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Top 10 Hill Stations in India

It may be a most challenging task for any tourist to choose a perfect hill station in India for touring, outing, honeymoon or enjoy adventure activities in India. However, there are numbers of top famous hill stations across India for enjoying vacations during any season, either in summer or winter.

So with this travel blog I am going to share the list with the brief info of all time most famous and best hill stations in India. I will also suggest you which are the best time to visiting these beautiful hill stations throughout the year. However list is too long, but I will discuss about only top 10 hill stations which are not only higher in demand, but also top in online searches. Just check it out-

Beautiful Hill Stations in India For Honeymoon


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There is no doubt Shimla is one of the most visited hill stations of India near Delhi which is best  known for chilly weather, snow-covered mountains, natural valleys and a perfect place for participate in various adventurous sports and activities on the top of white Himalaya. Shimla is the best hill station to enjoy thrill experience of adventure sports like ice skating, trekking, mountaineering, skiing, river rafting, para gliding and fishing. So if you’re looking for all these activities in your next hill station trip, I will best suggest you to choose Shimla mount station for a perfect break and holidays.

And don’t forget! Shimla is also top choice for honeymoon in north India. 🙂 So it may be a right choice too, if you are searching a hill station for honeymoon in India.


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Manali is not only one of the best romantic places for honeymoon in India, but also it is one of the best top ten hill stations of India for adventure freaks. Manali offers everything what a tourist can expect or a top hill station can deliver! That’s why peoples in India called Manali as ‘Switzerland of India’. It is blended with snow-covered mountains, lush forests, and wide meadows which is heaven for those who just love to do some exciting & adventurous activities like camping, rock-climbing, Heli-skiing, paragliding, water rafting, bike (motorcycle) tour, jeep safari and horse riding. So if you haven’t visited Manali yet, just book your holiday/honeymoon packages today to see and enjoy the natural scenic glimpses of this stunning hill station.

Related Post: 10 Best Places For Honeymoon in India


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Darjeeling, one of the most wonderful hill stations in India surrounded by huge Himalaya, Mount Everest & Kanchenjunga, favorite choice among honeymooners, and well known as the Queen of hill stations. It is one of the best stop for mountain sports and adventure activates in north east India. There are numbers of adventure sports and thrill activities what you can enjoy e.g. water rafting & kayaking in Teesta River, trek up to Sandakphu & Singalila & Phalut/rock climbing, jeep safari trip to Phalut & Sandakphu, fly in air balloon, paragliding ,and motor bike riding. And don’t forget to enjoy famous toy train journey in Darjeeling. 🙂 It is the most famous attraction of Darjeeling hill station, you will get waterfalls, deep valleys, best nature scenic, and touch live changes in weather during 78 kilometers of spectacular unforgettable journey.


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Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is the most emerging hill station and one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. You can guess about the popularity of Ladakh hill station if you check the facts on internet, Ladakh tour is higher in demand and its popularity is increasing day by day. Travelers not only approaching from India, but also come for entire world for enjoy the most adventure activities & uniqueness of this spectacular place.

Ladakh/Leh is best known as the India’s best place to involve in thrill activities and adventure games like Polo, trekking, mountaineering, cycling, river crafting, archery (local game of Ladakh), jeep safaris, and camel safaris. However, you will have to take pre-permission from Mountaineering Federation Delhi for enjoy few games including mountaineering. So plan accordingly, and must go Leh once in a year to wake up your adventure freaks. 🙂

For best accommodations in India, visit top 10 most luxurious five star hotels in India


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Known as ‘Scotland of North-East’, Shillong is capital of one of the smallest and most beautiful state of India, Meghalaya, which is famous for clean, calm, breezy and pollution free hill station surroundings with incredible waterfalls, pine tree forest, striking lakes, lush green mountains and well-known as India’s best golf course. You can enjoy unrestricted activities in Shillong, like –

  • River Canyoning
  • Trekking & Caving
  • Golfing
  • Water Sports (kayaking/boat-ride, skiing, swimming)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Rappelling, and
  • Zip Line


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Sikkim, one of the top recommended hill stations across India and paradise for use up holidays. It is second smallest & low populous state of second most populous country India. 🙂 As it is very smallest state compare to any other state of India, but compete with all famous places when it comes as a tourist spot. It is blended with most beautiful and unexplored hill stations in India. You can expect all what a best hill station can offer like romantic places, pleasant climate, adventurous hill station sports, top class resorts, best glimpse of nature scenery and peace environment to be familiar with nature.

So, Sikkim is highly recommended from my side if you’re looking for travel any hill station in 2014.

