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

If you plan a hassle-free and embalming summer holiday in India.In summer everyone looking for along gateway, away from the scorching high temperatures and hustle-bustle of the inland-city life. Hill stations are the best choice. Basically, the May and June month is the time when the summer holidays in India reaches its peak. With colleges and school closing in this time of year.

The summer season is best for family holidays. It is also the peak of the summer season in India with the monsoon in the offing. In India, there are many places where one could travel to for a fulfilling Summer holiday.

Nowadays, the hill station is the most favored place for tourist in India to travel In summer. In India, there are many popular Hill stations that are in North and North Eastern India, But on another side that is west and south India also have a fair share of equally magnificent hill stations to go. Some of these even can be counted under top hill stations in the world. These can be your best experience in budget vacations and one of the best for life experience

Most Popular Hill Stations in India

1. Ooty


It is another prime destination to spend your Summer holidays. That is located in south India in Tamilnadu. Ooty is surrounded by Nilgiri Blue Mountains That is called “Queen of Hills”.

The famous toy train takes you through nearby hill stations. Ooty Also a lot of places to visit and adventure activities. Ooty is one of the best places to visit in South India during monsoon vacations.

Here are some that you visit in Ooty

  • Ooty Lake
  • St Stephen’s church
  • Kalhatty Waterfalls
  • Deer Park
  • Upper Bhawani Lake
  • Tribal Toda Huts

2. Shimla


That city is also known as “Queen of Hills” that is located in the foothills of Shimla is one of the best hill stations for holidays in North India and as well as around the year destination for holidays in Himachal Pradesh. The city is an engaging hill town with colonial charm and is also a developed capital city.

Shimla is promenade down the mall road with the colonial charm of the British Empire or it is excursions to the nearby hills, rolling valleys.

Places to visit in Shimla

  • Naldhera, Kufri
  • Mashroba
  • Tattapani
  • Jakhoo Temple
  • Christ Church

Best Time To Visit:-March To June

3. Darjeeling


This tea city is one of the most popular hill stations in India to spend the summer holidays. It is toward by the majestic “Kanchenjunga” and surrounded by the green tea plantation. Ride the cute toy train in the Himalayas and walk through the tea gardens of Dooars, and also watch the sun setting behind the ”Tiger Hill”.

Places to visit in Darjeeling

  • Tea gardens of Dooars
  • Tiger Hill
  • Gorkha war Memorial
  • Batasia Loop
  • Bhutia Busty Monastery

4. Dharamshala


This Destination is for those who seek to spend summers in India among the picturesque hills, Dharamshala is another great destination. Its temple and monasteries make it different from other hill stations and stand among the places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

This town is also known for the home of “Dalai Lama”. Dharamshala is also going the first Smart City in Himachal Pradesh.

Places to visit in Dharamshala

  • Kangra Fort
  • Dalai Lama temple complex
  • Tea plantation of Kangra Valley
  • Bhagsunath Temple
  • Namgyal Monastery

5. Manali


This place is also a summer destination for people who love the beauty of nature. In this hill station numerous places that you can visit. And it also holds an equally important position of those people who loves to adventure.

Places to visit in Manali

  • Solang Valley
  • Jogini Falls
  • Arjuna Gufa
  • Hadimba temple
  • Club House

6. Ladakh


It is an ultimate gateway to a thrilling destination for summer holidays in India. The mighty mountain peaks, the breathtaking views, the most beautiful lakes in the world, and the weather of Ladakh makes the perfect destination for the vacation.

Places to visit in Ladakh

  • Pangong Tso Lake
  • Khardung-La pass
  • Hemis National Park

7. Mussoorie


That place is an extremely popular destination in India to spend the summer holidays. Lush Greenhill land varied flora lands can attract a lot of tourists in the city. In this hill station places to visit is also long.

Places to visit in Mussoorie

  • Kempty Falls
  • Gun Hill
  • Landour Clocktower
  • Jwalaji Temple
  • Rajaji National Park

8. Nainital

Nainital is a very beautiful place, something you can only experience by going to that place. There are so many places to visit in Nainital. The beauty of this place will definitely mesmerize you.


Nanital is the land of Tals and Devis. It is situated in the lap of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most beautiful places in Uttarakhand. In Nainital list of Place that you visit is very long, most spotted place in Nainital is “Naini Lake” and “Naina Devi” Temple That attract a maximum number of tourists. It is considered as one of the top hill stations in Himachal Pradesh.

Places to Visit in Nainital

  • Raj Bhavan
  • Naini Lake
  • Bhimtal
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Nainital Zoo
  • Kilbury bird sanctuary

9. Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir

Alpather Lake

As the name reflects ‘meadow of flowers’, Gulmarg is known for its unparalleled natural charm of Jammu & Kashmir. A popular ski destination during winters, its Pine forests, and wildflowers make for a breathtaking summer trip too.

Dawning from the melting snow of the Apharwat peak and get enchanted by the aerial view of the Himalayan peaks from the Gondola Lift, visit the Ningle Nallah is an unparalleled experience. Lien Marg, the pristine and medicinal waters of Verinag, the Biosphere Reserve of Gulmarg and Alpather Lake, all of these exotic locations make it one of the most beautiful top hill stations in India.

Another place you can visit in Jammu Kashmir is Dras. Here are some reasons to visit Dras in Jammu Kashmir.

Places to visit in Gulmarg

  • Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve
  • Strawberry Field
  • Apharwat Peak
  • Ningle Nallah And Ferozepur Nallah
  • Seven Springs
  • Children’s Park

10. Kedarnath, in Uttarakhand

Kedarnath is at height of: 11656 feet

Kedarnath, north india

Situated high up in the mountains in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is one of the biggest pilgrim centres of India. The 14 km trek is tiring yet rewarding and takes you to the most scenic temple of the country.

Trek up to the temple, pay your respects and enjoy the local delicacies.

Places to Visit in Uttrakhand:

  1. Nainital
  2. Kumaon
  3. Jim Corbett National Park
  4. Mussoorie

Bottom Line

With our ready list of top hill stations in India, you now know what are the hill stations to cover when you visit India. So, don’t think any further. Just book a trip to any of the mentioned places you like the most and explore these valleys and other nearby places. Share your experience with us, we will love to hear. Till then as we always say keep traveling, keep exploring…

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