India is full of natural wonders waiting to be explored with its varied topography, which caters to each type of traveller. The hill stations in the country too, offer a stunning getaway to soak in the best of nature. Be it locals or foreigners, tourists from all over the world visit hill stations across India to enjoy the picturesque mountains, lakes, waterfalls and monuments too. If you identify yourself as a 'hill person' then any time is the right time for a trip! Hill stations are always a great idea for short trips or weekend getaways. Here are the 5 most beautiful hill stations in India.
5 Most Beautiful Hill Stations In India
Also renowned as the 'Queen of Hills' this gorgeous hill station in Uttarakhand lives up to its nickname. You get a truly breathtaking view of the Himalayas from the Lal Tibba point while sipping on to ginger honey tea. Visit the instagrammable cafes, try the local delicacies at mall road, visit the many sunset points, and don't forget to see Kempty Falls, Ruskin Bond's Cambridge book shop, Landour bakery, when in Mussoorie. The vintage architecture plays a key role in reminding you of Mussoorie's colonial past. The best time to visit this place is from April to June.
2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Yet another Hill Station with visible colonial history in its architecture, Ooty is a blessing for our technologically-sore eyes. Nilgiri Mountain Railway is one of its kind and is also a part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Built by the British in 1908, the train stands strong even today and is an unmissable spot in the whole of Ooty. This hill station is perfect for fishing, camping, nature hikes, botanical gardens, pristine lakes and much more. The best time to visit Ooty is from March to June.
3. Shillong, Meghalaya
While the northeast remains one of the most underrated parts of our country, it naturally has many unexplored gems to offer. It is also known as the Scotland of the East because of the uncanny resemblance to the landscapes and pastures of Scotland. The gigantic waterfalls and lakes in Shillong just add to the similarities. This city is extremely rich culturally and thus has a lot of traditions to teach the youth explorers. The cuisine of the northeast is the cherry on the cake. The best time to visit this city would be from March to June.
4. Coorg, Karnataka
Taking you a little to the south of the country, Coorg is a hill station surrounded by the mighty western ghats. Abundant with temples, monasteries, and forts, this place is high in the history quotient. Abbey Falls, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and more make sure there are plenty of other things to keep you entertained apart from the obvious natural beauty. The best time to visit Coorg is from October to March.
5. Gangtok, Sikkim
Taking you the farthest from the buzz of city life, the capital of Sikkim is the perfect destination for lovers of peace and tranquility. Don't let the quiet allure fool you, there are several activities that can get your adrenaline gushing like Gangtok ropeway, mountain biking, trekking, river rafting, yak rides, cable car rides, to name a few. There are temples, monasteries and many more places of worship to visit that add to this place's culture. Don't forget to relish the local delicacies. The best time to visit is from March to June and from September to October.
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