Nature has the power to heal, nurture and it can make us forget scars of worries and stress. In this world of technology-driven culture, we want ourselves to work similarly to artificial intelligence, just to be part of this materialistic world. But, if we learn to nap for a while in the lap of nature, we learn what we are missing in reality. And the hill stations of India hold a serene majestic beauty. The pleasant air of nature holds melodious musical nodes in it and waits for its visitors to hug them tight while they are observing all of their negativity leave their soul and body. Through the virtual reality of mind, let us explore the 20 most beautiful hill stations of India those hold divinity within them.
Top 20 Hill Stations In India
MANALI (Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh)
Manali is a beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh and is located on the bank of the river Beas. The world-famous Hidimba temple- which is related to the epic Mahabharat, is considered to be the wife of Bhima- the strongest one among the five Pandavas. The majesticRothang pass, the beautiful SolangValley, and of course the beauty of snow-clad mountains are some of the most beautiful facts about this place. This place is located between Himachal and Himadri which are part of the main Himalayas. This place can be visited any time of the year but the best of the climate and nature of Manali can be experienced from October to February.
MUNNAR (Part Of Western Ghats Kerala state)
Munnar is a beautiful destination in the state of Kerala and is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations. The Eravikulam national park- which is a home to an endangered mountain goat named Nilgiritahrlies near to this place. Also, Munnar is home to Lakka waterfalls and Anamudipeak- which is the highest peak of western ghats. A walk through the tea gardens can surely refresh your soul and the realization of having a cup of tea while enjoying here will definitely give you a memorable experience.
PAHALGAM( Anantnag District, Jammu And Kashmir)
Pahalgam is a hill station located between the sachien and Ladakh range at Jammu and Kashmir. This place is famous for the Amarnath cave temple, and OveraAruWildlife Sanctuary, a popular tourist destination near to this hill station, is home to various animals including the brown bears, musk deer, etc. The beautiful Lidder river which flows through the BetaabValley and the Tulian Lake are some of the beauties around Pahalgam. This place is blessed as it is located in one of the most beautiful locations in India.
KODAIKANAL (Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu State)
The Kodaikanal hill station located in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu is 7200 feet above sea level and is located in the upper Palani hills of western ghats. It is referred to as the princess of hill stations. And is also considered to be the gift of the forest. This place is also known for its serene beauty and greenery. The best time to visit this amazing place is between April and June.
DARJEELING (West Bengal)
Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station in West Bengal. This place is famous for the tea industry, and the world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga can be viewed from here. Not only this butthe DARJEELING Himalayan railway has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. The best time are visit this place is I the months of Summer, that is from March to June.
NAINITAL (Kumaonregion, Uttarakhand)
Nainital is a hill station located at Uttarakhand is famous for Nainitallake,NainaDevi Hindu temple,and Nanda Devi peak- which is the highest peak in Uttarakhand. It is known for extraordinary views and pleasant weather. This place also fulfills nature as it is a home to a number of animals too. The place attracts tourist’s throughout the year, but the best time to visit is in winters that is, from October to January.
MUSSORIE (Dehradun, Uttarakhand)
Mussorie is located at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range of Uttarakhand. This place is considered as the queen of hills and is known for its scenic beauty and snow-capped mountains. This hill station is famous for Kempty falls, AlTibaun hill point, Jharipani falls. Along time, this place has also developed itself as an administrative center. Also, the LBSNAA (LalBahadurShastrinational academy of administration) is present over here, too. This place can be best viewed in the months of March till June.
COORG (Kodagu District, Karnataka)
Coorg is an amazing destination in the state of Karnataka and is famous for coffee plantations, steep hills, and rich flora and fauna. The Madikeri fort and Maheshwar temple are some of the popular destinations near this hill station too. This place can be visited throughout the year.
KALIMPONG (West Bengal)
Kalimpong in the state of West Bengal is located above the Teesta river. This place is famous for MacFarlane memorial church the Hilltop monastery and the Deolo park having beautiful gardens. This place can be visited anytime during the year but the best time to visit is March to May.
