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India Travel Companion: Hill Stations of India
The Hill stations of India can be roughly divided into two catagories. The ones that are blessed with the majestic Himalayas and the ones that aren't.
There are some states, which are entirely situated in the Himalayas, and almost all the places of the state are hill stations. These states are
Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmir region), Himachal Pradesh, the greater part of Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and parts of North East.
West Bengal has a part it in the Himalayas.
Other hill stations of India are in the Western Ghats and Vindyachal parvat. They have a different flavor, are more green and receive more rainfall, but lack the rustic beauty of the Himalayas. They are also less high, have no snowfall, and are lot less cold. The notable ones are in Maharashtra and Kerala.
Here we bring you a comprehensive list of the most popular Hill Stations of India. Do let us know if you think we should be adding to the list.
The Hilly States, that are situated entirely in the Himalayas:
Jammu and Kashmir:
The Kashmir region is situated entirely in the Himalayan valley, and is touted as the most beautiful place of India. Jammu has a couple of hill stations too.
To check them out, Visit the state's home page at http://www.indiatravelcompanion.com/jammu_and_kashmir
This state is also nestled in the Himalayas, and is equally beautiful. Check the state's home page at
The Notable and most popular ones are:
Uttarakhand, or Uttaranchal also have most of its bulk on the Himalayas and is home to some of the most beautiful places of India.
Check out the home page of Uttaranchal at http://www.indiatravelcompanion.com/uttarakhand
Among the most popular hill stations in this state are
West Bengal has some of the oldest and most well known hill stations of India, built by the British. The most famous ones are
Lava, Loleygaon, Mongpu, Latpanchar & Rishap
The other hill stations of the Himalayas are in the North East. Some of the notable ones are
Now we come to the non-himalaya stations, known for their own trademark, green, moist beauty. Maharashtra has the most of them. You can check them out at
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa and Gujarat has a hill station each. Check the links below:
Kerala, located in the western side of peninsular India, has a very famous hill station, namely Munnar. Check it out at