La Wildlife sanctuary

Top Things to Do in Gangtok

  • Yak Safari
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cable Ride
  • River Rafting
  • Paragliding
  • Monastery Tour
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Shopping

What to Buy?

  • Tibetan Carpets
  • Sikkim Tea
  • Prayer Flags
  • Choksee
  • Wooden Tables
  • Thangkas
  • Masks
  • Wall Hangings
  • Alpine Cheese

How to Reach Gangtok?

From Bagdogra Airport, Gangtok is very easily accessible. The other option is a train from Darjeeling, it is around 47 km from Gangtok.

Best Time to visit

March to June

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Bhimtal, Uttarakhand


Bhimtal, a charming town in Kumaon, is well-known for its ancient heritage connected to the Mahabharata. It is believed that the hill station is named after Bhima, one of the Pandavas. According to legend, Bhima visited the area during the Pandava exile and constructed a Shiva Temple on the lake’s edge. Some also believe that it is named after the lake Bhimtal, which is located at a height of 1,370 metres above sea level and surrounding which the town resides. Bhimtal Lake and the ancient Shiva temple, located on the island in the middle of the lake remains the major tourist attraction in this hill station.Moreover, you can also visit Hadimba Parvat, Garg Parvat, the Butterfly Research Centre, Nal Damyanti Tal, and numerous more locations.

Major Attractions in Bhimtal

  • Bhimtal Lake
  • Sattal Lake
  • Kainchi Dham
  • Victoria Dam
  • Hidimba Parvat
  • Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Nal Damyanti
  • Naukuchiatal
  • Garur Tal
  • Aquarium on Bhimtal Island
  • Hanuman Garhi

Top Things to Do in Bhimtal

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Picnic
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Stargazing
  • Paragliding
  • Dirt Biking
  • Sightseeing
  • Temple Tours
  • Village Walks
  • Birdwatching
  • Shopping

What to Buy?

  • Wooden handicrafts
  • Organic products
  • Handmade candles
  • Woollen shawls
  • Woollen cardigans
  • Fruits
  • Pickles
  • Homemade Chutney
  • Marmalade

How to Reach?

Bhimtal is connected to all major cities of Uttarakhand by a network of bus services. Moreover, it can be easily reached by rail from Delhi, as the nearest railway station is Kathgodam, located 30-kilometres away. You can also fly to Bhimtal via PantNagar Airport, located 58 kilometres from Bhimtal.

Best Time to Visit

March to June and September to December

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Pelling, Sikkim

Pelling- Snowcapped Mountains

Pelling, a picturesque village at the base of Kangchenjunga, is the ideal hill station for adventure seekers, offering a wide range of opportunities for trekking, hiking, river rafting, and other such activities. A vacation to Pelling in the summer, with its promenade through centuries-old Buddhist temples, enjoyment of waterfalls, and daring walk on the nation’s first glass skywalk – is one of the greatest ways to find solace in mountains. This little hamlet of  West Sikkim is situated around 115 kilometres from Gangtok, the capital of the state and is one of the best places to get amused by the breathtaking unobstructed views of mighty Kanchenjunga on a bright sunny day.

Major Attractions in Pelling

  • Kanchenjunga Fall
  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • Sangachoeling Monastery
  • Rimbi Waterfall
  • Kaluk
  • Darap Village
  • Pelling Skywalk
  • Rabdentse Ruins
  • Singshore Bridge
  • Tashiding Monastery

Top Things to Do in Pelling

  • Paragliding
  • Nature Walk
  • Village Tour
  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Tea Garden Visit
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching

What to Buy?

  • Tibetan carpets
  • Wall hangings
  • Sikkim tea
  • Souvenirs
  • Tibetan Thangkas
  • Silver jewellery
  • Handicrafts
  • Tibetan Prayer Flags
  • Lepcha Weave Shawls

How to Reach?

The easiest way to reach Sikkim is via West Bengal by train. You have to first reach New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) and then hire a taxi or cab to Gangtok. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, which is 160 kilometres away. You can also reach Sikkim by road via West Bengal. You have to drive yourself or hire a taxi from Siliguri.