Tawang is located near the east Bhutan border in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This place is famous for 400 years old Buddhist monastery. The great Pilgrimage centre of Buddhism is located here. Not only this, but Tawang hill Station is also knownforexperiencing breath-taking views of Himachal. The summers from April to June is the best time to visit this lovely place.
ANANTHAGIRI HILLS (Vikarabad District, Telangana)
The hill station– Ananthagiri, located in the state of Telangana is famous for its dense forests and ANANTHAGIRI temple. The water from the hills of this region flows to Hussain Sagar and HimayatSagar.The majestic sight of this place from the top will definitely make you fall in love with nature. The best time to visit this place is from October to March
KUFRI (Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh)
Kufri, a hill station located in the district of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, is famous for nature parks and picnic spots. This place is looked at as an ideal location for trekking and hiking. Some other places in Kufri that are worth a visit could be the Himalayan national park, Mahasu peak, Indra tourist park, etc. The best thing about visiting to North is that the temperature is favorable for visits throughout the year. But, the best time to visit is October to March in winter and April to June in summer.
LONAVALA (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Lonavala is a beautiful destination next to Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra. The busy life of Mumbai gets steady and calm while travelling towards Lonavala. The Karla caves and Bhaja caves, near to this place are ancient Buddhist shrines carved out of rock. This place is also famous for the Lohagad fort-which consists of 4 gates, the enormous Bushi dam, the tiger point or tiger leap, Della adventure park, Tikona fort Pavana lake, etc. There are several resorts here, too. This place is most visited by Mumbaikars in Summers and Monsoon.
MAHABALESHWAR (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station located near Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. This place is known for the Pratapgad fort and Lingmala waterfalls. The five holy rivers namely Krishna,Venna, Koyana, Savitri, and Gayatri have their starting point here and the point can be seen at the pachanga temple. This place is most famous for its chikkis- a kind of sweet, strawberry and raspberry. People visit this place all year round, but the monsoon popular time to visit is when the temperature is high, that is during the summers, that is, from March to June
PONMUDI(Trivandrum District, Kerala)
Ponmudi is a hill station in the district of Trivandrum in Kerala and is known as the Kashmir of Kerela. The hills at this place are parallel to the Arabian sea. The place is known for deer park, Menmuttyfalls, Ponmudi falls, and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. The best time to visit here is from October to March.
DARINGBADI (Kandhamal District, Odisha)
Daringbadi, a hill station located in the Kandhamal district in the state of Odisha is known as the Kashmir of Odisha. It is situated at an elevation of 3000 feet and is very famous for beaches and temples. Major attractions around this place include Putudi waterfall, black pepper, and turmeric plantations, and the great Bear sanctuary.
MAHENDRAGIRI (Gajapati district, Odisha)
Mahendragiri is a hill station in the state of Odisha. It is situated in eastern ghats. Mythology says that the Pandavas visited this place during the underground period, which was also known as the ajnatavasam and constructed a shiv temple here.
Chikmagalur, a hill station in the state of Karnataka is known for Baba Budangiri- which is a famous mountain range, 3 large caves, Mullayangiri peak, Hebbe falls, Bhadra wildlife sanctuary. Fauna like elephants,tiger and leopards are found here, too.
AMARKANTAK (Anupuur, Madhya Pradesh)
Amarkantak is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as a pilgrim town. This place is also recognized as the point where the Vindhya and Satpura ranges meet Maikal hills. The Narmada River has its origin at this place. August to November is considered to be the best time to visit.
PACHMARHI (Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh)
Pachmarhi is a well-known hill station in Madhya Pradesh. This place is famous for various reserves and national parks, waterfalls, Pandava caves, and many others.
These are some of the best hill stations in India. Any place that can renovate the soul and calm the unsteady heart is itself the best. Among various races, we participate just to move forward in life. Taking a turn to see a wonder of God is never a waste of time. These hill stations make us feel more alive and it gives us an opportunity to take a break from our normal schedule.
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