List of hill stations in Sikkim:

  • Gangtok
  • Yuksom
  • Rangpo
  • Lachung
  • Gyalshing
  • Pelling
  • Namchi

Note: Sikkim chooses as the best destination of top 10 religions to visit in 2014 by LonelyPlanet (World’s leading travel guide). Lonely Planet official release – news source >>


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Undoubtedly, Nainital is the top visited, higher rated, and one of the best hill stations in north India. A city of lakes which offers an unmatched charm of natural beauty, dreamy weather conditions,  flowers valley, magnificent lakes, amazing water sports & rides, most romantic tourist places, best hill resorts, lots of adventure & fun activities like yachting, kayaking, parasailing, horse riding, and wild safari tour in Jim Corbett National Park. It has all to offer what you look during a hill station trip.

So if you choose Nainital for honeymoon trip, must visit these famous tourist destinations whenever travelling to Nainital hill station-

  • Naina Devi Temple
  • China Peak
  • Sattal
  • Bhimtal
  • Naukuchiatal
  • Corbett National Park
  • Snow View Point


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Ooty, located at Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu State, one of the most trendy hill stations in south India, blended with untouched natural beauties like green valley, lakes, rocks, waterfalls, view-point, tea gardens, and the top famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway which is the main center of attraction of Ooty tourism. The green surrounding of Nilgiri & the pleasant climate of Ooty also play very significant role to attract thousands of visitors everywhere from worldwide. So without doubt, Ooty is must see hill stations of India especially for honeymooners and newly married couples. 🙂

Western Ghats

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The ultimate collection of top beautiful hill stations blended with beautiful mountains, rivers, peaks, ecoregions, lakes, and reservoirs, Western Ghats is a UNESCO World Heritage Site & one of the eight ‘hottest hotspots‘ of biological diversity in the world.

It’s better to visit Wikipedia to know all about Western Ghats. You will find answers of your queries related to Western Ghats. Click ahead about Western Ghats Wikipedia Info >>

Below are the best hill stations of Western Ghats. Also check it-

  • Coorg
  • Munnar
  • Kodaikanal
  • Wayanad

Mount Abu

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Located in the Aravalli Range of royal state Rajasthan, and very close to New Delhi by train/road; Mount Abu is the most visited hill station of north west India. It is surrounding by beautiful lakes, Aravali forest hills, ancient forts, hidden picnic spots, top class resorts & accommodations, different religion temples (Jain & Hindu), and antique architecture of the city of Rajasthan are the main center of attractions to visit in Mount Abu hill station. Another one of the most popular attractions of this well-liked hill station is ‘Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary’ which is blessed with evergreen forests and the home of some beautiful migratory birds & some hidden species like sambar, chital, deer, wild boar and monkeys. So if you haven’t visited Rajasthan yet, just plan and go. It is only and must go hill station of Rajasthan.

That’s it. However list could be more than ten numbers, but it is an impossible job to pack all the popular hill stations in the top 10 listing. Still you can follow some other very famous hill stations in India-

  • Srinagar
  • Mussoorie
  • Dhanaulti
  • Khandala

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  1. Hi. very interesting post. I am one of the biggest fan of the Kulu and Manali. Yes. I like these places of India. Thank you for this great post.

  2. 24 Tourist Place in Mussoorie Must Visit!

    Mussoorie hill station situated in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan range. It is located in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand and the municipal board in the Dehradun district. It is located around 300 kms from the national capital New Delhi and approx. 35 km from the state capital Dehradun. Mussoorie hill station is also known as queen of hills.

    The second highest point in Mussoorie hill station is Lal Tibba which is at a height of over 2,275 metres is situated in Landour. The Landour, which includes military content is deliberated part of “greater Mussoorie” as is the parish of Barlowganj and Jharipani. Mussoorie hill station is at an average altitude of 1,880 metres with its green mountains and speckled flora and fauna. Its uniqueness makes it a captivating hill resort.

  3. Hill stations are the most visited and sought-after tourist places in India. People love to spend time in the most trending way and that the hill station vacations offer. Last summer I have visited Manali, it’s one of the beautiful places in India. It was an enjoyable experience indeed. Apart from that, you need to book a comfortable hotel room prior to the journey. It will help you to relax well after the long tiring day. Anyways, thanks for sharing this beautiful blog post.

  4. Amazing places. Thanks for sharing. There are some beautiful hill stations of west Bengal you can check that.

  5. India has so many famous hill stations like Ooty, Kodaikanal, Manali, Shimla many more. Some of the hill stations are specially meant for the newly wed couples. Khandala, Kodaikanal, Kullu, Ladakh, Manali, Nainital, Ooty and Shimla are the honeymooner’s first choice. By the way amazing places which you have mentioned in your blog. Thanks for sharing this blog post.

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