Every man jack is Philomath. The world is pedagogue and we are its sophomores, not by arm-twisting but by choice.
We all get a bang out of learning new languages, different cultures, traditions, places, edibles and different ways of life. The globe is our varsity, and we can swear to it, it will go for a song than your 4 year American academy. You will be totally clued up about what is out in the world than in those treatises geared on the road to teach you how to pass a test. Whether it is skydiving or standing on the nose of a 116 story building in Toronto, being the guest of holidays with new cities means new escapades.
There is an army of hill stations in India that can be singled out, but the how-do-you-do is which one to go for? In a country, having the company of atop 20 mountain ranges, plumping for a hill station can be a very bull heading task. Here is a good line up of adventurous hill stations in India you can go for. These tips are from Abbie Ella who works for a cargo to India from UK company. In her field of work, she has had a chance to visit India a lot.
1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Always on the map for its seducing beauty and oodles of flight or flight pumping recreations, Manali is going to take away your innocence.
From Heli Skiing to the Temples, it has a heterogeneous mix of everything. Manali is called as the paramount honeymoon destination of India.
Darjeeling – what bells does it ring? Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, far-flung tea favours, stamps of Victorian Age- all these sum up the fantastic Darjeeling. The game is on, the platform is set and the tour has been begun. Take the way of charm in the worship places to brightly get under the way what is about to be a travel stubborn from the memory lanes.
3. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The all times favourite, Queen of Hills ‘Shimla’ was the summer capital of the British in India in the old days. This mesmerizing hill station is hedged in picturesque lush-green valleys, snowy Himalayan mountain range, pretty as a picture hills, and arresting structures, made during the colonial aeon. The city turns out into an atmosphere of splendid India and acts as a crowd pleaser having various attractions in its territory.
Right from picturesque points and snow-capped hills, every single thing about staying in Shimla is interesting and stunning. So, an exhilarating journey is calling you right away.
4. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie, a hill station with small-scale night life and peace in the air, is a copybook place for the people who want to de-stress, who want the silence, pristine atmosphere, and for honeymooners, also for long walks picnics and hikes. We are not putting in a word for the people hoping for discos, malls and multiplexes. However, there is a handful of things to experience in Dalhousie. Dalhousie presents a picture of an old-world charm and it almost seems like it hasn’t quite caught up with the rest of the world.
5. Kodaikanal, princess of hills
Surrounded by condensed wood jungles, rise and fall hill slopes, zigzagging rivers, plunging waterfalls, and lush green valleys; Kodaikanal’s scenic beauty never misfires to hypnotize the travellers. Often publicized as the ‘Princess of Hills’, Kodaikanal is a renowned tourist place in South India. No matter what are you wanting, from boating in lakes to stretching your legs in the hills, or inspecting caves and even offering prayers at pious spots, things to do in Kodaikanal are more than one can count.
6. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Sure to pump up the adrenaline rush in your body, Srinagar is a place of jim-dandy beauty, red letter gardens and idiosyncratic mosques. The beauty of this hill station is best painted in the words – Srinagar: “the city of thick on the ground beauty and abundance”.
Into the bargain, bestowed with oodles of natural marvels, holy shrines and of yore monuments, this site brings up the cloud nine to the travel freaks. Those who have a yen for lapping up in the bona fide grandeur of a hill station; Srinagar is the cut and dried holiday destination for them.
7. Pahalgam, the land of gentle race
Holding the natural beauty in its arms, the Pahalgam valley locks itself up in a world that is mim yet queenly, as cool as a cucumber yet zippy. Easy on the eyes beauty of Aru Valley and Betaab Valley gives rise to an out-and-out mojo, whereas the effervescent waters of Lake Tulian, Lake Sheshnag, and Lake Katernag, Lake Marsar and Lake Tarsar appeal most of the jet-setters. The holy pathway to Amarnath gets ahead with Chandanwari in Pahalgam. The hotfooting jungle-like fountains of Liderwath and alpine mountains of Baisaran are extra tokens of Pahalgam.
This valley is also a guiding light for adventure aficionados to take up footslogging, camping and hiking. It also holds out a fair opportunity for trout fishing and water rafting too. On the other side, the phenomenally beautiful Pahalgam Golf Course, which is set against amaze ball background, provides languid great sports time to its visitors.
8. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar looks like simply a picture-book town with manicured gardens and widening lanes with the spice of tea plants on both sides of the widening roads of this small hill stations, stunning, absolutely mesmerizing. Being an exciting holiday place in Kerala loved by many nature freaks and the reasons to visit Munnar are endless.
9. Shillong, Meghalaya, the Scotland of India
The cafes in Shillong are the icing on the cake. Magnetizing waterfalls, pristine pure lakes and striking mountains make up the city of Shillong. Due to its beautiful lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and green mountains, the British called Shillong the ‘Scotland of the East’.
