June 15, 2024

Hill Stations in India: 28 States, 28 Hill Stations

Hill Stations in India

Hill Stations in India

Planning to visit some beautiful place or enjoy the holidays sitting in the midst of nature’s views? Well, it’s holidays right now, but we are a little away from nature, which is also necessary to stay safe. So why not let’s focus on the planning part. Planning a wonderful weekend when the good times come, a wonderful place with the beauty of nature, lush green fields and the gurgling sound of waterfalls. We Indians are lucky that we live in a place where there is a gem of nature all around, which in today’s modernity are called hill stations. And in our country, every state has its own hill station, so today we will know about 28 hill stations of our 28 states.

Hill Stations in India
Hill Stations in India
StateHill Stations
Andhra PradeshAraku Hill Station
Arunachal PradeshTawang
BiharGurpa Peak
GoaChorla Ghat
HaryanaMorni Hills
Himachal PradeshSpiti
Madhya PradeshPachmarhi
RajasthanMount Abu
Tamil NaduKodaikanal
TelanganaAnanthagiri Hills
Uttar PradeshChitrakoot
West BengalDarjeeling

1. Andhra Pradesh: Araku Hill Station

There is a beautiful hill station on the soil of Andhra Pradesh, whose beauty will fascinate you. This hill station named Araku is surrounded by hills like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta, Chitmogondi. The mountains here are the highest mountains of Andhra Pradesh. Due to the beauty of this place, South films are shot here. Here you will find mountains all around and clouds floating between them. The roasted cock here is very famous, if you come here, do not forget to taste it.

Araku Hill Station

How to reach?

The best time to visit this hill station is from September to November. 130 KM from Araku Hill Station Visakhapatnam. Is at a distance of. You can also reach Araku Hill Station by train and can also come by road.

2. Arunachal Pradesh: Tawang

Now let’s move towards that state where there is a lot of beauty but those who see it are few. There will be peace with beauty in the hill stations here. Which is not seen in Famous Hill Stations. Something like this is Tawang Hill Station. Tawang Arunachal is a small but beautiful city. Tawang is no less than any hill station in terms of beauty. Beautiful skies, floating clouds all around, snow capped peaks and unforgettable views of the valleys. Apart from this, you can see the biggest monastery here, trek, see the lake and waterfall.


How to reach?

It must be at least 4 days to see this place well. You can come to Tawang by road or flight. Nearby is the Salanibari Airport, from where you can take a taxi.

3. Assam: Haflong

Assam is mostly plain area but the only hill station here mesmerizes everyone. You will not find snow-capped mountains at all in Haflong Hill Station. Nevertheless, even if you want, you cannot deny this hill station in terms of beauty. The weather of Haflong is always cool and picturesque. The throbbing waterfalls here, the greenery spread all around makes such a picture. which cannot be easily forgotten. This place is not only known for its mountains, Haflong Lake is also worth seeing.


How to reach?

106 KM from Haflong Silchar. Is at a distance of. There is an airport in Silchar, from here you can reach Haflong by road.

4. Bihar: Gurpa Peak

Bihar is one of the most historical states of India. There is a mix of monuments and culture here. Everyone sees Bihar in this frame, but Bihar also has many hill stations. One of which is Gurpa Peak Hill Station. Gurpa Peak is located in a small village Gurpa in Gaya district. This peak is also known as Kukuppudgiri. There are also Hindu and Buddhist temples here. You can admire the beauty by coming to this place. The best time to visit here is considered to be from November to April.

 Gurpa Peak
Gurpa Peak

5. Chhattisgarh: Mainpat

Common people know Chhattisgarh by the name of ‘Paddy Bowl’. But how beautiful this state is, it is known only by coming here. There is a beautiful hill station in Chhattisgarh which is known as Chhota Tibet. The beauty of Chhattisgarh is in the beauty, Mainpat Hill Station. This hill station is full of nature’s greenery and mountains. Here you can go camping, visit waterfalls and caves. It is called Little Tibet because Tibetan people live here. There are also many intellectual monasteries here.


How to reach?

Ambikapur to Mainpat 80 KM. Is at a distance of. The nearest airport is Raipur. The best time to visit here is during the monsoons and winters.

