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Best Hill Stations in the World: Holiday At Hills

Hill Stations in the World are the only places with attractive natural green beauty with tall pine trees, snow-clad mountain peaks, the rolling green carpet of grass, and the pleasant weather and climate make everyone crazy for visit to these hill stations.

The attraction of natural beauty never makes you feel bored or content, and this is the only reason tourists visit the hill stations, again and again, to enjoy and cherish the peaceful nature.

Hill station is a place where the heart feels like returning over and over again. Mountain views, snowfalls, and heights are the things that attract a tourist most.

Now just because of global warming people prefer to go to hills stations rather than other places because the weather and climate are just amazing. There are various hill stations spread all over the world. So, start searching now!

Best Hill Stations

These hill stations have now moved into the most famous and popular vacation spots that travelers visit all over the world. Here we are trying to find or present to you the best hill stations in the world in 2024 so that if you are planning a tour, you will find it easy to sort out according to your choice. Here we go:

1. Srinagar, India

Dal Lake |  Srinagar  | Hill Station
Dal Lake | Srinagar | Hill Station

India is quite good when it comes to mountains and hill stations. Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is a paradise on Earth, famous known as The Heaven on Earth. It is situated gracefully on the banks of the River Jhelum, also often referred to as the “Kashmir Venice”. One of the Most Romantic Places in the World.

The mystical outlooks of this place attract visitors with its iconic charm and beauty. Visit these hill stations(a piece of paradise) feel and see the beauty of Dal lake and enjoy “Shikara” rides to several gardens. Famous for its charming houseboats, historic gardens, and mild summer climate. Queen of hills Srinagar is the best and the most beautiful hills in the world and India has one of the world’s highest hill stations.

Scenic natural beauty is amazing, weather is awesome you really enjoy the nature in Jammu and Kashmir. There are many houseboats on rent for a reasonable price you book well in advance.

Places to Visit In Srinagar

  1. Dal Lake
  2. Mughal Gardens
  3. Nishant Bagh
  4. Shalimar Bagh
  5. Shikara Ride
  6. Hazratbal Shrine
  7. Char Chinar
  8. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
  9. Wular lake
  10. Baramulla
  11. Yusmarg
  12. Pari Mahal

How to reach: Fly to the nearest airport at Srinagar from New Delhi at super low prices starting at INR 1,799 only. Or take a train to Jammu followed by a taxi or a J&K State Road Transport Corporation bus to Srinagar.

Best Time to Visit: April to October

Restaurants in Srinagar

  1. Ahdoos
  2. Stream Restaurant
  3. Krishna Vaishno Dhaba
  4. Shamiana Restaurant
  5. Chai Jaai
  6. Lacima cafe and pizzeria

Hotels in Srinagar

  1. Peacock Houseboats
  2. Vivanta Dal View
  3. Hotel Pacific – A Boutique Hotel
  4. Fantasia Houseboats
  5. Fortune Resort Heevan
  6. New Jacquline Heritage Houseboats

Some other Hill Stations of India

  1. Nainital, Uttarakhand
  2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  3. Darjeeling, West Bengal
  4. Shillong, Meghalaya
  5. Gangtok, Sikkim
  6. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
  7. Munnar, Kerala
  8. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
  9. Jampui Hills, Tripura
  10. Ananthagiri Hills, Telangana

Must Read: Top Hill Stations In India: A Ready list for your Next Vacations

2. St. Moritz, Europe

St. Moritz | Europe | Hill Station
St. Moritz | Europe | Hill Station

It is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland, Europe. Switzerland is the only place that first comes into everyone’s mind while planning a hill stations vacation.

Best known high Alpine Resort in the Engadine, Europe. The height is almost 5,910ft. it offers the most beautiful ski resorts which are mostly visited by upper-level tourists and international jet set tourists as it is quite expensive.

It is a complete package of natural beauty that is full of snowfall and sloppy hills which makes it the most famous hill in the world. The visitors can enjoy the sunny weather over here.

