Top 5 popular hill stations of Incredible India

India – a land of eternal and diversified natural beauty has a large number of awe-inpiring hill stations, spread across the country. With the highest mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas, running from north to east, Aravalli and Vindhya ranges across western and central India, Western ghats in western peninsular India and Eastern ghats in the eastern peninsular India, the country is full of cool hill stations.

Though all the hill stations are unique in their own way, yet all of them are a traveler’s paradise, gifted with snowy peaks, deep gorges, green valleys, misty woods, frothing rivers, azure lakes and flower-filled meadows, making them a perfect holiday options.

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Hill stations of India – epitome of eternal natural beauty

Here is a list of the top 5 hill stations of India. While preparing this list of top 5 hill stations, we have not only considered popularity, but the natural beauty, tourist’s comfort and development of tourism in the place has also been taken into consideration. From an unending list of extremely popular and beautiful hill stations, it was indeed an impossible task to figure out only 5.

Undoubtedly this list will raise many eyebrows, as it couldn’t accommodate many Indian hill resorts that are unique in their own way, but one thing is for sure that after going through this list one hardly can replace any one of the five hill stations mentioned in the list. The list randomly mentions the name of the top 5 hill stations of India and in no way are ranked.

Pahalgam

Pahalgam is an epitome of eternal beauty and is regarded to be one of the most romantic places on earth. The unique and mesmerizing beauty of this incredibly beautiful hill station has easily put it into the list of the top 5 hill stations of India. The hill station of Pahalgam is situated in the valley of Kashmir, which is known as the “The paradise on Earth”. The lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, pine forests, swift flowing Lidder River and the absence of the ravages of progress all adds up to make Pahalgam a dream destination beyond the description of words.

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Pahalgam – one of the most romantic places on Earth

Whether you wish to have a romantic trip with your beloved or want to spend some quality time with your family indulging in various activities like, horse-riding, picnicking on the bank of the river, taking a pony ride, walking barefoot on the meadows or just lie down under the sun and relaxing, Pahalgam, at an altitude of 2130 m with breathtaking views, mystic charm and laid back attitude is the perfect place to be in. To know more about the hill station of Pahalgam, how to reach there, where to stay and what are the sightseeing spots around, click HERE.

Manali

The hard-to-resist magical charm of Manali has put it into the list of top 5 hill stations of India. Very often regarded as “Honeymooner’s Paradise”, the charming hill station of Manali is situated at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Nestled between the snow-capped Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, the verdant valley of Manali with rolling meadows, hot springs, apple orchards dotting the hillsides, river Beas cutting across the town presents a wondrous canvas that has rightly been described as the “Valley of the Gods”.

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Manali – known as Honeymooner’s paradise

The enchanting hill station of Manali situated at the northern end of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, with its cool and lovely ambience and a tinge of romanticism is the preferred destinations for honeymooners and nearly an average of 350 to 500 honeymooning couples visit this hill town every day. To know more about the hill station of Manali, how to reach there, where to stay and what are the sightseeing spots around, click HERE.

Nainital

The fact about Nainital which makes it to the list of top 5 hill stations of India is its uniqueness of being situated around an emerald green watered natural lake (Tal). Nainital, a destination for the young and the old alike is known for its breathtakingly beautiful lakes, panoramic vistas of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas, unending expanse of scenic beauty, greenery of the lush valley and cool temperature throughout the year.

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Nainital – a hill station of lake

Perched at an average altitude of 1938 m above sea level amongst Kumaon hills, in the newly formed state of Uttarakhand, Nainital is a very peaceful place away from the maddening crowd and pollution. This glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace ringed by mountains, has something to offer in every season. To know more about the hill station of Nainital, how to reach there, where to stay and what are the sightseeing spots around, click HERE.

Ooty

The only hill station of South India which makes it to the list of top 5 hill stations of India is Ooty, situated in the Indian state of Karnataka. Lofty mountains, great lakes, dense forests, sprawling valley with grasslands, gurgling stream, miles of tea gardens and tall Eucalyptus trees are some of the snap shots that best describes Ooty. The unassuming beauty of the heavenly hill resort of Ooty and pleasant climate throughout the year beckons you to come and embrace the tranquility and solace which it offers.

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Ooty – queen of hill station

Situated at an altitude of 2286 m above sea level in the midst of four high hills belonging to the Nilgiri range, Ooty is a favorite shooting spot among film makers. Known as the as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ooty is a blend of British colonial architecture and a natural scenic beauty which offers the visitors to relax and rejuvenate amidst nature away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The journey to the hill station of Ooty by toy train is an experience of a life time, making it all the more popular. To know more about the hill station of Ooty, how to reach there, where to stay and what are the sightseeing spots around, click HERE.

Shillong

Often referred to as the “Scotland of East”, the hill town of Shillong makes it to the list of top 5 hill stations of India because of its stunning natural settings enshrouded in mists. Shillong, the capital of the North-Indian state of Meghalaya is known for its amazing series of waterfalls, the mystic mountain peaks, crystal clear blue water lakes, breathtakingly beautiful golf courses and the Victorian style buildings reminiscent of the British legacy.

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Shillong – known for its placid beauty and westernized culture

Perched at an average altitude of 1496 m, Shillong has a very unique charm which creates an indelible impression on the mind of every tourist visiting this hill town. Highly westernized culture of this hill town, hardly found anywhere in India, makes it all the more popular and a sought after destination for young and newlywed couples. To know more about the hill station of Ooty, how to reach there, where to stay and what are the sightseeing spots around, click HERE.

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