A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain or valley. The term was used mostly in colonial Asia (particularly India), but also in Africa (albeit rarely), for towns founded by European colonial rulers as refuges from the summer heat, up where temperatures are cooler. In the Indian context most hill stations are at an altitude of approximately 1,000 to 2,500 metres (3,500 to 7,500 feet); very few are outside this range.
- 1 List of hill stations
- 2 References
- 3 External links
List of hill stations
Most hill stations are located in Asia:
India is home to hundreds of hill stations. The most popular hill stations include:
- Darjeeling, West Bengal
- Lonavala - Khandala
- Mount Abu
- Ootacamund ('Ooty')
- Cameron Highlands
- Fraser's Hill
- Genting Highlands—founded following Malaysian independence
- Maxwell Hill
- Penang Hill
- Namche Bazaar
- Gorkha Bazaar
- Namche Bazaar
- Dunai, Nepal
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Most of the hill stations of the KP are in the Galiyat region, which also extends into the Murree Tehsil of the Punjab province.
- Punjab: All the hill stations listed here are in Murree Tehsil of the Punjab province. The largest hill station is the town of Murree.
- Sindh: Gorakh Hill
- Balochistan: Ziarat
- Gilgit Baltistan: Hunza Valley, Skardu, Astore Valley, Gilgit, Khaplu Valley
- Crossette, Barbara. The Great Hill Stations of Asia. ISBN 0-465-01488-7.
- Kennedy, Dane. The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj (Full text, searchable). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. ISBN 0-520-20188-4, ISBN 978-0520201880.
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