Places to Visit In St. Moritz

  1. Lake St. Moritz
  2. Corviglia
  3. Piz Nair
  4. Segantini Museum
  5. Knowledge result
  6. White Turf Racing Association
  7. Cresta Run
  8. Knowledge result
  9. Image result for Lake Silvaplana
  10. Map of Lake Silvaplana
  11. Lake Silvaplana
  12. Engadine Museum
  13. Lej Marsch
  14. Julier Pass

How to reach: To come to St. Moritz by plane fly to the tiny airport which is located in Samedan. Or you can take a bus to the city from either Lugano or Chur.

Best Time to Visit: (mid-June through mid-October) and winter (December through March).

Restaurants in St. Moritz

1. Pizzeria Caruso
2. Banfi’s Bar
3. Chesa Veglia
4. Restaurant Engiadina
5. Hotel-Restaurant Waldhaus am See
6. La Stalla
7. Dal Molin

Hotels in St. Moritz

  1. Kulm Hotel
  2. Badrutt’s Palace
  3. Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains
  4. Hotel Europa
  5. Carlton Hotel
  6. Hotel San Gian

Top Hill Stations in Europe

  1. Zurich
  2. Lucerne
  3. Geneva
  4. Engelberg
  5. Grindelwald
  6. Sion
  7. Davos
  8. Crans Montana
  9. Igis
  10. Nendaz
  11. Interlaken

Suggested Read: Best European Cities to Visit in Winter – Epic Winter’s Travel Guide

3. Great Smoky Mountains, USA

The Great Smoky Mountains  | USA | Hill Station
The Great Smoky Mountains | USA | Hill Station

The USA  is also having good hill ranges, most of the people used to do Trekking and other types of adventures in these hill stations. These hill stations are located on the borderline of North Carolina State, USA. The Mountain range is about 2025m and is the most preferred place for white water rafting.  

As the name suggests the mountains are fully covered with natural smoky fog due to vegetation exhalation and it makes them one of the most beautiful hill stations in the world. There is also a national park which is the most visited national park in the USA and UNESCO marked this location as a world heritage site which makes it the most wanted place to visit by travelers. There is an amazing view of natural beauty and greenery. So here you feel relaxed and mind-free.

Great Smoky Mountains is one of the best hill stations in the USA. The country has multiple hill stations so if you are planning to go to some hill station then you can go to any of them.

Places to Visit In the Great Smoky Mountains

  1. Cades Cove
  2. Clingmans Dome
  3. Ober Gatlinburg
  4. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
  5. Alum Cave Trail
  6. Laurel Falls Trail
  7. Knowledge Result
  8. Gatlinburg SkyLift
  9. Ole Smoky Moonshine
  10. Gatlinburg Space Needle

How to reach: The closest major airport to the Great Smoky Mountains is McGee-Tyson Airport in Alcoa or you can take a flight to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is in South Carolina.

Best Time to Visit: Summer (June, July, and August).

Restaurants in the Great Smoky Mountains

  1. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
  2. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
  3. Great Smoky Mountains Winery
  4. The Melting Pot
  5. Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse
  6. Delauder’s BBQ

Hotels in the Great Smoky Mountains

  1. Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown
  2. The Park Vista – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hote
  3. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort
  4. Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
  5. Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg
  6. Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Top Hill Stations in the USA

  1. The North Pole, Svalbard
  2. Columbia, South California
  3. Indianapolis, Indiana
  4. Woodland, California
  5. Globe, Arizona
  6. Moab, Utah
  7. Westside, Lowa
  8. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  9. Grand Canyon, Arizona
  10. Aspen, Colorado
  11. Fairbanks, Alaska
  12. Nevada
  13. Anaheim

Suggested Read: 9 Must-See Tourist Attractions in the USA

4. Bahrain, Pakistan

Bahrain  | Pakistan | Hill Station
Bahrain | Pakistan | Hill Station

Pakistan is having numerous hill stations, As Pakistan is not a big country in area wise but apart from this, it is having quite good hill sights. Bahrain is one of the top hill stations of Pakistan.

