10 Awe-Inspiring Hill Stations In India

Bangalore: "So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds," quoted by the famous American writer Mark Twain. With the Himalayas running from north to east, the Aravalli and Vindhya Range blanketing across western and central India and the Western Ghats (recently named as UNESCO's World Heritage Site) running through the south-western parts, India is a real traveler's paradise. What make this gifted land so unique is its hill stations - blended with snowy peaks, deep gorges, green valleys, misty woods, frothing rivers, azure lakes and flower-filled meadows. A perfect holiday option, here is the list that features 10 breathtaking, misty, serene hill stations of India.

Capital of 'the Magnificent' Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is situated at an altitude of 2159m and surrounded by snow covered mountains, green meadows and a wholesome climate. Decorated in the midst of pine, oak and rhododendron, Shimla is located in the midst of west Himalayas, thus you can experience pleasant summers and snowy winters. With a lot of diversity, Shimla is a perfect place for fishing, skiing, trekking and other adventurous sports. Also known as 'the Queen of Hills', the Shimla Ridge gives you scintillating experience of the sunset as you are sure to cherish the memories forever.
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Reader's comments(7)
1: To the writer. There is place called Coorg in South India. The place has the beauty of nature. It is also called as south indian Kashmir.
Posted by: Noufalluddin Moidu - 10 Jul, 2012
2: India has got a whole bunch of hill stations that the list must be redefined into 20 or 25 hill stations...any way nice list...
Posted by: Charles - 08 Jul, 2012
3: They have ignored Ranikhet and Nainital. They are better than Manali, Dehradun (Mussoorie - Dehradun is only a valley), Shillong and Ooty anytime. Gulmerg is better than Srinagar.
Posted by: MG Kapoor - 08 Jul, 2012
4: I am surprised how one can ignore Kerala hill stations Like Munar , Tekkadi,Waynad and Ponmudi... they are far better to few of here mentioned places...,
Posted by: Gunasekhar - 07 Jul, 2012
5: Define awesome. INDIA IS AWESOME. Unashamebly beautiful.
Posted by: karl heubner - 07 Jul, 2012
6: how did Dehradun get classified as a hill station? It is a vale lying between the himalayas and shivalik and cannot be classified as a hill station at all, just as Srinagar in J
Posted by: entity - 07 Jul, 2012
7: India for no doubt is "the real paradise on earth"....
Posted by: James - 06 Jul, 2012