Best Time to Visit

September to May

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Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

Dhanaulti Eco Park

Tall trees and rich grasslands are a signature view of Dhanaulti. Dotted with many alpine forests and soul soothing Eco- parks Dhanaulti is a fairy-tale like wonderland in the heart of India. Because of its natural beauty and delightful weather, couples frequently visit this place.  If you are ion Dhanaulti, don’t miss the golden Potato farms, sunsets and sunrises here will leave you in trance. Even the outskirts of Dhanaulti has a lot to offer. You can enjoy camping, mountain climbing, biking, trekking etc. When it comes to trekking, Dhanaulti is one of the popular basepoints for Chandrabadni, Surkanda Devi and Kunjapuri Treks. It also houses some of the most scenic picnic spots to spend amazing time with family and friends, the most prominent among them are Barehipani and Joranda Falls. Indeed, it is one of the best hill stations to visit in India.

Major Attractions in Dhanaulti

  • Deogarh Fort
  • Eco Park
  • Surkanda Devi Temple
  • Tehri Dam
  • Dhanaulti Adventure Park
  • Potato Farm
  • Kanatal Adventure Camp
  • Dashavatar Temple
  • Apple Orchard Resort
  • Camp Thangdhar

Top Things to Do in Dhanaulti

  • Sky Walk
  • Sky Bridging
  • Valley Crossing
  • Zip Swing
  • Trekking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Line
  • Rappelling
  • Camping
  • Quad Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Temple Tours
  • Nature Walks
  • Skating
  • Village Tour

What to Buy?

  • Handmade Shawls
  • Stoles
  • Scarves
  • Natural Dyes
  • Wools
  • Handloom Products
  • Silk and Pashmina

How to Reach?

You can easily reach Dhanaulti from Dehradun. The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport and nearest Railhead is Dehradun Railway Station.  Buses are easily available from cities of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Tehri and Mussoorie etc.

Best Time to Visit

March to June

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Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is a picturesque and breathtaking hamlet located in Andhra Pradesh that you must not miss for a memorable hill station holiday in India. Limitless Azure sky, limitless desires to click amazing pictures will pop up in your head the moment you see its soul soothing landscapes. It is also one of the most fantastic adventure destinations in India. Delightful greenery all around, mist hanging over the hills, magical sunsets, breathtaking temples and lakes – the list has more destinations but we will keep it secret. Exploring it on your own will give you more joy.

Major Tourist Attractions in Horsley Hills

  • Gali Banda
  • Horsley Hills Zoo
  • Gangotri lake
  • Kaigal Falls
  • Chennakesava Temple
  • Whisper Wind View Point
  • Kalyani

How to Reach Horsley Hills?

Madanapalle Road Station is the nearest Railway Station. One can also get buses from Madanapalle to Horsley Hills. It is only 43km from Horsley Hills.

Best Time to Visit Horsley Hills

December to March

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Chopta Valley, Uttarakhand

Chopta Valley Uttarakhand

A picturesque valley in Uttarakhand, famed for being home to one of the highest Shiva shrines in the world, Chopta Valley is a quaint village situated at a height of 2,709 metres. This unspoiled haven of nature has been explored by trekkers and devotees for years seeking blessings from Lord Shiva in the third temple of Panch Kedar, Tungnath. Chopta also serves as the base camp of the trail to Chandrashila Trek. The mesmerising trail through the velvety meadows amidst the snow-clad Himalayan peaks yields memories to cherish forever. The surrounding views of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba and the slanting oak forests make this valley a paradise for nature lovers apart from a place of religious importance.

Major Attractions in Chopta Valley

  • Tungnath Temple
  • Chandrashila Peak or Moon Rock
  • Sari Village
  • Devariya Nag Temple or Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev
  • Deoria Tal
  • Ukhimath
  • Kalimath
  • Dugalbitta

Top Things to Do in Chopta Valley

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Temple Tours
  • Lake Tours
  • Photography
  • Birdwatching
  • Meditation Camping

What to Buy?

