North India Hill Stations


India, a land so vast and diverse in culture heritage, language and people is bestowed with an equally rich and vast treasure of natural beauty. The British must be given credit for developing most of India’s hill stations.Following are some of the most popular and highly recommended hill station tour packages that should not be missed while holidaying in India.

Almora :Almora is a wonderful place to conveniently enjoy the spectacular snowscape of the central Himalayas. Most of the days in Almora are flawless. Almost everyday the tourist can see almost every peak. Almora allows you to enjoy the mighty Himalayas together with ridge after ridge of hills.The terraced fields, the stone slatted barrack-like village houses have so far put up a valiant fight against the encroachments of urban expansion and unplanned development.

How to Reach:By Road : Almora is well connected with all-important cities of India by road.
By Air : The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular flights are operational.
By Rail : The nearest raiway station near Almora is Kathgodam.

Badrinath:The holy Dham is in the state of Uttaranchal of the Himalaya mountains.The temple’s elevation is 10,248 feet (3050meters). Badrinath is above the Alaknanda river, believed to be a headstream of the holy Indian river ,Ganges.This place has some special significance from the Indians perspective.
Area : Badrinath is believed to cover 3 Sq. Km area.Languages : The localites usually speak Hindi, Garhwali and English.

Best Time to visit : Being covered by snow the best time to enjoy is believed to be between the months May to September.
Area : Badrinath is believed to cover 3 Sq. Km area.

Languages : The localites usually speak Hindi, Garhwali and English.

Best Time to visit : Being covered by snow the best time to enjoy is believed to be between the months May to September.

Kullu Manali:The most charming and beautiful Kullu valley spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas.Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha, which means the end of the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalayas,and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled ‘Silver Valley’. The valley runs north to south of Beas river and is 80 kms. long and about 2kms wide.

Shimla
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.

Nainital
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.

Mussoorie Mussoorie is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations. In 1820 Captain Young from the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made this place his residence. This marked the foundation of a hill station called Mussoorie. The name, Mussoorie, is derived from plants of ‘Mussoorie’ which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a center of education, business, tourism and beauty.

Ranikhet:Ranikhet basks in its quietude. The noise levels are low and the roads are lined with rhododendron, deodar and elms and, therefore, Ranikhet is a popular destination for tourists yearning to breathe fresh, invigorating mountain air. And few who have visited this hideaway have any complaints about its effecacy to destress the tired soul. With museums, temples, orchards full of fruit, and Himalayan views, there is lot to see and explore. Every season is a tourist season, the summers for the colours of the mountains, the monsoons for the colourful wild flowers and the winters for the white blanket of snow.

Ooty:The Verdant hills, the lush green valleys and the pristine natural beauty of the hill resort of Ooty offers the urban tired souls a chance to resume their affair with Nature, to whom they truly belong. The heavenly hill resort like a blushing bride peeks from behind lofty Nilgiri hills. The unassuming beauty of this heavenly hill resort beckons you to come and and embrace the tranquility and solace that Ooty has to offer

Mount abuThe pretty hill station of Mt.Abu stands as a contrast to the arid landscape of the rest of Rajasthan. Situated in the Aravalli Hills, it has forests, waterfalls, ravines and gigantic rock formations in bizarre shapes. The hilly retreat is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year and was a favourite summer resort of the British. Mt. Abu surrounds a beautiful lake and is located at an altitude of 1,220 m above sea level. It is also the site of the exquisite Dilwara Jain temples. Till the 11th century, the hill station was an important Vaishnav and Shiva pilgrimage centre. The only hill town of Rajasthan is visited for its scenic locales and unhurried lifestyle.



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