Top 10 Hill stations of India

Manali, Himacal Pradesh

Manali
Manali, Himacal Pradesh

Manali is a peaceful and relaxing hill station that offers fresh air for your soul. The hill station has snowy peaks and lush forests which is located in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

The Beas river and the pine forest will mesmerize you and the activities which you can do consist of rafting, skiing, paragliding, trekking, and rock climbing. Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass of Manali are a must visit spot.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital
Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is also known as ‘Lake District of India’ and is a paradise of stunning mountains, spellbinding lake and amazing forest.

This beautiful hill station is located in the Kumaon range in Uttarakhand and the stunning activities which you can do here consist of horse-riding, kayaking, canoeing, parasailing, and rock climbing.

The most attractive spots include The Naini Lake, Naini Peak, Snow View, and Tiffin Top.

Munnar, Kerala

Munnar
Munnar, Kerala

Munnar is also known as the ‘Green Capital of India’ because of its extravagant greenery. The hill station is famous for its tree plantation that will make you feel refresh. Munnar is a paradise of winding lanes, picturesque forests, waterfalls and misty hills.

The major attraction of place consists of Munnar Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anuamudi, Kundala Lake, Attukad Waterfalls, Devikulam, and Marayoor Sandalwood Forests.

Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg has beautiful snow, pine forests, and radiant wildflowers. You will feel thrilled by doing activities like gondola riding, skiing, snowboarding and trekking.

The hill station also has a market of gorgeous jewellery, lovely pashmina, and attractive souvenirs and the major attraction of Gulmarg consist of Lien Marg, Ningle Nallah, waters of Verinag, Alpather Lake and the Biosphere Reserve of Gulmarg.

Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong, Meghalaya

The ‘Scotland of the East’ has refreshing lush green fields, aromatic flowers, and beautiful landscapes. It receives the highest rainfall in the world and thus monsoon is the best season to visit Shillong.

The major attraction of the hill station consists of Umiam lake, Ward’s Lake, Shillong Peak, Sweet Falls, and Elephant Falls. There are awesome water sports activities that you can do here like kayaking and water skiing.

Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Pachmarhi is titled as the ‘Queen of Satpura’ for its amazing scenic beauty and beautiful monsoon season. It is a hill station of amazing landscapes, waterfalls, streams, and trees like sal trees, bamboo trees, and blackberry plantation.

It is said that the Pandavas built five amazing caves during their exile period of fourteen years in Pachmarhi.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie is an energizing hill station from where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the tranquil green doon valley and the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks.

Mussoorie is also known as the Queen of the Hills and is famous for Mussoorie Lake, Jharipani Fall, Kempty Falls, Camel Back Road, Lal Tibba, Soham Heritage Art Centre and Clouds End. One can enjoy a cable car ride and a horse ride in Mussoorie.

Matheran, Maharashtra

Matheran, Maharashtra
Matheran, Maharashtra

Matheran is one of the best hill stations where you will get the cleanest air. The shady forests of the Matheran will take you to a new peaceful world. It is a hill station of mind-boggling lookouts, crisscrossing foot trails and an amazing toy train ride that will show you beautiful scenic views through the journey.

The major attraction of the place consists of Echo Point, Alexander Point, Louisa Point, Charlotte Lake, King George Point, Monkey Point, One Tree Hill, Porcupine Point, and Chowk Point.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty is famous for its flowery world that has beautiful botanical gardens. To get to Ooty you can take a fun toy train from Metupalaiyam and while in the ride you will enjoy the mesmerizing views of the surroundings.

The activities which you can do here consist of boating and climbing. The major attraction of this hill station includes Mudumalai, Tea Estate Viewpoint, Pykara Falls, Doddabetta, Wax Museum, Hidden Valley, Emerald Dam and Echo Rock

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Visit Mcleodganj and be mesmerized by the views of the beautiful temple. Make your heart and soul spiritualize by spinning the Tibetan prayer wheels. At Mcleodganj you will get to see wonderful Tibetan culture.

The home of Dalai Lama has splendid landscapes and major attraction of it consist of Bhagsunath Temple, Namgyal Monastery, Tibetan Museum, Bhagsu Falls, Tsuglagkhang, Triund, Church of St. Johns and Dal Lake.