When the summer heat reaches unbearable proportions and everyday life seems way too boring to be dealt with, there’s only thing that everyone craves for- a visit to the hills! Whether it is to escape the blistering weather or to get away from the mundane city life, or sometimes just to re-live your passion for all things hill stations, there’s nothing like a holiday in the arms of scenic beauty, cool weather, lush greenery and everything else that a hill station has to offer. Fortunately in India, we have a massive number of mountain ranges and hills ; no wonder we all love going to hill stations to relax, rejoice and rejuvenate.
If planning a trip to the hills, here’s a list of some of the most popular hill stations in the country that you could refer.
Popularly known as the ‘Kashmir of South India’, this hill station in Karnataka is definitely one of the most stunning places in the country. Famous for its coffee and tea plantations, the city also enjoys fairly pleasant weather throughout the year making it a rather popular destination for tourists both domestic and international. So if you’re up for great cups of tea and coffee as you chill, this is the place for you!
Apart from offering its world-famous high-quality and great-in-taste tea, Darjeeling in West Bengal also offers some of the most scenic hills in the country. The hill station also has many exotic waterfalls and blossoming surroundings making it nothing short of a dreamland for every visitor, pack your bags today!
A popular summer retreat for the British when they were ruling over India, Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh constitutes of five hills namely Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. It also offers a panoramic view of Dhauladhar mountain range. The town also has a rich Hindu culture and you can visit several temples and see the preserves of the unique art and handicraft dating back to the mid 6th century AD.
While every corner of Kashmir is a lesson in beauty, Gulmarg certainly is one of the brightest spots in the state. Translating to Meadow of Flowers in English, Gulmarg during summer is filled with beautiful blueberries, daisies and many other flowers that are a sight to remember. It also has a popular golf resort and renowned as a prime skiing destination.
Famous for offering a wide variety of adventure sports along with a fabulous natural terrain, Manali in Himachal Pradesh is another extremely popular hill destination. From Heli Skiing to the many temples, it has a wide diversity tourist attractions for people of all age groups and likings.