Most of the top hill stations in India were established by the European colonists who looked for milder salubrious weather conditions they were used to back home to find relief from the scorching summer in India.
Today, these hill towns spread across India are some of the top tourist places to travel during summer and they are also very popular for places to go for honeymoon in India. Mentioned below are some of the best hill stations in India to plan your summer escape.
- Shimla: Queen of the Hills
Shimla was once the summer capital of the Britishers during colonial times is now the capital of Himachal Pradesh is surely a delight for the eyes. With its spectacular vista, Shimla is a region that is highly appreciated for its ethnic culture and eternal beauty. It is an architectural paradise, flaunting many splendid colonial architecture buildings.
- Ooty: The Jewel of Nilgiri
Ooty or Ootacamund is the capital of the Nilgiris. It is famous for the beautiful picnic spots, but; still, the chief attraction remains the mile-long tea gardens. Whether you are a kid or an adult, nobody skips the famous Nilgiri Toy Train ride. It takes you along the picturesque ride covering whole topography of the Nilgiris.
- Nainital: The Lakes and Hills
Based in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand surrounding the volcanic lake Nani, is adored by many and is often referred as the ‘Lake District’ of India. It is a destination for all, whether you are looking for a perfect family outing or a romantic getaway.
- Darjeeling: Lure of Black Tea
Darjeeling is also known as the dreamland of the east. Its natural beauty is enough to lure a tourist and keep him captivated all his or her life. The hill station has many exotic waterfalls, tea gardens and breathtaking hills blossoming with every possible shade of flower.
- Mount Abu: Oasis in the Desert
Apart from being the only hill station in Rajasthan, it is also called as the summer capital of the state. Mount Abu is famous worldwide for the Dilwara Jain Temples. It offers many breathtaking sunsets points, from where you could cement the bond of love with your loved ones.
- Munnar: Of Teas and Twists
Munnar, located in Kerala, is one place known for its well-preserved natural beauty of the virgin forests. The environment and climate of Munnar are very peaceful that compels you to just chill and relax. There are waterfalls, coffee gardens and scenic valleys where you can stroll and have the ultimate time of your life.
- Lonavala: A Walk above the Clouds
It is the twin hill station to Khandala. It is famous worldwide for the sweet “chikkis” that are made here. It has many caves, lakes, and waterfalls. Karla caves are the must visit, as they have connections to the Buddhism dating back to the 9th Century.
- Shillong: The Road Less Travelled
The topography of Shillong is so compelling to eyes that it’s called “Scotland of the East”. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya; It has one of the biggest golf courses in Asia. The awe-inspiring beauty of the lakes in Shillong couldn’t be expressed in words.
- Kodaikanal: Back to Nature
Kodaikanal is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and is often called “Kodai”. It is well-known for its spices, herbal teas, and coffees, homemade chocolates and orchids. The landscape of Kodaikanal has compelled people to call it the “Princess of Hills
- Matheran: The Pristine Beauty
It is Asia’s only automobile-free hill station, providing the purest refreshing air and atmosphere to dwell in. The most mesmerizing part of the trip is the toy train ride from Neral to Matheran that covers the entire topography of the hill station.
- Gangtok: The North East Delight
It is the capital of Sikkim. Gangtok is one of most serene and captivating cities in the world. Gangtok has a lot to offer when it comes to adventure thrilling activities. The scenic view of the five peaks of Kanchenjunga makes its topography really breath-taking.
- Manali: A trekkers’ delight
It is a retreat in Himachal Pradesh, well known for its bewitching beauty and various adrenaline pumping activities. From Heli-Skiing to the Temples, it has a diversity of everything. Manali is also renowned as the “Prime Honeymoon destination”, of India.