5 Best Hill Stations in India to Enjoy Your Summer Vacations


enjoy your holidays in Himalayas and south Indian regions.

Whether you are a heroic backpacker who is excited to explore the magnificent serene white landscapes while holidaying in the mighty Himalayas or an avid traveler who just want to lose yourself in the lap of Mother Nature, there is no perfect retreat than enjoying summers on hill stations in India where you can enjoy living in true heaven of earth. In order to spend quality time with your friends or family, we have listed some best hill stations to enjoy your holidays in Himalayas and south Indian regions.


Known as the final frontier among the adventure enthusiasts, Ladakh is the highest Indian plateau lies in Kashmir state. Located above 3000 meters of the sea level, Ladakh enjoys medieval lifestyle due to its altitude and cold climate. On the tours to Ladakh, you can expect watching the snowed mountain peaks, medieval culture, desert expanse of high altitude and Buddhist Monasteries. Some of the popular tourist attractions in this lightly populated valley are Drass Valley, Leh, Kargil, Suru Valley, Rangdum, Zangla, Zangskar, Pangong Tso, Padum, Nubra Valley and Changthang.


Located among the lush valleys and hills in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is lovingly known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’. The British rulers had established Shimla during the colonial era as it was their favorite holiday retreat and winter capital. In this sleepy hill station and most visited honeymoon destination, you can expect enjoying the picturesque view of rolling hills and tranquil lands covering this hilly town. On your Himachal Tour, don’t forget to visit Tara Devi temple, Christ Church, the Ridge and the Mall, Summer Temple and State Museum.


The ‘Valley of Gods’ in itself, Manali is a home of astonishing Himalayan Mountain Range which is connected with the Beas River. For both adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers, Manali is a best choice to travel to Himalayas because it has wide range of trails for trekking. The breathtaking landscapes of Manali with Beas River are giving the sprawling view of snow-covered Himalayan ranges which are dotted with deodar and pine trees. Whether you are a vacationer, nature enthusiast, adventure lover or a honeymoon couple, this hill station has something special for you. You can enjoy river rafting, skiing, trekking, mountaineering and other adventure activities in moderately cold summers and predominantly cold winters.


Darjeeling is located where Kanchenjunga-like towering mountains design the canvas of cobalt sky. Located in the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling enjoys its fame across the world due to its tea gardens. During the middle of 1800s, British rulers annexed Darjeeling and make it a sluggish Victorian Township. Nevertheless, this mesmerizing hill town still enjoys its colonial charm. The Himalayan Mountain Railways are the world heritage and one major tourist attractions of Darjeeling. Other noteworthy tourist attractions you can’t miss are the Himalayan Zoo, Japanese Peace Pagoda and the Tiger Hill.


Being the part of Gods own Country – Kerala, Munnar is one of the most worthwhile hill stations of the country. You shouldn’t miss visiting this place on your South India tours because it has undulating lush mountains, plateaus, dense vegetation and the hillocks which are scattered with coffee and tea gardens. Munnar is widely known for its unspoiled scenery, salubrious weather, unruffled countryside and presence of nature. You can visit Eravikulam National Park, bird sanctuary, tea gardens, several waterfalls and lakes and enjoy the Walk in the Clouds.

Author Bio

Sharell is a nature enthusiast and guest blogger who loves to write about different tourist attractions across the world, especially about adventure tours in India and South India tours. She mostly researches about amazing tourist attractions and best places to see and adventurous things to do in some of the most popular and best hill stations.