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Hill stations of India

Some of the best hill stations in India - Use this list to plan your next holiday!


State : Uttarakhand
Key attractions:
Nainital Lake
Naina Devi Temple
St. John in the Wilderness
Governor's House, also knows Raj Bhavan
Snow View
Naini Peak
Tiffin Top aka Dorothy's Seat
Pt. G.B.Pant High Altitude Zoo
Eco Cave Gardens


AKA : Land of Strawberries
State : Maharashtra
Key attractions :
Venna Lake: Major tourist attraction, the lake is surrounded by trees on all sides.
Arthur's Seat: Arthur's seat is a point at an elevation of 1340 mts. The point was named after Sir Arthur Mallet, who sat here and gazed at the Savitri River, where he lost his wife and children in a tragic ferry mishap.
Kate's Point: Kate's point is located to the east of Mahabaleshwar and is famous for its view of two reservoirs, Balakwadi and Dhom.
Needle Hole Point / Elephant Point: One can see a natural rock formation with a hole in between, thus giving the name Needle-hole. The point is also famous for the view of Deccan traps, which look like an elephant's trunk.
Wilson Point: Named after Sir Leslie Wilson, the Governor of Bombay from 1923–26, Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar at 1439 mts.
3 Monkey Point: Named because of the natural sculpture of the stones which looks like three monkeys sitting beside each other and portraying 3 monkeys of Gandhiji..
Mapro Gardens: For a wide range of fruit jams and syrups and also the biggest attraction - strawberries and cream!

Kodagu (Coorg) Region

State : Karnataka
Key attractions :
Talakaveri: the place where the River Kaveri originates.
Nisargadhama: A man-made island and picnic spot near Kushalanagara, formed by the river Kaveri.
Iruppu Falls: A sacred spot in south Kodagu in the Brahmagiri hill range.
Abbey Falls: a scenic waterfall 5 km from Madikeri.
Dubare: mainly an elephant-capturing and training camp of the Forest Department at the edge of Dubare forest
Nagarahole: a national park and wildlife resort.
Bhagamandala: situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi, is said to join from underground.
Mallalli falls: 25 km from Somwarpet, downhill of the Pushpagiri hills
Omkareshwara Temple: A beautiful temple in Coorg.
Buddist Golden Temple: at Bylakuppe near Madikeri at Kodagu district, in the Tibetan settlement


State : Himachal Pradesh
Key attractions :
The area near Alla. It is a potato field and it offers mesmerizing scenic landscape.
The area of Karelanu. It is famous for its precious water which healed a great leader, Subhas Chandra Bose.
View from Subhash Bowli, Dalhousie
Dainkund Peak
Bakrota Hills
Village Lohali
Gandhi Chowk(G.P.O)
Bakrota Hills
Dalhousie Cantonment
Sadar Bazar
Tibetan Market


State : Himachal Pradesh
Key attractions :
Baptist Church: Kasauli Baptist Church is a 1923 brick and wood building situated close to the Sadar Bazzar.
Central Research Institute: The Central Research Institute (CRI), originally the Pasteur Institute of India, was established at Kasauli in 1904 under its first director Sir David Semple, as an institute working in the fields of immunology and virological research.
Christ Church: Christ Church was previously an Anglican church, inaugurated on 24 July 1853. The church contains Spanish and Italian imported stained glass windows depicting Christ, Mary, Saint Barnabas and Saint Francis.
Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji: The Gurudwara (Sikh house of worship and hospitality) Shri Guru Nanak Ji is located in the Gharkhal bazaar near Kasauli.
Kasauli Brewery: The Kasauli Brewery and distillery, founded in the 1820s before the establishment of the Kasauli cantonment, is the oldest extant distillery for 'scotch whisky' in Asia.
Kasauli Club: The Kasauli Club was established by civilians and service personnel in 1880, as the Kasauli Reading and Assembly Rooms.




State : Jammu & Kashmir
Key attractions:
Shanti Stupa.
Leh Palace.
Hemis gompha
Leh Trekking Trails.
War Museum.
Chamba Temple.
Jama Masjid.
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
Jo Khang Gompa.
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa.
Sankar Gompa.
Stok Palace.
The Victory Tower.
Zorawar Fort.
Magnetic hill
Pangong Lake
Tsomoriri Lake
Hunder Valley
Alchi Monastery
Sand Dunes Nubra
Siachen Glacier


State : Meghalaya
Key attractions:
Wettest place on Earth
Root Bridges
: living rubber fig-tree roots which ingenious Khasi villages have trained across streams to form natuural pathways.
Moors and waterfalls
Mawsmai Cave

Mount Abu

State : Rajasthan
Key attractions:
Brahma Kumaris Peace Hall & Museum
Nakki Lake
Sunset Point
Raghunath Temple
Adhar Devi Temple
Dilwara Temple
Trekking and boating

Kodaikanal (Kodai)

AKA : Princess of Hill stations
State: Tamil Nadu
Key attractions:
Kodaikanal Lake, is an artificial, roughly star-shaped 45 ha (60 acres) lake built in 1863.
Bryant Park: Just east of the lake and 500 metres (1,600 ft) from the bus stand, is a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres (8.3 ha) botanical garden.
Coaker's Walk, 500 metres (1,600 ft) from the bus-stand, constructed by Lt.Coaker in 1872, is a 1-kilometre (3,300 ft) paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai.
Bear Shola Falls, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the bus-stand, is a tall waterfall in a Reserve forest.
Green Valley View, (formerly called Suicide Point) 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) from the bus-stand and near the golf course, has an excellent panoramic view of the plains and a sheer drop of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) overlooking the Vaigai Dam to the south.
Pillar Rocks, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the bus-stand, is a set of three giant rock pillars which stand 122 metres (400 ft) high.
Guna caves made popular by the Tamil movie Guna, previously called Devil’s Kitchen, are deep bat-infested chambers between the three gigantic boulders that are the Pillar Rocks.
Silver Cascade, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Kodaikanal at a wide bend in the long and winding Laws Ghat Road, at altitude 1,800 metres (5,900 ft), is a 55-metre (180 ft) waterfall formed from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake.
Berijam Lake: A calm serene lake surrounded by mesmerizing nature at a distance of around 20 km from Kodaikanal.


State : West Bengal
Key attractions:
Tiger Hill
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Observatory HIll
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Rangit Valley Ropeway
Lloyd Botanical Gardens