Wilson Hills, Gujarat

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Wilson Hills
Wilson Hills Road.JPG
A view from Wilson Hills
Highest point
Elevation 870 m (2,850 ft)
Coordinates 20°30′29″N 73°21′23″E / 20.508109°N 73.356314°E / 20.508109; 73.356314Coordinates: 20°30′29″N 73°21′23″E / 20.508109°N 73.356314°E / 20.508109; 73.356314
Geography
Wilson Hills is located in India
Wilson Hills
Wilson Hills
Parent range Western Ghats
Geology
Mountain type Volcanic
Climbing
Easiest route Road

Wilson Hills is a hill station in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is near Dharampur Tahsil and is also the nearest hill station to Surat.[1]

Wilson Hills stands in a densely forested region close to the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the few hill stations in the world from which it is possible to glimpse the sea.

It has an average elevation of 750m (2500 feet). The Wilson Hills are popular during the summer months as it enjoys a cooler and less humid climate than the surrounding area.[2]

Wilson Hills Sign Board
Wilson Hills Valley

View points[edit]

Wilson Hill view point

There are a total of six points on the Wilson Hills and other places near Wilson Hills.

  • Marble Chatri Pt
  • Steep Valley Pt
  • Ozone Valley Pt
  • Sunrise Pt
  • Sunset Pt
  • shankar waterfalls pt
  • Barumal temple
  • Lady Wilson museum
  • The district science centre
  • Jalaram dham faladhara
  • Bilpudi twin waterfalls

History[edit]

Wilson Hills was named in memory of Lord Wilson, the Governor of Mumbai from 1923 to 1928, by Vijay Devji, the last King of Dharampur. Lord Wilson and King Vijay Devji had planned to develop the area into a hill station, but the project failed to take place. A monument to their memory remains on the peak.

Wilson Hills
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Wilson Hills climate and weather

Location[edit]

Wilson Hills is located at 20°30′52″N 73°13′08″E / 20.51442°N 73.218813°E / 20.51442; 73.218813, about 130 km from Surat, 80 km from Navsari, and 60 km from Valsad. It is connected by a tar road to the town of Dharampur, which is 29 km (18 miles) away at the base of the hills.

Transport[edit]

The nearest airport is in Surat, located around 130 km from Wilson Hills. The nearest railhead is Valsad on the Surat-Mumbai main line.

From Surat

Set off on the Surat-Mumbai road (NH-8) through Udhana-Sachin-Palsana (approximately 30 km). Take the Surat-Mumbai highway at the Palsana junction and continue to Chiklli. From there, turn left and go towards Khergam-Dharampur. Then take the Dharampur-Nasik highway. After 3 km you will reach a junction - one road toward Nasik, one toward Dharampur, and one toward Wilson Hills and Barumal. Take the Wilson Hills road and you will reach the foothills after 10 km. This marks the start of the Wilson Hills Ghat Road. Wilson Hills is reached after a very steep ascent for 20 km including 16 switchbacks.[3]

Distance from towns and cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Things to do in Wilson Hills". BuddyBits. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Wilson Hills". Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  3. ^ vadodara