Are you worn out of the monotonous life and wish to devote some time for a pleasurable experience? Surprise yourself and visit a hill station near you for spectacular views, lovely snow-covered peaks, lush greenery, lakes and many more. Here’s the list of all the renowned hill stations of each state and union territory of the country so that you ever miss any wherever be in India.
- Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir:
Witness the nature at its best at this stupefying hill station. The blissful beauty of the snow-covered mountains is a true example of Heaven on Earth. The serenity of the place will make you fall in love with life again. The beauty of Pahalgam never ceases to astound you!
- Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh:
A stretch of paradise in India, Dalhousie has always been the place of first preference of the travelers from all around the world. Surrounded by stupendous mountains, lush green meadows, and lakes, the hill station is a fabulous choice to catch a breath. And don’t forget to visit the “healing water”.
- Gangotri, Uttarakhand:
The origin of the holy river Ganga is not just a pilgrimage but a hill station that you never would wish to miss. Located 3,100 meters above the sea level in the Himalayas, the entire place is circumscribed by high mountains, dense forest, and rock-cut gorges, and amongst these flows the poised Ganga. Witness the breathtaking view yourself.
- Dhar Kalan, Punjab:
Cut off from the busy world and drop into a truly magical place in the hills of Punjab. The picturesque scenery of the hill station and the amazing village culture, speaking of the beauty of grass-roots tradition of India will never make you leave the place. A tranquilizing aura flows along the winds of this place.
- Morni, Haryana:
Watch the esteemed Himalayas, dense green forest and the fauna, most of which belong to an endangered category, in their best forms at Morni. Don’t miss the large lakes and waterfalls in the region. A virgin, unbroken environment, untouched by any human, you will find the true and enthralling colors of nature in Morni.
- Mount Abu, Rajasthan:
The only hill station of the state, Mount Abu is an exceptional hill station in the mid of the desert. The soothing climate, foliage, waterfall and point of origin of the rivers, Mount Abu honestly defines its supernatural existence. The place has welcomed tourists to astonish them by its beauty, charm, and ethnicity.
- Laxman Hills, Uttar Pradesh:
The stunning surroundings of Laxman hills are what the tourists fall in love with. It is not just the magnificent sight from the peak of this hill at the foot of the enormous Himalaya, but the mythological connection of the place with Lord Ram, adds up to the value.
- Rajgir, Bihar
A prepossessing hill station amidst the rocky hills and green valley, Rajgir is a cradled child of nature. Warm ponds and cool hills are a perfect combination of refreshment. The place extends adventurous activities like trekking, ropeway cross between two hills, bungee jumping, etc. The culture of Rajgir is vivid.
- Gangtok, Sikkim:
Longing to get some snow-fun? Gangtokthe capital of Sikkim is the ultimate destination for a perfect holiday at a hill station. The alluring rock-cut mountains, slope full of snow and the sweet smell of coniferous trees, nothing can match-up to this combination. The panorama of Kanchenjunga and music of waterfalls are awestriking.
- Haflong, Assam:
Bounty waterfalls, the fragrance of fresh air, green hillocks and crystal clear streams shining just like diamonds; the place defines the Godly presence on earth. The ethnic villages, an unbelievable variety of flora and fauna, and the tribal areas will surely fill your heart with happy colors. Go joyous and go crazy over the hill station.
- Tawang Town, Arunachal Pradesh:
Just like a fresh painting on a canvas, ultra-marine sky, cotton clouds, peaks dressed in snow and green pristine valleys, Tawang has all of it. One of the most winsome hill stations in the North-east, the pretty as a picture hill station deserves to be in the checklist of every vacationer.
- Kohima, Nagaland:
“The place where the flower grows”, Kohima is the essence of the mountains and the beauty of the valleys. The place is embellished by shining snow, jeweled by water streams and hued by the fascinating culture of the native tribes. Bewitch your mind and soul and let the charm of Kohima grip you.
- Kaina Hills, Manipur:
Indulge into spirituality with the sacred aura of the Kaina Hills. A part of the Himalayan mountain range, the beautiful verdure, and trinket of nature will absolutely enchant you to the depths of your heart. The saintly grandeur of the hill station is complemented by ritualistic dance. Let all your imagination turn into a blissful reality, here.
- Aizawl, Mizoram:
This hill station in the foothills of The Giant has outnumbered all the other hill stations of North-east by its beauty. Flanked by two valleys, the enticement of Aizawl is beyond description by words. The captivating features of this holiday destination are like a dream come true.
- Shillong, Meghalaya:
Won’t you love to give a visit to the “Scotland of the East” in the “Abode of clouds”? The phenomenal location of the hill station amid the valleys of Bramhaputra and Surma has taken all the credits for the charisma of Shillong. Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills should undoubtedly be visited whilst in the place.
- Jampui Hills:
Stretching from North to South, this hill range in North of Tripura unfolds the incomprehensible beauty of the countryside. The magnolias sight of the sunrise and sunset is something one cannot afford to miss. The tribal affair of the hill station is benumbing. Don’t forget to taste the umpteen varieties of oranges grown here.
- Kalimpong, West Bengal:
The outstanding view of Teesta River by the side and the royal Himalayas in the background, a remarkable array of orchids, flowers, and orchards, the prettiness of Kalimpong is indescribable. Like a cherry on the top of the cake, the Buddhist monasteries add to the calmness of this beauty. Kalimpong is a place not to be missed.
- Netarhat, Jharkhand:
An eminent hill station nestling on the hills of Chotanagpur plateau is the home to the native tribes of Asur. Referred to as the “Queen of Chotanagpur”, the hill station is jeweled up by rays of the sun, dressed with dense forests and colored by the hue of crystalline rocks. The hill station is one of its kinds.
- Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh:
Amarkantak isthe point origin of two rivers and the point of intersection of two famous mountain-ranges Vindhya and Satpura. The entire corridor of the place is a home to flora and fauna. The chilling slopes, lush green foliage all around and sweet talks of the birds; what else would a vacationer expect for more!
- Mainpat, Chhattisgarh:
The hill station in Surguja is otherwise known as “Mini-Tibet” or “Swiss of Chhattisgarh”. The holiday-destination is sky-high and the perfect place to witness the magnificent panoramic sight of the vast stretches of dense forests, feel the clouds’ touch and see the birds taking a flight by your side. The culture of Tibet is well exposed here.
- Saputara, Gujarat:
Saputara is a small hill station in the vast range of Sahyadris. Clouds drifting through the mountains, waterfalls underneath, exuberant foliage and the sweet smell of soil, the entire place is just like a heaven befallen Earth. The beauty of Saputara is abstract and is beyond any elucidation.
- Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra:
The Emerald of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most renowned hill stations of the country. The monkey point, Kate point, Sunset point, Lingamala waterfalls, Venna lake, Arthur point and many more, this hill station is a bundle of never-ending surprising options! A visit to Mahabaleshwar once in a lifetime is a must.
- Daringbadi, Odisha:
The “Kashmir of Odisha”, this hill station is located in Kandhamal. The captivating picturesque landscape of the evergreen forests and jingle of the fauna will tranquilize your mind and soul. Caves, waterfalls, dense jungles, and enormous heterogeneity of animals are a wonder to witness. The intensified turmeric and coffee plantations are worth paying a visit.
- Aaraku Valley, Andhra Pradesh:
The “Ooty of the East”, Aaraku Valley uncovers itself in the Eastern Ghats of the country. Observe the endless alps covered in viridian green extended till the horizon from the Golikonda viewpoint in the valley. The stalagmite caves, waterfalls, and water cascades are unique to the hill station.
- Nandi Hills, Karnataka:
The genesis of river Arkavathy, this hill station is a very interesting part of religious history. The high of the hills is the ultimate destination for a birdwatcher and nature lover of course. The fabulous stone carvings and murals at a fort on the top of the hills are yet another thing that one ought to pay a visit.
- Kesarval, Goa:
Nature has blessed Goa with a multitude of rivers, lakes, beaches, and mountains. The hill station is also bliss to the state. The famous waterfall in this area is an unmatched example of magnificence. The flora and fauna take the beauty of the hill station to the next level. Reincarnate your mind and soul at Kesarval whilst in Goa.
- Thekkady, Kerala:
This hill station in God’s own country is an unbelievable conglomeration of scenic landscapes, greenery sprawling like a carpet spread, and the rare exotic wildlife variety. Amongst the best hill station of the country, Thekkady is a place you will never wish to decamp. Let your heart lie with the mountains at Thekkady!
- Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:
One should undoubtedly visit the “Princess of Hill Stations” at Tamil Nadu. The rock-cut Pillar Mountains wrapped in the mist extend a view so beautiful that you will never forget. It has a huge stretch of pine forests, flower beds, waterfalls, and animals too. Try the row-boats at the lake and trekking to the peak.
- Ananthagiri, Telangana:
The small town hill station is a home to River Musi. Enchant yourself amid the mountains of the hill station. The majestic panoramic sight of the forests through the smoky curtains of the floating clouds, especially during the monsoons is an unforgettable experience to encounter. The hill station is located at the heart of Eastern Ghats.
Hill stations at/nearby the Union Territories
- Panchavati Hills, Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
The hills are a rich treasure of biodiversity that a nature enthusiast would fall in love with. Surrounded by beaches and sea from all the sides, this hill is an instance of eminent elegance. The gentle waterfalls and springs add up to the charm of the hill.
- Silvassa, Dadar and Nagar Haveli:
Though prominent hill stations are not located in this Union Territory but there are some famous hill destinations within the reach of Silvassa. Just an hour and a half drive will bring you to the popular hill station of Saputara in the state of Gujarat. The hill station is already described.
The place might not have any hill stations of its own but there are some to visit nearby. Yelagiri Hills in Tamil Nadu is close by a few hours to Puducherry. The place brings out nature’s best side. Flatter your perceptions and wallow in the calm and peaceful aura of the hill station.
The Union Territory is a gateway to a number of hill stations nearby. Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh nestles in the huge rugged mountains of Himalayas. The hill station feels like the abode of the saints; peaceful, serene and pacific. Let the cool breeze take you along with it. Relieve your senses and live again at Kasauli.
- Daman and Diu:
Do you wish to go for a group outing to a nearby hill station whilst in Daman and Diu? Then you must definitely pay a visit to Wilson Hills in Gujarat, very close to the Union Territory. Standing at an elevation of 870 m above the sea level, the place has a wholesome abundance of flora and fauna. The mesmerizing waterfalls and sunset point should be looked in on.
There might not be any hills present at Delhi in particular, but there is quite a number in the outskirts of the city where you can plan a weekend. Lansdowne at Uttarakhand is at a few hour drives from Delhi. The sight of the majestic Himalayas, wildlife variety and the foliage of the dense forests are a thing to be valued.
- Lakshadweep Island:
Lakshadweep islands as such do not have a hill station or a hill to visit. The group of islands is mostly made out of coral reef and no elevated surfaces to be explored. The place is although an alluring option to check, but not for those who wish to drop into a hill station for vacations.
Escape from the busy cosmopolitan life and explore the striking hill stations listed above to revive, restore and rejuvenate into a new life. Take a break and catch up to the plan soon!