List of hill stations in India

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The hill stations are high-altitude towns used, especially by European colonialists, as a place of refuge from the summer heat. They are prevalent in Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, particularly India.

The Indian subcontinent has seven principal mountain ranges and the largest of all is the Himalayas that lies in the northern part of India. Then there is Shivalik range that also lies within the same region has some famous hill stations that include Dalhousie, Kullu, Shimla, Nanital and many more.

Most of the hill stations in India were developed by the British, around a central mall, to get respite from the oppressive summer heat. Many have picturesque lakes as their focal point, making them excellent places for boating activities.

Most of the hill stations in India are located in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya in the Himalayas and in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Western ghats. Some of the hill stations in India are listed below by state.

Since all these hill stations are world famous they are frequently visited by tourists on a summer vacation tour. Due to this almost all of the above hill stations are well connected by rail, road and air services to major Indian cities.

History[edit]

The British Raj, and in particular the British Indian Army, founded perhaps 50 of the 80-odd hill stations in the Indian subcontinent; the remainder were built by various Indian rulers over the centuries as places of leisure or even as permanent capitals. They established the stations to escape the blistering heat of the long Indian summer.

Purpose[edit]

Several hill stations served as summer capitals of Indian provinces, princely states, or, in the case of Shimla, of British India itself. Since independence, the role of these hill stations as summer capitals has largely ended, but many hill stations remain popular summer resorts. Visit for Enquiry :- Hill Station Near Delhi

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh[edit]

Assam[edit]

Chhattisgarh[edit]

Chirimiri is home to the largest coalfield in Chhattisgarh
the hill area of Chirimiri
Amritdhara Falls in Chirmiri, Chhattisgarh

Gujarat[edit]

Goa[edit]

Haryana[edit]

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, also known as mini Switzerland of India.
Skiing in Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
  • In Ladakh region :-

Jharkhand[edit]

Karnataka[edit]

Shola Grasslands in Kudremukh, Karnataka.

Kerala[edit]

Munnar, Kerala
Rolling meadows of Vagamon, Kerala

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Pandav Caves Pachmarhi

Maharashtra[edit]

Lonavla, Maharashtra

Manipur[edit]

Meghalaya[edit]

Mizoram[edit]

Nagaland[edit]

Orissa[edit]

Punjab[edit]

Rajasthan[edit]

Sikkim[edit]

Tamil Nadu[edit]

Emerald Lake, Ooty

Uttarakhand[edit]

Nainital Lake City, Uttarakhand

West Bengal[edit]

The 'Toy Train' in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Visit for enquiry[edit]

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