7 Best Hillstations in India

A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain or valley.

The best Hillstation of India are -

1. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg in Karnataka in South India is a beautiful hill resort 252 kms from Bangalore and 1525 m above sea level lies Coorg. Coorg or Kodagu(originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill. It is beautiful hill country most of which is between 3000 and 4000 feet high.

The tallest mountain peak is around 6000 feet high. Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is famous for coffee plantations. The coffee estates here produce some of the world's best coffee.

Kodagu has three taluks - Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet. Steep hills, valleys with streams that gurgle through them, beckon intrepid trekkers and rock climbers. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves and breathtaking views are make Coorg an unforgettable holiday destination.
The tourist attraction places near Coorg are -

  • Nagarhole National Park

  • TalaCauvery

  • Abbi Falls

  • Irakku Falls

  • Omkareshwar Temple

  • Bhagamandala

  • Madekeri Fort

  • 2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Manali is a hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km north of the state capital, Shimla.

    The small town, with a population of 8,096 is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the roadway to other northern hill stations.

    he climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers. The temperatures range from 4 to 20 Degrees over the year.

    PLaces to enjoy the Nature's Lure -

    • Van Vihar Park

    • Nature Reserve

    • Solang Valley

    • Himalayan Nyinmapa Buddhist Temple

    • Hidimba Temple

    3. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

    Udhagamandalam (Ooty) is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore and is the capital of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills.

    The economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with manufacture of medicines and photographic film. The town is connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Its natural beauty attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination.

    Ooty generally features pleasantly mild conditions throughout the year. However, night time in the months of January and February is typically cold.Temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the year; with average high temperatures ranging from about 17-20 degrees and average low temperatures between approximately 5-12 Degrees

    The places to visit are -

    • Mudumalai National Park

    • Tribal huts and museum

    • Nilgiri Mountain Railway

    • Lakes and dams

    4. Nainital, Uttarkhand

    Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.Situated at an altitude of (6,837 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake.

    The slopes of the nearby mountains are most populated, with an elevation ranging from 1,940-2,100 m.The highest point nearby is Naina Peak or China Peak, with an elevation of 2,619 m.
    Nainital has temperate summers, maximum temperature 27 Degree; minimum temperature 7 Degree

    Places to visit -

    • Corbett National Park

    • Kainchi Dham

    • Ramgarh

    • 5. Munnar, Kerala

      Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around (5,200 ft) above sea level.unnar town is situated on the Kannan Devan Hills village in Devikulam taluk and is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district covering an area of nearly 557 square kilometres .

      Most of the native flora and fauna of Munnar have disappeared due to severe habitat fragmentation resultant from the creation of the plantations.

      The temperature ranges between 5 Degree and 25 Degree in winter and 15 Degrees and 25 Degrees in summer. Temperatures as low as -4 Degree have been recorded in the Sevenmallay region of Munnar.

      6. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

      Tawang is a town situated at an elevation of approximately (10,000 ft) in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The area is administered by the Republic of India as a part of the North East state of Arunachal Pradesh and is claimed by People's Republic of China as a part of South Tibet. The town once served as the district headquarters of West Kameng district.

      Tawang was historically part of Tibet inhabited by the Monpa people. The Tawang Monastery was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama.
      Tawang Monastery was founded by the Mera Lama Lodre Gyatso in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect and is the largest Buddhist monastery in India.

      Tawang receives snowfall every year during December-January. There is also a ski lift in town.

      7. Matheran, Maharashtra

      Matheran is a hill station and a municipal council in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around (2,625 feet) above sea level.

      It is located around 90 km from Mumbai. Matheran, which means "forest on the forehead" (of the mountains).It is Asia's only automobile-free hill station.

      From this point, the view of sunset and sunrise is dramatic. The Louisa Point offers crystal clear view of the Prabal Fort. The other points are the One Tree Hill Point, Heart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambagh Point, and more. Matheran has a huge number of medicinal plants and herbs. The town also has a large monkey population, including bonnet macaques and Hanuman langurs.
      It has an average elevation of 800 metres (2,625 feet).Matheran lies in an elevated region, enjoys a cooler and less humid climate which makes it popular during the summer months. Temperatures range from 32 Degrees to 16 Degrees
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