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Agumbe

Agumbe in Karnataka in the district of Shimoga is a very famous hill station.This hill station is also popularly referred as the Cherrapunji of the south for it recieves a high rainfall in the south .

Almora

Almora has a striking nature and it falls under the Kumaun region of  East of Uttarakhand for it was the only hill station which was not founded by the English .It is one of the three hill districts of Kumaon.

Anantagiri

Anantagiri is located along the Eastern Ghats at the top of the Elysian Tirumala Hills .This is also known as the summer resort place of Vizag. The ideal time for making trips to Anantagiri Hills is between the months of March and October .

Araku valley

Araku Valley is situated close to the Orissa state border in the Visakhapatnam district of the Andhra Pradesh state. The best time to visit the valley is during March-April .This valley promises the tourists a very pleasant and cordial weather .

Bhimtal

The town of Bhimtal is more popularly known fro its lake resort.The ideal time to visit Bhimtal is between mid April to mid July or during mid September to October.

Chail

Chail in the state of Himachal Pradesh is a prosperous town noted for its palace hotel, wldlife sanctuary, gurudwara sahib, kali ka tibba, siddh baba ka mandir and the famous cricket ground.

Chamba

Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is a personally magnetized old-fashioned and unenlightened town hill station amidst lush greenery, scenic picnic spots, and cluster of tiny villages.Chamba is known for its temples and scenic locations.

Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji in the state o Meghalaya takes the record of being the second wettest place on earth with a rainfall record of 2,300 cm. Cherrapunji is noted for its orange groves, orange honey and the limestone caves.

Chikhaldara hills

The only hill station of the Maharashtra state having wild life sanctuary, it is named after "Keechaka". The ideal time to visit Chikaldhara hills is between October to June.

Chopta

Chopta is also popularly referred as mini Switzerland and is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state. Chopta is surrounded by dense forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons and is at an elevation of about 2,600mts above sea level.

Coonoor

Coonoor, the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris is about 19 km from Ooty. Apart from its strategic location Coonoor is also conferred with lavishly staged or spectacular display of natural beauty.

Coorg

Coorg is popularly referred as the Scotland of India and was originally called as Kodagu.Coorg is nothing but dense forest on steep hill which attracts lot of tourists.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills the town is named after the 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the most magnificent hill resorts in the world. This heavenly retreat is bathed in hues of every shade.

Dehradun

The picturesque valley of Dehradun, the capital of Uttranchal nestles in the Himalayan range. Dehradun is a very old city.

Devikulam

Devikulam is pleasant and cool and in winter it is really very chill and cozy. Devikulam is known for its nature’s luxuriant appeal and lucullan grace.

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti in the Garhwal Hiils of Uttaranchal is a place of perfect peace & tranquility is situated at a distance of about 25 km from Mussoorie on the way from Mussoorie to Chamba.

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a hill station with great variations in altitudes, temperature and character, making it a hot favourite for the tourists.

Gangotri

Gangotri is the source of river Ganga and is situated in the Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand and is nearly 250 kms away from Rishikesh.

Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim.It is situated at a height of 5,500ft above sea level. International flower festival is celebrated here in the month of May.

Gulmarg

Gulmarg is located in the  Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg literally means 'Meadow of Flowers' and is close to the Indo-Pakistan border. It is about 57 km southwest from the capital city of Srinagar.

Horsley hills

Horsley hills amidst thick forest is the most ideal place for trekking and hill climbing. This draws a lot of tourist attention for it is known for its pleasant climate, mountain peaks, beautiful valleys and luxurious vegetation.

Idukki

Idukki is popularly known as the spice garden of Kerala and is a splendid hill station which reconfirms the fact of Gods' own country.

Jammu

Jammu is the northernmost state of India and takes off majority of the Himalayan mountains.Jammu is also referred as the city of temples for there are number of shrines with beautiful shikhars.

Kargil

Kargil is situated in the district of Ladakh of the state Kashmir, India. It is an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing.

Kausani

Though Kausani is not very popular among tourists it is a very beautiful hill station, sited amidst dense forest of pine trees and tea gardens.

Kodaikanal

It is one of the India's most beautiful hill stations located at an altitude of 2,133mts.The pride of Kodaikanal is the 'Kurinji-flower', which blossoms once in 12 years.

Kotagiri

Kotagiri which showers one of the best climate next to Switzerland is situated at a distance of about 28 km east of Ooty, at an altitude of 1950 m and it is one of the three hill stations of the Nilgiris.

