Within a span of 2 months, India gears up for summer and the mercury will scale up to display the heat that engulfs the country. The people seek out to explore hill stations to escape into an ambiance of pleasant and chilled climate – not limited to the cold weather, but the traveling crowd also needs exotic locations displaying nature at its best.
Here’s a list of the Top 5 Unbeatable Exotic Hill Stations in India
1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
The first name that swifts past everyone’s mind whenever discussed hill stations in Manali. Thronged every year by couples for their honeymoon and by families for their first-hand snow experiences, Manali has a picturesque view of the Himalayas. Paragliding is a sport that can be enjoyed while you are on your visit to Manali. The Kullu valley filled with pine forests and the flowing of the Beas River adds more beauty to this hill station
2. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla qualifies quite effortlessly as the most beautiful and popular hill station in India. Treated as the Summer capital by the British during their reign, this hill station still retains a lot of the historical legacy of the British – the colonial buildings, the English churches, and the Visceral Lodge display the British culture. The cool mountains and forests add the tinge of nature needed for this hill station to be the most famous as well
3. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
South India boasts of being the home to the Queen of the Hill Stations, Ooty. With major attractions of the Ooty lake where tourists can try boating, Dodabetta peak for trekking and the Botanical Gardens with its annual flower show during summers, Ooty is frequented by many visitors regularly during the months of April and May. The train ride from Coonor to Ooty is still a major attraction of the hill station and gives the picturesque experience of traveling through the hills.
4. Shillong, Meghalaya
Shillong, in the state of Meghalaya, is the most attractive hill station in the Northeastern areas of India. The Khasi Hills of Shillong is called ‘the Abode of Clouds’ and the hill station due to its beauty, climatic conditions, and the great food available locally is also referred to as the ‘Scotland of the East. Isn’t this a great reason to add Shillong to the exotic hill stations list?
5. Coorg, Karnataka
The aroma of coffee blended with the green hills of the Western Ghats welcomes the tourists who flock to Coorg, Karnataka. There are orange groves and silently flowing streams that will enchant nature lovers. The easy accessibility of the hill station from a majority of the South Indian cities makes Coorg, the most sought-after hill station among the South Indians
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