5 Best Hill Stations in India.

Durga Puja is very special for us . We wait for a year for this special days. This puja vacation we not only do pandle hopping but also we go different places in our country. And here I discuss about some top visited hill stations . You enjoy the pleasantly cool climate in this place but also soak in nature’s beauty with some adventure activity. Beautiful green valley, waterfalls, lake , the hill stations have it all. So hare’s a list of the top hill station for your puja vacation or holiday.

1 Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Solong Valley

Nestled in the majestic Himalayas, Manali is the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Dotted with verdant valleys, milky-white waterfalls, fruit orchards and expansive meadows, its natural beauty is beyond compare. This stunning hill station is also home to temples and ancient forts and is peppered with cosy cafes and shopping joints. Adventure seekers are in for a treat as the hill station has plenty of options for an adrenaline rush.

Best Places to Visit in Manali: Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Manu Temple, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Bhuntar
Things to Do in Manali: Paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking, skiing, camping, trekking, river rafting, trying local cuisines
Best Time to Visit: October to June
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (51 km)
Nearest Train Station: Joginder Nagar Railway Station (144 km)

2 Shillong, Meghalaya

A serene hill station with beautiful weather and scenic locations, Shillong is ideal to beat the summer heat and relax in the lap of nature. Rolling hills, gently swaying pine trees, crystal clear lakes, gorgeous waterfalls and cosy cafes add a distinctive charm to the town and attract tourists from far and near. The beauty of this hill station is such that it was nicknamed the Scotland of the East by the British. Don Bosco Museum is a must-visit here if you are eager to know about the culture and heritage of the seven North-Eastern states.

Best Places to Visit in Shillong: Umiam Lake, Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Shillong Gold Course, Ka Phan Nonglait Park, Butterfly Museum
Things to Do in Shillong: Visiting parks and waterfalls, trying the local cuisine, exploring museums, shopping for souvenirs
Best Time to Visit: March to June
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport: Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (115 km)
Nearest Train Station: Guwahati Railway Station (96 km)

3 Sri Nagar , Jammu Kashmir

A tulip garden

It is the capital city of Jammu Kashmir. This place is located 1585 meters above sea level, on the banks of the Jhelum River. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and beautiful landscapes. Srinagar is one of several places that have been called the “Venice of the East” & “The City of Lakes”. Srinagar has some Mughal gardens, forming a part of those laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent.

Best Places to Visit in Srinagar: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya Temple, Chashma Shahi Garden, Jama Masjid, Zero Bridge, Aru Valley
Things to Do in Srinagar: Exploring different gardens, shopping for Kashmiri shawls, woollens and dry fruits at Lal Chowk Market, trying Kashmiri delicacies and apples, visiting Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonmarg
Best Time to Visit: April to September
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport
Nearest Train Station: Srinagar Railway Station

4 Leh – Ladakh, Ladakh (Union Territory)

Ladakh is a region administered by India as a union territory. Ladakh is famous for Dramatic Landscape , The Crystal Clear Sky , Thrilling Adventure Activities. Buddhist Monasteries and local cultural festivals make this place unique. This place is located 3500 meters above sea level and have the highest motorable road in the world. This place is dream destination for bike riders. The world’s highest saltwater lake, Pangong Tso Lake located here.

Best Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh: Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame, Thiksey Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Things to Do in Leh Ladakh: Camping near Pangong Tso Lake, camel safari at Nubra Valley, exploring monasteries, high-altitude trekking
Best Time to Visit: April to June
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport: Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Nearest Train Station: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (702 km)

5 Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, also known as Queen of the Hills, is among the most popular hill stations of the country. This place is located 34 km from Dehradun. The hill station offers amazing views of Shivalik Ranges to the north, and of the Doon valley towards the south. Mussoorie is the best place for tourism, you can visit and spend your vacation or holiday.

Best Places to Visit in Mussoorie: Mall Road, Kempty Falls, Dalai Hills, Gun Hill, Jharipani Falls, Cloud’s End, Jwala Devi Temple, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Mist
Things to Do in Mussoorie: Planning a trip to Landour town, enjoying panoramic views from Lal Tibba, trying local cuisine, trekking, paragliding, rock climbing and white-water rafting
Best Time to Visit: April to June
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport: Dehradun’s Jolly Grant International Airport (61 km)
Nearest Train Station: Dehradun Railway Station (34 km)

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