  • Ringaal Handicrafts
  • Rambaans Handicrafts
  • Angora or Pashmina Shawls
  • Woollen items
  • Jams and Pickles
  • Local Wine
  • Honey

How to Reach?

Chopta Valley can be reached via road from the major towns in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The nearest railway head to Chopta is Haridwar, which is situated 226 kilometres away and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, 219 kilometres away. The best way to reach it is via road from Ukhimath (33 kilometres) or Rudraprayag (68 kilometres).

Best Time to Visit – April to June

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Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Mount Abu Lake Rajasthan

Mount Abu is a famous hill station, located near the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. Famous for the ancient temples and religious monuments and for being home to the highest peak of the Aravali Range, Mount Abu is a popular hill station to have an adventurous trip. It is the only hill station in Rajasthan and most importantly only all-year-round hill station in Rajasthan as well as in India. The refreshing views of the surroundings, which look amazing in monsoon, offer solace through nature. There is no dearth of places and activities in Mount Abu to make a memorable adventurous trip to remember. Be it a temple tour to Dilwara Temple or a hike to Guru Shikhar or a boat ride in Nakki Lake, Mount Abu always comes as the first choice to visit in Rajasthan.

Major Attractions in Mount Abu

  • Guru Shikhar
  • Dilwara Temple
  • Sunset Point
  • Nakki Lake
  • Arbuda Devi Temple
  • Gaumukh Temple
  • Champa Cave
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shri Raghunath Temple
  • Achalgarh Village
  • Achalgarh Fort
  • Toad Rock

Top Things to Do in Mount Abu

  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Sunset Watching
  • Temple Tours
  • Heritage Walk
  • Waterfall Tours
  • Birdwatching
  • Spelunking (Exploring caves)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Shopping
  • What to Buy?
  • Khadi Clothes
  • Bronze and Silver Antiques
  • Silver Jewellery
  • Souvenirs
  • Handicrafts (metals and stoneworks)
  • Colourful Bangles
  • Jaipur Quilts
  • Bandhani Clothes
  • Handbags
  • Paintings
  • Handmade Dolls

How to Reach?

The nearest railway station is Abu Road railway station, 25 kilometres away from Mount Abu and the nearest airport is in Udaipur. You can reach Mount Abu by buses availing from the cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Baroda and Ahmedabad.

Best Time to Visit – November to March

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New Tehri, Uttarakhand

Tehri Lake Uttarakhand

A less-explored hill station in the Garhwal region, Tehri or New Tehri is a must-visit place in Uttarakhand. It has been slowly becoming one of the newest places to experience different kinds of water sports activities like rafting, boating, kayaking, diving and canoeing. The Tehri Lake, the largest manmade lake in Asia has become a new addition to Uttarakhand Tourism after the old town of Tehri got submerged in water. Tehri Dam was also made to protect the whole area, which is the highest and largest dam in Asia. Apart from water sports activities, people can also enjoy other adventures like hiking and village walks in New Tehri. Nowadays, with multiple activities and several places to visit, New Tehri is one of the beautiful places to visit in Uttarakhand.

Major Attractions in New Tehri

  • Tehri Dam
  • Tehri Lake
  • Chandrabadni Temple
  • Sem Mukhem Temple
  • Budha Kedar
  • Chamba
  • Khatling Glacier
  • Pantwari Village
  • Devalsari Village
  • Kanatal
  • Dhanaulti

Top Things to Do in New Tehri

  • Hiking
  • Village Walks
  • Sightseeing
  • Boating
  • Temple Tours
  • Forest Walk
  • Paragliding

What to Buy?

  • Handicrafts
  • Warm Clothes
  • Junk Jewellery
  • Souvenirs

How to Reach?

The best way to reach Tehri is via buses from any major city in Uttarakhand, the Garhwal region. The nearest airport is in Dehradun (Jolly Grant), which is located at a distance of 86 kilometres and the nearest railhead is in Haridwar, located at a distance of 71 kilometres.

Best Time to Visit – April to June & October to December

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Ponmudi, Kerala

Known as the ‘Kashmir of Kerala,’ Ponmudi is a hill station located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, India. It is situated at an altitude of about 1,100 metres above sea level and is known for its scenic beauty, tea gardens, and rolling hills. The area is surrounded by dense forests, and the hill station is a popular destination for trekking, camping, and wildlife watching.