People from every country used to visit Bahrain. It is also famous and popular for Honeymoon Couples. Every year many couples used to visit over here. It is located in the Swat district of Pakistan at an elevation of almost 4,600 ft height on the bank of the Swat river.

This place is famous for its superb landscape sites and natural beauty. It is one of the favorite hill stations of tourists.

Places to Visit In Bahrain

  1. Marina Garden Park
  2. Swat Valley
  3. Fiza Ghat
  4. Gabina Jaba
  5. Samson Malam Jabba Resort
  6. Jaro go, Waterfall,
  7. Badar Kalay Masjid
  8. Bahrain National Theater
  9. Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park
  10. Kalam Forest

How to reach: You have to take a flight to Saidu Sharif Airport to reach Bahrain.

Best Time to Visit: Best time to visit is November – February.

Restaurants in Bahrain

  1. Salty Bite Restaurant
  2. Desi Dastarkhwan
  3. Tawa Restaurant
  4. Pakistan Pakwan
  5. Masala Village Restaurant

Hotels in Bahrain

  1. Marina Hotel and Restaurant
  2. Grace Hotel
  3. City Star Hotel & Restaurant
  4. Swat Regency Hotel booking
  5. Madam Guest House
  6. MADINA TOWER Hotel and Resturant
  7. Serena Hotel, Swat

Top Hill Stations in Pakistan

  1. Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  2. Bhurban, Punjab
  3. Gilgit, Gilgit–Baltistan
  4. Toli Pir, Azad Kashmir
  5. Hunza, Gilgit–Baltistan
  6. Gorakh Hill, Sindh
  7. Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir
  8. Thandiani, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  9. Samana, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  10. Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir
  11. Galyat
  12. Kalam Valley

5. Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara  | Nepal | Hill Station & Lake
Pokhara | Nepal | Hill Station & Lake

These hill stations are in Nepal and it is on the border of India. Nepal is having some very good hill station ranges also, that’s why it is so famous for its hill stations and lakes. If you are in Nepal then don’t forget to visit the Pokhara and Namche hills. Both are very famous heights in Nepal.

Pokhara is the 2nd biggest city in Nepal country, this city is a total of around 55.22-kilometer square. This city has an airport facility also so feel free to come here no problem for transportation services.

The weather is cold here, You can enjoy the snowfall in the months of November, December, and January. It is the base for trekkers because of the high hill ranges. It is the most favorite hill station for mountain lovers, it is also popular as a Base camp for mountaineers.

Places to Visit In Pokhara

  1. Phewa Lake
  2. World Peace Pagoda
  3. Sarangkot
  4. Davis Falls
  5. Gupteshwar Gufa
  6. Gurkha Memorial Museum
  7. Barahi Temple
  8. Bat Cave
  9. Pokhara Regional Museum
  10. Vindhya Basini Temple

How to reach: The nearest international airport is in Kathmandu which is about 200km away. There are domestic flights between Pokhara and Kathmandu run by Yeti Airlines, and Buddha Air.

Best Time to Visit: Best time to visit Pokhara is from December to February, it is very cold in winter, and snowfall is a possibility

Restaurants in Pokhara

  1. A La Soupe
  2. Tibetan Pema Restaurant
  3. SAMAY By The Lake
  4. Korean Restaurant NATSSUL
  5. DunaTapari Restaurant
  6. By Ranjan

Hotels in Pokhara

  1. Three Jewels Boutique Hotel
  2. Hotel Lake Shore
  3. Hotel Haven O’ Ganga
  4. Vardan Resort N’ Apartment
  5. Middle Path and Spa Hotel
  6. Hotel Visitors Inn p. Ltd

Top Hill Station in Nepal

  1. Namche Bazaar
  2. Ilam
  3. Nagarkot
  4. Dharan
  5. Daman
  6. Dhulikhel
  7. Gorkha
  8. Lumle
  9. Kanade
  10. Sarangkot
  11. Baglung
  12. Jomsom
  13. Dingboche

6. Kakadu National Park, Australia

Kakadu National Park | Australia | Hill Station
Kakadu National Park | Australia | Hill Station

Australia having very famous and most popular hills in the world. And apart from hill stations, there are very good tourist spots also. Kakadu Park is situated within the Alligator Rivers Region.

