In the daily ups and downs of our lives, we often wish to take a break and enjoy the beauty of nature. Hill station tours can help you to let go of piled-up stress by soothing your senses. Read on to known about the top five hill stations in India—great stress busters for tourists.
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
One of the most popular hill stations in India, Shimla or Simla is named after Goddess Shyamla. The picturesque locales of Shimla will mesmerise you even when you are on the way in a toy train or bus or car. When in Shimla, don’t miss the Mall, the Ridge, and the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.
Munnar is one of those hill stations of India where you’ll truly feel like in God’s own country. Located in the Idukki district, Munnar is situated at an altitude of 6000 ft. The lush green mountains and valleys and the endless tea plantations sooth your eyes and soul. In the cool scented air of Munnar, you can smell the aroma of spices in the air.
Darjeeling (West Bengal)
Your Indian hill station tours won’t be complete without a visit to the Himalayan city of Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is world famous for tea production. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The economy of the area depends mainly on the tea and tourism industry. All in all, it is a must visit hill station of India.
Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
In Tamil, Kodaikanal means “The Gift of the Forest”. Popularly known as the “Princess of Hill Stations”, Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill stations in India and is much cooler than Bengaluru and Chennai. The well known places of interest in Kodaikanal include Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, and Coaker’s Walk among many others.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)
Besides being one of the top hill stations of India, Srinagar is also the seasonal summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Located on the banks of River Jhelum, Srinagar is famous for its lakes, houseboats, and sparkling gardens. You can buy dry fruits and traditional Kashmiri handicraft items in Srinagar, besides enjoying the beauty of Kashmiri culture. You must visit Dal Lake, Chashma Shahi, and Shalimar Gardens among many other Mughal gardens and picturesque lakes in and around Srinagar.
With so many mesmerizing and truly enchanting hilly destinations, a tour to Hill Stations in India seems to be a must for all.