Top 20 Hill Stations in India For a Memorable Vacations!!

Top 20 Hill Stations in India For a Memorable Vacations!!

Visiting hill stations makes our mind relax and calm because of the green beauty of the mountains. The high peak mountains, snow, greenery, etc. These are the things that we all like. So, in this travel post, I am sharing the list of  Top 20  hill stations in India where you can plan your trip.

Top 20 Hill Stations in India

Here is the list of 20 stations based on our opinion and popular tourist places.

1.Shimla

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The Capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is one of the popular hill stations in India. In the foothills of the mighty Himalayas and the Summer capital of India. It is well connected by Kalka Shimla toy train. This railway route has been credited as the UNESCO Heritage site. With Buildings of British era surrounded by snow-capped mountains in the winters is so pleasant to eyes.

Nearest Airport-Shimla has its own Airport

Nearest Railway Station-Shimla has it’s own railway station

Places to Visit:-

  • Mall Road
  • State Museum
  • Ridge
  • Kalka Shimla Rail route
  • Summer Hill
  • Jakhoo Hill

 

2.Manali
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A high Altitude town in the state of Himalayas in the high Ranges of Himalayas in the Kullu Valley in near Beas River.A famous Honeymoon Destination. A starting point for one of the most beautiful highways of India “Manali Leh Highway”.Also a hotspot for Ski-lovers.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Bhuntar Airport 50 Kms from Manali

Nearest Railway Station-Nearest Railway Station is  Una 252 km from Manali

Places to visit

  • Hidimba Temple
  • Mall Road
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Tibetian Monasteries

 

3.Nainital

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 A popular Hill stations in the foothills of Kumaon Region of Uttrakhand.A well-connected hill station surrounded by Mango shape Volcanic Lake, a famous place for Mountaineers and trekkers, and a place to rejuvenate yourself while boating in Naini Lake.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Pantnagar Airport just a 1-hour drive from the city.

Nearest Railway Station-Nearest Railway Station is  Kathgodam 23 km from Nainital

Places to visit

  • Nanda Devi Temple
  • Naini Temple
  • G B Pant Zoo
  • Mall road
  • Snow view Point
  • Astronomical Observatory

4. Mussoorie

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Also known as “Queen of hills”.A place for many adventure activities, paragliding, Rock climbing.A place where top boarding schools of India s located.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Dehradun Airport just 60 km from Mussoorie

Nearest Railway Station-Nearest Railway Station is  Dehradun railway station 33 km from Nainital

Places to visit

-Kempty falls
-Mall Road
-Gun Hill
-Landour Cantt
-Mussoorie Heritage Center
-Happy Valley

 5. Coonoor

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One of the most Exotic hill station in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in Tamil Nadu. This place is famous for Tea Plantation. Tourists can spend their time in Trekking, Hiking and Also Bird watching. This place is also famous for Nilgiri Mountain Railways.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport Nearly 90 km from the  Coonoor

Nearest Railway Station-Coonoor has it’s railway Station Of its Own

Places to visit

-Nilgiri  Mountain Railway
-Highfield Tea Factory
-Laws Fall
-Droog Fort
-Dolphin’s Nose

6. Mahabaleshwar

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A small hill station in near Satara District of Maharashtra in the Western Ghats. This place features the number of viewing points and a perfect spot for boating and fishing.

Nearest Airport
-Nearest Airport is Pune Airport Nearly 120 km from the  Mahabaleshwar

Nearest Railway Station-nearest railway station is Satara railway station around 60 km from Mahabaleshwar.

Places to visit:

-Vienna Lake
-Arthur Point
-Elephant’s point
-Pratagarh Fort
-Lingmala Waterfalls

7. Mount Abu
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A popular hill Station lying on the Borders of Gujrat and  Rajasthan in the Aravalli Ranges of India.A place famous for breathtaking Sunset views and Jain Temples. This is also the summer capital of the state.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Udaipur Airport Nearly 210 km from Mount Abu

Nearest Railway Station-nearest railway station is Abu Road railway station around 30 km from Mount Abu.

Places to visit:

-Dilwara group of Jain Temples
-Arthur Point
-Elephant’s point
-Pratagarh Fort
-Lingmala Waterfalls

8. Gulmarg
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The Skiing destination in India. Located in the Baramulla district in Jammu Kashmir. A popular Golf resort is there and the valley is filled with blueberries and flowers.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Srinagar Airport Nearly 56 km from Gulmarg.
Nearest Railway Station-nearest railway station is Jammu railway station around 290 km from Gulmarg.

Places to visit:
-Gulmarg Gondola
-Golf course
-Shark fin
-khilanmarg
-Gulmarg backcountry ski

9. Dharamshala

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The district headquarters of Kangra District. Surrounded by Cedar forest. This city is home to Dalai Lama. The village  Ganchen Kyishong divides the city into parts Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Kangra Airport Nearly 12 km from Dharamshala.
Nearest Railway Station-nearest railway station is Pathankot railway station around 85 km from Dharamshala.

Places to visit:

-Dharamshala Cricket Stadium
-Bhagsu Waterfall
-Bhasunag Temple
-Monolithic Rock Temples
-Dal Lake

10. Ooty

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Also Known as Ootacamunda is the capital of Nilgiris. Famous for its lush tea gardens, picnic spots…and the most exciting part is Nilgiri Mountain Railways. A UNESCO heritage site for a reason.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport Nearly  88 km from Ooty.
Nearest Railway Station-Nearest railway station is  Mettupalayam is the nearest Railhead.

