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Top 6 Fascinating and Heavenly Hill Stations of the World

Updated on December 7, 2015

People often get attracted to Mountain View, snowfalls and scenic beauty, and one can find all these things together at a hill station. The weather is amazing at hill stations and attracts millions of tourists every year.

Here are top 6 hill stations of the world that are must to visit-

Ladakh, India

It is situated 9800 ft above sea level on the Karakoram and the Great Himalayan Mountain range, which makes it ideal for trekkers and adventure sports lovers. The colorful interiors of gompas stand as a witness of the Buddhist heritage of the place. The mud brick houses with green field of barley on the backdrop of steep, snow-capped mountains frame a spectacular picture. The best time to visit is June to September, where June and July are the peak season. But, if you want to avoid the tourist rush and enjoy the place, best time to visit is September.

Beautiful Ladakh


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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The Cameron Highlands are situated at an altitude of 1829 meters, where the temperature rarely goes above 30°C. It is the largest hill station of Malaysia, where you can trek in the unexplored forests, walk on the trails of the tea gardens and breathe the fresh air fragmented air the eucalyptus trees and strawberry farms. These highlands were developed during the British colonial period and are marked by gardens, golf clubs and bungalows constructed before the Second World War. The highlands can be visited any time of the year, but if you want a cooler temperature, visit in November and December. The temperature ranges between 10°C to 15°C, but this is the wet season of the region. Be prepared to get drenched in the tropical showers.

Fantastic Cameron Highlands

Must to Carry While Heading To a Hill Station

What to pack
Additional items
runners, trekking shoes, floaters
slippers and sandals
Chocolates, Biscuits, Candy, Wafers
tooth paste, tooth brush, soap, shampoo, body lotion
deodorants, moisturizer
Other items
Camera, extra bag,chargers, batteries, medicines
sleeping bag
shawls, windcheaters, swetersa

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Alaska, U.S.

Alaska is situated in the extreme northwest of the North American continent. Though, it is the largest state, because of extreme climatic conditions it is sparingly populated. But, it houses some of the biggest glaciers of the world and national parks bigger than nations. The Mt McKinley is the highest peak in the continent, which stands 20,320 ft above sea level. The sight of Alpenglow of its peak in Wonder Lake is a stunning view. The weather in Alaska is very unpredictable, but the peak tourist season is June, July and August. Be sure to be in Alaska on June 21 to experience the longest day and enjoy 22 hours of sun in Fairbanks.

Wonderful Alaska

Nagarkot, Nepal

There can be no better place than Nagarkot to enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan range. It is village at an altitude of 2,195 meters, located 32 km from Kathmandu. Nagarkot is an internationally renowned resort and is one of the best places to enjoy the sunrise on the Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. The best spot to absorb the splendorous sight of sunrise is the Lookout Tower, situated 4km from the village which gives a 360 degree view of the sunrise. The tower is standing tall even after the devastating earthquake of 2015. The village is still recovering from its devastations; however the best time to visit the place is October to March.

Mesmerizing Nagarkot

Antsirabe, Madagascar

It is a highland situated at an altitude of 1,500 meters, making it a cool city in the subtropical region. The city is known for its thermal springs and got popular in late 1800 as a spa. The numerous century old villas and broad avenues lined with trees remind the French colonial heritage of the city. Though the colonial heritage is fading, but the city has a high infectious energy and abundant options of activities, sightseeing and eating places. You can plan your trip year around to Antsirabe, as the climate is moderately pleasant throughout the year. During the wet season, in January to March, you can expect a pleasant weather accompanied by heavy rains and thunderstorms.

Scenic view of Antsirabe

Bern, Switzerland

Bern is not only the capital of Switzerland, but because of its historical buildings, it has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the city is situated on the Swiss plateau, north of the Bernese Alps, on clear days you can enjoy the view of the Bernese Alps from several locations. Apart from the sightseeing in Bern, you can take a day trip to the Alps. You can enjoy the cold weather and ample snowfall in the winter season and enjoy hot wine and chestnut across the street. The best time to visit Bern is in summers i.e. June to September, the summer is pleasant with temperature remaining in the mild range. Though, due to rise in temperature in summers, there is frequent rainfall.

Old City of Bern

These are the top six hill stations of the world, offering a unique experience characteristic to each place. You can not only plan your summer vacations, but also winter vacations in some of these hill stations.


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