Are you tired of your routine life and want to get rid of it for couple of days to enjoy some peaceful moments with your family? Hill stations aka high altitude towns are indeed a great way of escaping into the lap of nature and self rejuvenation. There are numerous hill stations spread all over India i.e. from North India to South India. With over twenty mountains ranges, choosing a hill station to visit can really be a daunting task for anyone. Here is a list of some of the most popular hill stations spread across North India. Most of the North Indian travel & tourism is dominated by Himalayas, that offer a grandeur of snow covered peaks and enchanting picturesque beauty all around which one can’t resist.
Located in the Kumaon foothills of Great Himalayas, Nainital offers majestic view of Himalayan Mountains. It is also known as Lake District of India. Whether you planning a romantic getaway, an adventure trip or a family outing, Nainital is a perfect destination to visit. Let the serenity of Nainital offer your body and mind the tranquillity it deserves. Good connectivity with major cities makes this hill station easily accessible to people all around the India. Visit the popular Naini Lake, a popular tourist hotspot, Naina Devi temple, and various other getaways where can enjoy a memorable time with your near and dear ones.
Mesmerize yourself with a scenic view of snow covered Himalayan ranges at Snow View Point via a cable chair car. Nanina Peak and Tiffin Top are for those who love adventure or are fond of trekking. Its close proximity to other less touristy hill town of Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal coupled with a variety of picturesque locations and treks makes it a place worth to visit anytime.
Once the summer capital of British ruled India, Shimla is the presently the capital city of Himacahal Pradesh. It is surely a place that offers delight for the eyes. Spectacular beauty of this place captivates the hearts of visitors. Ethnicity and eternal beauty of Shimla is highly appreciated. Natives of this place can be often seen doing ‘Nati’, a local dance form; when they are in jubilant mood. Splendid and large colonial architectural masterpieces can be seen here. Don’t miss the shopping hub of this city, The Mall. Kufri, Chail etc are some of the most popular tourist hotspots of Shimla.
Kullu and Manali are two twin hill stations. Kullu often referred to as ‘Valley of Gods’ is associated with many ancient mystical stories. While Kullu is known widely for its beautiful scrapped temples and festivals on the other hand Manali is famous for its bewitching serene beauty and adrenaline pumping activities. Both places are a perfect honeymoon destination. Manali is the starting point of the popular and enthralling The Leh-Manali Highway.
It is a popular hill station in Uttarakhand, often known as “Queen of Hills”. Explore the serene tranquillity and beauty of Mussoorie by taking a stroll across the popular Mall Road which will take you down to cherish your long lasting memories. Visit the nearby Kempty Falls, Jharipani Falls, Bhatta Fall, Mossy Fall and other popular picnic spots to discover the eternal beauty of this place.
Kashmir is known as “Switzerland of India”. The enthralling natural beauty of this place captivates the mind the soul of any visitor. The description of tranquillity and serenity of this place is beyond imagination. The famous “Dal Lake” houses the moving Shikaras for the tourists. Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination here. Filled with beautiful blueberries, daisies and other beautiful flowers, the sight of the valley rejuvenates your mind and body.