There are many beautiful waterfalls and amazing parks that are popular with visitors, such as Twin Falls, Maguk, Gunlom Falls, and Jim Jim Falls. The location is covering a vast area that is almost nearly half of the size of Switzerland.

This Park has some of the best examples of Aboriginal rock art in Australia, the sites of Ubirr are the most visited locations in the Park. There are a wide variety of camping sites in the park.

Places to Visit In Kakadu National park

  1. Jim Jim Falls
  2. Yellow Water
  3. Twin Falls
  4. Bowali Visitor Centre
  5. Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)
  6. Animal Tracks Safari
  7. East Alligator Upstream Boat Ramp
  8. Anbangbang Rock Shelter

How to reach: International flights arrive directly in Darwin. From the airport, it is about a 3-hour drive by car to visit Kakadu national park.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit in the dry season is between June and August. Or you can go in the wet season it rains and it is too hot.”

Restaurants in Kakadu National park

  1. Border Store in Kakadu
  2. Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park
  3. Jabiru Sports and Social Club
  4. Mimi’s Restaurant
  5. Barra Bar & Bistro
  6. Anbinik Restaurant

Hotels in Kakadu National park

  1. Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park
  2. Anbinik Resort
  3. Aurora Resort
  4. Mercure Crocodile Hotel
  5. Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
  6. Hawk Dreaming Tented Cabins

Top Hill Stations in Australia

  1. Fitzroy Island
  2. Cooktown
  3. Mount Gambier
  4. Mount Isa
  5. New South Wales
  6. Tasmania
  7. Toowoomba
  8. Whitsunday Islands
  9. Albury
  10. Mackay
  11. Gold Coast
  12. Melbourne
  13. Lithgow
  14. Nowra
  15. Caloundra
  16. Mataranka
  17. Bathurst

Suggested Read: 6 Best Places to Visit in Australia, You Can’t-Miss It

7. Fairbanks, Alaska

In Alaska, there is a very popular and most visited hill station that is Fairbanks which is situated in the valley of Tanana, USA. It is a picture-perfect dream for all tourist destinations.

Fairbanks Alaska Rolling Hills

In Alaska, winter is very long with chilly weather, and the summer is very short. Fairbanks is mainly a chain of mountains that lies to the north of Alaska. The range of Alaska and the combination of the two rivers that are, Tanana and Chena, have made this destination a true dream for all visitors.

So, friends, I think the above list will be very helpful to plan your trip. You may choose these places according to your priority and enjoy the chilling weather at your favorite hill station.

Places to Visit In Alaska

  1. Denali National Park and Preserve
  2. Tracy Arm Fjord
  3. Kenai Fjords National Park
  4. Alaska Highway
  5. University of Alaska Museum of the North
  6. Inside Passage
  7. Dalton Highway
  8. Alaska Native Heritage Center
  9. Iditarod National Historic Trail

How to reach: International flights arrive directly at Juneau International Airport of Alaska. From the airport, it is about a 3-hour drive by car to visit Fairbanks.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Fairbanks, Alaska is from July to August when snow is at its peak.

Restaurants in Fairbanks

  1. Simply Thai
  2. Lavelle’s Bistro
  3. Wolf Run Restaurant
  4. The Cookie Jar Restaurant
  5. Bahn Thai
  6. Pho House
  7. DW Grill & Catering
  8. Zach’s Restaurant

Hotels in Fairbanks

  1. Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
  2. Super 8 by Wyndham Fairbanks
  3. Clarion Hotel & Suites
  4. Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn
  5. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks
  6. Candlewood Suites Fairbanks

8. Dalat, Vietnam

Dalat is located in the highlands (4,900Ft high) of south-central Vietnam. Over the past years, the French built a colony here to enjoy the cool weather and view of hills, Nowadays it is a famous hill station and visited by tourists often.