Kudremukh

Kudremukh got its name because of the unique shape of the Kudremukh Peak. Kudremukh is supposed to be the largest reserve of a tropical wet evergreen forest in Karnataka still strongly adhering to its pure and natural beauty.

Kullu

Kullu region is a brim full of natural treasures – rolling glens and mossy meadows, rushing streams and meandering brooks that provide tourists,trekkers,mountaineers,artists and pilgrims an escape from the heat and dust of the plains.

Kumaon

Kumaon in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand is separated from Nepal in the east by River Kali.The number of temples in kumaon which is a lot of tourist attention. Katarmal is very famous temple in kumaon.

Mount abu

The only hill resort of Rajasthan Mount Abu is not only rated among the best hill stations of the country but is also an important Rajput and Jain pilgrimage centre.

Munnar

Munnar gets its name from the fact that this is the place where the 3 mountain streams join together and they are Madurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.

Mussoorie

The hill station of Mussoorie came into being around the 1830s.The queen of hill stations is about 89 kms from Haridwar and the salubrious climate and deep woods makes it an ideal hill station.

Nashik

Nashik is more popularly known as the "Wine Capital of India". It is a major Hindu pilgrimage center. It is situated in the northwest of Maharashtra which is about 185 km from Mumbai. Nashik is encircled by nine hills.

Nandi-hills

Nandhi hills is an ideal place for weekends especially for the people of Bangalore for it is just 65kms away from the state capital. The hill station derives its name from the mount of Lord Shiva namely Nandi or the bull.

Ooty

Ooty in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu popularly known as the 'queen of hill stations' is situated at an altitude of about 7500 feet above the sea level.

Pahalgam

The Valley of Shepherds as it is called is situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Phalgam was once a humble village with breathtaking views.

Panchgani

Panchgani is a quite essential residential hill station. It can be seen in the architecture of the old British buildings, the Parsi houses and the boarding schools that have been around for a century or more.

Patnitop

Patnitop is a little table land, a popular hill resort, situated at an altitude of 2,024 metres, is becoming very popular with the tourists because of its very pleasant sourroundings.

Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is the eastern most district of Uttranchal, bounded by Tibet to the North and Nepal to the east. It is strategically an important location. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity. Pithoragarh is popularly known as the "Little Kashmir”.

Ranchi

Ranchi is the capital of the state Jharkhand. It is known as the "city of waterfall" due to plenty of waterfalls. A panoramic view of the town is got from the Ranchi hilltop.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a place of Legends. At a height of 1,829 mts Ranikhet has got everything to soothe the nerves of an avid city dweller, the salubrious atmosphere, tall conifer trees, green meadows, serene surroundings, absolute peace and hospitable people.

Saputara

Saputara is a very scenic place situated in the Dang district of Gujarat which attracts a lot of tourists.Saputara at an altitude of about 875 meters is an ideal place to escape from the hustling bustling city life giving peace of mind and serenity.

Shillong

Shillong,  the captivating hill station is at an altitude of 1496 mts. Shillong is a cool land where clouds float at your feet, hills emerges from its bosom and soar high like a chorus and panoramic changes with unbelievable frequency.

Shimla

Shimla has a rare range of built heritage and is surrounded by thick forests of pine, Himalayan oak, flowering rhododendron and tall cedar.

Sohna hills

Sohna hills is about 50kms from Delhi on Delhi-Alwar Highway, is the health and holiday resort. Sohna in Hindi means gold; in the past, gold used to be collected from the sands of the streams around the town.

Srinagar

Srinagar is a resort for the tourists who can experience the beauty of the valley that has attached the Chinese, the Mughals and the British to it. Srinagar is located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley at an altitude of 1,730m above sea level, spread on both sides of river Jhelum.

Tezpur

Tezpur one of the oldest inhabited town in the state of Assam was originally referred by the name Sonitpur.The ruins of the Bamuni Hills are famous for their aesthetic beauty.

Wayanad

Wayanad is situated in the Kerala border at a distance of 76 km. from the sea shores of Kozhikode and at an altitude of about 2100 to 7000 feet above sea level.

Yercaud

Yercaud otherwise known as the 'Ooty of the poor' is situated in Tamil Nadu in Salem town amidst the greenery of Shervaoyan Hills.

Zanskar

Zanskar is situated in the Ladakh border of the Kargil district at an altitude ranging from 3500 m to 7000 m above sea level. It is a very remote mountain valley spread over an area of 7000 sq. km.