In India, hill stations are the most visited destinations, especially in summers. People plan trips to hill stations with families and friends. Most of the schools in India are closed for around 45 days during summers. Traveler not only enjoys the natural beauty of hill stations but also find it a great option to rid of scotching heat in cities.
Most of the hill stations in India were developed and established by European colonists. They used to search for places with similar climate as their homeland. This made them to go to hills and settle there. Today, these hill stations are the most preferred places by tourists and newlywed couples.
There are several hill stations across the country but let us share some information about the top three hill stations of India:
As soon as we talk about hill stations, the first name that comes to mind is Shimla. Shimla is also called as Queen of Hills. It is located in HImalayan ranges and is 2159 meters high from sea level. There are tall pine deodar trees across the city. There is a main street called Mall. It is the most happening street in Shimla. Other places to visit in Shimla are Arki Fort, Jakhoo temple, Christ Church, Scandal Point and lot more great places.
This hill station is also called as the Jewel Of Nilgiri. This was established by British in summer capital of Madras. This hill station is located in Tamil Nadu and is part of Niligiri mountain ranges. The well maintained parks and gardens, sunset points, temples and pine forests are some of the main attractions of Ooty.
You can also enjoy the ride of toy train in Nilgiri Mountain Ranges. Other places to visit in Ooty are Kalhatti Falls, Botanical gardens, Dolphin’s Nose, etc.
It is one of the best hill stations in North India. It is famous for its luring tea plantations. It is situated at an altitude of 6710 feet; you can get a great view of Himalayan Peaks from here. You can visit mountainous parks, enjoy toy train rides, visit tea plantations and can do a lot more stuff. You can also visit Tiger Hills, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Peace Pagoda.
So, summers have already started. Do not wait much now, just plan a trip to any of these hill stations and spend a great time with your friends and family.