India is a vast country in South Asia which will never let its longing to explore it. It is one such country where you will see something special in every direction, and each of its states has there own different significance.
In the North, the famous pilgrimage site of Sikhs in Punjab, the Golden Temple, the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra, the grandeur of Delhi, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, the famous Pink and Blue cities of Rajasthan and its fascinating forts and stepwells, soothing evening prayers on river Ganges in Varanasi, the lip-smacking delicacies of Old Delhi and Lucknow.
Not only this but there is much to see in South, East, West and Central India too. One of the beautiful things to look around in India are the hill stations. Have a look at some of the best hill stations of India.
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar is one of India’s most famous hill stations, and there is a romantic atmosphere in every corner. This is a living paradise on Earth. You can enjoy the Shikara Ride in Dal Lake, and I would suggest that you spend a night in the houseboat.
McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh
Popularly recognised as the home of Dalai Lama, Mcleod Ganj is also known as “Little Lhasa” because most of the people living here are Tibetan. You can take a boat ride in Dal Lake and enjoy the adventure activities like trekking, hiking, and camping. Explore the local markets that have unique Thangka paintings and exotic sculptures.
Being part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in the Uttrakhand state of India, Chopta is evergreen forest. There are many treks in the Chopta region, which go through from the middle of the jungle. Chandrashilla, Tunganath and Devariyatal are the most popular trekking routes in the area.
Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations in India which is why you will find it a bit crowded. It is famous for its breathtaking views at the time of sunrise and sunset. You can experience adventure activities like hiking, trekking, horse riding and pony rides. Apart from that just sit back on a chair in your balcony with a cup of tea and enjoy the birdwatching with amazing views.
Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Although Rajasthan is known as a Desert State, Mount Abu is its only hill station. The highest point here is Guru Shikar. The phenomenal architecture, the art of flawless white marble and the carving on stone make Dilwara Jain Temple the sole attraction.
Sari Village, Uttarakhand
Sari is a small village in the Uttarakhand state of India. This is a very calm place where you can get rid of your daily routines busy race. It is majorly known as the base camp for Tungnath trekking.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is surrounded by dense forests and magnificent hills. Jakhoo Hill is the highest peak from where you will be able to see the spectacular views that will appeal to you. Shimla has a lot of talk amongst tourists, and it is the most visited hill station in Himachal Pradesh, which is why you will find it a bit crowded. It is very dear to nature and photography lovers.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is the hub of adventure activities. Paragliding, horse riding, parachuting, skiing in Solang Valley and river rafting in Beas river are the popular ones. If you are fond of snow, then Rohtang Pass is the must visit place for you as it covers 8 months of the year in the snow.
Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Bhimtal is the sister hill station of Nainital. Try boating in the three beautiful lakes of Bhimtal – Bhimtal, Sat Tal and Naukuchiatal; and enjoy the magnificent views. Apart from boating go for some thrilling adventure sports activities. Paragliding, rock climbing and rappelling are some of them.
Just 35 KM far from Dehradun, Mussoorie is famously known as the Queen of the Hills. Surrounded by Himalayan snow ranges, Shiwalik ranges and Doon Valley, Mussoorie is at an average of 1,880 metres of attitude. Lal Tibba in Landour is the second highest point with the height of over 2,275 metres.