The ideal way to escape the scorching summer heat in India is to go for a hill station and start enjoying the cool fresh air in the mountains. They are not just hill stations that are surrounded by picturesque landscapes, rather they also help you in getting a clear head in pleasant temperatures. Most of the hill stations in India were urbanized by the British, especially as they used to stay away from the cities during the summer. Many of the hill stations have lakes and picturesque ponds in the immediate vicinity, and these lakes and ponds are perfect for a boat trip.
As we know, there are a lot of things to do in our life and hence we forget ourselves. We forget about the living our life and hence we should always take a break from our hectic work schedule. For taking such a break, the the hill stations of India are the perfect place. You will be able to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and also find your inner peace. Most of us think that a hill station has no activities and must be very boring. But times have changed rapidly and the hill stations have become the main hub of various activities and adventure sports such as paragliding, toy train rides and horseback riding.
Here let us have a look at the 5 most breathtaking hill stations:
Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India, and it used to be the summer residence or capital of the British. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, and is a delightfully airy and charming town along the ridge. The hill station is wonderfully surrounded by pine, oak and rhododendron forests. Shimla is well known for the royal architecture and the famous railway. The Christ Church with its stained windows is one of the major highlight of this hill station in India. From the Observatory Hill is the Scandal Point and the Viceregal House, you will be able to have a priceless view, especially during sunrise and sunset. Shimla is a perfect destination for both young and old people and has something for everyone. Different types of adventure sports and activities can be organized at this hill station along with guided hiking tours.
This peaceful hill station in India owes its name to the Hindu legislator “Manu”. Manali is derived from the word “Manu-Alaya” which means “the house of Manu”. Manali is a unique hill station where pure relaxation and adventure meet. This hill station is one of the most popular tourist destination in India and also attracts a lot of young couples for their honeymoon trip. The Kullu Valley, is another major highlight of Manali and here you will be able to enjoy a charming landscape, along with cool pine forests and the River Beas. All these things are capable of giving your body and soul with new and extraordinary energy and strength.
In India there are some places, which are equivalent to a paradise. And when it comes to Kerala, a southern state of India, there is something special for the travellers in the form of a Hill station named Munnar. This is a perfect hill station for tea and landscape enthusiasts, and it most eligible to be known as an heaven. The areas around Munnar hill station are known for their tea plantations. At these tea plantations you will get the chance to look over the lush tea gardens, watch the tea leaves being picked and processed, and then sampling the exquisite tea. Munnar, with its natural splendor is adorned with narrow streets, foggy mountains and forests full of flora and fauna. Adventure lovers can climb the highest hill in South India, Anamudi. The travellers can also walk around the Eravikulam National Park and engage with other adventure activities such as paragliding and rock climbing.
Darjeeling, the beautiful hill station in West Bengal, is known for its rich tea plantations. The city is also bestowed with the amazing view of the third highest mountain in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga. A lot of visitors travel to Darjeeling so as to explore the famous monasteries. The most admired attractions in Darjeeling are the botanical garden, the zoo, and the Darjeeling-Rangeet cable car. This is mostly used by tourists, and it is considered as the longest cable car in the whole of Asia. The best time to visit this enchanting hill station in West Bengal is during the months of April and May, when you will be able to explore this place, its markets, tea plantations and attractions in a better way.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Ooty was used as a summer residence by the British officials in India. Now, Ooty has become a ow a restful place, ideal for short breaks. The summer heat is extreme in Tamil Nadu and the people living in this place goes towards hill stations such as Ooty to get some respite from the scorching heat. People mostly visit Ooty during the months of April and May and the 22 hectar Botanical Garden, the boat trips on Lake Ooty and climbing the Dodabetta hill top, are some of the major attraction for the visitors. From the Dodabetta hill top, you will be able to get incredible views of the Nilgiri hills. You can reach Ooty by train from Metupalayam and while you are on your way towards Ooty, you will be able to get incredible views of the hills and the valley. There is a flower show which is held every summer in Ooty and this is something worth watching while you are in Ooty.
India is having the highest mountain cliffs and chains and this includes, the Himalayas – that stretches from north to east, the Aravalli and Vindhya Mountains stretching across West and Central India. In India, you can easily come across various hill stataions and these fascinating hill stations are something worth visiting.
The hill stations in India gives the visitors a variety of attractions such as the snow capped peaks, subterranean ravines, misty forests, clean rivers and sky blue lakes. It also provides the amazing view of picturesque colorful meadows filled with plants in the distance.
So, what are you waiting for now? Book your unforgettable vacation that will be filled with relaxation, adventure and fun!