10. Auli, Uttarakhand
Situated at an altitude of 2519 m and 3050 m, Auli is blessed with jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan Mountains that encircle and make it look like an impeccable fairy-tale land where you can enjoy adventure activities to your heart’s content. In the summer, Auli becomes a place to bask in the warm sun and create a bond with the nature. It is also a base to few winter as well summer treks that are both exhilarating and alluring, a combination that no adventure lover can resist.
11. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
A very small delightful highland fenced in dense pine and deodar forests, Khajjiar is the most visited hill station situated in the district of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of 6500 feet at the top of sea level in the foothills of the Dhaulandhar ranges of the western Himalayas, the hill station is garnished with its natural beauty and enjoyable weather. Khajjiar gives a kick to all the adventure freaks and wildlife photographers haunting to catch the site of huge range of exotic flora and fauna.
12. Lahaul-Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
The arresting snow-capped foothills and the uneven beauty of this spot simply whets the appetite of travellers. Lahaul and Spiti are two isolated Himalayan dales of Himachal Pradesh that lie on the Indo-Tibet border. Being the delightful land of spellbinding Buddhist heritage and art, Lahaul is noted by imposing hills and glaciers while the vegetation, atmosphere and the landscape of Spiti are identical to that of Tibet. That’s is the reason why Spiti is known as ‘Little Tibet’.
13. Almora, Uttarakhand
Imagine sitting on the southern nose of Kumaon Hills of the Himalayan Mountains, imagine yourself surrounded by thick forests of fir and pine trees and enjoying picturesque landscapes and deluging rivers like Koshi and Suyal. Almora is another stunning hill station of India that is going to leave you in absolute shock.
14. Kullu, the valley of Gods
Nestled in the snow clad ranges of the Himalayas, Kullu is publicized as the ‘Valley of Gods’. It has many mysterious tales tied up to its existence. Kullu and Manali are two twin hill stations that are stopped by a massive number of tourists throughout the year. Kullu is ornamented by bunch of glorious temples and celebrations. The glory and the vicinity of the Himalayas psyches out every single body utterly who has ever been the guest of this magnificent place.
15. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Queen of the hill stations
This hypnotizing hill station provides the great colonial wealth in the form of churches, hotels, libraries, and summer palaces. The Gun Hill that creates the zenith of the town allows you to stare at the distant yet mighty peaks of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Stippled with tiny and big surprises of nature including the Shivaliks, Kempty waterfall, Mussoorie hill town is a dreamy destination for an amazing holiday in India.
16. Devikulam, Kerala, a gift from the nature
Figured up as one of the most visited hill stations in India, Devikulum is situated in the state of Kerala. This place is going to bowl you out completely by the striking scenic beauty and the purity that hangs out all around it. If you are questing for a real romantic getaway, then Devikulam in Kerala will not be a wild goose chase, surely. The dense forested mountains shelter numerous varieties and species of floras and faunas. Located at a height of 1800 meters above sea level, this hill station has peace, serenity and breath-taking natural beauty in its arms.
17. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor comes up with the sweeping eyeshot of the lush green Nilgiri hills, with its crevices, amazing waterfalls and valleys. Giving the flying birds a glad eye is a well-liked hobby in Coonoor, as the area blows hard with a large diversity of species like cormorants, parakeets, pipits, thrushes, skylarks, Nilgiri verditer, etc. Taking a walk through the tea gardens is a great idea and there’s loads of trekking and hiking chains around Coonoor.
18. Khandala, Maharashtra
The crowd pleaser hill station of all times in Maharashtra, Khandala oozes excitement, romance and memorable holiday experience. Visiting the beautiful Khandala means passing time packed in with glorious waterfalls, lakes and out-and-out beauty of nature which take people to another world and make them forget their all problems. Khandala is a must visit for nature rovers and also for those hopping to have a quiet vacation away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city.
19. Gulmarg, the heartland of Winter sports
The never ending beauty of Gulmarg gives the picture of the purity of nature. This small yet awe-inspiring town is paradise for the adventure lovers and a heaven for nature freaks. Lurching along the ginormous stretches of flower-clad grasslands and yo-yoing through the high mountains chock-a-block with snow gives you the feeling of love with this place. Gulmarg calls for adventure insects and at the same time gives a refreshing feel to get peace of mind, simply majestic.
20. Agumbe, silicon valley of India
Located at a height of 826 meters in the Shimoga district, Agumbe, an itsy-bitsy village, provides the visitors an opportunity of enjoying a wonderful sunset view and trekking paths. The hill station of Agumbe lights the fire of tourists due to its peace and spellbinding scenic beauty. It has verdant valleys; charming mountain terrains, glimmering streams and an alluring charm that draws tourists to it, almost throughout the year.