The moment we come across the word “Hill Station”, a picturesque view of the snow covered mountains, mesmerizing landscapes, snowy peaks and deep valleys, an excellent weather, spectacular view of lakes and waterfalls, automatically freezes our mind!
When someone says that India is the ultimate travel destination then no one can have any second thoughts. Truly speaking, there are some incredible Hill stations in India, which really left its visitors mesmerized with their serene atmosphere, mist-laden mountains, salubrious climate, lush green hills, tea plantations and overall scenic beauty!
Here are top 5 Hill Stations in India, which will left you mesmerized forever, once you put yourself in their beautiful ambiance.
1. Munnar in Kerala- paradise on earth
When the scorching heat of summer beats you down, there is no other place to escape from the decimating torture of Sun, better than “Munnar”. It is one of the most popular tourist’s places in India, situated at an altitude of 2695 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats. Most of the areas of Munnar are filled with tea plantations, never-ending hills full of green bushes. Its main attractions are its greenery and cool climate. If you haven’t been to Munnar then plan your next trip here. It’s like a paradise for summer but becomes extremely cold in winter. So if you are planning in winter then make sure your bags are full of warm clothes.
2. Darjeeling- pride of West Bengal!
Situated in the lower Himalayan ranges, Darjeeling is a witness to the third highest peak in the world- Kanchenjunga. Darjeeling famous for its tea gardens is situated at a height of 2075 meters above sea level. It is a perfect combination of beauty with nature. Whenever you plan your trip to Darjeeling, don’t forget to visit the seven points, which are most panoramic. Large portion of it are covered with dense forest- a perfect home for wild animals.
3. Gulmarg in Kashmir- Path of Roses!
Gulmarg meaning “path of roses” situated in Jammu and Kashmir in northern part of India, has always been the first choice of tourist. It is known for its scenic beauty and winter sports. It’s like a perfect honeymoon destination for the newlyweds. It has stored some exceptional beauty for its visitors apart from many other claims to fame. During summer the weather is extremely delightful but gets severely cold during winters. So it’s better to avoid going in winter. Most of its parts are covered with numerous varieties of wild flowers bringing laurels to its beauty.
4. Auli in Uttarakhand- Latest entrant to the list of popular hill stations
Auli stands at a height of 3049 meters above sea level, and gets heavy to heavy snowfall during December and January. From April till September the weather is comfortable. It has some best ski resorts in India and a perfect place to identify the beauty of Himalayan ranges!
5. Manali in Himachal Pradesh-Perfect summer holiday destination!
Manali renowned for its snow-covered mountains, scenic beauty, history and culture is considered as the most popular holiday destination in India. It is also called as the “Valley of Gods”. Perfect summer holiday destination for enjoying mountaineering, skiing and water sports and of course white waters!