6. Goa: Chorla Ghat

Everyone’s dream is to visit Goa once and see the beautiful places of X here. People come to Goa and go through famous places. People forget a beautiful hill station in the same Goa. Very few people are aware of Chorla Ghat Hill Station. This hill station is located on the Goa-Karnataka-Maharashtra border. This hill station is full of mountains and greenery. This place is perfect for a weekend getaway. Few people know about this place, due to which there will be no crowd at this place. Here you can do many activities like bird watching, butterfly spotting, trekking, hiking.


How to reach?

The distance of this hill station from Goa is 67 kms. is. The nearest airport to Chorla Ghat is in Goa and the railway station is at Madgaon. From where Chorla Ghat is 25 km. is far.

7. Gujarat: Saputara

There are innumerable hill stations in some states of India and very few in some states. Gujarat was also among those very few. There are many temples and forts in Gujarat. But only one hill station, Saputara Hill Station. This hill station located in the Dang district of Saputara Gujarat is at an altitude of 873 meters above sea level. This is one of those places in India, which is still away from the public eye. Saputara is a magnificent hill station surrounded by mountains, with hotels, parks, forests and museums. Here to see Echo Point, Forest Log Hut, Hatgarh Fort, Lake Garden and the most beautiful of them is Saputara Lake.


How to reach?

The nearest railway station to Saputara Hill Station is Bilimora Railway Station. Which is 50 KM from Saputara. Is at a distance of.

8. Haryana: Morni Hills

If you want to behold the beauty in Haryana then Morni Hills hill station should be visited. Morni Hills is very close to Delhi and Chandigarh. People come to this hill station on weekends. Apart from natural sights, here you can also enjoy adventure activities. The weather of Morni Hills remains pleasant throughout the year. Tikkar Tal, Gurdwara Nada Sahib, Adventure Park, Thakurdwara Temple and Morni Fort are also worth visiting here. This place is perfect for spending the weekend.

How to reach?

Morni Hills nearest city to Chandigarh is 41 kms. Is at a distance of.

9. Himachal Pradesh: Spiti

Himachal Pradesh is known for the most beautiful state of the country. Here beauty is spread everywhere. There are also famous hill stations here and also untouched. One of them is a hill station, Spiti. The Spiti Valley is surrounded on all sides by the Himalayas, which is situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. The cold deserts, snow-capped mountains, winding roads and picturesque valleys of Spiti Valley captivate everyone who visits here. Snow falls in Spiti for most days of the year.


How to reach?

The nearest airport from Spiti is Bhuntar and the railway station is Joginder Railway Station.

10. Jharkhand: Netarhat

Shimla and Manali must have come to your mind when mentioning the mountains. But there is a hill station in Jharkhand, Naterhat. Because of her beauty, she is called Mallika of the mountains. Netarhat is so beautiful that once one has come there, it cannot be forgotten for the rest of life. This hill station is located in the southeast of Latehar district of Jharkhand. It is a wonderful feeling to watch the setting sun from here. Apart from this, there are also many waterfalls here, which should be seen.


How to reach?

Ranchi to Netarhat 144 kms. is far. You can reach there by both train and bus.

11. Karnataka: Coorg

Enchanting valleys, lofty peaks, gurgling rivers and nectar raining from heaven. Full of all these beauty of nature, Coorg is a small hill station situated in Karnataka. Not only this, it is called Kashmir of South India. If you are a nature lover then this place will not disappoint you at all. Here you can also see Namdroling Monastery, Nisaragadham Island and Abbey Waterfall.


How to reach?

This hill station is 120 KM from Mysore. Is situated at this distance. The nearest railway station is Mysore and the airport is Bangalore.

12. Kerala: Vegaman

The lovely climate, the aroma of cardamom spread everywhere and the cup of hot coffee in your hand. Sit on any top of the mountain spread all around and watch the setting sun. Absorbing some of the best scenes of nature, Vegaman Hill Station in Kerala, where the scorching heat is troubling many parts of the country, is famous for its pleasant weather. Vegaman captivates everyone like a fragrant flower in a bouquet of amazing beauty of Kerala. There are more than one hill station in Idukki district, but Vegaman Hill Station is different from them. Its beauty is scattered on the sheets of green grass spread on those small hills. Situated at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level, this hill station is famous for its dunes.


How to reach?

Vegaman 64 kms from Kottayam. is far. Kottayam is the nearest railway station from Vegaman.

