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Top five hill stations to visit in summers in North India

Updated on October 21, 2015

Kashmir

The Paradise
The Paradise

Kashmir Paradise on earth

The state of Jammu and Kashmir with plethora of natural scenic landscapes that already gained the crown of Paradise on Earth, have lot of places to explore including hills and valleys in Kashmir with number of beautiful lakes, flower gardens and steep mountains while Jammu has plenty of lakes and steep hills.Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Leh Ladakh, Patnitop, Kargil, Nubra Valley are the places provides the life time experience. Round the year options are available to visit in J&K, especially Srinagar, which attracts maximum tourists round the year.


Shimla

Name derived from "Shymala Devi", incarnation of Hindu goddess "Kali", Shimla is capital of Himachal Pradesh and its approximately 350Kms from New Delhi. Magestical scenes of the serene nature will calm your mind and soul. Historical places like The Viceregal Lodge formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India, also known as Rashtrapati Niwas and Shimla Museum will carry your mind to the British era in India. Auckland House, Christ Church, Gorton Castle, Shimla Town Hall and The Gaiety Theatre are reminders of British rule in India. Rohru, Jubbal and Mashobra are hill stations nearby Shimla that are really mesmerizing.

Shimla

Dalhousie

It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangoraall equally picturesque. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea level and around 600 Kms from New Delhi and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, where beautiful lake, ancient temples, museums will make your trip most memorable.

Dalhousie

Pir Panjal
Pir Panjal

Mussoorie

Mussoorie with diverse flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Mesmerizing snow covered peaks with the highest point "Lal Tibba" is one of the beautiful places in India to explore.
Mussoorie is 300 kilometers north of Delhi the capital of India, is among the more popular hill stations of India, and is also called the Queen among the hill stations. It can be a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi with one day stay in Dehradoon, valley at the entrance of Mussoorie and one day in Mussoorie itself. In Dehradoon places like Sahastradhara lake, FRI i.e Forest Research institute are the places of interest.In Mussoorie scenic natural beauty at the places like Gun Point hill, Camel point, City park, Dhanaulti Ecological park and Kempty fall are the places which will fill your veins with thrill and peace.

Kempty Fall

Kempty Fall
Kempty Fall

Nainital

Famous for its Naini lake and around 270Km from Delhi have places like Mallital, Pangot, Naukuchital, Bhimtal where lake facing stay will calm your senses and it will be a serene one to one dialogue with nature. A hike or horseback ride to the top of Naina Peak (aka China Peak), the highest point, provides stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas. One is spellbound by placid lake surrounded by towering peaks, greenery all around, and a tranquil atmosphere. Be it the hustle and bustle of the summer season, the festivities of autumn, or the stillness of winter, Nainital is truely a haven for honeymooners, holiday makers and the adventure-lovers..

Nainital

Nainital
Nainital

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