Major Himalayan Hill Stations
Gulmarg & Sonamarg
The beauty of this place can only be seen to believe. No words, no phrases would be enough to capture the sheer brilliance of this unimaginable canopy crafted by the God. Resembling a huge bowl of meadow, lush and green, where the only voices that you hear are the cowbells tinkling away in the fields, Gulmarg looks like a fantasy world.
This place is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and is also the largest city in the state. Situated at an altitude of 1730 meters from the sea level, this place is world famous for its Dal Lake and the floating House Boats in its waters. Also home to one of the most exquisitely designed landscape of flora and fauna; Mughal Gardens, the city has a sleepy yet energetic charm about it.
A land like no other, Ladakh is guarded on both sides by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Himalayas and the Karakoram Range. A place full of breathtaking sights, Ladakh is a different world with its strange Gompas perched on heights; the barren and rocky surfaces sprayed with patches of grass in between, and also the patches of white powder snow that seem too hard to resist for the on-lookers to play with.
Just think of anything beautiful related to the mountains, and the chances are, that you will see and hear all those sights and sounds here in this Capital of Himachal Pradesh. The amazing town of Shimla, which was also the summer capital in pre-independence era of the British Raj, is certainly full of with all the natural beauties that you can imagine.
Perched on a scenic hill location overlooking a deep valley, the hill town has plenty of green pastures around it. The added Luxury beauty of this place is the Narrow Gauge rail that connects it from the town of Kalka located in the foothills.
Once known as Kulanthpitha, the end of the living world, Kullu is nestled in the valley on looking the vast Himalayan range. Situated on the banks of the Beas River, this town is famous for the Kullu Dussehra which is annually held with celebrations lasting almost a week.
This is another hill town of Himachal Pradesh which is very popular among tourists due to its closeness to the snow capped region of the Himalayas. Also famous for its apple orchards, this town is a popular honeymoon destination and also serves as a base camp for numerous treks in the higher peaks of the Himalayas.
A place which is more famous for the exiled Tibetan Leader Dalai Lama; Dharamshala is a pretty place with its dense pine trees and Deodar forests. Surrounded with plenty of fresh water streams and a bustling bazaar, Dharamshala is a perfect place to unwind and exploring the Tibetan temples.
This is a quiet mellowed town, with a great sense of serenity. This hill station is also a vacation place to spend a nice weekend at a relaxed and easy pace.
This is a fairytale town situated around a big reservoir of water which is Called “Naini Tal”. The Tal is actually the main attraction of the hill town, which is thronged by plenty of tourists every year. Situated in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is also surrounded by Bhim Tal, Sat Tal, Naukuchia Tal and Khurp Tal.
This hill station is located just 35 kilometers from Dehradun, the capital city of Uttaranchal. Owing to its majestic beauty, this place is also famous among tourists as the queen of hill stations. AN excellent place to chill out away from the sweltering heat of the plains, this place presents a very good option of catching a quick chilling tour because of its easy accessibility from the plains.
This religious and yoga centre is located just 24 Kms away from Haridwar. This place is famous for its Ghats and Sadhus, and also serves as the vantage point for deities going to pay their prayers to the Chaar Dhams of Badri Nath, Kedar Nath, and Yamunotri & Gangotri Dhams.
The mystery of this vast reservoir of almost frozen water perched on the Tibetan plateau still beckons hundreds of visitors every year. The story of Lord Shiva’s abode Kailash Parvat over-looking this Sarovar also attaches a religious significance to the place for Hindus.