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:

KashmirJammu 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


A place of Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh:
This state is also nestled in the Himalayas, and is equally beautiful. Check the state's home page at
http://www.indiatravelcompanion.com/himachal_pradesh.

The Notable and most popular ones are:

Shimla   Manali   Mandi   Narkanda       Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahaul

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

NainitalMussoorie - Queen of the Hills  

Nainital

Dehradun

Ranikhet

Kaushani

Sikkim is also situated in the Himalayas, in its Eastern side. Check out its home page at
http://www.indiatravelcompanion.com/sikkim

DarjeelingWest Bengal has some of the oldest and most well known hill stations of India, built by the British. The most famous ones are
Darjeeling
Lava, Loleygaon, Mongpu, Latpanchar & Rishap
Mirik Lake
Kurseong

The other hill stations of the Himalayas are in the North East. Some of the notable ones are

Meghalaya:
Shillong

Itanagar - Arunachal PradeshArunachal Pradesh:
Itanagar
Ziro
Tawang
Along

Nagaland:
 Kohima

Manipur:
Ukhrul

Mizoram:
Aizawl

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

Lonavala - MaharashtraMaharashtra:
Bhandardara
Panchgani
Lonavala
Matheran
Khandala

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa and Gujarat has a hill station each. Check the links below:

Madhya Pradesh:

Panchmarhi - The Hill Station

Rajasthan:
 
Mount Abu - The Hill Station

Gujarat:
Saputara - The Lone Hill Station of Gujarat

Orissa:
Daringbari

Kerala, located in the western side of peninsular India, has a very famous hill station, namely Munnar. Check it out at
Kerala:
Munnar

The popular resorts of Tamil Nadu are
Ooty or Ootacamund
Kunnur

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