Travelling is what makes life rich and when it’s about Indian hill stations the experience would undoubtedly be marvellous. Northern India is loaded with exquisite geographical locations and tourist spots which are worth a visit. With a variety in diversity of tourist destinations, the hill station in the north are breathtaking & alluring.
Holding centuries-old cultures and traditions, the places in North have spectacular points of attraction and are nestled on hilly terrains throughout. The hill stations of North India are pleasant despite its freezing winters, they become a place to enjoy adventure sports in biting chills.
Spellbound by the grandeur of the peaks and picturesque landscape, the tourists are simply going to adore these places at every point they happen to pay a visit at these places. Contributing largely to the travel & tourism industry, North India’s hill station are the perfect holiday retreats which let’s you cherish worthwhile memories.
In this article we have rounded up the list of Top 10 Most Visited Hill Station in North India, so that you drop by the perfect holiday paradise with a smile.
Shillong is a hill station and the capital of Meghalaya, which is often called as “The Abode of Clouds” and the “Scotland of the East”. This hill station is situated at an altitude of 4908 feet from above the sea level.
The place has good road connectivity as the two national highways NH40 & 44A pass through it. There are many points of interest for the visitors naming a few, like the Elephant falls, Wards lake, Lady Hydari falls, Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, Motphran, Entomological Museum, Bishop and Beadon Falls, Chrysalis the Gallery and lots others.
Ninth in the list of Top 10 Most Visited Hill Station in North India has been secured by, Srinagar. Dotted with the pristine backdrop of majestic mountain ranges, Srinagar is the capital of state Jammu & Kashmir. Its boundless beauty has power to captivate senses of tourists from all around the world.
The hill station lies on the banks of the Jhelum river and the city is famous for its houseboats, waterfronts, gardens. Often termed as the “Venice of East”. The most famous lakes of Srinagar are Dal lake, Wular lake, Nigeen lake, Manasbal lake where one can enjoy Shikara boat rides.
Mughal gardens, Shalimar bagh, Shankaracharya Temple are some of the other places that one should never give a miss on.
Situated in a Chamba district, in Himachal Pradesh, India. The place is spread out in 5 hills and was named after the British Governor General in India, Lord Dalhousie.
The major attractions of the place are many to count, naming a few like Dainkund Peak, Khajjiar, Bakrota Hills, Panchpula, Village Lohali, Bakrota Hills, Kalatop Forest, Dalhousie Cantonment, Sadar Bazar, Tibetan Market etc.
Dharamshala is one of the most beautiful place, situated in Himachal Pradesh, and was formerly known as Bhagsu. The city has been selected in Top 100 cities to be developed as smart city, under the Smart City Mission too. Dharamshala is one of the best place in India for trekking and mountaineering.
The hill station city lies in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley, and surrounded by the blanket of pine, Himalayan oak, coniferous forest. Popularly known as the “Little Lhasa”. Some of the most popular places one should not forget to drop by are Kalachakra temple, Chinmaya Tapovan Ashram.
Mussoorie is a hill station situated in the state of Uttarakhand and is located at about a distance of 35 kms from Dehradun. This beauteous town is basked in lush green hills and its name was derived from the word ‘Mansoor’, which is an indigenous shrub of the area.
The Kempty waterfalls of Mussoorie is a very famous tourism spot. The other spot of attraction in this hill station are Nahata Estate, GunHill, Lake Mist, Mussoorie Lake, Bhatta Falls, Sir George Everest’s House, Nag Devta Temple, Jwalaji Temple and many others.
Fifth in the list of Top 10 stands, Dehradun which is the capital of the state of Uttarakhand. This hill station is nestled in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas and the adjacent to river Ganga.
Dehradun is one of the most picturesque places in India whose hilly region goes upto a height ranging from 1870–2007 metres above sea level. The must visit tourist spots of this places are Kalanga monument, Mindrolling Monastery, Santala Devi temple, Lakshman Siddh Peeth, Tapkeshwar Temple, Himalayan gallery, Dehradun zoo, Chandrabani, Prakasheshwar Mahadev Temple etc.
Situated in the state of West Bengal Darjeeling is located in the Lesser Himalayas. This scenic place is one of the most adored place by nature enthusiasts & travelers. The world Darjeeling comes from the word ‘Dorje’, which in Tibetan means thunderbolt sceptre.
Nestled at the elevated height of 6700 ft, Darjeeling basks spectacular view of the Mount Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest mountain. It will be easy to spot many tea plantations in the city. The flora and fauna of the place is very rich, comprising of sal, oak, semi-evergreen forest, alpine forest. The Loyld’s Botanical Garden, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park,
Third place in the list of has been secured by Shimla, which is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and also the largest city of the state.
This hiss station is loaded with tons of points of interest. Naming a few such as Jakhu hills, Jutogh, Summer Hills, Chail, Junga, Totu, Mashroba, Kufri, Sanjauli. The place is inarguably mind blowing place all added with beauty for the eyes to behold. The place is surrounded by emerald green tea plantations and lots of mountains around.
The place is set in a valley that containing a pear-shaped lake. Situated on the Altitude of 2084 metres above the sea level. Nainital has secured the second position in the list of Top 10 Most Visited Hill Station in North India.
The magnificent beauty of this hill station is crowded with deep green volcanic lakes. It has steep forested valley. The place is full of exotic lakes, is full of natural hot water springs which is
refreshing and carry a subtle charm in its ecosphere. Some popular engagements around Nainital are its lake, yatching, trekking and horse-riding.
First position in the list of Top 10 most visited hill station in North India stands Manali. Situated in the mountain of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh which lies in the northern end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is breathtakingly beautiful hill station and a must visit for mountain lovers.
Some of the most famous places to visit in Manali are Hadimba temple, Vashisht hot water springs & temple, Rahalla falls, Jogni falls, Buddhist monasteries, Arjun cafe, Rozy falls, Gauri Shankar temple.
Manali is a popular hill station with nearby attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. It also has a multitude of options for tourists looking for adventurous activities like trekking, skiing, zorbing, paragliding, white water rafting and lots others.