Apart from the north India hammock, nature lovers also plan hill station tour to the exotic hill stations of south India like Kodaikanal, Ooty, Munnar, Ponmudi, etc. The east India hill station Darjeeling also draws thousand of tourists as well the hill stations of Sikkim state, Gangtok. Assam and Arunachal Pradesh also houses hill spots which are part of the lesser Himalayas. The most visited hill stations of north east are Shillong in Meghalaya and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Rajasthan, the semi-desert of India also houses the only hill station of the state, Mount Abu which is home the famous Dilwara Jain temples.
It is not like that the hill stations are only abode of natural beauty, all are also have some unique attractions. Ladakh is home to the Tibetan Buddhist centres, Dharamasala is also the hub of Buddhist monasteries. The hill spots of Kerala are home to the tea, coffee and spice plantations. Darjeeling is home to tea gardens and it also has a mountain toy train. Shimla is home to colonial heritage and tourists like to enjoy the toy train ride from Shimla to Kalka. Ooty knoll of Tamil Nadu also has a mountain toy train journey to Mettupalayam.
Here we compile a list of hillside; one can choose the destination from this list.
Hill stations in Andhra Pradesh
- Anantagiri Hills
- Araku Valley
- Horsley Hills
Hill Station in Rajasthan
- Mount Abu, home to the famous Dilwara Jain temple
Hill Stations in Arunchal Pradesh
Hill Stations in Assam
- Haflong, home to the mystic Jatinga village where flocks of birds crashing to death (Best Time To Visit: Aug – Nov)
- Umrongso / Umrongshu
Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh
- Kufri & Fagu
- Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers
- Udhagamandalam (Ooty)
- Darjeeling, famous for Darjeeling tea & Mountain Toy Train
- Silent Valley
- Lonavala & Khandala