Explore Magical and Enthralling Hill Stations of India
Although India is known for the various affairs like sparkling culture and tradition, beautiful monuments, splendid forts and palaces, exotic attractions, delectable cuisines and scenic gorges, however there are some destinations in India, which have been awarded with the mark of magical hill stations of India. They possess their own charisma and have enticed the tons of travelers from different parts of the world with its superb climate, scenic surroundings, apple orchards, glorious pasture land and snow covered hills. Those who love to stay close to all of these appeals, cool and pleasant ambiance and like plunge into many adventurous activities must pay a visit to the top hill stations of India like Shimla, Mussoorie, Nanital, Dalhousie, Manali and Gulmarg.
Let’s know about all these beautiful destinations in detail:
The breathtaking beauty, snow covered mountain peaks, magnificent lush greenery, rhododendron forests, rosemary trees and mesmerizing landscapes make Shimla the most popular hill station among the others. Located at a height of 2122 meters above sea level, it brings endless collections for Indian as well as international tourists. One will feel lost in the magnificence of the nature and chilling climate that can’t be matched with any other destination. Some of the renowned destinations of this place are Sankat Mochan Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Viceregal Lodge, Ridge Road, Mall road and Christ Church.
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Darjeeling, one of the romantic hill stations of India, situated at a height of 2130 meters above the sea level in the state of West Bengal. Blessed with lush green gardens, beautiful monasteries, soothing climate, superb sight of the Kenchenjunga, which is known as the world’s third highest peak and fabulous tea plantations, it is certainly a wonderful destination to spend the precious moments with the loved ones. Observatory hill, Ghoom Monastery, The mall and Chowrasta, Himalayan Zoological park and Toy Train are the top tourist attractions in Darjeeling.
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Snow covered hills and mammoth natural beauty of this land always leave an impression on the travelers thronging to Mussoorie .Offering a zest of harmony and serenity, Mussoorie is placed in the lap of Garhwal Himalayan ranges, also notorious as the Queen of the Hills. Though many people must have visited this destination, but one visit is not enough, after being here once, the charm attracts the travelers from all over the world over and over again. Home to natural beauty, Mussoorie has opened up numerous sightseeing options for the travelers like Kempty Fall, Chetna Kendra, Nag Devta Temple and Tibetan Temple. One can also shop for various hand-made and decorative items for home from the famous markets of Mussoorie.
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The natural exquisiteness of Nanital offers the visitors a golden opportunity to explore the glittering pearl in the necklace of the Himalayas. Located at a height of 2084 meters above sea level, the beauty possesses wonderful Naini Lake, which is surrounded by hills encompassing Deopata, Handi, Alma laria, Sher Ka-Danda, Ayarpata and Cheena. The beautiful lake shines at night and play a major role in enhancing the overall beauty of Nanital. This place is meant for nature lovers, honeymooners, wildlife enthusiasts, adventure freaks and friends. Offering trekking sites and panoramic views, Nainital hill station in Uttarakhand attracts the visitors throughout the year with its attractions including Naina Devi Temple, Kilbury, Raj Bhavan and Laria Kanta.
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Dalhousie, Manali, Gulmarg, Ooty and Munnar are some other illustrious hill stations in India. Choose your dream hill station and get an opportunity to witness the fantastic views and natural beauties that are plentiful in hill stations. You will certainly feel alive once again in serene ambience with the gorgeous nature.