When it comes to experiencing the bliss of nature closely one should visit the hill stations of India. Popular all over the world, these Hill Stations provide a healthy and relaxing retreat from the hustle bustle of city life.
Manali in North India derives its name from ‘Manayalaya’ meaning abode of Manu. The temples here have become famous pilgrimages. Mussoorie, also in the North is known as the ‘Queen of Hills’. It is situated in the Garhwal Hills. Another Hill Station which is a famous destination is Nainital. It is famous for its green hills, beautiful lakes, ancient temples and peaks with astounding views and legends and stories.
The Summer Capital of the British during their rule in India was Shimla. Till date there are many a things in Shimla that remind of the British people that used to dwell here. Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh provides a panoramic view of the snow capped mountains as well as the plains. If one is adventurous enough then Ladakh is the place to be at. It is bounded by the two mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram and the Himalayan Range, on two sides. Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is famous for its lakes, canals, houseboats and gardens.
Hill Stations in South India include Ooty, Kodaikanal, Lonavala, Khandala and more. Ooty is nestled in the Nilgiri hills and id famous for its orchards. Kodaikanal, situated on the southern peak of the Palani hills, is at an altitude of 2100 meters from sea level. In Maharastra there is Khandala which is located on the western slope of Sahayadri Mountains. Lonavala is popular as a health resort. It is also known as ‘Jewel of Sahayadri Mountains’. Mount Abu is the most popular hill station in Western India. It stands out as the only green place in the otherwise barren land of Rajasthan. Darjeeling in East India proudly holds the 3rd highest peak in the world.
Does the idea of trekking through difficult rocky terrain excite you? If yes, then you can consider taking one of the many hill station tours in India.
Ladakh in the north presents a difficult and adventurous tour route. As you trekking through the hills the feeling of being alive that overwhelms you is amazing. You can choose between the Ladakh Adventure Tour or the Best of Ladakh tour. Exploring the quiet valleys of Leh, visit to the tribal valley of Dhanu, expedition to the villages of Beema, Achinathang, Dah and Shurbachan, followed by a visit to the Buddhist monasteries. The trip is thrilling and daunting.
Trek to Nanda Devi Base Camp, is a tour where you literally live at close quarters with nature. The hill station of Ranikhet is your first stop. You begin your trek from the Munsyari valley. Walking through Lhasa, Martoli, amidst the majestic Himalayan peaks, you finally set up camp near the Gori Ganga River. The Nanda Devi Peak is visible from here.
The scope of hill station tours in South India include a visit to Tamil Nadu. National parks, difficult treks comprise the Hill Station Tour Tamil Nadu. You can also take a Munnar and Coorg Tour. The latter hill trip includes a “coffee journey” through the state of Kerela and Kranataka.
Best of Ladakh
Hill Station Tour Tamil Nadu
Ladakh Adventure Tour
Munnar and Coorg Tour
Trek to Nanda Devi Base Camp