Top 5 Hill Stations in India

India is a unique country with different atmospheres at different places. Different Hill stations in India are famous for their pleasant atmosphere and environment. These Hill stations are famous for rich nature abundant and pleasant atmosphere to enjoy your vacation peacefully.

1. Kodaikanal

Among the famous Hill stations, Kodaikanal is one of the popular Hill stations in India. It was located in Tamil Nadu and it was also known as “Princess of Hill stations”. This Hill station is famous for its surrounding beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and winding streams. Famous tourist spots to be visited here are Palani Hills, Berijam Lake, La Sallete Church and Kodaikanal Golf Club etc.

These are the famous tourist spots to be visited in Kodaikanal when you visit. The best time to visit this place in between October and March.

How to reach:
The Nearby airport is Madurai, Trichy, and Coimbatore and roadways also connected to these cities.

2. Gangtok

Gangtok is located in Sikkim and it is the famous hill station in Sikkim. Gangtok Hill station is famous for its moving clouds around us. This place is ideal for Buddhist prayers sites. There is an availability of doing adventurous acts in Gangtok like the cable-car, rope-way, and trekking etc.

Famous tourist places to be visited here are Enchey Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Do-Drul Chorten Stupa, and Tsomgo Lake etc. Khangchen Dzonga Biosphere Reserve is the best place to see the wildlife of Gangtok. The best time to visit Gangtok is in rainy seasons.

How to reach:
By Air, you can reach Bagdogra airport, by train you have to reach Jalpaiguri at 114 km and by regular buses.

3. Shillong

Shillong is one of the best hill stations alongside Khasi hills, located in Meghalaya. The atmosphere of Shillong with showering drizzles and cooling breeze is perfect hill station to be spent in your holidays. Famous tourist attractions here are Mawjymbuin caves, Lady Hydari Park, Meghalaya Butterfly Museum, and Shillong peak etc. The best time to visit Shillong is in between September and May.

How to reach: By air, Shillong was connected Umroi airport, by train Guwahati is the major railhead and by road means by regular buses from Northeastern cities.

4. Darjeeling

Darjeeling is the famous Hill station in West Bengal. Darjeeling is famous for Darjeeling Himalayan Railways and tea plantation. This Hill station was located at 6,710 feet and the environment around is cool and pleasant. Famous tourist places to be visited here are Badamtam Tea Estate, Ganga Maya Park, Observatory Hills, Aloobari Gompa, and Toy Train Ride etc. The best time to visit Darjeeling is any time. But Monsoons are not good for elderly people.

How to reach: By air, you can reach by New Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata. By rail means you have to reach nearby stations Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, and Dhupguri or by taxi and cars.

5. Manali

Manali is the famous Hill station in Himachal Pradesh of North India Region. Manali is the best place for adventurous activities like Para-gliding and various pilgrimage temples. The famous places here are Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, and Van Vihar Park etc. The best time to visit is in summers.

How to reach:
By air means airport in Bhuntar and by rail means through Joginder Nagar station and by regular buses from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla.