Hill Stations in India
Almora is a wonderful place to conveniently enjoy the
spectacular snowscape of the central Himalayas. Most of the days in Almora are
flawless. Almost everyday the tourist can see almost every peak. Almora allows
you to enjoy the mighty Himalayas together with ridge after ridge of hills.The
terraced fields, the stone slatted barrack-like village houses have so far put
up a valiant fight against the encroachments of urban expansion and unplanned
Ranikhet is surrounded by a number of tourist spots. Chaubatia
is famous for its orchards; Tarikhet, around eight kilometers away, was once the
nerve center of the Freedom Movement against the British. Mahatma Gandhi also
lived here for sometime.
Bageshwar and Sitalakhet are other places of tourist
interest. Bageshwar is one of the main camping sites for the journey to Pindari
Glacier, which is situated at a height of 3,820 meters.Sitlakhet is the new
tourist resort on the Syahi Devi hill.Kafni Glacier is also close by(around
3,870 meters above sea level).ALMORA (Travel Information)
Road: Almora is well connected with all-important cities of India by road.
Air: The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular
flights are operational.
By Rail: The nearest raiway station near Almora is
Dalhousie is the gateway to ancient Chamba Hill
State.Dalhousie is in Chamba District of the Himachel Pradesh.The hill station
of Dalhousie is full of charm and holds lingering echoes It covers an area of
about 14 sq. km and is built on five hills - Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota
Dalhousie has charming architecture, including beautiful churches.
Its location presents panoramic views of the plains - and like a long
silverline, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie.Dalhousie is built
by the British as per their own style as they wanted to establish a sanatorium
for Europeans on the outer slopes of the Dhauladhar range. The then Maharaja of
Chamba was offered handsome amout for this place.How to reach
Air : Amritsar is the nearest airport .Jammu airport is188
kms.Both are connected to Delhi by Indian Airlines and by Vayudoot
Rail: Pathankot about 80 kms, the nearest railway station and is
connected to all of the major cities.
Road:Network bus services is from
Dalhousie to Manali 402 kms, Khajjiar 27 kms,,Amritsar 188 kms, , Pathankot 80
kms, , Delhi 563 kms, Chandigarh 352 kms, Dharamshala 143 kms, Jammu 188
kms.Chamba 56 kms,Jalandhar 192 kms
Local Transport: Taxis,autos and ponies
Darjeeling , the queen of all hill stations,famous for its
natural beauty, clean fresh air,year round plesent weather and above all, the
ever smiling and welcoming local people.The 3rd highest pick in the world,mount
Kanchenjunga is very close to this lpece and also gives the clearest
view.Darjeeling is widely known as visitors paradise because every day it offers
something new to everyone ,may be the first time visitoe and may be the regular
one.The morning bell comes to the vewers when the firts ray of sun touchesthe
mountaina pick.This is tiger hill,a steep ride of five kilometers from Ghoom, is
the place where one can witness this hevenly feelings.
Best time to visit:
April to mid june,September to November.DARJEELING (Travel
Air: The nearest Airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra.It gives
arround 100 km journey to Darjeeling.
Rail:Shiliguri is conected to all the
major cities of india by train.From Shiliguri and New Jalpaiguri, the Toy Trains
are available which gives a memorable journey to Darjeeling.
is also well accessed by road ways and buses , minibuses jeeps run every thirty
minutes or so from Siliguri to Darjeeling,Mirik,Gangtok Katmandu and other
Manali is an important hill station of northern India and
is the destination of thousands of tourists every year.Manali derived its name
from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or "Home of Manu" and here, the
temples are treated as pilgrimages. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven
for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Manali is also famous for
adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, para gliding, rafting,
trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking.
MANALI (How to Get
The nearest airport is Bhuntar, 52 km south of Manali. There are
flights to Delhi via Shimla. The closest narrow-gauge railhead is at
Jogindernagar, 135 km away. The closest broad-gauge railheads are Chandigarh
(310 km) and Ambala (355 km). By road, the distance from Delhi via Mandi is 585
km, and from Shimla the distance is 270 km.
Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, this
charming hill station, 34 kms from Dehradun is situated at an altitude of 2003
mts in the Garhwal hills. above sea-level. Mussoorie is one the beautiful hill
stations in India and the most frequently visited. It provides excellent respite
to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains,
especially since it is close enough to the capital to make just weekend trip.