There are also several historic sites in the area, including the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the 108 sacred shrines of the deity. Overall, Ponmudi is a popular tourist destination in Kerala and offers visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the tranquillity of nature.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Ponmudi

  • Anapara
  • Kallar River
  • Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Echo Point
  • Golden Valley
  • Ponmudi Falls
  • Deer Park
  • Meenmutty Falls
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Agasthyarkoodam Biosphere Reserve

Top Things to Do in Ponmudi

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Temple Visits
  • Village Walks
  • Sightseeing

How to Reach Ponmudi?

Ponmudi is around 61 kms from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala and it is well-connected with all other major cities of the state. You will easily get buses or taxis to reach Ponmudi from there.

Best Time to Visit

October to March

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Doodhpathri, Jammu and Kashmir

Doodhpathri Jammu and Kashmir

Doodhpathri is a scenic valley located in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is situated at an altitude of about 2,730 metres above sea level and is known for its rolling hills, lush green meadows, and crystal-clear streams. The area is surrounded by dense forests and is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Doodhpathri is famous for its picturesque views, and the name “Doodhpathri” literally means “Valley of Milk” in the local language, reflecting the milky appearance of the water flowing in the stream from a distance. Visitors can enjoy trekking, camping, and fishing in the valley, and there are also several small waterfalls and streams that are ideal for picnicking and relaxation.

Major Attractions for Tourist in Doodhpathri

  • Tangnar
  • Mujh Pathri
  • Palmaidan
  • Dophkah
  • Sochilpather
  • Diskhal
  • Parihas

Top Things to Do in Doodhpathri

  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing
  • Picnic

How to Reach Doodhpathri?

Doodhpathri is around 42 kms from Srinagar and you have to hire a taxi or cab to reach here.

Best Time to Visit

May to September; Doodhpathri is inaccessible in winter and there is no permanent settlements in the area.

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Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Chikmagalur Karnataka

This beautiful hill station located in the state of Karnataka is most known for its verdant hills, valleys, and fragrant coffee plantations. Apart from providing a scenic landscape all around, Chikmagalur is also a trekker’s paradise with its rugged hills that are a delight to trek along. Trekking in Chikmagalur becomes even more inviting with the hill station also being home to the highest peak of Karnataka, the Mullayanagiri Peak situated at a height of 6,330 ft.

The name Chikmagalur means ‘Younger Daughter’s Village’, which is so named according to a local legend, in which the Chikkamagaluru was said to have been given as dowry to younger daughter of Rukmangada, the Chief of Sakrepatna kingdom, a ruling dynasty of the region.

Major Attractions for Tourists in Chikmagalur

  • Mullayanagiri Peak
  • Hebbe Falls
  • Baba Budangiri
  • Kemmangundi,
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • Manikyadhara Falls
  • Kalhatti Falls
  • Madu Gundi Falls
  • Sharadamba Temple
  • Coffee Museum

Top Things to Do in Chikmagaluru

  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Temple Visits
  • Sightseeing
  • Explore Waterfalls
  • Visit Coffee Plantations
  • Picnics
  • River Rafting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Shop for souvenirs

What to Buy at Chikmagaluru?

  • Sandalwood idols
  • Sandalwood perfumes
  • Coffee
  • Chocolates
  • Dry fruits
  • Spices

How to Reach Chikmagaluru?

Chikmagaluru can be reached from Bangalore at a distance of 262 km, from where one can take a cab or opt for one of the frequently running buses.

Best Time to Visit Chikmagaluru

September to February

Panchgani, Maharashtra

Panchgani Hill Station

Panchgani is a popular hill station in the state of Maharashtra and is located at a distance of 244 km from the city of Mumbai. This beautiful hill station of Panchgani gets its name from the five hills that surround it, and is often favored as a weekend getaway for tourists from Mumbai, and Pune.

