Holidays in India – Hill Stations to Visit This Summer

India is a dream holiday destination for millions of holidaymakers. The country offers endless tourism opportunities with exceptional hospitality. It has all that can mesmerize any kind of tourist whether he is a nature lover, adventure and wildlife enthusiast, want to spend some time on sun-kissed beaches, or looking pleasure of Ayurvedic treatments. Natural beauty of the country is globally acclaimed and its hill stations can be the best way to explore it.

Let us explore some popular hill towns of the country.

Shimla
Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and famed as the “Queen of Hill Stations”. It is also one of the finest hill stations in India. Surrounded by beautiful hill peaks, lush green forests, and beautiful fruit orchards, the place is equally popular among couples and nature lovers. It is visited by large numbers of tourists throughout the year but particularly more crowded in summers due to pleasing cool weather.

Manali
Manali is another beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh located at the northern end of Kullu Valley at the banks of Beas River. Manali is also a globally famed adventure tourism spot in India. It is a perfect place for many adventures sports like ski, parachuting, paragliding, river rafting, and mountain biking and cycling. The place receives huge snowfall in each winter. Those who want enjoy snowy cold weather can visit this place in winters.

Darjeeling
Darjeeling is a tranquil hill station in West Bengal at Lesser Himalayans. It is a place where one can relax amid the abundant beauty of nature and tranquility. The town is surrounded by verdant hill peaks, lush green forest areas, and tea gardens. Well known as Toy Trains, Darjeeling Himalayan Railways is the most important attraction and best way to explore the serene natural beauty of the place. Darjeeling Himalayan Railways has been also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ooty
Ooty is the most beautiful hill station in South India. It is located amid Blue Mountains in the state of Tamil Nadu. The place is known for its tranquil and beautiful surroundings in all over the world. It has beautiful lakes, tea gardens, and dense forest areas. Many interesting sites are also located in and around this city. Fernhills Palace, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, St. Stephen’s Church, and Tribal Museum are the most worth visit places in surroundings of the town.

Munnar
Located on the Western Ghats in the state of Kerala, Munnar is a beautiful hill station. It is immense popular spot for lovers in India. The place is known for deep valleys covered with low flying clouds and fogs, mountains, lakes, tea gardens, and rich collection of flora and fauna.