13. Madhya Pradesh: Pachmarhi

The serene green surroundings, the meadows surrounded by swaying trees, the songs of rivers and waterfalls amidst the beautiful valleys and the dense forests all around. Where else could there be such a beautiful view of nature? We are talking about Pachmarhi. 137 KM from Bhopal Nestled amidst the hills of Satpura is a prized gem of nature, Pachmarhi. Pachmarhi has good weather throughout the year and the place is a wonderful amalgamation of nature, culture and heritage. There are great places to see here like Dhupgarh, Pandav Caves and V-fall.

Pachmarhi Tour
Pachmarhi Tour

14. Maharashtra: Lavasa

60 KM from Pune Lavasa, India’s first planned hill station is located far away. This hill station is inspired by the Italian city of Portofino. The distance from Mumbai to Lavasa is about 187 kms. is. Due to its excellent beauty, this city is a perfect tourist destination. Being a planned city, this city takes care of all the needs of the tourists coming here. The Tem Ghar Dam and Varsgaon Lake situated amidst the greenery and beauty all around add to the beauty of this city. Due to trekking, mountaineering, camping, people who like adventure also come here a lot. The special thing about this city is that the weather here remains pleasant throughout the year. The weather here is best during the monsoon and winter season. The best time to visit Lavasa is between July to September and October to March.

15. Manipur: Kaina

Kaina Hill Station of Manipur is a combination of beauty and peace. Here the beauty of nature is not only seen but also experienced. Which is a hill top situated at an altitude of 921 meters above sea level. This hill station is only 29 km from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. is far. This hill station is also a famous religious center of Manipur. There is a Govindji temple at this hill station. This hill station gives you the experience of beauty and faith. It would be great to spend time at this hill station on the weekend.

Kaina hill station

16. Meghalaya: Cherrapunji

There is no match to the rainbow beauty of Cherrapunji Hill Station. Perhaps that is why Cherrapunji is counted among the most beautiful hill stations in the country. This hill station in the north-east region of Meghalaya is known for its grandeur-divinity as well as picturesqueness. Cherrapunji is always dotted with mist of clouds, hence there is a calm and cool surroundings. Situated at an altitude of about 1,484 meters above sea level, this hill station is known for its singularity, especially for the monsoons.


How to reach?

Guwahati 181 kms from Cherrapunji is far. The nearest airport is also in Guwahati. After this one can reach Cherrapunji by road.

17. Mizoram: Champhai

Champhai Hill Station of Mizoram surrounded by mountains is really relaxing. This hill station is full of many tribes. The mountains surrounding Champhai offer spectacular views. This hill station is famous for its culture and traditions. Champhai must be in the list of those who want to visit North India. Here you can see mountains, waterfalls and caves. There should be at least three to see this hill station well.


How to reach?

Aizawl 185 KM from Champhai Hill Station. is far. The nearest airport is at Lengpui.

18. Nagaland: Mokokchung

Nagaland means Land of Festivals. This state is very famous for its culture and traditions. There is also a beautiful and attractive hill station in this beautiful state, Mokokchung Hill Station. Mokokchung Hill Station is one of the most important and attractive places of Nagaland. Mokokchung is a must see for its beauty. Apart from this, places like The Town Main Park, Longkhum, Langpangkang, Mopungchukit and Chuchuiimlang are also worth visiting.


How to reach?

Mokokchung Hill Station is 162 kms from Kohima. is far. The nearest railway station is Khariktia and Jorhat Airport is 41 kms. is far.

19. Odisha: Daringbadi

Daringbadi is a beautiful hill station in the eastern state of Odisha, India. Which is known for the enchanting climate and hill attractions. Situated at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level, this hill station is known for its dense forests and mountains. Due to the beauty of this place, it is called ‘Kashmir of Odisha’. The natural beauty of this place will remind you of Kashmir. Daringbadi Summer is a great time to spend a weekend.


How to reach?

Daringbadi is located in the Kandhamal district of the state of Odisha. You can easily reach this hill station. The nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar Airport and Berhampur Railway Station.

20. Punjab: Parwanoo

Punjab is a state of beautiful and delicious taste. Where only the people of the place are also very lively. But there is not a single hill station in this state. Haryana on one side of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh on the other. There are many hill stations here which come within the boundaries of Himachal but are believed to be of Punjab. One such hill station is Parwanoo.


How to reach?

This hill station is 36 kms from Chandigarh. is far. When you want to see hill station in Punjab, then come to Chandigarh and then can you reach Parwanoo?