Panchgani was originally established as a summer retreat for the Britishers during the 1960s after they figured that their summer escape at Mahabaleshwar becomes uninhabitable during the monsoons, unlike Panchgani, which is a destination that can be visited all year round. With scenic view points, gushing waterfalls, rocky caves, and lush green hills, Panchgani offers a mesmerizing landscape to its visitors.

Major Attractions for Tourists in Panchgani

  • Tableland
  • Kate’s Point
  • Sydney Point
  • Mapro Garden
  • Parsi Point
  • Rajpuri Caves
  • Dhom Dam
  • Bhilar Waterfalls

Top Things to Do in Panchgani

  • Sunrise/Sunset viewing
  • Boating
  • Paragliding
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Explore Waterfalls
  • Visit strawberry farms

What to Buy at Panchgani?

  • Strawberry
  • Tribal artwork
  • Ethnic footwear
  • Chikki
  • Fudge

How to Reach Panchgani?

Panchgani can be reached via bus or cab from Mumbai and Pune, located at distances of 244 km and 101 km respectively.

Best Time to Visit Panchgani

September to May

Hopefully planning a trip to any of these hill stations of India will refresh your mind and provide unforgettable memories.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What are some of the best hill stations for a destination wedding in India?

The best hill stations for a destination wedding in India are Mussoorie, Mahabaleshwar, Gulmarg and Coorg.

Q.What are some less crowded hill destinations for a perfect summer vacation?

Some of the less crowded destinations for a perfect summer vacation are Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh, Peora in Uttarakhand, Chatbal in Jammu and Kashmir and Johar Valley in Uttarakhand.

Q. Which destinations in India are the best for witnessing Snowfall?

Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, Auli, Nainital, Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg are the best places in India to witness snowfall.

Q.What to pack for a trip to any hill stations in India?

Pack winter clothes according to the season you are planning a trip. In summer season (April-June) and monsoon season (July-September) light woollen clothes are required; in winter season (October-March) heavy woollen clothes are required. A pair of good walking shoes and an umbrella also come handy.

Q.Dos and Don’ts when at a hill station?


  • Litter the place.
  • Ask for plastic bags or carry one if they are banned at the destination.
  • Disrespect the places of worship.
  • Take selfies at the edge of the cliff.
  • Enter places that are prohibited, especially in the forest-cover area.


  • If you’re taking your own car make sure your vehicle has up to date PUC (Pollution under control certificate).
  • Carry woollens according to season you are visiting in.
  • Book your hotels in advance if going in peak season.
  • Carry comfortable pair of shoes.
  • Carry a poncho or an umbrella.
  • If visiting in monsoon, carry waterproof covers for your electronic gears/phones/camera etc.

Q.What are the precautions to take when travelling to the hill stations in the monsoon season?

  • Check the weather forecast before planning a trip.
  • Check with the locals (hotel staff) if the roads are open.
  • Carry an umbrella, a poncho/raincoat.
  • Pack waterproof covers for all your electronic gears like phone, camera etc.
  • Carry gum boots/rain boots to save yourself from leeches.

Q.What to pack for winter trip in the hill stations?

  • Carry woollen clothes – Down Jacket, Thermals, Leg Warmers, Cap, Socks, Gloves, and Muffler.
  • Pack a good pair of waterproof shoes.
  • Carry sunscreen, lip palm, and hand cream, dry shampoo.
  • Also pack a powerbank.

Q.What are the best hill destinations for Family vacation?

  • Nainital
  • Ranikhet
  • Dharamshala
  • Mirik
  • Darjeeling
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Coonoor

Q.What are best mountain places for adventure lovers?

  • Gulmarg
  • Auli
  • Gangtok
  • Bir Billing
  • Rishikesh

Q.What are the best honeymoon hill stations?

  • Manali
  • Shillong
  • Mount Abu
  • Dalhousie
  • Pahalgam
  • Ooty
  • Coorg

Q.What are best Hill Stations to visit with old age people?

  • Mashobra
  • Badrinath
  • Almora
  • Panchgani
  • Kodaikanal
  • Saputara

Published: 24 Nov, 2023 | Last Updated: 29 Nov, 2023

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Nidhi Singh

From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.