(Last Updated on : 24/04/2017)
Hill Stations in India were discovered as a tourist destinations and summer retreat by European colonialists as a place of refuge from summer heat. Some of the major hill stations are:
Coonoor, Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu
Coonor is an enchanting hill station located in the Nilgiri hills
about 19km from Ooty
Coorg, Kodagu District, Karnataka
Coorg is a famous hill station thronged by multitude of tourists. The place is famous for its orange and coffee
plantations. It is the birth place of the Kaveri river
Chail, Himachal Pradesh
Chail is the hill station and was the summer capital of Bhupinder Singh
, Maharaja of Patiala
Dalhousie, Chambal District, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, a widely known hill station is named after the famous British Governor General
, Lord Dalhousie
. The snow-capped mountains
add to the beauty of the place.
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, Queen of all hill stations is located in West Bengal. It was during the rule of the British
Raj that Darjeeling was developed into a hill station to escape the summer.
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala abounds in natural beauty. The spurs of the Himalayan Mountain Range
in India, the dark pine covered mountains reaching out towards the upper peaks that soar into the regions of eternal snow fascinates one.
Khandala is located on the western slopes of the Sahyadri mountain range
. It is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra. The deep valley on one side and high hills on other side divides Khandala and Lonavala
Mahabalehwar lies in the curvaceous mountain ranges of the Western Ghats Mountain Range of India
. It overlooks the Krishna River
Srinagar, Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar is located in the Kashmir valley
. Jhelum River
passes through Srinagar city. The climate of this hill station is alpine.
Ooty, Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu
Ooty is nestled in the enchanting green hills of the Nilgris. Ooty is one of the favorite summer resorts of the people of South India.
Panchmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Panchmarhi is the serene hill station of Madhya Pradesh
. This hill station is known as the verdant jewel of the hills.
is a famous hill station situated in the northern part of the state of Uttaranchal. The place is attractive with its healthy climate and pleasant breeze.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
is referred to as the Princess of Hill stations and is a popular tourist destination. It is also referred to as Kodai hill station. The tourists are seen thronging to Kodaikanal.
Lonavala is located in the western part of Maharashtra. This hill station also serves as a starting point for Buddhist rock cut caves
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
is spread along the banks of Beas River
. Even the temples of Manali are treated as pilgrimage centers by the tourists.
Mount Abu, Rajasthan
offers the picturesque hill and the rural settlements. It is situated in the Aravali ranges
of Rajasthan. It is a green oasis in the barren desert
is situated at the meeting point of three mountain streams, namely Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Mussoorie, Gharwal Hills, Dehradun District, Uttarkhand
Mussoorie is the charming hill with Kedarnath
, Gangotri, Yamunotri
are near to Mussoorie.
is a popular because the locals believe that the eyes of Sati
were dropped in the Naini Lake while her body was being carried by Lord Shiva
to Kailesh Parvat.