21. Rajasthan: Mount Abu

Famous for its grandeur and richness, there is a hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu. If you have a passion for adventurous activities like camping, horse riding and boating to balloon rides. So Mount Abu, the famous tourist destination of Rajasthan, is the best place for you too. Another thing that is famous in Mount Abu is trekking. Being a hilly area, this place is considered good for trekking. If you are planning to visit Mount Abu, then you should plan for traveling between September to March. Due to being a hill station, it is not too hot here even in summer.

Mount Abu

How to reach?

The nearest railway station to reach here is Abu Road. Which is 28 KM from the main city. is far.

22. Sikkim: Namchi

92 KM from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. There is a hill station far away, Namchi which is very quiet. This is the reason why tourists like this hill station very much. Namchi Hill Station is situated at an altitude of 4,314 meters above sea level. Namchi is called ‘Sky High’ in the local language Sikkimese. From this hill station, there is a wonderful view of Kanchenjunga. This place is best for visiting in summer. March to October is considered the best time. Here you can make plans to come on weekends.


How to reach?

Nearest airport 95 km from here. It is Bagdogra. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri.

23. Tamil Nadu: Kodaikanal

Greenery is visible all around. As you climb higher, the whole view here changes. On coming here suddenly the coolness in the air increases. There are tall eucalyptus trees all around, which makes this forest even more beautiful. Apart from this, this place is full of deep pink and purple colored flowers. Amidst the dense forests, there are beautiful valleys, clouds soaring under the peaks and the eroded trails that can be seen far and wide. Which makes this area beautiful like a utopia, something similar is Kodaikanal of Tamil Nadu.


How to reach?

The nearest airport is at Madurai, which is 120 kms. is. The railway station is Kodinal.

24. Telangana: Ananthagiri Hills

By the way, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are largely similar. But in 2014 the new state of Telangana was formed. In which Telangana also got a beautiful hill station, Ananthagiri Hills. The waterfalls and lush green trees here make this place special. This place is worth visiting throughout the year, it is always drenched in beauty. It is a great option to visit Ananthagiri Hills with family and friends. You can see the beauty of the mountains as well as coffee plantations here. You can also visit Bhawanasi Lake, Araku Valley, Muchkundi River from here. Hyderabad 90 KM from Anantagiri Hills. is far.

Ananthagiri Hills

25. Tripura: Jampui

Jampui Hill is a famous hill station of Tripura. Which is situated at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, this hill station gives a beautiful view of Chittagang hill. Kanchanpura valley looks very beautiful to see from here. Which comes in the mountain range of Tripura and Mizoram. This hill station is full of greenery, there is a lot of camping here. This is the reason why it is a favorite place for foreign tourists. 200 KM from Jampui Hill Station Agartala. is far.


26. Uttar Pradesh: Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot Hill Station is situated on the Kamadgiri mountain. This place holds a lot of significance for Hindus because some incidents of Lord Shri Ram are associated with this place. There is a forest spread over several kilometers, there are mountains and caves too. All this will fascinate anyone. There are also Gupt Gudavari, Ramghat and Kamadgiri Hill to see here.

chitrakoot hill station

How to reach?

The nearest airport is Allahabad at 125 kms. is far away and the railway is 8 kms. It’s karbi.

27. Uttarakhand: Chakrata

The journey of Chakrata shows the beauty and many colors. There is a beautiful deodar forest here, winding paths and mountains covered with greenery were spread all around these beautiful paths. 90 KM from Chakrata Dehradun. is far. There are many places to see in Chakrata like Lakhamandal and Tiger Falls. Tiger Falls is very beautiful and even more beautiful, the way to reach there. It should be at least 2-3 days to see the chakrata well.


How to reach?

The nearest airport from Chakrata is Jali Grant, Dehradun and the railway station is also in Dehradun.

28. West Bengal: Darjeeling

Wearing the crown of Kanchenjunga peak on her forehead, Darjeeling is known as the queen of hill stations. Darjeeling has much more to offer with adventure and sights. Which makes it different from the rest of the hill stations of the Himalayas. The climate, colorful culture, serene picturesque monasteries and lavish toy train make it different from the rest. For tea lovers, Darjeeling has a wide variety of teas that are sought after across the world. One has to go to Darjeeling to see and live all this.

Darjeeling | Source : Wikipedia

How to reach?

To reach this small town in West Bengal, you can take a train to the nearest station New Jalpaiguri or take a bus from Siliguri.

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