There is no dearth of hill stations in India. North India is shielded by the Himalayan Range and its sub-ranges, just like south India is hemmed in by the unending coast. The lush green hills of the Western Ghats extend from the central India to the south and end almost before the southern tip of the country. While the hill stations in the Western Ghats and the lower Himalayas are easily accessible, the regions hidden in the upper Himalayas are hard to reach. Here are the posts that will give you information on the popular, worth exploring, and easily accessible hill stations of India.
Covering over 56000 sq km of Western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is one of the finest hill states in India. The presence of Shivalik Range in the south of the state has led to the development of many hill stations which are easily accessible from Delhi and Haryana. Similarly Dhauladhar Range and its extended hills in the northeast are home to the hill towns like Dharamshala and Dalhousie. Kullu Valley is deeper in the state, yet it encloses some of the popular hill stations of Himachal. In all the developed hill towns of this state there is no dearth of creature comforts. Though they tend to get a bit crowded during peak season. But all you need to do is take offbeat paths if you want to cherish nature and serenity. Read More
Shimla has always been amongst the most popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. Its popularity is partly due to its easy accessibility from the plains of Haryana and Chandigarh. You can either drive up from Kalka or Chandigarh, or board the fabled ‘Toy Train’ from Kalka. While the love for Shimla has’t waned, there are travellers who look for hill stations in the vicinity. The towns which are as easily accessible as Shimla and offer a holiday in the hills. We have compiled information on all such towns, situated in the vicinity of Shimla, which serve as hill stations. Read More
Kangra Valley is one of the most beautiful regions of Himachal Pradesh. This lush green valley is dotted with sun-bathed paddy fields, tea-covered slopes and crisscrossed with gurgling streams. The major part of this valley is overlooked by the towering Dhauladhar mountains. The white-tipped peaks of Dhauladhars are like conscience keepers of the valley. As you ascend to the upper reaches of Kangra, crops give way to the forests of tall oak and pine trees. Along with the diverse natural beauty, Kangra valley also encloses some of the ancient architectural marvels.Read More
The hilly landscape of Uttarakhand is dotted with numerous hill stations. The most popular ones include Mussoorie and Nainital. But there are several hill towns which still remain unexplored. The state of Uttarakhand is divided into two regions, Garhwal and Kumaon. Along with Mussoorie and a few other hill towns, Garhwal is home to many important pilgrimages of Hindus. Kumaon, on the other hand, is full of towns and villages which offer a peaceful retreat in the hills. The most sought after destination in Kumaon is Nainital. Off late a few other towns have also geared up to host the travellers. Here is the information on the most popular hill stations of Uttarakhand. Read More
Many towns and villages of Maharashtra are scattered around in the hills of Sahyadris. The mountain range of Western Ghats is called Sahyadri in Maharashtra. It begins near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, and then runs parallel to the western coast of India. Several towns present in these hills have turned into popular hill stations. The finest and the most sought after amongst them is Mahabaleshwar – the largest hill station in Maharashtra. The twin towns of Lonavala and Khandala owe their popularity as much to their picturesque location as to their proximity with Mumbai and Pune. The tiny town of Matheran, with its vehicle ban, is the most unique amongst all of these hill towns. Read More
The small state of Kerala encloses some of the scenic hill stations of South India. The mountain range of Western Ghats run parallel to the Malabar coast of Kerala. Numerous villages and towns are scattered around on its lush green hills. Though nestled in the same range of hills, each hill town here has its unique charm. These towns are home to diverse flora and fauna. The most popular hill stations are Munnar and Thekkady. But if you are in love with the hills, you have got much more to explore in Kerala. Read More