Places to visit:

-Mudumalai National Park
-Dolphin’s Nose
-Rose  Gardens
-Murukuthi National Park
-Deer Park

11. Matheran

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The Smallest hills stations in India, lying in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. A place for small weekend trips. This place is also famous for Matheran Toy Train.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Mumbai Airport Nearly  90 km from Matheran.
Nearest Railway Station-Matheran has it’s own Railway Station.

Places to visit:
-Neral Matheran Railways
-Louisa Point for the view of Waterfalls
-Alexander Point
-Prabal fort
-One Tree Hill Point

12. Khandala

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A hill Station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. A Place known for sunset points. The Charm of this place increases during the season of Monsoon, with some seasonal waterfalls. Duke’s Nose Peak and Karla Hills are 2 popular spots for Rock Climbers.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Pune Airport Nearly  66 km from Khandala.
Nearest Railway Station-Khandala Has its own railway station.

Places to visit:
-Lohagad Fort
-Rajmachi Fort
-Tiger’s Leap
-Duke’s Nose
-Kune Waterfalls

13. Dalhousie

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A high altitude town in Dhauladhar Ranges of Himachal Pradesh.A Paradise for travellers. This place was one of the most favourite summer destinations for Britishers. Due to which this place is home to the colonial-era building. This place is named after Lord Dalhousie who was Governor General of India while establishing that place.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Pathankot Airport Nearly  75 km.
Nearest Railway Station-Nearest Railway Station is Pathankot Station Nearly  80 km away.

Places to visit:
-Khajjar
-Panchpula
-Satdhara Falls
-Dainkund Peak

14. Lansdowne

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A hill station in the state of Uttrakhand, founded by the Military Garrison during the British Era.A clean cantonment base of Garhwal Rifles. The town gets its name from Lord Lansdowne, Viceroy of India.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Dehradun Airport Nearly  152 km.
Nearest Railway Station-Nearest Railway Station is Kotdwar Station Nearly  41 km away.

Places to visit:
-Bhulla Tal
-St. Mary Church
-War Memorial Lansdowne
-St Johns Church
-Tip N Top

15. Darjeeling

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A small town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal.A place of mesmerizing sunrise. Surrounded by lush tea plantations all over the place. In the backdrop of Darjeeling, you can see Kanchenjunga, India’s highest peak. A place connected with the toy train.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Bagdogra Airport Nearly  65 km away from Darjeeling.
Nearest Railway Station-Darjeeling has its own railway station connected by Narrow gauge railway.

Places to visit:
-Bhulla Tal
-St. Mary Church
-War Memorial Lansdowne
-St Johns Church
-Tip N Top

16. Munnar

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A small hill station in the western ghats of Kerala.A former resort during the British Raj.Home to the Lakkam waterfalls, and habitat for one of the endangered species of Mountain Goat, Nigiri tahr.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Cochin Airport Nearly   110 km away from Munnar.
Nearest Railway Station-Munnar has no direct rail connectivity, wherever Ernakulam Jn is the nearest railway station.

Places to visit:
-Anaimudi
-Atukkad Waterfalls
-Pothamedu View Point
-Mattupetty Dam
-Eravikulam National Park

17. Coorg

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This Place is also known as Kodagu, a district in Karnataka. Also known as the “Scotland of India”.This place is one of the best Coffee producing hill stations in India.One of the great places  for nature lovers

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Mysore Airport Nearly 135 km away from Coorg.
Nearest Railway Station– Nearest railway station to Coorg are Mangalore and Mysore(both approximately 140 km away).

Places to visit:
-Talacauvery
-Abbey falls
-Nagarhole National Park
-White river rafting in Barapole
-Iruppu Waterfall

18. Auli

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A Himalayan ski resort in India in the state of Uttrakhand. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Oak trees, apple trees. Numerous treks are available in the Garhwal valley of Himalayas. Home to Nanda Devi Parvat and Mana Parvat.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Dehradun Airport Nearly 279 km away from Auli.
Nearest Railway Station– Nearest railway station to Auli is Dehradun railway station, nearly 285 km from it.

Places to visit:
-Trishul Peak
-Gursho bugyal
-Chenab Lake
-Roopkund Lake
-Auli  Ropeway

19. Mcleodganj

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A small suburb in Dharamshala, Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Because of large Tibetans populations, this place is also known as “Little Lhasa “.This place serves a beautiful blend for Tibetan and British culture. Some of the few famous monasteries are located here.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Dharamshala Airport Nearly 83 km away from Mcleodganj.
Nearest Railway Station– Nearest railway station is Amb Andaura nearly 65 km away.

Places to visit:
-Namgyal monastery
-Bhagsu falls
-Triund
-Tibetan Museum
-Tsuglagkhang complex

20. Lonavala

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A hill station near Mumbai in the Western Ghats of India. The beauty of this place increases during the monsoons,with some seasonal waterfalls. This place is surrounded by a lake, waterfalls.

Nearest Airport-Nearest Airport is Mumbai Airport Nearly 100 km away from Lonavala.
Nearest Railway Station– Lonavala has its own railway station.

Places to visit:
-Bushi Dam
-Rajmachi fort
-Kune falls
-Lonavala fort
-Bhaja Caves

 

Top 20 Hill Stations in India For a Memorable Vacations!!

Visiting hill stations makes our mind relax and calm because of the green beauty of the mountains. The high peak mountains, snow, greenery, etc. These are

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