Dalat Vietnam; Best Hill Station In The World
Dalat Vietnam

This Hill station is also famous for the wide variety of flowers, vegetables, and fruits to come from its surrounding farmland. With the rolling green grass, tall pine trees, and breath-taking view it has been an ideal place for mountain sports like biking, hiking, and canoeing. The weather is spring-like pleasant and refreshing.

Places to Visit In Dalat

  1. Crazy House
  2. Trúc Lâm Đà Lạt Zen Monastery
  3. Tuyền Lâm Lake
  4. Datanla Waterfall
  5. Valley Of Love
  6. Clay Tunnel
  7. Prenn Waterfall
  8. Dalat Night Market

How to reach: International flights arrive directly at Lien Khuong Airport of Vietnam. From the airport, it is about a 4-hour drive by car to visit Dalat.

Best time to visit Dalat: Best time to visit Dalat, Vietnam is from December to March. At this time period, water is ideal for outdoor activities, and Its world-famous attraction, the flower garden is in its full bloom.

Restaurants in Dalat

  1. Le Chalet Dalat
  2. Artist Alley Restaurant
  3. Oz Burgers Takeaway Dalat
  4. Ganesh Fine Indian Cuisine
  5. Biang Bistro
  6. V Cafe
  7. Fungi Chingu
  8. Vuông Pizza

Hotels in Dalat

  1. Elegant Dalat Hotel
  2. Lacami Dalat Hotel
  3. Brew and Breakfast
  4. Trung Nghia Hotel
  5. Mộc Nhiên Hotel
  6. B.Home Dalat
  7. La Rosee Homestay Dalat
  8. Q Lofts

9.Tochal, Tehran, Iran


The one of the best hill stations in the world but this is not only a hill station but also a ski resort at the range of Alborz mountain located in the city of Tehran in north Iran. the highest peak is called Tochal with an elevation of 13,005 ft.

the amazing part of this area is that most of the year is covered by snow and all type of snow sports are available. Every year this area is hosting many people around the world to enjoy the beautiful nature of the area. there are other hill stations with the name Darband, Darabad, and Drake. And sometimes people do boot camp in this area, starting their travel from one of the mountains and go one by one and finish tracking all which takes a minimum of three days.

Restaurants in Tochal

  1. Heeva Cafe Kebab
  2. SPU Restaurant
  3. Divan
  4. Shandiz Mashad
  5. Shandiz Mashad
  6. Koohpaye
  7. Taj Mahal Restaurant
  8. Sam Cafe
  9. Shemroon Kabab

Hotels in Tochal

  1. Hotel Tochal
  2. Hotel Baloot
  3. Dizin 1st Hotel
  4. Meygun Hotel
  5. Shemshak Hostel in Dizin

10.Cypress Hills, Canada

Cypress Hills is one of the famous hills ranges in Canada. this is an isolated hills range which is situated in southwestern Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. This place has a great and colorful history which attracts people towards itself. This forest range is covered with a wide and dense forest that has deep valleys and slow-moving streams.

This range is extending 100 miles and has a peak of 1,466 meters. it is best for outdoor trips and for the adventure activities such as Hiking, Fishing, Water activities, Summer, and winter activities. This international park also allows you to accommodate in the mid and let you enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain range.

Best time to visit Cypress Hills, Canada: Cypress hills are an all-season mountain range and you can enjoy the winters, in summers, and also it has a different charm in the rainy season.

Restaurants near Cypress Hills, Canada

  • Chili’s Pacific Mall
  • IHOB
  • GlassHouse
  • Chili’s
  • Cinnabon
  • Pita Pit
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Cheddar’s Casual Cafe

Hotels Near Cypress Hills, Canada

  • Elkwater Lake Lodge & Resort
  • Beaver Creek Campground
  • Cobble Creek Lodge
  • Canalta Hotel Shaunavon
  • Stardust Model

Ending Words:

Well, these are some of the best hill stations around the globe and there are many more to be explored. So, have you decided on your next destination? Travel and share your stories with us in the comment section below.

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