Hill station

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Khajjiar, India
Antsirabe, Madagascar
Tea plantations in Darjeeling, West Bengal
Manali, India
Garut, Indonesia
Fort Munro, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
Baguio City, Philippines
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Da Lat, Vietnam
Genting Highlands, a hill station founded after the independence of Malaysia.

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.

List of hill stations[edit]

Most hill stations are located in Asia:

Africa[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Asia[edit]

Burma[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

China[edit]

India[edit]

India is home to hundreds of hill stations. The most popular hill stations include:

Indonesia[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Village of Namche Bazaar in Nepal

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Europe[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

References[edit]

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