5 must-visit hills stations in North India

5 must-visit hills stations in North India

Posted On : 2021-10-01

What a great pleasure it will be when you get a chance to take an open breath in the atmosphere of the mountains. Northeast is a golden part of India where you will enjoy spending time at hill stations. Let's move a little further in this series and now let's talk about the top 5 hill stations of India where you must spend time. Especially when you love the mountains.

1. Manali - An alluring utopia
Beautiful Manali is situated in the valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Believe it or not, it is a paradise-like place on earth with a picturesque landscape, dense forests, and sparkling water streams. There is also a lot of adventure inside Manali in which you can enjoy adventure activities like paragliding, camping, river rafting, and zorbing.

Places to Visit: Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Solang Valley, Beas Kund trek, Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara, The Great Himalayan National Park, Van Vihar

Best Time: September to February

2. Mussoorie - Queen of the Hills
Mussoorie is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India, which is loved not only by the locals but also by international tourists. There is a peaceful climate here throughout the year. Waterfalls, gardens, lakes, and towering hills are the main reason for keeping eyes here. The special thing about this place is that here you can enjoy adventure activities like horse riding, mountain biking, and cable ride.

• Places to Visit: Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Jwala Devi Temple, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Nag Tibba, Bhatta Falls, Company Garden

• Best Time: April to June and November to February

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3. Shimla - A photogenic space
This hill station is also situated in the meadows of Himachal Pradesh, but the most heartwarming thing here is the lush greenery, snow-capped hills, and the beautiful full view of allure. As many exciting people as possible, they definitely come here to do sports activities. Activities like forest camping, paragliding, ice skating, river rafting, and cycling are carried out throughout the year. 

• Places to Visit: The Ridge, Kufri, Shimla Christ Church, Chail, Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary, Chadwick Falls, Shimla State Museum, Lakkar Bazaar

• Best Time: August to January

4. Dharamshala - The bastion of Tibetan culture
Dharamshala is an elegant and holy land that is the supreme place of the Dalai Lama. Tourists come here to caress the beautiful mountains of Dharamshala in search of spirituality and peace. Dharamshala is particularly known for its Tibetan and Buddhism culture. The Dharamshala has a breathtaking backdrop as well as magnificent lakes and beautiful waterfalls that welcome tourists. This place is just amazing for walking, which will always keep your eyes open to see the beautiful landscape.

• Places to Visit: Dalai Lama Temple, Dal Lake, Bhagsunath Temple, Triund, Tsuglagkhang, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Bhagsu waterfall

• Best Time: March to July and September to January

5. Nainital - City of Lakes
One of the top hill stations of Uttarakhand is Nainital which is situated at the foothills of the Kumaon ranges. This place is famous for the lakes where tourists are found wandering around the year. A beautiful snowy landscape where you can enjoy the rope ride. If you have come to Nainital, then do not go from here without boating. Women are very happy here by shopping in local areas.

• Places to Visit: Naini Lake, Tiffin Top, Eco Cave Garden, Naina Devi Temple, Snow View Point, Peoria, Governor’s House, Mall Road

• Best Time: August to January