Also, major Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri,
Yamunotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far from this place
Best Time to Visit
: April-June and September-OctoberMUSSOORIE (Travel
There are regular flights from Delhi to Doon Valley (Jolly
Grant). From the Jolly Grant airport, taxis and buses ply to Dehradun, from
where they go up to Mussoorie (2¼ hours, 60 km).
The overnight Mussoorie
Express links Delhi to Dehradun, the railhead for Mussoorie.
Mussoorie is 290 km by road. Dehradun to Mussoorie is 35 km. There are direct
buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, along with private taxis. Buses ply every half
hour from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Private taxis and shared taxis are favored by a
majority of visitors.
Kodai or Kodaikanal is on the southern crest of the Palani
hills, about 120 km from Madurai, at an altitude of 2100 mt. It is surrounded by
wooded slopes, waterfalls and precipitous rocky outcrops.
Kodaikanal Hills is
an idyllic getaway for regular tourists, trekker and honeymooners. Blessed with
nature's breath-taking beauty, the star-shaped lake dominates this sleepy
Situated on the southern tip of the upper Palani Hills (Western
Ghats) at an altitude of more than 6854 ft. Kodai is 120 km north-west of
Madurai; 510 km away from Chennai, 262 km from Coimbatore and 615 km from
Bangalore.KODAIKANAL (Travel Information)
airport is Madurai, 120 km away. It is well connected to other
Train:The nearest railway station is Kodai Railway Station, which
is 80 km away.
Road: Kodaikanal is connected by road with important towns.
Regular bus services are available from Madurai, Palani, Kodaikanal Road, Theni,
Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Kumuli (Thekkady) and Coimbatore.
Mount Abu is a picturesque hill-station which green oasis
in the barren desertscape thats Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the
Aravali range the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering
the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs.
only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat.
Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th
centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre. ‘Abu’ according to a
legend.stands for the son of Himalayan, deriving its name from Arbuada,the
powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a
Mount Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station. It is 187 km away from
Ahmedabad in Gujarat.Mount Abu (How To Get There)
There are direct trains to Abu Road Station (27 km away from Mount Abu) from
Delhi, Jodhpur and Agra. A fast train takes four hours between Ahmedabad in
Gujarat and Abu Road.
By Road: Regular buses connect Abu Road to Mount Abu.
The journey takes about an hour. Taxis and jeeps are also available to take you
to Mount Abu. Direct buses also connect Mount Abu with Udaipur and Ahmedabad.
Nestled in the brilliant green hills of the Nilgiris, Ooty
or Udhagamandalam, is one of the favourite summer retreats of people in South
India.Orchards of peaches and plums, terraced tea plantations, and eucalyptus,
pine and wattle lining the landscape a typical hill station in many ways.
hill station with a landscape perpetually enveloped in mist, Ooty's beauty has a
Ooty is home to many Britishers who have fallen in love with
this hill station where they discovered a little bit of England. "…such
beautiful English rain, such delicious English mud" is how Lord Lytton-Viceroy
of India from 1876-1880 described Ooty to his wife! The British influence is
visible in the handrolled cigars, chocolate and cheese one enjoys here. You also
have the popular derby, and 'hunt' held annually. GETTING
Coimbatore, 105 km from Ooty, is the nearest airport. Indian
Airlines has flight to Coimbatore from Bangalore, Cochin and Madras.
Blue Mountain Express to Ooty is from Mettupalayam (47 km). Mettupalayam can be
reached from Coimbatore by the Tea Garden Express.
Shimla, the summer capital of the British India, is
situated at a height of 2,196 metres. While the British have left the echoes
linger on. today, its well developed facilities, easy accessibility and many
attractions make it one of India's most popular resorts. In the Himalyan lower
ranges, it is surrounded by pine, cedar, oak and rhododendron forests.
Shimla is located towards the southern parts of the north Indian state of
Himachal Pradesh. Now It is the state capital and is at a distance of 343 km
from Delhi, 260 km from Manali, and 119 km from Chandigarh. The temperature
range is not very high and the maximum temperature rarely crosses 25°C during
summers. Winters are cold due to the chilly winds from the upper Himalayas.
Best Time to Visit : May–July and September–November.Shimla
By Air : Shimla Airport is 23 kms from the city
connected by daily flights from Delhi and Kullu.
By Rail : Broadguage Railway
line upto Kalka connecting Delhi,Calcutta and Amritsar. Kalka to Shimla (95
kms.) by Narrow gauge railway.
By Road : Well connected with Kalka.
Chandigarh,Delhi, Amritsar and Jammu etc.
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